Soccer Fan Takes out Drone with Roll of Toilet Paper

As sophisticated as drones are, they can get taken out of the sky in some very low-tech ways, as this short video from a soccer match in Argentina shows.

In the video, a fan brings down a drone with a perfectly thrown roll of toilet paper. YES! This is how we are going to fight robots in the skies. It is an impressive toss, and a real victory for humans.

Always carry a roll of TP with you, that’s what I say. Because you never know when you may need to take a drone out of the sky, or when you might suddenly get the runs. It is best to have every situation covered.

[via Geekologie]

What Happens When You Microwave an Airbag?

Inspired by a classic YouTube video, The Slow Mo Guys decided to deploy a couple of airbags in microwave ovens so that they could capture the destruction at 2,000 frames per second. It is an awesome idea, because who doesn’t love to watch things getting demolished in slow motion?

The results? Well, the first microwave is merely demolished, while second microwave’s door shoots off like a missile. These guys got really lucky, because at one point, they parked the microwave near the house windows and fortunately parts didn’t go flying through when the airbag deployed.

So that is your fun destruction for the day. You’re welcome.

Also, if you were thinking about installing an airbag in your microwave to protect your meals, something tells me that it isn’t going to work.

[via Sploid via Geekologie]

Rub elbows with music’s C-list on Vevo’s Watch Party Live

Vevo launched Watch Party this past March as a way to watch music videos with your friends. You simply invite a bunch of buddies to a virtual room, built a playlist of videos from Vevo's catalogue , and everyone gets to watch at the same time. Now, V...

Rub elbows with music’s C-list on Vevo’s Watch Party Live

Vevo launched Watch Party this past March as a way to watch music videos with your friends. You simply invite a bunch of buddies to a virtual room, built a playlist of videos from Vevo's catalogue , and everyone gets to watch at the same time. Now, V...

What’s Inside a Stop Light?

If you have ever wondered what is inside of a traffic light and just how the system works, you are going to enjoy father and son team Dan and Lincoln Markham’s latest episode of What’s Inside.


This time out, they got their hands on an actual stop light and then cut it open to find out what is inside. We also get to learn a bit about the computer system that runs the stop lights. It is actually really interesting. The lights themselves are not complicated, but the system that runs them all sure is. These days, traffic lights don’t just run on timers, but actually detect traffic and adjust their timing accordingly.

On a side note, how many people can convince their city to let them do this?

[via Laughing Squid]

YouTube experimenting with GIF-like video previews

According to a post on its help forum, YouTube began to experiment with video previews on the desktop a couple of weeks ago, albeit in limited fashion. But now the company seems to be ready for a wider rollout, as some users have started seeing the f...

These Glow-in-the-Dark LEGO Builds will Blow Your Mind

Cool LEGO builds are one thing, but when they glow in the dark and look otherworldly, that’s taking it to a whole other level. Take Beyond the Brick’s video tour of the all the glow-in-the-dark builds on display in the black light ‘LEGO Glow Zone’ at Philly Brick Fest 2017 and prepare to be impressed.

It is cool to know that you can build a giant glowing city out of LEGO, but the phosphorescent creatures are the best, like the jellyfish and Cthulhu. In fact, that glowing Cthulhu is downright frightening.

The whole place looks like a LEGO factory after a nuclear meltdown. Everything is glow-some!

[via The Awesomer via Geekologie]

Can You Dry Clothes with a Drone?

Can you dry your wet clothes by using a drone? The Beyond the Press channel wanted to find out, so in this video they demonstrate how to speed up the drying process of some of their clothing. They had a Phantom 4 Pro drone hover over the top of the clothesline outside.

In theory, the rapidly spinning fan blades should help dry off the clothes, but you never know:

As it turns out, it didn’t really help to dry the clothes much, so they also attempted to tape a pair of wet underwear to the drone and fly it around. That strategy may have worked better, but sadly, the drone didn’t make it off of the ground. The underwear was too heavy.

[via Laughing Squid]

Make Your Own Cardboard Paper Airplane Launcher

Why toss paper airplanes by hand, when you can have a machine take care of the hard work for you? Now you can make a semi-automatic paper airplane launcher for yourself. This thing is a cool paper airplane gun/paper airplane aircraft carrier in one.

This cool build tutorial comes from the consistently inventive and resourceful The Q. It looks super fun to use and fairly easy to make if you have some basic skills. You will need some batteries, two electric motors, two old CDs or DVDs, and a bunch of cardboard. It is a great weekend project for you and your kids.

Now you and a friend can have some serious paper airplane wars. Just don’t shoot each other’s eyes out.

[via Laughing Squid]