How to break open a Master Lock with just a small hammer

It doesn’t take much effort to bust open a Master Lock. All you need to do is apply a little bit of pressure on one end and then add a few taps at the other side in a specific spot and pop, the thing opens pretty easily. Shockingly so! In fact, you don’t even really need a hammer to do this trick, the end of a… »Yesterday 8:00pm11/30/15 8:00pm


10 movies that used the same exact set as other movies

Hollywood recycles plots and story lines all the time. The same actors and actresses and directors are put in movies over and over. And the same sets are used to film completely different movies. It’s an incestuous industry. Sometimes when you’re watching a movie and you can’t quite put your finger down on why a scene… »11/24/15 3:39pm11/24/15 3:39pm

How much paper does it take to stop a 50 cal machine gun?

Reams of paper make for pretty good bullet proof material. It’s just layers and layers of protection! But what happens when it’s a 50 cal machine gun that’s shooting at paper? How many reams does it take to stop that ridiculously giant and powerful bullet? About 7! Which is like, 3500 sheets of paper. »11/23/15 2:40pm11/23/15 2:40pm

10 movies that are surprisingly based on a true story

Some movies—like biopics and such, let’s say—are obviously based on a true story. These 10 movies are a little different in that it’s not immediately obvious that they’re based in real life because the plot was either so silly (Jack Black being a priest turned wrestler Nacho Libre) or because the movie was just too… »11/17/15 8:00pm11/17/15 8:00pm

The cool trick beetles use to breathe underwater like scuba divers

You see that bubble attached to the beetle? That’s basically an air tank that the beetle uses so that it can breathe underwater. Because they’re so small, they can use water’s surface tension to trap air in bubbles on their body so they can swim under water without having to constantly come up for air. Other beetles… »11/11/15 11:30pm11/11/15 11:30pm

What it looks like when a ballistic gel body dummy gets shot up with bullets

Jiggle, jiggle, jiggle. That’s what it looks like from afar when a fully automatic glock starts shooting its bullets at the ballistic gel dummy. And it’s almost funny how the gel moves! But then you look a little closer and see the true damage of the gun and it’s a whole lot scarier. The bullets spread open upon… »11/11/15 10:30pm11/11/15 10:30pm

How Facebook is stealing billions of video views

One of the best video explainers on the Internet, Kurz Gesagt’s In a Nutshell series, goes on the offensive this time and explains why Facebook is so terrible: they’re turning a blind eye toward people who steal videos so they can goose their video view count to hit billions. And actually, they prefer that stolen… »11/11/15 4:40pm11/11/15 4:40pm

Making a root beer float truly and totally from scratch costs $900 and 1100 miles of travel

One of the best series on the internet right now is the always illuminating How to Make Everything series that shows us what it takes to make relatively common things from scratch. And it’s always a crazy, impossible amount of work. This time Andy George makes a root beer float and he had to gather the raw… »11/10/15 11:30pm11/10/15 11:30pm

Here's how New York City's manhole covers are made

There’s a certain ignored artistry to manhole covers in New York City. Millions of people walk over thousands every day and pay no attention to what they look like or where they’re from or how they’re made. They come from all over the world, with one of the largest exporters of manhole covers being in Howrah, India.… »11/10/15 10:44am11/10/15 10:44am

How a machine separates egg yolks from egg whites

I have a hard enough time trying to crack an egg without fishing out bits of the shell so I don’t even dream about ever separating the egg yolk from the egg white. If I eat an egg, it’s always going to be the whole damn thing no matter how many flip flopping lies I’ve been fed about cholesterol and yolks. But why… »11/06/15 7:30pm11/06/15 7:30pm

Here are 10 deleted Star Wars scenes that you probably never saw before

Some of these scenes were rightfully axed. Like Luke and Leia about to share a creepy intimate kiss before C-3P0 saves the day by interrupting them. Other scenes should have never been cut. Like the scene showing the Emperor demanding that the second Death Star be fired up to blow up the moon that Han and Leia were… »11/05/15 12:59am11/05/15 12:59am

Check out the difference between a new and used toothbrush in this cool microscopic view

The easiest way to be a lazy human with bad hygiene is to not change your toothbrush every so often. Maybe after watching this enlightening video from Applied Science, we all can change that. Using a powerful microscope, we get to see the difference between a brand new toothbrush and an old toothbrush. The new one is… »11/04/15 6:40pm11/04/15 6:40pm

Watch how supersonic Russian bombers drop their giant cruise missiles

The Russian Air Force’s Tupolev TU-160 is a gorgeous-looking plane with sweeping wings and the capability to reach supersonic speeds. It’s also a scary powerful bomber aircraft with the ability to launch the frightening KH-555 cruise missile, an air-launched missile that can be equipped with a nuclear warhead and has… »11/04/15 5:40pm11/04/15 5:40pm

Here are 6 movies that blatantly re-used footage from other movies

This is a fun one. Screen Rant came up with a list of movies that shows how films have recycled and reused scenes from other movies. This isn’t an act of homage or done in inspiration, this is footage taken from one movie (sometimes shot for shot!) and used again in another movie and hoping that no one would notice.… »11/03/15 3:30pm11/03/15 3:30pm

The cool secret stories behind 10 of the most iconic movie scenes

Harrison Ford and Sean Connery taking off their pants and wearing just underwear in scenes from Indiana Jones because it was too hot? Jack Nicholson being too good at breaking down doors in The Shining? Martin Sheen actually being drunk and slicing his hand and fighting Francis Ford Coppola off screen in Apocalypse Now »10/29/15 8:20pm10/29/15 8:20pm

How does homemade body armor made from t-shirts, paper, and duct tape hold up to bullets?

This test of homemade body armor by Demolition Ranch reads like the old fable of the Three Little Pigs. This little piggy made body armor out of T-Shirts. This little piggy used duct tape. And this one used a stack of printer paper. Which homemade body armor can withstand the big bad wolf bullet? Well, they each sort… »10/27/15 4:30pm10/27/15 4:30pm

Video: The difference in quality and levels of coins

The British Royal Mint makes three types of commemorative coins: bullion, brilliant uncirculated and proof. Bullion is basically made to the same standard of regular coins in circulation, brilliant uncirculated coins (a real mouthful) are finished with more attention to detail than bullion coins and proof coins are of… »10/23/15 8:40pm10/23/15 8:40pm

Before and after photos show how glaciers have totally melted over the years

Global warming is melting the world. Here are photos collected from the USGS that shows how Glacier National Parks—once home to 150 glaciers in Montana and now down to only 25—has changed over the years. Ice basically disappears in these before and after photos. In fact, you can see serious change from just two years… »10/22/15 10:00pm10/22/15 10:00pm

Neat chart shows the tallest planned buildings in history

The tallest building in the world? The Burj Khalifa. Duh. But if plans had worked out differently for other buildings, the Burj Khalifa wouldn’t even crack the top 10 tallest buildings in the world. Here’s a cool chart showing all the tallest planned buildings in the world. Some of them are still ongoing while others… »10/22/15 4:20pm10/22/15 4:20pm