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WTH: Where’s the Cuttlefish??!?

Cuttlefish change the patterns on their body for courtship rituals, when they eat a snack, and most famously when they want to blend in.

How they change their skin patterns may tell us something about how they see the world, says Duke biologist Sarah Zylinski. Her work suggests that when cuttlefish see incomplete shapes, they fill in the visual blanks — much like humans do.

Do Try This At Home: How to Make Something Invisible [At-Bristol Science Centre]

Invisibility cloaks might sound like science fiction, but Ross of the Live Science Team shows you how a trick of light can make things disappear in this great experiment to try at home!

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Tetris Theme on Wine Glasses (Wine Glass Tetris)

This is the original Tetris theme or Tetris Soundtrack, played on wine glasses by Dan Newbie.

The name of the Tetris theme song is “Korobeiniki” (Russian: Коробейники, English translation: Peddlers). This theme song is actually a nineteenth-century Russian folk song that tells of a meeting between a peddler and a girl, in which they haggle over the price of goods in a veiled metaphor for courtship. Outside Russia, “Korobeiniki” is widely known because of its appearance in Nintendo’s 1989 version of Tetris and is often referred to as “The Tetris Song” or “The Tetris Theme.”

After arrangements of “Korobeiniki” first appeared in Spectrum Holobyte’s Apple IIgs and Mac versions of Tetris, the song was re-arranged in 1989 by Hirokazu Tanaka as the “Type A” accompaniment in Nintendo’s Game Boy version of Tetris. It has since become closely associated with the game in Western popular culture. In 2008, UGO listed the Tetris theme as the 3rd best videogame music of all time.

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Epic and Awesome: Akira Player Piano

Award winning Composer & Pianist Sonya Belousova and Director Tom Grey bring the classic Japanese anime, Akira, to life in the premiere episode of Player Piano on the Geek & Sundry Network.

Featuring Cellist Eru Matsumoto.

Available on iTunes.

12 Comic Book TV Show Theme Songs You Know By Heart!

Comic books leap from the page onto our television sets with amazing, and sometimes life changing, theme songs.

Whether they’re poorly animated cartoons or live-action packed shows, each theme song leaves their mark. Some are even so powerful that they run through the comic book readers heads as read their comics.

What are the greatest comic book TV show theme songs of all time?

Theme songs from the 1960s TV shows such as “Batman,” and “Spider-Man,” though may be described as goofy, have stood the test of time, and are still recognized today.

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Science: Why You Are Still Alive? The Immune System Explained

Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself.

The immune system is a powerful army of cells that fights like a T-Rex on speed and sacrifices itself for your survival. Without it you would die in no time. This sounds simple but the reality is complex, beautiful and just awesome.

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Grand Theft Auto: Madrid - Real Life Trailer

Ever wondered how a Grand Theft Auto movie would look like?

A real life parody by Zapruder Pictures based on the GTA V first Trailer.

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