Kinetic Rain

Kinetic Rain is an art installation at Changi Airport in Singapore, consisting of 608 aluminum and copper drops that move, controlled by a computer.


Bill Hicks: Voice of Reason in a Mad World

(Highlight/Tribute Video)

A video tribute to the life and message of Bill Hicks (Sunday was the 18th anniversary of his death). If you're a fan of Bill's, please help to make the video go viral by sharing as much as you can.


Scientists Make Easter Island Statue Walk

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/07/easter-island/bloch-text

Researchers Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo test a new theory that suggests how ancient Easter Islanders may have used ropes to "walk" the moai to their platforms.

More on the mystery of Easter Island's statues in the July issue of National Geographic magazine for iPad: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/digitaleditions.html


Bill Dawes: Stay Single

Bill Dawes (@billdawes) gives a strong endorsement for bachelorhood at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Hollywood, CA, home of the best stand up comedians.


Penn and Teller Bullshit: Mount Rushmore

Penn and Teller look at what it means to be patriotic. They look at Mount Rushmore which was built by a racist against the wishes of the native-Indian tribe.

First aired 10 May 2007. RT 27:32.


Dear America: Use Proper English

America's spelling and grammar comes under the glare of David's beady eye. How do you think the Queen feels about this abuse of her English?


The Chase

Four sassy vixens lead cops on an epic chase in this fun and light thrill ride.

Produced, written and directed by Philippe Gamer.


Attenborough: Sarcastic Fringehead

Excerpt from David Attenborough's BBC Life series episode 04 Fish - Sarcastic fringehead

More info about this animal - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcastic_fringehead

BBC Life series on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_%28BBC_TV_series%29

BBC's official website http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lbpcy


Ted Talks: Boaz Almog "Levitates" a Superconductor

How can a super-thin, three-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting, futuristic demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail -- completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss.


The Secret Number

Based on the short story by Igor Teper, THE SECRET NUMBER is about a man whose world is thrown into question. Psychiatrist Simon Tomlin (Daniel Jones) has a troubling conversation with one of his patients - a brilliant mathematician named Ersheim (Tom Nowicki), whi intends to prove the existence of a secret integer between three and four. Ersheim's delusion compels Tomlin to dig deeper, but he only uncovers more questions -- about fate, connection the nature of reality.

Director: Colin Levy


The Hereford Mappa Mundi c.1300

A short clip that looks at the Hereford Mappa Mundi, a fascinating medieval map of the world.

From "The Beauty of Maps" - Episode 1 - BBC Four


Ted Talks: Cesar Harada: A Novel Idea for Cleaning up Oil Spills

When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up the oil. He designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. But rather than turn a profit, he has opted to open-source the design.


Muddy Waters & The Stones: Please Don't Go, 1981

On 22 November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Muddy Waters' club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform.http://smarturl.it/Muddystoneslpdvdcd It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also played their part. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera. Now, restored from the original footage and with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is being made available in an official release for the first time.


Andy Griffith sings TV Show Theme Song

RIP Andy Griffith. Southern gospel singer, standup comedian, TV star of the show that bears his name, Matlock, etc.

Andy Griffith Show song and pictures.

Well, now, take down your fishin' pole and meet me at The Fishin' Hole,

We may not get a bite all day, but don't you rush away.

What a great place to rest your bones and mighty fine for skippin' stones,

You'll feel fresh as a lemonade, a-settin' in the shade.

Whether it's hot, whether it's cool, oh what a spot for whistlin' like a fool.

What a fine day to take a stroll and wander by The Fishin' Hole,

I can't think of a better way to pass the time o' day.

We'll have no need to call the roll when we get to The Fishin' Hole,

There'll be you, me, and Old Dog Trey, to doodle time away.

If we don't hook a perch or bass, we'll cool our toes in dewy grass,

Or else pull up a weed to chaw, and maybe set and jaw.

Hangin' around, takin' our ease, watchin' that hound a-scratchin' at his fleas.

Come on, take down your fishin' pole and meet me at The Fishin' Hole,

I can't think of a better way to pass the time o' day.

Music by Earle Hagen & Herbert W. Spencer

Words by Everett Sloane