Because it’s Friday: “Transient 2” by Dustin Farrell

I find storms absolutely fascinating, but I still regard storm chasers as a bit mad.

This film that is a combination of slow-lotion and time-lapse sequences by Dustin Farrell (@duston_farrell) shows the power that storms contain.

Here is my second rendition of storm chasing with a Phantom Flex 4K. The best shots from two years of storm chasing jammed into 3.5 minutes.

Stats: 35K miles traveled, 30 terabytes of hard drive space, 300 hours editing/coloring, 3 speeding tickets

Via PetaPixel.

Because it’s Friday: “Earth’s Rotation Visualized in a Timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy” by Aryeh Nirenberg

A change of perspective on the star time-lapse videos that are so popular. This is what it looks like when we focus on the earth rotation.

If star time-lapse is your thing, Aryeh Nirenberg has many more on YouTube and Instagram.

Because it’s Friday: A People Map of the UK (there’s also a US version)

What would a map look like if the places were named after the “famous” people from that locality. That’s kind of what this interactive map is:

A People Map of the UK, where city names are replaced by their most Wikipedia’ed resident: people born in, lived in, or connected to a place.

A People Map of the UK, The Pudding

I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of most of the people attached to the towns and cities near where I live. Perhaps that’s part of the fun of this site, seeing that these people clearly mean something to someone around here. I can’t say that I’v ever heard of the footballer Steven Walsh, I have heard of Les Dawson though:

Via @Yorkie71 and @robingissing

Because it’s Friday: “Becoming” by Jan van IJken

This is a truly amazing time-lapse film, with amazing detail.

Watch as, over 6 minutes, a single cell zygote transforms into a complete hatched larva of an alpine newt. I remember being fascinated by cell division as a child in biology classes, but always struggled to comprehend how that became a living organism, that’s precisely what this film shows.

There are a few more details about the film here, but it’s definitely one to sit back and watch:

Because it’s Friday: “Life in Parallel Universe” by Backward Picnic

Backward Picnic spends his life in a parallel universe where strange things happen:

The reality is, Lithuanian filmmaker and musician Saulius Jegelevičius, has created this fabulous Youtube channel where strange things happen by learning to speak backwards.