Yup, this is the first dog ever to fly in a wingsuit

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 29 May 2014

This is a video of Whisper, a 4-year old miniature Australian cattle dog attempting the first ever doggy wingsuit flight with his human, base jumper Dean Potter. Called ‘When Dogs Fly’, the Adidas-sponsored feature shows the canine inside Potter’s backpack, with his head popped out, as they both lunge into the valley below. They both land safely, with Whisper jumping for joy as he comes out of the backpack.

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This cat wants a hug soooo bad

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 26 May 2014

‘Best Kitty Hug Ever’ is a video of a cat aching to get a hug from its human. The feline’s stiff posture and outstretched arms have won it the hearts of cat worshippers everywhere, receiving 1.2 million views on YouTube and plenty of spoofs from the internet. You can check out the animated gifs this video has spawned over at Twisted Sifter.

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The peculiar and painful manhood rituals in different cultures

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 20 May 2014

BuzzFeed has come out with a video that takes us through some of the most bizarre, intriguing, and downright painful manhood rituals in different cultures. Take, for instance, the Satere-Mawe Tribe in the Amazon. Boys as young as 12 are required to endure wearing ant-laced gloves for at least 10 minutes to prove their manhood. […]

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Wanderlust: a lake in Palau where you can swim with millions of golden jellyfish and not get stung

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 19 May 2014

How to one up your friends: 1. Go to Jellyfish Lake in Palau 2. Swim with the non-harmful golden jellyfish and take lots of selfie videos 3. Tell them the jellyfish are actually deadly and you’re just too much of a badass to care. This is a video of Nana Trongratanawong snorkeling amongst the millions […]

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Photographer travels to 36 countries in 600 days: this is the enthralling video he created about it

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Thursday 15 May 2014

Remember that time you told yourself, ’one day I’m going to travel the world,’ but never did? Behold, the video that will make you so jelly, you’re going to start packing as soon as possible! Photographer Alex Chacon travelled through 36 countries in 600 days, logging in an unbelievable 202, 690 km using five different motorcycles. Using a GoPro and a monopod attached to it, he captured a 360 panorama selfie of his entire trip.

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Who knew human hair could be used as violin strings?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Music on Wednesday 14 May 2014

If you have long flowing, silky-smooth hair that would rival the likes of Rapunzel and Thor, you can now become part-man, part-violin. At the Street Musician’s Day in Lithuania, artist Tadas Maskimovas demonstrated that anyone – or anything, rather – can be used to make good music. Even hair! To make hair playable, they clumped […]

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Watch these ladies try to sing while having an orgasm

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 9 May 2014

Well, that’s one way of getting your music out there. All-girl EDM group, ‘ADAM’, came up with an interesting way to promote their new single ‘Go to Go’: by attempting to sing while simultaneously having an orgasm.

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Hamster Eating A Tiny Burrito: we interviewed the guys behind the viral video

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 9 May 2014

What do you get when you put together a tiny hamster and a tiny burrito? You get a viral video that’s already been viewed over 6 million times on YouTube. In this interview, we talk to ‘Hello Denizen’, the company behind the adorable ‘Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos’. Read on to find out how they made the video and what the little cute guy’s name is. [Read our original post about the hamster here.]

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Prison break: Honey Badger knows how to escape any cage or enclosure

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 8 May 2014

Honey Badger don’t care. Honey Badger still going to escape any cage or enclosure you put him in. Case in point: a clever little escape artist by the name of Stoffel, who lives in the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa. In the BBC program, ‘Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem’, we see Stoffel constantly […]

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Scientifically accurate Thundercats

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Lies! Our entire childhood has been one big lie! Fox’s Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD), has revealed to us the truth about the ThunderCats with their animated short, ‘Scientifically Accurate ThunderCats’. It’s part of an ongoing series wherein they debunk previous beliefs about childhood cartoons with science. They’ve already shown us ‘Scientifically Accurate Duck Tales’ and […]

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Introducing pen spinning, the epic trend that is sweeping through Taiwan

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Remember when you were a kid and you were doing all sorts of Bic pen twirling tricks with your friends? Well, prepare to be outclassed! Pen spinning masters Ian Jenson and PPM shows us that twirling and playing around with pens can become a graceful art form in the video ‘Epic Pen Spinning’. Produced by […]

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Here’s a hamster eating tiny burritos. You’re welcome

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 30 April 2014

Remember this day, a day that will forever be known as ‘that time someone made tiny burritos for a hamster and caught it all on video and the entire internet loved it’. The video below is episode 1 of ‘Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos’ by YouTube user ‘HelloDenizen’. IT. IS. GLORIOUS.

UPDATE: We interviewed the guys behind this amazing video! Here’s some of what they said.

Where did you get the idea of ‘Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos’?

It’s kind of a universal truth that people take immense pleasure in watching little animals eat things. There are probably hundreds of gifs or videos of hamsters eating carrots. We love it. The only thing people seem to like more than just watching animals be cute on their own is when they’re being cute while acting like people – good old anthropomorphism. So we combined those two thoughts – animals eating like people – and opted for burritos because we knew a hamster would cram them into their cheeks.

How difficult was it in preparing tiny burritos and how long did it take?

There were a couple tricky parts. First, we had to be sure everything was hamster-safe. We didn’t want the little guys eating anything that could do them harm. So we worked with animal trainers to determine what would be doable. Our chef in the video, Farley Elliott, then did some experiments and decided that using egg roll wrappers as the tortilla would actually be best because they’d be the most malleable. All in all it took a few days of experimenting, but once we had it, it was quite simple.

Click here for the full interview.

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How to flatten a hamster, non-violently of course

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 30 April 2014

This is perhaps the single most important video tutorial of our generation: ‘How to Make Thin Hamster’. Or roughly translated as, ‘how to safely flatten a hamster’. In this video, YouTube user ‘ghiblilover24’ shows us how to relax a hamster to the point it becomes like a deflated balloon. A deflated balloon with soft, plush fur that will make you go ‘awww’, that is.

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Trippy is what happens when a drone copter flies through a fireworks display

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 29 April 2014

So this is what going through warp speed looks like. So trippy. A Phantom camera attached to a helicopter drone flew through a fireworks display, capturing the stunning explosions up close and in slow-motion. Although the stunt gave us this cool video to gawk at, many are criticizing the pilot’s risky decision to let his drone fly near live fireworks.

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Jumpy, the dog that does parkour

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Saturday 26 April 2014

Proud that your dog can do tricks like fetch and play dead? Well, this dog can do backflips, ride skateboards, and do ninja-like moves off of trees! Jumpy, a talented canine trained by famous dog trainer Omar Von Muller, teamed up with professional parkour athlete Alex Duong, and created this awesome slow motion parkour routine. […]

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