Music Buzz Happy Friday BuzzFeed! Let’s turn today into a real life Nintendo game, because everything sounds better SNES style. Here’s a collection of pretty good songs made mind-blowingly catchy and cool using the power of 8-bit remixing.
Culture Buzz The Nairobi Elephant Orphanage was established in the mid 1950’s by husband/wife naturalist team David and Daphne Sheldrick, after coming into contact with two orphaned elephants during their time spent at the Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. The pictures as adorable, heartbreaking and uplifting as you would expect the residents of an elephant orphanage to be.
Culture Buzz No matter how old you are, deciding to room with a complete stranger can be a nerve-wracking gamble. Especially if you found said person through Craigslist. Before you end up like his/her last roommate, here’s are some easy ways to tell if your roommate is secretly a serial killer.
Music Buzz It’s always interesting to read about the inspiration behind our favorite songs. While we may never know if “Layla” was inspired by Clapton’s then-girlfriend Pattie, her sister, or the poetry of Persian writer Nizami Ganjavi, here is a list of songs whose subjects were confirmed by the artists themselves.
Written by Billy Joel about his then girlfriend/model Elle Macpherson. A couple years after their breakup, he dedicated it to his fiance, Christie Brinkley.
Tech Buzz Hoping to create an installation that deals with the value of piracy, artist Manuel Palou recently debuted a hard drive filled with a terabyte of pirated movies, games, music, books etc. While the installation is on display, all files are available to download via PDF on his website. (via animalnewyork.com)
The installation is called 5 Million Dollars, 1 Terabyte. Sticking true to its name, the hard drive it holds (among the other items listed below), all fictional books published from 2003-2011, the entire Rosetta Stone language program, Adobe Creative Suite for Mac and PC and $145,000 worth of Nintendo DS Rom games.
Food Buzz Don’t tell me you’ve never bitten a candy bar in half to see what was inside. No? Well, this sweet Tumblr (called Scandybars), is dedicated to scanning pictures of the inside of our favorite sugary treats. Warning: this post may cause massive candy cravings.
Movie Buzz What could be considered a first in movie advertising, the creators of the Sundance hit drama, Martha Marcy May Marlene (starring the Olsen twins’ younger sister, Elizabeth) have decided to release two posters containing QR codes that play the movie trailer on your smartphone. The trailer will not be released in any other format, so get scanning! (via insidemovies.ew.com)
Science Buzz In my opinion, the best part of any sci-fi/fantasy movie is the scenery. Production companies spend millions of dollars on special effects to get the landscapes of their planets just right. What those producers might not realize is that you can find the same amazing occurrences (colored rain! glowing caves!) on Earth, sans special effects or CGI.