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…

These People Honestly Think “The Onion” Is Real and They’re APPALLED. It’s Hilarious…

Feb 23, 2015 By Abraham 0

One of the best things about satire is watching other people not get it. It feels good to laugh at satire, but it feels even better to laugh at people who aren’t laughing at it. (Sure, that’s kind of pretentious. It’s OK, though.)

And when it comes to satire, there really isn’t a source more renowned than The Onion. But while they may be the most famous satirical publication on the planet, that doesn’t mean everyone knows they’re joking. In fact, there are thousands out there who see their headlines every day and believe them to be real.

Which is nothing short of awesome for the rest of us.

And thanks to the site Literally Unbelievable, we get to check in from time to time and laugh at these people.

Here are a few of the best instances of people somehow thinking The Onion is reporting real news…

“Brain-Dead” Teen

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Westminster Dog(fighting) Show

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Grandpa Can’t Track with Most TV Anymore Because of His Dementia…but He LOVES Jackass

Feb 23, 2015 By Abraham 0

You’ve never thought of “Jackass” as being a show that could be sweet. Until now.

Ashley Migneault’s Papa loves the series. His dementia has taken his mind past the point of being able to follow ordinary, story-based television. But a bit of gratuitously aggressive slapstick? Well, that’s perfect…

And in case you’re dying to know, here’s what he’s watching.

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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