Watch An Orange Explode at 62,000 FPS


For no reason whatsoever, you can now watch an orange explode at a frame rate that truly captures all of the pulpy chaos.

Brought to us by Slo Mo Lab, the orange is loaded with a small firework, and the explosion is filmed at 62,000 FPS. For those who have no idea what that means, it’s OK.

Just know that the camera used to do this is very expensive, and the filmmaker protected it from the explosion with a plastic Wal-Mart bag. Please enjoy.

[link, via Gizmodo]

A Cheesy Love Story, The Crowdsourced Doritos Ad They’d Rather You Not See


The Doritos Super Bowl Commercial contest is upon us. Crowdsourced commercials, made by aspiring filmmakers and comedians, are saturating your YouTube and Facebook feeds as we speak, vying for your votes.

Sum of Us starts out with the same comedic zest and Doritos love that we tend to see from other entries. This commercial however, although thoroughly awesome, eventually squelches our notion that Doritos are made from unicorn tears and horse whinnies.

Now, please put down the Doritos and watch the video below. Then you can find out more about the Sum of Us cause here.

[link, via The Awesomer]

TACOCAT, A Music Video About A Taco Cat and Palindromes


Taco Cat, besides being a magical and elusive animal, is also a wonderful palindrome — meaning that it’s spelled the same forward and backwards.

Singer-songwriter Parry Gripp, who recently brought us Burrito Van, keeps the Tex-Mex love going with TACOCAT — a fun animated music video and spelling lesson. Please watch this, and have fun getting the song unstuck from your head today.

[link, via Laughing Squid]

Why Tipping Should Be Banned, An Educational Video


Why do we tip our servers? Is it because we genuinely feel better rewarding our waiter or waitress for a job well done? We have excess cash that we feel would be better spent by others. Or, the most popular answer… out of guilt.

Adam Conover of CollegeHumor brings us Why Tipping Should Be Banned. The short video provides some insight into what is essentially an antiquated and very American thing to do at the end of a meal. Besides tipping not making sense financially for the business owner or the customer, it provides unnecessary stress and math. Not to mention the dirty looks from the server who you just floated 11% to.

So, should tipping be banned? Please watch this, while we await angry comments from current and/or former restaurant workers.


The Best Music Video About Watermelons That You’ll See Today


If you love watermelon, as Tom Rosenthal does, you might go so far as to dress up like one and dedicate a song and music video to it… like Tom did. Watermelons make us do strange things.

In this bizarre video, appropriately titled ‘Watermelon,’ we see Tom dressed as the large fruit, prancing and singing along the countryside.

The lyrics go something like… ‘Watermelon, watermelon, watermelon, watermelon, it’s watermelon time.” And, so on and so forth. Please watch.

[link, via Laughing Squid]