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This morning I showed you an insane Google Street View Hyperlapse video. But it's not the only hyperlapse out there -- here are five more examples of the form. Strap yourself in, it's gonna get crazy.

Berlin

Here, views of Berlin as the camera spins and pivots around points of interest, often showing maps of the area displayed.

Hyperlapse 2012

Geoff Tompkinson creates a best-of reel from his 2012 timelapse and hyperlapse work. I love the interior museum shots starting around 0:41 -- I want to go to there.

HYPERLAPSE 2012 from geoff tompkinson on Vimeo.

The Lake

Another from Tompkinson, this focuses on Lake Hallstatt in Upper Austria. Beautiful, slow (even though it's timelapse), and peaceful. The night scenes starting at 1:49 are amazing, featuring a well-exposed night sky full of stars.

'The Lake' from geoff tompkinson on Vimeo.

Moving Through the Hermitage

More from Tompkinson, a two-day visit to the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. Now I really want to check it out -- the sculptures come across better in this video than they ever could in still images.

Moving through the Hermitage from geoff tompkinson on Vimeo.

London, Christmas

Mattia Bicchi combines timelapse and hyperlapse techniques to give us a view of London at Christmas time. Sadly, no snow.

Is Xmas Time - A London Time Lapse film from Mattia Bicchi Photography on Vimeo.

More!

Vimeo is a goldmine of this stuff. I recommend Tompkinson's work especially.

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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