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This year, the world’s population will pass 7 billion. Here’s what that means in...

Sometime in 2011, the world's population is expected to tick past 7 billion. That's a difficult number to get one's head around, but National Geographic does a pretty good job in 2 minutes and 58 seconds of video.

Ancient Greek astronomical machine re-created with Legos

Two thousand years ago, a Greek mechanic created a machine that predicted the motions of the celestial bodies. The device, pulled up from a shipwreck in 1901, became known as the Antikythera Mechanism. You have to wonder what that ancient Greek gearhead would think if he saw what's in this video.

There’s never been a safer time to live on the planet (and here’s a...

Surprisingly frequently, I find myself making the case that there has never been a safer time to live on the planet. Sure, we're confronted daily by news of wars, murders and other forms of human-inflicted violence. But, if you refer to the stats, things are actually pretty good, as this engaging video demonstrates.

Top 3 Artistic Innovators from 30under30 2010

Entrepreneurship and artistic endeavours have much in common. They involve imagination, following your dreams and creating something from scratch designed to make the world a richer place. These three "artistic" entrepreneurs may not have made it into the 30under30 Top 30, but we decided they deserve a place in this year’s broader gallery for their commercial creativity.

OK Go brings you… Chihuahuas on swivel chairs.

As big fans of creativity in any form, we've covered this rock act before, when it released its This Too Shall Pass video featuring this most bodacious Rube Goldberg Machine, likely to inspire the inventor in us all. Today ('cause it's Friday), we're pleased to bring you the band's latest clip (and song), White Knuckles. The video doesn't stray too far from OK Go's winning recipe, featuring the band, one-take and some entertaining extras.

Cute girl has a catchy dance (and Samsung spins a viral winner)

Last week's Beer O'Clock email was dedicated to viral marketing creations, which naturally prompted a flood of examples from passionate readers. This cute clip caught our attention simply due to the double-take it inspires. It was created to promote the Galaxy Samsung 580, for those who tend to feel cheated when they discover that a seemingly home-made clip has a hidden (or not-so-hidden) commercial purpose.

If you dig Pac-Man, you’ll gobble up this stop-motion masterpiece

In case you're wondering what would inspire French-Swiss artist Guillaume Reymond to fill a cinema with men (and I think I saw a woman) in brandless t-shirts to create this large-scale recreation of iconic video game Pac-Man, unfortunately, I don't know either. But I don't care! If this clip doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you'll never embrace the only true universal language; Geek.

Gruen Transfer ad wins Greens’ endorsement

This week, the satirical commentary program rose even higher in our approval ratings when it unintentionally became a serious, political production house for the Greens when this 'fake' TV spot was aired on Wednesday night. Regular Gruen panelist Leo Burnett CEO Todd Sampson said on the program to its creators from Sydney agency Republic of Everyone, "It's the best ad The Greens have ever done. I'm sure you'll get a phone call". And they did.

Gruen Transfer ad wins Greens' endorsement

This week, the satirical commentary program rose even higher in our approval ratings when it unintentionally became a serious, political production house for the Greens when this 'fake' TV spot was aired on Wednesday night. Regular Gruen panelist Leo Burnett CEO Todd Sampson said on the program to its creators from Sydney agency Republic of Everyone, "It's the best ad The Greens have ever done. I'm sure you'll get a phone call". And they did.

A tribute to Lego (and some awesome stop motion)

We love Lego. And we have no doubt that you do too. This Friday, we've assembled three of our favourite Lego-related videos, from the educational (MIT’s Eric von Hippel: Open Innovation) to the inspiringly creative (My Desk is 8-Bit by Alex Varanese) to the mind-blowingly, bodaciously awesome (Pixels by Patrick Jean). Happy Friday Anthillians!

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