Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Video Round-Up: January 20, 2016

To honor the memory of David Bowie, Screen Junkies takes an honest look back at Jim Henson's cult classic 1986 musical fantasy film, Labyrinth, which starred David Bowie as Jareth, the scheming Goblin King.

AMAZING! Ferrofluid + Glow Sticks - Physics Girl host Dianna Cowern combines magnetic ferrofluid and glow sticks for some strange, beautiful science in a recent episode of her PBS Digital Studios series. While Cowern demonstrates the unique properties of her glowing fluid, she explains the science behind ferrofluid and what makes it so unique.

A Canadian Choir of 500 Voices Sing a Mournfully Beautiful Version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity - Choir!Choir!Choir!, a choral group of over 500 singers, gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada to pay tribute to the late, great David Bowie with a gorgeous, but somewhat mournful, rendition of the musicians iconic song "Space Oddity."

Food Hacking: Electric Fork - In the latest episode of Food Hacking, host Simon Klose sits down to lunch with Hiromi Nakamura, a student at Meji University in Tokyo, who came upon the idea of “electric taste” while researching tongue controlled computers. She then created a low-current electric fork which safely changes the taste and texture of food with the salty, carbonated “flavor of electricity” upon the tongue.

Hamster Falls Asleep While Eating a Treat - While in the process of munching on a snack, Dumptruck, the hamster, begins to drift off to sleep in the hand of her owner, April Campbell.

Home Cook Attempts to Keep Up With Pro Chef Over Headset - In this amusing video from Epicurious, an amateur cook, named Mark, tries his best to make spaghetti and meatballs, completely from scratch, while receiving audio instructions from professional chef, James Briscione.

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally’s Cheesy Puzzle Photos - In this clip from a recent episode of Conan, actress Megan Mullally tells host Conan O'Brien about her and her husband Nick Offerman's hobby of assembling and acting out corny jigsaw puzzles.

Paint Spinning Drill 4K - The Slow Mo Guys - The Slow Mo GuysDan Gruchy and Gavin Free, filmed a drill bit spinning a rainbow of paint on a white board at 1,000fps and 2,500fps slow motion 4K video. The paint flies out in wild tendrils while the bit spins erratically because it was not secured properly, resulting in a work of art that Gav and Dan happily sign with their fingers.

A Rare Three-Way Loss on Jeopardy - In this clip from last night's episode of the long-running NBC game show, Jeopardy!, all three contestants were unable to answer the "Final Jepardy" question correctly, which led to an unusual three-way tie for last place. Apparently, this has only occurred a handful of times in the show's history (over 7,000 episodes), most recently during an episode of Teen Jeopardy in February 2013.  Ouch.

A Star Wars: The Force Awakens Style Trailer for Masters of the Universe - Mike Furth of The Comic Archive has created a great Star Wars: The Force Awakens style trailer for the 1987 sci-fi action film Masters of the Universe. He used audio and footage from Masters of the Universe and memorable music from The Force Awakens.

Suicide Squad Official Full Length Trailer - Here's the first full-length look at director David Ayer's upcoming 2016 DC Comics superhero film, Suicide Squad. The film, which stars Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Will Smith as Deadshot, is scheduled to hit theaters on August 5th, 2016.

A Supercut of Actors Acting Opposite Themselves - The latest movie supercut from video editing duo Andy Schneider and Jonathan Britnell features scenes of actors playing doubles, twins, clones, relatives, and doppelgängers of themselves in new and classic films.

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