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Rescue Drone Drops a Lifesaving Flotation Device to Help Two Stranded Swimmers Get Back to Shore

Two swimmers who were stranded out in the heavy surf at Lennox Head in New South Wales, Australia were amazingly rescued by a drone that dropped a lifesaving flotation device that helped them get back to shore. This drone, called a Little Ripper UAV, is part of a trial program …

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How Resonant Frequency Causes a Wine Glass to Break With Only the Sound of a Person’s Voice

In a shattering episode of the PBS show Physics Girl, host Dianna Cowern partnered up with Mike Boyd of Learn Quick so that he could teach her how he was able to break a wineglass with his voice. After a few tries, Cowern finally hit the right note and broke …

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Determined Dog Deftly Navigates the Sidewalk With a Giant Stick In His Mouth to Add to His Collection

A wonderfully determined black dog on a turquoise leash deftly navigated the sidewalk with a giant stick in his mouth. Upon arriving home, his human immediately deposited it into a pile of other sticks of similar shape and size, all of which explains how the dog became so navigationally skilled. …

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Photo Of The Day By Andrew Thomas

Photo By Andrew Thomas Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Through the Morning Mist” by Andrew Thomas. Location: Lake Burrumbeet, Victoria, Australia. “A family of swans takes an early morning cruise at Lake Burrumbeet on a foggy morning at the start of summer,” describes Thomas. “I visit Lake Burrumbeet all …

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How Good Sound Design Dictates the Perspective, Mood and Tension Within a Film

In “See With Your Ears“, video essayist and web producer Evan Puschak (aka The Nerdwriter) insightfully examined the 2005 Steven Spielberg film Munich, noting how the exquisite sound design dictated the perspective, mood and tension of a scene. The visual side of film gets most of the attention because it’s …

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A Wonderfully Surreal Animated Music Video for the They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song ‘I Like Fun’

For week three of their rebooted year long project Dial-A-Song project, the band They Might Be Giants created the song “I Like Fun“, which has fascinating lyrics, slightly discordant melody and a wonderfully surreal animated music video. impatiently I wait to refill my prescription and count the tock of the …

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Fake Shemps and Rogue Princesses, How the Film and Television Industries Replace Original Actors

Last year at the Kickstarter unconference PWL Camp, writer Rex Sorgatz gave an interesting talk entitled “Fake Shemps and Rogue Princesses” or the use of substitutions used in the film and television industries. Sorgatz first explained how the term “Fake Shemp” came into play: The first fake Shemp. 1951 Shemp…died …

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Two Handy Measuring Devices for Cutting Firewood the Same Length Every Single Time

Taras Kulakov the “Crazy Russian Hacker” demonstrates how to cut firewood the same length every single time using The Mingo Firewood Marker. The handy measuring device works by gripping the handle, rolling the tool’s wheel down the length of the log, and accurately marking your log for cutting. He also …

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Artist Creates Fantastic Drawings of Spaceships Inspired by Household Objects

San Francisco software engineer and freelance artist Eric Geusz has drawn a fantastic collection of spaceships that were each inspired by objects found around his house. Geusz’s full series of illustrations are available to view on ArtStation, DeviantArt, and Instagram. A post shared by Eric (@spacegooose) on Sep 18, 2016 …

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Photo Of The Day By Stuart Gordon

Photo By Stuart Gordon Today’s Photo Of The Day is “First Snow” by Stuart Gordon. Location: Sparks Lake, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon. “One of the most photographed lakes in all of Oregon, Sparks Lake is located in the Cascade Range near the city of Bend,” says Gordon. “This image was …

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