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Finally, A Literal Fire Truck

Finally, A Literal Fire Truck
Fire trucks, by their very name, should start fires, not put them out. So tinkerer PeterSripol upgraded a toy fire truck with a functional flamethrower so that at least one these vehicles can live up to its name.

Ever Wonder How Big Bird Works?

Ever Wonder How Big Bird Works?
I watched a lot of Sesame Street when I was really young. It was like the only thing that the babysitter would let us watch. I liked it ok, but honestly puppets like the ones on the show gave me the willies.
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The 2017 MarbleLympics Are Here

The 2017 MarbleLympics Are Here
Forget human olympics games. The real action is when marbles compete against marbles to see who is the best of the best. Jelle Bakker of Jelle’s Marble Runs has created a video where 16 teams of marbles competefor the 2017 MarbleLympics.

Drone Gets Shot Down by Confetti Cannon

Drone Gets Shot Down by Confetti Cannon
Check out this short video that Arize Nwosu posted of a camera drone heading towards the stage at a music festival, then taking a nosedive. How the drone crashed is what is fun and interesting here.

Ride Along on This Awesome LEGO Sand Roller Coaster

Ride Along on This Awesome LEGO Sand Roller Coaster
You know summer is here when LEGO minifigs can be found hanging out at the beach. After all, they like some fun in the sun and sand too. Robert Carlson of 5MadMovieMakers and some friends to built this awesome LEGO Sand Roller Coaster, and it is a joy to watch in action. The video was recorded at the Outer Banks in North Carolina, where you will take a journey through a sand castle, a seashell forest and even some underground tunnels. It must have taken a long time to set this up, and the end result is awesome.

Link Wants All the Money in “Race for Rupees”

Link Wants All the Money in “Race for Rupees”
How many hours have you spent smashing pots in the various Legend of Zelda games in your endless quest for rupees? Too many. Even though there have been many short films, comics and cartoons about Link, they always leave this activity out for some reason. Smashing pots for rupees is what it’s all about.

Sumo Robots, FIGHT!

Sumo Robots, FIGHT!
While we await our own downfall in the inevitable robopocalypse, at least we can pit robots against each other and make them fight. More wine! If you like to watch robot battles, YouTuber Robert McGregor put together a great compilation video of Japanese sumo robot fights. These bots have one simple objective: to push their opponents out of the ring.

Guy Takes Flight on His Giant Drone

Guy Takes Flight on His Giant Drone
Check out this video from amazingdiyprojects as he takes his homemade multi-rotor copter out for its first manned test flights. Yes, it looks like a death trap. He is just sitting there surrounded by dozens of angry, spinning rotors. He admits that he should be wearing some protection, but he explains: Regarding wearing MC suit and full face helmet etc.

ASMR Guided Meditation with Kylo Ren

ASMR Guided Meditation with Kylo Ren
After seeing how he acted out in The Force Awakens, I assumed that Kylo Ren’s bad attitude would only be able to get you riled you up. But it turns out that his deep, mechanically-enhanced voice can also be quite soothing. The guys from Auralnauts captured this rare recording of Kylo Ren as he leads us through a relaxing and and tension-relieving guided meditation.

Sphero Storytelling Spider-Man Toy

Sphero Storytelling Spider-Man Toy
Sphero is not just about cute, connected rolling balls. The company is now unveiling its first non-spherical product. Sphero’s Spider-Man listens and responds to your voice commands. Unlike the company’s BB-8 toy, this guy doesn’t need an app to do its thing. To turn this toy into a talking and listening companion, just click the spider on his chest.

This Papercraft Penguin Assembles Itself When Dropped

This Papercraft Penguin Assembles Itself When Dropped
The Penguin Bomb is a DIY origami sculpture that arrives as a flat package, but when you drop it on a hard surface, it turns itself into a fat little penguin. Hence the name. This cleverly-designed toy was created by paper artist Haruki Nakamura.

Octopus Steals Diver’s GoPro

Octopus Steals Diver’s GoPro
Octopi are very intelligent creatures, and they want to be left alone. You try to get some footage of an octopus, and they will steal your camera because they don’t care about your silly YouTube channel. 

Guy Made His LEGO Space Shuttle Fly

Guy Made His LEGO Space Shuttle Fly
We love to make LEGO builds around here, but when an aerospace engineer plays with LEGO, he makes them fly. I’m talking about engineer Adam Woodworth, who made his LEGO Space Shuttle lift off. Set #1682, aka Space Shuttle Launch, was released way back in 1990.

Goldfish Destroys Stuff with a Hammer

Goldfish Destroys Stuff with a Hammer
Witness the destructive power of the mighty goldfish! What you’re looking at here is the Fish Hammer built by Neil Mendoza, who is obviously a mad scientist, as he has now given a tiny fish the ability to smash stuff with a hammer. A camera tracks the goldfish’s movement inside a tank, and communicates with a Teensy microcontroller to move the hammer to the fish’s position along a semicircular track.

Mario’s Lost Kart Turns up in a Junkyard

Mario’s Lost Kart Turns up in a Junkyard
Nukazooka created this fun short film titled Mario’s Lost Kart. The video is about a guy who purchases an old go kart from a junkyard after his ride breaks down. What he doesn’t realize is that the kart once belonged to Mario. Along the way, he accidentally shoots another car with a turtle shell, and really pisses Luigi off.

Nintendo Stages Live-action Mario Run

Nintendo Stages Live-action Mario Run
Yesterday I talked a bit about the teaser that Nintendo released to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios Japan. That trailer was CGI animated, though there were real people superimposed into it.
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