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The Sarcastic Fringehead

(YouTube link) Sir David Attenborough introduces us to the fish known as the Sarcastic Fringehead. Not only is it ugly, it’s quite aggressive. And wait until you see how it uses it’s mouth! This clip is from the BBC series Life. -via reddit

How to Look Like You Can Solve a Rubik’s Cube

(YouTube link) Genius. Be sure to show this stunt to someone who hasn’t yet seen the video. I won’t tell if you won’t tell! -via Geekosystem

The Horror Short That Inspired del Toro’s Film MAMA

(YouTube Link) Guillermo del Toro is no stranger to horror, and his fantastically disturbing films find inspiration in the darkest corners of the human psyche. MAMA is the tale of orphaned children who survived in the wild thanks to a dark presence they call Mama, and the feature length film began as a short film so good [...]

Don’t Worry, it’s Just Electrostatic Discharge

(YouTube link) Shervin very helpfully explains how professionals test electronic products for resistance to damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD). I learned a lot from this video. See more at ElectroBOOM! Link -via Viral Viral Videos

Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind Part Two

(YouTube link) ASAPScience crammed as many amazing facts into one presentation as they could to blow your mind. There’s something in here that will! -via Holy Kaw! See also:Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind Part One

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 [...]

New Year Resolutions Illustrated by Cats

(YouTube link) Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans has a countdown of the ten most popular New Year resolutions as illustrated by cats. Good luck keeping yours! Resolutions, I mean. I very much hope you keep your cats. Link

Clumsy Kittens Compilation

(YouTube link) Even if curiosity doesn’t kill the cat, it can get them into some awkward positions. -via Tastefully Offensive

Ringing in 1950

(YouTube link) This New Year greeting was shown in theaters among the pre-feature shorts in December of 1949. (via Nag on the Lake)

GravityLight

(YouTube link) What an ingenious idea! Clocks have been powered by gravity for centuries, so why not lights? The investment fund for this project already has about six times what they asked for. -via Viral Viral Videos