Posts Tagged "video"

Kids in Thailand Fishing Village Build Their Own Football Field

Once upon a time in Ko Panyi, a floating fishing village in Thailand, some kids decided they would like to play football. They had watched it often on TV, but never tried playing themselves. Their solution? Build a field out of wood and nails. This is their story. Very cute and quite touching, this is a really well made little…

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Street-Level Video of Tsunami in Japan, 2011

This street-level footage of the 2011 tsunami hitting Japan is difficult to describe. Like many others, I’ve seen a lot of clips on the news showing boats being pushed up aginst bridges and buildings. Cars in the water. But in my opinion, this video fully captures just how badly Japan was hit. I knew tsunamis were destructive, but until I…

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Man Saves Dog’s Life Using Pet CPR

Ron Pace runs Canyon Crest K9 Training Center, in Tacoma, WA. During a regular training session with a boxer, the dog collapsed suddenly and stopped breathing. Pace immediately jumped into action, and was able to resuscitate the animal using CPR, with the entire event captured on video. Warning: I have to say, I debated posting this video on the blog….

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What’s In Spock’s Scanner, Part 1

Brilliant, brilliant editing work. It’s been a while since I’ve laughed this much at pure silence. This had me cracking up tonight. [via Metafilter] Related: Star Trek, Tik Tok: Silly, Nerdy Video Mashup Star Trek in the Office Khaan! Video Loop of William Shatner’s Classic “Star Trek” Scream Live Stage Version of Star Trek Episode: Spock’s Brain This Camera Pays…

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Rocky Salemmo: The Bowler

Rocky grew up with his mother working at a snack bar in a bowling alley. As he got older, he realized he was pretty good at bowling. From there, he began trying to make his way through his skills at bowling: earning a living without actually earning a living.

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Valparaiso Cerro Abajo: Insane Urban Downhill Race (Helmet Cam)

Valparaiso Cerro Abajo is an insane, downhill race through the streets of Chile. What makes it fascinating is that it’s not done entirely in the streets – it’s more of an ad hoc course, identified only by a few ribbons marking the lanes. For as often as they’re on the road, riders are equally traversing down concrete steps – several…

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Slow Motion Breakdancing Video: Battle of the Year 2010

1 on 1 B-Boy Battle contains absolutely mesmerizing slow-motion footage of dancers, competing at the 2010 Battle of the Year. My abs hurt just watching this. But I’m very much in awe of these guys, and amazed at what the human body is capable of. Also? It would have been way cooler had I injured my wrists doing something like…

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Dead Island: Haunting, Cinematic Video Game Trailer

I recently watched a video game trailer that absolutely floored me. It’s for a game called Dead Island and it involves zombies. That’s pretty much all you need to know. Fair warning before you watch the videos below – it’s a bit gory, with axes and blood splattering. If you can imagine it in a zombie horror movie, it’s there….

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Robotic Avatar Buys Scone From Coffee Shop

When an engineer at Anybots got hungry, he did what any other person would do: he sent his robotic avatar a mile down the street to pick up a scone. While this is obviously a PR stunt, it’s a delightful one to me. Here’s some video of the whole event (picks up at the 2:00 mark): Also? I cannot wait…

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Lovely Time-Lapse Video of Dripping Paint

This is a great time-lapse video of several pieces by artist Holton Rower. Even better, the video is synced up perfectly to the audio (a Kronos Quartet song). I can’t explain it, but I feel incredibly relaxed after seeing this. I get this feeling that there’s a lot of beautiful things happening all around us, if we would only slow…

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Axe Cop: The (Fan) Movie

For those of you who might not know it, Axe Cop is a brilliant bit of collaboration. It’s a story entirely written by five-year-old Malachai Nicolle, and then illustrated by his 29 year old comic artist brother, Ethan Nicolle. And it’s exactly as awesome as you’re imagining. If you haven’t read it before, I’d suggest going over the first few…

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