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Edible, Playable Chocolate Record

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Now this is something straight out of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the chocolate factory, a baker from Fife has created an edible yet playable chocolate record. Wonders will never cease!!

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A Single Monstrous Act by Kenneth Benton

I’ve just found a pile of books that i’ve read and hadn’t written a review of, so i decided to jump back on the horse and get critical. The first book is Kenneth Benton‘s ‘A Single monstrous Act’ which i read quite a while a go now but i can remember exactly what i thought of it so i thought it was a good place to start.

The book centers around the Revolutionary Front who are an ultra left wing organisation who’s main objective is to overthrow the establishment and seize power but instead of just rhetoric they actually have a complete plan that might just work. The plan has been masterminded by Thaxton their clever but crazy leader. What plan could overthrow a goverment i hear you ask? A single monstrous act.

Now i’m not one to slate some ones work when they have obviously put so much time and effort in to it but this book was really bad in my opinion. I just didn’t like any of the characters, story or title for that matter. I’m really not sure i’d pick up another of kenneth Benton’s books if i came across them and that’s saying something as i’m somewhat of a whore when it come to reading.

3/10

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“Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song, Google-Translated

Now we all know the theme song from The fresh prince but i bet you haven’t heard it like this…

From the youtube page:

In the geekiest experiment ever, CDZA co-founder Joe Sabia shows us what happens when we translate the lyrics of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through every language in Google Translate (64 times), and then taking what remains and translating it BACK into English.

Featuring Jeremie Harris as Will Smith.

Technically speaking, all but the first verse were translated. The lyrics were translated from English to the world’s most spoken language (Mandarin), to the second most (Spanish), to the third most, to the fourth most, ETC, putting all 64 languages in order by finding the demographic population size on every language on Wikipedia. 

Fun facts: 
The last translation we put it through was “Esperanto”, because apparently, only 10,000 people speak it.
No one has an official language of “Latin”, but we had to assume a lot of people are still able to speak it. So that was a bit ambiguous. 
Proper Nouns never really changed. Neither did numbers, as you can tell in the last stanza, “7,8”.
We have no idea why we did this.

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Origami Meets Projection Mapping

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Bristol-based visual artist Joanie Lemercier has been experimenting with light projected onto 3D canvases. This lastest work created for a Birmingham gallery space was created using sheets of A4 paper folded into pyramids onto which he projected light resulting in an interesting organic effect. No video unfortunately, but you can learn more about his work here.

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Taxidermied Squirrel Riding a Rattlesnake

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WOW!! A squirrel riding a rattlesnake. Now is that not the best bit of taxidermy you’ve ever seen? I’ve got a taxidermied crow at home called Hugin which i love but i need this in my life now.

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A Bridge Suspended By Helium Balloons

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Tatton’s Japanese Garden in th UK, has an installation by French artist Oliveier Grossetête who has come up with a featherweight bridge over a lake suspended by three helium balloons.

The bridge is apart of the ‘Pont de Singe’ project, and although the bridge cannot really be used to be walked on, it does exude a Mangalike dreamscape quality to make people feel like they have entered a surreal world. That said i would definitely try and cross the bridge, surreal or not. I’m sure though that a few more balloons would be needed for a truly safe crossing.

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Herrods Xmas Bizzare

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Now Herod wasn’t the nicest person who’s ever lived but that doesn’t mean the people involved in this little pop up shop are the same, in fact quite the opposite. From Herrod himself:

We’re not only stocking fine contemptorary art, porcelain with a twist, but there’s also an exclusive selection of retro garments nestled in one corner. We think it’s possibly a one-stop-chrimbo-present-buyin-shop… but then we are biased (and delusional).

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If your in the area i would definitely suggest popping in. I was down there the other day setting up and saw some absolutely fantastic pieces from the likes of Rowan Newton, Carl Cashaman, Remi Rough, SPQR and Agent Provocateur to name a few. Oh and us as well!!!

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The pop up shop is only open for this week can be found near Waterloo station at:

95-96 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB
Monday 17 to Monday 24 December
11am to 6pm / Wednesday 19 ’til 8pm

Cheers

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