Planes are not designed for tall passengers. Even an hour-long flight can be uncomfortable when you're twisted and contorted to fit in a seat. So watching an 11-hour flight from London to San Francisco take just four minutes in this spectacular cockpit timelapse makes me wish supersonic air travel was an everyday thing.
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Video: 3D printers haven't quite ushered in a new industrial revolution, but every day it seems there's another irrational reason why you might consider buying one. As this soothing timelapse reveals, if you have the patience to wait almost 10 days, you could 3D print yourself an impressive replica of the Millennium Falcon in a single pass.
To those of us who can barely stay within the lines of a colouring book, watching a painting come to life, like this incredibly detailed and menacing dragon, is akin to watching a magician perform. We don't know how artist Chris Scalf does it, but we're happy to sit back and be amazed as we watch the whole thing play out before our eyes. Game of Thrones spoilers ahead.
How many arduous slideshows of your friends' trips to Iceland have you had to sit through? Too many, right? After watching this stunning collection of timelapses that Martin Heck captured while briefly touring the country, I'm officially drawing the line and raising the bar when it comes to Icelandic vacation videos I'm willing to endure.
Video: There are a lot of reasons to be impressed with David Bayo's beautiful Astrée portrait created using a painstaking stipple technique. But what's more staggering to me than hand-drawing 3 million individual dots is somehow finding enough spare time to dedicate 300 hours to a single work of art. I can't even find the time to do laundry.
Video: No matter what you do for a living, there's a very good chance that at least some part of your job involves pecking away at a computer keyboard. That isn't going to change any time soon, but watching a plastic keyboard melt away in a pool of acetone at least provides some cathartic satisfaction.
Watching this timelapse footage of artist Steeven Salvat drawing a cutaway illustration of a mechanical crab, revealing its impossible inner workings on one side, will make you marvel at his patience and incredibly steady hand. If the art thing doesn't work out, Salvat could easily find work as a surgeon.
Florian Nick spent six weeks travelling over 5,472km across the western provinces of Canada, waking up at the crack of dawn to point his camera at sunrises, and hiking up mountains to capture awe-inspiring vistas. The result is a three-and-a-half minute short film called Alive that's full of so much colour and detail it almost looks like a painting that's come to life.
Most timelapses condense a few hours or days into bite-size videos that make the world appear to fly by in fast-forward. But Ricardo Martin Brualla has created an aerial timelapse of Seattle that shows the city growing and evolving over three full years -- and he didn't even have to set up a camera himself.
Video: One of the last magazines that's still worth reading in print form, National Geographic has featured some fascinating stories over the years, but most of us likely pour through each issue to marvel at the photography. First published way back in 1888, the magazine celebrates its 130th birthday in 2018 and is kicking off the festivities with this fantastic timelapse of all its past covers.
Video: Looking for a good reason to justify spending thousands of dollars on a gigantic 8K TV? Look no further than storm chaser Mike Olbinski's latest timelapse, Breathe. It isn't only the first to be edited in full, eye-slapping 8K resolution, it's also been edited in black and white, making the brewing storms Olbinski captured feel especially unsettling.
Sure, the restaurants are great, and you've probably got a decent sports team to barrack for. But the bright lights of a big city mean that at night you can rarely see more than a few stars in the sky, and these stunning timelapses of the galaxy overhead will make you realise the spectacular show you're missing every evening.
Clouds form when warm, humid air rises into the cooler atmosphere, and all that water vapour condenses into tiny floating water droplets. But sometimes that process can be inverted, like when cold air trapped in the Grand Canyon causes it to fill with clouds as warm air passes over the massive gorge. And sometimes, that phenomenon can be absolutely stunning.
The idea that the Empire, or the First Order, can keep churning out Death Star after Death Star gets a little harder to swallow when you watch this CG timelapse by Benjamin and Isaac Botkin, which shows just how incredibly complex it is to build a moon, or planet-sized space station.
Video: Through the lens of a talented photographer, familiar scenes can be turned on their heads, fooling your eyes into seeing something completely different. In this video, it looks as though Lars Leber captured the ocean as waves churned up a blanket of sea foam, but in reality it's a long timelapse of clouds slowly rolling through Colorado Springs.
Video: Your typical New York timelapse follows the city as it progresses from the sunlit day, to the twinkling windows of skyscrapers at night, and right on through until morning when the sun rises back into the sky. But filmmaker Julian Tryba throws that timeline out the window, with this bizarre timelapse of the Big Apple where night and day intermingle.
Video: Sometimes a unique camera move can produce fascinating footage without the need for special effects or weeks of post-production. For its short film, Low Earth Orbit, Visual Suspect, a Hong Kong-based video production company, simply had a camera drone fly in a giant orbit to capture dizzying aerial footage of Folegandros island in Greece.