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 2:10pmWednesday 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 4:48pmTuesday 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 3:56pmTuesday 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 12:20pmMonday 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

This freaky spiderman tale has a twist ending that you don't want to miss

Whether we are talking about a distant planet in a galaxy far far away or uncanny living creatures that are half-men and half-spiders, Mother Nature is ruthless and its rules apply the same everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss the twist at the end of this short because it’s so damn good. »9/14/15 4:22pm9/14/15 4:22pm

How visually similar Indiana Jones 4 was to the original movies

Very few people enjoyed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Actually, I’m not sure if there was a single person who ever watched an Indiana Jones movie before who liked the movie. But as Pablo Fernandez Eyre points out in this video comparison, there were a lot of similarities between the last Indiana… »9/11/15 10:00pm9/11/15 10:00pm

Proof that some people must have superpowers

Gamers have superpowers. Not in an imposing professional athlete physical sort of way but more like a Professor X, out-think and outwit you capacity. Their reactions are quicker, they can make moves that we could never do, and they might be able to read our minds. Don’t believe me? How about these three video game… »9/10/15 10:30pm9/10/15 10:30pm

The skin of a squid is basically a magic material

The skin of a squid is basically a magic material that can change colors as they expand and contract. PBS Deep Look calls them tiny water balloons filled with pigment and it’s pretty much their strongest (only?) defense mechanism in the open waters. They can change how iridescent their skin is and mimic how sunlight… »9/10/15 8:35pm9/10/15 8:35pm

The fascinating and bloody family tree of the British Royal Family

As we all learned from Game of Thrones (and definitely not sitting through high school history), when there’s a chance to sit on a throne and rule a kingdom, everybody who can sit seemingly wants to be king and queen, even if it means fighting your family members for the chance. Here’s a really fun look at the history… »9/10/15 5:45am9/10/15 5:45am