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The Rich Layered Sound of a 13-String Italian Lirone

Musician Emilia Benjamin of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (previously) demonstrated the rich, layered sound of a traditional 13-string Lirone. Benjamin also explained that where and how the instrument was invented, its history of accompanying vocalists, the string variations of different models, and the many names given to the instrument....

A Stunning Timelapse of Night Skies Over Wet Mountain Valley in South Central Colorado at 7,888 Foot Altitude

Filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović of Sun Chaser Pictures have created a stunning timelapse of the brilliant night skies over Wet Mountain Valley in the south-central part of Colorado. The altitude of this area is just a hair under 1½ miles, which offers a head start into the stars above. This location, like those in the pair’s other...

Silhouetted Photos That Seamlessly Incorporate the Setting Sun as Part of the Story Being Told

View this post on Instagram A post shared by KRUTIK THAKUR (@krutikkkkkkk) Indian photographer Krutik Thakur shoots gorgeous silhouetted photos where he seamlessly incorporates the setting sun as an integral part of the distinct narrative that he chooses to convey. The effect is both humorous and...

A Campy Parody of ‘Influencer’ Apartment Tours

Comedian Claire McFadden wrote and performed a really campy parody of “Influencer” apartment tours that are posted on social media for the world to see. McFadden really captures the seemingly unrelenting narcissistic need to overshare details of their personal lives with a great deal of provocative deadpan humor. Thanks for watching my Apartment...

Irish Television Host Interviews a Punk, Two Goths, and a Mod on ‘The Late Late Show With Gay Byrne’ in 1983

Irish television host Gay Byrne of The Late Late Show conducted a collective interview in 1983 with four young people who identified with a certain group. The first person Byrne spoke with considered himself a Punk. The second person considered herself a Goth, the third person chose to identify himself as an individual, and the fourth considered himself...

How Kids Learned Classical Music From Old Cartoons

THREAD: Lots of us learned classical music from watching old cartoons, so I’m going to identify the pieces that frequently popped up. One of the most recognizable is Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2,” performed by those great piano virtuosos Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry. pic.twitter.com/SmyKbMpw3e — Vincent Alexander (@NonsenseIsland) March...

Little Black Cat Sounds Like a Stalling Engine

A little black cat named Shorty of the feline duo Shorty and Cody sat inside her beloved cardboard box and made adorable revving noises that made her sound like a stalling engine trying to start while her beloved human Rob played a bit of peek-a-boo with her. Shorty usually does her little “hi” activation sound when I walk by and see her in her box,...

A Three and a Half Minute Compilation of 60 Songs That’s Here to Remind You of the Year 1995

As part of their newly relaunched Thursday music series for the month of March 2021, Aaron Brink and Steve Reidell of The Hood Internet have compiled 60 songs into a 3½ minute dance tune that’s “here to remind you” of the pivotal year of 1995. Samples of more than 60 songs from 1995 mixed together into one 3½-minute song by The Hood Internet. We’ll...

Rescued Capybara Really Enjoys a Good Scratch

Former Disney actor and biologist Natália Cará of Biologando Pelo Mundo came across a rather affectionate rescued capybara who wanted nothing more than to interact with someone who would provide yummy scratches. Cará happily obliged, mostly concentrating on the neck and head areas. This rescued capybara decided to approach me while I was cleaning...

The Minnesota Department of Transportation Selects the Winners of Their 2021 Name a Snowplow Contest

View this post on Instagram A post shared by MnDOT (@mndot) The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MDOT) put a call to citizens in their state to submit ideas for naming eight snowplows from their 2021 fleet. MDOT received over 122,000 suggestions and has since announced the eight winners from...

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