For those of us with a sweet tooth Gummy Bears have been a favourite for years. The fruity sweet flavours and immensely chew-able texture has made them famous. But if you need to watch your sugar intake the normal Gummy Bear is a guilty pleasure, that was until a delicious variant of the Gummy Bear appeared a few years ago, the Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bear. Unfortunately, instead of becoming a favourite they quickly became infamous. With the unfortunate side effect of completely cleaning one’s insides out the sugar free variety of this squishy bear shaped candy soon developed an unfortunate reputation, and a collection of some of the funniest reviews on Amazon.
Cooking for yourself is one of the most primal forms of expression that an individual can undertake but the dangers of cooking are numerous. Blenders can explode, graters can eliminate fingerprints and the most feared kitchen utensil of all knives can remove entire fingers or puncture arteries. But what to do if you have a healthy fear of the everyday dangers in your kitchen? Well you learn to cook using your mouth only of course.
The Australian born artist who now calls Berlin home Nathan Ceddia shares your fears and decided to create his own revolutionary cooking style to alleviate his fears, this is ‘Cooking with your Mouth’. A cooking technique that leverages the flexibility of your chompers to cook up delicious dinners.
The first three stomach churning videos released by Nathan introduce Riva Godfree (actress Iska Lupton) as our master chef to demonstrate this revolutionary new cooking technique. With all of the most dangerous equipment eliminated from her kitchen she dives right in to using her natural abilities alone to craft a turkey stuffing, raw steak tartar and her pièce de résistance Beetroot Pancakes.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest viral sensation to turn the internet’s collective stomach. A video designed to shock and amuse while instructing. Sit back relax and have your frying pans and smocks at the ready, this one could get deliciously messy.
The world of sound is naturally the realm of our ears but from time to time we get to experience a mild form of synaesthesia, the sensation of our senses become crossed, and in this case we get to see sound and the waveforms that it is constructed from.
Australian acoustic guitarist Alan Gogoll is well known around the world for his experimentation with Bells Harmonic, also sometimes called a pinched harmonic it is the generation of a bell like tone or harmonic by tapping and plucking the strings. In Alan’s latest videos we get to see these harmonic waveforms in action and they are both visually and audibly beautiful. Captured using specially constructed camera and guitar rigs the Stringscapes videos mix up your senses in the most stunning way.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the Stringscapes videos along with a quick tutorial on Gogoll’s Bells Harmonic playing technique. Sit back relax and prepare for a treat that will stimulate your visual and audio senses simultaneously.
With the return of the Walking Dead only a week away it is time to get in the zombie mood with a little Walking Dead hilarity. YouTube funny man Marca Blanca has put his video mixing skills to good use creating the real life walking dead tribute, and the resemblance is striking.
While Game of Thrones fans await the 8th season of the popular season Blanca can also help to tide you over with the Game of Goats. With the now famous theme song of the series recited by screaming goats at least the wait for the next series can be an amusing pause.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the videos that will help us get through the hiatus. Which video contains the most hilarity may be down to which series you like the most, but you can be certain that both will amuse while providing a quick reminisce. Sit back relax and prepare to laugh at screaming goats and stumble drunk zombies.
Rumours have the internet running at warp speed with the possibility that Quinten Tarantino is set to produce and direct the next Star Trek movie. The internet’s collective mind was blown when the rumours of such a legendary collaboration became a serious possibility. Going where no man named Tarantino has gone, science fictions final frontier may never be the same again as he sets phasers to thrill for this science fiction action block buster.
Variety magazine in December reported that Tarantino, J.J. Abrams and writer Mark L. Smith would be teaming up to produce th R rated science fiction film. While the world waits to see if the film makes it from concept to reality those crazy videographers and mash-up masters over at the Nerdist have produced what may be the funniest preview mashup in many years. Asking themselves what would a Tarantino Star Trek look like they haven’t held back in imagining just what is possible, and it’s brilliant.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is a preview of what may just become the greatest science fiction collaboration of all times. Captains log star date 28.1.18: Space, the final frontier. These are the adventures of the star ship Enterprise, boldly going where no man has gone before. Will the Enterprise ever be the same again? Can the crew survive a Tarantino shoot out? Will the audience be left stunned? For answers to these questions and more stay tuned for the next great adventure, Tarantino style. For now, sit back relax and prepare to be beamed up to a parallel universe of action and adventure.
Making doubters eat their words is the sweetest revenge and the latest challenge taking the internet by storm, the ‘Karma is a Bitch’ challenge, takes this to the next level. The challenge sees seemingly ordinary people upload videos of themselves transitioning from their everyday selves to their striking self that is hidden from the world of the ordinary.
Started in China the participants of the challenge lip syncing the words ‘Karma is a Bitch’, a line from the show Riverdale, then using a slow-motion transition they reveal their exceptional side, all to the catchy backing track ‘Gucci Gucci’ by Kreayshawn.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the compilation responsible for kicking of the challenge that is reminding the world not to judge a book by its cover, you really should wait until the slow-motion transition has revealed the truth before judging. If the greatest comic book characters have taught us anything it is that a slow-motion transitions can reveal the super-hero in all of us. Sit back relax and prepare to be captivated by the latest shared thought to sweep the internet.
Nerf wars have been a fun way to go to war without losing any friends for a long time now. Whether it be at the office or in your backyard the taking out your aggression with soft spongy bullets is not only fun but also a great way to stay in shape. If you are after an extremely unfair advantage in your next Nerf war Captain Xavier has the Nerf gun for you. The Nerf Rival Minigun has a 2000 round capacity and is capable of firing 20 rounds per second, all contained within a compact minigun with an attractive backpack to hold the ammunition.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Nerf Rival Minigun, with the high-speed spinning barrels in action it’s hard to see how you could loose with this much firepower at your disposal. With the Nerf war arms race in full swing the minigun enters the foamy battlefield. Sit back relax and prepare to see the future of Nerf warfare in action.
Amusement parks are constantly trying to find new and outrageous ways to thrill and amuse their visitors. From time to time out of this innovation comes something so stunning that it changes amusements parks forever. The Slidewheel may well be one of those watershed moments for water parks, a rotating Ferris wheel water-slide that boggles the mind while tickling the adrenaline gland.
The intertwined maze of tubes forms one continuous water-slide that rotates at a leisurely 3 revolutions a minute, constantly keeping the rider on a downward trajectory and moving forward. After you enter the ride the slow rotation will move you through the twists and turns at speeds up to 40kmh for around two minutes.
Dancing zombies are an underappreciated sub culture of the zombie genre. They obviously still have the ability to react to noise so why wouldn’t they be able to dance? Michael Jackson thought the idea made enough sense that he made it the defining characteristic of his Thriller music video, a music video that was the first to popularize idea, making it one of the most memorable music videos of all times. In the modern era one small independent video produce, Danial Cloud Compos, thought the idea deserved revisiting and proved that it still works, even with today’s electronica music as the back-beat.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is ‘The Dancing Dead’, a funny music video that demonstrates that a zombie with a sense of rhythm is not only funny but it makes for a damn fine music video. Now if only the Walking Dead TV series could take a leaf out of this book they could re-invigorate the show. Sit back relax and prepare to shake that recently deceased money maker.
The unexpected and exceptional always captures the internet’s attention and often leads to a video going viral. It seems that as much as the world loves a stereotype it also loves when stereotypes are smashed to pieces. Recently this was true for Paula Jo Taylor who was captured playing guitar at NAMM 2017 (National Association of Music Merchants) and the video went viral. Titled the ‘Viral Granny Guitarist’ the world instantly took a shining to this fast playing granny who smash stereotypes as quickly as she plays guitar.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video that reminded us all that music is a universal form of expression and that talent is talent no matter the age, sex, hair colour or whatever generalized stereotype you wish to apply to the world. Sit back relax and prepare to enjoy the toe tapping, string slapping guitar maestro that is Paula Jo Taylor.
Police face many dangers in the line of duty, but nothing is more dangerous than an out of control Squirrel. Pepped up on cookies and loud music this one crazed squirrel took offence at the interruption to his cookie party and went on the offensive. Captured by a Brookport (New York) police officers body cam the footage shows just how out of control a squirrel cookie party can be. With the music blaring and cookies being consumed this is one hard core party squirrel.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious footage from a world many of us will never get to see, the world of the highly addictive squirrel cookie party. Be warned never interrupt the squirrel crew when they are mid party, the results can be terrifying. Site back relax and prepare for the Squirrel attack to begin.
Magicians have a long history of entertaining the world with the impossible, Sacred Riana uses a rather unique approach, she not only entertains with the impossible but she also introduces scaring the pants off people as a form of entertainment.
Indonesia born Sacred Riana recently won the Asia’s Got Talent competition by literally giving the judges a serious case of the creeps. During her performances for AGT she takes the Ring persona right to the limit and it works, she did win after all. The resemblance is immediately noticeable but the twitching and lack of verbal communication lock in the persona.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the latest and greatest Sacred Riana scary moments, from her AGT winning performances to her The Next Mentalist video. Also included in this collection of videos is the interview with the girl behind the magic Marie Antoinette Riana Graharani. Sit back relax and prepare to be creeped out and amazed at the same time.
Boston Dynamics have been beavering away feverishly in their labs to produce their very own Terminator replicant, and they have definitely made progress over the last year. Atlas is the designated title for this mechanised humanoid and in the last month they have taught this autonotom to do back-flips. Soon their terminator will be taking over the world with its impressive gymnastic skills.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is Atlas leaping, jumping and performing a back flip. Here at Highpants we just love his little ‘arms in the air’ celebratory gesture. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed, and a little creeped out, by the future of robotics.
With the release of the latest installment of the Star Wars saga fast approaching the crew at ArtSpear Entertainment have created an animated parody of the trailer to celebrate. The parody animation twists the Star Wars universe just slightly enough to generate chuckle moments in abundance.
Presented for your viewing please is the parody and original trailer of the mos t highly anticipated Star Wars movie in many years. Having convinced the world that the Star Wars franchise is back to its best ‘The Last Jedi’ now must follow through with a great story, interesting characters and amazing effects while staying try to the universe created over the last 40 years. Sit back relax and be prepared to laugh hard. As the blurb says ‘He who Jedis last, Jedis the longest.’
Known for their hypnotically stunning music videos OK Go have done it again with their latest tune Obsession. With the ability to control time itself and keep 576 printers humming along in perfect harmony the quartet of tech savvy musicians have the internet entranced. Filmed in one continuous shot Obsession synchronizes the two walls of printers into an interactive and potentially seizure inducing display.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the music video that has the world wondering how the hell OK Go got 576 printers humming along without a single paper jam. Seriously can we have the name of the company that installed this printing rig, we need a new printer support company here at Highpants. Sit back relax and hit the go button to start the beats up.
The contentious tradition of ‘Reading Mean Tweets’ aloud took an interesting twist this month with celebrities joining forces to celebrate Jimmy Kimmel’s birthday, by reading the worst tweets thrown in Jimmy’s direction. With the troll infested internet generating more mean tweets than real news there is no short supply of loath-full commentary, so the late-night team sorted, filtered and selected the highest quality low down insults to read, and the results were pretty hilarious.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest collection of prickly pear commentary to be directed at Jimmy Kimmel, as read by some of our favourite celebrities. Thrown in for good measure is the always hilarious Larry David bloopers, barely able to contain his laughter Larry managed to produce more blooper than mean tweets but as always, its gold. Sit back relax and prepare to be amused by others pain.
The road travelled to obtain the title ‘world’s fastest car’ is often paved with death and disaster but if the journey is completed successfully it is also a destination heralded with fame and glory. Traversing this road carefully is the key to achieving glory without disaster and the team behind Bloodhound SSC know this only too well.
Having taken the world record with their twin jet powered Thrust SSC, and having competed against other famous teams to capture the record they have seen their fair share of disaster along the way. So they tread carefully, testing and refining as they progressively increase speed towards their stated 1,000mph goal, a 33% increase in speed from the current world record and the largest single jump ever recorded. Can they reach their mark? Will the technology hold up? Can the pilot see over the steering wheel?
Seminal 80’s TV series Max Headroom was a ground breaking science fiction show that is steadfastly embedded in many people’s memories, those old enough to remember it in any case. The series featured Matt Frewer portraying Edison Carter, a reporter struggling to fight against the mega corporations of a not too distant dystopian future. Some may even say that it wasn’t that far off the mark as it turns out. After putting up the good fight against his corporate masters Frewer’s character is left near death thanks to a car accident, at this point men in white lab coats decide to let him live on as an AI, Max Headroom. A name attributed to his final memory as a man, a Maximum Headroom 2.6 meters sign.