Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can’t-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.
If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? It will, of course, and now, folks in Estonia will be able to hear it. As well as the other amazing sounds of the forest, and perhaps a John Cage-inspired composition or two.
Estonian Academy of Arts decided to infiltrate a nearby forest with three giant wooden microphones. The sound-amplifying installation is near RMK’s pähni nature centre , an area where one can currently rest within the grooves of one of three megaphones to intently listen to the detailed rustling of leaves or chirping of birds both near and far.
Valdur Mikita, a writer who has often covered the way Estonian culture is tied to the 51% of forests that comprise it said, “It’s a place to listen, to browse the audible book of nature – there hasn’t really been a place like that in Estonia before.”
I love this in so many ways. Read more at Colossal: If a Tree Falls in the Forest… These Megaphones Will Amplify Its Sound
If you plan on ever deep frying anything at home, this is a very, very good idea. Also, this fried chicken recipe looks killer. See more at DavidLebovitz.com
Taiwanese design firm Acorn Studio created this globe lamp that looks like…well, you know what it looks like. We’ll have one for each room, please.
Wow. How did humankind ever figure this stuff out? More impressive to me than the iPhone.
Fall foliage predictor from SmokeyMountains.com. Here comes October.