Honest Exercise Machine Ad Show Hows You Really Use This Type of Equipment

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In the latest video from College Humor they brilliantly and amusingly spoof how many of us end up using the home exercise machines we spend a small fortune on, then never actually workout on. The idea is that you’ll be having regular workouts and have some six pack abs in no time.

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The Sun is Slowing Down and Here’s Why

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No need to panic, but scientists have noted for some time now, decades in fact, that the outer layer of the sun is slowing down. But it’s only recently that they’ve been able to understand why this is happening—it all comes down to solar radiation, the same radiation that heats the earth, but while it warms our planet it’s causing the sun, due to special relativity, to slow down starting from its outer layer using a kind of braking effect.

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Residents Living Permanently in Japan’s Cyber-cafes

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Not matter what your living arrangements are you’re probably doing better than these people in Japan who find themselves living permanently in cyber cafes. It amounts to a space that’s a four square meter box with a screen and a computer, which is on offer 24/7 for anyone who wants it.

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Roommates Play the Floor is Lava in Real Life

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As kids you no doubt had the odd game of ‘the floor is lava’ where, as the name suggests, you pretend the floor has given way to bubbling, cascading molten rock that you have to jump out of the way of. Well, YouTube channel RocketJump have created an in real life version of that, of sorts.

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Why Earth Is A Prison and How To Escape It

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The title of this Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell video could be a little misleading, because it’s not about how the earth is like being trapped behind steel bars for committing a crime. Instead it’s about the the effects of gravity on Earth and the video explains why it’s so hard to escape it and travel to space.

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Things Dads Never Hear From Their Kids

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It’s tough being a parent, and fatherhood, one half of that, is what’s explored in this funny video by Australian comedian Troy Kinne. Kinne and his friends amusingly act out vary instances of what fathers wish they would hear from their offspring, but never, ever do. From being considerate with the TV volume when dad’s have a lie-in to replacing borrowed money.

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Just How Historically Accurate Is Saving Private Ryan?

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From the opening and harrowing scene depicting the Normandy landings, the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Saving Private Ryan’ has been widely praised for its unflinching depiction of war. But, actually, how well and how accurate did it show the events of D-Day?

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The Future of Space Telescopes

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The universe is a vast and mysterious place, so vast and so mysterious that it can seem like we’re never going to understand all of it. While that may be the case, we no doubt will unlock many of its secrets and to do that humanity is going to need some seriously good technologies and space telescopes that can look deeper and more succinctly into space time than we currently have.

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1 Million Dots Make Up This Incredible Portrait

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David Bayo is a French artist, a drawer, painter, and illustrator, and this speed drawing shows off his skill. It shows Bayo working on a picture that consists of over a million dots (not sure who did the counting) to create a stunning surreal portrait. It shows a woman and an Escherian building coming from her back.

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Cheating On Your Barber

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There are some people you never cheat on, your spouse or partner is one and the other is your barber. The latter is what’s dealt with in this very funny sketch from Anwar Jibawi which looks at that special relationship that can develop between a person and the person who cuts their hair.

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Night of the Living Dead and the Horrors of Copyright

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Back in 1968 the late George A. Romero released his seminal zombie movie Night of the Living Dead. And with it came the birth of a whole subgenre of horror, one that is hugely popular and has spawned near endless amounts of fiction, not just in the movies, but novels, comics, and TV shows too. And one of the reasons all this was allowed to happen was because, accidentally, the copyright information was missing from the film’s title card.

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