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Recreating Van Gogh's Starry Night By Swirling Paint on Water Is Pretty Incredible

Van Gogh’s The Starry Night can be recreated in real life in two ways: one of them is to be on drugs, and the other, apparently, is to swirl paint on water like artist Garip Ay. It’s sort of illegal to do the first thing, but you can watch how Ay recreates Starry Night in the video below. Check out how the colors…

See the World From a Container Ship in This Surprisingly Lovely Video

Climbing aboard a container ship isn’t exactly the most glamorous way to travel, but when the footage is condensed into a time lapse—oh my, is it stunning. It’s especially neat to see the different layers of the sky dance overhead, but the coolest part is just being around all that blue. It really makes you feel the…

Here's How Giant Machines Clear Roads Through Ridiculously Deep Snow

Mother Nature always forgets to end winter in places like Norway so it’s up to these giant snow blower tractors to clear the road. You can see how it works in the video below, the monster snow blower blasts through the layers of thick snow and carves out an open path, revealing the mountain road that was buried…

This Mechanical Beat Machine Filled with Random Things for Instruments Is So Fun

I wish I could see more of the build process for artist Koka Nikoladze’s mechanical beat machines, but the little teasers of shaping springs and wires and wood in the video will have to do. In the end, the machines become adorably weird music boxes that are totally programmable and can “produce different kinds of…

Giant Yacht Carrier Sinks into the Water to Swallow Ships and Then Rises to Transport Them

This is fun. Watch as this yacht carrier, the Super Servant 4, lowers its deck into the water so that tiny yachts and normal yachts and super yachts can all float and steer themselves on the water into their water parking spaces. And then watch the Super Servant 4 rise up and bring all the yachts out of the water.…

What Happens When You Shoot a Golf Ball at a Balloon Filled with Non-Newtonian Fluid?

Non-Newtonian fluids are liquids that are also sort of solid but also sort of neither but also sort of both? They’re very thick liquids or very giving solids, depending on what you want to call it. That’s why they’re so fun to do science experiments with. The Backyard Scientist went and filled up balloons with…

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Awesome Animation Shows How a Factory Makes Back to the Future Hoverboards

In my head, we screwed it all up. Our reality is an alternate timeline because our hoverboards don’t actually hover. There are people out there living in the real timeline where Back to the Future-style hoverboards actually do exist and do hover and are probably made in a factory that pumps ‘em out like in this…

Awesome Video Shows How Japan Is Very Probably the Coolest Place on Earth

Vincent Urban filmed this totally bad ass video of Japan that captures so many sides of the country that it makes me want to immediately drop everything and book a ticket to experience what looks like the coolest place on Earth. From the frenetic city streets to the stillness of nature, Japan just does it better and…