Watch: How Animals Eat, Street View Hyperlapse, & Bitcoin Explained

Today, in the name of editorial laziness, The Airspace has decided to give the people what they want: awesome things to stare at.

You may be familiar with the term timelapse, but if you take a timelapse and start moving the camera, you get what’s called a hyperlapse. Teehan+Lax Labs created a way to make hyperlapses with Google Street View data. The result looks something like the video below. If you want to make your own Street View hyperlapse, just click and enter your origin and destination (this really works your computer, so be patient).

Comedy YouTube channel Mister Epic Mann has tackled the age-old question of how certain animals eat their food. Despite the first 15 seconds of sippy cups and salad, the short is more or less educational.

The decentralized electronic peer-to-peer cash system, Bitcoin, recently took a remarkable rise and plunge in value ($266 to $105 in a day). Video producer Duncan Elms tries to explain what the hell bitcoin, mining, exchanges, Mt. GoX, TOR, and The Silk Road mean.

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