This Machine Can Play the Violin. It Sounds Terrible…and It’s Incredible

Feb 23, 2015 By Abraham 0

Inventor Seth Goldstein says his goal is to create “kinetic sculpture machines which are novel, aesthetic, and unexpected, and which also can inspire, entertain, and demonstrate the power of engineering.”

By that standard, even though his violin-playing contraption is not going to be taking a chair at the symphony any time soon, it’s a complete success. Unexpected? Check. Amazing engineering? Absolutely…

You Only Wish You Could Load a Dishwasher as Fast as This Guy

Feb 21, 2015 By Abraham 0

Serious plate-washing skills…

25 Fascinating Facts That Will Make You Wish You Could Speak Every Language in the World

Feb 20, 2015 By Abraham 0

Language is limitlessly intriguing — everything from the endless variety of cultures different languages represent to the grammatical idiosyncrasies that give each language its own flair. But despite how interesting language is, learning a new one can still feel like drudgery.

So here are a few tidbits of fascinating linguistic trivia to motivate you to keep on with your language learning…or maybe to get started learning in the first place…

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Have You Ever Been as Happy as This Weatherman Freaking Out on Television?

Feb 16, 2015 By Abraham 0

It is very rare for a snowstorm to be accompanied by thunder and lightning. So when meteorologist Jim Cantore happened to be out filming a segment on Winter Storm Neptune, he couldn’t help “geeking out” (as his own channel described it) when he witnessed it for himself.

And it wasn’t just once, either…

If you have something in your life that makes you even a tenth as happy as Mr. Cantore here, you’re in good shape.

Severely Disabled Boy Comes Alive at the Sound of Dad’s Tearjerking Original Song

Feb 13, 2015 By Abraham 0

Little Jared Correia had a stroke before he was born and as a result he has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, leaving him unable to walk or talk. And on top of all that, he’s blind.

He spends much of his time seemingly unresponsive, but his dad knows how to reach him — with music. Jared’s reaction to his dad’s song is nothing short of incredible…

Singer Jokingly Plays 3 AC/DC Chords. The Crowd Amazingly Takes It the Rest of the Way…

Feb 12, 2015 By Abraham 0

During a bit of stage banter at a New York show last summer, musician Matt Nathanson casually played the first few chords of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.” It was only meant to punctuate something he was saying between songs in his set, but the crowd picked it up immediately and didn’t let the song end.

You can feel the electric energy between the band and the audience even just watching it on YouTube, and then the spot-on solo starts…

(NSFW language)

Via: Reddit

It’s Unbelievable They Fit a House Here. It’s 3 Feet Wide and the Door’s in the Floor…

Feb 12, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

If you picture a house crammed tightly between two big buildings in downtown Warsaw without an inch to spare, the image that comes to mind probably isn’t very inspiring. Now add to that image that the house is only 3 feet wide.

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Three feet. 36 inches.

Is this the kind of place you’d want to stay?

Well, it exists, so you can check it out and decide for yourself. It’s the world’s narrowest house and you may be surprised by how awesome it is…

The Keret House is an art installation that is also a fully-functional home in Warsaw inserted in the space between two buildings. At its widest interior span, the Keret House is 48 inches, and at its narrowest it’s only 28.

The Design

The house was first conceived by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny in 2009, when he presented it at the WolaArt festival. At the time, it seemed almost impossible — how could a house measuring no more than 5 feet across even exist?

But he had a vision…

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