Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Are You Kidding Me?" (supercut)

I haven't posted a supercut in some time.

Caution! Some strong language.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Obligatory Halloween Post

Since Halloween is nearly upon us, here's one of the better pranks I've seen recently.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Truth About Combat in Medieval Armour

That's armor for my American friends.

All these years TV and movies tricked me into thinking that medieval armour was heavy and uncomfortable.

Recently, Game of Thrones tricked me into believing that no matter how much armour you put on, someone strong enough wielding a sword will easily cut you in half.

In this video by the Musée National du Moyen-Âge in Paris, France, two men dress in 15th century armour and show that they don't lose much flexibility and that killing your opponent in battle required more than such mindless sword swipes.

Imagine all that noise in the battlefield though...


Russian Soldier Rescues Cat... But Barely...

This video is apparently a classic in Russia.

It occurred in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod in 2001, where a cat named Barsik got stuck on a tree. In stepped soldier Igor Novikov to perform the rescue.

I recommend turning the closed captions (cc button) on in this one, so that you can understand what is being said (although what is happening in the video can be followed without them too).

The cat was probably trying to avoid him in the first place...


Saturday, October 18, 2014

NFL with British Commentary

Actually... this game of handmelon (aka handegg) makes more sense when this British bloke describes it.

Thug Life Starts Early

Caution! Some strong language.

They're thugs.
What can you do?!

Here are five prime examples of thugs in the making.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Baby Elephants in Distress

Filmed in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
A young elephant fell into a waterhole and couldn't get out.
It would have certainly died if these guys (ATE, Amboseli Trust for Elephants) hadn't been there.

From the video "about" section:

"We rescued this young eight months old calf early this week. Luckily the report came in early in the morning and we were able to get there quick before the mother was forced to leave by herders arriving to water their cattle. It was a happy ending as we were able to reunite the calf with her mother, Zombe."

Look at it run!

In a somewhat less distressing video, this baby elephant got into some trouble at the Zurich Zoo.
The response by the adults was extremely prompt.

Look at them run!

(source & source)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oddly Satisfying Video Game Racing at 60fps

I am not exactly certain as to which game this is (if it is a game).

In any case, the way I understand it, this guy drove a (rendered obviously) Koenigsegg Agera around the track approximately 1000 times and recorded each one. He tried to go as fast as possible and as a result many cars were lost. He then combined them all together in this rather satisfying 60fps clip.

Or in his words:

"Rendered with highest quality in 60, 120 and 240 fps with 25x antialias and 25x DoF so i hope you like this :) (whole video is in 60 fps)Its little different from normal k-projects, its a easy trail map. I like to see the cars "spread" so i saved almost every replay that went overboard. i dont know how many cars that accually finished the map maybe 100? :DFastest time is 1:04:33 i drove with all cars showing (up to 700, then it started to bug and the cars i saved started before the other cars, so i hade to remove these..) 150 closest cars showing when i drove, so i could fill in where it needed) and i allways tried to drive fast thats why many cars went overboard, its kinda hard to see the car amongst so many.Big thanks to the koenigsegg creator sweden power ftw! :D"


Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Worst Pain Known to Man?

Caution! Viewer discretion is advised. Videos of men in severe pain.

The bullet ant (Paraponera clavata) is a species of ant which inhabits areas ranging from Central (Nicaragua) to South America (Paraguay). It has an extremely painful sting, which according to some victims, resembles the feeling of having been shot, hence the name bullet ant.

I'll let Wikipedia explain it further:

"The pain caused by this insect's sting is purported to be greater than that of any other hymenopteran, and is ranked as the most painful according to the Schmidt sting pain index, given a "4+" rating, above the tarantula hawk wasp. It is described as causing "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours".

"The Satere-Mawe people of Brazil use intentional bullet ant stinging as part of their initiation rites to becoming a warrior. The ants are first rendered unconscious by submerging them in a natural sedative, and then hundreds of them are woven into a glove made of leaves (which resembles a large oven mitt), stingers facing inward. When the ants regain consciousness, a boy slips the glove onto his hand.

The goal of this initiation rite is to keep the glove on for a full 10 minutes. When finished, the boy's hand and part of his arm are temporarily paralyzed because of the ant venom, and he may shake uncontrollably for days. The only "protection" provided is a coating of charcoal on the hands, supposedly to confuse the ants and inhibit their stinging. To fully complete the initiation, boys must go through the ordeal a total of 20 times over the course of several months or even years."

First off, here's a video from National Geographic concerning the construction of the gloves (starts around 1:04).

Next up, white guys doing a ritual that doesn't concern them.

This guy took it pretty well (at least while wearing the gloves).
Not as well as the natives, but pretty well.

This guy (Hamish) on the other hand, hadn't done his homework.
Nor did his friend (Andy) who obviously thinks it's just an act at first.