What a Glorious Space to Dwell
Here's a catchy, simple song to brighten your Tuesday morning. Songwriter Jonathan Mann has ben doing a song-a-day project called Songatron for quite a while now; song #659 is called "What A Glorious Space To Dwell (Fun Facts Song)." He explains it like so:
I stumbled on to a really wonderful thread on Reddit.com about the most mind blowing facts people could think of. I collected a bunch of them and made this song!
Here's a sample of the song's lyrics:
"Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas, which, given enough time, thinks about itself. The chances are high that 120 years from now I will not be thought of daily -- just another person who lived on Earth. You see your nose at all times; your brain just chooses to ignore it. ... Duck Hunt was two-player; a controller in Port 2 controls the ducks."
Duck Hunt was two-player?! This changes everything!!
The YouTube comment thread is, predictably, a nerd fight about the validity of the "facts" used in the song. Also of note: the original Reddit thread and Mann's description of his accomplishments, including a lot of stuff related to rock operas and Nintendo.