Sune Nielsen, a masters student in physics at Denmark’s Aarhus University, has become an internet star, thanks to his homemade “Pyro Board”, which uses fire to represent music visually. It’s essentially a sealed metal box that allows flammable gas to mix with sound waves. On top, gas flows out of 2,500 perforations to create 2,500 individual flames synchronized to the music being played below. At certain frequencies of sound, the device reveals standing waves, which appear as an unmoving pattern of flame resembling a sine wave. Continue reading for more.
5. Otters Playing Keyboard
Otters aren’t exactly known to be the most musically talented sea creatures out there, but they aren’t shy about it either. In their musical debut above, a cage of Asian small-clawed otters at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., attempt to play the keyboard. They were given the choice of playing on the keyboard or just sitting back and enjoying the show.
4. AC/DC’s Thunderstruck Played with Cellos
When Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser get on their cellos, something magical happens…they can make any song their own, even AC/DC’s legendary “Thunderstruck” track. The unstoppable Croatian duo of 2Cellos are shown in traditional 18th century garb and absolutely tear through this epic melody.
3. Great White Shark Attacks Inflatable Boat
What do you do when a great white shark attacks the tiny inflatable boat you’re riding in? You get as close as you possibly can and start taking pictures, or at least that’s what these people decided to do. The filmmakers at MaxAnimal were floating somewhere off the coast of South Africa while filming for their YouTube channel when a great white started munching ferociously through the rubber edges of their inflatable boat.
2. Michael Jackson Hologram at Billboard Music Awards
The Michael Jackson performance on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards wasn’t one of the most popular internet videos of 2014 for no good reason, it was the result of nearly half a year of planning, choreography and filming, not to mention the development of new technology. According to insiders, even the producers of the Billboard Music Awards did not see even a portion of the film until eight days before the broadcast.
1. Skateboarding in Diapers
This diaper-wearing 2-year-old skateboarder from Australia became an internet sensation after video emerged of him racing up and down streets, hopping over curbs and even flying down steps. Kahlei Stone-Kelly is being hailed as the world’s youngest skateboarder, and comes from a family of skateboard enthusiasts to boot. Believe it or not, he has been on a board since he was 6 months old, according to news reports.