i used to have good days and bad days but now i just have bad days and really bad days
|—||Friedrich Nietzsche (via psych-facts)|
Fake Seat-belt T-Shirt
"ID RATHER WEAR THIS UGLY SHIRT AND DIE IN A CAR ACCIDENT THAN FUCKING PUT ON MY GODDAMN SEAT BELT" HOLY SHIT IM SO MAD
A sculpture of the Roman Colosseum, done in a real tooth.
Not sure if cool or terrifying…
if the bacteria in your mouth have evolved to reach the level of Roman civilization, you should probably brush your teeth
on a scale from one to Colosseum Tooth, how sick are you?
- Leonardo Da Vinci’s wacky piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years:
A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci.
Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’ - which looks like a baby grand piano – but never built it, experts say.
The viola organista has now come to life, thanks to a Polish concert pianist with a flair for instrument-making and the patience and passion to interpret da Vinci’s plans.
Full of steel strings and spinning wheels, Slawomir Zubrzycki’s creation is a musical and mechanical work of art.
‘‘This instrument has the characteristics of three we know: the harpsichord, the organ and the viola da gamba,’’ Zubrzycki said as he debuted the instrument at the Academy of Music in the southern Polish city of Krakow.
The instrument’s exterior is painted in a rich midnight blue, adorned with golden swirls painted on the side. The inside of its lid is a deep raspberry inscribed with a Latin quote in gold leaf by 12th-century German nun, mystic and philosopher, Saint Hildegard.
‘‘Holy prophets and scholars immersed in the sea of arts both human and divine, dreamt up a multitude of instruments to delight the soul,’’ it says.
The flat bed of its interior is lined with golden spruce. Sixty-one gleaming steel strings run across it, similar to the inside of a baby grand.
Each is connected to the keyboard, complete with smaller black keys for sharp and flat notes. But unlike a piano, it has no hammered dulcimers. Instead, there are four spinning wheels wrapped in horse-tail hair, like violin bows.
To turn them, Zubrzycki pumps a pedal below the keyboard connected to a crankshaft. As he tinkles the keys, they press the strings down onto the wheels, emitting rich, sonorous tones reminiscent of a cello, an organ and even an accordion.
The effect is a sound that da Vinci dreamt of, but never heard; there are no historical records suggesting he or anyone else of his time built the instrument he designed.
A sketch and notes in da Vinci’s characteristic inverted script is found in his Codex Atlanticus, a 12-volume collection of his manuscripts and designs for everything from weaponry to flight.
‘‘I have no idea what Leonardo da Vinci might think of the instrument I’ve made, but I’d hope he’d be pleased,’’ said Zubrzycki, who spend three years and 5000 hours bringing da Vinci’s creation to life.
i want to play it
I was driving down the road and some lady blew her stop sign and I almost crashed right into her and the literal moment I was slamming on the brake my freakin phone starts ringing
my rinGTONE IS STAYIN’ ALIVE
I COULD HAVE DIED AND THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE LAST THING I HEARD
Fun Fact: Staying Alive also has the correct tempo for CPR.
^ Life saving info right here