Friday, July 24, 2009

The Roller Babies: commercial and 'making of'

Evian Water commercial: just in the month of July, more than 7 million views on YouTube

If you you want to know how they did it, you can watch also the 'making of':

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Real Love

This woman in Colombia, found a lion wounded and hungry. She took care of him until he became too big for her house, so she put him in the zoo. See how he welcomes her...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Animal party

The Marula trees (Sclerocarya birrea) are from the Southern part of Africa and are also called Elephant tree or the Marriage Tree.
They produce very juicy fruits that contain large amounts of alcohol, being the most important ingredient for the Amarula cream liqueur. But not just for humans: due to the water shortage in the summertime the animals go to the trees as soon as the fruits are ripe and... they have a real party!
See the video - a French documentary about Africa:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cog - Honda Accord commercial

The 2 minute commercial, entitled "cog", uses over 85 individual parts of the Honda Accord which precisely and intricately "knock on to" and interact with one another to form a complex chain reaction which lasts until the car is finally revealed.
It was produced without the use of computer or digital tricks, done in real time exactly as shown. The recording required 606 attempts.
In the first 605 attempts was always something minor that didn't work out. The team spent weeks recording, day and night, and they were almost giving up but the mutual support kept them together.
The recording cost 6 million dollars and took 3 months to finish, including engineering planning to complete a single sequence. This commercial won CLIO Awards, 2004 (Gold) for Automotive

Monday, July 20, 2009

Animals can laugh

Scientists listened to animals playing and they noticed something that appeared to them to be laughter. They studied this behavior for couple of years before acturally realizing that it is laughter.
Soon they got a device which transformed higher frequency sounds to frequencies our auditory system can hear.
So they developed a way to ask these rats if they liked being tickled and the answer was definite yes!
From Dr. Jaak Panksepp - scientist from Bowling Green State University:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Canned food, please!

His owner says that since he was a kitten he asks for canned food in this way. Sure, he knows what he wants!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A stop motion movie: great!

From the source: "We shot 60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production!"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Morph video in real life

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Coca-Cola commercial

Good Coca-Cola commercial made for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, aired in Argentina:

Monday, July 13, 2009

The magic of Riverdance

Friday, July 10, 2009

Baby tiger: precious!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lovely Conchita

Meet Conchita, the cutest baby monkey, from ZSL***

*** Zoological Society of London: click here to go to the site

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Painting with the sand

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Crop Circles June 2009

Almost 20 new designs of crop circles reported in the month of July - just in England.*
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Monday, July 6, 2009


Beautiful video clip - good for starting the week!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Britain Got Talent 2008 - Great!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Amazing indeed!

Animal behaviourist, Kevin Richardson, has struck up a remarkable friendship with an entire pride of lions in South Africa.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The adventures of Maru - III

You know Maru***, right? Now he plays of hide & seek... very cute.
People love him: 660 000 views on YouTube!

***Earlier posts about Maru: May 14 -- May 21 -- May 28