Video Briefly: Earth 101, Pie Baking Hacks, TMNT Refresher

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The planet Earth explained in seven minutes, a brief history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, IT Survivor winner video roundup.

  • The guys at Vulture have put together a video refresher of all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; from the original black-and-white comics to Michael Bay's cinematic reboot. Cowabunga!
  • If you're a fan of Mario Kart, this hilariously violent parody video needs to be seen to be believed. The Sonic takedown is particularly brutal.
  • Here's everything you need to know about the government's piracy plan in a three-minute video.
  • Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute recorded astounding video of great white sharks fiercely attacking their SharkCam, an autonomous underwater vehicle with several cameras inside pointing at different directions. Here is the footage.
  • YouTuber “lunarmodule 5″ is back with another NASA compilation video. This time, it’s a four-screen tribute to the Space Shuttle, showing every launch of the Shuttle’s 135 missions. It will make your spine tingle.
  • Behold: the top 10 movie fight scenes of all time. (Curiously, this stone-cold classic was omitted.)
  • Some of the music in the video game series Halo was clearly influenced by Gregorian chants. In related news, here's some guy singing the soundtrack in a church.
  • Baking this weekend? Learn to crimp pie crust like a pro with this video.
  • This week saw our IT Survivor winner Mark Monfort commence his gruelling series of remote working challenges on Magnetic Island. Check out the video wrap-up here.
  • This week's top comedy video: How To Spell My Last Name. People with last names like “Smith” or “Jones” will never understand this pain.
  • LG has shown off a mammoth G3 stylus-equipped phablet in an official video. Watch it here.
  • Lifehacker favourite Sam Tucker impressed us last year with a technique for pretending you can play the piano. Now he's back with another round of nifty musical fakery.
  • British singer Paolo Nutini has just released a new single, Iron Sky. The music video is one of the best we've seen in years. Watch it here.
  • Did you ever wish The Matrix sounded more like an 8-bit video game? You're welcome.
  • This animation video explains everything you need to know about Earth.
  • I'll just leave this here.

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