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Speed violinist voted fastest human on Earth

Violinst Ben Lee has gained the title after playing Flight of the Bumblebee at 15 notes per second. The accolade was awarded as part of the series “Su…

The Stories Behind 15 Albums Named After Numbers, Featuring a Lot of Van Halen

When you think about it, most album titles are a little cryptic (Fiona Apple, I love you, but that’s a lot of title). But there’s something especially intriguing about a record that goes by nothing but a few digits. Those digits are usually anything but random, so here are a few of those musical mysteries, [...]

Large Sculptures Made Of Rolled Up Magazines

The title of this article definitely describes how these paper sculptures by Yunwoo Choi were made, but these are more than just rolled up tubes of paper. These are media honeycombs, wispy clouds of waste paper, gossip rags turned into sacred shrouds. They are as compelling to look at, to pick apart, as they are heavy. Seriously, each [...]

Was There Really an Earl Grey?

As a matter of fact, there have been several. This particular Earldom was created in 1806 for General Charles Grey, who was the 1st Baron Grey. After Charles died, the title was passed on to his son Charles, making him the 2nd Earl Grey. The title has passed from father to son over the years [...]

Space is Key

The instructions for this game are right there in the title: use the space bar. That’s all. The game is easy to play, but what they don’t tell you up front is how hard it is to stop! Link -via Metafilter

The Strange Art of Picking a TV Title

Selecting the right title for a TV series can mean the difference between success and failure: just ask the producers of Cougar Town. Would Friends have done as well with the name Six of One or Across the Hall? The Hollywood Reporter makes some points about how to find a good title, and then has [...]

Dogs Perform with Musician

(YouTube link) The YouTube title of this video is Dogs Match Music Notes Perfectly, which is a bit misleading because several times the dogs hit a note before the ocarina player does. I’m not sure exactly how this was accomplished, but it’s cute. -via Buzzfeed

The 8 Most Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Toys

We’ve posted about some extremely unsafe toys here. the one that came to mind immediately when I saw the title of this Cracked post was the Atomic Energy Lab, and it’s included. But the others are just as shockingly dangerous! However, I remember some of them from my own childhood, the childhood with no seat [...]

Fan-Made Title Sequence of The Adventures of Tintin

If you love Tintin, you’d love this: a fan-made title sequence for "The Adventures of Tintin," by James Curran of SlimJim Studios, featuring elements from each of Hergé’s 24 books. Absolutely brilliant! [...]

For a T-Shirt: The Weirdest Dissertation You Can Find (and Link To)

I was working on a quiz called “Bizarre Dissertation Title or Something We Made Up?” Actually, the title—and trying to find something better than “Something We Made Up?”—is as far as I got. But this might be better as a contest. Fire up your search engines and look for the most offbeat thesis topics you [...]