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All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon


I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the Moon—about 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers)—with room to spare: 4,990 miles (8,030 kilometers.) Seeing it visualized really give you a good idea of how much empty space is out there.

The first full look at Ultron from Avengers 2 (yes, it's one scary BMF)


Allegedly, this is the first look at the full Ultron, the evil robot that is set to wreak havoc in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the second installment of the series directed by Joss Whedon.

This may be the most dangerous toilet in the world


That port-a-potty you are seeing perched atop that massive metal structure may be the most dangerous toilet in the world, installed on the precarious structure of the new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

Watch the heaviest firework ever explode into a 2,624-foot ball of fire


You are looking at the biggest firework ever fired, weighing a total of 1,014 pounds (460 kilograms)—a new world record.

All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon


I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the Moon—about 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers)—with room to spare: 4,990 miles (8,030 kilometers.) Seeing it visualized really give you a good idea of how much empty space is out there.

Guy launches into the sky with a slingshot just like an Angry Bird


This is pretty damn cool: Rather than just jumping off the edge of a cliff, this BASE jumper turned himself into a real-life Angry Bird, using giant slingshot—and some feathers—to launch into the sky.

This cool animated GIF is the best scale comparison of sci-fi ships yet


It's not nearly as large as the biggest spaceship comparison ever, but I find this GIF—based on the work of Imgur user Devocation—to be a much clearer way to present the scale of the objects while preserving all the detail.

Global incident maps tell you how screwed the world is in real time


You are looking at the current disease outbreaks in the United States, as displayed in real time by Global Incidents Map.

If you want to get goosebumps, listen to Carl Sagan in this video


I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't know about The Sagan Series—an ongoing series of educational videos featuring Carl Sagan's voice created by Reid Gower—until today, when I watched The Frontier Is Everywhere.

Watching the extraction of gigantic marble blocks is oddly satisfying


This beautiful video is an excerpt from artist Yuri Ancarani's documentary Il Capo. It shows the boss of the most famous marble quarry in the world, Carrara, Italy, at work.

This is what Paris looks like from an eagle's point of view


This point of view video shows the impressive flight of Victor, a white tailed eagle, as he takes off from atop the Eiffel Tower, glides over the Trocadero, and plunges at 112 mph to land softly on his handler's arm.

These cool animations helped me understand how the brain actually works


When I first heard of Harvard's Fundamentals of Neuroscience online course, I thought it was going to be so hard to understand that I'll have a seizure before the end of the first clip.

Short film: The crazy love story of Miss Danger and Mr Chaos


Love. At the beginning is all adventure and excitement. And then, when the years pass, it becomes monotonous and predictable.

Good night, Chicago


I like Chicago. The city is clean, the architecture is nice, Wrigley Field is fun, a river cuts through it and the lake is right there.

This new Double Down burger is even more ridiculous than the original


Foodbeast found a new KFC Double Down burger that is even more insane than the original: the Zinger Double Down King at KFCs in Korea.

Air New Zealand made a Lord of the Rings movie for an epic safety video


Air New Zealand loves to make fun in-flight safety videos that can include anything from body paint to supermodels to Richard Simmons to Betty White.

How to cut a goose feather into a lovely quill pen


I'm not going to lie, I don't really need to know how to cut and make a quill pen from a goose feather.

What the USA thinks of Europe and what Europe thinks of the USA


Stereotypes today are typically outdated and vaguely racist but when harmless, they can be quite comical.

This is the trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and it looks amazing

Comicbook Resources got the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, apparently leaked early by Movieweb, and now it appears it has leaked everywhere.

Music video: A man returns to Chernobyl after leaving decades ago


This is the music video for It's Alright, by Fractures, filmed in location in Chernobyl, Ukraine, right after the Maidan revolution that shook that country.


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