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How Colored Pencils are Made

How Colored Pencils are Made

We’ve seen footage of pencils being made before, but the guys at Faber-Castell want us to know that their process is the best. Watch as they make black leads from graphite and clay, and colorful ones from powders and wax, then sandwich them into wooden shells, and paint them to match.

Canigou: Tape

Canigou: Tape

The organic, kaleidoscopic imagery in animator Hideki Inaba Kanahebi’s music video is about as intricate as it gets. The colorful and repetitive images of nature and its interconnections serve as the perfect setting in which to enjoy Canigou’s smooth and relaxing ambient track.

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4 Ominous Notes

4 Ominous Notes

There’s a four-note melody which has found its way into numerous films, often at a moment when a character dies, or is in grave peril. Vox explores the origins of this ominous music, known as Dies Irae, which dates back to the 13th century.

Timberland x Spongebob WP Boot

Timberland x Spongebob WP Boot

Following on the heels of Nike’s SpongeBob x Kyrie team-up, Timberland’s limited edition salutes 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants. Available in black and bright blue, the boots feature a bespeckled SpongeBob, Patrick Star, and the evil Plankton, with leather uppers, PrimaLoft insulation, and rubber lug outsoles.

System of a Tiny Drum

System of a Tiny Drum

…also known as Toxicity on a Toilet. Here’s something you don’t see every day – some guy playing the percussion section of System of a Down song on a miniature drum kit… in his bathroom. He’s also done the same for Twenty One Pilots, Green Day, and The Cranberries, among others.

In the Shadow of the Moon (Trailer)

In the Shadow of the Moon (Trailer)

This Netflix film offers a cool twist on the typical crime drama, as cop becomes obsessed with hunting down a serial killer who only resurfaces every nine years, and it turns out there’s something far more complicated at stake than just the lives of her victims.

Funko POP! x David S. Pumpkins

Funko POP! x David S. Pumpkins

Celebrate Halloween with one of the most iconic characters of the season, Tom Hanks’ incredibly memorably SNL creation David S. Pumpkins, along with his glow-in-the-dark B-boy skeleton crew. All three figures are ready to scare the hell out of you in this limited edition set from Funko. Any questions?

Los Aeronautas

Los Aeronautas

Director León Fernández’s incredible stop-motion animated short film is what we long for in filmmaking – creativity on every level – from the character design to the unique story, about a tribe that struggles to survive in a barren world, and the unlikely odyssey of its weakest member.

The Bounciest Pogo Stick

The Bounciest Pogo Stick

Pogo sticks are hard enough to balance on, yet alone get much air at all. But in the hands of the VFX experts at Corridor, the pogo stick has now been supercharged, and can bounce higher than ever before. Behind the scenes video here.

Zeno-Watch Basel Cockpit

Zeno-Watch Basel Cockpit

This Swiss-made wristwatch features a unique face design that displays the minutes using its single hand, then jumps the hour forward at the red marker each time the hour advances. A secondary dial displays seconds. Made from stainless steel, with a sapphire crystal, and a leather strap. A limited-time deal from Drop.

Shattering CDs in Bullet Time

Shattering CDs in Bullet Time

(PG-13: Language) It’s common knowledge that spinning a CD too fast can cause it to fail spectacularly and shatter into thousands of shards. The guys from the Beyond the Press channel captured the deadly carnage in front of their $400,000, 72-camera Chronos bullet time rig.

12min Micro Book Library

Expand your mind every day with this app that offers up new content 30 times a month. Each of its non-fiction micro books is designed to be read or listened to in less than 12-minutes, making it a perfect complement to your daily commute or your lunch break. Grab a lifetime subscription in The Awesomer Shop.

Barva Wood Bedside Stand

Barva Wood Bedside Stand

Keep your everyday pocket items neat and tidy with this handsome wooden bedside organizer. It offers trays for wallets, rings, and loose change, and a backboard that can hold one phone, two phones, or a tablet, as well as a watch. In ebony, natural walnut, dark walnut, or cherry finishes.

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Money for Shopping

Money for Shopping

Musical musician Bill McClintock once again works his wizardry, combining two songs that you’d never expect to work together into one song that does. Listen up and enjoy as Dire Straits’ Money for Nothing melds brilliantly with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles’ Shop Around.

Uncharted Rapid Raft

Uncharted Rapid Raft

Uncharted Supply Co.’s single-person raft packs down small enough to fit in your backpack, but can hold up to 400 pounds once inflated. Plus, it airs up like those quick-inflate loungers, along with a mouth-blown top-off-valve, so requires no air pump. It’s great for a quick float down the river, or for emergency escape in a flood.

Hornet Flight Slo-mo

Hornet Flight Slo-mo

Nature photographer Lothar Lenz captured this incredible macro slow-motion video of hornets in motion, as they fly around, sip water, and live their lives near his home in the Eifel region of Germany. The crystal clear sounds of the buzzing insects are especially immersive with headphones on.

Self-Solving Rubik’s Cube Floats

Self-Solving Rubik’s Cube Floats

After wowing us with his self-solving Rubik’s Cube, maker Human Controller takes things to another level by making his miniature puzzle machine magnetically levitate while solving itself. We’ve been assured there are no visual tricks here.

Acebeam L30 Tactical Flashlight

Acebeam L30 Tactical Flashlight

Acebeam’s substantial L30 Gen. II flashlight cranks out up to 4000 lumens of bright white light, thanks to a Cree XHP70.2 LED. It offers USB recharging, five brightness modes, and a strobe mode. It’s IPX8 waterproof, and has two switches – one on the side for all modes, and one on its tail for quick turbo mode access.

70 mph Downhill Skateboarding

70 mph Downhill Skateboarding

Riding a skateboard downhill can be a thrill – at least until you have to stop. Now imagine bombing down a mountain road at speeds faster than cars take the same path. That’s exactly what boarder Josh Neuman did down one of Switzerland’s most epic driving roads. Bonus points for cameraman @jake_from_skatefarm.

Edifier E25 Luna Eclipse Speakers

Edifier E25 Luna Eclipse Speakers

Edifier’s egg-shaped desktop speakers look and sound way more expensive than they are. They feature a 0.74″ silk dome tweeter, a 3″ full-range drive, and two 3″ passive bass radiators, and crank out 74 watts of sound. They offer Bluetooth and analog connectivity, while the E25 HD adds optical digital. A limited-time Drop deal.

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The Empire Strikes Axe

The Empire Strikes Axe

Star Wars tribute band Galactic Empire bangs out an awesome hard rock cover version of John Williams’ The Imperial March, giving the Empire’s most iconic theme song an appropriately razor-sharp edge to accompany all of their evil deeds. Even Emperor Palpatine approves, and he’s not easy to please.

Lifesaber Emergency Generator

Lifesaber Emergency Generator

A useful survival tool from the creator of the Off Grid Survival Axe. The Lifesaber combines a flashlight, lantern, strobe, and siren with rechargeable USB battery charger which can be juiced back up by twirling or cranking it by hand. It offers optional snap-in modules like a plasma firestarter, or a UV water purifier.

Avengers Assembly Dance

Avengers Assembly Dance

A group of talented kids from Walden Grove High School’s PAC Dance Team take on the world of The Avengers with a highly-energetic and highly-entertaining routine that recaps highlights from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as our costumed superheroes perform choreographed battle with Thanos and his Black Order.

MST3K Silhouette Plush Blanket

MST3K Silhouette Plush Blanket

Couch potatoes can cuddle up with their favorite movie critics in this big, cozy blanket featuring the snarky Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang. Measuring 50″ x 60″, Jonah’s silhouette is practically life-size. Joined by Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, your TV pals are ready to keep you company during all your bad movie binges.

Youzign: Design Made Easy

Youzign offers a fast and easy way to create professional looking visuals, regardless of your graphic design experience. Their web-based app offers over 2,000 templates and over 1.7 million images, along with tools for producing just about any kind of graphic. Grab a great deal on a lifetime subscription in The Awesomer Shop.

The Most Solitary Place on Earth

The Most Solitary Place on Earth

For as much as we think of our planet as good old terra firma, there is so much more to be seen and explored at the beneath the surface of our oceans. Kurzgesagt takes us on a deep sea journey to learn about some of the many species that dwell in the darkest waters.

How Matches Are Made

How Matches Are Made

How It’s Made presents a brief look at the process of making safety matches. The chemical process isn’t all that interesting, but it’s the machine that magically grabs and stands up over 2 million loose matchsticks per hour that’s truly amazing.

Monster Etiquette

Monster Etiquette

Illustrator Don Moyer of Calamityware offers up a small book with some big lessons. If you feel like you’re a monster when it comes to parties, public events, or other places where people gather, this 68-page mini book will set you on the right path to proper decorum.

Homebrew Railgun Tank

Homebrew Railgun Tank

Turns off you don’t need to be the US Navy to build a railgun. YouTuber Ziggy Zee shows off his backyard railgun, which he mounted to an old RoboteX remote-controlled platform. This killer beast fires up to 35,000 joules of electricity, laying to waste anything in its path.

Endurax XL Camera Backpack

Endurax XL Camera Backpack

Serious photography calls for big cameras with large image sensors and lots of lenses. This extra large backpack offers padded storage for a DSLR or two mirrorless cameras, 6 to 8 lenses, 2 to 3 flashes, accessories, a 15.6″ laptop, and a tablet. It also offers multiple tripod carrying positions, and comes with a rain cover.

100 Movies 100 Numbers 100 Seconds

100 Movies 100 Numbers 100 Seconds

Editor ThorC1138 managed to find scenes from 100 different films in which a character spoke a different number between 1 and 100, then cut them together into a multi-movie countdown. We were really hoping for a rocket lift-off or a big explosion at the end.

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