Pouring water on an oil fire creates a crazy mushroom cloud fire explosion

It looks like a mini-nuclear bomb, to be honest. But it’s just the result of pouring water onto an oil fire (don’t ever do that!). In this video by Crash Zone, you can see the liquid fire drip down into the ground and then charge right back up creating a truly epic and fiery mushroom cloud. »Tuesday 1:26am11/24/15 1:26am


Video: An airplane fuselage gets transformed into a stunning interstellar light show

Wow. PlayMID’s Porta Estel·lar is a trully stunning visual light show inside an old airplane fuselage. It mimics the concept of interstellar travel, “from departure and takeoff to the sighting of comets, planets, galaxies and alien worlds, until finally returning safe to earth.” Watch it, it’s a total trip (in every… »11/20/15 3:00pm11/20/15 3:00pm

Awesome picture of a V-22 Osprey makes it look like an invisible plane with star engines

The V-22 Osprey is easily one of our favorite aircraft in use today and this picture of it might be the coolest photo of the tiltrotor aircraft ever taken. Because of the haziness and the dust and the focus of the camera, it looks like the Osprey is about to turn on an invisible mode. Even cooler, is how the… »11/19/15 8:30pm11/19/15 8:30pm

The world's first supersonic private jet just got a lot closer to reality

Meet the Aerion AS2. It’s the first supersonic private jet in the world and it just got a 20-unit order from Flexjet, a private air company. It’s going to change the way some people (rich people!) fly because it can hit speeds of Mach 1.5 thus shaving down the hours needed to travel across the world. For example,… »11/19/15 12:30pm11/19/15 12:30pm

Video: What movies thought the future would look like

It’s always fun to look back at movies set in the future and see what their vision of the future was. Even though it’s more a reflection of the time period the movie was made and their imagination is limited to what was around them, it’s cool to see what was right and what was totally off. Robert Jones made this… »11/10/15 10:37pm11/10/15 10:37pm

Back to the Future II expertly edited to show the real 2015

We all know this by now: the 2015 in Back to the Future II didn’t happen in real life. We failed. But! We can totally make things right by changing the past, as in re-editing Back to the Future II to include things that actually happened in the year 2015. It actually works out quite well, as PistolShrimps shows,… »11/09/15 11:30pm11/09/15 11:30pm

All the awesome spaceships and vehicles of Star Wars in one cool graphic

Artist Scott Park managed to do the incredible: he drew nearly all the identifiable spaceships and vehicles and animals used in the original Star Wars trilogy and laid them out in one awesome poster you can buy. There’s basically everything you love and know here: the Millennium Falcon, both Death Stars, TIE Fighters,… »11/04/15 12:00am11/04/15 12:00am

Watching this giant braiding machine weave together fiberglass is so satisfying

Even if you saw how big the machine was and knew how it worked beforehnd, the little perfectly choreographed dance that all the little parts of this giant braiding machine does to weave together fiberglass is so damn impressive that you can’t really take your eyes away from it. Each strand just falls right in place… »10/29/15 12:55pm10/29/15 12:55pm

Blowing up a pool with firecrackers is definitely the awesomest thing

Have an outdoor pool that you don’t want to drain? Need to get rid of the portable pool but don’t want to do any work? There’s a much better and infinitely more fun alternative solution: blow that mother up with firecrackers. It creates an explosion that looks like a mini atom bomb and spreads the water everywhere. »10/27/15 8:20pm10/27/15 8:20pm

Here's what it's like to rent a MiG-29 to fly you above the clouds in the stratosphere

It’s good to be rich. Because when you’re rich you can easily justify the $18,000 necessary to rent—yes, rent—a MiG-29 fighter jet that will take you on the flight of your life to the edge of space. You fly above the clouds in the stratosphere at 70,000 feet in the air, you reach supersonic speeds, you hit 9Gs, and… »10/27/15 5:30pm10/27/15 5:30pm

This real life version of the hidden blade and rope launcher in Assassin's Creed is awesome

Mad genius Colin Furze did it. He made one of the coolest video game weapons—that would be the hidden blade and rope launcher in Assassin’s Creed—a reality. It works just as advertised! You can shoot out the grappling hook and then retract the rope to lift yourself up and over walls and buildings (though because this… »10/24/15 11:00am10/24/15 11:00am

Amazing photo of M1 Abram tanks surrounded in a force field of dust after firing its cannon

So. Cool. Here’s a photo from the US Army showing M1A2 Abram tanks and a M2A3 Bradley fighting vehicle during a live-fire demonstration. Because their cannons have kicked up the sand from the ground, they almost look like desert sand sculptures. But then they start to take shape and you realize that yep, they’re war… »10/23/15 8:20pm10/23/15 8:20pm

Bicycling through forests and moonscapes lit in different colors is so cool

Doing things at night is always a little more edgy, a little more scary, and a lot more fun. Doing things at night while lighting up entire forests in the Pacific Northwest and moonscapes in Utah in different colors is all of that night fun with a giant load of awesome added in. It looks like a completely different… »10/21/15 4:07pm10/21/15 4:07pm

8-bit video game version of Mad Max: Fury Road is just as unbelievably fun

Oh my god. Since Mad Max: Fury Road was essentially just a linear car chase scene that went in one direction and then turned around and went back in the other direction, can you imagine how perfect a side scrolling video game it would make? Add all the crazy vehicles and the weapons and Furiosa and it would be the… »10/15/15 12:42am10/15/15 12:42am

Seeing this surfer stand underneath the barrel of the wave is totally surreal

Since most of us uncoordinated plebeians will never be able to even stand up on a surfboard, this is very probably the closest we’ll ever get to the unbelievable beauty that is riding through the barrel of the wave. Bruno Santos shows us a completely surreal view of what it’s like and man, it’s gorgeous. It’s like… »10/10/15 3:45pm10/10/15 3:45pm

Watch this bad ass guy go through a 9G centrifuge test

This is awesome. Here’s a guy who just passed his 9G centrifuge test, going through four different bouts of 9 G-force (and making funny awesome faces the entire time) and even lasting 10 seconds under 9G’s. High-G training is done to train pilots and astronauts to get them ready to deal with the crazy g-forces you… »9/30/15 8:40pm9/30/15 8:40pm