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Man Makes Movie Out of Old Answering Machine Messages

Remember answering machines? Not the cute little digital numbers we all have today, but the big clunky tape-based jobs of yesteryear? The kind where, if you left them for too long and didn't back up and erase the tape, you'd run out. Filmmaker Mark Craig had an answering machine like that for twenty years, but instead of recording over his old tapes, he saved them. He stumbled across a box of them awhile back -- twenty years of answering machine messages -- and realized that he could construct a sort of history of his life from its contents. The result is a short documentary called Talk to Me, and it's really interesting -- and not just because no one's ever made a film this way before. There's no narrator -- it's just the voices of people who'd called him over the years.

You can check out the whole thing online here.

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Artist Paul Gledhill "draws on" everyday sights for inspiration. See more on Instagram.

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Can You Find the Money in Santa’s Sack in This Hidden Image Puzzle?
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Vouchercloud, a website and app for online deals, brings us this holiday-themed test of your vision just in time for Christmas. Hidden among all the identical Santa Clauses carrying sacks of presents, one financially-savvy Santa is carrying a big sack of money. Can you figure out where he is? (Warning: Spoilers below.)

Spot him yet? If you’re stumped, check out the solution below. If this one was a breeze for you, try out a few more hidden-object puzzles here, here, and here. Or if you’re looking for something with a little more real-life relevancy, try to figure out where the snake is in this photo. Happy hunting!

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