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“Moonlight Sonata” in a Bus Station

Can you play Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” on piano? If you’re a random bus commuter in Newcastle, UK, the answer apparently is “yes” — with a little help from your friends. In this video, Andy Jackson of the Cobweb Orchestra plays the majority of the piece, leaving the high melodic lines for passersby. He coaches [...]

Bus Station Sonata

For the people of Newcastle it doesn’t take much to play Beethoven. Press a few keys here and there and viola, a beautifully orchestrated sonata. I mean, I guess it does help to have someone else playing all the tough parts for you, but hey it’s still beautiful. This took place in the Haymarket Bus [...]

Dalek in the Rain

(YouTube link) The streets of Newcastle, England were not only inundated by rain, but invaded by a Dalek, ingeniously disguised as a garbage bin. -via Arbroath

Slow Motion Car Crash Lasts a Month

(Video Link) (Video Link) Watch a disaster unfold. You’ll need about a month. Well, if not for time-lapse videos, you would. Jonathan Schipper’s art exhibit at the AV Festival in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, showed a car crashing into a wall. Every hour, the car was moved forward 7 millimeters. Over the course of a month, visitors [...]

Billboard Shadow Art

Most companies wouldn’t care for an ad that only makes sense during a certain time of day, but this one is so cool that people are clamoring to see it. Using about 3,000 Newcastle bottle caps, artists Pablo Power and Ellis Gallagher created a San Diego billboard that makes its point by using shadows. Link [...]

Scientists Find Blood Vessel That Looks Like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

While studying a human brain, researchers at Newcastle University (UK) found a blood vessel that looks like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Claudia Racca, of the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University, who performed the experiment with colleague David Cox, said: “Biology can throw up things like this, but it was a nice surprise to find this [...]

Firemen Rescue Flushed Kitten

Three-year-old Alannah Merleto of Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia flushes a lot of things down the toilet, as some children do, but her two-day-old kitten was the worst thing she could flush. Mum Ammie Croft called in the cavalry to her Baulkham Hills home after not being able to find the fourth kitten in a [...]

Human Mattress Dominoes

king koil Mattress Dominoes Springs were in the air yesterday when the world record for human mattress dominoes was broken.The attempt was made by Palantine Beds, in Newcastle, and saw 400 mattresses toppled – beating the current world record set by a team in America.After four months of planning, the team behind the event were [...]