25 September has been designated “National One Hit Wonder Day,” a tribute to the artists and bands that made it into the Top 40 only once. Here’s a list.
Here’s one of my favorite One Hit Wonders. Too retro? Try this one.
Astounding: The real story behind The Sound of Music and The Von Trapp Family.
Interactive Street View map of 1850-2000 San Francisico has some cool photos of historic buildings and streetscapes [via].
The Dancing Straw Hats [via].
Armadillo messes with a dog.
A friend posted this elsewhere:
Found a cool website the other day. Shortwave radio stations from around the world. You can dial in the frequency you want on any of the radios. I found a station called UVB-76 otherwise known as “The Buzzer”. It sends out a buzz tone repeatedly 24/7. Once in a while numbers are spoken in Russian. It’s been broadcasting since 1982 and no one knows why. (frequency 4625 kHz)
Ted Hughes’ “How the Whale Became” is a children’s book I never read, but it was made into an opera, and the opera had an official trailer. [Top image from here. More info here.]
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