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Markiplier and Crank’s “indoor tornado” experiment fails miserably

Published: 11/Feb/2020 12:51

by Connor Bennett

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Markiplier and Crank’s plan to “flex on Mother Nature” with an indoor tornado didn’t exactly work as they wanted as the pair were left to go back to the drawing board and figure out what to do next.

Markipiler and Crank are two of YouTuber’s most popular creators, racking up a combined 26 million subscribers. While they’ve been focusing on their own channels, the pair have begun collaborating on a separate project – Unus Annus.

The channel name is Latin and translates into ‘one year,’ which is exactly when the pair have claimed they will delete it. Though, in the meantime, they’ve been uploading videos on a daily basis – tackling everything from creating a DIY bungee jump, being tased, and even eating fire. 

YouTube: MarkiplierMarkiplier has been one of YouTube’s most successful creators – branching out into the mainstream.

In their February 8 upload, the pair attempted to “flex on Mother Nature” by creating an indoor tornado. Seeing as neither of them can actually control the weather, they were attempting to create the phenomenon using dry ice, buckets of water, and a few powerful fans. 

The pair kicked things off by testing the waters with a few small drops of dry ice, which seemed to work at first as they created a small vertical funnel – though it didn’t quite resemble a powerful tornado.

In a bid to expand on that small success, they attempted to speed things up by dropping more and more dry ice into hot water. However, that didn’t quite work – leaving the YouTubers with more smoke on the floor than above them, as they had planned.

Despite the early success of the smaller funnel, the pair failed in their quest to create something that they could claim to be an actual indoor tornado.

However, they did note that they were going back to the drawing board. “I think [the way it worked] was because the hot water with the little bit was naturally rising but our intent to overdo everything killed it,” said Markiplier as they reviewed what had happened.

Though they admitted defeat this time around, the pair did hint at the possibility of revisiting the experiment at a later date.

Whether or not they will do so remains to be seen but, as of now, their attempt to “flex” on Mother Nature didn’t exactly go down a storm.

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MrBeast will literally send your message to the moon: How to enter

Published: 24/Jan/2021 19:23

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTube sensation Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is once again putting his wealth to great use by letting fans literally send pictures and videos to the moon after buying space on a NASA rover.

On January 24, the YouTube star announced that fans can start sending him their content in the form of photos or videos, and he will put them on an official NASA rover. The only catch is that it costs $10 to do so and videos need to be just one second long.

“Later this year NASA is putting a rover on the moon and I managed to buy storage space on it. I thought it’d be fun to let you guys put whatever you want on the moon,” MrBeast said in a follow-up to his announcement tweet.

In a video detailing the new project on his website, Donaldson explains how he thought it would be cool to create the world’s first digital time capsule.

“Every single one of you that puts something on the moon will get a certificate of authenticity,” he elaborated. “So, for decades to come you can prove to people that you literally put something on the moon.”

According to MrBeast, the possibilities are endless (as long as it’s legal) with fans being able to put a picture of their mom, dog, Elon Musk, or the three together.

“This is your first and possibly only chance to ever put a photo or video on the moon,” he added. “I genuinely need your help to help preserve humanity.”

How to enter

Basically, how it works is really straight forward. All fans have to do is follow these instructions.

First, head on over to MrBeast’s site and select which bundle you want, as some more expensive options come with a T-shirt or hoodie.

Next, pay to add partake in the experience and select what video or photo you want to go to the moon and upload it to MrBeast’s site.

How to go to the moon with MrBeast
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Making it to the moon has never been easier.

That’s it, you’re done. MrBeast’s team will load the content into a “moon-ready” harddrive and NASA will send the hard drive to the moon.

If you know anyone who is really interested in space, this could be a really cool surprise for them. Go ahead and reach for the stars.