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A Beautiful Cover of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ Performed on Acoustic Guitar With an Attachable Slide

The very talented Luca Stricagnoli (previously) performed a beautiful cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by The Beatles on an acoustic guitar that had an amazing attachable slide neck clipped on to the front. Per Stricanoli, this is a new invention that was built by Italian luthier Davide Serracini. This video features my latest invention, called...

Fictional Homes Reimagined as Classic Polly Pockets

Polly Pockets were an inventive line of dolls whose entire existence was contained in a plastic case. In 1983 a father created the original Polly Pocket for his daughter using makeup powder compact to create a small house for a doll. As they grew in popularity, everything became larger, but the idea of an all-inclusive case remained the same. With...

‘Eyebombing’ Bulgarian Artist ‘Humanizes’ Random Street Objects by Gluing Googly Eyes on to Them

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vanyu Krastev (@vanyukrastev) on Aug 31, 2018 at 2:57am PDT Bulgarian artist Vanyu Krastev has made it very easy for people to see “faces in things” with his clever “Eyebombing” project”. Krastev attaches googly eyes to all sorts of random objects that...

Cold Calling Cards for Cult Film Characters

The very creative people at Dorothy have released “Business as Usual” a wonderful set of calling cards for some rather recognizable cult film characters with jobs that are quite relevant to the plot. The range of titles and characters runs the gamut of film genres. From Coppola classics and Coen Brothers’ comedies to Tarantino bloodbaths, the set contains...

The Serpent, An Unusual Snake-Like Wind Instrument

Musician Douglas Yeo performed two beautiful classical pieces on an unusual wind instrument called The Serpent. As its name suggests, The Serpent is bent in a wiggling snake-like shape that helps to create a distinct tone. While this instrument looks like one of Leonard Solomon’s fantastical machines, it was actually invented in Italy during the 16th...

Clever Digital Watch That Is Worn as a Ring

Firebox (previously) is featuring a very clever digital watch that’s worn as a ring. This time-telling ring is a replica of the style Casio wristwatches that were very popular before the advent of electronic items such as the Apple Watch. It comes in blue and red face colors with a shiny gold-colored body encasing the whole thing. What time is it?...

Diver Befriends an Octopus Who Teaches Him About Her Elusive Aquatic World in ‘My Octopus Teacher’

The Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher tells the story of Craig Foster, a diver who forged a profound friendship with a gentle octopus with whom he visited every day for a year. Foster followed the octopus around the South African kelp forest and documented the underwater world that he was able to witness firsthand. While cephalopods are known...

Desperate Mother Cow Asks Man to Help Her Retrieve Her Newborn Calf From the Other Side of the Fence

When a curious motorist named Dave stopped to capture video of free-roaming cows as they played in a pond, he noticed that one cow was pacing back and forth and loudly lowing in desperation. When he got closer, he saw that the cow was trying to lead him to a spot next to the property fence. Dave took a look and saw that a tiny newborn calf was curled...

A Wonderfully Satisfying Compilation of Stella the Yellow Lab Diving Into Freshly Raked Piles of Autumn Leaves

In celebration of the fall season, the humans belonging to Stella, the hilarious hind-leg dragging, ball-chasing, leaf pile-leaping, snow-sliding and doorstop-springing yellow lab, created a wonderfully satisfying compilation of their beloved dog diving into freshly raked piles of crispy autumn leaves. Fall approaches. Stella waits. Sometimes, she...

A Red Tailed Hawk Knocks a Nosy Drone Out of the Air

While flying a drone, the eagle-eyed pilot spotted a large bird who was perching on a branch of a backyard tree. The drone pilot sent the drone toward the bird’s direction but the raptor didn’t have much use for a nosy flying robot and took off, knocking the drone out of the sky. I flew over to find the bird with the drone to get a closer look, and...

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