Weirdest Things On Wikipedia

The popular online reference site, Wikipedia isn’t always filled with facts. You can find weird policies such as their no curses policy or pages such as Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. If you love Wikipedia, there’s a page where you can worship it through the Really Reformed Church of Wikipedia. These are just a few of the weirdest things on Wikipedia covered by Alltime10s recent episode.

Source: Alltime10s

‘Ten Second Songs’ Performs Eminem’s ‘Rap God’ In 40 Different Styles

Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs (previously) creates custom songs in 20 different styles. This time, he’s going to do a custom song of Eminem’s “Rap God” in 40 different styles. Hear the song performed in the likes of M.C. Hammer, Beastie Boys, Louis Armstrong, Björk, Rage Against The Machine, Die Antwood, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Megadeth and more.

Here’s the original:

Source: Ten Second Songs

How To Make Your Own Tomato Ketchup

Make your own tomato ketchup with this instructional video by Dave Hax. Watch step-by-step as he guides you to preparing and mixing the ingredients together.

Ingredients:

200g Tomato Paste
1 Heaped Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons of White Vinegar
1/2 Cup of Water
1/2 Small Onion
1/2 Teaspoon of Mustard
1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves
1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

Source: Dave Hax

The SOAO Daily Ditty: Tim Fite – ‘Big Mistake’

From AllMusic:

Brooklyn-based Tim Fite created one of the most talked-about albums of 2007 by taking a novel approach to releasing a concept set about hip-hop and the consumer culture — giving it away for free. Fite was raised in a rural community along the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey by parents who raised him with a sense of frugality and social purpose. He developed an interest in music and began creating tunes that mixed samples of found music with his own organic instrumental accompaniment and lively sense of humor; Fite also points out that every tune he samples comes from an album he found in a bargain bin, which not only saves money but allows him to draw from music many listeners haven’t heard before. Fite’s first break came as a member of the rap duo Little-T and One Track Mike, who in 2001 scored a minor hit with the song “Shaniqua” from their album Fome Is Dape. The group’s success was short-lived, and they parted ways in 2002. In 2004, Fite re-emerged with a self-released EP, Two Minute Blues, and in the fall of 2005, after signing with the artist-friendly independent label Anti-, Fite released his first solo album, Gone Ain’t Gone, which combined his sampledelic style with folk-influenced melodies and gained him many comparisons to Beck…[read more]

Source: antirecords

TED Talks With Tien Nguyen: How To Spot A Counterfeit Bill

From TED-Ed:

Authentic dollar bills are equipped with many security features to make them difficult to forge. But that doesn’t stop counterfeiters from trying to fool people with fakes. Luckily, anyone can help catch a counterfeit; all you need are a few simple tools and a bit of chemistry. Tien Nguyen details the chemistry behind counterfeit cash.

Lesson by Tien Nguyen, animation by Lippy.

National Geographic’s Photo Of The Day: Christmas In Kolkata

National Geographic's Photo Of The Day: Christmas In Kolkata

From Nat Geo:

Photograph by Abir Choudhury, National Geographic Your Shot

Families celebrate under a corridor of twinkle lights on Christmas Eve in Kolkata’s Bow Barracks. “This auspicious occasion is celebrated in a very colorful way,” writes Abir Choudhury, a member of our Your Shot community. “I [tried] to highlight them with black and white.”

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Blue Tears And The Milky Way

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Blue Tears And The Milky Way

From NASA:

Explanation: Lapping at rocks along the shore of the Island of Nangan, Taiwan, planet Earth, waves are infused with a subtle blue light in this sea and night skyscape. Composed of a series of long exposures made on April 16 the image captures the faint glow from Noctiluca scintillans. Also known as sea sparkles or blue tears, the marine plankton’s bioluminescence is stimulated by wave motion. City lights along the coast of mainland China shine beneath low clouds in the west but stars and the faint Milky Way still fill the night above. Over the horizon the galaxy’s central bulge and dark rifts seem to echo the rocks and luminous waves.

Image Credit: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)