Man makes pliers out of solid wood using just 10 cuts and pure genius

Watch David Warther making wooden pliers using a simple pocket knife his dad—famed master carver Ernest "Mooney" Warther—designed in the early 1900s. It only takes him ten cuts and a few seconds—so simple and fast that it feels like magic. Also, I can watch this man talking and doing this forever. » 12/22/14 6:05am Today 6:05am

Neat chart will help you understand the vast universe of women footwear

I really like women shoes, not only for the reasons you are thinking (that too) but because I think they can be beautiful design pieces. This neat chart—by infographic design studio Pop Chart Labbrakes down the contemporary footwear styles so we can understand and appreciate the nuances of such a vast world. » 12/19/14 8:46pm Friday 8:46pm

Watching this machine punching through metal = Total satisfaction

Behold the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020! I don't know if the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020 is the best. I don't know how much the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020 costs. Hell, I don't know anything about the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020. Except watching it in action is a surprising source of inner satisfaction. Also, trumpf should be a verb. » 12/18/14 11:07pm Thursday 11:07pm

Outstanding underwater film makes killer whales like magic creatures

Wow. For a few seconds here, the killer whales look like they've been animated with CGI. They move so effortlessly that they don't seem real. But Smithsonian shows how this footage was caught, with a camera invented by photographer David Riggs just to see killer whales and what they're hunting underwater. » 12/17/14 1:06am Wednesday 1:06am

Making a screw flush with the surface is like creating invisibility

When a screw sticks out on metal or isn't perfectly flush with the surface, an angel in heaven loses an eyeball. Or something like that. But fret not eyeballs of angels in heaven, people of Earth can make a screw completely flush. It's a lot of filing and sanding and hammering but eventually the screw disappears. » 12/16/14 9:11pm 12/16/14 9:11pm

These cool animated optical illusions never get old

I never get tired of Brusspup's Amazing Animated Optical Illusions series because I love making my eyes feel dumb and in turn making myself feel even dumber. It's always good to humble yourself with optical illusions. Especially optical illusions that seem to be animated to move but are actually just well designed… » 12/16/14 12:04am 12/16/14 12:04am

The cute rolling ball droid in the new Star Wars is a real robot not CGI

Perhaps the best part about the new Star Wars trailer was seeing BB-8, the adorable rolling ball robot in the new Star Wars movie, bounce and roll itself across the screen. It looked so familiar and so cute and so perfect as the new movie's answer to R2-D2. And the best thing about it? BB-8 is a real robot and not CGI. » 12/15/14 8:22pm 12/15/14 8:22pm

Watch Hayao Miyazaki animate the last shot of his career

This excerpt from The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness—a new documentary about the legendary Studio Ghibli—shows anime master Hayao Miyazaki drawing the last shot of the last film of his career, The Wind Rises. It was precisely during the shooting of this documentary that Miyazaki decided to retire from filmmaking. » 12/12/14 11:05pm 12/12/14 11:05pm

Magic ultrasonic cutting machine perfectly slices sandwiches in half

It never occurred to me to wonder who or what cuts those soul crushing pre-packaged sandwiches that I always find myself eating at an airport, but now I know: it's one of these magic machines. The cutting arm seeks out whole sandwiches and positions its slicer perfectly with ultrasound to deliver the optimal cut. » 12/12/14 12:33am 12/12/14 12:33am

The hidden meaning behind 40 famous logos

Companies spend millions of dollars coming up with unique and compelling logos that define their brands and make them stand out from their competitors. We see hundreds of them everyday, but do we really get what those logos mean? This graphic is a compilation of 40 famous logos and the hidden meaning behind them. » 12/11/14 12:19pm 12/11/14 12:19pm

Short film: Why we should be the tortoise and not the hare

Everybody knows that old Aesop's Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, but it seems like everybody always forget to follow its advice. Here's an inspiring video that reminds us to take things slow and steady as opposed to rushing into things. The video works not only because of the message but because of the visuals too. » 12/10/14 11:54pm 12/10/14 11:54pm

Neighborhood teams up to create crazy synchronized Christmas light show 

The neighbors of this community in Yucaipa, California, synchronized the Holiday lights on their houses together to create this impressive show. I can't imagine the endless discussions to agree on colors, types of lights, or music—a nightmare before Christmas. » 12/09/14 11:11am 12/09/14 11:11am