What happens when you crack an egg into liquid nitrogen?

There are something like a thousand ways to cook an egg, with each of them being just as delicious as the next. But what if you cooked an egg in liquid nitrogen? What would happen? From the looks of this video, it looks like the egg freezes into this chalky styrofoam texture that looks totally cool. »10/12/15 4:11pmYesterday 4:11pm

Infographic: The evolution of the Batmobile

What’s your favorite Batmobile? They all have their own charm, don’t they? The Tumbler was brute force bicep flexing whilst kissing bad ass. The 60’s Batmobile was fanciful and fun and totally goofy but cool in all the right ways. But my favorite is probably the Batmobile from the Tim Burton movies. It’s slick and… »10/07/15 8:50pmWednesday 8:50pm

This painting of an egg looks like it actually cracks when an artist draws over it

I can only accept two reasons as for how this drawing of an egg—yes, a drawing—looks like it actually cracks as an artist continues drawing: our eyes are pitiful things that cannot be trusted at all or the artist is a magician. There is no in between. This is expert level artistry that is very likely sorcery at work.… »10/07/15 11:45amWednesday 11:45am

Making a clay bottle from dirt you find on the ground is messy fun

In continuing his really awesome hand made series, Andy George of How to Make Everything learns how clay pots and bottles are made from the very beginning (dirt!) to the beautiful end (ceramics). In between, you see him show us every step of the process like digging up the dirt, filtering out the crap in the dirt,… »10/05/15 11:00pm10/05/15 11:00pm

The 7 dark original stories that inspired 7 popular Disney movies

Disney movies almost always have happy endings but in order to get to the living happily ever after part, some pretty dark things usually have to happen. But they’re not as dark as the original stories the movies are based on. Those are basically horrific tales of torture that have been cleverly repurposed to… »10/05/15 9:30pm10/05/15 9:30pm

Can you figure out the answer to this clever prisoner hat puzzle?

Here’s another classic math riddle for you to prune your brain on a little bit: if people were lined up from tallest to shortest (meaning a person can see everything in front of them) and all wearing black or white hats, can you figure out which color hat you were wearing even if you had no idea how many black or… »10/05/15 8:00pm10/05/15 8:00pm

Video: Making a handmade glass bottle from sand is so hard

The concept is easy enough to follow: find sand, melt the crap out of it at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and then watch sand turn into glass. But when you want to do something with that molten glass like say, make a glass bottle, it gets so much harder. You have to juggle so many skills at once—spinning! blowing!… »9/30/15 2:10pm9/30/15 2:10pm

Hand making a suit at home takes $4000, 10 months, cotton picking and a lot of animal shearing

What does it take to truly make a handmade suit? If you want to do every step of the process on your own, it takes a lot and a lot and a lot of work. Think about the materials that go into a suit: the cotton, the wool, the knitting, the silk and more. You have to pick the cotton, you have to shear the sheep, you have… »9/29/15 4:48pm9/29/15 4:48pm

This short film is arguably the cutest prequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

If you were a kid between the release of the first Star Wars movie—in 1977—and today, you’ve probably played with as many awesome Star Wars toys, action figures, vehicles, aircraft, LEGO sets, plush toys, anything as possible. This great short film about being a kid will instantly bring you back all those childhood… »9/29/15 3:56pm9/29/15 3:56pm

How to purposely make brand new furniture look completely vintage

The world we currently live in loves the old world we used to live in. To a point. Everyone gets lovesick with nostalgia and pines for the good ol’ days but no one will ever really go back in time because it means our iPhones will be older and Facebook won’t load as fast. So in that yearning for yesterday, we decide… »9/28/15 12:20pm9/28/15 12:20pm

How can these people finish a video game in minutes while it takes you hours?

Speedrunners play video games as a race against time. It’s not about getting the highest score or beating another person in the game but rather it’s about beating everyone by getting the fastest time. Kotaku talked to some gamers who seem to see things quicker and faster (or is it slower?) than the rest of us normal… »9/27/15 3:00pm9/27/15 3:00pm

Watch deadly animals attack in slow motion

Chomp! Snatch! Snap! Attack. Here is a wonderful collection of killer animals from BBC Earth Unplugged showing the animals’ unique attacking methods attacking in slow motion. You’ll see owls and crocs and chameleons and praying mantises and others go through their specialty in all its detail. I think the chameleon is… »9/23/15 7:28pm9/23/15 7:28pm

This mysterious hole in the ground can duplicate organic life 

Imagine having a magical device that can duplicate any organic life you put into it. You could have an army of adorable pets, a mountain of your favorite veggies, man, you could even erase hunger from the face of the Earth with it. Unfortunately, such a device only exists in this short film and even there it doesn’t… »9/23/15 11:58am9/23/15 11:58am

The history of the treadmill reveals that it was basically a torture device

The treadmill is a time stopping torture machine that was made to remind us all of how we’ll never be in as good a shape as we want to be and how we’ll never be even half way good at estimating how many minutes have passed. And it’s okay because treadmills were basically made to exploit and torture prisoners into… »9/22/15 9:30pm9/22/15 9:30pm

Incredible close up video shows how a ballpoint pen works

At the very tip of a ballpoint pen is, you guessed it, a ball that rolls around and basically stains the paper with ink. Imagine if you dipped your body in paint and then rolled around white carpet, that’s basically how writing instruments works. Here’s an incredibly up close angle of a ballpoint pen writing from NRK »9/22/15 8:05pm9/22/15 8:05pm

What happens to your body one hour after eating a Big Mac?

When you first bite into a Big Mac, it is absolutely glorious. The two patties sandwiching the chewy bread in the middle with the lovely thousand island sauce mixing in with the pickles and lettuce, the taste is iconic. Add in fries and a sip of Coke in between bites and you have reached Fast Food nirvana. But after… »9/21/15 9:52pm9/21/15 9:52pm

It takes $1500, 6 months, and a lot of farming to truly make a sandwich at home from scratch

How do you make a sandwich at home? Grab some bread, slap together some mustard and mayo, throw in some turkey, add some cheese, lettuce, tomato and onions, and then eat it right? That’s what normal people do but that’s a total shortcut. How do you truly make a sandwich at home and from scratch? It involves farming… »9/16/15 5:00am9/16/15 5:00am

Video: The brown sludge that is mass producing brownies

Brownies are absolutely delicious and probably one of my favorite things in the whole world. It’s a wonderful little treat. What’s not wonderful? When you mass produce them and have to pour buckets of ingredients to mix them up to create a oozy brown sludge that can be baked. Oh well, at least they’ll still be… »9/15/15 6:40pm9/15/15 6:40pm

Pouring molten aluminum into different melons casts a bad ass hand grenade

When you mix molten aluminum with a watermelon, you get something truly awesome. So what about other melons? Here the Backyard Scientist tries pouring molten aluminum into honey dew and cantaloupes to see what happens. Cantaloupes don’t really offer much but honey dews capture the liquid metal and turn it into a hand… »9/14/15 9:30pm9/14/15 9:30pm