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Floating Skate Ramp by Bob Burnquist

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This awesome floating skate ramp was built by a skilled team of craftsmen and launched on Lake Tahoe. It took 300 man hours, 1250 screws and a lot of engineering to make it stable and ensure that it didn’t sink. Behind the project is pro-skater Bob Burnquist. Beautiful work!

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Jack Passion – and his award-winning beard

Jack Passion - and his award-winning beard

Awesome words and thoughts by Jack Passion – a completely normal man. With a very long award-winning beard.

“There will always be bad beard days along the way”…

This is a must see narrative documentary created by .

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The Longest Way by Christoph Rehage

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This video by  is actually 4 years old.

Christoph writes: “In 2008, I walked through China – one year, more than 4500km. All the while, I let my hair and my beard grow. This is the resulting video.

I never finished my original goal of walking to Germany. Instead, I walked for a year and roughly 4500km, passed the Gobi desert, and then decided to stop walking for now.

All of the distance from Beijing to Ürümqi was completed solely on foot, straight good old walking. There are instances where you can see me in the video sitting on a plane or riding a boat, but those are during breaks I had to take from walking, either to sort out bureaucracy issues or to take care of some personal things.

I had been planning this trip for over a year before I even started, and getting as far as I got was an experience for which I am very grateful.

Obtaining the necessary visa for a trip like this was not very easy, hence I had to go back to Beijing a few times to resolve some issues.

This is not a strict “1 pic a day” video, because I wanted to make it a bit more alive by adding some additional movement. Sometimes during the film you would follow me turn around, or something would happen in the background. I tried to capture these moments to make the video more interesting.”

You can check out his blog here: thelongestway.com

Big thanks to my friend Lis for finding this.

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Man of Steel from a Baby’s Perspective

Man of Steel from a Baby's Perspective

Simon is 16 month old. And this is how he reacts to the first flight sequence from Man of Steel. Cute!

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Dick Proenneke – Alone in the Wilderness

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“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness. Dick filmed his adventures, so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states what life was like in Alaska, building his cabin, hunting for food and exploring the area.

Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick’s films and he has created 3 videos about Dick, “Alone in the Wilderness”, “Alaska, Silence and Solitude” and “The Frozen North”. You can purchase all of them in DVD or VHS format here.

Watch 2 lovely parts of “Alone in the Wilderness” here. They’ll make you long for simple living!

Or watch excerpts from the full version here.

Big thanks to @Syberg for showing me these.

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When he’s told to “be a man”

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This is the trailer for “The Mask You Live In“. An exploration of American masculinity by the team behind Miss Representation – coming in 2014.

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People walking in wind as Storm Ivar hits Aalesund, Norway

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“People christmas shopping in downtown Aalesund had troubles crossing the street today. The storm “Ivar” was blowing things and people around and police had to assist people in moving around.

One man blew off the sidewalk and into the street in an intersection downtown Aalesund earlier. An ambulance was required and the police is now present in the streets, to follow the development and help out where needed.

The storm is continuing towards Trondelag where 20,000 people now have lost power, and buses and boats are suspended. The police are also urging people to stay away from the downtown area in Trondheim.”

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Woolies and Soweto Gospel Choir: Madiba Tribute

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This just made me cry…

On Saturday, 7 December 2013, Woolworths had planned a performance at the Parkview store in Pretoria to support their Operation Smile Christmas campaign. The Soweto Gospel Choir’s planned a rendition of James Brown’s I Feel Good. But, after Madiba’s passing the choir decided on a tribute instead. They chose Johnny Clegg’s Asimbonanga.

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Portraits of a Sadhu

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An extremely beautiful film!
A visual glimpse into the life of Rada Baba, a sādhu currently residing at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Directed, edited, and filmed by Jeremy Snell
Audio Mix by Chris Ahn

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The Evolution of Sexy in Music Videos Supercut by Patrick Peris

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This mashup of sexy ladies in music videos through the evolution is by Patrick Peris.

Thank you for sending me this, Patrick!

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Geese tsunami

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Aww. Is this ever awesome!!

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A New Perspective For Moms

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Yes, it’s super “American” – and a bit cheesy. But also cute. And a great reminder of seeing things from more perspectives. And it made me cry. I’m such a cry baby with these kind of things… well, in general actually. I easily get touched. I cry sometimes when seeing the News too. Or X-Factor auditions on youtube ;) Oh, geez.

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An Instagram short film by Thomas Jullien

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“Instagram is an incredible resource for all kinds of images. I wanted to create structure out of this chaos. The result is a crowd source short-film that shows the endless possibilities of social media.

The video consists of 852 different pictures from 852 different Instagram users. If you are one of them, shout and I will add you to the credits”, creator Thomas Jullien says.

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Thank God for Humanity

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Big thanks to Emil for finding this.

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Meet Mentoria Hutchinson, NYPD’s Dancing Traffic Cop

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What a lovely portrait! For decades, Mentoria Hutchinson, 62, has been energetically directing traffic with a shoulder shake and a hip shimmy.

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