Prodigal video from Bath YFC

Here’s a link to a really useful video from Bath YFC and their friends. It’s a contemporary and visually stunning retelling of the Parable of the Lost Son.

Prodigal from Bath Youth for Christ on Vimeo.

‘When he was still a long way off, his father saw him.’ (Luke 15:11-24)

Click here to view the video on vimeo

Find out more about Bath YFC (Youth for Christ) at bathyfc.co.uk.

Babies Tasting Lemons in Slow Motion

Babies eating lemon

Parents love witnessing and documenting their children’s firsts.

Proud moms and dads wait anxiously, clenching their iPhone, finger on the camera trigger, ready to capture a child’s first step or first word. But this YouTube clip captures a first moment that most parents don’t usually catch — a child’s first taste of lemon:

One Man’s Approach On The NekNomination Challenge

South African NekNomination

As you have probably seen over the past week or so, there has been a new craze called NekNomination.  This challenge has swept across social media platforms and hundreds of thousands of people have taken part.  This challenge involves downing a drink or possibly a combination of drinks and then nominating two people who you know to complete this within a 24hr period.  Once they have completed it they are then required to upload it for everyone to see.  Because of people of uploading it, it has spread exponentially as videos tend to go viral pretty quickly.  Some people take it too far and end up mixing large quantities of strong drinks or in the even more extreme cases,  people have been adding things like bleach or mouth wash to their drink.

I stumbled across a video on YouTube via Facebook, where one South African man has shown us how powerful social media can be and how it can influence people to do good:

He has taken his own approach on the NekNomination challenge,  highlighting the fact that he lives in a region of the world where un-employment is at a high, the average wages are extremely low and some people will struggle to even eat each day. This shows there is so much more that can be done with social media. As you can see something as simple as downing a drink has spread so quickly, why can’t an act of kindness to those less fortunate do the same? All it takes is a small act from a large number of  individual people to make a change.

This is how Brent Lindeque, from Johannesburg decided to do his NekNomination.

Google Street View Car Races Mercedes Supercar

Google Street View Car Races Mercedes Supercar

Google Street View Car isn’t exactly built for speed. It’s better for slow, steady neighborhood rides while collecting 360-degree imagery of its surroundings (and, sometimes, Wi-Fi data!). So, how would it fare against a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series with 631 horsepower and a top speed of 196 miles per hour?

Simply put, it wouldn’t. The Mercedes leaves it in a cloud of smoke and burned tire fragments. The feature is, in part, thanks to Top Gear, which brought the Google Street View Car to its test track to take the imagery and place it on Google Maps. To spice things up, showrunners pitted the car against the extremely expensive Mercedes supercar for a virtual “race.”

To find it, type “Top Gear Test Track” into Google Maps and drag Google’s yellow pegman, located in the upper left corner of Maps, onto the map.

You can virtually stroll around the test track with the Mercedes, which is driven by Top Gear‘s infamous Stig. We can call this a 1:1 — the Mercedes may be faster, but the Street View Car takes nicer photos.

Full-size LEGO Car

LEGO Car

Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian teenager Raul Oaida teamed up to produce a full-size car made of LEGO bricks -and drive it down the street!

The engines run on compressed air, which makes it silent (but deadly if it doesn’t hold together).

- The engine is made from standard Lego pieces and runs on air!
- The engine has four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons.
- More than 500,000 LEGO pieces.
- Top speed around 20-30km (We drive it slow as are scared of giant lego explosion)
- Built in Romania and shipped to a secret location in Melbourne.
- It’s a Hot Rod design, mainly because hot rods are cool.

See London Light Up in This Stunning Time-lapse Video

london-time-lapse

Although London is famous for its foggy weather, you wouldn’t know it based on this stunning time-lapsevideo of the city’s sunny days and shimmering nights

Paul Richardson, the photographer behind the above clip, writes that it took 18,000 photographs to create a rough cut of his time-lapse video, according to a description on Vimeo:

“Whenever I visit London, I’m always surprised by the true 24/7 nature of the city; it really is a place that never sleeps.  That was exactly what I wanted to capture, the ‘hustle and bustle’ of everyday life.”

Eagle Steals Camera and Takes Ultimate Selfie

EagleSelfie

What’s cooler than a selfie? An upside-down selfie. What’s cooler than an upside-down selfie? An upside-down selfie taken by an eagle.

An eagle stole a nature camera in Kimberley Land Council,Australia, then flew off with it, and peered back into the lens:

The motion-sensor camera trap was set up in May to catch freshwater crocodiles in Western Australia’s Kimberley National Parks.  Months later, someone found it seventy miles away from its original location!  The camera was returned to the park rangers with its memory intact.  The recorded images tell the story of what happened: