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Your 5 A Day [6th January]

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5 a day is a daily thread/blog giving you 5 juicy links to entertain, teach or share. Every Saturday - Thursday in Off-Topic and every Friday on the Blog. 4pm! 


1. This is a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter with each key covered in a different coloured paint. It was created by Tyree Callahan to make painting as simple as typing. You can read more about it at Flavorwire



2. Love this version of this song - beautiful delivery! Walk off the Earth and Sarah Blackwood perform a cover of Gotye's "Somebody that I used to know" using five people on one guitar.


3. Ok the bio for this awesome video - "Here is a short footage on our recent work on quantum levitation. We were inspired by the game Wipe'out to do our work. With this new technology, we hope to revolutionize the world of motor transport; Maybe in a near future we could assist to a real Wipe'out race." The questions is FAKE OR REAL? What do you think?


4. They appear to hover in the air – like strange nebulae or giant, brilliant-coloured amoebae – or ghosts – captivating to the eye yet strangely ethereal. When we think of sculpture we might tend to imagine solid, unmoving objects, but Janet Echelman specialises in ‘living’ sculptures; enormous suspended artworks that seem to breathe, often animated by air currents – so that such elemental forces themselves become integral to the artworks.



5. This is exactly how it goes in my house too Smiley Very Happy 


Thank you to everyone who has shown their support :smileyhappy: If you'd like to submit any cool/quirky/funny links - use this form created by Jamesd2010. 





the lights are well done.I like that.

lol the last one






Thanks hazel, another cool "5 a day".


Love that version of the song. I think I prefer it to the original... Smiley Very Happy


Number 5 made laugh Smiley LOL


Best one is defently the japanese technollogy testing.

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Another excellent " 5 a day " ...... Thanks Hazel  ..... Smiley Happy


Wow, normally a couple of entries in the 5 a day stand out as extra special but today everything is cool, I want one of those printers, I'm going to get my guitar out right now, quantum levitation is just amazing and really needs to be used practically, i want to see that exhibit, kids know exactly what they're saying all the time and are playing dumb




Brilliant entries, the last one was funny as but my faves still gotta be the quantum levitation one. Its just so cool Smiley Happy


That typewriter is amazing!