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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Play With Ropes Near Helicopters

It’s basic common sense that ropes and fast, spinning blades don’t mix. But in case you need a reminder, recently released video of a near-crash from a rescue helicopter should scare you witless.

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Is Captain America’s Shield Really Bulletproof?

Cap’s shield has deflected all kinds of shit over the last few years, but outside the Marvel universe, vibranium is in short supply. So what can Captain America’s shield do when it’s made of titanium?

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GoPros Make Road Biking Look Way More Intense

Road biking is a sport normally associated with skinny Europeans and creative cheating. But beyond the packaged hour-long TV highlights, it’s also an incredibly gritty and dedicated sport.

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Rocket Launches Are Way More Intense in 360-Degree VR

If you stood this close to a rocket launch, your face would probably look like deep-fried Swiss cheese. Luckily, 360-degree cameras and a VR headset can put you in the action a little more easily.

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Why Cocktail Glasses Really Matter

I will freely admit to being one of the twentysomething wasters who will throw a cocktail in anything that isn’t a Solo cup. But if you have more style and class, you may have wondered if there’s science behind the bewildering array of glassware.

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Nutella Makes For a Deliciously Excellent Firestarter

Nutella is good on toast, with ice cream, or eaten by the spoonful while gently sobbing. But as it turns out, add a dash of potassium permanganate and a little heat, and you have yourself a good little fire.

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This Supercut of PG Cursing Shows Insults Don’t Have to be Vulgar

Swearing has an important place in our language, but it’s not always the most elegant form of speech. So for producers of family-friendly movies, it’s always difficult to fill the gaps where an adult-size f-bomb would go. This supercut showcases some of the more creative fillers from over the years.

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Jurassic Park Without Any Dinosaurs Still Manages to Be Creepy

The first thing people are supposed to notice about Jurassic Park are, obviously, the dinosaurs. But what would you be left with if you took the T-Rexex out? Some sweeping vistas and people getting very emotional about trees.

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Ski Jumping On a Ziplining Bungee Sounds Fundamentally Unsafe

Look, I’m sure a large team of well-trained ropework professionals have decided that ski jumping while attached to a bungee line, attached to a zipline, is a safe thing to do. But every single part of my brain involved with self-preservation is telling me it’s a bad idea.

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This Is How Atlas Should Deal With Those Mean Humans

The original Boston Dynamics video
of a bearded man bullying a robot with a hockey stick is haunting enough. But add a creepy narrator and a robot that really just loves his box, and you get a true glimpse at how the robot uprising starts.

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