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“Canadians Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad managed to send a Lego Minifig out to the edge of space and they did it with a budget of just $400.
The boys bought an $85 weather balloon online, and rigged it to a styrofoam box equipped with three point-and-shoot cameras and a wide-angle video camera. They threw in $160 worth of helium from a party supply store, they sent Legonaut on his way, the toy ascended 80,000 feet over Ontario, recording the awesome footage in the video, before floating back to Earth some 97 minutes later on a homemade nylon parachute.
It landed near Rice Lake, some 75 miles away from the soccer field where it was launched. A GPS-enabled cell phone in the box helped the boys to locate it.
Check out Ho and Muhammad’s short film on the journey below (via Like Cool).
You can also learn more about the two filmmakers from here:
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Jellyfish are so cool and the way in which they move is so fascinating.
“Bololô” is the most recent installation produced by the beautifully twisted mind of Henrique Oliveira.
You can view some photographs of the awesome wooden piece below (via Buzz Feed) and more on the artist is available here: www.henriqueoliveira.com.
On New Year’s day, Marina Bay Sands was chosen as the venue for the largest base jumping attempt in Singapore’s history. Seven professional base jumpers took part in the amazing display, which can be viewed below (via Like Cool).
You can learn more about the filmmaker from here:
Start the video below at 0:35.
“The Greatest Spelling Bee Fail/Epic Win of All Time” is by far the funniest video that I’ve watched all week (via The Life Files).
This is what riding a bike on the edge of a mountain top looks like (via Like Cool).
Joel Cooper meticulously creates some of the most impressive origami masks that I have ever come across.
His dexterity and attention to detail seem uncanny and you can view some of his work below (via Think Contra) and through these websites:
This is so great for so many reasons.
You can learn more about VanJess from here:
The greatest pizza dude ever (via Buzz Feed).
“The Whiskey Water Trick” featured below (via Think Contra) was performed by an illusionist by the name of Casey Neistat.