May 27th, 2022

Welcome, Friday people, to your Friday Videos!

Most basketball three pointers in one minute (single ball) – Guinness World Records

The Harlem Globetrotters, ladies and gentlemen.

The Antikythera Mechanism Episode 1 – Greeks, Clocks and Rockets

From extremely skilled mechanical clock maker “ClickSpring“, who is on a mission to recreate, from scratch, by hand, a working model of the original Antikythera Mechanism created in c.60BC.

There’s an entire playlist of his progress on this project since 2017.

These are quite long videos, covering a lot of very detailed work and research. I loved it.

And it’s not done yet. More to come.

How Used Chopsticks Are Turned Into Tables, Tiles, And Other Furniture

“People around the world discard at least 80 billion pairs of chopsticks every year. ChopValue, a Canadian company, wants to give those wood utensils a second life as shelves, furniture, and countertops.”

Pretty cool!

How to make tortillas – Guatemala

“Elizabeth, the mother of an Unbound (formerly CFCA) sponsored child, demonstrates how to make corn tortillas and explains what makes Guatemalan tortillas so good.”

I could not do this, and I’ve tried.

Short and concise.

We have reached the end for this week. Happy Friday! Happy Weekend! Happy end of May!

See you next week everybody.

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May 20th, 2022

Well hello there Friday!

And where I live, it’s a long weekend!

Are you ready? For Friday Videos?

Readyyyyy?

Go!

Record Jet Suit Mountain Ascent

“We proved you can scale a Lake District Mountain (3100ft Helveylln) in 3mins 30 seconds, despite very poor visibility that would have grounded a HEMS Helicopter. The Mountain Rescue foot response is over 70 minutes typically. The route was 1.2 miles and 2200ft of height gain.”

This is… wow. This is incredible footage.

Related: Royal Navy ops boarding a ship using a jetpack.

They’re here, they’re just extremely specialized equipment. (And very expensive.)

You can also train to fly one for £6,000 (!)

Tiger Rag

“A lively version of the old classic, performed on my homemade Callioforte.”

The performer, Len Solomon, is super energetic and entertaining.

More info here.

ORIGAMI DUCK (Jo Nakashima)

Note: this is long. But Mr. Nakashima will show you, in detail, how to cut and fold paper to make a uniquely designed Duck from origami.

Immigrant Song | Rubber Chicken Cover

As ridiculous as this video is, this is a pretty impressive skill!

Well there we go. All video’d up for your weekend!

Happy Friday! Happy Weekend!

See you next week. Stay safe!

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May 13th, 2022

Hey look it’s Friday you guys!!

And yes, it’s the 13th, which is lucky!!

And hey look! It’s video time! Hey look!

Let’s go…

Reliving the Dial-Up Internet Experience in 2020

“A video where I demonstrate the late 1990s dial-up experience using near period-accurate hardware, connecting to modern websites using outdated browsers over a 31.2kbit/s dial-up connection.”

I’m old, so I remember this being very normal for a long, long time. This also highlights just how much data modern websites – and especially ad providers – are delivering just to present a single page to you. (It’s a lot!)

Remarkable new species of deep-sea crown jelly discovered in depths of Monterey Bay

“Atolla is one of the most common residents of the ocean’s midnight zone. This deep-sea crown jelly is found worldwide and can be abundant in deep water. Its bell has a signature scarlet color and it has one tentacle that is much longer than the rest.”

Much more information here. Wow!

Tiny Teeth, Fearsome Beasts

“We’re meeting Kylie Ferguson, who found the fossilized skull of a nimravid in Badlands National Park as a third grader. The nimravid is distantly related to the saber-toothed cat – but no less ferocious. Kylie revisits the skull she found years ago and learns that it contains all the makings of a 32-million-year-old murder mystery.”

This is a preview for the PBS series “Prehistoric Road Trip”.

Imagine being that young and actually discovering a real, and rare, fossil. Amazing.

90 Year Old Ice Cream Maker Restoration

Lovingly restoring – and using – a 100 year old manual ice cream maker.

Well there we go. Videos! Friday! Done!

Thanks for watching along at home all of you.

Have an amazing weekend.

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May 6th, 2022

Oh hey there Friday,

I didn’t see you there…

THE BATMAN, but with Goofy Batman

“We put original Batman into the newest Batman movie trailer.”

Yeah they did!

“Clown Parents” | My Favorite Murder Animated – Ep. 35 with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

This is part of a series of fantastic animated shorts created by Nick Terry for the podcast “My Favorite Murder”.

These are well done, and hilarious, and all of them are worth a look.

Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound

“The scream of a TIE fighter. The Pew-Pew! of a blaster. Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound spotlights the team of creators who collaborate to make the magic we hear onscreen.”

Definitely making the rounds but it’s good to see them shed a light on the still-innovative foley artists at Skywalker Sound and LucasFilm.

4000 hours to BUILD my DREAM CAR in 17 minutes

“This is the 17 min timelapse video of my GT40 project build. Started in 2017 and finished in 2021, this car is my goal dream ever. I shared over than 4000 hours and 4 years of work trough 70 videos.”

And he does mean: build his dream car. He fabricates the body himself. He builds the frame himself. It is insane.

Maybe not for everybody but holy COW the amount of effort this took…

Well there we go. Friday is now full of videos.

Happy Friday, and happy Weekend!

See you next Friday.

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