It’s that time of year, when DJs pull together their mashups of the best music hits. One of my favorites always comes from DJ Earworm. For over a decade – this is his 11th annual mashup – he’s pulled together the top 25 songs into a catchy pop remix. Check out this year’s mashup, “United State of Pop 2017 (How We Do It)”.
As we enter December it’s time for retrospectives of the past year. A particular “year in review” that I always look forward to is DJ Earworm’s United States of Pop. His 2014 United States of Pop is titled Do What You Wanna Do. This annual collection is a mashup of the 25 biggest hits during 2014 in the U.S. as determined by Billboard’s weekly Hot 100 charts.
When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire — because that’s essentially what you’ve told your brain! Rose Eveleth details the science and history behind spicy foods, giving insights into why some people continue to pay the painful price for a little spice.
Lesson by Rose Eveleth, animation by Flaming Medusa Studios Inc.
This stunning time-lapse video is the result of a 15,000 km (almost 10,000 mi) road trip and tens of thousands of images taken over five months. Covering all of Norway’s 19 counties, this video takes us from the far south to the Russian border in the Northeast.
The aim of this 5 minute short film is to show the variety of Norway, everything from the deep fjords in the Southwest, to the moon landscape in the North, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and the settlements and cities around the country, both in summer and wintertime. The video shows some of the most scenic places in Norway, such as Lofoten, Senja, Helgelandskysten, Geirangerfjorden, Nærøyfjorden and Preikestolen.
Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” team put Brian Williams and a couple of his pals (Lester Holt and Kathie Lee) into “Rapper’s Delight,” the 1979 classic by the Sugar Hill Gang. Watch Brian rap – extremely well, I might add – below.