It's nearly Halloween, so that means it's time for people to decorate their houses with ghoulish displays of terrifying monsters or just put some pumpkins and other assorted gourds out on the lawn. If you are of the mind that your house should freak out as many neighborhood children as possible, you might want to take a look at Alton Porter's creation— a remote-controlled flying ghost. Aside from a quadcopter, it's actually pretty easy to construct. Porter took his own quadcopter; added some white fabric, a skull, and red LEDs; and voilà: a ghost able to sneak up on targets with the push of a button.Just think of the potential terror this thing could inflict. Heck, you could even take it for a walk — or float, so to speak. People on YouTube are huge fans of the video, with Porter himself writing, "Can't wait for Halloween."Read More »from Man Makes Remote-Control Flying Ghost with Quadcopter
- Henry Baker | Trending Now – Thu, Oct 24, 2013
It's no surprise that most kids under the age of 15 don't know too much about beepers, cassette tapes, Walkman cassette players, phone books, and encyclopedias. Those items are basically extinct.
And remember video stores? Chances are they have never been inside of one. To help fill them in, the folks at BuzzFeedYellow released a video titled "Video Stores Explained to Modern Kids." It's an excellent and detailed tutorial of exactly what the video store meant to the generation that preceded them. The YouTube video has been viewed more than 340,000 times so far.One great moment in the clip is the explanation of "Be Kind — Rewind" stickers on VHS tapes. Remember those? Well, that was a nice trip down memory lane. Comments on the video range from sentimental ("the good ole days") to dramatic ("it's sad to see my childhood die"). Sadly, as most of these nostalgic shops close down across the country, someday this video really will be one of the last traces of a lost VHS era.
Which of yourRead More »from Video Stores Explained to Kids of Today
Julian Lines, also known as Jules, is one of Britain’s top free climbers, who takes on extreme heights using no ropes at all. Recently he attempted the ‘Whale Rock’ climbing route in Glen Nevis, Scotland appropriately named the ‘hold fast, hold true’. All was going well with the daring climb, until Jules appears to lose his grip and falls off of the cliff.
Miraculously he only sustained bruised ribs during the fall. And three weeks later the daredevil even went on to become the first person to complete the almost impossible climb. You’re crazy Jules, but you’re also super talented. Head over to our Facebook page or hit us up on Twitter for more cool videos like this one.
At Trending Now, we love a good prank story, but we love a "do-good" prank story even more. Friends Roman, Dennis, and Chase are all part of the YouTube group Roman Atwood Pranks. They tricked their friend Joe into giving them the keys to his pizza and hot dog joint Wholly Joe's Chicago Eatery. They told him they needed to get in to retrieve a wallet that one had left behind the night before. Well, that's not why they wanted to get in. Their real plan was to make 30 pizzas for the homeless and then personally distribute them. The trio took hours to bake the pies, even losing a few to the floor, and then headed out to the streets and to a shelter where deserving Columbus residents enjoyed the hot treats. The group even handed out $5 bills to cover a drink to go along with the pizza. After making and giving out the pies, the crew left money at Joe's register to pay for the supplies with a note that read, "Thanks for feeding the homeless. Smile more." What a delicious act of kindness forRead More »from Pizza Prank Feeds Homeless of Ohio
- Henry Baker | Trending Now – Wed, Oct 23, 2013
As the popular "Game of Thrones" meme goes, winter is coming. In theNorthern Hemisphere, for some towns, that means a literally gloomy five to six months with no direct sunlight is on its way. But like one town before it, Rjukan, Norway, is adapting to the lack of light with a novel workaround — giant mirrors to reflect the sun into its town square. Viganella, Italy, began an experiment with mirror sunlight in 2006, setting up 430 square feet of giant mirrors on a hilltop that moved via robotic control along with the sun all day long. Like Viganella, Rjukan sits at the bottom of a deep valley, with the same sunlight problems. They used helicopters to install the mirrors recently and just tested the system last week. And voilà, the small town was suddenly alight with thousands of square feet of direct sunlight per day, much better than the permanent shadow that winter provided previously. That's one way to shed some light on a longtime problem.
Got a cure for winter gloomRead More »from Norway Town with No Sunlight in Winter Installs Mirrors to Brighten Its Days
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