The most dangerous stuff in the Universe - Strange stars explained

Monday, April 15, 2019

The guys from German educational design studio Kurzgesagt (previously) talk about strange stars and strange matter.
Inside neutron stars we can find the weirdest and most dangerous substance in the universe: Strange matter. What is strange matter, how dangerous is it and what can it tell us about the origin of the universe?

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau explains Danish slang

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones) explains some slang words and phrases from his country of origin, as part of Vanity Fair's Slang School series (previously).


Vanity Fair

March 2019 news blooper compilation

Monday, April 8, 2019


Previously: February

News Be Funny

What if we detonated all nuclear bombs at once?

Monday, April 1, 2019

In their latest animated video, the guys from German educational design studio Kurzgesagt (previously) take a look at what it would be like if e used all humanity's nuclear bomb resources for one giant explosion.
What happens if make a huge pile from all 15,000 nuclear bombs and pull the trigger? And what happens if we make an even bigger pile?

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito answer the most searched questions about them

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Dumbo stars Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito are the latest guests of Wired magazine's Autocoplmpete Interview series (previously), in which they answer the most Google-searched questions about themselves.
Can Colin Farrell dance? Is Danny DeVito nice? Can Colin really play the piano? Was Danny supposed to be Wolverine??

Wired

Prankster breaks old British "dumb laws" in front of police

Thursday, March 28, 2019

In his latest Vice project, writer, journalist and filmmaker Oobah Butler tries to break as many ridiculous, ancient British laws as he can, just to see if he gets punished for it.
Britain is an old-fashioned, weird place, and its esoteric laws are among the most ridiculous things about the place. From it being illegal to handle a salmon suspiciously, to the threat of having your head chopped off for wearing a suit of armour in Parliament, VICE's Oobah Butler sees if anyone takes any of these laws seriously by trying to break as many as he can—in front of policemen.

Vice

Infographic: What happens on the Internet in 1 minute (2019)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lori Lewis and Chadd Callahan visualize the online activity of billions of people globally, to see what one minute on the Internet looks like.


Check out the data for the previous years

Here is the data for the previous years:


Previously: 2012


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An honest trailer for every Tim Burton movie

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The guys from Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers poke fun at the movies of cult film director Tim Burton.
Put on your best striped suit and enter the world of director Tim Burton

Screen Junkies

Movie accent expert analyzes actors playing presidents

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Dialect coach Erik Singer (previously) breaks down and analyzes the accuracy of the accents of 28 actors playing American presidents.
How close was Josh Brolin to capturing George W. Bush in W.? Is Jay Pharoah's version of Obama true to life? Is it even possible for an actor to accurately portray George Washington?

Wired

"Chocolate Lagoon" — A Bad Lip Reading of "Shallow"

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bad Lip Reading (previously) adds new lyrics to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's performance of Shallow at the 91st Academy Awards.

Idris Elba explains British slang

Monday, March 18, 2019

English actor Idris Elba is the latest guest on Vanity Fair's Slang School series (previously), in which he explains a few slang words and phrases from his country of origin.


Vanity Fair

The origin of consciousness – How unaware things became aware

Monday, March 18, 2019

German educational design studio Kurzgesagt (previously) take a look at early forms of consciousness, in their latest animated video.
Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In the first part of this three part video series, we explore the origins of consciousness and take a closer look on how unaware things became aware.

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

True facts about the bolas spider

Monday, March 18, 2019

Ze Frank shares some interesting facts about the bolas spider, in the latest video from his "True facts" series (previously).
What Nancy does with her butt rope is nobody's business.

Ze Frank

50 ways to jump

Friday, March 15, 2019

Kevin Parry returns with another one of his 50 Ways videos (previously), in which he shows us various ways in which people jump.


Kevin Parry

Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal answer the most searched questions about them

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

In the latest episode of Wired magazine's Autocoplmpete Interview series (previously), Triple Frontier stars Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal answer the most Google-searched questions about themselves.


Wired

Infographic: The fastest cars in pop culture

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

J&S Transportation takes a look at some of the most iconic cars in movies and TV, ranking them by their speed.
The famous DeLorean in Back to the Future needed to only reach 88 miles per hour (mph) to activate the flux capacitor, but some of the most memorable cars on the big screen have cruised at speeds well over 100 mph. But all of that speeding comes at a price. For example, did you know it took 13 different Bluesmobiles to create the stunts and car chases (all of them real, by the way) in The Blues Brothers? At the time of its release, the movie set a record for the number of cars crashed in a movie, according to the IMDb.

But some fast cars didn’t need crazy stunts to become legendary: cars like James Bond’s Aston Martin or the Ferrari in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off exude their legendary status right off the bat with sex appeal and utterly cool vibes.

J&S Transportation

Everything wrong with "A Star is Born"

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The guys from CinemaSins point out all the flaws in A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
Here is a movie a lot of people loved that has good performances, good music, it won some awards. Yada yada.

Previously: A Honest Trailer for A Star is Born

Size Venn Diagram

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


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Brie Larson answers the most searched questions about her

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Captain Marvel star Brie Larson is the latest guest on Wired magazine's Autocoplmpete Interview series (previously), in which she answers the most Google-searched questions about herself.
Is Brie Larson a gamer? Where did she grow up? Did Brie go to college? Does Captain Marvel have a cat? Does she time travel??

Wired

Student calls teachers by their first names

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Adam Lamberti shares a video in which he walks through his high-school and greets teachers by their first names to catch their reactions.


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90s Avengers trailer

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mash-up artist What's the Mashup? imagines a Marvel's Avengers movie made in the 1990s, with an all 1990s cast.
What would Avengers have done with a 1999 cast?

What's the Mashup?

Cool pop culture art print of the day

Wednesday, March 6, 2019


Graphic artist and Star Wars fan Jeff Carlisle's illustration Another Night at the Warp Core Cafe, that crams up hoards of sci-fi characters from movies, TV shows and franchises, is the kind that ill make you look at the details a little.


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Phonetically defined

Wednesday, March 6, 2019


Wrong Hands

February 2019 news blooper compilation

Monday, March 4, 2019


Previously: January

News Be Funny

Honest Trailers: "A Star is Born"

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

This year's Oscar-nominated remake, starring Lady Gaga, finally gets an "honest trailer," courtesy of Screen Junkies.
From director Bradley Cooper, comes the fourth version of the same story.

Screen Junkies

Jennifer Lopez explains dance slang

Thursday, February 21, 2019

As part of Vanity Fair's Slang School series (previously), World of Dance judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo explain a few common dance slang words and phrases.


Vanity Fair

50 people share the worst thing about their state

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In the latest episode of Condé Nast Traveler's Culturally Speaking, people from all the US states talk about the worst thing about their home state.


Condé Nast Traveler

Honest Trailers: The 2019 Oscar Best Picture nominees

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The guys from Screen Junkies provide an "honest trailer" for this year's Academy Awards Best Picture nominees.
You don't need a host to be Honest - It's the 91st Academy Awards aka The Oscars (2019)!

Screen Junkies

True facts about the lemur

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In his own unique style, Ze Frank humorously presents some real-life facts about lemurs, in the latest video his "True facts" series (previously).
So cute it makes you want to barf.

Ze Frank

Loneliness

Monday, February 18, 2019

In their latest animated video, the guys from German educational design studio Kurzgesagt (previously) talk about why humans feel lonely and what they can do to overcome this condition.
Everybody feels lonely sometimes. But only few of us are aware how important this feeling was for our ancestors - and that our modern world can turn it into something that really hurts us. Why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Bad Lip Reading: 2019 State of the Union

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The guys from Bad Lip Reading (previously) dub last week's State of the Union address delivered by President Trump, in their usual, hilarious manner.

"Enter Sandman" sung in 20 styles

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Musician Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs (previously) performs Metallica's Enter Sandman in 20 different musical styles.

Building a Marsbase is a horrible idea: Let’s do it!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

German educational design studio Kurzgesagt (previously) takes a look at the many complicated problems humans need to tackle if they want to create a a functioning base on Mars.
Humans love to explore. Strangely enough even horrible places – like Mars. Let’s see how building a Mars base could work and how insanely nerve-wracking exactly it would be.

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Inforgraphic: The Coppola family, inetrconnected

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Map and Pop Culture enthusiast, and big fan of the Coppolas, Dylan Narqvist, takes us through the prominent family's work in film, in his graphic The #Coppola Family: An Interconnected #Cinema History.


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Dylan offers some more info on the Coppolas, after sharing his infographic on Reddit.
The members of the family are the following :
- Francis Ford Coppola (used as a reference);
- Eleanor, his wife;
- Carmine and Italia Coppola, his parents;
- Talia Coppola (Talia Shire), his sister;
- Sofia, Roman and Gian-Carlo Coppola, his children;
- Gian-Carla Coppola (Gia Coppola), his granddaughter;
- Marc, Christopher and Nicolas (Nicolas Cage) Coppola, his nephews on the brother side;
- Jason Schwartzman and Robert Coppola Schwartzman, his nephews on the sister side.

Only the movies where at least 2 of them are involved are shown, which explained why some Coppola masterpieces like Lost in Translation are not displayed here, sadly.

In case it's not as obvious as I thought :
- A full Circle means the person directed the movie;
- Outer Rings mean acting inside the movie (even not credited small parts);
- Dotted Outer Rings are other actions (producing, music, etc.), always specified.
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1500 people sing "I Want It That Way"

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

1500 strangers gathered in Brisbane's Tivoli club to perform Backstreet Boys' 90s classic I Want It That Way, under the direction of Astrid Jorgensen of Pub Choir.
Pub Choir - run by Astrid Jorgensen, Waveney Yasso and Meg Bartholomew - gathered on January 30th, 2019. 1500 strangers packed into The Tivoli in Brisbane to learn I Want It That Way in 3-part harmony in 90 minutes.

Pub Choir

Launch risk

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


xkcd

January 2019 news blooper compilation

Monday, February 4, 2019


News Be Funny

Destination/How to get there

Monday, February 4, 2019


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Bad Lip Reading: NFL 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

The latest video from Bad Lip Reading parodies the 2018-2019 NFL season in their own unique style.


Previously: A Bad Lip Reading of NFL 2018

Collected works

Monday, February 4, 2019


Wrong Hands

One selfie every day for 12 years

Friday, February 1, 2019

Part of his ongoing project, YouTube user Hugo Cornellier shares another video made of photos he took of himself every day, this one from age 12 until he bought his own house.


Last time we've seen Hugo make a one-selfie-a-day video was two years ago, before he hot married.

How "Aquaman" should have ended

Friday, February 1, 2019

The guys from How It Should Have Ended (previously) imagine some more realistic scenes for DC Comics' recent box office hit Aquaman.

Jennifer Lawrence with Steve Buscemi's face

Friday, February 1, 2019

Creepy video of the day: Footage from the 2017 Golden Globes featuring actress Jennifer Lawrence answering some questions while naturally wearing Steve Buscemi's face. Because why not!
Steve Buscemi + Jennifer Lawrence discussing her favorite/least favorite housewives on the Bravo channel.

VillainGuy

Billy Eichner and Cobie Smulders answer the most searched questions about them

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In the latest episode of Wired magazine's Autocoplmpete Interview series (previously), Friends from College starts Billy Eichner and Cobie Smulders answer the most Google-searched questions about themselves.


Wired

"Paper Planes" sung by movies

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In the latest from video artist Ross Thompson aka The Unusual Suspect (previously), characters from different movies perform M.I.A.'s Paper Planes.


The Unusual Suspect

Cringeworthy ad of the day: The Dude in new beer commerical

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Jeff Bridges reprized his role of Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, from the Coen Bros' cult classic The Big Lebowski (alongside Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City) for a new Superbowl commercial for Stella Artois. Watch at own risk!


Stella Artois

Gym struggles

Wednesday, January 30, 2019


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Honest Trailers: Birdbox

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Netflix's thriller Birdbox, starring Sandra Bullock, finally gets the proper "honest trailer" it deserves, courtesy of Screen Junkies.


Screen Junkies

James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson answer the most searched questions about them

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The stars of the new M. Night Shyamalan movie, Glass, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson, are the latest guests on Wired magazine's Autocoplmpete Interview series (previously), in which they answer the most Google-searched questions about themselves.
How did James McAvoy get so ripped? Is Sarah Paulson Canadian? Is James left-handed?

Wired

Redditors painting themselves

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


It happened this past weekend, after Gaddafo posted a photo of his mother holding a painting she recently did. Shortly after, a fellow Redditor shared a picture of himself holding a painting of it. It went on from there.



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Russian winter prank of the day

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


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Man does the same dance routine with 1000 people around the world

Thursday, January 17, 2019

YouTuber Matt Bray of ProjectOneLife has traveled around the world and asked people he met to dance with him and put together this wonderful video.
Spent the last year and a half of my life traveling the world and making this dance video, hopefully this will make a few people smile.

Honest Trailers: "Halloween" (2018)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Screen Junkies provides an "honest trailer," for the 2018 sequel to Halloween.
After sequels and reboots that range from "meh" to "please kill meh" only one movie can try to restore a franchise to it's former glory.

Screen Junkies

The distance from Earth to the Moon

Thursday, January 17, 2019


If you traveled at the speed of light, it would take you about 1.3 seconds to get from Earth to the Moon (for scale, the light travels from the Sun to Earth in about 8 minutes). Planetary expert James O'Donoghue animates the distance using NASA imagery.
This is the distance between the Earth and Moon with the correct sizes and scales. The real-time speed of light is also shown.

@physicsJ

"Birdbox" trailer - "The Office" version

Monday, January 14, 2019

The trailer for the recent Netflix thriller Birdbox gets re-edited with images from the American version of The Office.

Is organic really better? Healthy food or trendy scam?

Monday, January 14, 2019

The guys from German educational design studio Kurzgesagt (previously) take a look at organic food and how good it really is for the people who eat it and for the environment.
Organic food is a huge trend: it promises a healthier and better life. But can Organic food really live up to the expectations or is it just baloney?

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

A map of fictional Britain

Monday, January 14, 2019


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Londonist has put together this map of "Fake Britain," which plots over 720 names of fictional cities, towns and villages from films, books, poems and television series.
We've put together a map of fictional locations from film, TV, literature and other sources. Take a look around this alternative nation and see how many places you recognise. From Judge Dredd to Vanity Fair, it's all here.

The vast majority of entries are well defined geographically. Some — such as Beanotown and Blackadder's Dunny on the Wold — are a little more nebulous, but we've added them for fun. Hogwarts is an unmappable location (unless it's a Marauder's Map you're looking at), but we've had a go anyway.
Index available here

Londonist

Bryce Dallas Howard answers the most searched questions about her

Monday, January 14, 2019

In the latest episode of Wired magazine's Autocoplmpete Interview series (previously), A Dog's Way Home star Bryce Dallas Howard answers the most Google-searched questions about herself.
Can Bryce Dallas Howard cry on command? Who is her husband? Why is Bryce Dallas Howard named Dallas?

Wired

The four generations meme

Monday, January 14, 2019

Originating in China, this new wholesome video meme that took the Internet by storm in early 2019, features kids calling out to their parents, who call out to their parents and so on, til four generations of the same family pop into the frame.