The internet is constantly searching for the latest and most attention grabbing videos and this week it stumbled across Michael Schmidts video of a ‘Spectacular landing at Frankfurt Airport’. The video starts off sedate enough, the backdrop is a cool clear day in Frankfurt, a Boeing 777 is coming in to land, nothing much to see here. Then as the 777 touches down the spectacle begins.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is a video that finally lives up to its name and delivers the spectacular, with a touch of funny. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed and amused.
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The always busy man in a shed Colin Furze has put his endless energy and skill manufacturing contraptions to work bringing Assassins Creed weapons to life, and the results are spectacular. Not content with being able to fire his rope to scale sheer walls Colin also produced the infamous assassin’s favourite, the hidden blade.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the making of video for two very cool video game inspired gadgets. Proof of the incredible things that can be achieved by one crazy inventor and his man shed.
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Fellow Star Wars fans rejoice, there is no longer any excuse for a crumby desk, the R2-D2 Desk Vac is here to save the day. He won’t fix your X-Wing, project holograms or respond with witty beep boop retorts but he will vacuum clean your desk.
Powered by a USB cable the little R2-D2 (13.5 x 10.5 x 10) sucks up any desk debris through a vent in his front third leg (no pun intended) and stores it in an internal canister that is emptied by unscrewing his head (ouch). Priced at $23.39 USD from ToyLand its cheap enough that we can all have a little droid of our own. All we need now is a C-3PO in an apron to push him around.
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Expression is the ultimate joy of being an artist, a pleasure shared when we explore the art that they produce. Directors Tim McCourt and Max Taylor of the animation collective The Line have recently created an animation for all fun loving people to enjoy, this is Amaro and Walden’s Joyride.
The clever short animation sees McCourt and Taylor transform themselves into two street ready CGI characters out looking for fun, having one of those days that could lead anywhere and to anything. The blending CGI with live action, good characters, good story and a catchy beat all combine to make this one amusing little interlude.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest award winning video to come out of The Line. Art simply produced for art sake, and our enjoyment. Sit back relax and buckle up in the back.
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The start of July seems to be the fireworks time of year for many places around the world, even the Northern Territory in Australia gets into the act on Territory day. Zane Miller used this celebratory opportunity to let off some fireworks and combined it with his Poi skills to produce one hell of a spectacular video. Substituting the Poi with fireworks turned out to be just as spectacular as it was dangerous.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hypnotic twist on fire twirling that is fireworks poi, faster, spinnier and even more dangerous than the fire stick. Sit back relax and remember don’t look directly at the flame, it will make you dizzy.
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Please when celebrating the New Year don’t use this technique for opening a champagne bottle, it is an incredible party trick but a 50 Cal bullet is unstoppable. It will go through the bottle, your house, you neighbours house, his car and just keep on going. Capable of destroying armoured vehicles this bullet is relentless.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are FullMag’s tactical preparations for New Years. A stunning slow motion video that demonstrates what a soft touch combined with brute force can achieve. Sit back, relax and let the bubbly flow free and confetti rain down.
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While Google’s self driving car is the obvious way to remove the human driver from the equation there is a far cooler way to do it, teach a humanoid robot to drive a normal car like we do. The Nao robot has this week learned to do just that, driving a little mini BMW Z4 around, avoiding obstacles and reversing like a champ.
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Recently here at Highpants we stumbled across a Star Wars rug so cool that it caused rebel fighters to be launched. The rug is the perfect location for that next battle re-enactment or daydream. Not only is it the perfect backdrop but its also comfortable and long lasting. The 52″ diameter rug is 100% polyester and ready to keep any Star Wars fans smiling at every glance.
ThinkGeek have recently listed the Star Wars Death Star rug for sale, for a mere $59.99 and the Death Star can be yours, Death Star rug that is. Whether you imagine a Rebel victory or Empire ruled world the Death Star rug will keep everyone’s toes cosy.
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The latest stunningly cool idea to emerge from Kickstarter.com is a humble USB keyboard, the Qwerkywriter a keyboard with old world charm. With 1 day to go till funding and having already met their goal the future looks bright for this stylized typer.
The Qwerky is a beautiful blending of old and new, the vintage round key caps give the keyboard a vintage typewriter look while the latest mechanical switches provide a modern feel, the new. Hooking the digital typewriter up to computers and tablets will eventually be via Bluetooth but at the moment the first models are USB. The built in tablet stand and return bar round off the retro look.
Qwerkytoys hope to have the finished product available July 2015, with the keyboard costing $289. Check out the Kickstarter link below for more information.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the demonstration of an old timey keyboard that’s been wired for a modern world, a keyboard that is the height of design and function. Now all we need is a steam punk computer to go with the keyboard and the time machine is complete. Sit back, relax and enjoy this preview of a future trip down memory lane.
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Originally released in 2000 as a short film For the Birds won awards around the world for its light hearted humour and incredibly catchy backing music. The short film is every bit as fresh today as that first play back in 2000.
Pixar repacked the animation with Monsters Inc showing the short before the feature as is the way at the movies. Sit back, relax and let the birds take you away for a momentary interlude.
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