Airline’s amazing stunt delivers holiday cheer to one lucky flight

Tweet The first of no doubt many holiday corporate stunt viral videos has dropped and it’s going to be tough to beat. Big time one-upping their flash mob stunt from last year, WestJet channeled the gift-delivering power of Santa to pull off a complex, military precision feat that’s sure to…

SFO nighttime timelapse video is captivating, because that’s timelapse for ya

Tweet If someone has shot a terrible timelapse video, I have yet to see it. They’re just great. All of them. Seriously. Owen Scharlotte proves this incontrovertible rule of the universe with a short video that manages the previously unthinkable trick of making San Francisco International Airport look absolutely mesmerizing….

Man takes nap during flight, wakes up in dark, empty, locked airplane

Tweet Great to know that yet another formerly irrational travel nightmare is actually possible. During his journey from Louisiana to California via Houston, Tom Wagner, apparently one of the world’s soundest sleepers, decided to rest his eyes for a bit only to wake some time later in an abandoned United…

Someone reinvented the wheel and, no joke, it may change cycling forever

Tweet Yeah, it’s fair to say they kind of reinvented the wheel. MIT has developed a self-charging, electric hybrid wheel capable of producing up to 250 watts of power which, when added to the 75 watts an average cyclist generates, means mountains become virtual molehills. Dubbed the Copenhagen Wheel, after…

Lunatic rides bike backwards down twisting mountain road, because internet

Tweet Eskil Rønningsbakken is an extreme balance artist, stunt person, and certifiable lunatic from Stange, Norway. (That the town name is only one letter away from “strange” probably isn’t an accident.) He’s done a series of public attempted self-harming stunt videos, the latest of which is an admittedly captivating and…

Unsurprisingly, North Korea’s Pyongyang Metro system is a little weird [VIDEO]

Tweet If there was any question, it turns out that riding the Metro in Pyongyang, North Korea is as surreal and eerie as pretty much everything else in the country. The city’s pride and joy, built in the 1970s and used by some 700,000 people daily, snakes under the capital…

Watch video of a skateboarding school program in Afghanistan… for girls

Tweet   This is so disarmingly cool I can’t even summon the strength the be snarky. Per their website: “Skateistan is a non-profit organization using skateboarding as a tool for empowerment.” Opened in Kabul in 2009, the program is for youth ages 5-18, roughly 40% of whom are girls. They…

‘Swimming with the pigs’ isn’t a new mob euphemism, it’s a tourist activity

Tweet Telling people about your exhilarating adventure swimming with pigs may not elicit the same coos as swimming with dolphins or seals, but there’s no arguing that it looks pretty fun. If you’re so inspired, journey to Great Exuma (or Big Major Cay, depending on what source you’re reading) in…

San Diego airport inadequacy solved with pedestrian bridge to Tijuana airport

Tweet [Image via] I believe in aviation circles they refer to situations like this a “wicked burn, dude.” After decades of suffering with an inadequate airport, private investors in San Diego have decided to circumvent the local government’s expansion inaction by taking matters into their own hands. They’re going to…

Drugged commando mice parachute onto Guam to slaughter snakes

Tweet Now that was a fun headline to write. The visual alone makes it. Alas, it’s totally true and a bit morbid. It’s estimated that 2 million brown tree snakes are on Guam. That’s roughly 13,000 snakes per square mile, a higher population density than even the Amazonian rainforest. And…

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