if you think of the word “brainstorm” you hear the word brainstorm. if you think of the words “green needle” you hear green needle. pic.twitter.com/kNBfIINpgL
— Vinny Skywalker (@sirvinnyd) May 17, 2018
While Yanny & Laurel swept the Internet this week, a far more interesting example using similar audio tricks also surfaced.
“Brainstorm or Green Needle” however, puts you in charge of your destiny. Try it for yourself! Think of which word you want to hear and you will. Now go back and forth between the two and really have an existential crisis.
What an amazing story. You can see more at A Chick Called Albert
A Russian fighter pilot in a Sukhoi Su-35S shows off the aircraft’s incredible maneuverability
Fascinating archival footage from EYE, with video slowed down to a natural rate and added-in sound for ambience by recording engineer Guy Jones.
Footage from 1913: 0:06-1:35
Footage from 1915: 1:36-4:06
Jani Ylinampa is a Finnish photographer that has built a steadily growing following on Instagram and Facebook for his breathtaking landscape photography.
The artist’s work is focused primarily around his home region of Finnish Lapland where he captures the region’s natural beauty as well as the incredible Northern Lights.
In this seasonal series, Jani uses a drone to document the life of a small Finnish island called Kotisaari near Rovaniemi. According to the town’s tourist website:
Rovaniemi was a legendary lumberjack town, and the Ounas- and Kemi rivers were used as floating channels for the log industry from the late 1800 century until end of 1980 when the floating channels were replaced by the more modern use of trucks. In the good old days the Kotisaari Island was a traditional stronghold of the Lumberjacks in Kemijoki. The Lumberjacks’ history still lives on in the buildings of the island. The old boathouse has been renovated and it is now used as a tavern.
For more, check out Jani’s work at the links below.
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I took every shot from behind-the-scenes featurettes where Dr. Strange is in front of a greenscreen, and edited him into a waterpark. pic.twitter.com/kiD8JTZLgH
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) May 15, 2018
Jesse McLaren is good at Internet. Check out his Twitter or Instagram for high quality goodness.
Explore the unique subculture of African Death Metal music in Botswana. Shot and edited by: Judy Lelliott. Featured bands: Skinflint and Overthrust
Another year, another controversial question DIVIDING THE INTERNET (caps lock emphasis, me). In the audio clip below, people are asked whether they hear ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’.
I won’t spoil it, but.. ANYONE THAT SAYS THEY HEAR ‘YANNY’ IS A BIG STINKIN’ LIAR
What’s going on here? According to The Verge:
The secret is frequency. The acoustic information that makes us hear Yanny is higher frequency than the acoustic information that makes us hear Laurel. Some of the variation may be due to the audio system playing the sound.. But some of it is also the mechanics of your ears, and what you’re expecting to hear. Older adults tend to start losing their hearing at the higher frequency ranges.. It’s a phenomenon you can mimic on a computer.. if you remove all the low frequencies, you hear Yanny. If you remove the high frequencies, you hear Laurel
Additionally, the audio is also ‘noisy’ which causes your perception to be slightly ambiguous and your brain fills in what it thinks it should be. Have another listen sped up and slowed down, see if it changes anything.
Okay fine, I take it back. It sounds different at different speeds/frequencies. People hear differently. I was foolish. I take it all back. Sorry you can’t have your two minutes back but at least you can be topical at the water cooler today!
A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. This war involves the single deadliest being on our planet: The Bacteriophage.
Video by Kurzgesagt and created with scientific advice and editing by James Gurney.