The best part of any chem class is when the teacher demonstrates the power of science by lighting stuff on fire. It’s pretty much the moment they kids decide to be scientists because how could you setting things on fire? Or, at the very least, they turn into mini-pyros. Anyways, these little experiments kind of make up for the hours spent on trying to explain the difference between ionic bonds and covalent bonds.
Here’s a quick video of one science teacher who takes it to the next level as he tests the school’s sprinkler system by setting off fire balls right next to sprinkler. The end result is quite satisfying. If you’re wearing headphones, you might want to keep the volume low because it gets rather rowdy at the end.
The past 24 hours have proven to be a busy news day for Canadian media, but amidst the Canadian scandals only one proves to have some international potential. Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been accused of substance abuse by The Toronto Star and American news outlet Gawker. Both publications claim to have reporters who have seen actual video footage of the mayor smoking crack.
It’s not like Torontonians needed a reason to be embarrassed by Ford. The internet has already made a mockery of him by turning a photo of Ford trying to kick a football into a meme and launching him as a viral video sensation after he walked into a cameraman last month. But we do appreciate that his current scandal has led to him landing his very own Taiwanese animated news piece. In it, the mayor is portrayed as running over little kids and partying with Toronto’s elite, which hilariously includes a beaver.
Contrary to this animated report, the people of Toronto do very much care about the irrational behaviour of Rob Ford. We even tried to kick him out of office for conflict of interest. Will this scandal, true or not, finally get rid of the city’s most polarizing politician? We can only hope.
[H/T to Uproxx]
New York and London may be enjoying their frozen bananas but the world gets to enjoy Tobias Fünke’s acting reel.
This YouTube video is everything we’ve ever dreamed of as Arrested Development returns to us via the magic of Netflix (it’s not like they needed a way to suck people in the first place but yay, Netflix for giving the people what they want!). While it would be better if Toronto got a Frozen Banana Stand to call their own, this is so perfect that I want to cry. Director Ron Howard also seems to be impressed as he tweeted about it:
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) May 15, 2013
You too can insert Tobia Fünke anywhere you want thanks to this accompanying website, http://insertmeanywhere.biz/. First created to capture the imagination and attention of the world’s famous directors, the site gives filmmakers and those aspiring to be filmmakers the opportunity to use the talents of Tobias Fünke however they please. Have you ever dreamed of Tobias Fünke exploring North Korea with a magical unicorn by his side? You can make that into reality! What about him shooting out of a cannon in any James Cameron movie? If it is written, it can be done.
Thank you, gods of Netflix, for this glorious gift. I can die a little happier now.
This motorcyclist had a quick brush with death during one fateful ride. If he hadn’t had made the decision that he did, he would have for sure died that day.
Halftime for any sporting event is usually the best time to grab more drinks, booze and food without having to miss any of the action. But it seems like the halftime show at the first playoff game between Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets was one not to miss. A trainer and his incredibly talented dogs stole the show as the dogs cha-cha’d, scooter’ed, and back flipped their way into the audience’s hearts. They’re better than the cheerleaders!
Animator OnlyLeigh on YouTube recreated the openings for popular television shows in honor of her husband Oren’s birthday. She spoofs on popular shows like Mad Men, Lost, Arrested Development and Adventure Time just to name a few. Leigh has single-handedly upped the ante when it comes to birthday gifts because, damn, you can’t top this one.
Full disclosure: I was that kid who never got in trouble. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen the principal’s office but only because I wasn’t wearing school-sanctioned pants (Catholic school, yo). I just never did anything to get me in serious trouble least my parents ever found out. Looking back, I wish I did cause more of a ruckus and hopefully, would’ve landed in detention for something as amazing as “got caught posting unapproved ‘mudkip’ posters around the school.” Alas, I grew up only to write about the 11 badasses who got these amazing detention slips.
2. Wizards rule, muggles droolz!
3. Never back down
4. I AM THE CHOSEN ONE!
But lo, this guy proves us wrong as he creates an a cappella cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Wayfaring Stranger.” Unlike other a cappella covers floating around the internet, he uses the iPhone app Voice Jam to layer vocals in real time, as opposed to recording them separately to edit them together later.
It’s a pretty amazing feat. Can’t wait to see his imitators try to top that.
Is Willy Wonka behind this?
As we learned while reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (sorry, we’re Canadian), music has the ability to tame the wild beast.
Watch as this ostrich gets down and jiggy with it as one man plays the Lord of the Rings song. Apparently, according to multiple YouTube comments, the ostrich just performed the mating dance, so never were truer words spoken when our music man yelled, “It love me!”
A mountain climber was somehow able to film his terrifying fall while climbing one of the highest mountains of the U.K.
Climber Mark Roberts was scaling Snowdon in North Wales when he fell after being hit by a chunk of falling ice.
He fell and slide down the mountain by approximately 100 feet before he stopped, according to International Business Times. Despite his tumultuous tumble down, his head-mounted camera was still recording.
“There was no feeling of panic, more a concerted effort to protect my head and neck and be aware of what was below me, where I was heading and what I could do to slow and stop myself before I got to the more serious rocky outcrops,” he told IBN. “… I had the foresight to check the cam was still attached and just hoped the vid had recorded. It wasn’t one for repeating.”
Roberts was rescued by the mountain rescue team and was taken to the hospital. He escaped with minor injuries.
And that folks, is why I’d rather keep my two feet on the ground.
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Remember when baseball was full of fat guys who could barely run? Now teams are filled to the brim with overly steroid players and fresh-faced new college grads whose spots have barely cleared up.
Just as a friendly reminder of how much the athleticism within the game has changed, here’s some young kid proving that you may also need some gymnastic abilities on top of those muscles if you want to make play of the week. North Carolina State University outfielder Brett Williams is positively catlike when he runs after and leaps for the ball. It’s not just the catch but his recovery that has sports desks across the U.S. scrambling to add this one YouTube clip into their nightly highlight reel.
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A woman spent a whole year building a lego replica of Harry Potter’s alma mater, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and wizardry.
Seattle-area builder Alice Finch used 400,000 bricks to recreate the magical location using the books and movies to help layout the school grounds and its interiors. Finch also visited the Harry Potter studio in London to see the set in person, according to The Brothers Brick.
The whole feat is impressive and Finch’s attention to detail is amazing. Make sure to check out her Flickr gallery to see more photos!
When it comes to basketball trick shots, we thought we saw them all but a cheerleader at William Carey University proves us wrong. Ashlee Arnau uses her tumbling skills to make this gotta-see shot.
Girl got game. Kudos!
“And if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer.”
This video will leave you feeling speechless. For anyone who’s ever been picked on, ridiculed or made to feel worthless, listen to the powerful words of Canadian poet, Shane Koyczan. With over a million views in just two days, Koyczan uses spoken word and illustrations to tackle the misconceptions of bullying and depression.
This seven-minute video is part of a anti-bullying campaign. Koyczan wants to spread awareness and get the community together on an issue that cripples so many lives. On the, To This Day Project website, Koyczan explains that his video looks to “further explain the profound and lasting impact bullying can have on an individual.” Shane, who was bullied himself, uses his own painful experiences to create this powerful video.
And who can we thank for these artistic illustrations? Well animation and motion artists were asked to integrate their own unique styles into 20 second segments; the different videos were then pieced together to create one stunning video.
Remember friends, make love not war.
We all had them or pined for them… and I’m sure some of us STILL play with them secretly. Below is a list of the top 10 toys from the 90s that ever existed. AKA If you didn’t have these toys growing up, your childhood probably sucked.
Nano’s, Giga Pets, digital aliens/babies/pets
When I was a kid, my mom called ALL the toy stores to reserve a Nano Puppy when they got a new shipment. They were only around $15, and everyone wanted one. And once you had one, you had to have more. The pets had to be fed, put to bed, and you even got to clean up their barf and poop! It sounds really boring, but they were highly addictive. Admit it, you tried to see how many poops and barfs you could ignore until your pet died. We ll did it. When Furbys came along later, it was like “ah sh*t!!”
Pogs were so simple, Just little pieces of cardboard or metal with colors and images on them. Yet, we loved them and battled with our friends to collect more. It’s such a pointless game, I don’t even know why I liked them so much. I can’t recall the official rules of Pogs, but I remember every person flipped over cardboard pogs with a metal “slammer.”
Yak Bak’s or Talkboys, as seen in the movie Home Alone, were essentially the same thing. They’re sick little devices, used to record sound with a built-in microphone. They were so popular, they even sold yak bak pens. I cleverly hid mine in my sleeve to record people saying things they shouldn’t. If you had one of these, you definitely spent hours recording yourself or others saying swear words.
Game Boys really go without saying, but I’m going to mention it anyway. The first one that came out weighed about 10 lbs, and looked like a bad MS-DOS operating system. They were all black and white, or should I say black and grey, with weird distorted graphics that were incredibly awesome. I’m not going to lie, I still use my non-color screen Game Boy whenever I’m on a plane or train and need to pass the time. Even though they don’t say it, I know everyone around me is jealous.
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Star Trek fans get married in true Klingon style. Re-enacted from an episode from ‘Deep Space Nine,’Jossie Sockertopp and Sonnie Gustavsson tied the knot at “Destination Star Trek,” in London this weekend. I won’t go into detail, I’ll let the video speak for itself. How do I say ‘best wishes’ in Klingon? ..
9-year-old girl shot after she’s mistaken for a skunk
A 9-year-old girl was shot after being mistaken for a skunk at her family halloween party, in Pennsylvania. Her relative saw her outside and grabbed his shotgun, shooting her in the back, shoulder, arm and neck. The shooter hadn’t been drinking, but if I were them, I would’ve lied. This is pretty brutal to mistake a girl for a real skunk. How big are skunks in Pennsylvania? jeeeeez.
Man with Samurai sword breaks up fight in Phoenix
There are so many questions I have for this story. This man witnesses a fight on a light rail train in Phoenix, and just busts out his Samurai NBG! He saves one guy from being beaten to death, and the two guys walk off the train.
First Question, Why do you have a samurai sword on your person on a train?
Second, if it is for a sword training class, what are you training for? Random events such as this? I could go on… I won’t.
I hope that guy thanked him.
M*ther F*cking Snakes on a M*ther F*cking SUV?
A man who was in Englewood for a reptile convention, had his Suburban stolen from a Walmart parking lot. Only thing is, there was a couple turtles, snakes, including a 13-foot long python, tarantula’s and scorpions inside the SUV. Robbery fail at it’s finest perhaps?
53 People sick at Berlin airport due to sh*tty situation
53 people fell ill at a Berlin airport after going into the airport washrooms. I wish it was a really nasty story, like there was an overflow of poop, but no. It looks like washroom cleaners used WAY to much ammonia to clean. People were going in, and breathing in the ammonia, getting sick and sore eyes. Hey, at least you know your toilet was clean.
Train simulator, might be the most boring game on Earth, but this video makes it amazing. There are two different versions highlighting how cool the game is. The first, is set to ‘Shining Time Station’s’ theme song, which brought back some memories. While the second part is the dubstep version. Just ridiculous. Lets make trains b*tch!