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Misc.

Amazing Video: Hippo Devouring a Watermelon in One Bite

This Vine, embedded above and online here, is mesmerizing. I saw it posted to Twitter recently.

There’s a slightly longer version, with an alternate — and more frightening, given how close the camera is to the creature’s maw — view on YouTube here.

And then there’s the original video, which includes a bit more footage before the chomping occurs.

It comes from the Nagasaki Bio Park in Japan, according to this this UPI story from April, and its description reads “Learn how hippopotamus eat whole watermelon!”

Indeed.

Categories
Humor

Fun Friday Link: Video of ‘Zebra’ Escape in Tokyo

Embedded above and on YouTube here: Workers at a zoo in Tokyo this week held a biannual drill to prepare for a potential zebra escape.

Playing the part of the escapee: a zookeeper in a zebra costume. My favorite part is when the creature is “shot,” presumably by a tranquilizer gun, and falls slowly to the ground.

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Misc.

Very Cool: Video Footage of NYC from the late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Embedded above and on YouTube here: footage of New York City from 1896 through 1905.

Via Kottke.

Categories
Movies

All 6 ‘Star Wars’ Films Shown at Once

I see your “Dark Side of the Rainbow” and raise you two hours and twenty two minutes of galactic beauty and strangeness.

Embedded above and on YouTube here: “Star Wars Wars: All 6 Films At Once.”

There are also some pretty cool stills available here.

Related fun stuff: Twelve hours of Death Star ambient audio.

Folks, this is what the Internet is for.

(Via.)

Categories
Tech

Top 233 Viral Videos of 2014 — in Under 7 Minutes

Embedded above and on YouTube here: “Best of Web 7 – HD – Zapatou,” by Luc Bergeron.

(Via MWT.)