Space Replay: A Hovering Ball that Records and Replays Public Space Sounds

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Designers at the Royal College of Art have created a floating black sphere that records and replays sounds it picks up after a short delay.

Called “Space Replay” this project was designed by Will Yates-Johnson, Francesco Tacchini and Julinka Ebhardt. The idea was to create a hovering object that explores and manipulates transitional public spaces with particular acoustic properties. “By constantly recording and replaying these ambient sounds,” the designers write, “the levitating sphere produces a delayed echo of human activity.”

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The Science Behind Out Of Body Experiences

Significantly activated regions of the brain while the participant was having extra-corporeal experiences. Most significantly activated regions are lateralized to the left side and include the supplementary motor area (F), the cerebellum (B,D,E), the supramarginal gyrus (D,F), the inferior temporal gyrus (B,D,F), the middle and superior orbitofrontal gyri (A,C,D,E).
Significantly activated regions of the brain while the participant was having extra-corporeal experiences. Most significantly activated regions are lateralized to the left side and include the supplementary motor area (F), the cerebellum (B,D,E), the supramarginal gyrus (D,F), the inferior temporal gyrus (B,D,F), the middle and superior orbitofrontal gyri (A,C,D,E).

Many people claim that they have experienced out-of-body experiences also known as “astral projection”, “soul travel”, or “spirit walking” — floating outside of their bodies and watching themselves from the outside. Some parapsychologists and occult writers treat out-of-body experiences as evidence that a soul, spirit or subtle body can detach itself from the body and visit distant locations. One in ten people have an out-of-body experience once, or even, several times in their life. A team of scientists found someone who says she can do this at will and put her into a brain scanner. What they discovered was very interesting.

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Abandoned Suitcases of Mental Institution Patients

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These interesting photographs capture abandoned suitcases belonged to residents of the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane between the 1910s and early 1960s. in 1995 when the institution was closed, staff came across the forgotten belongings, and donated them to the New York State Museum. In a Collectors Weekly article, editors brought up the interesting point: “If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you?”

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Reese Witherspoon Teleported During the Independent Spirit Awards

Remember, everything you see on television is real: especially live events. Nothing is fake. This unedited video demonstrates just how untrue this common misconception is.  Reese Witherspoon is seen in the crowd applauding in surprise, after announcing the Spirit Award for Bob Nelson. And then she is back on stage.

This is definitely magic. There’s no other explanation. The TV can’t lie.

– via viralviralvideos.com

Huge Python Eating a Crocodile

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In northern Australia, a snake has won a battle with a crocodile: wrestling it and then finally eating it. An interesting fact is that it’s unlikely that this snake will eat again anytime soon. In order to deal with such a massive meal, snakes of this size remodel their internal organs. Their heart increases in length and their intestines experience massive hypertrophy, to pump out enough digestive enzymes for consumption.

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Collection of “Do Not Disturb” Signs from Hotels around the World

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This collection’s been put together by a collector named Eduardo of Turin, Italy, a retired international civil servant who has traveled a lot. Unlike other items commonly taken, “Do Not Disturb” or “Privacy” signs often go unnoticed even though some are very attractive and original in design.

“I picked up my first “do not disturb” sign while on a business trip to Pakistan nearly 20 years ago. One sign led to another and it soon became an addicting hobby. Each sign could tell a story – they are memories of fascinating travel destinations.”

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Playing Tetris Reduces Cravings For Food, Alcohol and Cigarettes

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A new study shows that the Russian tile-matching puzzle video game may be good for something other than wasting hours and days. According to a report from The Atlantic, the game has been shown to “reduce the strength, frequency, and vividness of naturally occurring cravings”.

Doubtful? Consider this.

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‘Too Cool To Do Drugs’ Pencils Accidentally Tell Students How Great Drugs Are

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In the nineties, children were given pencils at schools and with the anti-drug slogan “Too Cool To Do Drugs.” Soon after the campaign began, a 4th-grade student noticed that when he sharpened the pencil, overtime it read “COOL TO DO DRUGS.” Then, “DO DRUGS.” And finally, “DRUGS.” Apparently, all of these problematic pencils were recalled in 1998.

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The Mini Museum: A Collection of Oddities

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For over three decades designer Hans Fex has been collecting the Earth’s most unusual historical samples such as: coal from the Titanic, a fossil of a palm tree from Antarctica, dinosaur bones, wrap from a mummy and even a piece of the Apollo 11 command module. Working with specialists recommended by museum curators, research scientists and university historians, he has now gathered 33 artifacts that he’s broken down into tiny pieces and inserted into translucent case. He calls it the Mini Museum.

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