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The Crazy Physics of Starling Flight

posted by Jason Boyett

Sorry for the paucity of posts this week and last. I’ve been knee-deep in my next book and am facing a self-imposed deadline. In the meantime, check out this video of a flock of starlings. The physics of bird behavior […]

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Robot Riding a Bicycle

posted by Jason Boyett

Behold: a video of a robot riding a bicycle. In case that didn’t register, I will say it again: A ROBOT RIDING A BICYCLE. What will they do next? Steal our jobs? Mow our lawns? Defeat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy? […]

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Fight a Ninja?

posted by Jason Boyett

I love organized public improv events. Love them. Also, I love ninjas and sword-fighting. So this video, courtesy of Improv Toronto, makes me very, very happy. If I teach my kids anything, I hope to teach them to be the […]

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Videos for Kids: Monkey Bathtime

posted by Jason Boyett

Baby monkey Nala is a black cap Capuchin who was born in April of this year. She was rescued from a veterinarian and is being used to help two autistic boys in Las Vegas. She’s the star of Baby Monkey […]

Cobra Weave Exploding Stick Bomb

posted by Jason Boyett

Have you heard of a “cobra weave” exploding stick bomb? There are lots of Instructables about how to assemble these, along with a variety of videos. You arrange the sticks as instructed, remove the first one, and watch the whole […]

A Kid Reacts to the Big “Empire Strikes Back” Reveal

posted by Jason Boyett

One of the biggest moments in any child’s life occurs toward the end of Empire Strikes Back, when the viewer finds out that Darth Vader is Luke’s father. Noooooooo! It’s the biggest of big reveals. One dad thoughtfully captured this […]

Aurora Video from Orbiting International Space Station

posted by Jason Boyett

This is stunning. A time-lapse video of the aurora borealis (“northern lights”) and aurora australis (“southern lights”) as seen from the International Space Station in orbit. From what I can tell, it comes from 345 still photos taken during September […]

Bear Cub Wrestling!

posted by Jason Boyett

Two bear cubs wrestle in the middle of a road at Yosemite. The commentary leaves a little to be desired, but wrestling bear cubs? Your kids will love it. [via Stellar]

Mr. Rogers Intro, 1967-2000

posted by Jason Boyett

I can’t watch this without getting a little choked up. Which surprised me. If that’s not a testimony of the influence Fred Rogers had on my generation and subsequent generations of kids, then I don’t know what is.

Muppet Movie “Dragon Tattoo” Parody Trailer

posted by Jason Boyett

I don’t know who’s behind the marketing for the new Muppet Movie, but this “Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” parody trailer is completely genius. Well done, Muppet Movie people, Jason Segel, Kermit or whomever it is. Marketing brilliance. If you […]

A Baby Gorilla Takes a Bath

posted by Jason Boyett

Nothing is cuter than a baby gorilla, unless it’s a baby gorilla taking a bath. Throw in a little pink washrag and it’s a rollicking good time. Show it to your kids. YouTube tells me this is “Baby Joe and […]

Watch This and Be Happy

posted by Jason Boyett

In preparation for this weekend’s news stories and where-were-you? blog posts and photo galleries — which will be a somber affair, and rightly so — I want you to gather up your family members and watch this video together. It’s […]

Visual Music

posted by Jason Boyett

Posted on my new favorite site and from the geniuses at Possible Metrics, here’s a video using (and showing) the sounds made by falling objects editing and synchronized into a sweet funky rhythm. Show it to your kids: [link]  

OK Go Does the Muppet Show Theme Song

posted by Jason Boyett

OK Go + Muppets = Genius

Danny MacAskill Does Awesome Stuff with Trains

posted by Jason Boyett

Well, this is just crazy. If you’ve never heard of Danny MacAskill, he’s a stunt cyclist from Scotland. He’s had a number of amazing YouTube videos explode over the Internet, and there’s a new one out. This is what he […]

Slow-Mo Skateboarding Crashes

posted by Jason Boyett

I am a sucker for cool things in high-def slow motion, and these unsuccessfuly attempts by skateboarders to land kickflips and other jumps fall resolutely within the category of cool slow-mo things. Ever since we watched portions of X-Games 17 […]

High-Def Slow-Mo Owl

posted by Jason Boyett

Watch this with your kids. It’s short, but the awesome starts about 25 seconds in. Notice the fluttery feathers at the landing. [H/T: kottke]

Andrew Walker’s Catch

posted by Jason Boyett

I don’t understand Australian Rules Football, nor will I pretend to. And I don’t have much of an opinion as to whether this kind of offensive pass interference should be allowed in the NFL. But I do know that this […]

Holy Robin Video Compilation, Batman!

posted by Jason Boyett

When I was a teenager old enough to pretend to enjoy things ironically but actually enjoying them for reals, I loved watching the old Batman cartoons. (Fat Albert cartoons were also favorites.) The main thing I liked about Batman & […]

President Obama Comforts a Crying Baby

posted by Jason Boyett

I can’t imagine how this may or may not impact his role as leader of the free world, but I am strangely comforted by the fact that President Obama knows how to hold and comfort a crying baby. It’s like […]

16 Seconds of Glorious Fatherly Awesomeness

posted by Jason Boyett

You may have seen this a few weeks ago on Tosh.0, who noted it as “our early nomination for Dad of the Year.” At a Chattanooga Lookouts minor-league game, a dad catches a foul ball with one hand while holding […]

Lioness Tries to Eat Baby Through Zoo Glass

posted by Jason Boyett

Parents: Don’t attempt this without thick, shatterproof glass between your child and fierce predators. This video comes from one of the observation windows at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. The glass is very thick, but it’s still a […]

Hula-Hooping Is Such a Weird Thing to Do

posted by Jason Boyett

…especially when you watch it from the perspective of the hoop: Show this to your kids. [HT: kottke]

Phineas and Ferb: The Movie

posted by Jason Boyett

Are we excited that Phineas and Ferb is being made into a feature-length TV movie on the Disney Channel? Yes. Yes we are. And the trailer: [via GeekDad]

Jed Mildon and the First BMX Triple Backflip

posted by Jason Boyett

I am showing this to my kids with the caveat that I’d better never come home and see one of these ramps built in our backyard, regardless of what they may have learned by watching Phineas & Ferb. It’s a […]

What Astronauts See

posted by Jason Boyett

This is fascinating stuff for Google Earth nerds like me. It’s footage shot from orbit, with some of the highlights narrated by Dr. Justin Wilkinson, a scientist with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Watch this with your kids. I […]

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Closing the Door on Dadequate
As of this post I'm shutting down my Dadequate blog. It's been less than half a year since my first post here, but it's time to move along to other projects. Nothing dramatic -- I'm not quitting fatherhood or anything. But I've had a really busy last few months, my posting frequency has suffered,

posted 5:20:44pm Dec. 01, 2011 | read full post »

The Crazy Physics of Starling Flight
Sorry for the paucity of posts this week and last. I've been knee-deep in my next book and am facing a self-imposed deadline. In the meantime, check out this video of a flock of starlings. The physics of bird behavior in flocks is absolutely fascinating, and I can't begin to explain or comprehend

posted 10:08:18am Nov. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Robot Riding a Bicycle
Behold: a video of a robot riding a bicycle. In case that didn't register, I will say it again: A ROBOT RIDING A BICYCLE. What will they do next? Steal our jobs? Mow our lawns? Defeat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy? Start preparing your children now for the robot apocalypse. [HT: The Kid Shou

posted 9:49:44am Nov. 03, 2011 | read full post »

Halloween
The great thing about the persistently growing zombie fad is that anyone -- at any point during their day, regardless of their activity -- can be turned into a zombie and therefore find themselves stuck in that outfit for the rest of their undead lives. Thus, our costumes for 2011: Zombie Businessma

posted 4:56:06pm Oct. 31, 2011 | read full post »

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