Entries Tagged as 'cool'

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Slo Mo Symphony is an Amusing Tribute to Slo Mo Fails

Watching people get slapped in the face by a huge fish or fall off their bicycle or faceplant onto the ground is all very amusing, but it’s extra amusing if that footage is slowed down. Add some classical music over the top too and you have yourself something that’s verging on the cinematic.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

What is it with Those Russians Dangling From Buildings Videos?

YouTube channel Internet Comment Etiquette explores the internet video subgenre that focuses on Russians dangling from buildings. No doubt you’ve come across one at some point or another, but what gives? What is that they find so appealing about precariously gripping onto the edge of really tall buildings and filming themselves?

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper: The Story Behind The 1932 Photo

As far as images of construction workers goes, the famous black and white photo taking during construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan, New York City is probably the most well known. It’s insane to think here was a bunch of workers taking a lunch break on a steel beam 800ft in the air. The [...]

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

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 [...]

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The World’s Greatest Internet Troll Explains his Craft

Ken M., if you haven’t heard of him, is one of the world’s great internet trolls, hitting up comment sections and Facebook with his inanity to goad people with dumb ideas that just aren’t true. In this video Vox interview the man behind the laughter, although his identity is still concealed. We do know he’s [...]

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Elderly Japanese Ladies Dancing to Bruno Mars

As a testament to the power of a Bruno Mars song, the melody of his latest track ‘24K Magic’ is so potent that it’s even inspired some elderly Japanese women to put on their kimonos and bust some shapes. Aged 61, 59 and 56, the three women show that age is just a number as [...]

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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 [...]

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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.

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

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 [...]

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

OK Go’s ‘The One Moment’ is a Blink and You’ll Miss it Music Video

They may make mediocre music, but OK Go’s music videos are spectacular—their latest one called ‘The One Moment’ follows in this tradition but is all over in just 4.2 seconds. So it has to be watched in super slow mo to, not only allow a song to actually accompany it, but also to see what [...]

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Watch Lego Stranger Things While You Wait for Season Two

The huge buzz that surrounded Stranger Things has faded now that summer has turned to autumn, but fans of the show are just hibernating until they can get their hands on season two. Until then you can remember the first season with this Lego recreation, which sees various scenes remade with the stop motion toy [...]