This amazing video by Grant Thompson was posted back in December, but it has just experienced a viral surge in viewership over the weekend.
From a previous experiment, Grant got his hands on a giant older television with a perfect screen to create a dangerously powerful solar lens in his backyard.
This isn’t your average juvenile ‘ant frying with a magnifying lens’ project. His DIY lens can literally melt metal, and instantly cause wood to ignite into flames. At it’s focal point, the sunlight reaches around 2000ºF!
Quirkology founder and math-magician nerd Richard Wiseman has created a new magic card trick called the The Grid. Using special number cards, he asks his friend to pick a card from a shuffled deck, and then deals four hands with four cards in each hand from another deck.
No matter which hand of cards chosen, when the four cards are added together they equal the card his friend original picked.
Most viewers don’t realize just how much effort the behind-the-scenes crew puts into a live broadcast event. Just the camera calling is an art form in itself.
And there are few broadcast producers better than Tom Blair. In this DCIFanNetwork video from the 2004, Tom directs the cameras for the Cavalier marching band half time show with some help from John Flower. It’s quite interesting to see how he directs his crew with laser accuracy, similar to a concert conductor.