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AGF lens
FLV
1.6MB
0:00:40
AGF insurance company ad in French with English subtitles. Something really bad is going to happen with the lens.

Orion Nebula
MPEG
28MB
0:02:45
Volume Visualization of the Orion Nebula produced by the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the American Museum of Natural History Hayden Planetarium.

description of the animation.

CERN black hole
FLV
1.3MB
0:00:37
What some people think will occur (a black hole) when the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) comes back online after the repairs sometime in 2009.
elevator
MPEG
0.8MB
0:00:36
Elevator surveillance camera records the world's fastest elevator descent and chalks up another few notches on the counter.
Copy machine black hole
FLV
6.8MB
0:02:48
Something wonderful is going to happen with the office copier. But crime does not pay as this late night office worker learns the hard way.
big spark
MPEG
1.5MB
0:00:09
Eldorado Substation in Boulder City NV. A large 500KV three-phase switch not quite working properly.

description of what's wrong with the switch.

meteor turds
WMV
1.9MB
0:02:03
Was that really a meteor, or a flung fusillade of NASA's grossest grogans grazing Earth's atmosphere? An unidentified NASA astronaut explains NASA's space toilet though it seems the astronaut is "fuzzy" on the difference between air and a vacuum.
shuttle woodpecker
MPG
186KB
0:00:05
NASA video showing one, of many, woodpeckers destroying the external fuel tank's foam on Discovery STS-70 in 1995. Discovery was subsequently nicknamed the "Woodpecker Shuttle" and the problem continues. Video from NASA's STS-70 mission site.
description of the ongoing woodpecker-caused Shuttle foam problem.
Project Orion
FLV
4.9MB
0:02:35
When your package really must get to Mars overnight. This is a re-imagining of the original Project Orion, a nuclear-pulse propulsion system.

original Project Orion specs [176pp, 8MB] from NASA's archives.

Air Force 1 tagged hoax
Various
~ 5MB
0:02:08
Air Force One tagged. Internet hoax of 2006 — no one actually sprayed "Still Free" on the cowling of Air Force One. Click the thumbnail to visit the page with more info and view the video.
trunk monkey
WMV
2.1MB
0:00:30
The trunk monkey theft retrieval system. I believe this was aired during one of the Super Bowl broadcasts.
mars rover
WMV
348KB
0:00:25
Something's not quite right on Mars as we discover when this rover is commanded to turn a wee bit and provide another view. A friend stated the rover's controllers are speaking Bulgarian.
engine fluid
WMV
2.2MB
0:00:27
Wynn's miracle automobile fluids for those trying times with aging cars.
speed control
WMV
2.5MB
0:01:44
The Danes are a wonderful people as attested by this novel method using the Bikini Bandits to curtail speeding on their roads.
r-rated Rated R for partial nudity
giving change
WMV
2.9MB
0:01:07
The delightful young lady at this Russian farmer's market has a most interesting way of making change for purchases.
r-rated Rated R for partial nudity
Mr. Wizard on LDs
FLV
24.8MB
0:10:29
TV's "Mr. Wizard", Don Herbert, explaining how LaserDiscs work.

LD announce
FLV
8.0MB
0:03:22
1978 CBS news segment announcing LaserDiscs.

phone excuse
FLV
5.7MB
0:02:37
Crazy gadget producing various background noises and sounds for when you need to CYA over the phone. I suppose there actually are some people who might need one of these.
Nixon sock it to me
FLV
0.9MB
0:00:22
Richard M. Nixon appearing on Rowan and Martin's LAUGH IN TV show prior to the 1972 US Presidential election. It's been alleged his appearance on the show contributed to his win. In this short clip he utters the infamous "Sock It To Me!".
Nixon resignation
FLV
7.5MB
0:03:49
"I have never been a quitter," Nixon says in this address delivered Aug. 8, 1974. But quit he did, saying he had lost support in Congress and he was stepping down in the interests of the nation. Whether one admires Nixon or despises him, few would argue this was his most tragic moment, when he became the first president to resign the nation's highest elected office in disgrace.
El Paso Marty Robbins
FLV
10.8MB
0:04:41
Marty Robbins singing his 1960 hit El Paso.

lyrics of the El Paso song.

El Paso Steve Martin
FLV
10.5MB
0:04:32
Steve Martin's interpretation of Marty Robbins' El Paso. This aired on the NBC special "Comedy is Not Pretty" in the fall of 1981. Drinks and food are not advisable while watching this.
Thad for President
SWF
5.8MB
0:01:45
Humorous video that circulated prior to the 2008 US Presidential election in which people could embed their own name in what appears to be a legitimate news report. This one has "Thad for President". :-)
Bird and Sportka
MPEG
1.0MB
0:00:22
UK ad for the Ford Sportka (Ka's evil twin). The bird is in for a surprise.
Cat and Sportka
MPEG
0.9MB
0:00:39
UK ad for the Ford Sportka (Ka's evil twin). The cat is in for a surprise; not to be viewed by the squeamish.

WARNING: cat sticks head through moon roof, moon roof closes, ...

wood spider and drugs
FLV
4.5MB
0:01:51
Common wood spiders being fed several psycho-active drugs: LSD, caffeine, THC (marijuana), alcohol, and crack cocaine. The spiders' actions mimic what we see occurring in many disadvantaged human urban communities.


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