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Stop What You’re Doing and Watch Bubbles Pop in Slow Motion

Seriously. Life can be stressful. Unless you’re actively saving someone’s life, your job isn’t so important that you can’t take a three-minute break. This is cool, and relaxing, and mesmerizing, and all of those other types of adjectives. [via TheSlowmoGuys]

You Really Only Need to Know 39 Digits of Pi [VIDEO]

Pi has currently been calculated to over 10 trillion (10^13) digits. But really, 39 is all you need, as the following video demonstrates. “You only need 39 digits of pi to be able to measure the circumference of the observable …

You’ll Never Hit a Ping Pong Shot This Awesome

Quentin Robinot is better at table tennis than you are, and here’s the proof. I love that all his opponent can do is clap. Oftentimes, that’s all you can do. [H4ks3IR via Clip Nation]

Watch Astronaut Chris Hadfield Make a Space Sandwich

Here’s Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield giving us a tour of his space kitchen and showing off his zero-gravity culinary prowess. When you’re done with this, make sure you catch his recent reddit AMA. It’s out of this world! (I’ll show …

You Can Watch a Live-Tweeted C-Section on Wednesday You Can Watch a Live-Tweeted C-Section on Wednesday
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Tomorrow, you can watch the miracle of life unfold on Twitter. Women’s Memorial Hermann Hospital at Memorial City Medical Center in Houston Texas will be the first hospital to live-tweet a surgical birth. “This is a medically indicated c-section. 39-year-old …

Nine Balls, One Hole Is Totally Just a Cool Golf Video, I Promise

Trust me, this is SFW. “Every month the PGA Golf Management program at Campbell University has a competition between the different classes. The January competition was to see how many people could line up and make a putt at the …

‘Hallelujah’ Expertly Played on Wine Glasses
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This is simply stunning. And it proves that there really is no bad way to cover Leonard Cohen’s beautiful masterpiece. Well, unless you’re Bono.

Unbelievable Video Game Collection Hits eBay, Starting Bid $550,000
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As of right now, you have just under 10 days to place your bid on one of the most fascinating collections of video games, consoles, and accessories that has ever been offered on the internet. One eBay user has put …

Let’s Learn Some Stuff About Our Brains, Shall We? [VIDEO]

Today, our favorite YouTube science illustrators want to teach you about fast thinking and slow thinking with some cool brain tricks. I can see no reason why we shouldn’t oblige them. Long story short, your fast thinking mechanisms in your …

Minimalistic LEGO Posters Reference Film, Music, and More

The modern LEGO brick, as in the type of brick that will attach to any brick you buy in stores nowadays, was first patented 55 years ago this week. In celebration of this 55-year anniversary, design agency Brad has created …

Gangnam Style Flip Book Is Cool Enough to Overcome Fact That It’s About Gangnam Style

I don’t know if Gangnam Style is completely dead yet. I’m not even going to comment on whether or not it should be. I don’t care if PSY said some anti-American crap one time. I also don’t care that this …

Guy Builds Web Resume That Looks Like Amazon Product Page
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Well, this guy sure has an interesting resume – or CV or whatever you want to call it. Upon first glance, you probably wouldn’t even notice that this Amazon product page is actually a a giant advertisement for Philippe Dubost, …

Tweet Ping Is a Beautiful Single-Purpose Site That Lets You Visualize Tweets in Real Time Tweet Ping Is a Beautiful Single-Purpose Site That Lets You Visualize Tweets in Real Time
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This is a cool single-purpose site alert. It’s called Tweet Ping, and it is a gorgeous visualization of all the tweets in the world, as they post in real time. It also has some cool tracking features at the bottom, …

Hasbro to Make Tetris-Themed Jenga, Bop It Games Hasbro to Make Tetris-Themed Jenga, Bop It Games

One of the most-popular video games ever created, Tetris, is about to get some real world ports based on its famous block-building structures. Hasbro and The Tetris Company have just announced a partnership that will see two physical games based …

Extreme Pogo Is Pretty Flippin’ Cool [VIDEO]

Extreme Pogo, or Xpogo, is a relatively new extreme sport that involves performing feats on extreme pogo sticks. What makes them extreme is their ability to throw their riders to impressive heights, around 10ft or so. You may have never …

Awesome Timelapse Shows Construction of Backyard Ice Rink
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This is a timelapse video of a man constructing a giant backyard ice rink. So yeah, you want to watch it. Prepare to be jealous. “More than 28,000 individual photos combine to follow the construction of the ultimate backyard ice …

Mesmerizing Animation Drawn with Coffee, Ink, and White-Out

Well this is truly mesmerizing. Artist Jake Fried, a Boston-based animator tickles your brain with this elaborate hand-drawn animation done entirely with ink, coffe, and white-out. The animation is a result of layering image after image, and the effect is …

1% of the World is Drunk Right Now and Other Awesome Facts [VIDEO]

Our favorite YouTube science animators AsapSCIENCE are back with another video of cool scientific facts, and this one contains some mind-blowers. Did you know that beer has all the minerals necessary to keep you alive, and that one single ejaculation …

Fireworks Are Beautiful, Especially in Reverse [VIDEO]
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Happy New Year, everyone. Still feeling the effects of a long night of partying? Already broken a resolution? Have you accidentally written “2012″ on a check yet? Are you still writing checks? Forget all of that. Here’s some simple beauty …

Here’s How Pretty Little Snowflakes Form [VIDEO]
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We are all snowflakes – little expertly formed, original creations floating about the world. Except that’s not true. You’re not special. You’re not a snowflake. But real snowflakes are all different (kind of), and fascinating. This video from BytesizeScience shows …

This Magnetic Rube Goldberg Machine Changes the Game
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Consider the gauntlet thrown down on all future homemade Rube Goldberg devices…because magnets. Magnets, of course, make anything better. You didn’t think Breaking Bad could get any more awesome but then they introduced a giant ass magnet. You didn’t think …