Level, A Platform Designed to Create Subtle Movement While Working at a Standing Desk

Level is a working platform designed by Santa Barbara startup FluidStance that is designed to provide subtle instability, to ensure that a user moves continually to help work muscles, increase heart rate and avoid the fatigue of standing still. The project is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo.

Level

Level

Level

Level

images via The Level

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A Devastating Computer Simulation of a Massive Asteroid Hitting Earth Set to Pink Floyd’s ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’

Anselmo la Manna has combined a devastating computer simulation of a massive 310-mile-wide asteroid impacting the Earth with the beautiful Pink Floyd song “The Great Gig in the Sky.” The simulation is from the 2005 Discovery Channel miniseries Miracle Planet.

For comparison, here is the original clip of the simulation from Miracle Planet with narration about the specific ways in which the asteroid impact would destroy life on Earth, and a video of Pink Floyd performing “Great Gig in the Sky.”

via The Presurfer

Misao Okawa,The World’s Oldest Living Person, Celebrates Her 117th Birthday in Osaka, Japan

Misao Okawa

Misao Okawa, the beautiful supercentenarian woman who holds the record as the oldest living person in the world, celebrated her 117th birthday on March 4, 2015 at the retirement home in Osaka, Japan where she currently resides.

Misao has lived across three centuries, which have seen immense social and technological advances including the advent of motor vehicles, flight, mobile telephones, social networking sites and 6 UK Monarchs, 4 Emperors of Japan and 20 US Presidents.

Misao Okawa

images via Guinness World Records

How to Build an Igloo From Snow Without Assistance

Survival skill YouTube channel overthehill outdoors presents a step-by-step instructional video highlighting how to build an igloo from snow by oneself. In all, the building process–which occurred in the mountains of Utah–took around seven hours to complete.

The traditional method of igloo building adds the blocks in a continuous upward sloping spiral. That works well, especially if you have an assistant helping you. But when I’m working alone I prefer the concentric ring method shown in this video. I use the string when teaching first-timers to cut blocks at the correct angles, but once you’ve made a couple of igloos you’ll be able to eyeball the cuts just fine without it.

via Digg

A Musicless Version of the Music Video for Britney Spears’ Song ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’

Mario Wienerroither (previously) of the DIGITALOFEN audiobakery recently stripped all the music out of the music video for Britney Spears‘ hit song from 2000, “Oops!… I Did It Again“. Wienerroither then dubbed over the music video with squeaky leather sounds and vocals.

The original “Oops!… I Did It Again” music video for the sake of comparison: