We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
By now you've seen those slow motion videos of bullets blowing stuff up. They're artistic and a cool testament to technology--so it's no wonder why they've caught on. But BMW takes it to another level by turning their M5 into a high-speed bullet and crashing it into a glass apple. "High Performance Art" they say, and we agree:
Cool science alert. This is the sixth flight of Gamera II, a human-powered helicopter from the University of Maryland. Though it only flies for about 40 seconds, it's 40 seconds of "Awesome, mom can I get one?"
Mary Michael. Gawker's Rich Juzwiak witnessed this awesome performance of "Proud Mary." He writes, "I watched this happen live with my own eyes (at the wedding of my friends Lauren and Bennett Olson). The crowd loved it. Especially the straight guys." We love it too, and think it's the perfect way to start your weekend:
And, umm, here's a lion cub and dog being best friends. And we're out of here!