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Radiolab Presents Symmetry

Chris Higgins

Radiolab is back with another excellent video, produced by Everynone (click that link to view a bunch of similar videos). This video takes a simple approach: present a split screen with symmetrical (or complementary) items shown in each. By comparing people, food, animals, clouds, and all sorts of other interesting pairings, the viewer is challenged to figure out the connection between the two frames, and have a little moment of delight. Beautiful and calming, except for the last scene, which might be disturbing to sensitive viewers. I didn't have a problem with it (this is all staged), but -- fair warning, the last one is a doozy.

See more at Radiolab's YouTube channel. For previous mental_floss coverage of Radiolab awesomeness, check out Geep: Behold the Sheep-Goat Chimera; Why Can’t (Blindfolded) People Walk Straight?; A Film About Words, Using Very Few Words; and The Sounds of Failure (and Science).