Video

Pluto's flyby gets a stunning video to go with it.
  • -
  • Vote
  • -



Remember a month ago when we saw Pluto up close? The photographer New Horizons kept going and sending back beautiful pictures to Earth, but one person wanted to see it in motion.

Vimeo user Bjorn Jonsson went through the pain-staking effort of stitching together many photos sent back to us and released by NASA to create this sunning video of the view as the spacecraft flew past the edge of our solar system.

As Jonsson details in the video description:

he time covered is 09:35 to 13:35 (closest approach occurred near 11:50). Pluto's atmosphere is included and should be fairly realistic from about 10 seconds into the animation and to the end. Earlier it is largely just guesswork that can be improved in the future once all data has been downlinked from the spacecraft. Light from Pluto's satellite Charon illuminates Pluto's night side but is exaggerated here, in reality it would be only barely visible or not visible at all. The field of view is 12.5 degrees.



Just check out this beautiful experience.



With something like that, who cares if it's labeled as a full planet or not?

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

It’s not just animals who have a problem with our new obsession with drones and quadcopters.

Some drunk humans hate them too.

Last week a company based in California called Lucky 7 Drones was shooting instructional videos with a DJI Phantom 3 when a shirtless man walked over and quickly put an end to their production.

They were only flying it about 3-5 feet off the ground when he got irritated by it for some reason and swatted it out of the sky with his shirt like King Kong.

It flew into his leg before crashing down on the street, damaging the device.

It’s valued at $1350, and the company ended up filing a police report and writing about the incidenton their blog.

In California, vandalism of someone elses property over $900 is considered a FELONY! So the officers went to visit this gentleman and explained to him politely (which he did not respond to well) that they had the ability to arrest him on the spot for Felony Vandalism and that the local D.A. does prosecute those charges. They suggested he sober up and tomorrow (which would be today) he pay the necessary restitution to replace this item to avoid the criminal charges. As of Thursday afternoon, we have not heard from the gentleman.

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Always wait for the boat to actually stop moving before you get off, or terrible things can happen.

Exhibit A: This guy.

As the ferry nears land, he scurries off the ramp and ends up taking a tumble into the sand.

Fortunately, someone quickly comes to his rescue and pulls him out just before the ramp slams down on his back.

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Just when you think robots are about to take over the world, they go and do something like this.

The DARPA Robotics Challenge was held this past weekend, with numerous teams “vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters.”

Turns out they had a few disasters of their own as well.

IEEE Spectrum created a compilation of robot falls from the first day of the finals, and while this is pretty funny to watch in itself, one YouTuber took it a step further and mashed it up with some WWE commentary turning it into Internet gold.

“As much as nobody wanted to see a robot fall, everybody wanted to see a robot fall,” wrote IEEE Spectrum on their blog.

The course involved the competing robots trying to open doors, turn valves, drive cars and climb over rubble.

Team KAIST from South Korea took home the top prize with the fastest time, and here’s their robot, DRC-Hubo, stepping up to victory. It was built with wheels on its knees to help protect it from taking a tumble.

“These robots are big and made of lots of metal and you might assume people seeing them would be filled with fear and anxiety,” said DRC organizer Gill Pratt. “But we heard groans of sympathy when those robots fell. And what did people do every time a robot scored a point? They cheered!”

Meanwhile, nothing can stop the beasts from Boston Dynamics, so while these falls are funny, the threat is still very real.

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Just because someone calls it a “challenge” doesn’t mean you have to actually do it.

A boy recently demonstrated his manhood, i.e., stupidity, by popping one of the hottest peppers in the world in his mouth and swallowing it whole.

It’s called a ghost pepper (aka Bhut jolokia) and according to the Scoville Scale which compares various peppers and hot sauces, it’s 208.29 times hotter than a jalapeño.

Pepper expert Scott Roberts told the NY Post that it feels “like the end of the world.”

So this boy’s reaction comes as no big surprise..

He starts crying, screaming like his insides are on fire, spitting into the trash and saying that he is going to die.

Let’s all just decide right now not turn this into any more of a “thing” than it already is.

People have been filming themselves eating these for years and it never turns out well for them.

Here are a few, take this as a warning.









epic-win-news-bacon-lottery
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Imagine if you never had pay for bacon ever again… or at least for the next 20 years.

Well now that’s a possibility, thanks to the Hoosier Lottery in Indiana.

They have unveiled a new $2 scratch off game this week called “Bringin’ Home the Bacon,” which is both bacon-scented and gives you the chance to win 20 years worth of the artery-clogging deliciousness.

You can also win up to $10k in cash to pay for all those medical bills from your cardiologist.

The website promoting the new ticket includes a bacon quiz, bacon recipes, a link to Facebookasking you debate Tongs vs Forks, and a “Bacon Cam” where you can watch some strips sizzle in a frying pan.

There are also various events around the state associated with the game (in partnership with Indiana Pork), including one at the Indiana State Far in August.

Now you can gamble with your money and your health.

Thanks ‘Murica!

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Introducing the “Marble Tsunami!”

Self-proclaimed “Marble Master” Jelle Bakker has built a giant machine in which over 11 thousand marbles are sent through a winding, jungle-themed maze for no reason whatsoever.

And it’s pretty amazing.

Warning: It’s also very loud, and it goes on like that for about 6 minutes. So make sure to turn your volume down ahead of time.

The whole this is about 33-feet long, 4-feet wide and 6-feet tall.

He started working on it back in April and expects to have it completely fine-tuned by sometime in June. This presumably will include adding some noise-dampening features.

You can also check out more of his contraptions on his YouTube channel.

Back to Top