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How Things Work
Nuclear Weapon Proliferation Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

An interesting video on what limits nuclear proliferation and why centrifuges play such an important role.

How Brass Instruments Work How Brass Instruments Work

Musician demonstrates concept of brass instruments using a mouthpiece a length of vinyl tubing and a funnel.



Humor from the Forum
Security Cameras

I got security cameras fitted outside my house.

Now people think that I have stuff worth stealing.



Creative
Input - Output Input - Output

A surreal video examining cause-and-effect ,and the possibility of a different outcome. A quirky video no doubt, but enjoyable to watch.

Centered Centered

Wes Anderson’s focus on parallels and his penchant for centering his subjects in his films is documented in this video short.



Fun Facts

Since 1940, about 85% of those who have attempted to break the water speed record have died in the attempt.



Sites Worth Visiting
Welcome Guest Welcome Guest

From a quote by Goethe; 'Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.

World’s longest underwater ‘crystal’ cave World’s longest underwater ‘crystal’ cave

A gallery of images showing the chambers and crystal clear waters of Orda Cave.



Wit

In retrospect ...being a grown up is the stupidest thing I've ever done.



Commentary and Humor
What Is Art?  What Is Porn? What Is Art? What Is Porn?

Stephen takes a look at what is art verses what is porn, and what you can and cannot look at on network television.

An Imaginary Customer An Imaginary Customer

Chain restaurant Qdoba has a bold new marketing strategy: pretend our customer exists. It's an idea so fresh, Stephen wants in..



Quotable Quotes

"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road." - Henry Ward Beecher

"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done" - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing." - Laura Ingalls Wilder



Nature
Whale Breaches on  Kayakers Whale Breaches on Kayakers

Humpback Whale breaches and lands on top of a couple of kayakers. Spoiler alert they were not seriously harmed..

Incredible Deep Sea Oddities Incredible Deep Sea Oddities

Seems as though the deepest parts of the ocean are inhabited by some of the strangest creatures. Maybe that is what it takes to live at the bottom of the sea..



Humor from the Forum
Returned my Sausage to the Butcher

There was only a tiny bit of pork in the middle, the ends were just pure breadcrumbs.

The butcher apologized and said that he was struggling financially, business was tough, and he was finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meat.



Risky Behavior
Getting Rid of the Evidence Getting Rid of the Evidence

After being stopped by the police and told to sit tight while the officer calls in a K-9 unit, the driver of this white van has a unique plan for getting rid of the evidence.

Raw Run Raw Run

Footage of Zak Maytum long-boarding down one of the fastest runs in Colorado. With speeds approaching 70mph, and rough-ass pavement. .



Fun Facts

The word 'criminal' has been in the language since around 1400 but 'policeman' arrived only in 1788 and 'detective' in 1843.



Entertaining Videos
This Land is Mine This Land is Mine

A short video that tells the story of the wars in the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant.

MechBass cover of Hysteria MechBass cover of Hysteria

MechBass was the outcome of a Engineering honors project at Victoria University of Wellington



Humor from the Forum
A Young Man Visited His Sister

A young man visited his sister who was married to a farmer in a poor district of the country.

Since there were limited accommodations, he was required to sleep with his young nephew.

When the young man came into the bedroom, he saw the little boy kneeling at the side of the bed with his head bowed. Thinking this was the child's religious upbringing, he decided to present a good example and kneeled at the other side of the bed with his head bowed.

The child looked up and said, "Whatcha doin'?"

"Why, the same thing you're doing", replied the uncle.

"Ma's gonna be mad", said the boy. "The bedpan's on this side".



Humor and Song
The Ariana Grande Problem The Ariana Grande Problem

The pop world has found a song to replay over and over this summer, that being Problem by Ariana. Thank goodness this parody provides a little comic relief.

Funny Parody of Sexy and I know it Funny Parody Sexy and...

Rolls of laughter, heavyweight humor, an ocean of motion are pretty good descriptions of this parody.



Fun Facts

The world's most valued painter, Vincent van Gogh, sold only one painting in his entire life and he sold it to his brother who owned an art gallery. The title of the painting was "Red Vineyard at Arles."




Entertaining
Blue Whale Hologram Blue Whale Hologram

School is treated to an amazing hologram of a whale breaching the surface of the ocean and crashing back down again.

Opera to Rock Opera to Rock

A few minutes in to the song it changes over to AC/DC's highway to hell. And we are treated to about as good a vocal rendition of that song as you will ever hear.



Funny Joke from the Forum
A Compliment

Bob was sitting at the table one morning, reading the paper after breakfast. In it was an article about a beautiful actress who was about to marry a football player known for his lack of IQ.

He turned to his wife and said, "I'll never understand why the biggest jerks get the most attractive wives."

She replied, "Why, thank you, Dear!".



SNLComedy Sketches
Parole Board Parole Board

In this humorous comedy sketch from Saturday Night Live, prisoner (Kenan Thompson) pleads his case that he has been fully rehabilitated. The parole board is not so easily swayed, especially because of his cannibalism.

Black Jeopardy with Elizabeth Banks Black Jeopardy with Elizabeth Banks

A humorous comedy sketch called Black Jeopardy this episode features Elizabeth Banks and the host nor the other contestants cannot figure out how she made it on the show as she is white. .



Fun Facts

For 20 years of its almost 248-year orbit, Pluto is closer to the sun than Neptune because of its off-center and highly inclined orbit.

On Pluto, the sun rises and sets about once a week.



Entertaining Animal Videos
Cheeta and Dog Cheeta and Dog

Raised together a cheetah and dog enjoy their play time together in the snow.

The Owl and the Pussycat The Owl and the Pussycat

A special couple, a black cat and a barn owl.



Humor from the Forum
A Woman's Amazing Dream.

A woman woke from an amazing dream. In it, her husband gave her a very expensive necklace.

She told her husband about her dream, and asked "What do you think that means?"

Her husband replied "Oh, you'll find out tonight".

That evening, her husband came home with a small box with a bow on it.

With much excitement, the woman unwrapped the box, and peeked inside.

There was a book entitled "A Guide to Understanding Dreams"






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