10 Amazing Vids of Dogs Hangin' 20

While surfing may have originated in ancient Polynesian culture hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, the man who gets all the credit for bringing it to California's shores (via Hawaii) is George Freeth. Henry Huntington, the railroad magnate, invited Freeth to Redondo Beach in 1907 and billed it like this: "Come see the man who can walk on water." Seems 100 years ago, Freeth was borderline circus freak.

A lot has changed since 1907. Just about everyone and his dog is now comfortable "walking on water." And when I say dog, I literally mean dog! Check out these awe-some vids if you don't believe me. (And, yes, I realize it should say hangin' 18, not 20... but that just sounds wrong.)

1. Forget hangin' 20 - Nani can hang 40!

Let's start with Nani, a 5-year-old Bernese Mountain dog. Wait til you get to the part where Nani is joined by Kia for some hilarious tandem action!

2. Ricochet away!

This one features Riccochet the surfer dog catching a wave into the beach.

3. Dozier, you are the dog!

Check out surf dog Dozier at the 2009 surf Dog Surf a Thon put on by the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter. The event which takes place at Dog Beach in Del mar helped raise nearly $50,000 for homeless pets and educational programs.

4. El Rollo?

This terrier, Sam, has some stiff competition from a 4-month-old Peruvian kitten!

5. Gnarlatious!

More Nani here. She's only 85 lbs, btw.

6. Surf City Surf Dog

Found this one embedded over on the Los Angeles Times site. Epic!

7. Hot-Dogging, anyone?

More Dozier here. Mondo mondo!

8. Buddy: Lord of Dogtown!

This Jack Russell terrier from Ventura can really work the longboard!

9. Every wave is a BIG wave when you're only a foot tall!

10. Sea-bound hounds R Rad!

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

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Watch This Robot Crack a Safe in 15 Minutes
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When Nathan Seidle was gifted a locked safe with no combination from his wife, he did what any puzzlemaster—or, rather, what any engineer with a specific set of expertise in locks and robotics—would do: He built a robot to crack the safe. Seidle is the founder of SparkFun, an electronics manufacturer based in Denver, and this gift seemed like the perfect opportunity to put his professional knowledge to the test.

The process of building a safecracking robot involved a lot of coding and electronics, but it was the 3D printing, he said, that became the most important piece. Seidle estimated that it would take four months to have the robot test out different combinations, but with one major insight, he was able to shave off the bulk of this time: While taking a closer look at the combination dial indents, he realized that he could figure out the third digit of the combination by locating the skinniest indent. Thanks to this realization, he was soon able to trim down the number of possible combinations from a million to a thousand.

Watch the video from WIRED below to see Seidle's robot in action, which effectively whittled a four-month safecracking project down to an impressive 15-minute job.

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This Puzzling Math Brain Teaser Has a Simple Solution
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Fans of number-based brainteasers might find themselves pleasantly stumped by the following question, posed by TED-Ed’s Alex Gendler: Which sequence of integers comes next?

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, ?

Mathematicians may recognize this pattern as a specific type of number sequence—called a “look-and-say sequence"—that yields a distinct pattern. As for those who aren't number enthusiasts, they should try reading the numbers they see aloud (so that 1 becomes "one one," 11 is "two ones," 21 is "one two, one one,” and so on) to figure the answer.

Still can’t crack the code? Learn the surprisingly simple secret to solving the sequence by watching the video below.


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