Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

[video] Falcon Rocket Goes Boom in Epic Explosion

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

For those that haven’t seen it or listened to the last episode of WeirdThings where we discuss what happened.

Here’s the video of the Falcon rocket going all Hollywood explosion-ish during its attempted soft landing on the autonmous barge after returning from a resupply mission to the ISS.

According to posts on Twitter by Musk, a shortage in hydraulic fluid used by the stabilizing vanes caused the rocket to land in an almost horizontal position. Once the rocket hit the deck of the barge and leftover fuel in the take ignited?

BAM!

An explosion so awesome Michael Bay just hung his head in shame.

Musk responded to the event with his usual no-big-deal-shrug, a smile and let everyone know what was up via Twitter:

“Next rocket landing on drone ship in 2 to 3 weeks w way more hydraulic fluid. At least it shd explode for a diff reason.”

In two to three weeks we’re pretty sure there’ll be cigars and champagne all over SpaceX celebrating the successful landing of a completely reusable rocket.

[Gizmag]

Researchers Record the Moment of Inception…in a Hungry Zebrafish. We’re Next!

Friday, February 1st, 2013

‘Squirrel!’

Ever wonder what it looked like at the inception point of a thought? Like when your watching ‘fail videos’ online and you do that mental cringe at the exact moment that you’re watching someone sledding down a hill on an oil-pan and suddenly the shot pans far enough to see the gaggle of unattentive people about to meet said oil-pan driver?

Wonder no more!

Researchers in Japan have actually filmed that ‘Oh $#%*!’ moment…

In a zebrafish.

Watch the video. That sudden flash of light takes place the moment the fish noticed food being put into the tank. Zebrafish aren’t going to be taking over the world anytime soon with all of their incredible cerebral abilities, but that was the point of this…to record the inception of a thought in a more simple brain simply to see if it could be done.

A double-transgenic larva was embedded in agarose, and a spot was presented on an LCD display placed on the right-eye side. Ca2+ signals were detected on the left tectum upon appearance (ON) and disappearance (OFF) of the spot. The spot was shown for the first 3 s in this 6 s movie. The video is shown at 3x real time.

Experiments are expected to take place on more advanced brains way too soon.

We could sit around all day and come up with scenarios about this stunning breakthrough.

But if you were a zebrafish, we’d already know that.

[Gizmodo]

And Now: Rollerman

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Rollerman has created a 31-wheeled suit of roller-blades, which he uses to go very, very fast. Click the play button to watch three minutes of insanity.

[Geekologie]

Lizard Plays Video Game, Crushes It

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

[helloandroid]

Heavy Winds Causing Waterfalls To Flow Upwards

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Heavy winds near Sydney are pushing these waterfalls right back up the cliff.

[Gizmodo]

Video: Dead Alien In The Snow

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Fun new video from Russia showing a really small, mangled alien corpse.

“Russia, the republic of Buryatia, Kabanskiy district, an urban type Kamensk! The guys in the woods behind the village, obnaruzheli UFO!”

[GhostTheory]

New California Nightcrawler Video

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Back in 2008 a stick-figure creature got busted creeping around Fresno backyards and was dubbed The Nightcrawler. Recently, new footage near Fresno shows two creatures that are very similar. Check out the videos below. The kind of look like marionettes, which is actually even more disturbing to me than unknown creatures.  What do you guys think?

Another video with more information:

[Phantoms and Monsters]

Worst Bigfoot Video Ever?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Wait, did Bigfoot just give the finger to the camera?
[Daily Mail]

Target Practice, Helicopters, and Bigfoot

Friday, March 18th, 2011

A family out for a nice day target shooting with shotguns is disturbed by a helicopter that won’t go away. Oh, and yeah, the helicopter is probably chasing Bigfoot.
“My husband and I took our kids target shooting. A helicopter was over our heads the entire time annoying us. We thought at first they were curious of why and what we were shooting. Later when we watched the video we noticed something that looked like bigfoot running in the trees. We assume now the helicopter was hunting the bigfoot. Scary!”

[GhostTheory]

And Now: Bogdan The Magnetic Boy

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

I don’t think there is anything I can add to this…

[MSNBC]

And Now: An Exploding Manhole in NYC

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Perhaps this guy should investigate what is going on down there.

[Geekologie]

NASA to blow up the Moon

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Mr. Show had it first…

Real story.

The Golden Fountain of Youth

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

We are pleased to announce that the 5th World Congress on Urotherapy is coming up in November, 2009! For those of you not in the uriknow, Urotherapy or Urine Therapy is an alternative medicine that uses human and other animal urine as treatment for a wide range of illnesses.
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Why just see Iron Man when you can *be* Iron Man?

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

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One man’s personal Cloverfield

Saturday, April 12th, 2008


My own private Cloverfield from Andrew Mayne on Vimeo.

Gnome terror!

Friday, April 11th, 2008