The Presurfer

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Listen to a Wall of Music

Millions of artists sorted by genre for you to discover and play instantly in a playlist, listen to hours of music and videos for free. Uwall.tv was created by Argentinian web developer Sebastian Vaggi.

Uwall.tv allows you to search YouTube by artist, song or by music category. Just pick an artist or band from the thumbnail images on the page, or simply type in your artist of choice into the search box.

(thanks Cora)

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10 Movies You Didn’t Realize Were Based On Books

Often people totally miss the books in favor of the movies that spring rom them. With film adaptations of Philip K. Dick stories like Total Recall, which tend to veer so wildly that you might not recognize even if you had read the source material, it’s understandable. But as it turns out, there are a lot more movies that we didn’t realize were based on books.

Baby’s First Butcher Shop

This grisly 1840 doll-sized butcher shop with miniature animal carcasses and a floor covered in sawdust and blood would be shockingly graphic to our modern sensibilities. After all, here in the 21st century, we like to remain cheerfully oblivious about where our meat products come from.

But in Victorian times, such detailed model butcher shops were not uncommon, says Sarah Louise Wood, a curator at the Museum of Childhood at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The real question is: Why exactly do such things exist?

(thanks Lisa)

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Londense bus doet push-ups

David Cerny, a Czech artist has re-modelled a traditional London double-decker bus into a mechanical sculpture of an athlete doing push-ups to celebrate the Olympic Games opening in the British capital on Friday. The bus is installed outside the Czech Olympic House in London’s Islington neighbourhood.

Cerny bought the 1957 bus from an owner in the Netherlands, attached two huge arms, an electrical engine and a lot of wiring and suspension tools to make it into a piece of art named ‘London Boosted.’

Welkom in Ferropolis

Ferropolis, ’the city of iron’ is a museum – opened in 1995 – of old huge industrial machines in Gräfenhainichen, a city near Dessau, Germany. It’s an open air museum which contains machines from the mid-twentieth century.

They can measure to 30 meters high, 120 meters long and weigh up to 1980 tons. As skeletons of huge extinct dinosaurs, these derelict machines seem finally resting in a graveyard of obsolete technology.

Hoe Venus voor de zon schuift

A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth. The last transit of Venus was this morning but I didn’t see it because it was rather cloudy here in the Netherlands.

The Venus transit as seen in the 171 wavelength. This channel is especially good at showing coronal loops – the arcs extending off of the Sun where plasma moves along magnetic field lines. The brightest spots seen here are locations where the magnetic field near the surface is exceptionally strong.

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Ja ik wil!!!

On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, actor Isaac Lamb from Portland told his girlfriend to meet him at his parent’s house for dinner. When she arrived he had stationed his brother to sit her in the back of an open Honda CRV and give her some headphones. He ‘wanted to play her a song.’ What she got instead was the world’s first Live Lip-Dub Proposal.

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