The singing garbage man of New York City

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 22 May 2015

They say to whistle while you work but in one man’s case, it’s all about hitting the high notes. Meet the most in-tune garbage collector in New York City. As he goes about his nightly route, this man belts out some crazy good tunes. In particular, Hoobastank’s ‘Same Direction’ and ‘Out Of Control’.

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At this pancake stand in China, you can buy a pancake AND get a song

Kenny Ong Reader Find

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 26 September 2014

An 80-year-old man, Wu Siying, has become a minor celebrity of sorts with his ‘Buy One, Get One’ business proposition. Wu sells pancakes in his hometown of Pingyao Ancient Town in Shanxi Province. When you buy a pancake from him, he’ll serenade you with a song, accompanied by his guitar, for free.

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The truth is out: Mice sing to warn rival mice

Lai Chow Reader Find

By Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 8 October 2013

Research recently published in The American Naturalist has shown that two tribes of mice — Alston’s singing mouse and Chiriqui singing mouse — who share their living spaces in the cloud forests between Costa Rica and Panama, sing whenever they detect intruders of the other species on their turf. What can we say? There must […]

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TweetSinger: Turning tweets to song

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By Lucas Jatoba in Cool Websites, New Illustration on Friday 7 December 2012

TweetSinger turns people’s tweets into songs. Much better than your neighbour singing badly on Sunday mornings.

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