The Late Movies: Weirdo How-Tos
Our DIY friends over at Boingboing have an amazing, years-deep archive of how-to-make-stuff posts, which include a great many videos. Here are the coolest and wackiest how-tos I could find.
HOW TO MAKE DECAPITATION SPECIAL EFFECTS
Making a low-budget horror film in your backyard? This little how-to should prove indispensable.
HOW TO BUILD A ROCKET -- FOR KIDS!
Young maker Sylvia shows you how.
HOW TO MAKE A URINAL OUT OF SNES CARTRIDGES
Apparently this is a big thing in Japan.
HOW TO SKANK
A short doc from Jamaica, 1964.
HOW TO SELL A DURABLE BUCKET
Boingboing contributor Lisa explains this video, which she shot while on vacation in Nepal:
On a field trip to a Hindu festival one afternoon with the children of Ama Ghar in Kathmandu Valley, we came across this booth that sold plastic buckets. To show how durable they are, one man repeatedly slammed each bucket against a rock while a child with a microphone repeats: "It won't break!" in Nepali. We ended up buying one before heading home. They're useful for washing clothes and taking bucket baths.
HOW TO DRINK COFFEE IN SPACE
When Dr. Don Pettit lived aboard the International Space Station in 2002, he became known for his "Saturday Morning Science" sessions, during which he would demonstrate really cool, simple microgravity experiments. Earlier this month, Pettit returned to space, this time as member of space shuttle Endeavour's crew on a mission to upgrade the outpost. After 10 days of hard work, the STS-126 crew got some time off Sunday morning and Pettit took the opportunity to film a special episode.
HOW TO DEAL WITH HECKLERS
Two-year-old Sadie's reply reminds me of John Merrick's cry from The Elephant Man -- "I am not an animal!"
HOW TO MAKE PUPPETS
According to Jim Henson circa 1969.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR LATTE LOOK LIKE AN INDIAN CHIEF