The folks over at Fysikshow decided to take the Ruben’s tube to another level by building a two-dimensional ‘Pyro Board’ with 2500 holes. “Sound waves are transmitted through a flammable gas creating alternating high and low pressure zones. This creates the flame pattern.”
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Given that at least 500 million people still use the Windows XP operating system, it’s no surprise that “Bliss,” the bright and beautiful photo of an idyllic field that is the system’s default wallpaper, is considered the most-viewed image of all time. But now that Microsoft has officially pulled its support for the aging operating system, it’s high time we found out exactly what the story is behind this iconic and beautiful background.
In one of the most bizarre reprisals we’ve recently seen, Bloodblitz, the comedian behind the Rob’s Rants channel on Youtube, has created a short video showing what Bane, the infamous Batman villain, might have looked like if he was a cat. Sporting the iconic mask and shearling coat, Banecat seeks to eliminate his owner’s control over him by terrible acts of vengeance – of the sort that regular cats seem to engage in every day anyway.
Daniel Stoupin, a PhD student at the University of Queensland in Australia, has created a stunning must-see video that will open your eyes to just how little most of us understand about the many different forms of life we have here on Earth. His “Slow Life” video combines thousands of close-up photographs of beautiful corals to illustrate their daily movements in a way that makes them seem not of this earth.
This adorable pooch is Duncan Lou Who, a brave boxer dog who lost his two hind legs to a birth deformity. What makes him so inspiring is that fact that he doesn’t let his disability get him down. This video, uploaded by Washington-based Panda Paws Rescue, shows Duncan on his first day at the beach. He keeps up both with the other dogs and with his human friends just fine.
The fashion industry has provided women with an unhealthy and unrealistic idea of what it means to be beautiful, and videos that expose how Photoshop and other digital manipulation tools are used to achieve this have become very popular. And that’s exactly what this video is about – that is, until things start to get weird…
This saucy and heartwarming video, uploaded to Youtube by Tatia Pilieva, brings together what she says are complete strangers for nothing less than an intimate first kiss! At first things are painfully awkward and weird, but as they warm to each other with introductions, small chat and jokes, things start to heat up.
Amateur photographer Mark Hersch is the perfect example of how improving photo technology is making it easier and easier for more and more people to create beautiful images. This stunning landscape (or skyscape?) was snapped as Hersch’s flight was approaching Chicago O’ Hare International Airport last week. He had his iPhone out to take a picture when the plane took a sharp turn and revealed this incredible sight – the Chicago skyline casting its shadow on the surface of Lake Michigan.
Some adorable pictures have surfaced of a bunch of chubby puppies in China who have been pictured huddling around a staff canteen stove to keep warm. According to the chefs that work the stove, the pups won’t stop barking until the stove is lit. They all live in Jiulongjiang Forest Park in Rucheng county in southern China.
Staff at the Greystoke Mahale resort in Tanzania have released beautiful footage of a young male pelican learning to fly that they took by strapping a small GoPro camera to his bill. They found the pelican, who has since been named “Big Bird,” roughly 4 months ago when he might have been separated from his flock by a powerful storm. The resort staff nursed him back to health and tried to get him to fly by running along the beach and flapping their hands.
Photographer Lynn Terry captured this adorable photo-booth-style series of pictures featuring Bumper shooting a big sloppy kiss on the cheek to her friend Willis. Bumper was rescued from a dog fighter and Willis was born to a mother that had been involved in the largest dog-fighting ring bust in human history – 500 dogs were rescued, including Willis’ mother.
This striking composite photo from the riots in Ukraine help put the extreme devastation occurring in Kiev right now into perspective. The lighter image on the left is of Independence Square in Kiev before the riots and the seemingly post-apocalyptic half of the image was taken in the same square by Olga Yakimovich for Reuters on Feb. 19th.