Inside the explosion!
The only thing that might have made this video better would have been the natural sound of the fireworks popping and booming. Otherwise? Perfecto! Published in May, Jos Stiglingh filmed this incredible aerial footage of a fireworks display at Sunfest 2014, using a DJI Phantom 2 drone and a GoPro hero 3 silver.
Here’s another spectacular fireworks display video – but be warned! Turn down the speaker volume before clicking the play button because the footage captured in San Diego, California, recorded the moment when a glitch caused all 7,000 fireworks intended for a 17-minute display to go off simultaneously, all in under a minute.
Stop the drama!
MollyAnn Wymer is a force of nature. Hailing from Greensboro, North Carolina, Wymer posted a video on her Facebook page that attracted the attention of not only thousands of viewers, but also producers from the “Wahlburgers” TV show.
“Someone wake me up … the producers of ‘the Wahlburgers’ on A&E just contacted me for an interview,” Wymer posted. “Hahahaha … jokes over, good one guys … somebody pinch me please.”
Watch for this fresh talent to be going places. Here’s the clip that in all likelihood will have launched her career:
An article in Examiner.com told about MollyAnn’s video: “On June 25, 2014, the world of pop culture was rocked with laughter as a new talent, MollyAnn Wymer, posted an innocuous little video on her Facebook page. With just one message to her Facebook friends she said: ‘Please watch this video. It was too important for a regular, typed status. Just keeping it real, I love ya’ll.’
“I can’t even keep up with the shares anymore. My personal page is about to hit 90,000 and YouTube is slowly climbing to 17,000. … I just NEVER DREAMED y’all,” she Facebooked.
The little writer
A 240-year-old doll that can write?
Check out this amazing clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, one of Switzerland’s greatest clockmakers. The “Little Writer Automaton,” a 1770s invention, is considered one the most remarkable examples of cam technology. More remarkable, it is contained within the figure of a little boy! Inside the boy are almost 6,000 parts.
A tip of the hat to Tom Elia of The New Editor, who brought this five-minute BBC video feature to our attention, writing: “This is very cool. Though some smart guy today might be provoked to say the automaton now writes for the NYT, Vox, Media Matters, Think Progress, etc.”
Meet Randy Newman, Cher, Christina Aguilera and Kermit the Frog! All told, 29 different celebrity impressions sung by Rob Cantor to an original tune, accompanied on piano by Andrew Horowitz. Nearly six million hits since it was published on July 1st, this funny video is sure to make you laugh:
I’ll protect you
A little Taiwanese kindergartner told his classmate that he would comfort and protect her until her Mom came to get her at the end of the school day.
DramaFever.com wrote, “This delightful video was taken on a girl’s first day at a kindergarten. She’s clearly worried. The boy sitting next to her, however, is very comforting and reassuring. The video has been trending in Taiwan, and people are commenting how ‘manly’ this little boy is. Their hilarious dialogue has struck a chord with the viewers and the video has become very popular. Remember, it is not a commercial. The kids in the video are real and they were talking naturally, not acting.”
According to Dramafever, the original video was taken around three years ago, but the kindergarten released it this year – with the parents permission – when the kids graduated.
I guarantee this will leave you saying, “Awwww…”
The Michelangelo of Mud
As far as Scott Wade is concerned, a dirty car is a mobile art gallery.
Wade creates masterpieces on road dust that’s accumulated on vehicles! What, you haven’t heard of him? Welcome to his website/gallery, Dirty Car Art, where visitors are invited to visit the gallery – the Grime Scene” – and leave comments, playfully admonished to “keep ‘em clean.”
Wade’s artwork has been featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not,” Maxim Magazine, on TV in over 20 countries and in newspapers and magazines all over the world, proving that dirt can be beautiful! How did Scott come by this unusual art medium?
According to LifeBuzz, “Scott lived on a dirt road in central Texas for over 20 years, so the cars were always covered in dust. He spent a lot of time doodling on them. His father was a great amateur cartoonist and influenced Scott, because his natural tendency was to draw funny faces. One day when he was chewing a popsicle stick, he noticed how the end of the stick feathered and it gave him the idea to use it as a tool. Scott liked the effect it made, so he pulled out all of his art brushes and started using them too. One thing led to another and … ”
Wade says, “Some people have called me the Dirty Car Guy, some people have called me the ‘DaVinci of Dust,’ but I like to be called the Dirty Car Artist. Dirty cars are so much a part of our culture. And when we see a dirty car, we think, ‘That’s really ugly.’ But when you turn that into beauty, it challenges our perceptions of what’s beautiful and what’s not beautiful. Plus, a dirty car is a mobile art gallery.” Watch his profile video.