Scale Model of the Solar System Built in the Desert


Filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh build a scale model of the solar system on a dry lakebed in Nevada. Using a 7-mile stretch of Black Rock Desert the duo lay out the sun, which is a little bit bigger than a pilates ball, Earth is a tiny blue marble, and even Saturn and Jupiter could easily fit in the hand.

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Exploring Korea’s Illegal Tattooing Scene


Tattooing is actually illegal in South Korea but that hasn’t stopped artists from setting up studios—however to practice it they need to have a doctor’s license. Plus getting a tattoo is a big taboo in the country and is generally frowned upon by society.

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The Hidden War Over Grocery Shelf Space


Amongst the shelves of the supermarket a hidden war is being waged, a war for shelf space—it comes down to what’s called ’slotting fees’ which are fees that manufacturers pay to retailers to get themselves on the shelves. Launching a new product onto the shelves of a supermarket can cost millions, and these fees are what shape what supermarkets sell and so the nation’s diets.

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A Multi-instrumentalist On the Acoustics of PVC Pipes


Nicolas Bras is a multi-instrumentalist who shows in this video that you don’t necessarily need expensive musical instruments to create incredible sounds. Bras explores the sounds and musical possibilities that can be created from raw materials, diverted objects, and recycled materials.

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The Controversial Rise of Blackpool Grime


When you think of grime music you usually associate it with London, but that doesn’t mean to say that’s all there is to it. In this 30 minute documentary from Noisey they look at the emergence of the grime scene in Blackpool, the seaside town in the north of England. But rather than black youths, the Blackpool grime is being made by white kids who are incredibly young, 12 or 13 years old.

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Failed Actor Steven Toast (Matt Berry) Dubs a Gay Pr0n Movie in this Hilarious Clip


In British comedian Matt Berry’s sitcom Toast of London Berry plays a struggling actor called Steven Toast. Toast is middle-aged and would love to be starring in a sellout theatre show but instead has to make do with voiceover work. In this clip he has to do the dubbing for a German gay porn film—and the results are predictably hilarious.

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Jackie Chan Hates Karate Kids


He may have starred in the Karate Kid remake, perhaps even because of that, but that doesn’t mean Jackie Chan likes kids. In fact in this mashup trailer he HATES them, hates them so much that he uses his many years of skills to kick the crap out of them—and it’s very funny indeed.

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The Hateful Thing—How Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Was Inspired by ‘The Thing’


If you’ve seen Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight then you’ll probably think it’s an ode to Westerns—which is a genre it does reference certainly, but it’s actually got a lot in common with John Carpenter’s 1980s movie The Thing. This video does a brilliant job of showing how Tarantino takes inspiration from the horror classic.

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Crazy Downhill Skaters Going at Insane Speeds in the Alps


It takes a lot of skill to go down hill at these speeds and maintain your balance—it also takes a lot of guts too, because one stupid move and you could be tumbling through the air and end up with broken bones. You can see how fast they’re going because they’re overtaking cyclists as they whizz down a road in the Alps.

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Simon Sinek Rants About Whiny Millennials—Is he Right or Wrong?


In an episode of Inside Quest Simon Sinek, who bills himself as a thinker and influencer, lays in to millennials, starting off by questioning why they’re so difficult to manage. From there he blames their parents for failing to represent the real world accurately to them, and so making them entitled while also creating low self esteem because they feel like they’re not as successful as they should be.

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A Tribute to the Art of Slow Mo in Cinema


A slow motion shot in a movie, while somewhat cliched, can work wonders when done well. No matter how many times the trick has been pulled, when it’s used to good effect in a scene, it can help heighten a dramatic event or emphasise an action scene—take the opening sequence of Deadpool for example.

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