How to do Monty Python style animations with Terry Gilliam (video)

There was nothing more distinctive about the look of Monty Python’s flying circus than the animations of Terry Gilliam. Before going on to direct films like Time Bandits, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 12 Monkeys and the Zero Therum, Gilliam was a member of and did the animations for Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Unlike…

DIY $8 low-energy, portable air conditioner

Welcome to summer (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere anyway)! Here’s a quick video on how to make an easy, portable air conditioner – which only uses as much energy as an electric fan. The basic principle is pretty simple: Waterproof box, vent holes, ice, electric fan – a quick search of Google will give…

How to Make Life in a Bottle

There are people out there who think that the creation of life has something to do with divinity (of one kind or another) but the reality is that it’s not all that complicated. Ok, it’s a little complicated and you probably don’t have the equipment at home but the University of Chicago’s Stanley Miller demonstrated…

How to open a bottle of wine with a shoe, instead of a corkscrew

As I write this it is 10 O’Clock EST on Saturday night so this will be incredibly useful for someone. It may not be you, but it could be someone you love. This handy video tells you how to open a bottle of wine using a shoe and a wall instead of a corkscrew. I…

How To Travel Through Time [video]

This video, from Colin Stuart, director Franz Palomares and Animator Godfrey Hibbert explains how to travel through time. That is to say it explains Einstein’s theory of relativity, the speed of light, time dilation and how a person could travel through time (if we had the vast amounts of energy required to achieve the proper…

Suggested Reading: Lessons Learned from YouTube’s Channel Fund

The current situation of broadcast media is very similar to that of the post office. Fewer and fewer people find it useful or necessary and the people that do use it find it necessary and useful for fewer and fewer things. Currently the primary role of the Post Office, other than on major holidays, is…

Suggested Reading: Lessons Learned from YouTube’s Channel Fund

The current situation of broadcast media is very similar to that of the post office. Fewer and fewer people find it useful or necessary and the people that do use it find it necessary and useful for fewer and fewer things. Currently the primary role of the Post Office, other than on major holidays, is…