Friday, 27 February 2015

Uptown Funk 'Oldtown Cover' Ft. Alex Boye & The Dancing Grannies

All the grandmas and grandpas in this video did their own stunts. They range in age from 65 to 92. Between them, they have raised 500 children, 1,200 grandchildren, and 250 great grandchildren.

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Whichever Is Less

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10 Exceptionally Clever Female Con Artists

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You've heard of 'con men' - short for confidence men - but what about the con women of the world? Some deceitful dames used their wits and well-laced lies to achieve great wealth, fame, and even the advantages of the aristocracy.

First Images Of The World's Largest Airplane

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The first glimpse of Paul Allen's crazy space venture: The largest airplane in history, a 385-foot (117-meter) wingspan beast designed to carry and launch a giant rocket to space, with a combined weigh of 1,200,000 pounds (540,000 kg).

Tower Bridge, The Dubstep Movement

Opened on the 30th June 1894, Tower Bridge in London is a combination of a bascule and suspension bridge. It's recently undergone a makeover with the addition of glass floor sections in the East and West walkways.

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(thanks Cora)

What To Know Before You Go

An infographic from the Australia based flight comparison website It's all about strange laws from around the world. Learn all about crazy laws in places like Singapore, Thailand, Russia and Fiji to name a few.

26 Real Places That Look Like They've Been Taken Out Of Fairy Tales

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If you love fairy tales and have a serious case of wanderlust, this bucket list was made for you.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Kali Of The Dance

S├ębastien Hamel filmed his daughter Kali who loves to jump around in her Jolly Jumper.

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(thanks Cora)

10 Awesome Acts Of Archery Across The Ages

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Here's a list of some of the most awesome (verifiable) acts of arrow-based badassery from history.

9 Historical Murder Mysteries Solved More Than A Century Later

While many historical whodunnits were solved not long after the supposed crime was committed, sometimes it's up to modern science and history to determine how and why a person died. Here are cases where murders were revealed or refuted decades or even centuries after the fact.

Sun Cats

Time-lapse of cats looking for a glimpse of the sun.

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Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle Conservation

Get a rare inside look at Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle, a beloved feature at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago since 1949. Following the completion of its nine-month conservation project, you can watch as the Fairy Castle gets reassembled in under three minutes.

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(thanks Cora)

Scientists Reveal The Real Reason You Have Eyelashes

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The mysterious function of eyelashes has been revealed at last - thanks to science. After measuring the dimensions of nearly two dozen mammal eyes and performing a series of wind tunnel experiments, researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology determined that most mammal eyelashes are one-third the length of their eyes - just the right length to minimize the flow of air over the eyeball.

This reduction of airflow is important because less moving air across the eye keeps evaporation at bay and stops irritating dust from getting deposited on the eye surface, the scientists report in a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

The Vivid Ponds And Pools Of Huanglong Valley In China

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Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area is a UNESCO-certified World Heritage Site surrounded by snow-capped peaks and contains a series of travertine lakes, waterfalls, forests, and mountain scenery. It is located in the north-west of Sichuan Province in China.

Huanglong is the home of the valley popular for its colorful ponds that scattered around the area, strewn with gold-colored limestone creating a shimmering golden water. Take a look at the amazing emerald-to-turquoise ponds of Huanglong.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Restoration Of Number 40

A video looking at the restoration of the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad's 87-year-old steam locomotive, Number 40. A Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation locomotive, it was built in Philadelphia in 1925 and pulls passengers on a sightseeing route through bucolic Bucks County, PA.

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(thanks Cora)

15 Things You Didn't Know About The German Shepherd Dog

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The German Shepherd Dog is one of the few breeds whose official name includes the word dog. Why? So people knew when you were talking about a German shepherd human, who tends the livestock, or the dog helping him.

Here are fifteen facts you may not know about the amazing German Shepherd Dog.

How Did Long-Necked Dinosaurs Drink Without Getting Dizzy?

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Many of us have gotten dizzy when we stand up too fast - and we don't even have to go that far. Imagine if you had to lower and raise your head several stories every time you wanted a drink of water.

So, how did large, long-necked sauropod dinosaurs, such as Brachiosaurus or Apatosaurus, drink water without losing consciousness when bending over?


This is a short timelapse film by Sandro Bocci. Meanwhile shows the world of marine animals like corals and starfish at a high magnification and during a long time span.

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How Long Can We Stay Awake?

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When it comes to time-consuming activities, there's one that sits head and shoulders above them all. Live to 78, and you may have spent around 25 years asleep. In an effort to claw back some of that time it's reasonable to ask: how long can we stay awake - and what are the consequences of going without sleep?

45 Most Random, Amazing And Bizarre Facts About Horses

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Article by Double D Trailers. Horses have been called the noblest of creatures, and it's easy to see why. Depending on which scientific accounts you believe, they've been man's original best friend since anywhere from 4000 to 2000 B.C. They've taken us wherever we've asked them to including the fields of battle.

Here are the 45 Most Random, Amazing and Bizarre Facts about Horses.

(thanks Casey)

Why People Stutter And How To Treat It

About one percent of the world's population stutters, a speech disorder that affects four times as many men as women. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have published two studies: one that identifies brain structures linked to stuttering and another that examines a new way to treat the condition.

According to Janis Ingham, a professor emerita of speech and hearing sciences and coauthor of both papers, the two studies taken together demonstrate two critical points: a neuroanatomic abnormality exists in the brains of people who stutter, yet they can learn to speak fluently in spite of it.