Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Snow Cleaner

Make an Invisible Bottle

A great video explaining how to make a bottle invisible. Cool trick.

One Epic Video: Bear vs Cat

Humorous Street Signs In Miami By Mysterious Street Artist

These painted and humorous street signs have been seen all over Miami lately, as well as in New York. The artist or artists behind the works are called TrustoCorp.

Asian Chick's Awesome Hand Ninja Video

Cool skill by an asian girl.

Underwater Atomic Explosion Swamps Ship

A presumably abandoned ship near a US nuclear test is swamped by the resulting massive wave. The video is courtesy of Atom Central, a site filled with pictures, videos, and information about nuclear weapons.

Pandora-Like Disappearing Sea Plant

In the movie Avatar, there is a plant that disappears into the ground the instant it’s touched. The good news for those afflicted with Pandora Depression it that we have a similar plant organism, right here on Earth! The Sea Pen (a soft coral) expels water from its body when touched, so as to avoid being eaten.

Liberia: West Point, The Worst Slum Ever!

Eager to see what the UN and Liberian government are actually doing, VBS meets up with a local journalist who plops us down in the center of West Point, the worst slum in Liberia. Without any modern plumbing, the people of West Point have taken to using the beach as a dump and giant outhouse.

The area smells like, well, a dump and a giant outhouse, and it goes without saying that residents’ suffers a whole host of issues. Here we also happen on a young Liberian rapper, who gives us a couple verses about the scourge of Africa: AIDS.

Frozen Mississippi River

Amazing Pictures. I haven't seen anything like this before.

Glass House

A collaboration with founder Carlo Santambrogio and designer Ennio Arosio, their ‘Simplicity’ range features a series of iconic furniture pieces, beds, sofas and bookcases, along with architectural elements such as staircases and kitchens, all fashioned from ‘extraclear’ glass, that are elegant and distinctive, whilst perfectly complimenting their surroundings.

Imagine that you can lie in the bed watching the night skies. Or you can have breakfast inside your house enjoying the ocean view. The only problem is that everybody can see you from outside. But I think there will be an upgraded model with mirror walls from outside.

Hercules, The World’s Largest Big Cat

Hercules is a 900-pound-heavy, 6-feet-tall and 12-feet-long liger who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest cat.

Born from a lion father and tiger mother, Hercules grew into an impressive creature, able to run at speeds of up to 50 mph and eat 100 pounds of food in one sitting. Ligers have been known to be fat and unhealthy cats, but Hercules is an exceptional specimen that got the best from both feline races.

During a recent photo-shoot, Hercules’ caretakers wanted to show his enormous size by placing him against popular English symbols, like an old double-decker bus or a black cab. He was actually able to climb the bus to receive a tasty treat. It might look like the world’s biggest cat is actually in London, but he’s really quite close to home, at Freestyle Music Park in Myrtle Beach, Southern California.

Despite his gigantic size, Hercules is very tame and Dr. Bhagavan, one of the liger’s caretakers, says looking into his eyes is “like looking into God’s own eyes”.