Ready for an entire movie focused on a character who should have stayed in the background, but who got shoved into the spotlight by corporate greed? So are we!
When Abraham Vargas took his son to the grocery store the toddler was utterly amazed when he saw the automatic sliding doors opening and closing for the first time.
via The Daily Dot
Boomerang maker Victor Poulin has posted a spectacular series of videos shot using a camera mounted to a boomerang while in flight. In the first video in the series, Poulin attached a small Mobius Actioncam to a large boomerang with a fixed mount, so the world spins around the arm of the boomerang in the resulting clip, but he then improved his mount for subsequent videos to keep the camera pointed in one direction as the boomerang spins.
Poulin handcrafted each of the boomerangs used in the videos and sells a variety of handmade boomerangs through his website.
via Adam Savage
Maymo the wonderfully entertaining lemon beagle systematically popped a bunch of balloons that appeared in a box front of him, including a giant one at the end. While Maymo had a blast, he managed to scare away his little sister Penny with the first pop.
The funny beagle reacts by excitedly popping the balloons, one by one, until none are left. Then comes the real surprise, a giant balloon for Maymo to pop…but is this ridiculously cute dog up to the challenge?
Talented musician, artist and machinist HectorTepuy of Stereotank has created the amazing “Lap Skate Guitar“, a cleverly designed functioning lap steel guitar that is built onto the deck of a blank skateboard.
.Lap Skate Guitar is the intersection between an electric guitar and a skateboard, resulting in a custom made musical instrument that produces mellow sounds such as a Lap Steel Guitar with a singular quality. The instrument is built out of a blank wood skateboard deck, a 1/4″ input jack, an electric guitar bridge, one guitar pick-up, one volume knob, one lock nut and six tuning pegs. Lap Skate Guitar is a hybrid that combines skateboarding with music into one sliding experience.
images via Stereotank
Nicola Foti, a self described “language geek”, amazingly recited a paragraph about smiling, line by line, in 46 different languages. Forti worked for over two months with dozens of people from around the world in order to master the sound, accent and feel of each language.
Languages spoken in order: English, Arabic, Bahasa, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Irish, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Louisiana Creole, Macedonian, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Maori, Nahuatl, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Xhosa, American Sign Language
In 2010, Forti performed 35 different accents from around the world, spoken in English.
submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
An animated Adam Conover explains how Mickey Mouse and Disney destroyed public domain laws in the United States by lobbying Congress to extend their copyright claim on the iconic character by decades in a recent clip from his show Adam Ruins Everything. The clip also points out Walt Disney‘s frequent use of public domain characters for his own works.