CLOSE

Weekend Links: The Most Annoying Sound in the World

What is the Most Annoying Sound in the World? The Smithsonian provides a handy list of some of the worst, along with sound samples (I wasn't convinced until the samples, but the top choices are pretty horrendous).
*
The Essential Guide to Digital Etiquette: "Presenting the FWD IRL FAQ: quick links to your most pressing Internet- and phone-related concerns. And apparently you guys are REALLY WORRIED about Facebook."
*
Katy Waldman tries to track down the person who coined the word "amazeballs." (One definition: "an exclamation inviting someone to hit you.”)
*
Robot Revolution Update: meet Roboy, an advanced tendon-driven humanoid robot. And your eventual overlord.
*

Rare historical photos, with more at the site. I know these get posted from time to time, but as much of my life as I spend on the internet, many of these were actually new to me!
*
TED Talk Time: "Mythbusters' Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849."
*
Video of super cool upcycling: an airplane turned into a Kindergarten classroom.
*
Stunning for weather nerds, but still should be interesting for everyone: the Year in Weather. A year-long radar animation on super-speed shows the biggest storms and weather moments of 2012.
*
Useless distraction, in the name of physics!
*
Send audio postcards to your friends (it takes a while to upload, but the effect is cool).
***
Stay tuned - more links tomorrow! In the meantime, send your Flossy finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com

nextArticle.image_alt|e
What Eye Spy/Vimeo
arrow
video
Finding Art in Everyday Sights
What Eye Spy/Vimeo
What Eye Spy/Vimeo
5678135560001

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

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
arrow
fun
Can You Find the Money in Santa’s Sack in This Hidden Image Puzzle?
iStock
iStock

A hidden-object image features rows of Santas carrying sacks.
Vouchercloud

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!

A hidden-object image features rows of Santas carrying sacks with the solution circled in red.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios