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In this commercial for Japanese optical high-speed internet service provider au Hikari, a Rube Goldberg machine (or Heath Robinson contraption, if you like) is “powered” by a single beam of light reflecting off mirrors and passing through lenses to burn through strings, melt ice, pop balloons and generally put the fizz into physics.

Here’s how they did it.


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Russian animator Alexey Zakharov shows how he composited his incredibly detailed 3D ‘fanimation’ of the Futurama opening sequence.

Yes, that’s Meryl Streep as Mom…

Previously: Futurama In 3D


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Domino nut FlippyCat deftly links 35 separate domino cascades (each listed in the video description) together into a single wonderful sequence. Sez he:

I set out to create a domino screen link showing the many stunts from Domino Rally toy sets I’ve collected over the years. After a lot of time and effort to make these things work, this is the result!



Creator’s Project choose their eight favourite iterations of the iconic Simpsons opening sequence as imagined by guest directors and artists over the years including Banksy and Sylvain Chomet (above), Robot Chicken, Guillermo Del Toro, Michal Sorcha and a triplet of  Bill Plymptons.

Every one a winner, in fairness.

MORE: The 8 Best Artist Recreations Of The Simpsons’ Intro Couch Gag (Creators Project)

A Guinness world record breaking 30m long, 31,405 domino wall, built and toppled by Sinners Domino Production last July at the Wilhelm-Lückert-Gymnasium at Büdingen in Germany.

The full sequence, of which the wall formed part, involved 128,000 dominoes, of which 127,141 toppled.



A Comedy Central promo for the new season of Futurama, recreating the animated opening sequence by hand (and tentacle).

Related: Futurama Returns

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