A series of clumsy penguin outtakes from the BBC’s Penguins - Spy in the Huddle, narrated by David Tennant. The documentary team disguised 50 cameras — as penguins, rocks, snowballs, etc — to capture three species: Emperor Penguins, Rockhoppers and Humboldts. Here’s a clip of one of the hidden penguin cams among Emperors:
I could get used to waking up to this every morning <3
I ship it, and I will ship it until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll ship it then.
At the end of the last Apollo 15 moon walk, Commander David Scott (pictured above) performed a live demonstration for the television cameras. He held out a geologic hammer and a feather and dropped them at the same time. Because they were essentially in a vacuum, there was no air resistance and the feather fell at the same rate as the hammer, as Galileo had concluded hundreds of years before - all objects released together fall at the same rate regardless of mass. Mission Controller Joe Allen described the demonstration in the “Apollo 15 Preliminary Science Report”:
During the final minutes of the third extravehicular activity, a short demonstration experiment was conducted. A heavy object (a 1.32-kg aluminum geological hammer) and a light object (a 0.03-kg falcon feather) were released simultaneously from approximately the same height (approximately 1.6 m) and were allowed to fall to the surface. Within the accuracy of the simultaneous release, the objects were observed to undergo the same acceleration and strike the lunar surface simultaneously, which was a result predicted by well-established theory, but a result nonetheless reassuring considering both the number of viewers that witnessed the experiment and the fact that the homeward journey was based critically on the validity of the particular theory being tested.
Painting with colored sand in a glass bottle. This was ten minutes that went by pretty quickly for us. According to the YouTube commenters, this video was in Egypt. Also, spot the camel. (Hint: It’s not in the bottle.) Related reading: Sand painting.
This clever bird keeps throwing bread into the water, retrieving it, and then putting it back out in the water again… just a bit closer every time. Guess why and then watch!
This is survival of the fittest!!!!
“I READ THE BOOKS FIRST!”
“I KNEW ABOUT THIS WHEN THEY STARTED FILMING!”
“I’VE HAD MY HEART TORN OUT YEARS AGO!”
but, hey, on the bright side, when everyone’s thinking Jace and Clary are siblings, we’ll all just sit there and laugh at them
why don’t murderers just hide the bodies in cemeteries
A SPIDER JUST DESCENDED FROM THE CEILING AND PERCHED ITSELF ATOP MY HEAD
this is the most eloquent statement of pure terror i’ve ever read