Video

Video is the slightly edgier brother of film. He has a better sense of humour and fun but he doesn’t stick around for long. For that reason we need to always be watching to bring you the freshest, funniest, coolest, most unbelievable and most astounding videos – the type that spread like a bad case of swine flu.

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Why we should have more bugs in our diet

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Saturday 1 February 2014

According to a new TED-Ed video, educator Emma Bryce encourages us to go back to our ancient roots and eat more bugs. I’m sure you just went ‘ick!’ or ‘eww!’ but there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for that. Entomophagy is the consumption of insects as food. We’ve been eating insects for thousands of years, with […]

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What would a person look like if he fell into a volcano?

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 31 January 2014

‘What would a person look like if he fell into a volcano?’ This is the question posed by the guys over at ‘I F*cking Love Science!’ Fortunately, some folks beat us to it a few years ago. No, they didn’t throw in a real live person (even though that would make for really accurate results). […]

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A 10-second animation video showing man’s first flight on a grasshopper

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 29 January 2014

One of the animators of the hit Disney movie, ‘Frozen’, has created an amazing short – and by ‘short’, I mean 10 seconds – about the first person to pilot a grasshopper. While taking his kids to the playground, Wayne Unten decided to shoot a live-action footage of a grasshopper using his iPhone. Enter animator […]

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Animated classic paintings by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 28 January 2014

This video is probably the most stunning thing we’ve seen in quite a while. Using a 2.5D animation effect, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brought these iconic paintings to life in a beautiful, haunting way. Everything from the sequence to the music creates an atmosphere that is nearly impossible to take your eyes away from. Yes, technology […]

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Incredible photos of surfing in Iceland

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Sunday 26 January 2014

If you think surfing is hard, try surfing in the icy waters of Iceland – which is what adventure photographer and artist Chris Burkard just did. In his project with Goal Zero, Burkard tries to find the perfect wave, not in the sunny beaches of Hawaii or California, but in the pneumonia-inducing beaches of Iceland. […]

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Shiba Inu tries to save her human from alcohol

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Sunday 26 January 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, we have discovered man’s solution to alcoholism: a dog. Mari-kun, a Shiba Inu, is seen in the video trying to prevent her human, Inosemarine, from drinking a glass of alcohol. How? She uses both paws, holding down her human’s arm as he tries to carry the glass. With a cute dog like […]

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Jesus has company: Malaysians walk on water, technically

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 24 January 2014

Okay, before you scream ‘heresy!’ and ‘burn him at the stake’, hear me out. Malaysians walked, ran, danced, and did all sorts of physics-defying on top of a pool of water. But this isn’t your typical swimming pool. The pool had a non-Newtonian fluid of corn starch and water, called ‘Oobleck’. So technically they still […]

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Chuck Palahniuk endorses a version of Fight Club with Tyler Durden edited out

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By Christopher Stribley in Video on Thursday 23 January 2014

Yes, you read that right. Palahniuk has even posted it on his own website. Richard Trammell took it upon himself to edit Tyler Durden out of a famous scene from the film and the effect lends a somewhat haunting insight to the remaining character. Trammell’s not finished yet, but we’re given a glimpse of his […]

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The history and future of everything explained in a 7 minute video

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 23 January 2014

Let’s start the new year by putting in perspective our current moment in time. Watch this cool graphic motion video about 2013, the past decade, the past century, everything else in the past, and then everything else that’s in store for the future. Near the end of the video, you’ll be kind of bummed out […]

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Ants are like liquid and rubber, says science

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 23 January 2014

Science never fails to amaze. In a New York Times video, researchers studying the physics of ants at the Georgia Institute of Technology showed that a swarm of ants could act like liquid or rubber. To be specific, the video showed that when the fire ants were being ‘poured’ out of a container, they possessed […]

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German surfer flies to Brazil just to experience real waves

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Now this is what we call commitment! Munich-based river surfer, Paul, hitched a ride with Lufthansa to Brazil to experience real beach culture, only to get stuck in a traffic jam en route that turned a two hour drive to paradise into an eight hour journey. But he made it, and all the travel time […]

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The Simpsons pays tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 21 January 2014

Animation and film making legend Hayao Miyazaki will be ending his illustrious career with his final animated film The Wind Rises. While all of us were still in denial about his retirement, The Simpsons went ahead and made a tribute in their last episode by re-imagining some of Miyazaki’s famous films. Can you spot the […]

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Video contrasts what London looked like in 1927 and 2013

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By Denimu in Video on Sunday 19 January 2014

During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled across the UK with his new colour film camera. His trip ended in London, with some of his most stunning images, and these were recently revived and restored by the BFI and shared with the world. Simon Smith attempted to capture every one of his shots, standing in […]

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Baby girl’s reaction to meeting her father’s identical twin is hilarious

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 18 January 2014

We’ve already shown you kids doing all sorts of funny things, but this one might be the cutest of all. And it’s not even rehearsed! If this baby could express herself with words, she’d probably say something like, ‘Am I being punk’d?’ Meeting her uncle for the very first time, this baby girl doesn’t realize […]

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The sound of taste: a video of spices exploding to the sound of music

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 17 January 2014

‘The Sound of Taste’ is an audio visual installation created by advertising agency Grey London for Schwartz Flavour Shots. The beautiful and visually-stimulating slow-motion video shows bags and bags of spices exploding, with their contents shooting up into the air, all in accordance to the sound of music. Described as a ‘Sonic Flavourscape’, the video […]

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