Over the past 27 years, Mark McKinley, a retired professor of psychology in Amherst, Ohio, has amassed the world’s largest collection of talking clocks. Numbering over 1,000, his collection includes talking clocks from every era and corner of world. The clocks fill every corner of his house and chime continuously throughout the day.
Along with the new Tesla semi truck, Elon Musk unveiled the second-generation Tesla Roadster. The Roadster 2, which Musk says will be the fastest production car ever, apparently does 0-60 in 1.9 seconds and, uh, it shows:
If you want to get your hands on one, however, you’ll have to wait until 2020 (and have $200,000 lying around).
There is a strange subculture of Craigslist art, which involves artists posting offbeat requests on craigslist and seeing what happens. Some examples:
Kenneth Tam offered cash to any couple who would let him observe, and film, an ordinary dinner in their home while he sat, silent, in the background.
This is some Scooby-Doo level police work here.
Street clock in Japan
In Middle ages people walked in different fashion than we do now. So-called toe-heel walking used to be absolutely natural. In about 1500s, the way of walk changed as did the foot wear.
“100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See,” starring John Malkovich and directed by Robert Rodriguez, won’t be in theaters until 2115. The film is being kept in a high-tech safe in bulletproof glass that will open automatically on 18 November 2115, the day of the film’s premiere.
A lot of famous directors begin their careers by making weird, experimental films. For instance, there’s the case of Martin Scorsese and his odd, six-minute film The Big Shave that he made in 1967. It had an alternative title, Viet ’67, because it was apparently a metaphor for the war in Vietnam, even though the entire film involves a guy shaving.
According to Slate.com, “the director conceived of the film after emerging from a ‘spell of deep depression,’ during which he apparently had trouble shaving.”
Over at Cinephilia & Beyond, they’ve posted Scorsese’s original script for the film.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, a boss decided to play a prank on his employees. The owner of NSoft, Igor Krzyzic, held a meeting at the company’s main office and delivered a speech. Apparently, he thought that committing suicide would be a great conclusion of the speech. So, he just jumped off the balcony. Fortunately, no one was hurt; including the creative boss. This was not his first prank. Back in 2015, he did another one.