30 days at sea?

Youtuber JeffHK spent time at sea on a cargo ship and managed to document the journey from its departure at the Red Sea to the ship’s arrival in Hong Kong.

In the process he’s managed to create a stunning 4k time lapse video!

Over 30 Days of Time lapse and around 80,000 photos which combined to create 1500GB of Project files.

Not much more to say on this one other than stunning!

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The Leica M10 being built!

This short film by Richard Seymour shows us exactly what goes into making an iconic Leica camera!

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The Leica M10 was introduced on 19 January 2017 and is the slimmest digital M camera ever.

Leica has also introduced a new 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor to improve image quality. The higher-sensitivity sensor has an ISO range of 100 to 50,000. A drastic improvement on their previous 24-megapixel sensor which had an ISO range of just 100 to 6400!

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Although it is worth pointing out that unlike previous models, this one comes with no video features BUT it is the first Leica M camera to include built-in Wi-Fi.

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Hummingbirds drinking in Slow Motion?

National Geographic has blown my mind yet again with this amazing slow motion video of hummingbirds!

We often notice them out of the corner of our eyes as a hovering blob of colour but thankfully we have the power of slow motion video cameras to enlighten us to just how amazing these creatures are.

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I figured I’d finish this post with an extract from the wikipedia about hummingbirds tongues because it was news to me!

Hummingbirds drink with their tongues by rapidly lapping nectar. Their tongues have tubes which run down their lengths and help the hummingbirds drink the nectar.[104] While capillary action was believed to be what drew nectar into these tubes, high-speed photography has revealed that the tubes open down their sides as the tongue goes into the nectar, and then close around the nectar, trapping it so it can be pulled back into the beak.[105][106] The tongue, which is forked, is compressed until it reaches nectar, then the tongue springs open, the rapid action traps the nectar and the nectar moves up the grooves, like a pump action, with capillary action not involved.[104][107] Consequently, tongue flexibility enables accessing, transporting and unloading nectar.[108][109]

Bleeding Hand Candle!

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We’ve seen our fair share of weird candles but nothing like this!

The folks over at the etsy shop CreepyCandles have this insane hand candle for sale which is guaranteed to weird you out.

Each candle bleeds and melts to leave behind a metal shaped skeleton hand, the whole process of the candle melting actually looks really savage and could probably trick your friends and family at a glance.

Head on over to their etsy to get one while they’re still at £28 / $36!

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The Uncomfortable?

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Have you ever wondered what could change about an everyday item to make it highly uncomfortable (and annoying!) to use?

Well wonder no longer!

The Uncomfortable is a collection of deliberately inconvenient
everyday objects by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani

Head on over to The Uncomfortable site to see more of these warped everyday objects.

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New Star Wars stamps!

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The Royal Mail has decided to release a limited run of collectable star wars stamps for the upcoming movie, Star Wars: The last jedi, which will be out in the cinemas from the 14th of December!

Beautifully illustrated by UK digital artist, Malcolm Tween, some of the stamps feature secret details, revealed only by UV light.

The iconic stamps will be available in this galaxy from 12 October. Some gifts and collectibles are limited to a run of 750, so pre-order yours today.

preorder yours here before it’s too late

 

 

Apocalypse now now!

Based off a beloved South African fantasy novel this impressive proof-of-concept from rising-star Michael Matthews depicts a snarky, monster-porn-dealing teen dragged headlong into a deep, dark Cape Town underbelly full of monsters and myth.

This awesome little short film is based on the novel (of the same name) by Charlie Human.

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Baxter Zevcenko’s life is pretty sweet. As the 16-year-old kingpin of the Spider, his smut-peddling schoolyard syndicate, he’s making a name for himself as an up-and-coming entrepreneur. Profits are on the rise, the other gangs are staying out of his business, and he’s going out with Esme, the girl of his dreams.

But when Esme gets kidnapped, and all the clues point towards strange forces at work, things start to get seriously weird. The only man drunk enough to help is a bearded, booze-soaked, supernatural bounty hunter that goes by the name of Jackson ‘Jackie’ Ronin.

Plunged into the increasingly bizarre landscape of Cape Town’s supernatural underworld, Baxter and Ronin team up to save Esme. On a journey that takes them through the realms of impossibility, they must face every conceivable nightmare to get her back, including the odd brush with the Apocalypse.

It would be pretty dope if this got picked up and turned into a series, I could definitely see myself binge watching this on netflix!

 

The worlds longest parkour course?

Freerunner Calen Chan decided to hit up the Skyladder Parkour course at Tianmen Mountain in China, currently the longest parkour course out there which he seems to tackle with ease all while holding a gopro in his mouth!

It has an average incline of 45 degrees, and is 999 steps long (about 3 football fields)! Obviously this was difficult, and I physically couldn’t sprint down the entire path of deadly drops without slowing down, but I did my best!

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The 5000 colour jigsaw!

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Do you like jigsaw puzzles..and colours…how about colourful jigsaw puzzles?

The folks over at Colossal have teamed up with noted director, designer, and illustrator Clemens Habicht to bring this awesome new jigsaw puzzle to the masses!

It contains exactly 5,000 pieces in 5,000 colors and will take you 5,000 hours to complete.

  • 5,000 pieces; 5,000 colors
  • Completed puzzle dimensions: 79.92 x 31.89 in (203 x 81 cm)
  • Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz (2.9 kg)
  • Designed by Clemens Habicht

BUY

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What does the worlds strongest man eat?

Brian shaw is THE worlds strongest man…but what food does it take to stay that way?

The winner of the 2011,[3] 2013, 2015 and the 2016 World’s Strongest Man competitions. Shaw is also the first man to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic and the World’s Strongest Man contest in the same calendar year, a feat he accomplished in 2011 and then replicated in 2015. [wiki]

This means he needs to eat a boatload of food, literally.

It totals to around 12,000 calories per day and he considers it a constant battle, stating the hardest part about his career is simply keeping up with the diet.

Here is a quick list of what he has in an average day!

  • 8 eggs, a bowl of cereal and a spoonful of peanut butter
  • whey protein (3 scoops) peanut butter and 2 granola bars
  • beef, spaghetti and tomato sauce
  • another shake with 2 cups of almond milk and some blueberries
  • ground turkey, rice and broccoli
  • takeaway
  • quarter cheesecake and another protein shake

This is crazy.