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Whoever says that accordions aren't cool hasn't seen this kid make literal magic with an accordion before. Of course, it's also totally fair if you previously had no idea that people can indeed make sweet shredding time with an accordion. Apparently, this guy's name is Alexander Hrustevich, and he's a world class musician. No big surprise after seeing this performance. 

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Fumed silica is made of microscopic droplets of silica fused into chains. Its low density and high surface area makes it a thickening agent, but it has a lot of uses. It's used in toothpaste, cat litter and as a viscosity adjuster for paint, adhesives and other tons of other stuff. At least that's what we got from a cursory glance at Wikipedia. The more wow/science/fun/cool aspect of it is that it can make water hydrophobic.

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Anyone else get some sort of emotions with this beautiful performance? The moment when he delved into the Zelda theme was definitely something special. 

Via Dan Mace
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This guy got challenged to make music with bricks, so he went ahead and played The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" with bricks. Um, that's amazing. Had no idea that was possible. 

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Tumblr Thread About Craftspeople Identifying Things Archaeologists Couldn't

Life has looked pretty similar for a lot of human history, and when it comes to making things, some stuff hardly ever changes. It makes sense that people who still use tools all the time would have a better understanding of what ancient tools were used for. Tumblr users often put an extra perspective on prehistory and historical stuff, like this thread about depicting prehistoric people as cool dudes or this thread that makes history fun.

Tumblr thread about craftspeople identifying archaeological finds | systlin Something find incredibly cool is they've found neandertal bone tools made polished rib bones, and they couldn't figure out they were life them. Until course, they showed traditional leatherworker and she took one look at and said "Oh yeah sure 's leather burnisher use close pores leather and work oil into hide make waterproof. Mine looks just same Wait still using exact same fucking thing 50,000 years later
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While Larry is talking to astronauts using a ham radio, I still struggle to get my bluetooth headphones to work properly. Way to go, Larry. Apparently he was able to make contact with an astronaut named Serena Aunon, who was on board the International Space Station. Way cool. 

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This is actually amazing. Just imagine a live video feed of the ocean if this were able to be applied? Could be some mind-blowing stuff. 

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Good Psychological Tricks People Use With Success Most Of The Time

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share good psychological tricks that work successfully for them. Whether it's pretending that an event you're nervous for already happened and went well (positive visualization), or asking people for small favors to trigger the "Benjamin Franklin effect." Try out enough of these, and you might get a leg up in the world. 

A collection of good psychological tricks that people use successfully most of the time.
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This is perfect for people who work from home, but still want to enjoy that commute. 

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Toasteroid has a Kickstarter for their toaster that allows you to create pictures or send messages on your toast, from both remotely or nearby!

The possibilities of sending secret messages to your travelling latchkey Father are super exciting, as depicted by the girl from their Kickstarter video:



It works like this:



...and allows you to nag from near or far:




To be fair, it looks really cool:



So at $98,000+ already raised, toasts all around!