A water commercial for Halloween that would have made Russ Meyer proud

Lithuanian mineral water Vytautas has a long-lasting love story with unorthodox director Tadas Vidmantas, the creator of some of the brand's most viral and bizarre commercials. So when they decided to make a Halloween themed ad, they knew Tadas was the right guy for the job. » 10/30/14 11:56pm Yesterday 11:56pm

Hilarious animation shows how it's not fun being a skeleton

These are great. Gentleman Scholar made these amusing animations called The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Skeleton and it shows how daily life—like sports and gravity and puberty and first days—for a skeleton isn't a lot of fun. Watch them, they're quick and easily digestible and easy to laugh at. » 10/30/14 11:02pm Yesterday 11:02pm

The largest hot air balloon festival in the world is breathtakingly epic

Time lapse anything and it immediately turns epic. Take something as kooky as the annual hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico where 750 hot air balloons get together to lift off and put it in a time lapse video and it looks absolutely incredible. It's like a ballet in the air. » 10/30/14 10:23pm Yesterday 10:23pm

Video: How removing tattoos with lasers works

Smarter Every Day takes an in-depth look at something super cool: removing tattoos with the help of lasers. The science behind it is fascinating, all the zapping lasers do is basically break down the bigger ink blobs inside your skin and let your body's white blood cells and liver take care of the rest of the removal… » 10/30/14 9:05pm Yesterday 9:05pm

The Goofball Sci-Fi Film That Proves "War Of The Worlds" Was Real

Did Orson Welles really cause the mass mayhem with his 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast on this very night in 1938? Historians aren't so sure. What is certain, however, is that Welles was definitely reporting a real attack before being forced to spin that truth as fiction—by the very aliens invading earth. » 10/30/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

Seeing surfers at 1000 FPS is like watching a sea monster swallow people

If you're not convinced that the ocean isn't just one giant sea monster, here is some evidence for your fantasy theory: this video of surfers surfing at 1000 FPS. Come on, the ocean totally looks like a monster here! More reasonable view: it's a really amazing surfing video captured gloriously in beautiful slow motion. » 10/30/14 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

The Dad Rock Version of The War of the Worlds

On this very night in 1938, a radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds may or may not have caused mass hysteria for American listeners. But there's another War of the Worlds that scared me much more as a kid. For me, there's the HG Wells version, the Orson Wells version, and the rock opera version by composer Jeff… » 10/30/14 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

Someone's Finally Making A Gaming Laptop With A Mechanical Keyboard

There are a few key things that keep PC gamers tethered to their desks, one of them being the awesomeness of having the "click clack" of a quality mechanical keyboard punctuate their gameplay. Impressive as they may be, laptops haven't been able to replicate that experience...yet. MSI to the rescue! » 10/30/14 6:21pm Yesterday 6:21pm

The Life Aquatic trailer in the style of Kubricks' The Shining

It's hard to turn an optimistic movie as full of light and absurd humor as Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou into a dark horror movie that tells the story of a man turned mad-man in the style of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining—but our video magician Iván Róbert did it. Check it out: » 10/30/14 5:23pm Yesterday 5:23pm

The Surprisingly Low-Tech Way NASA Decides When to Blow Up a Rocket

When the Antares rocket exploded seconds after launch on Tuesday night, NASA was able to account for all its employees very quickly after the failure thanks to a clearly very well-practiced protocol. The launch gave us a peek into the processes that dictate every rocket launch, and one of them was particularly… » 10/30/14 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm

This Could Be the Year You Quit Wasting 91,980 Minutes Behind the Wheel

Each year the average American spends 1,533 hours driving a car — 64 full days of getting from point A to point B. That's equivalent to watching every episode of Breaking Bad 32.6 times (don't put it past me). As a driver, it's your duty to own this potential, and lots of car companies are already willing to help you… » 10/30/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

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