Timelapse shows braces straightening teeth over 18 months

For anyone who ever has had to deal with them, braces are the very definition of a necessary evil. A painful, smelly, doggone evil that should never have existed. The timelapse here shows braces at work, putting teeth in their places. The orthodontic procedure shows an 11 year old girl, who underwent the treatment for 18 months. Torturous as braces may be, the results are pretty good.

Famous characters past their heyday [video]

Several great cartoon characters had their heyday in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. It’s been a long while since then, and while we do still fondly remember them, most of them are way past their prime. This video takes a look at the present day life of those famous characters. Fall from popularity and limelight doesn’t usually end up well, does it?

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Rube Goldberg Machine puts light to work with magnifying lens

You’ve probably burnt holes in paper with a magnifying lens, and thought it was cool. This Rube Goldberg machine takes it to an all new, super awesome level where mirrors and magnifying lenses work together to accomplish some very impressive things. Using light as a tool in a Rube Goldberg machine is super cool. The video is part of a campaign by Japanese firm au HIKARI.

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