Thoughty2 (Arran) is a British YouTuber and gatekeeper of useless facts. Thoughty2 creates mind-blowing factual videos, on the weirdest, wackiest and most interesting topics. Combining fascinating lists with answers to life’s biggest questions.
We hear fictional languages in TVs and movies from fictional cultures, but how good are those made up languages? Some are just gibberish, some are corruptions of existing languages, and some are totally constructed from the ground up. Here’s how to tell the difference.
The Pet Collective put together this entertaining collection of the best and funniest pet videos that hit the Internet during the fourth week of May 2018.
YouTuber Nicksiz Adams found this – what happens with muppets when things don’t go to plan.
You Tuber Devin Super Tramp made the journey to one of the most fantastic places on Earth, Machu Picchu, and chronicled the trip in a great 4K video.
BY Michele Debczak – Mental Floss
LEGO sets are fun when you’re piecing them together, and significantly less fun when they’re fully assembled and gathering dust in your closet. That’s not the case with the latest masterwork from builder Bre Burns. Her functioning LEGO pinball machine provides hours of entertainment even after the last brick has been laid.
According to the LEGO fan site The Brothers Brick, Burns built the initial model of the machine for the BrickCon LEGO exhibition in October 2017 and debuted an improved version at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle in March. The 2.5-foot-tall machine consists of 15,000 blocks put together over the course of 200 to 300 hours. Even the castor steel balls, lights, motors, and sensors are official products from LEGO Mindstorms and Technic—collections originally designed for building and programming robots.
Burns dubbed her creation “Benny’s Space Adventure” after the excitable classic blue spaceman minifigure from The Lego Movie (2014). The final design includes sound effects, a coin slot, a gumball dispenser, a mosaic of Benny, and a moving spaceship mounted on top of the machine.
Master builders have been using LEGO bricks for years to make items that work in the real world. In 2015, Italian carpenter Nicola Pavan used LEGO to build a fully functional guitar, and that same year a team of professional builders broke a world record with its 215,158-brick camper.
[h/t The Brothers Brick]
The children’s book Masquerade was illustrated by Kit Williams, who had, unknown to the publisher, made puzzles out of his illustrations that gave clues to a buried treasure. That was in 1979. People went nuts trying to figure it out, but the story of the golden rabbit is crazier than any of those facts indicate.
After losing his wallet for real, inventor, former NASA engineer, and YouTuber Mark Rober decided to intentionally drop 200 identical wallets in 20 cities around North America to test the honesty of the citizens in each city.