Things We Saw Today: Singing Opera with Helium Sounds Strangely Beautiful
Inhaling helium can be dangerous, since it involves oxygen deprivation, so listening to opera singer Christina Elizabeth singing “Deh Vieni Non Tardar” from Le Nozze Di Figaro with the aid of a helium balloon is quite the guilty pleasure. If anybody’s diaphragm can take the strain, it’s a trained opera singer, right? That seems like, uh, science. Anyway, she sounds incredible. (via ViralViralVideos)
- Here’s a research round-up on how dolphins are way smarter than anybody realizes. So, now you’ll be even less surprised when Douglas Adams’ prediction comes true.
- Blue Frog Robotics have designed a household robot named “Buddy” to help tutor kids or aid the elderly; he’s got “R2-D2’s versatility but with Wall-E’s emotive abilities.” (via Engadget)
- Speaking of cute robots, many household pets have had to learn to adjust to the Star Wars BB-8 toy, to hilarious results. (via The Daily Dot)
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- Early reviews of Michael Fassbender’s performance as Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic have been positive. We’re referring, of course, the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic of Steve Jobs, not to be confused with that other Steve Jobs biopic, or the documentary that came out two days ago, or this comedic parody of all things Jobs.
- Check out how much videogame box art has changed over the decades via this lengthy slideshow featuring some old school title designs.
Anything else catch your eye on the internet over the course of this lazy long weekend?
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