November 24, 2020

I recently attended my first Latin Mass. It didn’t go well. Here’s what happened...


Matt Archbold: “My first Latin Mass gave me much to think about, and laugh about.”

November 22, 2020

Here’s an amazing, incredibly detailed reconstruction of the Beirut Port explosion, using every video and photo available


From Forensic Architecture on Vimeo.

“Shake ’em like you’re angry” — Chef demonstrates nifty trick for peeling hard-boiled eggs


Think peeling eggs is not fun? Lion House Pantry Executive Chef David Bench shows how to cook the same things Grandma did — just in a bigger batch.

November 13, 2020

Here’s a visualization of the largest cities around the world, compared to Vatican City and each other


This video shows the sizes of some cities by urban area, not just city proper (administrative) or metropolitan area...

November 8, 2020

Video: What a Cape Canaveral rocket launch looks like from the International Space Station


The video comes from NASA, ISS and Riccardo Rossi (ISAA); the music is by Maryna.

Zoom to the center of our Milky Way galaxy in 26 seconds


This video zooms into a view of the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and ends on a new photo obtained by the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The DECam image covers around 4 x 2 degrees (an area about 8 times as wide as the full Moon).

October 22, 2020

How different languages tell time, and how cultures around the world perceive time differently


How many hours are in a day? Which direction is clockwise? Can hours shrink? Depends on your language...

October 19, 2020

Video: Amazing animation showing how ingenious medieval engineers built the Charles Bridge in Prague

Video: Giant John Paul II mural created in Stalowa Wola, Poland