News

Musician Plays a Gorgeous Medieval Tune of His Own Composition on a Beautiful Hurdy-Gurdy

Musician and composer Andrey Vinogradov performed a gorgeously mournful original medieval tune on a beautiful hurdy-gurdy, which is also known as a wheel fiddle. The instrument is an unusual combination of strings and keys that are all played with the strategic turn of a crank. This original song is available …

News

How a Good Title Ensures That the Film Stays in an Audience’s Memory For a Long Time

In a humorous video essay, filmmaker Karsten Runquist explains the critical significance of a taking the time to create a good title so that the film will stay in the respective memories of audience members for a long time. Not only is making titles fun, I feel making titles is …

News

Prolific Crocheting Yarn Bomber Olek Shares Her Vision for Changing the World One Loop at Time

Olek, the prolific crochet artist, yarn bomber and friend of Laughing Squid sat down with Great Big Story to share details about her life, her work, her inspirations, the people she’s worked with, the places she’s been and her vision for changing the world – one loop at a time. …

News

Photo Of The Day By Satesh Ramjattan

Photo By Satesh Ramjattan Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Usual Suspects” by Satesh Ramjattan. Location: Matheson Hammock Park, Coral Gables, Florida. “Silhouetted palms against a candy-colored sky at Matheson Hammock Park in Miami right before sunrise,” describes Ramjattan. “This is one of those locations where you can get …

News

A Well Armed Bride and Groom ‘Cut’ a Propane-Filled Wedding Cake in the Black Rock Desert Back in 1996

In 1996, prior to the official start of Burning Man, my friends Doc and Honeybadger invited a group of their closest friends to help them celebrate their recent marriage in a very unique way. Out in the Black Rock Desert, miles away from camp, a special wedding cake had been …

News

Dungeons & Diners & Dragons & Drive-Ins & Dives

Onion Powder created a hilarious Dungeons & Dragons parody illustration, a module for “Escape From Flavortown”, which takes place in the delicious game Dungeons & Diners & Dragons & Drive-Ins & Dives, where adventurers battle a giant Guy Fieri dragon! Onion Powder is selling t-shirts with this wonderful illustration, which …

News

A Friendly Arctic Fox Says Hello to a Canadian Expedition Leader Before Taking a Nearby Nap

While leading a Polar Bear Migration Fly-In Safari in Nunavut, Canada, expedition leader, Dave Briggs got a surprise visit from a friendly arctic fox who just wanted to say hello before taking a nearby nap in the snow. A rare occurrence, the curious fox approached Dave while he was sitting …

News

Amazing Two Camera Video of a 1992 Rage Against the Machine Show at Zed Records in Long Beach, CA

In 2013, YouTuber CowProd posted a video of an amazing show in 1992 by a very young Rage Against the Machine at Zed Records in Long Beach, California. CowProd and friend Nanda captured the entire performance on two cameras, which was edited into a single amazing video by Chester Copperpot5. …

News

The Challenges of Designing Enduring Symbols That Warn Against Dangerous Situations

In a really insightful video by Vox and accompanying article by 99% Invisible, video producer Christophe Haubursin, 99% Invisible creator and host Roman Mars and digital director Kurt Kohlstedt also of 99% Invisible, explain the scientific, philosophical and design challenges of creating enduring, understandable symbols that warn against danger and …

News

A Rescued Chimp Outfitted With a Camera Provides a Rare View Amongst the Treetops of Her Home

In a clip from the three part PBS series “Animals With Cameras“, a rescued chimpanzee named Kimbang was outfitted with a camera and sent along to climb some trees so that her caretaker could assess her diet and ensure she was making the right choices before being set out into …