“What a Wonderful World” performed in 16 musical genres in one take

Jul 11, 2012 By Abraham 4

CDZA, the group that brought us 50 years of nonsense lyrics and 98 years of whistling in pop music, has just released a version of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” which they performed in 16 different genres from the history of western music. So whether you like Gregorian chant or Dubstep, at least a couple seconds of this song should be right up your alley…

(via Boing Boing)

Learn from Mr. Bean how to avoid getting hugged

Jul 10, 2012 By Abraham 6

Many of you are the sort who would rather not hug, but you don’t know how to avoid it when someone comes at you arms open. Well, Mr. Bean is here to show you a very simple and effective strategy to ward off unwanted embraces.

(Don’t be daunted by the 16-minute video. Only the relevant 15 seconds will play.)

(via Reddit)

Pantone Portraits — People in front of backgrounds that match their skin

Jul 9, 2012 By Abraham 19

In an ongoing portrait series, artist Angelica Dass photographs people with backgrounds that are tinted with Pantone colors to match the subjects’ skin colors…

You can see many more at her Tumblr.

(via Kottke)

Wooden motorcycle

Jul 8, 2012 By Abraham 2


Hungarian Istvan Puskas poses with his wooden chopper in Tiszaors, 100 miles east of Budapest on Thursday. Puskas, a 52-year-old tractor driver, built his bike in two years from firewood.