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Reader Poll: Do you like classical music with jazz influences?

Since the early 20th century, jazz always had a significant impact on classical music and classical pianists. Composers found the rhythms, the blue quality in melody and harmony, as well as the spontaneous improvisation immensely fascinating and irresistibly modern. Read more >>

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« Reply #350 on: April 12, 2011, 11:21:45 PM »

Not so much a 'did you know' but on par with the thread.

Northern lights.
http://vimeo.com/21419634
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« Reply #351 on: April 13, 2011, 03:45:23 AM »

Here's one.

Guy who's blind plays video games.
http://blog.games.yahoo.com/blog/574-how-a-blind-gamer-plays-zelda-by-ear
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« Reply #352 on: April 13, 2011, 05:19:09 AM »

There's a lot behind the theory of practising with your eyes closed...
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« Reply #353 on: April 13, 2011, 05:21:35 AM »

http://www.benunderwood.com/

Religious elements aside, he is an incredible person. there are also mini documentaries on youtube of him playing basketball and psp and stuff.
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« Reply #354 on: April 14, 2011, 02:41:22 AM »

http://www.benunderwood.com/

Religious elements aside, he is an incredible person. there are also mini documentaries on youtube of him playing basketball and psp and stuff.

I posted that doco in this thread a while back, he has passed away.


- Did you know that some great videos online are found here?
http://www.wimp.com/
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« Reply #355 on: April 14, 2011, 12:24:28 PM »

- Did you know that people from all over the internet posted themselves singing this one song and then they where all edited to fit together into this wonderful masterpiece?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7o7BrlbaDs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7o7BrlbaDs</a>
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« Reply #356 on: April 14, 2011, 02:51:59 PM »

- Did you know you could do this to bananas?




http://illusion.scene360.com/art/16953/going-banana-crazy/#more-16953
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« Reply #357 on: April 16, 2011, 03:08:30 AM »

I'd still rather eat bananas Grin

Today I found out that bananas taste good with hummus and pita bread o.o Smiley
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« Reply #358 on: April 16, 2011, 04:02:39 AM »

*Bob shakes head*  Did you know... Some mistakes can go unnoticed for awhile?

I thought this thing looked a little off.




http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110415/us_yblog_thelookout/post-office-uses-vegas-liberty-statue-for-stamp-by-accident




The real one, as far as I can tell....

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« Reply #359 on: April 16, 2011, 05:03:55 AM »

Yeah, she looks really smug in the first shot.
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« Reply #360 on: April 17, 2011, 03:15:15 AM »

Origins of language debate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13049700
http://www.economist.com/node/18557572?story_id=18557572
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« Reply #361 on: April 17, 2011, 06:50:13 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7u6N-cSWtY#t=9m12s

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/04/science_fact_real_dinosaurs_also_had_human_legs_1.php
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« Reply #362 on: April 17, 2011, 10:38:55 PM »

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/11/29/scientists-find-fountain-of-youth-in-mice/
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« Reply #363 on: April 19, 2011, 04:16:37 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1Qut0Nrsiw&NR=1

for the people that were laughing at the idea of playing the piano with your feet.
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« Reply #364 on: April 21, 2011, 12:13:47 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdPDn1KUz_A" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdPDn1KUz_A</a>
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« Reply #365 on: April 22, 2011, 02:05:45 PM »

- Did you know that this is how a professional game of foosball is played? Talk about wrist technique!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StEluNhRtrQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StEluNhRtrQ</a>
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« Reply #366 on: April 27, 2011, 03:19:19 PM »

- Did you know that being a concert pianist in the 21st century is this easy?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMMHOsYxqvk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMMHOsYxqvk</a>
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« Reply #367 on: May 02, 2011, 11:12:35 PM »

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-brain-wiring-linked-family-genes.html
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« Reply #368 on: May 20, 2011, 06:01:18 AM »

- Did you know that this is some mean accordion playing! So many small little buttons it makes the mind boggle how he does it! He has many other videos, a real virtuoso!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiRNzIUkDuk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiRNzIUkDuk</a>

This also blew my socks off.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quZuGOcmVQ0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quZuGOcmVQ0</a>
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« Reply #369 on: May 20, 2011, 09:16:31 AM »

- Did you know that this is hilarious?!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4JCo63bMHs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4JCo63bMHs</a>
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« Reply #370 on: May 20, 2011, 04:26:00 PM »

That is really awesome!  The soprano has the funniest expression when he gives her the look  Cheesy
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« Reply #371 on: May 21, 2011, 05:59:20 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_LV6dWcFaw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_LV6dWcFaw</a>


 Grin  Cool

This must have taken an eternity to rehearse!!!  Shocked
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« Reply #372 on: May 21, 2011, 08:48:50 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_LV6dWcFaw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_LV6dWcFaw</a>


 Grin  Cool

This must have taken an eternity to rehearse!!!  Shocked

those guys are great
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« Reply #373 on: May 22, 2011, 01:45:03 PM »

- Did you know that there are some plants that are over 1000 years old?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWm0CQKRcwo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWm0CQKRcwo</a>
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« Reply #374 on: May 24, 2011, 06:34:16 AM »

- Did you know elephants like piano?  Grin
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBdogeZfVxk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBdogeZfVxk</a>
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« Reply #375 on: May 24, 2011, 06:58:11 AM »

- Did you know that the Flight of the Bumble Bee could be played this way?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxTOwXEy2Mo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxTOwXEy2Mo</a>
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« Reply #376 on: May 26, 2011, 07:29:58 AM »

Did you know that Bach played near a Bach can sound quite interesting and natural?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CDLBTJD4M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CDLBTJD4M</a>

Those tremoli crack me up  Grin
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« Reply #377 on: May 27, 2011, 12:25:54 PM »

- Did you know that this is a lot of ducks?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtPPGVPCgLY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtPPGVPCgLY</a>
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« Reply #378 on: May 27, 2011, 12:48:40 PM »

--Did you know that you can open your garage from your mobile phone if the other speaker presses the "open" botton at the other side of the line?
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« Reply #379 on: May 27, 2011, 01:49:07 PM »

Did you know the Americans spent a few million dollars to make a ballpen that wrote in weightlesness, and that the Russians used a pencil?
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« Reply #380 on: May 28, 2011, 03:05:56 AM »

Did you know they found the missing mass in the universe?

http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/4358/aussie-student-find-missing-mass


I'm still not sure what filaments are.  Maybe ropes of matter through the universe.
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« Reply #381 on: May 28, 2011, 03:11:35 AM »

- Did you know that this is a lot of ducks?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtPPGVPCgLY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtPPGVPCgLY</a>


That is a lot of ducks.  Haha.

It's like a duck drive.  (Like a cattle drive.)

Maybe there's a reason, but... It never dawns on any of them that there's another mode of transportation available?
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« Reply #382 on: May 28, 2011, 06:29:22 AM »

actually it means "health," with the implied meaning "to your health."  some germans will say "schoenheit" instead, which means "beauty," and hopefully I don't have to explain the rest of the joke.  Smiley

did you know...a million seconds is about 10 days, but a billion seconds is about 33 years?

did you know:
One Trillion Seconds = 31,688 Years, 269 Days, 1 Hour, 46 Minutes, 40 Seconds

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_years_is_1_trillion_seconds#ixzz1Ncs6pXic
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« Reply #383 on: June 02, 2011, 04:09:54 PM »

- Did you know that this is one good reason not to swim with bears?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAypG65Hp-A" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAypG65Hp-A</a>
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« Reply #384 on: June 03, 2011, 06:19:04 PM »

Did you know that Wikipedia also exists in Latin?

http://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagina_prima
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« Reply #385 on: June 04, 2011, 12:50:24 AM »

http://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursus_maritimus
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« Reply #386 on: June 09, 2011, 02:00:58 AM »

- Did you know that this takes crowd surfing to a new level?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inA-36YRV0Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inA-36YRV0Y</a>
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« Reply #387 on: June 18, 2011, 04:25:30 PM »

- Did you know you could pick things up and put them back down like this?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDlHGhKHIdM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDlHGhKHIdM</a>
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« Reply #388 on: June 19, 2011, 08:25:08 PM »

- Did you know that this takes crowd surfing to a new level?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inA-36YRV0Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inA-36YRV0Y</a>


Seems strange after the tsunami.


And with the polar bear video.  Or you would think some little kid would pee in that pool.
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« Reply #389 on: June 22, 2011, 04:26:27 AM »

- Did you know that birds can play guitar? Here are an example of Finches Smiley

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/willgompertz/2010/02/40_wild_birds_play_a_gibson_le.html
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« Reply #390 on: June 22, 2011, 04:35:49 AM »

Bob posted a while back a sea turtle making a video.

-Did you know that an octopus can also make videos? Smiley

http://www.mustwatchvideos.com/video/octopus-steals-video-camera-to-make-short-video-film
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« Reply #391 on: June 23, 2011, 07:56:46 AM »

Did you know that Wikipedia also exists in Latin?

http://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagina_prima

Sweetus Veritas. Cool
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« Reply #392 on: June 23, 2011, 08:16:33 AM »

Sweetus Veritas. Cool

Mihi placet essere in tabernam bibendum Cool

http://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicipaedia:Taberna
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« Reply #393 on: June 23, 2011, 12:31:32 PM »

- Did you know this guy is both funny and musical? Smiley

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTwJetox_tU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTwJetox_tU</a>
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« Reply #394 on: June 25, 2011, 12:00:38 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuz7wRpl8oM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuz7wRpl8oM</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L168C0Fne8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L168C0Fne8</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiFsXlJ-SCw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiFsXlJ-SCw</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMGuqZwmXGI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMGuqZwmXGI</a>

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« Reply #395 on: June 25, 2011, 12:14:20 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWLqK7n3dB4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWLqK7n3dB4</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLlpIitjzMU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLlpIitjzMU</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fJJQR5K7NI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fJJQR5K7NI</a>
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« Reply #396 on: June 30, 2011, 04:04:13 AM »

- Did you know that this young man's life a real inspiration? His father is such an amazing person.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xwCG0Ey2Mg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xwCG0Ey2Mg</a>
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« Reply #397 on: June 30, 2011, 11:09:01 AM »

It must be a day for inspirational stories.

- Did you know that this man took a chance and it paid off tremendously?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWmPhDyjY8Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWmPhDyjY8Y</a>
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« Reply #398 on: July 02, 2011, 05:48:26 AM »

- Did you know there are many ways of perceiving the world? Perception ideas from a quite famous savant. I believe this connects strongly with to how we play and feel music with emotion.

http://www.dump.com/2011/06/24/different-ways-of-knowing-video/
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« Reply #399 on: July 03, 2011, 10:29:05 PM »

Did you know that Sergio " Marvelous" Martinez ,is the best boxer in the world and is from my country, Argentina ?
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