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Stratos Jump in LEGO

(YouTube link) Felix Baumgartner broke a world record with a 24-mile skydive earlier today. While we wait for the video, we can enjoy this speedy re-enactment rendered in LEGO. -via The Daily What Geek Okay, the actual POV video of the skydive is available now, too. Continue to see it. (YouTube link)

The Missing Links: Baby Diets Have Changed a Lot Since the ’50s

A Nice Cool Bottle of 7UP. A Baby Bottle of 7UP, That Is. “For 7Up is so pure, so wholesome, you can even give it to babies and feel good about it.” Oh, 1950s advertising, you’re the worst. * Going Beyond Chess Have you ever played any of these 10 super-involved strategy games? * Another College Class [...]

The View Over San Francisco

(YouTube link) Where’s the best place to mount a camera? On a remote-control airplane, of course! How else are you going to get these gorgeous POV shots? This video is part of a series called “Team BlackSheep USA Road Trip,” in which the same technique is used for various awesome locations. Link -via I Am Bored

Now Open: 8 New Thrill Rides at America’s Theme Parks

Whether it’s for a day trip, a getaway weekend, or a full-blown vacation, there’s a theme park near you, and many of them have new rides to deliver the biggest thrills yet -if you’re into that sort of thing. 1. Dollywood: Wild Eagle The big trend in roller coasters is the “winged” ride, in which the carriage [...]

Video Of 16-Bit Legend Of Zelda PC Case Being Built From Scratch

(YouTube Link) Building a custom case for your desktop computer is a fun hobby with an impressive end result, and the fact that the computer retains full functionality tends to blow the minds of those who only see the case as an impressive work of art. This video by Richard Clinton is fun to watch, and seeing [...]

The Late Movies: A Different POV

Electronic miniaturization means we have really small digital video cameras now, and people attach them to all kinds of things to get a POV (point of view) sequence. Here are some memorable places cameras have recorded from. Stolen by a Seagull An awesome video, but not quite accidental. The consensus is that the camera owner was trying [...]

The Mystical Farting Runes of Iceland

I think we can all agree that the seventeenth century was a bad time to be a witch, or to be caught by the authorities with witchy-type items in your possession. Eye of newt aside, one of the most damning things you could own was a grimoire, a textbook of magic. (The most famous example [...]

Robot Trained to Repeatedly Punch Humans

Robots usually aren’t supposed to hurt people. But how does a robot know if its actions injure a human? The only way is for the robot to learn how much physical pressure the human body can comfortably endure. So Borut Povše, a researcher at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia had a robot punch people [...]

The World’s Largest Shopping Mall

The largest shopping mall in the world is no longer the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The South China Mall near Guangzhou, China is twice as big! This is not a success story; there are only about a dozen stores open in the giant facility. However, because the mall is considered “too big to [...]