Nov 7, 2014

Musician Builds Hypnotic Acoustic Instrument That Sounds Like a Synthesizer

Musician Builds Hypnotic Acoustic Instrument That Sounds Like a Synthesizer

Yaybahar is an electric-free, completely acoustic instrument designed by Görkem Şen. The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs. This results in a unique listening experience with hypnotizing surround…

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Nov 7, 2014

Boy with Down Syndrome Beats Leukemia, Fist Bumps with the Boston Bruins

Boy with Down Syndrome Beats Leukemia, Fist Bumps with the Boston Bruins

The remarkable 8-year-old boy in the video above is Liam Fitzgerald. Liam, who has Down syndrome, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 4. After a 3.5 year battle, Liam “kicked cancer’s butt,” and has been cancer free for the last year and a half. This past Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2014)…

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Nov 7, 2014

Amazon Just Announced an Intriguing New Product Called Echo

Amazon Just Announced an Intriguing New Product Called Echo

Amazon unveiled a new device called Echo that the company hopes will become a mainstay in your home. The always on, always connected gadget is voice-activated and begins working as soon as it hears you say the customizable ‘wake word’. If the device works half as well as the product video boasts, it could…

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Nov 7, 2014

The Shirk Report – Volume 290

The Shirk Report – Volume 290

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 25 IMAGES – Friday! – They…

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Nov 6, 2014

Artist Removes One Letter from Famous Movie Titles and Illustrates the Results

Artist Removes One Letter from Famous Movie Titles and Illustrates the Results

Writer and illustrator Austin Light recently shared a funny series of sketches from his notebook that reimagines movie titles with one letter removed. The idea started on reddit where users were asked to, “Pick a movie, remove one letter, give a brief description“. As a daily art project, Light took the concept one step…

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Nov 6, 2014

Astronauts Put GoPro Inside Water Bubble and Film the Results

Astronauts Put GoPro Inside Water Bubble and Film the Results

During Expedition 40 in the summer of 2014, NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman — along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst — explored the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity on the International Space Station. The crew “submerged” a sealed GoPro camera into a floating ball of water the size…

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Nov 6, 2014

Unique Flooring Made from Old Leather Belts

Unique Flooring Made from Old Leather Belts

Inghua Ting found a creative way to reuse old leather belts, turning them into bespoke flooring, rugs and interior accents including walls, stairs and doors. The vintage and reclaimed belts used for each creation ensure that no two pieces are ever the same. Available by the square foot, the belts are stripped of their…

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