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Dizzy Gillespie live on stage: Salt Peanuts

American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer Dizzy Gillespie peforms Salt Peanuts live on stage, likely at the Ontario Place Forum in Toronto, circa 1971. We love the fun audience warm up in the...

FlippyCat’s Spectacular Domino Rally Stunt Screenlink

Domino enthusiast Flippycat uses a huge collection of Domino Rally sets to screen link this longer chain reaction together -- 35 scenes total (all listed here in the notes). Screenlinks are separate tricks that are ed...

Explore the Polar Bear Capital of the World

Using 360-degree cameras to document the landscape and polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, teams at Google Maps, Earth Outreach, and Polar Bears International have made it possible for...

This is NOT timelapse: the Aurora Borealis in real time

This breathtaking video of the Aurora Borealis is not a timelapse video — this is what it looks like in real time. It was filmed in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada by astro-ph...

National Film Board of Canada: The Rink

From the National Film Board of Canada, this is Quebec director Gilles Carle’s The Rink. Details we noticed on this idyllic Sunday in 1962: everyone’s warm breath in the cold air...

Toronto Zoo: Polar bear cub’s first steps

Today’s daily dose of adorable comes from the Toronto Zoo in this clip of a 2-month old polar bear cub taking his first steps. The sole surviving bear in a litter of three, the cub has b...

Norman McLaren’s Le Merle

Le Merle (the Blackbird) is a cutout animation directed in 1958 by cinematic innovator Norman McLaren. Based on a French-Canadian folksong, the story tells of a bird who loses a beak, a neck, eyes, wings, legs, etc, a...

Polar Bears Eat Goose Eggs

Polar Bears Eat Goose Eggs in the Arctic’s summer months, but now scientists are studying how melting sea ice might affect the bears’ eating habits in the years to come. Will more eggs be on their menu? U...

National Film Board of Canada: How Do They Recycle Steel? (1999)

Directed by Tina Keeper and presented by the National Film Board of Canada, How Do They Recycle Steel? (1999) has everything: conveyor belts, crackling sounds, massive machines in a massive factory, sparks, smoke, fi...

Cutting and bottling honey

In this golden First Honey of the Year video from MudSongs.org, watch how a honey comb is cut from a foundationless hive frame that has been filled with deliciousness by bees in St. John’s, Newfoundland. MudSongs....

What goes on when you are not there…

As a part of their research on wildlife population distribution, animal activity and key biodiversity hotspots in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada, the Alberta Parks team set up a motion-sensitive camera to see wha...

Royal Canoe – Bathtubs

The kiddos really enjoyed this instrument and effect-filled video for Royal Canoe's Bathtubs, directed by Nathan Boey, about the band’s perfectly imperfect rehearsal space in an apartment building in ...

The amazing thing about domino chain reactions

A domino can knock over the next domino at about 1.5x larger (perhaps 2x larger) and this instant video classic from 2009 is a great example of this chain reaction. Watch University of Toronto’s Professor Steph...

How the trucks remove heavy snow in Montreal, Canada

Behold how they remove heavy snow from the streets of Montreal, Canada. It’s like a Virginia Lee Burton book that has come to life…  via Irene’s Internet.

Gorillas watch a fuzzy caterpillar

Curiosity (or something very much like it) captured in this 40 second video at The Calgary Zoo: Gorillas watch a fuzzy caterpillar walk along their enclosure door. via It’s Okay to Be S...

CLOUD: An Interactive Sculpture Made from 6,000 Light Bulbs

CLOUD is a large-scale interactive installation by Caitlind r.c. Brown for Nuit Blanche Calgary. Created from steel, metal pull-strings, and 5,000+ light bulbs (both illuminated and burnt out) CLOUD asks th...

The Erie Steam Shovel Type B in action

Pay special attention to the unique (and loud) sounds of this Erie Steam Shovel Type B as it demonstrates some old school 1925-era, steam-powered hard work. Want another? Here’s a 1927 ...

Micromachines

Be sure to full-screen this one: Micromachines by Nicolas Ménard.

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