Posted by: maroonmaurader | January 23, 2010

Assorted videos

So Chris suggested the Time Fountain get promoted to it’s own post, because it is really cool. However it looked kinda pathetic sitting there by itself, so I’ve put together a longer list of short videos from various sources. Some of you may have seen some of these before, but I generally didn’t include a video if I thought all non-lurkers would have seen it already.

The Time Fountain

Dub FX, an awesome street beatboxer

Dan Osman free-climbing far too quickly

The Red Army choir singing Sweet Home Alabama

Extreme Sheep LED Art

A useless machine

An incredible (virtual) machine

A Ruben’s Tube playing Still Alive (Portal end-song; spoilar warning?).
Note: A Ruben’s Tube if a fancy flammable-gas filled pipe with holes on top that provides a visual representation of sound waves, if you are unfamiliar with it.

Microsoft Songsmith does Eye of the Tiger. Note: Roxanne is better, but somehow UMG got that video yanked for copyright infringement.

Daniel Kish, human echolocator

The differential gear explained

Darth Vader mashup #1

Darth Vader mashup #2

Brainiac runs a cool clip involving tracking a lunchbox (if you haven’t seen it before, do NOT read the comments first).

Brainiac runs some cool explosions supposedly from alkali metals (the last few actually are rigged)

Brainiac blows up a car

Guy goes to set a world record for coconut-smashing


Shrek 2 in 5 seconds. Note that this is following a large number of “in 5 seconds” mashups out there which attempt to get key clips to convey the plot of a movie in 5 seconds.

Captain Picard’s Alphabet

No longer from youtube, the next 2 are from Today’s Big Thing, specifically the technology section… which sometimes turns up real gems. There are quite a few more, but I don’t think I highlighted these two when I last mentioned this site.

Hovering paper airplane

The Physicsmobile

Some highlights from collegehumor tv…

The Tetris God

Mortal Kombat: Not really a tournament

The Vampire Reunion

Batman meets Superman

And last of all, a blast from the past – just over a decade old at this point if my memory isn’t playing tricks on me…

Office Ninja steals stapler (you’ll have to select the appropriate video in the bottom-right in order to get it to play)



  1. JJ – if you still know them, can you post the links (a) to the creepy segway and (b) to the unstoppable thing (if you know what I mean – it’s a ~six legged robot that goes everywhere with gumption). Not sure what psychosis makes me crave video of poly-hoofed robo-freaks, but I’d give an arm and a leg for it.

    Also, excellent stuff.

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