How do spies use disguises?
In the movies, you may see a spy changing their hair color, or wearing a hat and sunglasses to evade their enemies, but real-life disguises are much more nuanced. Jonna Mendez is the former Chief of Disguise for the CIA, and explains what makes a more effective disguise. See if you can tell who’s who, and learn what you need to disguise yourself effectively in the real world.
What I streamed and what I liked: “The Carbo
Andrew's streaming pick for this weekend is truTV's hit series, "The Carbonaro Effect," an unscripted series in which comedian and prankster Michael Carbonaro deceives, amazes and amuses an unsuspecting public. In each half-hour episode, Carbonaro performs baffling tricks on people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. Whether the marks are alone or with friends, everyone is left stunned and delighted, even though they have no idea what they just experienced.
How a dog can change a prisoner’s life
In prison, there are often very few things that help motivate someone to turn their life around. At the same time, dogs in shelters have very few options for a happy life. In the program New Leash on Life, both prisoners and rescued dogs can turn a new page, and be happier by opening doors for opportunities they didn’t have before.
What happens when Amazon comes after your business
Amazon is a huge company, and its CEO is the wealthiest man in the world. But why else do companies panic when Amazon enters their market? It has great customer service and is quick and easy to use. When it comes to local businesses, however, the answer isn’t what you think.
These bonsai scissors cost $35,000
What would you buy for $35,000? That’s enough money for a pretty decent car. Or a pair of scissors. Why would scissors cost so much? Well, when it comes to Japanese craftsmanship, there’s only one traditional scissor maker left in Japan. If the price tag is too much for your taste, don’t miss out!
Touching hand-drawn tribute to a late wife
The Doodle Diaries illustrates what family life is like after the loss of a member. Ex-Disney animator Gary Andrews made this touching tribute to his late wife, Joy, and it’s beautiful. Watch it all the way to get a special interview with the creator himself.
News anchor is actually a fake
Nowadays, more and more human jobs are being taken over by electronics and robots. In the newsroom, you might be surprised that this is also one of those jobs. This oddly human news anchor isn’t that at all. In fact, it’s an AI-powered image. Is this the future of newscasting? Can you tell it isn’t human?
These sneakers pack an African soul punch!
Think of your favorite pair of sneakers. Now think of all the other people who have the same pair. It’s probably a lot. But for Jide Ipaye, finding sneakers that were unique and that fit him was difficult. Instead of settling for the sneakers everyone else was buying, he decided to make his own. Ipaye’s passion quickly turned into a business, and now Keex is booming with Afrocentric patterns, the first of its kind created by and for Nigerians.
Scooter startups are worth billions
What’s the quickest way to make a billion dollars? Well right now, you should make your own scooter startup. You know those pay-to-use scooters that are piling up all over the place? Those companies are now worth billions of dollars. Are dockless scooters and bikes really the future of personal transportation, or are they a passing fad that will soon disappear?
Secrets of our favorite game show ‘The Price
"The Price is Right" has been on television since 1972. It’s probably one of the most popular game shows on TV, and while it’s previously been hosted by Bob Barker, the new most recent host is Drew Carey. There are popular different games, cool prizes and vacations, and surprisingly, the show is still hot in 2018. But how did this grand show come to be?
A Veterans Day salute of proud soldiers
Veterans Day stands for a lot of things to many people. But for the men and women who served, the day is very personal. Three veterans from World War II, Vietnam and the Global War on Terror tell what Veterans Day means to them. It's a strong message of pride, freedom, honor and sacrifice.
This ‘Home on the Range’ ranch home co
Have you ever wanted to fulfill your dreams of living the cowboy lifestyle on a large farm estate? Maybe wake up in the morning to feed the cows, ride the horses and then later explore your 30,000 acres? The Hobble Diamond Ranch offers a multitude of amenities, and is accentuated by the Yellowstone River that runs through the property.
How to do the trampoline wall trick
So you’ve seen some cool people doing awesome tricks, now’s the time to learn how one of them is done! The trampoline wall trick may seem scary and difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy. This trick can also have some pretty crazy applications.
People being awesome in the summer
When it gets cold and snow covers the ground, it may make you think back to those long summer days. If you’re looking for a trip back to the sunshine, this video is a great compilation of what makes summers epic. From surfing to jumping off cliffs, these people nail it.
This is the coldest town on earth
Winter is just around the corner, if not here already, and that means hot chocolate and sweaters. But for one town in Central Siberia, it means way below zero degrees and being constantly on guard against frostbite. It can get so cold that your eyelashes freeze together! What is life like in the coldest town?
Hospital waste is used to save lives
In many hospitals across the world, there’s a glaring problem. Many facilities in many countries are in dire need of medical supplies. Back in the United States, federal regulation requires hospitals and clinics to dispose of supplies after discharging patients, regardless of whether the supplies are clean and unused. Elizabeth McLellan saw a solution. She started collecting discarded supplies and giving them to places that still need them.
Weird singing from Antarctic ice shelves
Scientists have discovered something weird happening to the Antarctic ice shelves. Seismic changes are occurring in the Ross Ice Shelf, and as a result, it’s emitting certain noises. While some say it may sound like a flute blowing constantly on the ice, the music is pretty frightening.
This entire camper fits into the back of a van
Imagine a camper that can fit into the back of a van. Now imagine it can also serve as a stand-alone apartment or motorhome. The ioCamper includes four beds, a kitchen, a shower and even a dining room. It runs on solar power energy and may be the next choice for a fun road trip accessory.
What I streamed and what I liked: “House of
Kim's streaming pick for this weekend is the political thriller show "House of Cards," exclusively on Netflix. This is the sixth and final season of the hit show that follows the story of Congressman Frank Underwood and his wife Claire who will do whatever it takes to attain power in Washington, D.C. politics. In this final season, Claire Underwood is now President of the United States and faces formidable threats to her legacy.
This guy can walk faster than you run
Walking is slower than running. Right? Wrong. This man has perfected the art of the "fast walk" and can probably walk faster than you can run. But how does that even work? The secret lies within the definition of walking and running, and the different muscles used in each activity.
Why the Marvel Cinematic Universe is overrated
Marvel movies are huge. When one is coming out, practically everyone knows about it. But if you think about it, you might realize that the Marvel universe seems a bit empty. If you’re unsure why, check out the video and see what makes a fictional universe good, and why the Marvel universe doesn’t have it!
Meet the Hindu bagpipers in New Jersey
In America, kilt-wearing Indian bagpipe players probably aren’t something you will see every day. But in New Jersey, the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band proudly blends Indian, Scottish and American aesthetics to create a mesmerizing performance. They dedicate themselves to spreading messages of peace and unity, and it’s a truly beautiful thing to watch.
Ford GP 1941: Famous Willy Jeep has proven its suc
The Jeep wasn’t always the common SUV you see today. In fact, in the 1940s, it was the Willy’s MB and Ford GPW. Otherwise known as the U.S. Army truck, these four-wheel-drive military utility vehicles were manufactured initially to help mobilize the Allied forces.
Can you pronounce every word in the dictionary?
One of the densest reads in the book world is probably the dictionary. Most people don’t even know all the words that are in it, let alone how to pronounce them. Can you pronounce "elucubrate"? Or "smaragdine"? Maybe "scherenschnitte"? Jacque Bailly can! He is the official pronouncer of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and can handle any word thrown at him.
This robotic home doubles as a room’s usable
Robotic apartments that double your room’s usable space? Sign me up! These robot homes store furniture and belongings in the ceiling, that can descend at the push of a button. Or, if you prefer, you can even use a voice command! The items stored are also available in a searchable inventory, so you always know what’s in the ceiling. See how this new technology works, and see if you would want it in your home!
Houseboats in Britain are weird
The regular houseboat is probably not a common sight. They can be very useful in some cities, but most often they just look like a boat with more things. For one small community in West Sussex, England, however, houseboats have taken on a whole new look. Each one is crafted individually with parts from old buses, missiles, and even planes!
Tiny electric cars in China
China is the most populated country in the world. With that many people living within its borders, transportation is a huge issue. Even more so is all the pollution that comes from all those cars, bikes and other vehicles. But there’s a new trend in China, and it revolves around small, slow and super cheap cars. What’s important about these cars is that they are electric and can bring the ability to drive to more people. But there’s something else happening with the electric car boom.
How much would you have now if you invested in App
When the stock market bottomed out in March of 2009, you probably didn’t think to invest in many companies. But if you did, and specifically if you did invest in Apple, how would you be faring today? Watch the video to see how much you would have now if you invested $1,000 in Apple in 2009.
Why do we have daylight saving time?
You know the drill: Turn the clock back an hour every year. But why do we have daylight saving time? And why isn’t it everywhere? If you’re tired of losing an hour for part of the year, and maybe some appointments too when the time changes, check out the video to see why we shouldn’t use it!
The truth behind the perfect dessert
Chances are if you see a cooking video online, the final product looks unreal. But when you try your hand at that recipe, it almost always falls short of the perfection you were promised. Maybe they had a larger workspace, or took more time crafting the delicate shapes, and just because food may look better online, don’t feel bad. In this video, you’ll see all the work that goes into something as simple as one dessert dish, and how even the experts don’t get it right the first time.
How to make matcha macarons
Matcha green tea has blown up in popularity recently, and its unique flavor has trickled into other foods and desserts as well, like ice cream and pastries. Now, get ready to see how to make matcha macarons, and get a little bit of green tea in the small dessert. Not only will they taste amazing, but they will impress your friends with their iconic green color.
Is homemade pizza better than restaurant pizza?
If you want to get a slice of pizza, very rarely would you imagine making the dough, the sauce and cooking it yourself. Instead, you might think of the closest places that deliver, or actually go to a restaurant and order a pizza. But when put to the test, is it better to make homemade pizza, or just get one from a restaurant?
What I streamed and really liked: “Superstor
This weekend's streaming pick from Andrew is the sitcom "Superstore." Headed into its fourth season, this show is about an oddball family of employees at supersized megastore Cloud 9 tackles the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.
Unique Italian pastas
Did you know that some of the traditional ways of making pasta are becoming extinct? Well, one granny is on a mission to stop that from happening, and what better way than a YouTube channel? Pasta Grannies is all about sharing the delicious traditional pasta recipes around the world. Want to see some of them?
How much are your Beanie Babies worth?
These small stuffed toys were huge in the 1990s, and everyone thought they would be worth thousands of dollars now. Some of them are quite rare, and others are pretty popular. If you have a Beanie Baby collection, it could be worth a good amount of money. Or they could be worth less than the bag you’re keeping them in.
How will you survive the longest flight in the wor
Flying can be a fun adventure, or a loathsome ordeal. Depending on the airline, wait time and time in-flight, you may end up with more jet-lag than you bargained for. The longest flight in the world goes nonstop from Newark, New Jersey, to Singapore. It’s more than 18 hours in the air. What’s the best way to survive something like this? Scott McCartney will show you how in the video!
These dogs are trained to sniff out electronics
Did you know that dogs have a really good sense of smell? They can sniff out bombs, drugs and many other different things. One of the cool things that dogs can smell and identify are electronics! From cellphones to thumb drives, computers and memory cards, anything with digital storage can be found. But what is this talent used for?