Video: I'm totally safe and sitting in front of a computer screen, and yet I'm sweating because watching this guy pull his crazy jumps from buildings is just not OK. This one is especially brutal because I really didn't expect him to end up where he landed. He starts on the roof of the building 40m in the air and ends up safely down in the harbour — but I thought he was gunning for that soft middle landing of water between the dock and not, like, on the freaking other side.
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Video: Yeah, he just did that. This fearless snake whisperer released 285 snakes back into the wild by dumping out a bag full of them and then rubbing the snakes on the ground to make them all slither away. It's so gross looking because they just start shooting off in every direction, and absolutely frightening because it's, like, the scariest nightmare happening in real life.
Video: This dude is crazy and awful and screwed up but also bold and daring and a freaking total savage. Armed with a handsaw and a sociopathic personality, he literally chopped down a tree in order to steal a bike. A tree no longer exists because this guy saw a bike locked up to it and thought it'd be easy money to get. Some poor sap is now without their bike because this mad man thought sawing through a tree trunk was easier than breaking a bike lock.
Video: I don't know what 1000 suns actually looks like in real life, but I would imagine it's probably something like lighting up this 20,000 watt light bulb to full, world-scorching power. It's that eyeball-burning and -blindingly bright. Photonicinduction tested this 20kW Halogen light bulb that's used for large scale film sets indoors — where it can flood out an entire room in white light — and outdoors — where it can pretty much turn night into day. I'm not even joking.
Video: I don't know how these tiny dancers got trapped inside this spinning zoetrope but it's the only explanation I can come up with for this incredible light animation. Their movements are so smooth, and the shining light captures the grace of their dance so well that I'm sure some sort of magic has to be at play here.
Video: When you smash the previous world record of walking on a highline of 500m — by doubling it over, walking on the slackline for 1km, you are truly fearless. When you do it in the sweeping mountains of Aiglun, France and walk as if you're not afraid to fall, extreme can't even begin to describe you. That's Danny Menisk and Nathan Paulin. Watch as they both pull off the incredible feat of slacklining for over a kilometre in the video below.
Video: Going up against winds over 161km/h? You're going to lose. Watch as weather observers Mike Dorfman and Tom Padham from the Mount Washington Observatory goof off on the observation deck off the mountain in New Hampshire to show us what it's like to stand, walk, and jump against 175km/h winds. The wind is so strong it pretty much acts like an invisible physical barrier.
Video: Meet the Drosera Capensis, also known as the Cape sundew. It's a deadly little thing that looks like some sort of alien finger trap, but it's actually a carnivorous plant with sticky tentacles that basically entomb bugs that come across its way. It's incredible to see how it traps the bug as if it were hugging it to paralyse it, and then folding vertically to trap it forever.
Video: Is riding a hoverboard onto the edge of a roof of a skyscraper in Dubai idiotic? Absolutely. It is very easy to fall off and lose control on one of those things and if you creep too far off the edge, either you or the hoverboard or both would be sent flying down towards the ground way, way below. That's not a good look. So don't copy this guy. He's even spinning around.
Video: This is madness. Like, seriously what in the hell is going on. In northern China, multiple bulldozers apparently got so mad at each other that they started one of the craziest demolition derbies I've ever seen on a public road. It's a legitimate royal rumble between heavy machinery. There are normal cars on the street driving around trying to avoid the ridiculousness that is giant bulldozers trying to ram the hell out of each other! Some of the bulldozers even got flipped over!
Video: Fireworks, which were invented in China, are obviously a big deal in China. But no fireworks show in any part of the country and very probably the world can match the sheer spectacle and beautiful audacity of this fireworks show in Nuanquan, China. That's because it's more of a molten metal show. A blacksmith, wearing only a big hat and a sheepskin vest for protection, just starts throwing and scoop tossing molten metal against the wall of the city to let it sparkle and rain fire. It's crazy! It's so dangerous! It's so awesome.
Video: Everything seems to be going swimmingly in this stage of the Volta La Marina in Benidorm but then all of a sudden the cyclists fall off pace of the car and seem to be slowing down to a legitimate crawl and then basically hit a full stop all at once. What happened? It was the wind. The strong winds pushed against the cyclists stopping them in their tracks and even blowing some backwards. The race was suspended because of it.
Video: I know what my nightmares look like in real life now: this storm off of Maroochydore, Australia. I know what my version of hell would be: this storm off of Maroochydore, Australia. I know all this because this time lapse footage from Blue Dog Films is terrifying in the worst ways, with lightning buzzing and snapping all over the place and clouds morphing into every imaginable shape all at once.
People in China have been trying to travel across the country for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday but some — if tens of thousands of people can be considered just some — have been stuck in one of the most insane human traffic jams in the world at the Guangzhou Railway Station in southern China. CNN reports that 100,000 people were waiting earlier this week while 33,000 are still stuck as of Wednesday morning.
Video: Typhoon Haiyan was one of the most devastating tropical cyclones in history. The Category 5 typhoon killed thousands and ravaged the Philippines with billions in damages that it's still recovering from. Here's a brief glimpse of what it was like to be inside the typhoon. It's absolutely frightening.
Video: No one should ever have to face the other end of a gun barrel. But if you find yourself in such a situation, let's all hope that it's underwater. Here's our favourite physicist Andreas Wahl proving how the velocity of a bullet slows down like crazy when it's fired underwater with a lovely visual experiment. The bullet nosedives after getting shot and only travels about a metre. If you're more than like 2m away from the rifle, you'd be fine.