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We’ve all dissected frogs in science class, but to see what’s inside a Furby, it’s DIY or bust.

Thankfully, the team over at the YouTube channel “What’s Inside” did the work for us.

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But they didn’t just start with the classic Tiger Electronics Furby from the 90s, What’s Inside takes a brand-new Furby Connect to a “special place” and slices it right in half in slow motion, using a pressurized water jet cutter. Of course, being the sadistic YouTube hosts they are, What’s Inside pulls the Furbys apart, takes a look at its guts, and even joins these two together, like some sort of electronic Island of Doctor Moreau.

There’s not much more to this video than that, so live your dream of tearing a Furby in two. It’s very cathartic.

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Wes Anderson, the director of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, has directed commercials before, and he’s directed train movies before, but he’s never done a Christmas commercial set on a train before. If that’s what you were waiting for, Anderson-heads, then your wish has come true.

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Anderson has just released a new, fantastically produced commercial for H&M. Fans of the director are sure to see his recognizable finger prints all over the advertisement, which features star Adrian Brody putting together a last-minute Christmas tree for the few passengers of the “Winter Express.”

The commercial is sure to raise your spirits and get you to the mall asap. 

Check out Wes Anderson's last commercial:

new ok go music video for the one moment
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OK Go are back with another video today, and it’s, once again, a colorful, mind-blowing mess. Directed by OK Go-singer Damian Kulash, Jr. "The One Moment" is a "a moment of total chaos and confusion, and then unraveled that moment, discovering the beauty, wonder, and structure within.” Is there a better way to describe this thing?

As you may or may not have already seen, the video itself only took 4.2 seconds to shoot, but when slowed down, the video reveals a series of intricate choreography that combines water, explosions, and lots and lots of paint. The stats on the video are really impressive.

Kulash recounts:

“There are 318 events (54 colored salt bursts behind Tim, 23 exploding paint buckets, 128 gold water balloons, etc.) that were synchronized to the music before the breakdown. After that there are only 9 digitally triggered events.”

For more on the video and what went into it, check out the background notes here. In the mean time, you can just watch the video again.

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Cats might have nine lives, but after nine days atop a 45-foot-high power pole, this cat might be fresh out.

Luckily for him, utility workers were able to bring the little guy down. The Fresno Bee reports that a cat named “Fat Boy” climbed to the top of a massive power pole and hung in there for nine days, sitting through rain and wind without water, until Pacific Gas and Electric Co. workers in Fresno, California were able to get him down.

Wait, the cat’s name is “Fat Boy,” and no one would help? Not even the fire department?

“We called everyone – anyone that could help, but they didn’t come,” said Andrew Perez, Fat Boy's owner. “He’s a nice cat. He probably went up there because he got scared by a dog. I was scared.”

Thankfully, PG&C was there to help “Fat Boy.” Let's get a better look at him to celebrate.

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Wow. Fat Boy. 

The Fresno Bee says that power to 250 homes had to be shut off or a few hours so workers could get Fat Boy.

“It’s not a simple thing to climb a power pole and get a cat down,” he said. “The first thing we have to do is de-energize the line – it’s a 12,000-volt line. Sometimes we wait out cats on poles… 99 percent of the time, cats come down on their own. In this case, it’s been up there that long, we just made the decision to go ahead and go up there.”

The world is yours, Fat Boy. YOLO, Fat Boy. YOLO.

russian space lets you pay to break things debosh
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In the immortal words of Limp Bizkit: “Give me something to break.”

Because you know, somedays you just don’t wake up, and that’s why Moscow resident Alexei Barinskiy started a business that let’s you break stuff.

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For a fee, Barinskiy will allow you to enter Debosh (“Debauch” in English), a service that allows customers to enter a space where they can break whatever they want for as low as $140.

Fans of the cult Adult Swim series Delocated surely remember this from that episode where Jon develops a business, “Rage Cage,” which is “way more relaxing than yoga.” Barinskiy does not cite this as an influence, which is a shame.

Developed when Barinskiy had the common problem of hating his co-worker and having a lot of junk to give away, he rented out an industrial space and turned it into a garage sale for charity. But what to do with the leftover stuff?

Barinskiy decided to let people just destroy it. For $140, Barinskiy will fill up a room with junk and let people destroy it. You can even customize the design of the room.

“The cost depends on how elaborately the room is designed,” writes The Washington Post. “A popular choice is a replica of the office where the customers work.”

The Washington Post even reports that Barinskiy even built a room specifically so the reporter could take out some frustration over the presidential election.

It was a replica of a polling place, complete with a ballot box and red-white-and-blue posters marked with slogans used by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. With Moscow so interested in the election result that the Obama administration accused the Kremlin of meddling in the vote, Russians were bombarded with often-skewed coverage of the campaign by the state-run ­media.

“We enjoyed the American election,” Barinskiy said as he and an employee, Alan Tigiev, lifted their sledgehammers menacingly. “Maybe too much.”

We all did.

video chinese astronaut plays table tennis in zero gravity
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Let’s just put this out there: Gravity is the worst.

You know why gravity’s the worst? Because it prevents us from really reaching our ping pong potential. Sure, we can bask in the glory that is Forrest Gump playing table tennis against a wall, but are we really doing something meaningful?

Chinese astronaut Chen Dong thinks we can do better. So when he was on a local TV show in China, he showed off just how far humanity could reach without dumb gravity holding us down. What do you think of that, Sir Isaac Newton?

Check out these gifs from Mashable and say that gravity's worth it:

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Or check out the whole video from CCTV on China Daily.

Chen plays it by himself, but he still has some catching up to do with NASA’s Scott Kelly, who plays “water ping pong.” Still, they are both strikes against gravity, which stinks.

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For better control in video editing, photo editing, or just sending emojis, the new Apple MacBook Touch Bar has a lot of perks, but Apple still buried the lead on this one.

Apparently, you can play a super smushed version of Doom on this thing.

Sure, the Touch Bar is a great way to bring Apple Pay and Predictive Text to the desktop. Replacing the physical function keys at the top of the keyboard, the Touch Bar is a digital interface that's touch sensitive and totally customizable. It’s another great innovation from Apple that allows a wider range of control for users. More importantly, you can play a version of Doom on it that looks like it was crushed by a vice.

According to Mashable:

Developer Adam Bell crammed the 1993 classic in all of its glory to run on the the narrow 2,160 x 60 pixel OLED touchscreen. Is it pretty? Hell no. Is it pointless? Absolutely.

Announced at the Apple Event in October, the Touch Bar was the centerpiece of the new MacBook Pro laptops. The tech giant hoped to bring some of the benefits of touchscreen computing that has revolutionized handheld products, like the iPad and the iPhone. In doing so, they have given developers yet another place to stick the class video game Doom, and we’re all better for it.

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