People in Aberystwyth were quite shocked when a man showered about £20,000 into the air at a pedestrian crossing, after shouting: "Who wants free money?" "It caused bedlam - people were on their hands and knees eagerly picking the money up."
The man later said of his motive: "I just wanted to spread a little sunshine around, and to give people a little happiness."
Today's pictures & links: Click to enlarge images.
Furniture design taken to the next (literally impossible to manufacture) level. This is obviously a simplified prototype, conceived by Platform Wertel Oberfell together with Matthias Bär.
Phonofone: Retro Speaker for iPod that uses no power! - via
Made from ceramic and using only passive amplification, it boosts the audio output of standard earphones to up to 55 decibels - being a cool vintage sculpture in the meantime. Designed by Tristan Zimmermann. order it here.
Cool Shot of the Day (in cooperation with National Geographic magazine)
500 years old. New Species.
"An Uneasy Eden" is a great underwater photography gallery by Brian Skerry. See it here
Photo by Brian Skerry - The divers who found it said that from a distance it looked like a flying saucer. On closer examination, ecologist Enric Sala sees a stupendous lobe coral that may be 500 years old. According to reef expert Jim Maragos, the species is likely new to science.
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