As hard as it is to believe at this stage of the 21st century, there is a town in America which has no cell phones or wi-fi—it’s called Pocahontas County in West Virginia and it falls within the National Radio Quiet Zone. That’s because it’s home to the Green Bank Telescope which measures radio waves throughout the universe.
The crap thing about being a teenager if you want to get drunk is that you have to risk being called out by the liquor store clerk, but the great thing about being a teenager who wants to get drunk is that, without the wisdom and cautiousness of age, you’ll pretty much drink anything you can to get wasted, like mouthwash or aftershave. So for all the underage drinkers out there, this song’s for you.
Prepare to feel your tension levels rise as Burger Fiction run through those moments in a film when everybody’s pointing guns at each other and not firing, but might well do very, very soon. Which means there’s a lot of crazy nervous laughter, a lot of one liners, and some non-gun, corkscrew/broken bottle standoffs too.
The Simpsons is know for its quick-fire, blink-and-you’ll-miss it gags and one industry they love paying tribute to with these is the movies. In this awesome supercut put together by Vimeo user cgmzz, 27 (there are many more) of the films the series has referenced are pointed out, along with the scenes they’re parodying.
Even though since they started out their videos are of better quality and, in their eyes, are improving no end Hello Generic’s YouTube subscribers are still going down. Which is why you are literally the worst, because it’s your fault that Vine videos of teens opening the fridge and making a dramatic camera movement with their iPhone are getting millions of views.
In North Ossetia this is how the Russian military use artillery to dislodge avalanches and you’ve got to admit it’s pretty effective and impressive. Although it’s doesn’t come without its dangers and is obviously an extravagant way to use artillery. And just look at the way they just stand there and wait for it to fall.
Weddings can be emotional events and while many feature a dance, there’s not many that feature a traditional Māori ritual. New Zealanders Benjamin and Aaliyah Armstrong got married recently and their best man was tasked with organising a traditional haka war cry, a performance associated with New Zealand’s Māori culture, and often performaned by their All Blacks rugby team before a match.
How well do you know your Urinal Etiquette? This is the question posed by LA-based comedy group Dude Day who in this video demonstrate how to act in a public urinal. Taking us through the Dos and Don’ts of relieving yourself in the company of others, it makes for informative viewing.
In his most recent video essay Kristian Williams (aka Kaptain Kristian) focuses on Steven Spielberg’s 1993 movie Jurassic Park—specifically he looks at how the sci-fi adventure film set a completely new standard for visual effects. If you look at it now over two decades later the CGI still looks fantastic, and helped propel the industry by upping the standard.
In 2008 Christoph Rehage took a year out to walk across China, journeying 4500km from Beijing to Ürümqi which was completed entirely on foot. As he did so he let his hair and beard grow long and filmed himself as he went, taking selfies with the people he met and the places he visited.
Not all things from the past are relevant now, but it also means that some things shouldn’t be tampered with. Take for instance the strange (by today’s standards) baroque powdered wigs that people used to wear, you wouldn’t go to the barbers to get one fitted now. They were mainly used to cover baldness due to head lice, not such a problem in the 21st century. But, some things do remain constant and by some things that means: beer. Yes, the beloved alcoholic drink that comes after only tea, coffee and water as Homer Simpson’s and the world’s most favored beverage.
Brewstew’s Tyler Rudolph had two recurring nightmares when he was a kid, one was having Harry and Marv from Home Alone break into his home, the second was getting stuck on a rollercoaster. He’d managed to get through a lot of his adult life without either when recently the latter happened to him and his girlfriend on the Millennium Force roller coaster at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.