Thursday, December 8, 2016

Salmon Crossing Flooded Road in Washington, USA (2 Videos)

Why did the salmon cross the road? To get to the other side - of the river.
Amazing. If this keeps up they'll need to put up a 'Salmon Crossing' sign. You can truly appreciate the strength and tenacity of these fish species after watching this...

This video was taken in November 2016 on the Skykomish Valley Road near Seattle, WA. Due to high rainfall, the river had burst its banks and was flooding over fields and roads. Migrating salmon - returning from a life in the ocean - seek the lower flow streams to spawn and die. These are following the stream wherever it goes - using great effort to overcome obstacles including roads.

Shannon A

Skokomish River salmon cross the road 2016/Part 2
Watch salmon battle through traffic on their way upstream to spawn. 11/14/2016

Terrence J Allison

Jimmy Fallon Debuts the Nintendo Switch

“You know that Mario is our most iconic character,” Fils-Aimé said. “And, for the very first time, we’re bringing Mario to mobile devices, to the iPad and to the iPhones with Super Mario Run. And you’re gonna get to play it.”

Jimmy Fallon gets a surprise when the President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, reveals the not-yet-released Nintendo Switch, as well as a new, soon-to-be released, game.

President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé guides Jimmy through Super Mario Run before debuting the Nintendo Switch game system by playing The Legend of Zelda in front of creator Shigeru Miyamoto.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Mummy - Official Trailer (HD)

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Universal Pictures

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. 

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.

Russia Could Run Out Of Money By 2017

Is Putin Leading Russia Into A Great Depression?
Several countries have imposed sanctions on Russia targeting the country's oil exports and economy. So could Russia run out of money?

Seeker Daily

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cool! Japanese Artist Turns Old TVs into Percussion Instruments

There are still old TVs kicking around?? You bet! And what is one to do with a bunch of old TVs you say? Why turn them into percussion instruments like Japanese artist Ei Wada did. He inadvertently discovered that old cathode ray tube television sets make great percussion instruments.
Today, his unique Braun Tube Jazz Band is famous the world over...

"Ei WADA" performance show in the Ibaraki-ken north area Part1

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Ei Wada’s Braun Tube Jazz Band @ transmediale

Ei Wada's Braun Tube Jazz Band @ transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
"One day, a spectacular vision popped into Ei Wada’s mind. It was the image of abandoned electrical appliances being played as musical instruments in the streets of a city.
Some time later, he accidentally plugged a sound cable into a composite video connector port and the sound was rendered as an image. Seeing this he realised that re-recording the image with a camera and outputting it as an audio signal might reproduce the original sound. With this technique as a starting point, he set up pairings of tube televisions and PC-controlled video decks to correspond with the number of notes in a musical scale, creating a set of gamelan-like percussion instruments. Tapping the TV tubes produces primitive, cosmic electrical music. Paik meets the Theremin; Shannon meets McLuhan." (

Laurent Hoffmann

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