The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made #airnzhobbit

As the official airline of Middle-earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Starring Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson; we’re thrilled to unveil The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.

Special cameos by Sylvester McCoy, Dean O’Gorman and Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor. Directed by Taika Waititi. Enjoy!” (YouTube)

This is a fantastic airline safety video by Air New Zealand. They’ve done something similar before, but this one is much more epic. It’s all in celebration of the upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies film, which I’m super excited for. Onwards!

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Teaser Trailer

Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1, 2015!” (YouTube)

Super shiny brand new teaser trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron! Hands up who is excited for it? Onwards!

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Jackie Wilson – Higher And Higher

Jackie WilsonHigher And Higher.

An oldie but great. Onwards!

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Nature’s Masters Of Disguise

Mossy leaf-tailed gecko

Can you spot the mossy leaf-tailed gecko in the image above? If you can do it within a few seconds, you have a very keen eye. Over at The Guardian, they have a great collection of photographs of nature’s masters of disguise. These animals range across all classes, from mammals to birds to fish to insects. I spotted all of them within a couple of seconds, apart from the sneaky gecko pictured above. I still can’t see the entire outline, it’s that well camouflaged.

As well as showing the beauty of these creatures, it also shows evolution at work. These animals have evolved camouflage to avoid predators, or to act as predators themselves to sneak up on prey. I think this concept is even more beautiful than the animals themselves.

Which is your favourite master of disguise? Onwards!

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The Chance Events That Led To Human Existence

Brian CoxHow have we ended up as the most advanced species on a small blue-green planet, orbiting a seemingly insignificant star, in one of the hundred billion galaxies in the Universe?

Science has found some extraordinary answers to this question. Looking back through time, it appears that our existence depends on an apparently unlikely sequence of cosmic moments.” (BBC)

So begins a fascinating journey through time, detailing the chance events that led to human existence. It’s all part of Brian Cox‘s Human Universe show, which is currently airing on TV. The trip takes us from today all the way back to the beginning of the universe, 13.8 billion years ago. During that time, changes in the Earth’s orbit, chance asteroid strikes, the evolution of cyanobacteria, “The Fateful Encounter”, the combination of complex molecules, the arrival of water, the formation of the moon and our Sun, and the Big Bang all occurred, leading to us.

It’s rather amazing we’re here at all. Onwards!

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Famous Film Scenes In LEGO

This is a really cool piece of stop motion animation using LEGO minifigs. They’ve recreated a wide range of famous film scenes using just LEGO, and it is awesome.

Even if the sticking-out-at-the-side-arms are a little odd. Onwards!

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AWOLNATION – All I Need

AWOLNATIONAll I Need.

All I need is you smiling. Onwards!

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