Video Briefly: Trippy Music Videos, Quidditch Documentary, Emoticons Evolved

I don't know what's going on in this trippy music video but I love it

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the weirdest music video you will see today, best slow-motion movie scenes, Comic Sans turns 20.

  • Feel that life is passing too quickly? Chill with Cinefix's round-up of the best 10 slow-motion movie scenes.
  • Watch this aeroplane pilot extinguish a blazing truck with an amazingly precise water drop. Badass or what?
  • Both our sibling sites Gizmodo and Kotaku couldn't resist pointing to Clickhole's note-perfect twist on the popular "show kids reacting to hwo terrible old technology is". The twist here? A 1980s boombox is used to play recordings of the kids' parents fighting.
  • This mouth-watering video of pâtisserie Le Daniel, in Rennes, France, will put your chocolate addiction into overdrive. (Warning: Don't watch if you're currently on a health kick!)
  • Honest Trailers has cast its critical eye on the slightly over-hyped video game Destiny and the results are pretty hilarious. "Gaming's hottest 7 out of 10."
  • Emoticons are easy to express when you're feeling happy or sad. But how do you convey that strange emotional reaction when someone asks you if you honestly understand how Bitcoin works? Conan O'Brien thinks he has the answer.
  • Fever The Ghost is a Los Angeles-based band currently under the tutelage of Bob Ludwig (David Bowie, Nirvana, Radiohead). Their latest single has one of the weirdest music videos we've ever laid eyes on.
  • Alien: Isolation is a new survival-horror video game set in the Alien movie universe. Watch this four minute encounter for a taste of how terrifying it can be to play.
  • This year marks the 20th anniversary of the much-maligned Comic Sans font. The folk at The Feed on SBS 2 have decided to “celebrate” its birthday by taking a look at its origin story, and how it can be fixed.
  • The amount of meticulous detail, genius craftsmanship and microscopic precision that goes into a $2.5m Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 5175R watch is ridiculous. Click here to see one being assembled: it's like the most beautiful puzzle ever completed.
  • Gunther Holtorf spent the last 26 years on a road trip around the globe with Christine, a total stranger who met him in Africa after he published an ad asking for a companion in a German magazine. His journey includes 177 countries, 884,000km and loads of pictures taken from his old Leica. This is his story.
  • MUDBLOODS is a documentary about real-life Quidditch players (yes, the Harry Potter sport). Here's the trailer.


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