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Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 3 Minutes

Director Chase Heavener drove from Las Vegas, Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah, recording time-lapse video along the way. This is the fastest drive you'll ever take; stick around for at least the 1:30 mark, when stuff gets crazy-zippy. My favorite section is around the two-minute mark when we see the road zipping by and the clouds gently floating overhead.

Descriptors: beautiful, mesmerizing, colorful. Enjoy.

VGS to SLC from Northern Lights on Vimeo.

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Listen to the Impossibly Adorable Sounds of a Baby Sloth
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Sometimes baby sloths seem almost too adorable to be real. But the little muppet-faced treasures don't just look cute—turns out they sound cute, too. We know what you're thinking: How could you have gone your whole life without knowing what these precious creatures sound like? Well, fear not: Just in time for International Sloth Day (today), we have some footage of how the tiny mammals express themselves—and it's a lot of squeaking. (Or maybe that's you squealing?)

The sloths featured in the heart-obliterating video below come from the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica. The institution rescues orphaned sloths, rehabilitates them, and gets them ready to be released back into the wild.

[h/t The Kid Should See This]

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Mesmerizing Metal Machines
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Martin Smith's metal machines are mesmerizing. They ripple like water, flap like birds, and undulate in seamless elegant motion. See more amazing automata on Instagram.

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