What would you do if you found yourself alone in a wonderful city like Paris? How would you feel? Would you be lonely? Would it be fun? What would you do? This short film from Mathieu Stern shows how you can feel terribly alone in a big city like Paris when you’re occupied with all of life’s worries. It’s a pretty…
Silly! Fun! Absurd! That’s what this video by ScottDW is and it’s just so good. We see a bunch of people get smoked by a furious air blower in total slow motion so that you can see their skin try to escape their face. It’s so goofy and completely hilarious to see the weird faces that pop up.
Around 400 people live inside the flood channels underneath Las Vegas and it's such a fascinating underworld that is so different from the neon-lit indulgence and styrofoam opulence that Sin City is known for. Matthew O'Brien has been visiting the community for 12 years and takes a tour of it in this video.
It's an inviolable rule of the internet that if you provide people with a place to type words in public, chaos will follow close behind. Nowhere is this more true than the Amazon Gold Box forum, one of the internet's more delightful clearinghouses of crazy.
Ever wanted to pack it all in, become a hobo and ride the rails? Dusty Blackthorn's been doing that for the last 16 years. We caught up with the American in Guatemala and asked him how. He shared his best photos too. Don't be an oog.
Tim Urban of Wait But Why traveled to Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Iraq and Greenland and asked dozens of people if they had three wishes what they would wish for. A lot of the wishes are obvious: money, happiness, a house, love and peace come up often. But others just want something simple, like a biscuit.
Measuring the influence of people is no easy task, but researchers from the University of Toulouse have given it a damn good try by mining the pages of Wikipedia. The results may surprise you.
According to the always entertaining Vsauce, this is the volume that the entire human population would take if you put everyone on a pile in the Grand Canyon. We are just a bunch of ants, yet we have managed to transform the entire landscape of Earth.*
Craig Newmark is the Craig of Craigslist whose estimated net worth as of 2010 was around $400 million. This is in direct contrast to his financial wealth during childhood, where his mother struggled to support Craig and his brother, Jeff, after the death of their father.
At this point, you're almost weirder if you don't use any social networks than if you were a social media obsessive who tweets, Facebooks, Instagram and hashtags the hell out of your vocabulary. It's how weird the world is now. Social networks are real life. But who are the people who make up these worlds? If there…
Aside from the science of aging and how faces get wrinkled and joints get creaky, there are also the hidden costs of aging too. Like how many times we went to the doctor's or how many calories we've eaten or how much money we spend on healthcare and when. This video shows what it means to age, by revealing people…
I think everybody's goal for 2013 should be to do something so awesome that you'd be included this wrap up video that shows how incredible humans can be. Yes, I understand that making it your life goal to be included in a YouTube video sounds ridiculously silly but watch it, it's four minutes of extremely fun living…
Using a Panasonic GH2, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen Wolf captured people ranging from 1 year young to 100 years old. It's simple—the person stares at the camera at states their age—yet incredibly touching to see the growth and experience you earn as the years add up.
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To urinate or update Facebook with pics from last night's drunken debauchery? That is the fundamental anatomical pop culture question for our time.
Books, at least as we first knew them, are dying. It hurts. But one library in Surrey, British Columbia wants to keep the old boy alive by making it more interactive. No e-readers. You'll be checking people out! Umm?
0 to 100 is an iPad app filled with the faces of complete strangers. Why should you care? Because all those people come together in the app to show each stage of life, from birth until 100 years old. Each picture comes with a little info about the person and when they're young, it captures the childlike wonder and…
No, a massive earthquake did not also strike the East Coast today and cause thousands of refugees to flee inland. That said, while the lines do not represent refugees, this is still a massive migration of people.
National Geographic went about collecting statistics on the world's population (which currently stands at 7 billion). Know what they found? Apparently, the most average/typical/frequent person on this planet is male, 28-years-old and is Han Chinese in ethnicity (with 9,000,000 alive). But they didn't stop there.…
Did you know a human being at rest only uses 90 watts? Or that a hunter-gatherer needs about 250 watts to hunt and find food? What about the average American? According to Geoffrey West, a distinguished theoretical physicist, the answer is enormous: