The Contraptions That Made Photographic Images Before Cameras Existed

You're probably familiar with the beginnings of photography. The daguerreotype, early black and whites, sepia-tone—and it all gets more colorful from there. But what about before photography? When there was no capture medium or lenses and everything was based on linear perspective? How did these early artists capture… » 1/05/15 12:15pm 1/05/15 12:15pm

SNL's Star Wars Trailer: Remember, Everybody's Old as Hell

A few weeks ago, the new Star Wars teaser trailer caused the internet to lose its collective shit. But amidst all the Millenium Falcon and soccer-ball-droid drooling, Saturday Night Live wanted to make sure that you don't lose sight of one very important fact: By now, the original characters are just a bunch of old,… » 12/08/14 10:50am 12/08/14 10:50am

Watch a 55-Day Overhaul of the Largest Passenger Plane in Two Minutes

Emirates' very first mammoth Airbus A380 has racked up some crazy stats since first being delivered to the airline back in 2008. And after 3,000 takeoffs, 12.5 million miles, and 1.2 million passengers, it's no wonder the plane's first major checkup took a total of 55-days. Thanks to the magic of timelapse, though,… » 11/20/14 10:40am 11/20/14 10:40am

This Bizarre High-Security Lock Is Every Drunk Person's Nightmare

While some people are trying to reinvent the lock by eliminating keys altogether, others solutions, like the XPUZMAG from Taiwan, are going in decidedly different direction—by taking a traditional lock-and-key mechanism and just making it a thousand times more complicated. Warning to the belligerent drunk about town:… » 11/11/14 10:19am 11/11/14 10:19am

Clickhole Skewers the Kids-React-to-Old-Tech Trope Perfectly

Present kids with old tech and see how they react—it's an old trick we've seen YouTube'd to death. But just when you thought there was nothing left to squeeze out of it, the gag done got Clickholed. See kids react to a Boombox (with a recording of their parents fighting). Just watch. It's perfect. » 10/13/14 2:37pm 10/13/14 2:37pm