The C-130 Hercules can land and take off anywhere—including this beach

The C-130 Hercules can basically land whatever the hell it wants, so the Danish Air Force took it to the beach because a) it's fun! and b) you never know when you will have to invade a country. You can see it from multiple angles, including the cockpit. Bonus: A collection of all-terrain Hercules landings—and a… » 12/22/14 3:19pm Today 3:19pm

The future of racing looks so much more fun and badass

This video on the future of racingbased on concept tires designed by Hankook Tire and the University of Pforzheim, Germany—is pretty goddamn fun. I don't know if we will ever get to this point (seeing the evolution of racing since the time of Roman Empire, I wouldn't be surprised) but it's great to watch. » 12/22/14 8:14am Today 8:14am

Man makes pliers out of solid wood using just 10 cuts and pure genius

Watch David Warther making wooden pliers using a simple pocket knife his dad—famed master carver Ernest "Mooney" Warther—designed in the early 1900s. It only takes him ten cuts and a few seconds—so simple and fast that it feels like magic. Also, I can watch this man talking and doing this forever. » 12/22/14 6:03am Today 6:03am

The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird took off. It's still the world's fastest airplane with a speed of 2,193 mph (3,530 km/h.) This fascinating video explains its top secret engine technology. » 12/21/14 1:39am Yesterday 1:39am

5-year-old girl discussing Leia's slave outfit with her dad is pure gold

Adam Buxton recorded a conversation with his 5-year-old daughter discussing her thoughts on Princess Leia's famous slave outfit. She is hilarious by herself but when he got The Brothers McLeod to animate her words, it all turned into pure comedic gold. One of the cutest things I've watched this year. » 12/21/14 1:38am Yesterday 1:38am

This crazy giant giga-yacht is the size of an oil tanker

This is Imāra, a 918-foot (280-meter) long, 187-foot (57 meter) 11-deck luxury giga-yacht. Today it is only a concept by yacht design shop Motion Code: Blue—but not for long. They are aiming it to their Middle East clients. I'm sure Arab princes and Russian oligarchs are grabbing their diamond-encrusted phones now. » 12/19/14 3:35pm Friday 3:35pm

This is what your in-laws are really thinking when they first meet you

Ali Vingiano made another hilarious subtitled short, this time dedicated to all of your who had to bring your significant other to meet your parents over the holidays (or worse, those who will have to do it this year. I'm sorry! Best of luck!)Like the previous one, this short is funny because it's exactly how it is. » 12/19/14 3:04pm Friday 3:04pm

Follow me ghost car navigation is the definitive road guide

Jaguar Land Rover says they are developing a 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen that "will allow drivers to get a complete, unhindered view of the road." I can't wait for this to be real and standard in every car, although it's probably still a long time away. The best feature: Follow Me Ghost Car navigation. » 12/19/14 11:28am Friday 11:28am

If you need a nightmare tonight, watch this parasite escaping its host

A living praying mantis, a glass of liquid (probably water), a horsehair worm escaping out of it. This is not the first time I have seen thisalthough the mantis was dead then—but that doesn't make this video any less disgusting and terrifying, yet so fascinating that I had to watch it all. » 12/19/14 10:57am Friday 10:57am