The Persistence Hunt

My favorite moment from the excellent ‘Life of Mammals’ series presented by Sir David Attenborough. It shows how the San people of the Kalahari desert overtake their prey by out-running them down to complete exhaustion.  The San are the last people on earth who still hunt this way.  Enjoy.

You can read more about persistence hunting in the excellent ‘Born to Run’ by Christopher McDougall.

[ BBC: The Life of Mammals / Human Mammal, Human Hunter - David Attenborough ]


[ Girl Goes Crazy With Her Cam's Special Effects ]

Crater Face

A very sweet, well animated short by Skyler Page.

[ Crater Face ]

Popcorn Popping at 6200 frames per second

Even at that speed the action is pretty quick. The strange part is that it appears to take off before the kernel ‘fluffs’, I wonder why that’s the case…

Also, now I’m hungry.

[ High Speed Video of Popcorn Popping - 6200 fps, playback @ 25 fps via Gizmodo ]

Steel Life

The master thesis graduation film of Mathieu Gérard.  The music in Steel Life was composed orchestrated and conducted by Mathieu Alvado.  Man, these French folks sure know how to make short films. Read more about Steel Life here.

[ Steel Life via Geeks Are Sexy ]

Stunning Wall Art

Loved watching artists Supakitch and Koralie do their stuff. Gorgeous, trippy, and fascinating work being done by these two.


The Bug

Do video game characters have their own will?


Eyjafjallajökull Time Lapse

Remember that huge volcano that erupted in Iceland earlier this year? I know how to spell it – ‘Eyjafjallajökull’ – but please don’t ask me how to pronounce it because I have absolutely no idea.  Sean Stiegemeier took some gorgeous high definition time-lapse photography of the eruption and it’s definitely worth checking out.

[ Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 ]

Step into the sensory box

A mind bending video made by french creative geniuses, SUPERBIEN.  Moar plox.

[ ENVISION : Step into the sensory box ]


High on my bucket list is getting into falconry, a sport that involves the use of trained raptors (birds of prey) to hunt or pursue game for humans. (read more about falconry on wikipedia)

[ Falconry Rabbit Hunting ]