A crowd of Albert Einstein lookalikes gathered to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Largest gathering of people dressed as Albert Einstein” at a charity event in Los Angeles to benefit School on Wheels, an organization that helps provide education to homeless children.
Artist Memo Akten has created a mind-bending inceptionist video rendered by an artificial neural network. Akten begins with a clip of himself, which the artificial brain then tries to interpret using its database of millions of images.
Google recently released a gallery of still inceptionist images created with the same process, but the added video element makes the effect of the neural network particularly entrancing.
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Young beatboxer Nicole Paris faces off in an incredible beatboxing battle rematch against her father. In the first round, posted last year, Nicole was declared the clear winner by viewer votes. The pair have asked viewers to decide the outcome of this battle as well, but she appears confident that she’ll hold on to her title.
Donald Gould, a homeless man living in Sarasota, Florida, was recorded playing a beautiful piano rendition of the song “Come Sail Away” by Styx in a video by Dylan Henry. Gould is a college-educated musician who plays a variety of instruments, and says he also played the clarinet in the Marine Corps. Henry and his colleagues interviewed Gould after the original video started going viral.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up on Gould’s behalf to help him pay for a home and other essentials, and Henry has also launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund a web series titled Humanizing Homelessness to highlight other homeless individuals around the country.
For comparison, here is the original version of “Come Sail Away.”
Sunny Kate Methier recently posted photos of a Peanuts comic birthday card that her father Jeff Methier and uncle Ron Methier have been mailing back and forth to one another for over 40 years. The tradition appears to have begun in 1973, and keeps in the spirit of the card itself which reads, “This is the age of ecology! Don’t throw this card away… Recycle it to a friend!”
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“Astronogamer” Scott Manley provides a view of the sky if all asteroids were visible in his first attempt at a YouTube 360-degree video. The video was created using a virtual sky sphere, and released for Asteroid Day 2015. In the video, Manley calls for more resources to be allocated to the discovery of asteroids that have the potential to impact the Earth, and asks viewers to sign a petition for that cause launched by the Asteroid Day Foundation.
Campers and counselors arrive at Camp Firewood in the full trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, the Netflix prequel series to the 2001 cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer. The original cast of the film return with new additions like Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, and Michael Cera.
An earlier trailer for the series was modeled as a VHS promotional video for the camp itself.
All episodes of the series are scheduled to premiere on July 31, 2015.