Thursday, January 7, 2016

Video Round-Up: January 7, 2016

"Astronomer and Star Wars fan Scott Manley explains the power required to blow up a planet using the Death Star or Starkiller Base. As Manley points out, the Galactic Empire and the First Order might be overdoing things a bit, using much more energy than they really need."

Cats vs. BB-8 - The latest video compilation from MrFunnyMals features curious felines attacking and playing with Sphero's mini toy replica of the lovable BB-8 astromech droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Clever Dachshund Dog Uses Pillow to Jump Onto Couch - Rozie Anne demonstrates how her height-challenged longhaired dachshund uses a pillow as a stepping stool when she wants to nap on the couch.

Conan O'Brien, Ice Cube, and Kevin Hart Help a Student Driver - Conan O'Brien and Ride Along 2 stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart help Conan's staff member, Diana Chang, practice for her upcoming driving test.

Cosplay Kids - Beat Down Boogie has created a new music video featuring a compilation of super cute kids dressed up as pop culture characters filmed at various events from the past couple of years. Fans of the Beat Down Boogie crew can help support their future videos on Patreon.

Grandma Reacts Hilariously to Seeing Virtual Reality Dinosaur -  This sweet older woman gets her mind completely blown (and causes her family to laugh uncontrollably) when she uses her son's Google Cardboard VR headset to view the inside of a dinosaur museum as if she was there.

Man Can’t Contain His Excitement When He Sees a River Begin to Flow Again - This man from the remote, drought-stricken town of Mckinlay (population 20) in north west Queensland, Australia reaches a "double rainbow" level of excitement (with a lot more swearing) when he sees the McKinlay river start to flow again, after over four years.

Rafael Aguirre Performs Iconic Star Wars Music on a Classical Guitar - Spanish musician Rafael Aguirre recently performed a delightful medley of John Williams‘ iconic Star Wars music on a classical guitar at Alhambra Guitars‘ 50th anniversary celebration.

Soundscape of Digital Plants Fluidly Moving to a Natural Soundtrack - Artist Andy Thomas has created this gorgeous digital recreation of different forms of Australian plants that gracefully and fluidly move to a natural soundscape that’s been electronically altered.

Stephen Colbert and John Krasinski Have a Fake Vomit-Off - In this funny clip from last night's episode of The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert and actor John Krasinski follow-up Stephen's recent vomit-off with Emily Blunt (John's wife) by pretending to throw up while acting out lines from the classic film, A Few Good Men.

Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016 - 2015 was one of the best years in recent memory for film. From Star Wars to Inside Out, cinema was at its finest this year. But what is in store for us in 2016? What can movies do this year that they didn’t do last year?

Why Han Solo Shouldn’t Be So Old In The Force Awakens - A group of students at the University of Leicester’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, who unsurprisingly also happen to be Star Wars fans, have a theory that says that Han Solo should look younger than he actually is in “The Force Awakens” thanks to his ship, The Millennium Falcon, and an aspect of Einstein’s theory of relativity called time dilation.

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