When you’re counting sheep jumping over a fence to help you fall asleep, you’re inevitably going to leave some behind. You can’t count them all! You need to sleep! But those poor imaginary leftover sheep never get to clear the fence and be free. What will happen to them? Katelyn Hagen shows the plight of the sheep never counted in this short animation, which imagines what lengths they might go to jump the line.
If you were young once upon a time, and maybe had some sips of alcohol and then made the mistake of going to a crowded club because your friends wanted to, you’ll know this scene that Mitchell Crawford paints in the short animationClub Drunk all too well. The crude animation perfectly captures the messiness of going out. The pre-party, the line waiting, the dancing, the drinking, the hooking up, the late night bodega visit—it’s all there.
Bad news, guys. There’s a limit to humanity. Even if we had the technology for interstellar space travel, we still wouldn’t be able to see most of the observable universe because we’re actually limited to only being able to go to a hundredth billionth of a percent of it. We’re stuck within our local galaxy group. That’s sort of depressing! But why is there a limit anyway? Kurzgesagt explains how it has to do with dark energy, and the nature of nothing, and how only so many things in the universe are gravitationally bound to us.
You know those old machines where you drop a coin in and it starts whirring and spinning and everything comes to life and you’re supposed to have fun as you watch the little people move in a set pattern because that’s the only form of entertainment that exists? This music video for Jane Bordeaux’s ‘Ma’agalim’ recreates those machines and it’s somehow much more captivating than a real machine.
The third act of Swan Lake is considered one of the most difficult in the balletic cannon, requiring a dancer to twirl around 32 consecutive times. How its accomplished is as much a feat of physics as it is athleticism.
Radiation is all around us and too much of radiation is a bad thing so… are we all just screwed from all the radio waves and microwaves and ultraviolet radiation and rainbows and x-rays and radon and nuclear radiation in the world? Not exactly. Ted-Ed explains in the video animation below how not all radiation is created equal (we just have to protect ourselves from the ionizing radiation) and details how much radiation is actually damaging for us (four Sieverts!).
This is just so much damn fun. Daniel Cloud Campos’ Shiny uses clothes and stop-motion animation to stitch together an action movie of sorts with a fight scene that rivals any fight scene from The Matrix. It’s wacky and wild and clever and totally stylish in all the right ways.