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Hell’s Club: Another Night

Hell’s Club: Another Night is a quite possibly the greatest movie mashup of all time. Editing whizz Antonio Maria Da Silva creates a fictional nightclub where characters from disparate movies meet and interact. Outside of time. Outside of all logic.

Blade is the bouncer at the entrance. Daft Punk, the resident DJs, are banging out the killer tunes. Multiple James Bonds are at the bar. RoboCop is enforcing the no smoking rules. John Travolta is feeling the Saturday night fever, and so is the terrible dancer Jean-Claude Van Damme. Naturally, cocktails are being served by Tom Cruise.

Everyone’s having a great time until a bunch of Xenomorphs crash the party (via the ventilation shafts, obvs). It’s…madness, glorious mashup madness.

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Wintergartan’s Musical Marble Machine

Swedish musician Martin Molin built the Wintergartan Marble Machine, a wonderful Rube Goldberg contraption to play out a rather uplifting ditty. It’s an intricate music box made up of specially crafted pulleys, funnels, and tracks that guide some 2000 metal marbles through the machine to play the different musical instruments. Molin started building the machine in 2014.

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Happy Holidays (A Play)

[Scene: Prawn HQ. HIGH LORD PRAWN sits upon his magnificent throne as thralls scurry about, hanging bunting, lights, and assorted Christmas-themed decorations. A fussy-looking prawn stands in the center, yelling orders.]

FUSSY-LOOKING PRAWN: You there! Move that snowflake slightly to the left!
[Enter a large, officious, white duck dressed in military regalia.]

HIGH LORD PRAWN: Ah, Tyrannical Duc! What news from our loving subjects?

TYRANNICAL DUCK: It’s “duck”, lord, not “duc”.

HIGH LORD PRAWN: How on earth did you spot that typo?

TYRANNICAL DUCK: We ducks have very good hearing. And vision. And good sledgehammers for breaking down fourth walls. [TYRANNICAL DUCK looks pointed out of the narrative directly at you and winks, before turning back to face HIGH LORD PRAWN] Your subjects say that we should thank our loyal readers and supporters, and announce the Time of the Christmas Holidays.

HIGH LORD PRAWN: Goodness! Is it that time already? Well then! [Takes TYRANNICAL DUCK’S fourth-wall breaking hammer] To all our loyal readers, supporters, followers, and other assorted personages of varying importance! Happy holidays to you all and thank you for all your support! May the new year…

TYRANNICAL DUCK (leaning in and whispering): That’s “New Year”, lord. With capital letters.

HIGH LORD PRAWN (adjusting crown): Ahem…may the NEW YEAR usher in a new age of grace, wonder, and prosperity…

TYRANNICAL DUCK (whispering): And video game reviews…

HIGH LORD PRAWN: And video game reviews to you all! (Gets in sleigh): On Dasher, on Dander, on Comet and Vomit, on Pluto, on Venus, on Dandruff, and Pe…

TYRANNICAL DUCK (interjecting): Happy holidays, everyone!

The Most Delicious Imperial Star Destroyers You Ever Did See

Artist Roland Tamayo combines Star Wars and food to create the most delicious Star Destroyers you ever did see.

Tamayo takes keeps bridge part of the iconic class of warship intact but replaces the familiar triangular-shaped wedge with treats like pizza, birthday cake, cherry pie, strawberry cheesecake, and a quesadilla. It’s a combination that looks good enough to eat. Check them out below.

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David Tennant Explains Einstein’s 100-Year Old Theory of Relativity

A century ago yesterday, Albert Einstein published his greatest work, the theory of relativity. His mind-bending idea forever changed how we think about the cosmos. It has stood up to intense scrutiny all this time.

If you’ve wanted to know what the theory of relativity is about but were thrown off by the oft complex science-y jargon, you might like this succinct 3-minute explanation. The cutesy animation features the talents of David Tennant, a sock, and two rather seedy characters, messieurs Dark Energy and Dark Matter to explain the relationship between space and time and mass.

The short film was created by Eoin Duffy.

[via SA Techie]

Watch: Bigbird the Adopted Pelican Learns to Fish

This is an endearing tale. Bigbird, a great white pelican was separated from his flock during a storm and was found by Jeffrey, a camp manager at the idyllic Greystoke Mahale on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Pelicans are gregarious birds who live communally and hunt together, and Jeffrey feared that Bigbird may not be able to feed himself. Each morning he took Bigbird kayaking and fishing. The GoPro footage captures their charming interactions.

[via SA Gamer]

Iridescent Soap Bubbles Under a Microscope

If you need a moment of collect yourself before a meeting or are just preparing for the grind ahead, have a look at this meditative ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) video of iridescent soap bubbles as seen under a microscope. It’s a cosmos of psychedelic colours.

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How to go to Space, Explained in Simple Words

XKCD and Minute Physics team up to create an informative video on how to go to space. Instead of throwing complex terms like gravity, escape velocity, and rockets at the viewer, they use ten hundred simple English words to break it down. You certainly don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand how to get the fire-water filled up-goer into space. Check it out.

[via Popular Mechanics]

All “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Teasers and Trailers in One Fantastic Fan Edit

It seems there is an insatiable thirst for Star Wars. The latest to the epic space opera has had 34 million views. Impressive…most impressive. The film has also notched up 6.5 million US dollars in IMAX tickets sales.

There’s been an awakening, and I’m sure you felt it. But if you hunger for more, sound editor Jacob Smyth has seamlessly blended together all the recent teasers and trailers for the film into a fantastic fan edit. Check it out below.

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Look at This Water Bubble in Space

The astronauts on board the International Space Station have access to a range of sophisticated equipment, including a RED Epic Dragon camera that is capable of shooting video at resolutions to 6K (that is, 6144 x 3160 pixels). Naturally, one of first things the astronauts did was to grow a water bubble, fill it with dye and then dissolve an effervescent tablet in that floating ball of water. The results are superb, check it out below. If you have a monitor capable of displaying 4K, be sure to select the 2160p quality setting for the full effect.

To see more 4K videos from NASA, check out their Ultra High Definition playlist on YouTube.

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