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The great language game

01/15/2014

A really cool game where you are played a small audio clip and you have to guess the language. The game features clips from 78 languages, so this is no easy task. I was quite happy to see Malayalam, my somewhat obscure native language, featured on there. Click here to play the game.

Flying an Airbus A380

12/31/2013

Ever wanted to fly an A380? Well now you can fly and land one, vicariously. PilotsEye.tv shares the cockpit view of a Lufthansa Airbus A380 approaching SFO.

The opposite of a McNugget

10/10/2013

Jimmy Kimmel hits the streets and asks people whether they prefer Obamacare or the ACA (which are of course, the same thing). Obamacare may not be the greatest thing in the world, but it’s hilarious – and a little sad – to see people oppose it simply because it has the word “Obama” in it, […]

What english sounds like to foreigners

09/15/2013

I can identify several languages by the way they “sound”, even though I do not speak a word of any of them. I suppose this is how english sounds to someone who can identify but can’t speak it. Fascinating. And one more, from ’70s Italy: Prisecolinensinenciousol.

Two months breaking ice

05/10/2013

Cassandra Brooks shares a 5 minute time-lapse video of her journey on an ice breaker in Antarctica. Finding and creating a path through the ice seems a lot like solving a puzzle. Be sure to watch in fullscreen HD. [via kottke.org]

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