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Tom Scott – How much helium does it take to lift a person?

Posted on September 13th, 2022 by Hitstun

About 1 liter of helium per gram of lift. To his credit, he says that right at the start, so it’s not clickbait. Anyway, I’d be remiss if I let this popular video go unmentioned here. We just found out about the Aéroplume in France which lets visitors strap into giant balloons and fly them […]

Bill Wurtz – i’m a huge gamer most of the time

Posted on May 31st, 2022 by Hitstun

Oh cool, Bill Wurtz just popped up in my YouTube feed! Time for me to step away from my subreddit about floaty things for a minute and post this to my old social media places! I’ve been a huge gamer my whole life. Though recent changes have taken priority over games, I still play Wordle, […]

Tool-Assisted Speedruns Out of Context

Posted on December 15th, 2021 by Hitstun

In only one week, @TASNoContext speedran becoming my new favorite Twitter account. TASVideos publisher EZGames69 posts short clips of old games freaking out when they receive frame-perfect sequences of gamepad input. Already, the tool-assisted madness has consumed Contra III, Sonic 2 and 3, Pokémon Yellow, UMK3, Donkey Kong 64, and dozens more. Source: @TASNoContext media […]

The 8-Bit Big Band

Posted on April 18th, 2021 by Hitstun

The 8-Bit Big Band plays memorable video game tunes arranged for their incredible New York orchestra from the Before Times. I’m really vibing to this, so it’s a natural fit for this blog’s music pantheon. Source: The 8-Bit Big Band and YouTube and Bandcamp via andyTHPS Community Tournament #2

Laoshu – Foreign Language Roadrunning

Posted on March 6th, 2021 by Hitstun

Yesterday, we lost a local legend. Moses “Laoshu” McCormick was a giant among polyglots, having developed his own Foreign Language Roadrunning method to practice and speak dozens of languages. He recently became internet famous for finding foreigners and surprising them with conversations in their native languages. I’m fortunate to have met Moses and Marcell at […]