An orange tabby cat named Buster cleverly figured out how to open a sliding glass back door that would let him and the helpless troop of Yorkie puppies who gathered around him get safely back inside the house.
A new pair of trailers for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians video game question the truth from the perspectives of both Master Chief and fellow Spartan Jameson Locke. Additionally, the two trailers reveal a release date of October 27, 2015.
The skeleton in the closet confronts the elephant in the room in “Confessions of an Idiom,” an animated short film by Amanda Koh and Mollie Helms of Ringling College of Art and Design. The film is an impressive, non-stop barrage of visual idiom puns as the skeleton finds relief in the freedom of his confession.
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On a recent episode of The Experimenters by Blank on Blank (previously), quantum physicist, safe-cracker, joint Nobel Prize winner, and artist Richard Feynman opens up about his relationship with his father and how that relationship taught him how to look at the world in a 1966 interview with fellow scientist Charles Weiner that has since been animated by Quoted Studios.
See I can remember my father talking, talking, and talking. When you go into the museum, for example, there are great rocks which have long cuts, grooves in them, from glacier. I remember, the first time going there, when he stopped there and explained to me about the ice moving and grinding. I can hear the voice, practically. Then he would tell me, “How do you think anybody knows that there were glaciers in the past?” He’d point out, “Look at that. These rocks are found in New York. And so there must have been ice in New York.” He understood. A thing that was very important about my father was not the facts but the process. How we find out. What is the consequence of finding such a rock. But that’s the kind of guy he was. I don’t think he ever successfully went to college. However, he did teach himself a great deal. He read a lot. He liked the rational mind, and liked those things which could be understood by thinking. So it’s not hard to understand I got interested in science.
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Internet prankster Greg Benson (previously) of Mediocre Films recently teamed up with Break.com to help out with their Prank It FWD campaign for charity. Greg pleasantly surprised random people on the busy streets of Los Angeles by manning an ice cream truck and giving out free ice cream, cool gifts, and cash.
British artist Ian Cook employed Nissan Europe’s new glowing LEAF electric car to create the Guinness World Records-certified world’s largest glow-in-the dark painting. The glowing painting itself depicts the front of a Nissan LEAF, created by spreading splattered paint across the canvas with the car’s wheels. Cook’s work traditionally uses far smaller radio-controlled vehicles as brushes.
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“Taking Pictures” is a delightful short film created by London-based computer animator Simon Taylor that follows a love story between two photographers. Taylor explained in a recent interview that the short was inspired by an incident in his own life.
I decided to do a “boy meets girl” type story but wanted it to be as unique and un-cliche as possible but still feel genuine. I remembered a moment between my girlfriend and I where we were waiting in a queue and both had our cameras, we started popping the flashes up at each other like a quickdraw.
The artist also details his process in a short behind-the-scene video.
On a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the incredible Dame Helen Mirren performed a hilarious impromptu award acceptance speech while her voice was altered due to the effects of the helium that she inhaled alongside host Jimmy Fallon.
Later on in the show, Dame Helen spoke with Jimmy about her experience riding the New York City subway system, her annoyance with the “man spread” and the time she unintentionally got a well-meaning man kicked off a train.
Green Dragon is a forthcoming documentary directed by Seattle-based filmmaker Bill Kinnon about a team’s attempts to break a land speed record in a carbon-neutral, gasification-modified pickup truck. The film, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, documents the record attempt while shining a light on broader pushes to popularize clean-burning fuel sources.
Gasification technology can address the issue of disposing of these waste materials in an environmentally friendly manner while simultaneously providing a sustainable source of green energy.
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20th Century Fox recently announced a remake was in the works of director Graham Baker‘s 1988 sci-fi film Alien Nation. The writers behind Marvel’s 2008 Iron Man film, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, will be writing the script for the upcoming remake according to the Hollywood Reporter. A release date has not currently been issued for the upcoming film.