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This guy made a beautiful animated tribute to video games he played as a child

Eric Ord animated this beautiful music video as a tribute to all the video games he played growing up. I'm not a super old fogey so I didn't recognize all the Atari titles, but other than that his list matches up pretty closely with mine. The only discrepancy I noticed was a severe lack of Japanese dating sims. Keep going for the full video. It's...

Step-by-step breakdown of how to paint a selfie girl with math

This is a video of mathematical artist Inigo Quilez breaking down how he made a procedurally generated graphic of a girl taking a selfie. Even if you don't understand everything he's saying (you won't), the step-by-step explanation is weirdly soothing and engrossing. I think I understood about 3% of what he was saying. Mostly the part where he says,...

Chef David Chang becomes first celebrity to win a million dollars for charity on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

On Sunday, David Chang became the first celebrity to win $1 million for charity on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Although to be fair, his phone-a-friend should be getting all the credit here. I'm with Chang in that I didn't even know Benjamin Harrison was a president. If I had been his phone-a-friend I would've told him it was was trick question because...

This researcher correlated negative reviews of scented candles with COVID-19 cases

Inspired by this tweet, researcher Kate Petrova did a deep dive of scented candle reviews before and after the pandemic. Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, reviews of scented candles took a deep drop after the pandemic started with numerous complaints that the candles lacked any scent. One of the symptoms of COVID-19 is losing your sense of smell and taste...

Mind-bending optical illusion using stationary circles

This is a super impressive illusion featuring two stationary circles that look like they're not only moving, but expanding and contracting. I don't know how it works, but I do know that it involves the inner and outer rings. And also maybe magic. Here's the video: 矢印の方向に動いて見えますね~?人間の脳は単純なので矢印で惑わされてしまうのでーす pic.twitter.com/lUPySup2du— じゃがりきん (@jagarikin)...

This guy spent 11 years working on this Line Rider track

Software engineer and Line Rider enthusiast David Lu spent 11 years creating this absolutely incredible Line Rider track he titled Omniverse II. It would suck if you spent 11 years on something and the end result was bad, but this isn't that. This is good. I didn't know it was possible for a Line Rider track to have a narrative arc but now after watching...

Guy stacks world record 518 Jenga pieces on single vertical Jenga block

Back in July, the official Guinness World Record for most Jenga pieces stacked on a single vertical piece was set by Tai Star Valianti with 485 pieces. Well that record is now poo poo, because last Tuesday Kelvin the Menga Man set a new world record with 517 pieces. And then just days later, his friend lamlei of Team Captain Noodles broke that record...

MotoGP rider barely manages to dodge motorcycles after falling

This is video of Moto2 rider Aron Canet narrowly avoiding being turned into soup after falling from his bike during a qualifying session for the Portuguese Grand Prix. He ends up in the middle of the track and even before he finishes sliding he realizes where he is and starts scrambling to the edge for safety. It almost looks cartoonish how he's scrambling...

Guy narrowly avoids being killed by a massive slab of concrete

While clearing snow from a vehicle in Russia, the owner noticed a massive slab of concrete falling from the building above and narrowly got out of the way in time. When I say massive, I mean massive. Like 100% this guy would be dead if he didn't have his Russian reflexes with him. Also, what is happening in Russia that giant concrete slabs just fall...

Skydiver loses altitude awareness and almost hits a mountain at terminal velocity

This is a video of a group of skydivers losing altitude awareness and narrowly avoiding being turned into pancakes on the side of a mountain. Apparently the group was the second to exit and nobody noticed the drop was at the wrong place until it was almost too late. All their safety gear (AADs, audible altimeters, etc.) was set for ground level and...

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