Londoners Try to Properly Pronounce German Words

Language company Busuu sent an expert in the German language around the streets of London to ask the locals to try their hand at properly pronouncing rather long and difficult words. Included in this list were such words as eichhörnchen (squirrel), brötchen (bread roll), mehrwertsteuer (value added tax), rechtschreibung (spelling), and Streichholzschächtelchen (little box of…

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A Brilliantly Confounding Dual Axis Rotating Shape

Game developer Frank Force created a brilliantly confounding optical illusion of a spinning shape that appears to be simultaneously rotating around both the horizontal and vertical axis. The object also appears to be spinning in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions. He submitted this illusion to The Best illusion of the Year Contest and won the…

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Opening 60 Year Old Canned Water Rations

The ever-gregarious Taras Kul, aka the “Crazy Russian Hacker” (previously), set six cans of 60 year old water rations on the table in front of him and quite reverently read the imprinted directions. According to the instructions, Kul could determine if the water was fresh and safe to drink by slap-knocking the top of each…

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Church Organ Covers of Popular Songs

Musician Fabian Hartung performs wonderful covers of popular songs and soundtracks from both film and video games on a traditional church organ. While this particular organ is mostly used for hymns and religious songs, Hartung says his mission is to change people’s minds about the instrument. I try to get more people interested in the…

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