This is a worthwhile video of a red-hot ball of nickel quickly melting its way through a block of ice from the same guy who brought us the red-hot nickel in a cup of water video. The sound effects aren't as rad (but are still pretty cool) in this one, but it's awesome to watch how fast the ball melts through the ice. It really got me thinking -- the next time you're faced with a driveway full of snow, instead of shoveling that snow, why not produce an Indiana Jones sized ball of red-hot nickel and roll it off the roof of your garage? BOOM -- snow melted. "That's ridiculous." Ridiculous or genius? "Ridiculous." Ridiculous or genius? "Ridiculous." Haters gonna hate!
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Thanks to carey, who told me this is even cooler than peeing your own name in the snow even though that's debatable.
This is a short video from Sweden of ice crystals beginning to form on a soap bubble in -30°C (-22°F) temperatures. Sure it would be cool to do yourself, but the only experiment you'll see me running when it's that f***ing cold is how long I can stay under the covers.
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This is a short video of a Swiss Airbus A340 landing at the Zurich airport in heavy fog. Which, as far as fog goes, is probably airplane pilots' least favorite kind. Me? It's my favorite because it makes sneaking around the neighborhood playing ninja assassin easier.
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This is astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrating what happens when you wring a washcloth out in space. It's completely different (read: cooler) than what happens here on boring old earth. Also, who the hell uses washcloths anymore -- this is 2011, folks. "2013." Right. This i... / Continue →