Via YouTuber Fabio Baccaglioni comes a solemn compilation of rocket launch failures, from the early days of space exploration to present. That it’s just shy of 32 minutes long is a testament to something that can’t be overemphasized: getting to space…
You’ve probably been waiting on new music from Grammy Award winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and guess what! …You’ll probably have to continue waiting. For now, though, you can do yourself a favour and follow Macklemore on Instagram for gems like this. The rapper just posted a cute little video on Instagram featuring a made-up […]
Warning: the above video contains strong language. A Toronto rapper’s ode to growing up in Windsor is earning him a lot of fans in the Rose City. Icky Eric, a.k.a. Eric Smyth, released his video for Dubz in the Air … Continue Reading
come to think of it, he would be able to hold on to his present job with ease while officiating even more successfully in the additional mandate. Just thinking about how the Toronto lefties would completely lose it and go gaga-booga-goo-goo if that happens, makes me happy.
Nice vid at link. I am suffering from a bad case of laziness today and haven’t bothered to embed it in the post.
Mike Strobel writing at TorontoSun:
Toronto riding high on Rob Ford’s exploits Mayor a walking tourism slogan.
Everybody is wringing their hands because Rob Ford is “bad for Toronto.”
To hear the talking heads on air and at City Hall, you’d think we still have SARS, like our mayor is scaring tourists away.
Bollocks! Tourism is booming. We’re breaking records, according to new Tourism Toronto numbers.
In 2013, last week’s release gushes, we had more overseas visitors and sold more hotel rooms than ever. Most notably, we welcomed 2.18 million Americans, a 9.7% jump over 2010, the year you-know-who was elected.
Surely the draw is not just all those fancy new tropical fish on Bremner Blvd. And it can’t be the CN Tower, now sixth on the “world’s tallest” list and falling fast. The Eaton Centre is nice but it’s, well, it’s a mall.
No, I think the (not so) secret to our success is our mayor. If only we can see it, exploit its full potential.
Jimmy Kimmel’s video tribute to Toronto late Tuesday, following his chat with Ford the night before, was pure gold — and just the tip of a motherlode……….
India remains my favourite travel destination and it’s such a large, diverse country that you can visit it many times and will always experience something new. One of the states that doesn’t get as many tourists as the north with […]
KIEV, Ukraine – Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 33 … Continue Reading
Nomadic Samuel has been backpacking around the world for several years. One of his many stops includes the popular tourist attraction of Petra in Jordan. He and his companion Audrey filmed this nice video about their experience there, offering some […]
Mayor Rob Ford launched his new YouTube series Monday with an admission that he lied about using drugs because he was “embarrassed” and “didn’t want to tell the truth.” The mayor appears with his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, in four … Continue Reading
“Where the Hell is Matt” pretty much set the gold standard for dancing-around-the-world videos, but this effort from Jake Gaba as he dances his way through China is worth a look. At the very least, it shows you that you […]
In June 2012, SETI Institute Board Member Andrew Fraknoi sat down with astrophysicist Frank Drake, father of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, for a fantastic 45-minute interview about Drake’s current projects at SETI and the history of his research – including the work that led to the famous equation of his namesake.
Wouldn’t you rather be basking in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean right now? Caspar Diederik was one of 14 bloggers who were invited to visit Mauritius to tell the world about this wonderful destination. Diederik made a video […]
So, what does winter – we mean a real cold, icy Edmonton winter – do to the roadways? Well, Edmonton Journal photographer Bruce Edwards decided to find out. He strapped a Go Pro camera to his car and went for […]
Road trips are great, but what happens when the road runs out? Inspired by a gallery of photos documenting dead ends of roads around the world, The Atlantic stitched together an inspiring video of those distant, lonely places using images […]
Neil Young doesn’t have to do what he is doing, there are many, many reasons why he shouldn’t, but he is, and he is showing us courage that most of us can only dream of, can barely imagine. He is taking on the whole corporate structure that is oppressing and beating down people everywhere on the planet. He has taken a stand. And he is making things happen. We, as a nation, as a species, need to stand up too and begin to acknowledge the injustice that surrounds us if we believe at all that we are better than what (Read more…)
Reports of ball lightning have existed for hundreds of years, but footage of the rare phenomenon, which appears transiently in the form of a glowing sphere of electrical activity, has never been acquired outside the lab. Now, a team of Chinese research…
BEIJING, China – A fire prevention system costing more than $1 million wasn’t functioning and failed to prevent a blaze that razed an ancient tourist town in southwest China, the fire service said Monday. The system in Dukezong had been … Continue Reading
Canada’s lugers will jam their feet into boots three sizes too small for them at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month. The speedskaters will circle the oval in suits constructed of multiple types of materials designed for specific … Continue Reading
It’s not quite as compelling video as the behind-the-scenes look at the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper has launched his own version of 24 Seven. The Prime Minister’s Office posted Thursday episode 1 […]
Sometimes, observing wildlife doesn’t go quite the way you hoped it would. When Diederick Ryan decided to film the local crabs while on vacation, he didn’t expect one of them to try to run off with the camera.Read more…
Deer searching for bird food from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I was trying to fill up the bird feeder but my deer friends were hoping for a hand-out. They’d already had some in the morning.
The poor deer in our backyard, this is how they walk on the crusty from the ice rain. Several inches of ice, over 30 cm of snow. It is not a good mix.
Deer in the icy snow from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
It’s a terribly difficult to walk out in the op…
Yep. Just as I turned on the video, it flew the coop. It had been hiding in the wagon.
Buster, Daisy, Dorah, 1 mouse got away from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Buster had trapped one in the wagon. It ran away just as I put on the videocam. All 3 were on …
Here is a video of our boy, Tigger. Born in 2010. We could differentiate him from the others because of his behaviour in the winter yard. Also, he got himself a bo-bo on the neck. Then, he was the only one who would follow me and my late cat, Oliver.
Dec. 25th we had about 30 cm of snow on the ground. We’ve had melts and more snow. But it is the cold! I went out to refill the bird feeders and found it treacherous! Your foot goes through the ice and you feel a sudden drop through the powdery stuff…
First, a dramatic helicopter rescue, during a massive fire, and then hard hit by the power outages due to the ice storm, Kingston has largely been ignored by the media.
Other places, like Prince Edward County, are a mess, as well.
Falling trees and…
The photograph of the Earth rising over the moon taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts in 1968 is one of the iconic images of the US space program, and in this visualization, NASA recreates the moment the photo was taken, pairing digitally rendered views f…
The possibility of “waking up in 2015 to Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister” of Canada unnerves Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.
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Filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker is back to delight our eyeballs with a meticulously edited 4-minute video of traffic footage shot from San Diego’s Washington Street bridge – which doesn’t sound something you’d want to spend four minutes watching, but then maybe you don’t know who Kuckenbaker is, or the time-(col)lapse wizardry he’s capable of.
If you’re going to sign up for a medical internship, there are probably few places better to do it than the Seychelles. Filmmaker Paul Wex‘s girlfriend did just that and he got to visit her. He also used the opportunity […]
While it is odd that a school called the University of Southern California would claim to know anything about a traditional snowy winter, this video is chock full of information. Including the connection between Christmas cards and sheep.Read more…&n…
Earlier this week, Storm Ivar left tens of thousands of homes without power in Sweden. It also huffed and puffed against folks walking around downtown Ålesund, Norway, threatening to blow them away.
Australia is about as far as a Canadian can travel on this globe and as we’re entering our winter, their summer is getting started. To give you a taste of what you can see in the Land Down Under, or […]
If all of chemistry is a dance party, then all the elements are guests, capable of attracting, repulsing, forming bonds, and experiencing explosive reactions.Read more…
Mikko Hypponen, a computer security expert and writer, talks about NSA at TED talks. Some of us might not give a crap about governments collecting info on our enemies as well as ourselves … such naive people should be made to realize that &nbs…
Outside Tonopah, Nevada, a construction team of 600 is working to get the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy project up and running by 2014. WIRED has an exclusive look inside the construction of this first-of-its-kind renewable-energy power plant.  …
The Los Angeles Police Department would like you to be prepared for the real problem with zombies—their desire to steal iPads.