Video Briefly: Liquid Ballet, Emoji Sign Language, Fury 325 Roller Coaster

Take a Terrifying Test Drive of This New 95 mph Mega Rollercoaster

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Take a virtual ride on a 95mph roller-coaster, Russel Brand talks pr0n, how to talk like a Millennial in sign language.

  • In this video, relationship expert and author Melissa Schneider shares the differences between China’s beauty standards are our own.
  • Danny and the Wild Bunch is a short film by Robert Rugan that starts off like a cheap Toy Story imitation. But keep watching -- things take a decidedly darker turn.
  • The Whiplash is an Oculus Rift-powered control rig capable of spinning the player around 360 degrees to replicate the movement on the virtual reality headset. It is terrifying. Click here to watch Gizmodo's Luke Hopewell take it for a spin.
  • Competitive robot fighting is beginning to gain traction in Australia and it's every bit as awesome as it sounds. Gizmodo investigates.
  • HBO has released another compilation of Game Of Thrones bloopers. Click here to check them out.
  • Christina Aguilera is famous for having a vocal range spanning four octaves. In addition to helping her belt out a tune, this versatility also makes her an amazing singing impersonator, as recently demonstrated on The Tonight Show. Click here to see her eerily spot-on take on Cher, Britney Spears and Shakira.
  • Last year, Korg set out to recreate the Arp Odyssey, a legendary synth that went out of production back in 1981. How does the result sound? Pretty darn good!
  • You'd think quantum computers exist in heavily-guarded labs, with many men in white suits manning control stations filled with unfathomable screens and charts. Actually, they exist in a small cupboard in England’s West Country.
  • Supernova is a free-to-play RTS game for PC from Namco Bandai. After selecting from a wide array of science fiction inspired champions, players take to the battlefield to participate in rock-paper-scissors battles for lane dominance. Click here to see it in action.
  • Liquid ballet is awesome.
  • This clip is a masterpiece of visual trickery that appears to break the laws of physics. Made by artist Daniel Crooks, it’s called An Embroidery of Voids and is well worth a watch.
  • An amusement park called Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, is putting the finishing touches on its new mega coaster called the Fury 325. The first hill sends riders plummeting down an 81-degree drop at 95 miles per hour and before the ride is officially open, you can now take a test drive from the comfort of your browser.
  • Sign language now includes words for "duckface", "selfie" And even "emoji". Click here to see some examples.
  • Drifting R/C cars isn't a completely new pasttime, but there's still something magical about watching a trio of R/C cars go flying off a jump — sideways. This video was filmed by the Kuma Films team at the WARU circuit in Yokohama, Japan.
  • Here's everything wrong with Cinderella in 10 minutes.
  • Feel like you're toolbox isn't handy enough? This one transforms into almost any woodworking tool you could need. It's basically a mobile woodshop.
  • Last week, we attended a live performance of Robot's Unrivaled in Sydney; a crazy dance show featuring sword-wielding robots, giant sea serpents, twerking pandas and pole-dancing fembots. This 60-second highlights reel will give you an idea of the kind of insanity involved.
  • Reckon you're pretty adept at chopping onions? This guy has you beat.
  • Ever wanted to hear Russle Brand discuss his thoughts on hardcore porn? Here.
  • Zeven Lemon is a Sydney-based brewery specialising in beers that contain a hint of natural fruit flavour. Their signature product is the self-explanatory Strawberry Blonde: a pale ale crafted with real strawberry juice. Last week, we put this unusual flavour combination to the test with the help of some thirsty co-workers. Here''s the video.


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