Chewbacca and Yoda Play the ‘Cantina Band’ Song in the Kitchen Using a Clarinet and an Oven

Australia-based Jess Bauer has recently shared “When Leia Isn’t Home,” a wonderful video featuring her dad (Chewbacca) and brother Toby (Yoda) playing the hit “Cantina Band” song from Star Wars using a clarinet and kitchen oven. Jess’ father and brother have popped up in the past on her YouTube channel to jam out to random songs for the ongoing When Mama Isn’t Home series.

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Brave Electrical Engineer Uses His Tongue to Test How Electric Frequency Relates to Pain

Electrical engineer Mehdi Sadaghhdar from ElectroBOOM used his tongue to test how electric frequency relates to pain in a recent video. After attaching electrodes to his tongue, Sadaghhdar adjusted the frequency of the current and used his hand to indicate the level of pain he was experiencing. As the frequency went up so did the pain, but only to about 2kHz, at which point the pain lessened as the frequency rose.

Electric Frequency Pain Chart

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A ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ PC Mod That Brings an Imperial Star Destroyer to Los Santos

YouTube commentator TwoDynamic has shared footage of a Grand Theft Auto V PC mod, created by Justin Lewis (a.k.a. “JJxORACLE”) of Arterius Modding, that allows gamers to bring a massive Imperial Star Destroyer from Star Wars to the fictional city of Los Santos. The great mod is available to download online from GTA5-mods.com.

Imperial Star Destroyer GTA

Imperial Star Destroyer GTA

Imperial Star Destroyer GTA

images via GTA5-mods.com

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An Explosive and Slow-Motion Look at the Highly Unstable Substance Nitrogen Triiodide

A recent video by The Royal Institution of Great Britain takes an explosive, close-up, and slow-motion look at the highly unstable substance nitrogen triiodide (NI3). Host Andrew Marmery demonstrates how easily NI3 can be set off by something as gentle as a balloon, and he also explains the chemistry behind what makes the compound so reactive.

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A Chilling Exploration of the Sounds of Horror Classic ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

Editor Jacob T. Swinney has created a chilling exploration of the sounds of the horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street by director Wes Craven. Craven recently passed away at the age of 76 after a battle with brain cancer.

The first horror movie I ever watched was Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Being a child, the film frightened me so badly that I didn’t view another horror film until my teen years. Despite the obvious tormentors of a man with a burned face, gravity defying whirlpools of blood, and a dying teen being dragged around the ceiling, I believe one of the reasons the film affected me so heavily was Craven’s use of sound. As Freddy Krueger haunts the dreams of the film’s characters, he is almost always accompanied by some sort of sound, whether it be eerie ambient noise or his non-diegetic theme. Craven made masterful use of the stinger, adding a whole new dimension to the jump scare. After the initial burst, a mechanical shrill of chirps would often linger for a few moments, creating an audio hellscape of nightmarish, arcade-like sounds. Here is a brief showcase of how Craven used sound to shape the atmosphere of his 1984 classic, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Rest in Peace, Wes Craven.