Here's a funny video of an automated weathercam which was displayed on live Czech TV that was hacked to display a mushroom cloud. The footage looks pretty realistic with the camera whiting out for good period before showing the cloud. There wasn't any shockwave though which kind of gave it away as being a prank. War of the Worlds is that you?
Here's a photo that popped up on Yahoo's most emailed list recently. The photo is of a calf which has two noses. The second nose is in the center top of the first nose and looks more like a snout than a regular cow nose. Apparently the second nose is functional. The article also claims that the nose defect is usually not caused by genetics. So which nuclear power plant or uranium mine are they living next to then?
This video has a table top screen (either an LCD or a projector from below) which they call a tangible musical instrument. Basically you drop blocks on it and the interface detects the function or sample of a block. The sample or function plays a sound or modifies the surrounding blocks. It's a half virtual half physical sample studio.
Here's a video and site with a bunch of intricately carved watermelons. The video shows a guy carving a flower into the top of a watermelon and the site has a bunch of still photos of different carned watermelons.
Here's a funny car commercial which features the car protecting itself from a pigeon. The pigeon is sitting up on the tree eyeing the car and then flies down to land on the car. The car has other ideas however and using it's anti pigeon technology wacks the pigeon away from the car with it's hood. The pigeon is entirely CG or so claims the caption for the video. It's probably possible that the pigeon on the branch and flying towards the car is real and then when the bird gets hit it turns into a CG bird and sprawls on the ground. Apparently Ford sells these kinds of cars in Europe? Good luck with that.
Here's a funny beer commercial which plays on the same idea that the "One Red Paperclip" guy used which was to keep trading away an item for a bigger item until he got a house. In the commercial the guy starts out with a bottle of beer and then trades it for a portable radio. He trades that for some balloons which he trades for a katana which he trades for a rack of suits and on and on. At one point he trades some pink poodles for a girlfriend which he then trades to a cop for his horse. Finally he trades for what I think is a Rolls Royce. The very last trade he makes is the Rolls Royce for a case of the beer that he started out with.
Here is a pretty funny commercial by PacBell for their DSL internet service (verses cable internet). The video shows a nice suburban neighborhood with green grass etc. and then they start showing problems. According to the commercial the problems are caused by people having to share their internet service because they all have cable internet and are all trying to use it at the same time (causing it to be slow). The neighborhood slides into a battleground where neighbors are sabataging each other in revenge for the slow internet. It's also funny how hypocritical this video ad is coming from PacBell as they don't support net neutrality.
This video features an interesting material that only repulses a magnet while at a certain temperature. In the video they have the black cube material in what I assume is a styrofoam bowl. Next they place the magnet on the black cube to show that it doesn't repulse the magnet. Next they pour liquid nitrogen into the styrofoam bowl to cool down the black cube. This time when they place the magnet over the black cube the magnet is repulsed and floats above the black cube. When they take it out of the liquid nitrogen and it heats up a little bit it no longer repulses the magnet. For the win.
This video is an anti dog crapping on the street public service announcement. It starts out with a dog waking up and running into his masters bedroom. The dog jumps on the bed and takes a giant crap right on the bed in front of his masters face. The guy finally wakes up (from the smell I assume) but he isn't mad. He laughs and plays with the dog. To paraphrase the ad, it says "We don't care how you do it at home but on the street pick up your dog crap." The look on the guy's face when he first sees the dog crap is classic.