The use of gravity alone to propel shinny glass balls is an oddly satisfying pastime that is fully Highpants certified. Marbles are after all a kinetic machine that beautify displays both gravity and motion. Hardcore marble maniac and YouTuber Jelle Bakker of Jelle’s Marble Runs has captured the action and one on one marble action doesn’t get much more frantic than this. Hell, there’s more overtaking than a Formula One race.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video that will take you back to the day when playing in the mud wasn’t only possible but also very likely. Time to dig the clinkers out of the closet and find a hill. Sit back relax and prepare for an epic race that even Da Vinci would be proud of.
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Everyone in the world knows the sound of a train rushing by, with or without the train horn sounding. Some enthusiasts can even tell the model of train passing by just from its audio signature alone. Hearing a train screaming as it goes by may sound like a meh moment but the video evidence proves sounding wrong triggers the ears funny bone.
Many animal noises also fall into this category, oddly goats that sound wrong are most often goats themselves making wrong noises, the funniest of all of the animals sounding wrong. We have much Highpants computing power working on why this is the case but thus far the best we can say is goats are just a naturally funny animals.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the things sounding wrong videos, an audio video journey of the funny kind. Sit back relax a prepare for the double take moments to begin.
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Boston Dynamics may one day change their name to SkyNet but for now they are happy to kill time by abusing robots. Being a robot bully is specialised set of skills, skills that Boston Dynamics have been fine tuning on every generation of robot they have developed. Whether its kicking their robot dog or teasing Atlas about his box obsession Boston Dynamics will do what it takes to make the perfect artificially intelligent and highly insecure robot.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are some of the funniest parodies of being a robot bully, an obsession that seems to have over taken the Boston Dynamics test engineers. Are Boston Dynamics conspiring to generate a robot revolution or are they just very enthusiastic about how they test their technology? Will robots in Soviet Russia begin testing people soon?
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As our scientific understanding expands the boundaries of the known universe are also pushed further back. Antimatter is one of the new boundaries of the known and it looks like it might be even stranger than the quantum world.
Thunder Energies Corporation CEO and Chief Scientist Dr Ruggero M Santilli recently published a paper in the American Journal of Modern Physics presenting astonishing evidence that is pushing our known boundaries right into the universe of the strange by sensationally revealing the discovery of Invisible Terrestrial Entities (ITE) within the Earth’s upper atmosphere.
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The brain is hard wired to recognize a face and when these calculations don’t add up a brain fizz moment is generated, momentary confusion then laughter. Face Swap Live is an app that generates these moments by putting your face on someone else’s head. Your brain fires up trying to compute what it is actually seeing, then it realizes it doesn’t compute and sends it to your funny bone.
Install Face Swap on your phone or tablet and when it detects two faces in close proximity the magic happens. It’s not a perfect swap but still impressive enough to throw you off when you see someone else’s face where yours should be.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the funniest of the Face Swap experiment videos, with our favourite Jenna Marbles joining the charge. Sit back relax and prepare to be shocked by your new face.
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The Siberian wilderness is one of the harshest environments on the planet, that’s why they built a Gulag there. In this environment everything has to be built tough to stand up to natures fury and the Sherp certainly is built tough, simple but tough. Whether its swimming across icy rivers or climbing rock piles the Sherp is the kind of tough that just keeps on going. Above all though the Sherp just looks like a lot of fun to drive. Testing an ATV’s limits is far more fun if you can transverse these challenges successfully.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest piece of Russian ingenuity, the love child of a quad bike and T82 tank that looks like more fun than is allowed in Siberia. Sit back relax and prepare to develop a serious case of big toy envy.
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The Simpsons once joked that it would be very hard to record animated shows live, the Poochy episode, Aug(de)mented Reality may challenge that theory. With nothing more than an iPhone, clear animation transparency cells and a handful of Sharpies Marty Cooper aka Hombre McSteezcan can produce his unique animations in no time at all. Often described as analogue augmented reality McSteez’s quick cartoons are sort of time-lapse, sort of stop-frame but they use no CGI.
Once McSteez has decided on a location he sets to work sketching out his character’s animation on clear transparency film. When ready he rips out his iPhone and stop motion app to capture each cell held up against the background, giving a time-lapse feel to the completed videos. After each frame is captured McSteez stitches it all together at home producing the quirky animations.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Aud(de)mented Reality series thus far. Four short amusements that will get your Saturday of too a smiling start. Sit back relax and prepare to be amused by one man’s imaginary friends.
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Angel Collinson has experienced many skiing misadventures during her quest for the extreme, but none as remarkable as her recent trip to Alaska filming for the upcoming Snowboard and Skiing feature film Paradise Waits.
Alaska for Angel is a tale of badassdom, a trip that may cement her the title of Living a True Thug Life. Deep in the heart of the Alaskan Wilderness the drop offs are near vertical and Angel leaps right on in. After a few smooth controlled turns and still perfectly in control the mountain bites back with an innocent looking flow of loose powder that quickly turns into a little avalanche. The rest is legend making.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the indestructible Angel Collinson and her spectacular out-takes for Paradise Waits. Sit back relax and prepare to see what happens when gravity takes control.
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Life in this internet connected world is moving ever faster, and still accelerating. Once upon a time you had hours or days to prepare for that hot date, now it’s only a swipe and minutes away. With these new time restrictions in mind mad scientist Simone Giertz is thinking well ahead by inventing time saving devices now! In the most recent case a Lipstick Robot that cuts application time down to mere seconds.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the hilarious incredible machines designed by our favourite mad scientist. Sit back relax and prepare to let the machines do all of the work, in the funniest kind of way.
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With the turmoil of New Year’s Eve rape epidemic in Europe (yes there were many other cities that also suffered in the same way as Cologne) only just beginning to settle down the Finnish Police have released a video likely to stir the flames of anger, rather than quell the rage.
After a flood of nonsensical ideas from politicians and council members, ideas that ranged from put on more cloths to keep at least 3 meters away from migrants, the Finnish suggestion has to be by far the most ridiculous and disturbing suggestion of them all, ‘Use the Force!’ There’s even a video to go with the campaign and it really doesn’t help make this idea seem any more sensible.
Presented for your viewing discretion is the worst public service announcement since Snoop Dog was forced to convince kids that smoking is bad. Sit back relax and if you’re a lady wanting to venture out please be sure to have completed your Jedi training first.
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