Flagler Beach, Florida

Bulow Plantation Ruins

The ruins of this ante-bellum sugar plantation are the end result of a Seminole attack during the Florida Wars of 1836
11 Feb 2016
Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk

A high school astronomy enthusiast designed this model of our solar system to be traversed on foot
11 Feb 2016
Maldonado - Rocha, Uruguay

Puente Laguna Garzón

Because sometimes the most efficient route from A to B isn't a straight line
11 Feb 2016
London, United Kingdom

The Sherlock Holmes Pub

This old London Pub has a peculiar secret upstairs: an exact replica of the rooms shared at 221b Baker Street by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
11 Feb 2016
Rhododendron, Oregon

Silent Rock

According to legend, you must remain completely silent while passing this man-made mound or suffer the consequences
11 Feb 2016
Preah Vihear, Cambodia

Preah Vihear Temple

This impressive cliff top temple was once at the center of an international custody dispute
11 Feb 2016

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Articles

Video Wonder: OK Go's Zero Gravity Music Video

by Urvija Banerji / 11 Feb 2016

The video comes alongside the announcement made today that gravitational waves have been observed for the first time since Einstein first proffered the theory in 1915. It was shot at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, a former secret Soviet Air Force facility.

One of the ways that zero gravity is simulated here on Earth is through parabolic plane flights. The aircraft hurtles towards the earth, and when it reaches a certain speed, its passengers are able to feel a sense of weightlessness. The video for "Upside Down & Inside Out" was shot in one take, over a series of eight parabolas. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the band was on heavy anti-nausea drugs the entire time, and there were about 58 instances of people vomiting over the course of filming.

Every day we track down a Video Wonder: an audiovisual offering that delights, inspires, and entertains. Have you encountered a video we should feature? Email [email protected].

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