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Guy Fills Jar with Seawater, Seals it For a Year, and Documents the Results

YouTube channel Life in Jars made this large natural native saltwater ecosphere in a jar and fastidiously documented the results. The ecosphere has housed crabs, starfish and a lot more and is currently still housing a lot of crustaceans, paramecium, worms, other invertebrates and even spionid worms. He also answered some of the most frequently asked questions which I have copied and pasted below: Q: How can you ‘accidentally’ catch those animals? A: As you’ve noticed I collected a lot of seaweed and algae. The animals were probably hidden somewhere…

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Imitating Instruments on a Guitar Without Pedals or Special Effects

Musician and YouTuber Davidlap tries to get closer to the sound of some musical instruments with his acoustic and electric guitars, without using pedals or special effects. All instruments were reproduced using the clean sound (except for the bagpipes for which he used the distortion). He also used some household objects to help change the sound of the guitar. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/imitating-instruments-on-guitar-without-pedals-of-special-effects/

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In 1973 Japan Planted an Experimental Forest, Today It Looks like This

Photograph by Sankei News Photos of a mysterious crop circle-like pattern of trees recently made the rounds online and people had all kinds of bizarre explanations. It turns out the mesmerizing patterns were the result of some experimental forestry by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries nearly 50 years ago. The ministry was researching growth and tree spacing and planted this particular crop in 1973. To achieve this effect, researchers planted trees in 10 degree radial increments to form 10 concentric circles. The ‘crop circle’ forest can still…

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Guy Proves Flat-Earthers Are Wrong In The Most Brilliant Way

Recently, after taking pictures of Lake Michigan and noticing that the surface has no curve, someone did a little practical experiment to see if the earth was truly flat. It involved elaborate calculations and used other tools to find the correct answer, which we have all known for centuries now. However, a 36-year-old software engineer called Jeff went for something much simpler. He used a basketball and a macro lens to simulate the curvature of the Earth and took photos to calculate the equivalent. Quite brilliant, isn’t it? While people…

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Dropping Ice Down a 90m Borehole in Antarctica Makes a Very Unexpected Sound

Glaciologist and climate scientist, Dr. Peter Neff of the University of Rochester, shared this quirky little clip on Twitter, documenting the unexpected sound made when a chunk of ice is dropped down a 90m (295 ft) long borehole in Antarctica. While this was just a fun experiment after Neff and his team had completed their research, the goal of their expedition was to study ancient ice (up to 800,000 years old) to track ways global warming is affecting the Earth. You can read more about their expedition and findings here…

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