November 12, 2020

Lifelike Freddie Mercury Marionette Captivates a Crowd in Madrid

Marionettes were used to entertain audiences during ancient times (dating back to the 5th century), but the art of puppetry is still practiced today. The figurines are animated by pulling strings, allowing their limbs to mimic the movements of the human body. But there’s one particular puppet that’s notably similar to its real-life counterpart. The Plaza de Oriente in Madrid recently hosted a star performance by a Freddie Mercury marionette.

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November 6, 2020

Clever Movie Ad Printed on Both Sides of Paper Comes To Life When Held To Light

A movie advertisement can be more than just a way to promote a film. When done well, it can become a collector’s items for fans of the flick. The 2016 Japanese animated film Your Name did just this with their clever full-page ad in a newspaper that, when printed, would’ve made anyone want to hang the page on their wall (or window) and see the film, of course.

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October 13, 2020

NYC Subway Station Turned Into “Van Halen Ave” as a Tribute To the Late Rocker

Music lost a legend when rocker Eddie Van Halen passed away on October 6, 2020, after a “long and arduous battle with cancer.” As the co-founder of the iconic band Van Halen, he went on to release 12 studio albums with them, producing hits like “Jump” and “Runnin’ with the Devil.” Van Halen (the band) was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

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October 1, 2020

Sir David Attenborough Joins Instagram and Breaks World Record for Fastest Follower Gains

On September 24, British naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough joined Instagram. In just four hours and 44 minutes, the beloved historian amassed one million followers of his account and, in the process, set a new Guinness World Record. The BBC legend's first post on the platform—a video addressing climate change—has over 17.2 million views. In the video, Attenborough explains that he joined the platform because “the world is in trouble.

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