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Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” Song Is Completely Transformed When Slowed to 33 RPM

It’s not unusual for a classic tune to be reimagined. Most of the time, this is done when another musician performs it as a cover song, but its recreation can be even simpler than that. Many years ago, Dolly Parton’s 1973 hit “Jolene” was slowed down from the original 45 RPM record to just 33 RPM. …

Dolly Parton

Man Comes Up With the Most Punderful Road Signs to Make Passersby Smile

Whether you love them or hate them, the art of the pun should not be <i>punderestimated</i> (sorry), as it takes skill to craft comical wordplay that can make people laugh and cringe at the same time. One group to master the art of funny puns is the Indian Hills Community of Colorado, who’ve been making …

Jokes

SpaceX Engineer Details Ambitious Plan to Build ‘Multiple Cities on Mars’

SpaceX wants to give rise to a human settlement on Mars, starting small with a couple of spaceships and expanding out into a sprawling metropolis. …

Habitats

This Guy Poses with Toy Superheroes Using Forced Perspective

Wire Hon is a Malaysian toy collector and photographer who has been shooting creative photos of himself and his family with Marvel superheroes by …

Marvel Super Heroes

Incredible Photos of Massive Dust Storm Taken From Fleeing News Helicopter

Photographer Jason Ferguson has been shooting from helicopters for over 6 years. In early August, he captured some incredible photographs of a dust storm spreading over Phoenix, Arizona. From his position in a news helicopter, he whipped out his smartphone to snap a few pictures as the chopper …

Dust Storms

The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

18 classic viral videos that will always be hilarious

<i>It’s</i> <i>Viral Market Crash</i> <i>week on Mashable. Join us as we take stock of the viral economy and investigate how the internet morphed from a fun</i> …

Viral

19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Take You Literally Out Of This World

Some of these will make you question everything.

Visualizing the Hidden ‘Logic’ of Cities

Some cities’ roads follow regimented grids. Others twist and turn. See it all on one chart.<p>In Chicago or Beijing, any given street is likely to take you north, south, east, or west. But good luck following the compass in Rome or Boston, where streets grew up organically and seemingly twist and and …

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games - MIT Technology Review

With all the excitement over neural networks and deep-learning techniques, it’s easy to imagine that the world of computer science consists of little …

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Energy

23 Things That Look Suspiciously Like Other Things

WHO CAN EXPLAIN THIS PHENOMENA?!<p><i>H/T r/mildlyinteresting</i>

Google Duplex Is Pretty Much Here and It's Pretty Much Amazing

Step aside, Alexa and Siri.<p>The Google I/O conference in May teased Google Duplex, a leveled-up version of the company’s home assistant. The demo for …

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Military History

These Gravity-Defying Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …

Meet The Cleanest Badasses In Japan

These are modern day heroes. Dressed in traditional threads, they walk the streets of Japan. When they see trash, they pick it up, and throw it away. …

The Desert Is Taking Over Dubai And Abu Dhabi, And The Photos Are Stunning

There is much more to the United Arab Emirates then the glitzy malls and skyscrapers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Australian photographer Irenaeus Herok …

Abu Dhabi

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

United Arab Emirates

The Weirdest Things to Do in Tokyo

Japan has a solid reputation as a place with lots of fun and unique stuff to do, from trying strange food and drink, to using futuristic toilet …

Weird

A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

The World’s Most Amazing Airline Liveries

We’re used to airlines competing on price and service. But another type of competition is unfolding, literally, before your eyes: the one for the …

Toy Story

California man builds 14-foot ‘Star Wars’ TIE fighter on his almond farm

An almond farmer from Turlock, California, has built a life-size replica of a <i>Star Wars</i> TIE fighter—and it’s as cool as it sounds.<p>Erich Gemperle, …

San Antonio

When Professional Drone Pilots Film the World’s Best Snowboarders and Freeskiers

Drones with stabilized cameras are nice, but capturing serious action shots at close range requires a different type of aircraft with serious …

Drones

How Photographers Use Clever Tricks to Create Photos You Won't Believe (VIDEO)

Some videos we feature on Shutterbug are serious and some are fun, but the one below might just amaze you. We all know that photographers can use a …

World’s First Underwater Villa Offers Spectacular Living 16 Feet Below the Sea

If you’ve ever dreamt of being like Ariel and living under the sea, now’s your chance to make your fantasy a reality. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island recently announced what they believe to be the world's first underwater villa. They’re calling the stunning locale Muraka, or “coral” in Dhivehi …

17 Bars That Are Going To Make You Wonder Why Every Bar Doesn't Have These Things

Levitating drinks?!

Alcohol

17 Pictures That Will Literally Melt The Icebox That Is Your Heart

Grab some tissues.

Genius

Weatherman has meltdown after the longest winter ever

At this point, everyone is pretty much ready to never think about winter again.<p>But not as much as Garry Frank.<p>The Fox 17 weather reporter was giving …

People are struggling to guess how many triangles are actually in this viral photo — see if you can figure it out

If you're a fan of brain teasers, you'll love the latest one sweeping the Internet.<p>On Monday, journalist Jitesh Pillaai shared a black-and-white drawing of several triangles hidden within one triangle and asked social media users to identify just how many of them they could find.<p>The brain teaser …

This is the COOLEST! Everything that’s Orbiting the Earth Right Now

Okay, if you’ve got some spare time, check out this amazing website called Stuff in Space. It’s a simulation of every satellite (alive or dead), …