“People Are Awesome 2014” is a supercut by People Are Awesome showcasing some of the most amazing stunts performed by humans in 2014. Included in the video are incredible examples of parkour, extreme sports, and feats of skill that have to be seen to be believed. The full list of videos used is included in the video’s YouTube description.
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Marvel Music and Hollywood Records, divisions of the Disney Music Group, will be releasing the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack on cassette tape. According to Billboard, the limited edition cassette is scheduled to release on November 17th, 2014 at participating retailers of Record Store Day.
Each cassette will come with a digital download version of the album. It will be the first music cassette released by Disney since 2003. Disney has not announced how many copies of the Guardians cassette will be released.
The Key of Awesome recently updated the classic Bobby Pickett Halloween song “Monster Mash” using modern horror movie villains like Jigsaw, Leatherface, and Freddy Krueger. In the new version, Frankenstein’s monster does not seem very pleased with the way his genre has turned out.
For comparison, here is the original song.
Mario jumps. This may seem insanely obvious, but it’s more significant than you may know. For such a ubiquitous game mechanic, it’s not such an obvious movement to include. Humans, for instance, are TERRIBLE at jumping. But Mario is, like, CRAZY good at it. So what is it about Mario’s jump that inspired hundreds of games to follow?
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Mondo Art Gallery has teamed up with DL Screenprinting to release a limited edition of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 1 soundtrack (see previously) pressed on 180-gram purple Infinity Stone-colored vinyl. The package will feature amazing artwork by artist Tyler Stout, which includes a “screen printed single sleeve jacket housing and one of nine randomly inserted Guardians of the Galaxy screen printed handbills.”
The awesome record is currently available to pre-order online at Mondo and will ship in early 2015.
A Spotify playlist of the tracks featured on the deluxe vinyl:
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“Making Fun” host Jeff Highsmith built an incredibly complex interpretation of the Apollo spacecraft for his four-year-old son’s bedroom. The shuttle features interactive switches and buttons, a joystick that controls engine and thruster lights and sounds, a motorized payload bay hatch, and a robotic arm that can be operated remotely via video feed.
As far as the making aspect goes, I expect that we’ll think of new capabilities as we play with it more. We will work together to add capabilities. Simple ones at first, such as homemade satellites, toolkits and new gadgets for the repair compartment. Increasingly fancy ones will come later, as they learn more.
Highsmith built the spacecraft after making a mission control desk for his older son. The two space-themed creations can communicate with one another via an audio link.
photos via Make
This entertaining bar graph created by Doghouse Diaries compares the awesome qualities of cats (tail, agility and hygiene) versus those of dogs (disposition, speed and protectiveness), although actual results may vary. When it comes down to it, however, comparing cats to dogs is like comparing apples to oranges. They are both different and wonderful; neither one better nor worse than the other.
In his new stop motion video, Jake Roper (aka “Vsauce3“) shares six awesome facts about the Xbox One video game console while disassembling it. We previously wrote about his breakdown of the original Playstation and Nintendo Entertainment System.
The Kinect has twice as much RAM as the original Xbox. The cameras can detect your pulse by reading color changes in your face.
music by Jake Chudnow
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