Giant squids aren’t just creatures you read about in fantasy stories or see portrayed on TV and in computer games. They exist in real life, and sometimes they’re spotted in rather unusual places. Such was the case for a giant squid that appeared in a Japanese harbor on Christmas Eve this year and thanks to modern technology, the rare appearance was recorded on video and posted on YouTube.
Are those selfies you post every 12 seconds on Instagram really doing you any favors? Do your followers like the artistic photos of food that you post much more? It’s easy to get lost in your own little world on Instagram, but don’t forget to give your fans what they want every now and then. What do they want, exactly? We have no idea, but now there’s a great little website you can use to instantly see your top nine Instagram posts of 2015 in order of popularity. More →
This is without question one of the coolest videos you’ll see this week. In fact, it might be the coolest video you see all month.
We recently shared a video of a Lamborghini and a Mustang drift-battling through an abandoned Russian town, and in that post we spoke of how rare it is to find “extreme” corporate promotional videos that avoid being too contrived and are actually interesting and entertaining. Well, we just found another one.
Behold: The most insane ski run you’ll ever see… and it’s filmed on a mountain that doesn’t even hold a single snowflake. More →
It’s always fun to surprise your parents but we don’t think anyone has ever surprised their parents quite like this before. HostelWorld.com recently recruited a guest staying at the Bounce Hostel in Sydney, Australia to help it record a promotional video that involved skydiving from 14,000 feet. Even better, the hostel guest decided to make a Skype call to his mother and father just seconds before jumping out of the plane. More →
Is there anything purer than the look of pride on a nerdy engineer’s face when he realizes he’s created a working lightsaber model? The answer to that question is “no,” as a new video posted by electrical engineer Allen Pan will demonstrate. More →
Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli was arrested earlier today and the Internet still hasn’t stopped celebrating. Shkreli’s reputation as a corporate scumbag is so ridiculous at this point that if you pitched a script of his true life story to Hollywood studios, they’d reject it for being too over the top. Nonetheless, Shkreli’s arrest is chock full of hilarious ironies that would make perfect material for a Wolf of Wall Street-style epic about depravity in Corporate America. Let’s go over them below. More →
Promotional videos put together by ad agencies enlisted by companies that cater to “extreme” markets are hit or miss. Sometimes they’re so ridiculous and contrived that they’re impossible to watch. Other times, however, agencies actually manage to earn their gigantic paychecks by putting together videos that are truly unique and entertaining. For example, the Red Bull promo we recently showed you featuring a professional BMX rider attacking a course that looks like a real-life Sonic the Hedgehog level was spectacular.
Now, another energy drink company has released a new video that has to be seen to be believed. More →
Who would have thought that the pharma CEO who raised AIDS drug prices by 5,500% would be the sort of person to get mixed up in securities fraud? Bloomberg is reporting that Internet villain Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli has been arrested for allegedly committing securities fraud, as he illegally took stock from a biotechnology firm he founded and used it to pay off debts for unrelated business dealings. More →
The more we browse around Google’s lists of 2015’s top searches, the more depressed we get. Paris under attack… Cecil the Lion… Volkswagen emissions scandal… Donald Trump…
It’s not all bad news, though. Some of the year’s most popular searches covered far less woeful topics, and the world’s top Internet company just released its lists covering the top searches of the year. Some of them will surprise you and some of them are well expected, but browsing around these lists will definitely help you relive a rollercoaster of a year.
How many of 2015’s top queries did you search? More →
Within the past week, Twitter has begun alerting users to attacks from state-sponsored hackers attempting to lift sensitive information from their accounts. This is a first for the popular social media network, although Facebook and Google had already implemented similar alert systems for their users. More →
If there’s a better way to use Legos than making your own fully functional flamethrower, we don’t know what it is. And if there’s a better way to spend your Friday than watching a video of someone who made a fully functional flamethrower out of Legos, we don’t know what that is either.
Behold: The ultimate at-home DIY project that you absolutely, positively should not try at home. More →
Dreaming is one of the more mysterious activities our brain engages in and Bill Nye has decided to help us understand it a little better using the magic of emoji. In one of his “Emoji Science” videos developed for Mashable, Nye walks us through the different states of consciousness with the help of the cute little animated faces we use to express emotions on our mobile phones. More →