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  1. Watch Lindsey Stirling Defeat a Dragon With Her Violin While Playing the Dragon Age: Inquisition Theme

    But where are my bbs Cullen and Sera?!

    If you've ever wanted to watch an incredibly-talented violinist destroy a High Dragon with just the power of her music, then you should probably watch Lindsey Stirling magic her away through the main theme from Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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  2. Taylor Davis As AU Violin Prodigy Ellie From The Last Of Us

    Can we get Troy Baker to sing to this?

    Gustavo Santaolalla's theme for The Last of Us is just about as haunting as the end of the game. Violinist Taylor Davis gives us a beautiful rendition of the song while rocking some rad Ellie cosplay, and it's everything we want it to be and more.

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  3. Fungus Treatment Can Make a Cheap Violin Sound Like a Stradivarius

    There are  lot of factors that go into the sound of a famed Stradivarius violin -- the type of wood, the way it was aged, and some good old-fashioned unicorn magic. Despite years of research and best efforts of scientists and musicians though, some of those factors still remain a mystery. Recently, a Swedish wood researcher may have unlocked one of the lasting secrets of the Stradivarius sound. By treating the wood of an inexpensive violin with two types of fungus that decay wood in an unexpected way, Professor Francis W. M. R. Schwarze was able to manipulate the inexpensive violin's sound to be indistinguishable from a Stradivarius.

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  4. To Settle Dispute, PayPal Orders Buyer to Destroy Violin

    It started with the sale of a violin by Erica, with money exchanged via PayPal. The story goes awry when the buyer of the instrument complained to both Erica and PayPal that the violin was a fake -- despite apparently being appraised by several experts. In a move echoing the wisdom of King Solomon, PayPal ordered the buyer to destroy the violin. As you can see above, that's exactly what happened.

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