Watch This New Wave Pool Produce Five Different Surf Breaks at the Same Time

The innovation produces five different waves to allow beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers to ride simultaneously.

Skilled Drone Pilot Shares Soaring Perspective of Normandy’s Stunning Mont Saint-Michel

The ancient island has been a fortress/religious complex for over 1,000 years, but only winged creatures have ever seen it like this...

How the Seasoning Duo of Salt and Pepper Became Such a Ubiquitous Pairing

Food historian Annie Gray walks us through the fascinating story of salt's long association with black pepper.

Even Gotham Villain ‘Bane’ Wants You to Do Your Part and Wear a Mask

The seriousness of the pandemic doesn't mean we can't have the occasional giggle about our societal responses to it.

Vancouver Suddenly Has Hundreds of New Patios, So What Happens When It Rains?

We might be in the midst of a sun-soaked heat wave, but one day our full patios are going to be introduced to the real Vancouver.

How Specific Pasta Shapes Came into Existence and Evolved Over Time

In this short explainer film from Mental Floss, we get the delicious lowdown on the history of Italian noodles...

Early 70’s Lunar Astronauts’ 16mm Films Converted to Stunning 60 Frames Per Second

From joyriding the cratered surface in a rover to the descent and landing of Apollo 15, these clips are pretty transfixing!

How Researchers Reverse Engineered the Locomotion of a 280 Million Year Old Vertebrate

When trying to determine how ancient creatures moved around the landscape, it helps if we have some of their footprints...

Fly Over the Desert Airport Where Hundreds of Passenger Jets Are Waiting to Fly Again

There's something unnatural about seeing all these aircraft sitting abandoned in the hot desert sun. They want to be flying.

Corporations Use Same Sentimental Ads to Remind Us How Thoughtful They Are

In these uncertain times, let's not forget that INSERT CORPORATION NAME is here for you, and we're all in this together.

If We Could Time Travel Back to January 2020 and Explain the Future to Our Past Selves…

Comedian Julie Nolke returns to January, 2020 to talk with her unprepared self about the coming of Covid-19 and the changes it brings.

With Mountains Closed Around the World, Skiers Stuck at Home Are Getting Creative

Avid skier and filmmaker Philipp Klein couldn't do what he loves because of stay-at-home orders, so he used his imagination instead.

Wes Anderson’s Films Were Ahead of the Curve in Promoting Social Distancing

This short edit by Luis Azevedo shows how the movie director was promoting social distancing long before it was cool.

How the Apollo 13 Astronauts Saw Their Fraught Whip Around the Moon, in 4k

Unable to land, hoping the math was right, waiting to reestablish contact with Mission Control and watching the earth rise...

Waxing Philosophical About Our Love Affair With Lunar Exploration

A short video on our love affair with lunar exploration, from the heady Apollo missions to planned missions for the 21st century.

Iconic Character ‘Jesus’ From The Big Lebowski Returning With Spin-Off Movie

'The Jesus Rolls' also stars Christopher Walken and Susan Sarandon. It's out March 6th, because nobody fucks with the Jesus.

Diver Films School of Juvenile Fish ‘Walking’ Ocean Floor Off Bali

A bunch of young striped eel catfish were recently filmed schooling together for mutual protection and 'walking' the floor of Jemeluk Bay.

This Is What Starting Up Five Different Nuclear Reactors Looks and Sounds Like

The process appears both awe-inspiring and terrifying, as if we are breaking some sort of sacred covenant with nature.

Short Film Details Cooking for the British Army in 1960

"The pupil has to convince his examiners that he is not liable to cripple an entire unit with acute or chronic indigestion."

Understanding the Ancient Japanese Art of Creating Marbled Patterns on Paper

In this short video, Linh My Truong shows how the craft is done using a variety of tools that include a cat's whisker.

How NASA’s Upcoming Artemis Missions Means a Permanent Return to the Moon

Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran voices this short explainer from NASA on the upcoming Artemis voyages to the moon.

Let This Short Animation on the Evolution of the Human Lifespan Blow Your Mind

"Caught in the middle of the present and the future; the finite and infinite, it is a difficult balance this species must strive."

Brooklyn Fishmonger Details Processing of 21 Different Species of Fish and Cephalopod

"Not every fillet is made the same and learning the proper technique can elevate your seafood game to the next level."

Short Star Wars Doc Details the Many Types of ‘Stormtrooper’ and How They Came to Be

From the clone troopers and scout troopers to death troopers, snow troopers and shore troopers, this short doc looks at them all.

Fascinating Animation Tracks Humanity’s Long Relationship With Fire and Photons

Light "ignited a relationship between people and photons that changed the course of mankind—and continues to evolve to this day."

How ‘Big Green Egg’ Kamado Grills Get Made

This short video details how a popular iteration of a 3,000 year old Japanese cooking urn is being made in the 21st century.

Mesmerizing Short Film Animates Dozens of Classic Book Covers

Henning M. Lederer's film series asks the question: "How would these great book covers from the past look like when set in motion?"

The Evolution of Our Species Visualized by the American Museum of Natural History

Scientists use fossils to reconstruct the evolutionary history of hominins, our brothers and sisters from very distant and different mothers.