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Hungry Polar Bear Tries to Eat Wildlife Filmmaker

(Video Link) Wildlife documentarian Gordon Buchanan traveled to Svalbard for his new series The Polar Bear Family and Me. He did not know that it is customary there to bring a dish to dinner when visiting the polar bears. The mother expressed their displeasure at this breach of etiquette and tried to break through his protective [...]

That’s Not What I Meant By "Look The Other Way"

(Video Link) The most impressive thing about this silly dog trick is that I know humans who can’t even cross their eyes. Via I Can Has Cheezburger

Watch the Skull-Cutting Instructional Video Made for a Django Unchained Actor

Quentin Tarantino often takes liberties with history in his films, and his latest, Django Unchained, is no exception. But some aspects of the flick called for a bit of realism: For a scene where Leonardo DiCaptrio’s character, Calvin Candie, saws off the top of a skull, the production turned to the Mütter Museum for help. [...]

The Creepiest Game You’ve Never Heard Of

(YouTube Link) Take the works of Edgar Allen Poe, use them as the basis for an adventure video game starring William S. Burroughs and you’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the strangeness that is The Dark Eye. Video games in the 90s definitely weren’t lacking in originality, it’s just too bad that most truly exceptional [...]

The Pony with a Thousand Faces: My Little Pony and the Hero’s Journey

(Video Link) In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, anthropologist Joseph Campbell summarized myths and literature from cultures around the world as a “monomyth”–a literary pattern that forms the basis for thousands of different stories about heroes. Campbell’s work has had a tremendous influence on modern day storytellers, including Richard Adams to George Lucas. The hero is [...]

Fireworks in Reverse

(Video Link) What do fireworks look like when you see them backwards? Simply beautiful. Julian Tay recorded the New Year’s Day fireworks display in Melbourne, Australia and reversed the image. Link -via Colossal 

Final Fantasy With Singing Puppets

(YouTube Link) Comedian Brent Black, aka Brentalfloss, created this puppet video tribute to the Final Fantasy video game franchise, and once you watch it you’ll never be able to get the downright catchy tune out of your head! Singing puppets don’t exactly enhance the Final Fantasy gaming experience, but they do make for a good distraction when [...]

Ride the Solid Rocket Booster (With Headphones)

In this staggering eight-minute video, you take a guided ride on the Solid Rocket Booster alongside the Space Shuttle. The video is interesting but the sound is astonishing — put on your headphones, watch this, and read the YouTube annotations as they pop up (it may help to make the video fullscreen so they’re [...]

Celebrate Stan Lee’s 90th Birthday by Watching All of His Marvel Movie Cameos

(Video Link)  Comic book artist Stan Lee is famous for making short appearances in films about the superheroes he made famous. Today, he turned ninety–though it’s hard to tell at the pace he keeps. Let’s mark the occasion by watching all of his film cameos. -via Tor

Creepy Legend Of Zelda Dead Hand Snowman

Video game themed snowmen don’t come much more obscure, or creepy looking, than this thing. It’s based on the Dead Hand mini boss from the Legend of Zelda game The Ocarina of Time, and somehow he looks better when constructed out of hi-rez snow particles. Remember when video game graphics were that bad? Link