The electric eel, native to the fresh waters of the Amazon and Orinoco River basins in South America, is capable of generating up to 600 volts which it uses for hunting and, you guessed it, self-defense. They grow to a lengthy 7 foot and can weigh as much as 45 lbs. which means they could provide a substantial meal for a hungry alligator. But can an electric eel generate enough voltage to fend off a 7-foot hungry alligator? Check out the shocking video below (sorry, couldn’t pass up the obvious pun).
Model train aficionados can create some pretty amazing works of art but “Grandpa Bill” tops them all. Working for 15 years on his “pet project”, he has created an entire mini-town complete with cars, people, and buildings in detail so intricate, you’ll sometimes forget you’re not looking at the real thing.
An 18-wheeler big-rig truck was caught on video in Grand Prairie, Texas on Saturday (August 3, 2013) as it lost control, crashed into a retaining wall, then went over a barrier to land on a highway below it. The truck was transporting a load of ceramic tile to San Diego, California at the time of the crash, and was filled to capacity.
A fleeing impala was caught on film taking advantage of a window of opportunity while fleeing from a pair of cheetahs in South Africa's Kruger National Park. University of Pretoria student Samantha Pittendrigh and her friends were on a day trip at the park and stopped along with other cars to watch a pack of impalas flying across the road. It soon became apparent that the group of impalas were fleeing from a pair of hungry cheetahs that were in hot pursuit.
The video below shows the christening of an National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel called the "Reuben Lasker," in Marinette, Wisc. On June 16, 2012, as the ship slid into the water, it sent a dangerous burst of water and debris in the direction of the camera, knocking the camera operator unconscious. Although the launch looks catastrophic, and the ship appears to be a total loss, the launch was actually a fairly normal event. From other angles, the ship appears to tip over and then right itself before settling into a position ready to set sail. The deadly fragments of wood flying at the camera however, were not planned and did indeed seriously injure the videographer.
While the devastation from yesterday's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma boggles the mind, the video below may prove even more astonishing. An unknown (but brave) videographer managed to capture not only the birth of the tornado in Newcastle, Oklahoma, but also its evolution from a small twister to the massive EF-5 monster that leveled homes and took many lives during its 45-minute trek through Moore.
Check out this awesome footage of surfers hitting the massive waves at Teahupoo in Tahiti on May 13, 2013. A big swell hit the infamous Pacific surf break this week with waves hitting up to 30 feet in height. Teahupoo is dangerous, with waves breaking over an extremely shallow corral reef only 20 inches beneath the water's surface. It has been rated one of the Top 10 Deadliest Waves and is commonly referred to as the "heaviest wave in the world". The name "Teahupo'o" loosely translates to English as “to sever the head” or "place of skulls". There have been 5 recorded deaths at Teahupo'o since 2000.
Video of a Texas high school student being asked to leave the class has gone viral but not because the incident was funny or violent but rather because it appears that the student may have given the teacher a valid lesson – or at least his personal opinion of public education and a teacher’s responsibility to the students is right on the money. In the video, a Duncanville High School student ("Jeff") is seen walking from the back of the class towards the door while ranting at the teacher (identified as “Mrs. Phung”) for not taking her job seriously.
Scientists at IBM have unveiled the worlds smallest stop-motion film (certified by Guinness Book of World Records). The video below is magnified 100 million times its actual size. The one-minute movie, "A Boy and His Atom," depicts a boy named Atom who goofs around with an actual atom during 242 single frames (each frame measuring 45 by 25 nanometers per frame) of stop-motion action filled with dancing, a game of catch and a trampoline romp. Every one of those dots that you see in the video is the oxygen atom in one individual carbon monoxide molecule repeatedly rearranged to show a boy dancing, throwing a ball and bouncing on a trampoline.
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has captured a movie of a collapsed star that's spinning faster than a helicopter rotor and unleashing ultra-fast particles that move at 70 percent of the speed of light. The video gives us a spell-bounding view of the ultra-dense star, named Vela (or PSR B0833-45 or PSR J0835-4510), which is just 12 miles (19 kilometers) wide and located about 1,000 light-years from Earth. Vela spews out a jet of charged particles along its rotation axis as it spins at a rate of more than 11 times each second (faster than a helicopter rotor).
Syfy's newly announced series, Defiance, will premiere on April 15, 2013. The new series will feature 12 episodes with the debut episode running 2 hours. The show will be tied to a Defiance MMO video game which will share the Defiance universe with the show and add additional context to the feature storyline. Here we explain the premise of the storyline, describe the alien characters, and toss out a few trailers and videos.
In the humorous video below, iconic characters from popular video games (played by real human beings) experience a game glitch and do the unthinkable – they attempt to use the glitch to their advantage. The fantastic special effects give this movie short a “professional” quality making it a very enjoyable watch.
Is this a hoax or did the guy who hung the Christmas lights for the city of Brighton in the U.K. find a creative way to vent his frustrations with his job. In the video below, you’ll see that certain “hidden” pictures and word phrases become visible when the lights are viewed from a certain angle. Very funny.
The rumors proved to be true – to the audience’s surprise, former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney was joined on the stage at the 12-12-12 charity concert by Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear of Nirvana to play a new song titled “Cut Me Some Slack”. Hold on tight while you watch these legends come together in the video below.