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This Man’s A Cappella Rendition of the THX Logo Theme Will Take You Back to a Long Time Ago…

Before the InceptionBwomp,” the THX “Deep Note” was the most recognisable and inscrutable sound in cinema. For its 35th anniversary, THX released the official sheet music for that warm wall of sound—so now it’s time for the internet to take a crack at recreating it. Everyone is going to have a hard time doing a better job than this dude and his vocal chords. Read More >>

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Watching This Super Precise Robot Doodle is Super Satisfying

Evil Mad Scientist’s new AxiDraw V3 personal drawing machine can use any pen or marker to print or write on your behalf if your penmanship is awful. But simply watching the machine draw ultra-precise doodles and complex patterns is so satisfying you might be able to justify its £375 price tag as just a relaxation tool. [Evil Mad Scientist via Make] Read More >>

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Watching a Hot Knife Cut Through Styrofoam is Unsurprisingly Satisfying

There’s nothing odd about this. There’s nothing surprising about it either. If you watch a very hot knife cut through a piece of styrofoam, it’s going to be exactly as satisfying as you’d think it’d be. The styrofoam shrivels up after each cut and turns into this goo that looks more like a marshmallow than anything else. Read More >>

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Watch a High-Powered Cleaning Laser Annihilate Everything in Its Path

The next time you’re staring down a tough cleaning job—be it removing paint, rust, or lasagna off of a baking dish—don’t waste your time with harsh chemicals, sand paper, or scrubbers. Get yourself a 1,000-watt laser and blast away that filth and grime in just seconds. Read More >>

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Watching Workers Paint Letters on a Road Is So Soothing

I’m not sure what impresses me the most in this video of workers painting the road. Is it the perfect angles drawn free hand with a tool that’s essentially a stick with an open box at the end? Is it the dude dropping the hot thermoplastic into that box, while his partner is drawing the letters? Or is it the exquisite, ballerina-like footwork of the two workers who make sure not to step on the letters they just made? Read More >>