Honda Music Road: Highway to Heaven or Hell?

Clever idea from Honda but one that I could see be very annoying for those living nearby who had to hear the same song over and over again… From Jalopnik: This strip of road in Lancaster, California is one of only a handful of roads in the world that will “sing” as you drive over it. The music comes from the noise made by tires passing over a series of carefully cut groves in the road’s surface. Now local residents want it all to be paved over, just because not everyone drives a Honda Civic at exactly the right speed. Made by Honda as part of an upcoming advertising campaign, the road’s incredibly out-of-tune rendition of “The William Tell Overture” (you might know it as the theme from The Lone Ranger) attracted tourists but annoyed locals to no end. Honda states that the road was tuned specifically to the tires and wheelbase of a Civic, so that may explain why it sounds so terrible in this video. We’re thinking that the neighbors living about a half mile away and can’t get to sleep at night from the racket really don’t care to hear it at all. The actual commercial:





December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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