Your Olive May Have Been Shaken Long Before Your Martini Ever Was

Israeli company AFRON has a special machine that shakes the hell out of olive trees to make short work of harvest.

How Type Symbols Became an Accepted Means of Swearing in Print

Get your $&#* together and enjoy the #$@!% out of this short #$@!% video that details how we learned a new way to swear.

Narrative Legends Attenborough, Cox and Sagan Voice ‘Timelapse of the Entire Universe’

Check out this compelling review of the last 13.8 billion years, from the big bang all the way through to the evolution of life.

Check Out the Drool-Worthy Trailer for Netflix’s New Series on Asian Street Food

"If someone has to taste real food...authentic food...it has to be street food." We couldn't agree more! The new show drops April 26th.

Dedication, Craft and Attention to Detail — Inside a Bespoke Car Model Maker’s Workshop

"Most model makers are outcasts who don't fit in anywhere else because all we're capable of doing is making tiny versions of things."

This Is What’s It’s Like to Eat a 76 Year-Old US Army Field Ration From World War II

It's crazy that it's all so well preserved. Even so, I don't think I'd be able to stomach trying any of it. Not even the cigarette!

How the World’s First Subway Remains Relevant in the Age of Skytrain Extensions

It's striking how similar our subway system's evolution has so far been to that of the 156-year old London Underground.

The Rise and Fall (and Possible Resurgence) of Yelp

CNBC takes a hard look at where the online reviewing platform came from, where it is now, and where it might go in the future.

This is What It Looks Like Underwater When a 5.9 Earthquake Strikes

This short video from 2017 was filmed by a diver who somehow kept his cool when a tremblor starting shaking the sea floor.

How The Psychology of Colour Goes Into Making Hollywood Movie Posters

In this short video, move poster designer James Verdesoto dishes to Vanity Fair on modern movie poster design leans on colour.

Short Film Silently Documents Delicate Feats of Fine Art Restoration

Watch Julian Baumgartner of Chicago's Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration work on a self portrait of Emma Gaggiotti Richards.

How One of the World’s Most Spectacular Buildings Was Constructed

The B1M trains their engineering/construction eyes on Neuschwanstein, King Ludwig II of Bavaria's stunning mountaintop castle.

Short Film Details ‘How Punk Became Punk’

Trash Theory explains how the punk music scene got its start in the 1950s with the pushing of rock and roll boundaries.

Imagining a Future of Genetically-Engineered Product Mascots That Walk Among Us

If you close your eyes and imagine the future of marketing and advertising, what you see probably isn't too far off from this...

The Colour Blue in Nature Is Often Not Really Blue, and It’s Blowing Our Minds

Nature has been lying to us our entire lives, and we'll probably never look at these butterflies the same way ever again.

Watch This 1958 TV Show Featuring a Fraud Named ‘Trump’ Promising a Magic Wall

In this 1958 episode of the CBS series Trackdown, a man named Trump arrives at a western town to warn of doom and offer protection.

Imagining the Birthplace of Stars

"They condense by gravity from gas and dust until their temperatures become so high that they begin to shine." -- Carl Sagan.

Understanding the Worst Case Scenario of the Next Cascadia Earthquake

This short explainer from Terra Incognita explains the consequences of a 9.0 earthquake in Vancouver's backyard.

Watch This Artificial Intelligence Program Generate People That Don’t Exist

The new program from NVIDIA 'creates' faces indistinguishable from those belonging to people who were, you know, actually born.

Does Music Really Sound Better on Vinyl Records?

This short video provides historical and scientific perspectives on vinyl records and details how they sonically compare to digital.

How to Make a Meal Fit For Medieval English Peasants

British Food Historian Chris Carr walks us through the "peasant food" a medieval knight likely ate when visiting a humble roadside inn.

Rocket Blasting Off From Earth Recorded in Timelapse From Space

An astronaut captured this breathtaking footage of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft punching through our atmosphere.

How One Designer Created the Graphic Identity of Jazz

Blue Note Records' graphic designer Reid Miles combined photography and typography in such a way as to define the medium.

1946 Footage Shows American Navy Pilot Enduring Insane Wind Tunnel Speeds

If you've ever wondered what your face would look like if it turned towards the most powerful wind in history, here you go...

This Variable Rain Sound Generator Is What We Need Right Now

For when the depressing monotony of the rain becomes too much and begs for variance of tone and intensity with a side of thunder.

Imagining a Proper Cooking Show for Stoners in the Age of Legal Weed

Iron Chef Canada premieres October 17th, the same day that marijuana finally becomes legal in Canada. Somehow that doesn't feel right.

Why Rebels, Badasses and Dangerous Types Wear Stripes In Popular Culture

A new "Now You See It" explainer looks at how striped garments became the subconscious uniform of nonconformists in film.

The Origins of One of the Most Ubiquitous Terms in the English Language

The ultimate neutral affirmative "OK" gets its fascinating and long history adroitly sussed out in this short doc from Vox.