The Evolution Of Your Desk, Visualised

Over the past 20 years, you entire desk has collapsed in on itself and into your computer. This video, by the Harvard Innovation Lab, shows how it happened.


What's Inside A Golf Ball

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that insides of golf balls are unexpectedly beautiful — like psychedelic bullseyes or surreal alien planets. But what is all that colourful stuff made of? As this video from Wired shows, golf ball is a serious piece of technology crammed into a mere 46g.


This MP3 Experiment Shows What 2000 Smartphone Speakers Sound Like

Video: Improv Everywhere is a guerrilla prank group who’s various missions have included planning a massive Best Buy infiltration and turning a busy train station into an underground spa. For its latest social experiment, the team gave 2000 people instructions via headphones, severely confusing local residents.


The 1984 Gallup Book That Predicted Terrorists Would Hold NYC Hostage

Some kids today are being told that what happened on September 11, 2001 was unimaginable. But that’s simply not true. We had imagined it — or something like it — for years, in about a thousand different ways.


5 More Dead Shopping Centres That Found Surprising Second Lives

When malls die — as so many have these days — they too often end up as sad, empty lots befitting only ruin porn and zombie movies. But a handful of shopping centres have been repurposed for unusual inhabitants, from Christian car dealerships to, yes, even zombies.


How To Sight-In Your Rifle For The Perfect Long-Range Shot

Your rifle is only as accurate as you make it. Here’s how to sight it in for tight clusters and long-distance shooting.


1970s Kids Dressed Up For The Year 2000

What will people dress like in the year 2000? That was the question in 1978 when kids at Lincoln Middle School in Indiana were encouraged to participate in a dress-up contest for “Year 2000 Day.” Their answer? Apparently a little bit Judy Jetson, a heavy helping of astronaut, and maybe a dash of… Darth Maul?


This Alien Human-Pilot Mask Already Won Halloween

You can go ahead and scrap your plans for that ‘hilarious’ bent iPhone costume you’ve been planning, because we clearly have a winner for this year’s best Halloween getup. And it only takes mere seconds to put on, no hours spent in a makeup chair.


This Is How Medieval Knights Fought Inside Their Clunky Armours

Video: My uncle used to own an old medieval Spanish armour. I remember looking at it and thinking how the hell knights could fight stuffed inside those heavy and clunky metal suits. This video shows how: Reconstructing medieval fight techniques using combat treatises of that time as a reference.


Here's Proof Peregrine Falcons Dive Faster Than Skydivers

Video: BBC’s Steve Leonard wanted to discover who dives the fastest in free fall: A peregrine falcon — known to be fastest animal on Earth — or two skydivers in tandem. To test that they jumped off a hot air balloon from 10,000 feet (3000m).


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