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If You Watch Only One Video Today, Make It This Time-lapse Of Dubai

Dubai Flow Motion from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.

Holy jumping falafels, this video is mind blowing! I don’t know if I’m more impressed with how wonderful Dubai now looks (last time I was there was 8 years ago and it’s changed a lot!) or how slickly produced this video is. It’s made by timelapse professional Rob Whitworth, and there aren’t enough words in the English language to convey the massive undertaking the 3:06 video represents. The amount of time it must have taken to make, the endless hours in the editing room… This video is able to make an enormous city like Dubai look small… and enormous at the same time. It conveys a sense of scale in a way no other video ever has. Do yourself a favour and take 186 seconds of your day to look at this one video. You won’t regret it.

VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Retired Spanish Naval Mechanic Builds World’s Smallest W32 Engine

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You’re looking at a fully functional, though air-powered, W32 engine. Yes, that’s 32 cylinders, 32 pistons, and who knows how many valves, springs and assorted pieces. Actually, we do know: it’s made up of 850 pieces, 632 screws/bolts, and took 2,520 hours to complete. Made by one José Manuel Hermo Barreiro (also known as Patelo), a retired Spanish naval mechanic known for his miniatures, the engine appears to measure less than 1ft. in length. When the power source is turned on, it’s a marvel to watch everything move in unison. His craftsmanship is so precise that even when the engine is running, the vibrations are kept to a minimum and it’s possible to balance some coins on it. Jose machined all the parts himself, and you should totally watch the below video to get a sense of the complexity involved.

VIA [ DamnGeeky ]

Gymkhana SEVEN: Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Better

If you’ve ever looked at a car and thought “hm, that’s pretty!”, then there’s a chance you’ll like the above video; you don’t need to be a car nut to appreciate this kind of awesome. And if you’ve ever seen a Gymkhana video, featuring the legendary Ken Block, then you already know what it’s all about. But if you thought after 6 iterations of his iconic videos, you wouldn’t be impressed anymore, think again. This time Block is driving a 1965 Ford Mustang that’s been so highly customized, you can barely tell it’s a ‘stang. It clocks in at an astonishing 845hp, and was converted to an AWD for this occasion. In the video, Ken tears down the streets of Los Angeles in what is clearly a high budget shoot, with long stretches of road blocked off to circulation. But you’ll be hooked from the start, with a smoke show for the ages. Also, keep an eye out for the part where he “skips rope” with a dancing low rider.

This video is 12 minutes long but felt like 30 seconds. It’s definitely worth a watch.

VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

Satisfying: Watch 10,000 Buckyball Cube Get Destroyed

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Remember the Buckyballs, these tiny magnetic balls that could be arranged into fascinating 3D arrays? They’re now banned, you know, because we’re all kids and we need the Consumer Product Safety Commission to watch over us like hawks… But even though new Buckyballs can’t be sold, that doesn’t stop people from having fun with the millions that were sold before the ban. If you have 2 minutes to spare, you should watch the video below, featuring a 10,000 ball cube getting smashed to bits. It’s therapeutic in a way, knowing someone spent countless hours building it, only to smash it for our viewing pleasure.

That is all. Carry on.

VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Awesome Time-Lapse Video Of Things Being Sanded Down

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Maybe the title doesn’t sound that appealing, but you have to watch this video. It’s a fascinating piece by Laurin Döpfner, where he sands down various objects 0.5mm at a time and takes a picture, stitching them together into fascinating footage. There’s really not much more to it than that, so if you have 2 minutes to spare, check it out.

VIA [ BoingBoing ]

Want To Feel Old? Watch This Video Of Kids Being Introduced To The Original GameBoy

Well then… time marches on, doesn’t it? Choice excerpts from this lovely video include the following.

5:43 – “In a split second, I would throw this in the trash and get back the iPad.”

5:59 – “The gaming device… is stupid.”

6:53 – “You gotta thank this, this is the grandfather of everything.” (smart kid!)

VIA [ Incredible Things ]

Beyond Awesome: Roller Coaster Planet Through the Lens of Six GoPro Cameras

To say that the things you can do with a GoPro is limitless is no exaggeration. It’s the world’s most versatile camera, used by amateurs, hobbyists, professionals, and everyone else in between. In case you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea what a GoPro is, well, it’s a waterproof and shockproof HD video camera that’s compact and comes with a wide variety of mounts for added versatility.

The clip above, dubbed as LittlePlanet RollerCoaster, is an example of the awesomeness that you can achieve with the GoPro–well, six of them, actually, and video editing software VideoStitch. Mounted on strategic areas, the resulting video turns the roller coaster into its very own planet, taking you along on a very scenic and exhilarating ride. If this doesn’t inspire you to go out there and shoot something artistic, then I don’t know what will.

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Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gameplay Footage Released

If you’re patiently waiting for the next instalment of gaming’s most lucrative franchise, here’s some gameplay footage to either tide you over or make you even more feverish. And sadly, you still have some ways to wait, since the release date is slated for November 4th of this year. Also, as before, the initial batch of DLC will be Xbox One only, though for how long isn’t clear.

VIA [ UberGizmo ]

Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos Is Your Feel-Good Video Of The Day

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Y’all have to watch this. If it doesn’t put a smile on your face, you’re smiling-dysfunctional. If you need a description before watching a video, the headline should have taken care of that. If you need details in your description, the most we can add here is that the vid was made by “HelloDenizen”, who’ve made just one more vid called BubbleP0rn. We’re not sure what that one’s about (ain’t nobody got time to be watching all the videos) but it does have 2.7M views so it’s probably pretty good.

VIA [ Geekologie ]