Posts Tagged "awesome"

Moran Cerf: On Robbing Banks and Saying Yes

Moran Cerf had an incredibly interesting day job: breaking into banks. I don’t want to say anymore, so I strongly, strongly encourage you to watch this video and to listen to his story. Say “yes” to watching this – I promise, it’s well worth your time.

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The Nicest Place on the Internet: Hugs From People You’ve Never Met

Having one of those days full of sad rainclouds, where nothing’s quite going right? Well swing on over to the nicest place on the internet, and we’ll see if we can’t make you feel a little better.

Made entirely from user submissions, the site features a rolling display of people hugging their webcams – and is surprisingly moving. Users can also create their own videos on YouTube and submit them to the site for possible inclusion.

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Captain Awesome

Captain Awesome is about to save the day once again, when an upset stomach threatens to ruin it all. Created by The Animation Workshop, it’s incredibly funny, super slick, and well… awesome. [via MetaFilter] Related:The Awesome Foundation: Providing $1,000 For Your Awesome IdeasThis Is A Useless (And Awesome) MachineI Have No Idea What This Is, But This Video Is Awesome

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Derren Brown Takes on Nine Chess Masters, Simultaneously

Derren Brown, famous mentalist and mind-trick guy, challenges 9 chess masters… simultaneously. And the amazing thing? He ends up winning more than he loses. I guess this is an old trick, but still fun to watch Brown in action. All the YouTube videos I could find of this had the embedding disabled, so you’ll have to view the video on…

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The Clock in the Mountains

Deep inside a mountain in Texas, there are men who are hard at work clearing out enormous amounts of stone. They are building a clock inside the mountain. The clock is meant to run for 10,000 years: equal to the age of civilization, give or take a century. First conceived by Danny Hillis in 1995, the clock is meant to…

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Sonar: Numeric and Circular Music Visualization

Sonar is an absolutely beautiful animation. It syncs up with the music in a lovely way, and I’ve watched this repeatedly now for a few times. I can’t seem to find much about this, beyond the fact that it was uploaded by YouTube user techdx5 about a year ago. Tracked down the video to Renaud Hallée, who can also be…

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Optimist: Festival of Color, Slow Motion Video

Optimist is a lovely slow-motion video by Brian Thomson, capturing the Festival of Color celebration at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. There are so many lovely moments to this video – the initial few bursts of color, followed by the entire crowd. There’s the kid breaking into a smile at 3:03. This video captures so…

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This Is a Useless (And Awesome) Machine

Man, I love the concept of these “useless machines.” Each one is essentially a small box with one switch. When someone flips the switch, it triggers a hand/finger whose only function is the turn the switch off. Brilliant. This particular useless machine has an extra surprise at the end. Make sure to stick around until the end! I still haven’t…

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Journey to the End of the Night – 2011

On Saturday I participated in Journey to the End of the Night – an urban street game that consists of a large group of “runners,” who try to make it to checkpoints across Chicago while being pursued by “chasers.” Initially, the game starts off with way more runners than chasers. However – here’s the catch: if you’re a runner and…

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