Poor guy just can't catch a break sometimes.Read More
There are disadvantages to factory farming. The crowded conditions lead to health risks for the animals. As a result, they're given antibiotics which can lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Oh, and also sometimes there's foam that makes pools of hog poop explode. Farmers don't know the cause of the foam, but they think they may have a solution, but it's not a very good one.Read More
The Slow Mo Guys are returning to their childhoods this week, if only to blow up whatever they find there -- and film it in slow motion, of course. I mean, that is kind of their thing. While the duo's initial experiment -- detonating a picturesque LEGO house, wookiees and all -- doesn't go exactly as planned, the frustration it induces results in an unlikely work of art. So if you've ever wondered whether a box full of children's building blocks being blasted into the sky and then raining down in dreamlike slow motion is kind of beautiful, this is your chance to find out. (Spoiler alert: it totally is.)Read More
Sony didn't give us a look at what the PlayStation 4 actually looks like during their event last night, but it's safe to assume it is not a human-sized robot that shoots lasers from its eyes. That didn't stop the goodly folks at Next Media Animation from speculating as such. Their animated version of the event is borderline insane, and a lot more fun to watch than the event itself.Read More
As Hurricane Sandy hit the northeastern United States last night, large swathes of New York and New Jersey lost power. This video, which captured an explosion at a Con Edison plant, would most likely explain why. If you wait through the middle, another explosion happens at the end. It was probably terrifying for the people that didn't have power since they couldn't quickly hop on the Internet and look up what just happened. Thankfully, the storm is gone, and now we all just have to wait for the clean-up.Read More
There are plenty of videos of people microwaving crazy things on YouTube, so what makes this any different? A lot: It's a very to-the-point supercut, it's high quality, it's in a clean microwave, it's in slow motion, and it's actually a viral advertisment for Moe's Southwest Grill. Still, it's an absolute pleasure to watch, and Moe's Southwest Grill is fantastic; no one has to pay me to say that. So if you want to watch some stuff explode in a microwave, but not sacrifice your own safety or microwave, give it a watch. Also, the bluegrass soundtrack? Transcendental.Read More
The above video depicts a hauntingly beautiful scene over in Forth Worth, Texas Tuesday night when lightning struck several transformers and caused a chain reaction of transformer explosions. The National Weather Service reports that between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday night, around 330 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes took place. Though they aren't sure if any of the bolts directly hit a transformer, they state that a bolt of lightning can carry enough electrical charge to blow a transformer if it strikes nearby ground. Police received reports of a transformer on fire, and as one can see from the video, the reports were most likely legitimate.
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