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New Analysis Confirms Why The Skagit River Bridge Collapsed

In May 2013, a bridge spanning the Skagit River along Interstate 5 in Washington state catastrophically collapsed, after an oversized trailer clipped one of the bridge’s cross beams. A new analysis by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign confirms the many factors that contributed to the collapse, and offers recommendations for how to prevent similar failures in the future.


Trying To See All The Art In All The Museums In London In One Day Looks Like A Fun Time

Video: OK, it’s probably hell if you actually try it. Alex Gorosh visited 13 museums in London, saw more than 140,000 works of art, and walked more than 35km in one day in an attempt to see all the art there is to see in London. He didn’t even see more than one per cent of the art in the city. That’s because London has 92 museums and more than 20 million works of art.


Blacksmith Makes A Kickarse Throwing Knife Out Of Braided Steel

Video: If you try hard and believe in yourself, anything can be a knife — but turning rebar into a legit-as-hell kunai is a fresh take.


How The Hell Does Kanye's Flying Stage Work?

Last night, Kanye West kicked off his Saint Pablo tour in Indianapolis with a crazy flying stage. Instead of a boring, normal, stationary stage — you know, the kind most artists jump and gyrate all over — Kanye decided to float above the audience on a suspended platform.


There's Nothing Remotely Functional About An Axe Handle Made Of Gummy Bears

Video: There’s no end to the impressive stuff handy YouTubers will make out of wood, metal and plastic. Peter Brown, however, favours unorthodox building materials.


Guy Hacks Together A Piano From Chopsticks And Other Instruments And It Sounds Great

Video: You don’t need a million dollar Steinway piano to put on a captivating musical performance. You don’t even need a real piano, as Sami Elu proves, by hacking together recycled instruments, materials you’d find at a hardware store and a bunch of unused chopsticks.


This Guy's Gadget-Packed Batman Costume Earned Him A Guinness World Record

By now, there’s a Guinness World Record for just about any random accomplishment you can think of, including “most functional gadgets on a cos-play suit”. This record is currently held by Ireland’s Julian Checkley, who managed to cram 23 different contraptions into his impressive Batsuit.


Making Stop Motion Animation Looks Really Hard

Video: I mean, the animator in the gif above changes his shirt at least four times before he’s able to make the Ninja Monkey doll walk, like, a couple of steps. That’s a lot of time spent animating the most basic of motions lasting just seconds. Imagine all the elbow grease that goes into the more intense stuff, or even a minute of footage. In the behind-the-scenes footage of Kubo and the Two Strings, we get to see a bit of the magic that goes into making a stop motion film.


This Guy's Ugly LEGO Creations Make Beautiful Shadow Art

Video: With the lights on, John V. Muntean’s LEGO creations look like something a five-year-old would build. “Look, mummy, it’s a horse!” But turn the lights off, shine a spotlight on these creations and suddenly their real raison d’être is revealed; intricate shadow designs that change as each mass of LEGO bricks is turned.


Here's A Bunch Of Upside Down Flying Cars Driving Down The Road

Video: I mean, if we’re going to eventually get flying cars (we won’t ever get flying cars, you fools), we can technically fly them in any direction we want, right? Which means, why not flip the car upside down and fly around with the road as your roof and the sky as the ground?


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