Lightning Strikes Three Buildings Simultaneously in Downtown Chicago

Jun 28 2010 Published by under Environment, Streaming videos, Your Inner Child

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For the third time in the last 6 days, another line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago on Wednesday evening. Wednesday's storms towered up to 63,000 ft, unleashed 80 mph gusts, local 3"+ rains and 15,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes in a single hour. Craig Shimala captured the action from his balcony.

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Foosball Fever

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This video is amazing! It captures an amazing series of foosball matches, complete with all the wacky new tricks that were done. Plus, after the main video is over, you are presented with a clickable menu of embedded video links you can choose from, like slo-mo captures of how the tricks were done, behind the scenes footage, etc. All in all, this one video is a very cool innovation for foosball fans, video aficionados and technophiles!

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Foucault's Pendulum

Jun 15 2010 Published by under Streaming videos, Teaching, Your Inner Child

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This video features physics and astronomy professor Jim LaBelle, as he discusses the truly fascinating science behind a classic physics experiment, Foucault's pendulum, while seated next to Dartmouth University's pendulum in Fairchild Tower.

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A Story Told With Sand

Jun 14 2010 Published by under Art & Photography, Streaming videos

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Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. This is the most unique piece of performance art I've ever seen.

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The BP Oil Spill Meets Teh Kittehz

Jun 12 2010 Published by under Streaming videos

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This amusing little video should catch you up on everything that's happened with the BP oil spill so far.

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Obsession for .. Animals?

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This fascinating video shows that Calvin Klein's "Obsession for Men" is NOT just for men! This is a great example of how careful observation of captive animals' behavior is directly impacting research with wild animals. When biologists at the Bronx Zoo started spritzing "Obsession for Men" cologne near heat-and-motion-sensitive cameras, the tigers, snow leopards, jaguars and cheetahs became curious ... very curious. And snuggly.

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Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes

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I thought I'd read or heard of absolutely everything, but apparently, this is not the case. It turns out that the spousal unit found a cookbook that he thinks is "hilarious" .. which means that he has to share it with me, too. Being a bibliophile, I always appreciate learning about new titles on the market, but this book surely is the strangest ever!

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How That Amazing Old Spice Commercial Was Made -- In Just One Take!

Feb 23 2010 Published by under Horses, Humor, Sexuality, Streaming videos

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Daily, men ask themselves, What do women want? We want a gorgeous bare-chested man with a beautiful voice on a horse, that's what! And this is exactly what Old Spice gave us with bare-chested Isaiah Mustafa, a TV actor and former NFL player, in their "manmercial" that first aired during the Superbowl. But how was that amazing commercial made? Maybe you think it was stitched together from a lot of separate 'takes'? Would you believe that television ad was made in one take? Further, would you believe it did not use any computer-generated imagery (CGI)? Below the fold is an interview with the two men who wrote that commercial, where they take us through the finished ad frame-by-frame and tell us how it was made.

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Chainsaw Illusion

Dec 19 2009 Published by under Streaming videos, Teaching, Your Inner Child

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I ran across this amazing illusion recently and have been intrigued: how did the magician do this?

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TEDTalks: Talking Bacteria

Apr 16 2009 Published by under Microbiology, Streaming videos

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This interesting video is a TEDTalk. TED -- for Technology, Entertainment, Design -- talks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. They are a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give "the talk of their lives" in 18 minutes. In this TEDTalk, Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria "talk" to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry -- and our understanding of ourselves. [18:59]

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