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Presumably because what else is there to do wherever this is, this is a video of an excavator operator using two people sitting on a bench mounted to what appears to be an overturned car hood to bowl a ten traffic cone strike. I'll be honest, I did not know this is what excavator bowling was. Is excavator bowling different depending on what part of the middle of nowhere you're from? Also the video title calls this a strike, although at least four of those cones didn't fall down. "Like Weebles." You know, every day you say something that makes me fall in love with you just a little bit more. "Awwww, GW." And at least a dozen that make me hate you. *sliding paper across desk* I want a divorce. "This is your D&D character sheet." And it's the last time you'll be seeing this sex maniac Druid. "I thought you died last campaign trying to bone a volcano." Oh yeah, because somebody's sexy rogue stole my condom of burning protection while I was sleeping by the campfire after they said they'd keep watch. God I hate you. "I hate you more!" *kissing passionately* Let's renew our vows and get matching tats. Keep going for the whole video, but you aren't missing much from the gif.

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This is a video (including multiple angles) of the current world record holder for largest mortar firework (with a 62-inch shell diameter and weighing 2,797 pounds) going off above Steamboat Springs in Colorado as part of their annual Winter Carnival (previously: this 56-inch 2,200 pound mama jama in the UAE). Some more info while I daydream I was sitting on top of that firework when it reached for the stars:
At 7:56 p.m., fireworks expert Tim Borden successfully captured the world record for the largest single firework when the 2,797-pound behemoth illuminated the crowd during the Night Extravaganza at the annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival. The 62-inch shell was launched from a 26-foot long mortar from atop Howelsen Hill, reaching nearly a mile in the air when it detonated, putting on quite the show.
Admittedly, that thing does look like the Death Star exploding when it finally detonates. And when the sound of the explosion finally reaches the camera afterwards -- my goodness. *shivers intensely, tries to bum post-coital cigarette, nobody has one, politely declines offered vape hit* You know I've actually been trying to convince my girlfriend to introduce some fireworks into the bedroom but-- "She's not a maniac?" Yeah, well that and-- "And you waddling from the bathroom with a sparkler between your butt cheeks didn't sell her?" Hard to believe, right? Keep going for the video.

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This is a video of Youtuber Curiosityandbeyond (I'd argue this has gone waaaaaay beyond curiosity) returning the corn kernels from a Russian can of Heinz sweet corn to existing cobs to determine approximately how many cobs worth of corn are in a can. The result? SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER: two. Granted I'm not sure how this compares to the cans of corn I buy because I don't get the Heinz cans from Russia, but valuable information nonetheless, and I can't wait to spread this knowledge at happy hour on Friday where everyone will be convinced I'm the world's most interesting man, or wish I'd already been eighty-sixed, which I have been, but *setting empty bottle on bar* this bartender is new and doesn't-- "Hey aren't you the guy who peed in the pool table?" Gotta go! Keep going for the video while I wonder if the internet could get any more internetty.

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Inspired by mood rings (dark blue means I'm romantic -- meet me in the back of my Explorer in ten!), this is a video of Youtube couple EvanAndKatelyn making themselves a thermochromatic temperature sensitive toilet seat (and lid!). It takes some trial and error but the final result is pretty impressive, and I wouldn't hesitate to sit on that provided it's completely black before I do because I don't like being reminded somebody's ass was just where my ass is about to be. It's like sitting down on a warm toilet seat -- it's unsettling. Especially when that warm seat actually turns out to be your girlfriend's lap because you just zombied your way into the bathroom and sat down without looking. She still jokes me about how loud I farted because I was so startled. "I swear he caught air!" she's always telling new friends at parties. Keep going for the video, but skip all the way to 18:15 for the finished product.

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This is a video demonstration of and build discussion about the modular LEGO Microtonal Guitar with adjustable frets constructed by Turkish musician and constructor of unique microtonal guitars Tolgahan Çoğulu, after being inspired by his son Atlas playing with LEGO blocks. What's a microtonal guitar? Let me copy paste that for you while I build a macrotonal guitar:
Most Western music is based on a twelve-tone octave with the smallest interval being a half step (or half tone, or "semitone") up or down. Microtonal music contains intervals smaller than a semitone. (Imagine playing notes between the keys on a traditional piano.)
So using a guitar with adjustable frets allows a musician access to those tones not readily available on a normal guitar. That's cool. My personal guitar? It can play ALL the tones, you know why? "It's an air guitar?" *performs entirety of Free Bird guitar solo, waits for bras and panties to be thrown on stage, receives a single pair of boxers, shrugs* It's a start. Keep going for the video.

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This is a video from Netflix of Gillian Anderson doing some ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response, read: "braingasm audio tricks") to promote her new British comedy show Sex Education. I don't know about you, but I feel educated. Granted I'm not sure what exactly I learned, but if it was I'll have to try hiding a boner for the entirety of our morning staff meeting, mission accomplished. "Haha -- staff meeting." LOL. Keep going for the video.

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This is a video of the Liberty University hockey team of Lynchburg, Virginia on Star Wars night (slick Vader jerseys by the way) performing a synchronized Force Choke goal celebration. So, if you were wondering if Star Wars night was a thing for collegiate hockey games now, the answer is yes. When I was a kid going to University Of Alabama Huntsville hockey games? We were just excited when the snow cone guy wasn't too drunk to show up and sell his wares. Keep going for the video, but the gif is really it minus the announcer audio.

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Because the internet, like a clothes dryer set on auto-detect with a broken sensor, never stops spinning, this is a series of clips from The Princess Bride edited together by Ariel Avissar so Inigo Montoya and a few of the other characters perform a bit of Eminem's 1999 banger 'My Name Is'. There's really not much more to say besides I'm going to be singing this for the rest of the day, much to the potentially being stabbed by coworkers. *lifting shirt to reveal scars* Wouldn't be the first time I've gotten a song stuck in their heads! "Jesus, GW, some of those look fresh." Rebecca Black's 'Friday', every Friday. Keep going for the video.

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This is a short video of a good boy demonstrating his very well adjusted sea legs aboard a rocking crabbing boat. So, if you were ever wondering what a salty sea dog actually was but were too afraid to ask for fear of being branded a landlubbing scoundrel, look no further -- this is the textbook definition. "Actually--" Oh shit *brandishing cutlass* looks like we've got ourselves a plank walker today, mateys! Keep going for the full video.

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This is a video from a night vision camera set up by Pathways for Wildlife and the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) of a coyote excitedly encouraging its badger friend to hurry up so they can use a culvert to cross under a California highway together. Did you know coyotes and badgers are known to hunt together? I did not. I just assumed the coyote would try to eat the badger and the badger would be all, 'Oh hell no bitch!' *shrug* Who knows, maybe that's how their friendship blossomed. Keep going for the whole Disney movie, but the gif is actually it.

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This is an ultra short video of a high schooler drumming the intro to a P0rnHub community video during a high school talent show. He was allegedly suspended for the incident, although I couldn't find any actual proof that he was. I mean of all the ridiculous things to suspend a student for, this would definitely be up there. *sees girlfriend return from inactive online* Also, just what is this community video theme song anyways? And what's P0rnHub? Keep going for the video, as well as a SFW clip of the theme for reference. And did everyone know he was going to play the song prior, or did all those kids recognize it instantaneously? Because I really didn't.

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As a very clear sign humanity doesn't have much time left, these are the limited edition KFC x Crocs clogs being released this spring. The footwear will be available on the Crocs website for $60 when they're released, and each pair includes two fried chicken scented drumstick Jibbitz™ (plug-in-a-hole charms for Crocs -- I had to Google that, just so we're clear). So yeah, this is the world we live in now. "I don't like it, GW." *tousling hair* Me neither, not one bit. Also if you own a dog I can't recommend leaving these around the house because it will almost certainly eat your chicken scented drumstick Jibbitz™, and then how could you ever expect to be taken seriously in public? "Oh man, get a load of this idiot." MY DOG ATE THEM, OKAY? Keep going for several more shots and a weird promo commercial.

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This is a video from Boulder, Colorado that I wish I witnessed daily in real life of a jerk in a white pickup truck using a left-hand turn lane to speedily cut in front of the line of cars going straight. Unbeknownst to him (but much to my delight!), the very Jeep he cuts in front of him is an undercover cop. No word if he had an excuse why he was driving like such a reckless turd on wheels, but in my mind he accidentally cut his penis off shaving his happy trail so he tossed it in a thimble and was racing to the hospital with the hopes of having it reattached. Keep going for the video

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Note: Watch your volume. This is a video of a team setting off an explosion in a tunnel and capturing some video of the shockwave it produced traveling by them. Pretty wild, right? "I'm gonna kick their asses." HIYO -- Michelangelo, everyone! "Right when were finally sitting down to a pizza dinner too." Keep going for the full video.

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Scientists tracking olms (a species of aquatic blind cave salamander that spends its entire life, into the hundreds of years, underwater in complete darkness) in Herzegovinian discovered an individual that hadn't moved from the same spot in a record 2,569 days. Wow! Now that's what I call living the dream. Or being dead. Some details about olms while I try not to move for the rest of the day:
[Olms] are not highly gregarious, have no predators, are highly resistant to starvation - able to go without food for several years ...divers documenting the movements of olms in Herzegovinian caves found that over a decade, individuals tended to move less than 10 metres in total. They are apparently only compelled to move in order to mate, which they do on average around once every 12.5 years.
Man, "only compelled to move in order to mate?" The same could be argued about myself. Of course if I only mated once every 12.5 years on average I'd-- "Have had double the sex as you've had now." *lunging for headlock* SONOFA! Thanks to kirikou, who agree apparently getting up to stretch your legs on occasion is overrated in the olm world.

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This is a video of a magnetic pendulum constructed by Youtuber markhacks trying to navigate its way atop a minefield of magnets with reversed polarity. The way it moves, it kinda reminds me of-- "My boner while trying to follow along with one of those 80's Jazzercise videos." OMG I thought the exact same thing! "Really? So are we workout partners now or what?" I will always be your spotter. *watching you crush yourself under barbell* Weird ass boner dude. Keep going for the full video.

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This is a short video posted by NBC 5 Dallas-Forth Worth anchor Katy Blakey of a stolen Chevy Silverado that was found on the side of a closed highway access road to nothing but an empty cabin. Now that is an impressive disassembly job, and if you want to find the culprits I'd start with a list of people who recently left positions on the Chevy Silverado assembly line because my God. Some more details about the recent Chevy Silverado thefts in the area:
"Within 3 minutes [thieves] were able to pop the lock, pop the hood, change the computer, disable the OnStar and steal my truck," Hamlin said. So he called police, filed a report, then turned to social media and started hearing similar stories from other Silverado owners in the area. "They all said the same thing: no glass was broken, their keys weren't used and the OnStar was disabled so fast that a lot of these people said OnStar's last known location was in front of my house," Hamlin said. NBC 5 heard from two other North Texans whose Silverados were stolen on the same day a few miles apart. In both cases, the OnStar tracking device was disabled within minutes. A Facebook page dedicated to stolen vehicles in Texas catalogs similar stories with Silverados. "These are the pros who do this because they know there is a market for it and they know they can make money off it," said Carrollton police spokesperson Jolene DeVito .
TL;DNR: if you own a Chevy Silverado in Texas now would be a good time to sell. Keep going for the video, which is still blowing my mind on the third viewing. I guess only glove box doors aren't worth anything on the black market? And why did they leave the shell at this location instead of in the woods? Is it like a serial killer's calling card or something?

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Titled 'Subway Squabble', this is the LUMIX People's Choice Award recipient from The Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The shot, captured by photographer Sam Rowley, stars two tiny mice wrestling over a crumb in a London Underground subway station. Awww, vermin. Some more details while I try to fight a coworker for the dessert his mom packed him:
While this might look like a random, lucky shot, it was actually the result of quite a bit of patience. According to Rowley, he visited multiple subway platforms every night for a week hoping to capture the perfect moment. The shot itself captures a scuffle that lasted no more than a split-second before one of the mice scurried away the victor. "I'm so pleased to win this award. It's been a lifetime dream to succeed in this competition in this way, with such a relatable photo taken in such an everyday environment in my hometown," says Rowley. "I hope it shows people the unexpected drama found in the most familiar of urban environments."
Yeaaaah, I'm pretty sure that's actually just a screencap from an upcoming Disney movie. I mean I'm supposed to believe the London Underground has little anthropomorphic mice wrestling over crumbs, meanwhile the New York City subway has rats bigger than dogs that won't hesitate to take a bite out of your leg if you show any sign of weakness? You see this? *lifting pant leg to reveal scar* I yawned. Thanks to my dad, who agrees that at least in this crumb battle, we're the real winners.

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This is the rotary cellphone built by Brookhaven National Laboratory engineer Justine Haupt. Looks pretty sweet doesn't it? Reminds me of the good ol' days when I was a kid and pretended to call the moon. You know I still do that sometimes just to destress. Some more info and features directly from Justine while I ring Moonbase Alpha to see how they're doing:
Why a rotary cellphone? Because in a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal, and absolutely tactile, while also giving me an excuse for not texting. The point isn't to be anachronistic. It's to show that it's possible to have a perfectly usable phone that goes as far from having a touchscreen as I can imagine, and which in some ways may actually be more functional. More functional how?
  • Real, removable antenna with an SMA connector. Receptions is excellent, and if I really want to I could always attach a directional antenna.
  • When I want a phone I don't have to navigate through menus to get to the phone "application". That's bullshit.
  • If I want to call my husband, I can do so by pressing a single dedicated physical key which is dediated to him. No menus. The point isn't to use the rotary dial every single time I want to make a call, which would get tiresome for daily use. The people I call most often are stored, and if I have to dial a new number or do something like set the volume, then I can use the fun and satisfying-to-use rotary dial.
  • Nearly instantaneous, high resolution display of signal strength and battery level. No signal metering lag, and my LED bargraph gives 10 increments of resolution instead of just 4.
  • The ePaper display is bistatic, meaning it doesn't take any energy to display a fixed message.
  • When I want to change something about the phone's behavior, I just do it.
  • The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding down a stupid button to make it turn off and not being sure it really is turning off or what.
So it's not just a show-and-tell piece... My intent is to use it as my primary phone. It fits in a pocket.; It's reasonably compact; calling the people I most often call is faster than with my old phone, and the battery lasts almost 24 hours.
If you're interested in the project or considering building something similar, Justine fortunately provided all sorts of valuable information and design files on her website HERE. Unfortunately for anybody hoping to see the cell phone in action, Justine did not also build a moving picture camera and make a video. I know, some of you might be a little disappointed. Like the look on my girlfriend's face after work yesterday when she asked what I had for lunch and I told her a whole head of cauliflower and a bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch, like that wasn't an accomplishment. Keep going for a bunch more shots including its bitchin' ePaper display.

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This is a short video of a silo demolition that goes not according to plan in what is arguably the most beautiful way possible. It's like it was making a run for it until it had no more leg to stand on. Honestly, when the Lord calls me home that's exactly how I want to go too. "In the most beautiful way possible?" No, in some freezing-ass cornfield in the middle of nowhere. You know sometimes I worry about you. Keep going for the video, which is worth a watch for the better frame rate and audio.

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