An adorable but possessive Siamese kitten noisily enjoys a piece of corn that he is very loath to part with when his human tries take it away, despite the huge stack of corn sitting right next to him and the lack of threat coming from his sibling who’s just sitting on the floor.
“Dreams should fuel you, not define you.”
At the 2014 XOXO festival (previously) in Portland, Oregon this past September, the jovial Hank Green, known for such projects as SciShow and VlogBrothers, talks about his success in creating videos, how that success has allowed him and his brother John Green to create “good” on the internet and how dreams can be limiting unless they are expanded to allow a person to move forward in their life.
Hank Green is the benevolent leader of the Nerdfighters, a massive community of YouTube fans and creators. With his brother John, their VlogBrothers channel grew to over 2.2 million subscribers in seven years, leading to the creation of his own record label, online charity, crowdfunding platform, a dozen successful YouTube channels, and VidCon, the world’s largest convention about online video for fans and creators.
Earlier today in Roswell, New Mexico, Google Senior Vice President Alan Eustace performed a successful parachute jump from an altitude of nearly 26 miles, which eclipses the previous record of 24 miles set by Felix Baumgartner in 2012. To accomplish the project — dubbed Stratospheric Explorer or StratEx — Eustace enlisted the technical help of Paragon Space Development Corporation. Eustace wore a custom space suit for the jump and used a 35,000-cubic-foot helium balloon to ascend to the upper reaches of the stratosphere. After a two-hour ascent, Eustace cut his tether and plummeted to earth for 15 minutes, breaking the sound barrier before deploying his parachute for a safe landing.
photo by Volker D. Kern/PSDC
Meow Mix recently released an ad featuring a crowded club full of cats dancing and playing with glow sticks to an EDM remix by Ashworth of the Meow Mix jingle originally written by composer David Lucas. A sweepstakes run by Meow Mix calls for people to submit videos of their cats singing their own version of classic song now through December 31st, 2014.
Much PLURRRRRR to these kitties.
Countless wildebeest form living eddies and currents as they cross the Mara River in Tanzania in an incredible time-lapse video shot by wildlife photographers (and brothers) Matt and Will Burrard-Lucas. The time-lapse earned the brothers a nomination for the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
photo via Will Burrard-Lucas