‘Art of the Storm’, A Gorgeous Time-Lapse Video of a Stationary Supercell Near Rapid City, South Dakota

“Art of the Storm” is a gorgeous time-lapse video by photographer Nicolaus Wegner of a stationary supercell near Rapid City, South Dakota.

An amazing stationary supercell was produced over the Black Hills of South Dakota near Rapid City on June 1, 2015. I was fortunate enough to have the entire event unfold right in front of me over the course of several hours. Truly one of the most beautiful natural weather phenomenon I have ever witnessed.

via PetaPixel

An Exploration of the Real Origin of the Word ‘OK’

Chicago linguist Arika Okrent explores the real origin of the word “OK” in a new video for Mental Floss.

via Nate Bolt

An Analysis of What Almost All Music in the World Has in Common

A new video by Quartz, narrated by musicologist Patrick Savage of Tokyo University of the Arts, takes a look at a project that compared 304 different songs from around the world and did a statistical analysis to determine what universal elements almost all music has in common.

Showtime Launches a New Standalone Streaming Service Similar to HBO NOW


Showtime has launched a new standalone streaming service–similar to the recently launched HBO NOW–that allows viewers to access all the channel’s content without a cable or satellite subscription. Content will be available to stream at the same time it airs on the channel, and the launch is timed to coincide with the premieres of two of the channel’s biggest shows: Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan

The service will be available to customers with Apple as its first distribution platform for $10.99 per month after a 30-day trial. Hulu customers will be able to include the new Showtime service with their existing Hulu subscription for just $8.99 per month.

image via Showtime

via 9to5Mac

Wonderful Turtle’s Eye-View of the Great Barrier Reef

WWF Australia created wonderful turtle’s eye-view of the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia using a GoPro camera. Here’s how you can help preserve the Great Barrier Reef and the 6000 species that live there.

via Coudal Partners

Hannibal Buress Releases His ‘Secret’ Audition for ‘The Daily Show’ to Promote His New Show ‘Why?’

Comedian Hannibal Buress released his “secret” audition to host The Daily Show in a promo for his new show Why? which premieres Wednesday July 8, 2015 at 10:30pm before The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

‘F*ck That’, A Guided Meditation for the Realities of Today’s World

“Gradually let the horseshit of the external world fade from your awareness.”

Let Jason Headley help you forget the realities of the world and relax with “F*ck That: A Guided Meditation”.

via Tastefully Offensive

Lugs, Specially Designed Stickers and Charms to Decorate Children’s Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

lugs 4

Lugs are a line of specially designed stickers and charms to decorate children’s hearing aids or cochlear implants. The goal is to encourage children to wear their devices with pride rather than feeling self-conscious about them. The company’s founder, Sarah Ivermee, told The Mighty, “Knowing children are not just happy to wear their hearing aids and cochlears but that they are proud to show them off makes it all worth while.”

The sets come in a variety of styles including superheroes, Disney characters, and holiday themes.

my lugs 1

my lugs 3

my lugs 2

photos via Bored Panda

via The Mighty, Bored Panda

A DIY Compact Disc Gun Created to Destroy a Bunch of Defective CDs

JZSlenker was challenged with destroying a pile of defective compact discs, so he created a CD gun using a Harbor Freight angle grinder to properly dispose of them.

via Gadgetify, Technabob