Riding tram tracks on a Pallet

Guy takes a standardized Euro-pallet, modifies it a bit to run on tracks, puts it on the tram tracks in Bratislava and takes a ride around the city…

Hat-tip to Tomáš Moravec for an awesome hack!

The Gunfighter

As if the story wasn’t good enough, it’s told by Ron Swanson Nick Offerman…

If you have 9 minutes to spare, switch to fullscreen, lean back and enjoy.

The roaring sixties

… when two regular furniture salesmen could just walk into Harrods and buy a lion cub to fool around with.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms-piPxEzbk]

Wikipedia has a page about the story/events here. At £3500 / USD 6000 today not exactly cheap and apparently not that uncommon back then, according to the 45-minute full length documentary (which actually paints a slighty different, more realistic picture – worth watching)

Why Thinkpads rock

So you’re in the market for a new notebook and wondering which one to get… Sure, those Macbooks are shiny and generally well built. Hell, even my heavily used and somewhat mistreated 8 year iBook G4 still works like a charm, albeit “a bit” slow by today’s standards. But if you’re concerned about durability, yet don’t want to log around a fully rugged Toughbook – nothing beats a IBM Lenovo Thinkpad.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXsDfuVctFk]

 

Built like a freaking tank!

Sushi, in Space!

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/34854673 w=640&h=360]

This was shot for a small chain of restaurants called Sticky Rice. They have a long history of doing marketing their own way and we knew they would love this idea. Email [email protected] for more info.

In collaboration with RVA TV and Bark Marketing, Sticky Rice launched a sushi plate of their popular Godzirra roll on January 1st of this year. Six months of planning and testing went into this project as a lot of variables were at play: -60F in space, FAA regulations, overheating or freezing batteries, GPS issues, stabilization, and how to make the damn sushi stay together in high winds.

Our team is hoping for national attention and plan to make a shorter commercial for local air play. We loved the Toshiba ‘Chair in Space’ commercial and it was the basis of this project wondering if it could happen on a shoe-string budget for a small business.

Technically, it was only near-space, but still… Great work guys – now I’m hungry. Mission accomplished.

So you think know how to ride a bike…

Unless you can do it like this guy, you don’t…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShbC5yVqOdI]

Industrial Revolutions is the amazing new film from street trials riding star Danny Macaskill. Filmed and edited for Channel 4 ‘s documentary Concrete Circus.

Industrial Revolutions sees Danny take his incredible bike skills into an industrial train yard and some derelict buildings.’ Filmed in the beautiful Scottish countryside Danny Macaskill’s latest film was directed by Stu Thomson (Cut Media/MTBcut) for Channel 4’s documentary Concrete Circus.

www.CutMedia.com
www.DannyMacaskill.com

Music is ‘The Wolves’ by Ben Howard courtesy of Universal Island Records

How many continents are there?

Turns out, there’s no easy answer. Or right answer for that matter.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uBcq1x7P34]

Science! Making supposedly simple things complicated since… always.