The real point of magic, Teller said during those lectures, is “telling a beautiful lie. It lets you see what the world would be like if cause and effect weren’t bound by physics.” It’s the collision between what you know and what you see that provides magic’s greatest spark.
Utterley mad. You need to watch the videos in full resolution to get some idea of just how madly quick this thing accelerates — something like 0-200 km/h in under 10 seconds.
Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.
Would you throw yourself out of a gondola 36 km above the ground? The air is so thin at that point that an object can reach the speed of sound during decent. Joseph Kittinger did at 31 km, though he didn’t break the speed of sound. Now another man aims to break that record.
Zeroblade has written up a very good 5-part guide to headphones and their related components for beginners. Apart from a couple of small things, it’s worth reading if you’re interested in listening to music at better quality but can’t take full advantage of a speaker rig, for financial, space or practical reasons, as I have.