This has to be a record for Mental Floss… 80 facts in one video! I guess if you’re going to cover something as awesome as the 80’s you need to do it well.
Star Wars vs DC Marvel Final Epic Trailer
The same guy that made that awesome Star Wars vs Star Trek trailer (which we shared last week) has struck gold again! This time with an epic trailer that features Star Wars vs Superheroes. The funny thing… Disney owns all the rights to these franchises so this could totally happen.
Ping Pong Trick Shots 2
Dude Perfect is well known for their elaborate trick shot videos. This week it appears they’ve teamed up with Wal-Mart and Pringles (’cause how else could you afford to do such an expensive video) to make another Ping Pong Trick Shots video.
Love from Land Rover
This Valentine’s Day, one Land Rover Defender fan in New Zealand got one of the coolest gifts ever. I consider myself a car guy and I love this video, but I have to admit, that up until a few years ago, I thought Land Rover and Range Rover were two different car companies. </shame>
LEGO Mini Cooper Time-Lapse
I’ve been waiting all week to share this one, but I thought I’d wait and throw it up on the Fave Five list. If haven’t guessed what it’s about by the title, just watch the video.
Since tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day, Joy and I thought this would be a cute video to share.
MKBHD Explores Drones with Deadmau5
Man, there’s is just so much awesome in that title! MKB is Marques Brownlee, one of my favorite tech reviewers, and Deadmau5 (pronounced “Dead Mouse”) is one of my favorite techno artists. Together they teamed up to play with some hot new drones.
Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” Played by 10 Epic Famous Guitarists
What would happen if 10 of the most famous guitar players played Daft Punk’s Get Lucky together? Cover by Andre Antunes.
Man… I need to start playing Rocksmith again.
Star Wars VS Star Trek Epic Trailer
Ever wanted to see what happens when Star Wars and Star Trek clash? Well in this epic trailer you will see. It is time for Star Wars VS Star Trek!
Star Wars – Crossguard on a lightsaber?!?
Ever since the Star Wars Episode 7 trailer came out last November, the internet has been abuzz with discussion about the Sith lightsaber that has a crossguard. Now that we know what the fan boys think, what would a Jedi say?
Sorry for the late post this week. Joy and I went to a LEGO fair/convention last weekend in Birmingham and there were literally 10,000 kids there. It must’ve been ground zero for bugs and viruses because I caught something. I came down with a fever and chills on Monday night and have been feeling puny all week. My doctor checked me out today though and after 10 days of antibiotics, I should right as rain. I’ll also try to get those LEGO fair pictures up on our site this weekend.
So, without further ado or excuses, here’s our Favorite Five videos for this week!
Star Wars: Modern Light Saber Battle
It’s amazing what Star Wars fans can produce now on their home computers. I think this neat little short is poking fun at the new cross-hilted light saber seen in the latest Star Wars Episode VII trailer.
Leaked Light Saber Scene
Realistic looking that video was, yes. If liked that one you did, laugh at this one you will.
Closing Time – The Meaning behind the Lyrics
One of my friends shared this one with me this week. I’ve never really been a big fan of the song “Closing Time” by Semisonic, but after hearing the lead singer explain the true meaning of it’s lyrics, I changed my mind. If you’re in a hurry, jump to 3:30.
Elders React: Grand Theft Auto V
I must be getting old, because I really enjoy and often relate to these Elders React videos done by the Fine Brothers. They place several senior citizens in front of a laptop and they discuss topics that appeals to today’s 21st century society. In this episode, the Elders are reacting (by playing) some Grand Theft Auto V. What happens when these conservative, straight-laced elders are allowed free roam a virtual Los Angeles with an arsenal at their disposal? You might be surprised.
Misconceptions about Getting Sick
And finally, since I got sick this week, this Misconceptions video seems relevant. You may also enjoy his other video released today about germs.
With Christmas less than a week away, this will be our last batch of Christmas themed videos. Hopefully there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy this. Merry Christmas! Don’t forget to vote at the end for your favorite video! Last week’s winner was CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music.
Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly have a beloved holiday tradition with John Krasinski (Jim Halpert from the Office) and Emily Blunt – they play pranks on each other. Last year the Kimmels thought they would end the shenanigans by “taking it to another level.” This year John and Emily got Jimmy. Multiple times. The only way the pranks could’ve been any better was if they had put Jimmy’s SUV in jello.
Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Prank Jimmy Kimmel
Improv Everywhere surprised a random family by Christmas caroling with a 20-person brass orchestra and a 13-member choir.
Epic Christmas Caroling
Computer equipment and LEDs have gotten so cheap that now nearly anyone can decorate their house at Christmas and put on a really good show. Few have taken it to this level though. The Force is strong with Tom. (if you look closely, you can see the instruments are playing the real notes!)
Star Wars Christmas Light Show
The Piano Guys, Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir get together to sing “Angels We Have Heard On High.” They’re also helped out by over 1,000 people to bring this beautiful Christmas hymn to life.
Angels We Have Heard on High
Mental Floss is a weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, holly jolly host John Green takes a closer look at some popular holiday traditions.