If you’ve been fortunate enough to continue working from home then the chances are you’ve been quickly introduced to videotelephony and online chat services such as Zoom, for business meetings and briefings.
These soul-crushing online get-togethers have for many been a dull, monotonous affair, in desperate need of some colour and engagement. Now thanks to the BBC you can easily change your webcam background to literally hundreds of different settings. From Del Boy’s front room, (Only Fools And Horses), and the Eastenders laundrette to Dr Who’s Tardis and even the BBC weather map.
Just save the large background images to your pictures then upload it to your background on Zoom the next time you have an online meeting. See if anyone notices. Link below.
We love Twitter threads the more bizarre the better and this one involving Homer Simpson and an interdimensional yellow cube is no exception.
The conspiracy theory suggests that Simpsons creator Matt Groening has a knack of predicting the future on his cartoon show and previous evidence suggests that it’s more than just a coincidence. If Groening can accurately predict the future then how does he do it? This batshit, crazy conspiracy theory twitter thread is here to help.
We’re somewhat obsessed with the supernatural phenomena known as The Mothman. Ever since we watched the 2001 cult classic The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere, our interest in the illusive winged man of West Virginia has been constant.
Thankfully we now have even more detail to pour over with the imminent release of the documentary The Mothman Legacy: West Virginia Hills a direct sequel to the excellent 2017 documentary The Mothman Of Point Pleasant.
The documentary charts the increase in Mothman sightings around the West Virginia Hills, interviewing locals who recount their experiences and provide a wealth of new information expanding on the creature’s mythology.
Last year Johnny Knoxville, (he of Jackass fame), produced and starred in a movie called Action Point, a film based on a true story involving the establishment of one of the single most insane and dangerous amusement parks in American History.
Apparently after watching a 2013 documentary about Action Park, based in New Jersey, Knoxville was so inspired by the story that he felt compelled to make a comedy about it. Putting the laughs to one side it now appears that the entire story of Action Park was far more serious as the new documentary Class Action Park: The World’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park details.
The documentary synopsis states:
During its 1980s heyday, New Jersey’s Action Park was known as the world’s most dangerous amusement park. It was as a lawless land, ruled by drunk teenage employees and frequented by drunker teenage guests. The rides ignored basic notions of physics, common sense, and safety. The end result lay somewhere between Lord of the Flies and a Saw movie. But despite countless injuries and deaths, Action Park is looked back at fondly as an insane—but insanely fun—rite of passage. The scars it left? Badges of honor. Class Action Park is the first-ever feature documentary to explore a place that has long since entered the realm of myth. The film peels away the trappings of nostalgia to reveal the shocking truth behind the park and its genius madman founder.
The documentary has yet to confirm a release date but you can keep up-to-date with the production by visiting it’s main website HERE
Former NFL player Tyler Schmitt has edited together a stunning 8K time lapse video of the changes in weather across America’s Great Plains.
Schmitt, now a full-time photographer has captured some truly breathtaking images in his short film entitled ‘From Drakness to Light’. You can see some more of Schmitt’s work over on his main website HERE.
Here’s footage of a bizarre snake-like object swirling about the night sky above Ravenna in Italy.
The origins of the video are still unknown except that is was uploaded to a Gamer’s YouTube channel M89_Gamer last month. The footage shows a definite UFO as it remains unidentified and as of yet nobody can offer up a logical explanation.
Here’s some unbelievable footage taken from a parked car in a street in Pettingen, Luxembourg, of a tornado ripping through houses.
Yes this is a very rare occurrence and the media have used the term ‘unseasonal’ to describe this type of weather. A term which seems to cover a lot of unpredicatable and unusual weather patterns happening around the globe. If only there was some sort of explanation to all of this?
Thankfully nobody was killed although two were severely injured and 19 people were treated at hospial.
As Hurricane Florence slams into Carolina’s coastline The Weather Channel broadcast a truly terrifying, realistic forecast as to the dangerous potential the storm carries.
The graphics team who put this measured and highly effective demonstration of just how life threatening a Hurricane can be pushed the envelope in weather forecasting to amazing effect.
As you can see from the video below even three feet of water in urban areas causes absolute carnage. This kind of information saves lives, preparation is everything.
As the world ignites and turns into a ball of failure flames it’s comforting to know that alien conspiracy theories are still going strong.
However there is a very real element of mystery about this story after the FBI dramatically raided The Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico. Feds swooped in on a Blackhawk helicopter, five days ago, ordering staff out of the facility without any explanation why.
Even local law enforcement were bewildered by the closure stating: “The FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on.There was a Blackhawk helicopter, a bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers but nobody would tell us anything.”
The Observatory’s sole purpose is to examine the Sun but since the raid it’s been banned from doing so and its official website just reads closed until further notice. But where is the alien conspiracy in all this mess? Well many believe the federal swoop is clear evidence the Observatory has accidentally uncovered evidence of extraterrestrial life, claiming that staff at the observatory saw something they weren’t supposed to or have even made contact with an alien lifeform. Other theories on the internet, (God bless the Internet), claim the shutdown is due to an impending massive solar flare which will fry the world’s electricity supplies or that a foreign government has hacked into the observatory and is using it to spy on America.
Whatever the paranoid explanations might be one fact remains, the Feds raided and forcibly closed an observatory and have yet to give any explanation why and until they do conspiracy theories will abound.
If only. In truth this is actually one of four clever little videos with some dark arts expertise added, to make various scenes from the John Hugh’s Christmas classic Home Alone blood soaked and more realism.
If you’ve ever wondered what the real physical damage might be to the Wet Bandits after being pummeled by Kevin’s fiendish booby traps, then wonder no more.
Video courtesy of You Tuber Bit Massive