My goal in life as a child on a swing set was to swing so high that I would rotate a full 360 degrees (or at least reach the highest height possible before chickening out). I think everyone had that same goal. Everyone except Damien Walters. His is to get on a swing and fling himself up so high and so far that he can…
There is probably some negotiation with the Earth’s magnetic poles or some sort of magic going on here because somehow this guy is able to make a cube inside a cube inside a cube from a metal block. I have no idea what’s going on in the video half the time but watching the block get shaved to house three independent…
The camouflage on this fish is so impressive that you can barely see it, I mean, it’s essentially invisible. Anytime it stops, I lose track of it because it blends in so perfectly with the ground. Even when it’s moving, it looks more like a pile of dirt than an animal. Amazing.
I don’t even know what to call this. Is it wood carving? Wood shaving? Art? Manipulating nature like no human has ever done before? Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. By carefully shaving the stick down, he can turn the wood into something so incredibly elaborate. It’s almost unbelievable. I mean, seriously, who knew a…
French profesional skier Candide Thovex made this great point of view video showing his insane ski skills. The video starts with him taking a shower at home and ends with him locked in an elevator confronted by a crowd of angry skiers. You don't want to miss what happens in between.
Lockheed Martin sent us this impressive shot by Matt Short of the F-35 Lightning II showing all the weaponry it can carry. Of course, it can't carry everything you see at the same time, just a few of them. But it's designed to carry—and fire—any of them.
The new Panama Canal lock gates are now being installed and holy crap they are gigantic to the point of disbelief. Egyptian pyramids-level huge. Imperial Star Destroyer-level massive. Look at those tiny people and the size of those concrete canyons. The 3,285-ton 9-story-high gate is 33 feet (10 meters) wide.
We have seen Tom Cruise doing some crazy stunts in the past, but this must be the craziest yet. The 52-year-old actor—who is shooting Mission Impossible—held to the door of an Airbus A400M Atlas military transport as it took off and flew at 5,000 feet above the British countryside.
This is the flight of Victor, a white tailed eagle, as he takes off from the Eiffel Tower, glides over the Trocadero, and plunges at 112 mph to land softly on his handler's arm. This was made to support Freedom, a project created by Jacques-Olivier Travers to reintroduce these birds back in France.
We've already seen impressive footage of the first ever carrier drone jet launch, the X-47B. But nothing comes close to this short documentary, with extraordinary photography, edition, and sound design that make for an amazing cinematic experience. I wish all aviation shorts were this elegant and immersive.
Mammut is celebrating its 150th anniversary climbing 150 peaks around the world and capturing stunning images like this one: A group of mountain climbers atop one of the highest peaks in the Bernese Alps, in Switzerland. This is how they made it:
Legendary shooter Jerry Miculek used his special Smith & Wesson—created in his honor—to shoot a target 1000 yards (914.4 meters) away—a new world record. Notice that it takes about 4 seconds for the bullet to reach its target. Amazing. Jerry had to aim to the sky—150-feet above the balloon—in order to hit it.
The guys at Lightfarm Studios tell the classic impossible love story between a mermaid and a human in this impressive 3D composition. Everything but the model—the corals, the diver, the tail of the mermaid, the shipwreck—is made in 3D. I could spend hours watching these guys work. NSFW-ish.
No matter how many times I see big cats hunting and catching prey in Africa, I'm always impressed by their perfection. Check out this video of a lioness jumping off a small cliff to catch an antelope in mid-air.
Akira may be the greatest anime movie of all time, and thanks to the hard work of some very devoted fans, it's been brought to life in this seriously impressive live-action trailer.
Artist Pat Acton recently completed this enormous 1/26 scale model—13.4 feet (4.1 meters) long by 9.2 feet (2.8 meters) wide—of the International Space Station, which uses 282,000 matchsticks, 8 gallons of glue and 1,950 hours of perseverance. He also made modules at 1/13 scale, complete with cutouts that show all the…