The Most Radioactive Places On Earth

Need some places to put on your anti-bucket list? Derek from Veritasium heads deep into some of the most radioactive locations on the planet. As a side note: Did you know some of the potassium in bananas is naturally radioactive? I didn’t.

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Lava Versus Snow

New Scientist shows footage of an awesome lava flow at Tolbachik in Russia.

Soundtrack Saturdays: Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Tetris: Type A

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Quick show of hands: Who’s played Tetris? I know at least some of you have; it even has a cognitive phenomenon named after it. It’s been around since the mid-80’s, though people in my generation probably associate it most with the original Gameboy (which just celebrated its 25th anniversary this week!) and NES. I don’t think I need to expound on the virtues of the greatest puzzle video game ever made. The fact that it’s lasted this long is testament enough. When Nintendo released Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii, they were sure to pay homage to one of the many games that put their consoles on the map. Case in point: A fully orchestrated version of the classic Type A theme, which itself is an arranged version of Korobeiniki, a 19th century Russian folk song.

As far as Brawl goes, however, Type A is just one entry in its over 250-song soundtrack. It’s such a massive ensemble that it would take almost eight hours to complete! You can find a song listing here, and a partial playlist here.

Good gaming, good music.