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Scheiffer Bates Does Impressions From A to Z

Scheiffer Bates Does Impressions From A to Z

A neat new video by voice actor and Jon Snow lookalike Scheiffer Bates, who does 26 impressions from characters who have names that fit into an alphabet.

“Doing A-Z of Impressions suggested by you guys. First and Second names.”

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Read more: https://www.viralviralvideos.com/2016/11/25/scheiffer-bates-impressions-z/

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You Use Different Brainwaves As You Age

Though old age has long beenassociated with structural changes within certain regions of the brain,a new study indicates that even when this does not occur, older adults tend to use different types of brainwaves to their sprightlier counterparts. As such, the study authors suggest that changesto the ways in which neurons fire may providea particularlyreliable markerof age-related brain functioning.

Brainwaves are produced by rhythmic electric impulses being sent between neurons, which tend to fire at different speeds depending on the type of task the brain is performing. For instance, theta waves are relatively slow, with a speed of between 3 and 8 Hertz, and are associated with learning and memory.

Researchers devised an experiment in which participants were required to remember the position of items on a visual display, before being tested on their ability to recall the spatial relationships between these objects a task known as relational binding. Meanwhile, the study authors recorded their brainwaves using a process called magnetoencephalography, paying particular attention to increases in theta power within the hippocampus a brain region associated with memory formation.

Participants were split into two groups, with median ages of 24.8 and 65.9 years respectively. Crucially, the researchers made sure to select older individuals who did not display lower hippocampal volumes than those in the younger group, and used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to confirm this.

Presenting their findings in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, the study authors report an increase in theta power within the hippocampus of younger adults while performing the task, adding that success rates within this group were proportional to these theta increases.

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However, older adults were found to elicit alpha rather than theta brainwaves. These are faster waves, with a speed of 8 to 12 Hertz, and are often associated with fixing and maintaining attention on a particular element. As such, the researchers propose that members of this group may not have been engaging in relational binding, but were instead dedicating a greater amount of energy to filtering out distractions.

Furthermore, these alpha waves were found to be widespread throughout the brain, rather than concentrated within the hippocampus. Consequently, the researchers suggest that hippocampal recruitment of theta waves during relational binding may be disrupted in older people, indicating a decreased ability to selectively recruit neurons for the performance of certain cognitive tasks.

However, in spite of these findings, those in the older group performed no worse than those in the younger group when tested on their ability to remember the spatial positioning of the items on the screen. As such, the study authors concede that the differences in brainwaves between the two groups may actually reflect a shift towards an alternative cognitive strategy thatdoesnt involve relational binding in older adults.

Either way, the results appear to show with significant clarity that the brains of older and younger participants operate on highly contrasting wavelengths.

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Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/brain/older-and-younger-adults-use-different-brainwaves

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This Amazing Medley Of Disney Love Songs Will Make You Seriously Nostalgic

This Amazing Medley Of Disney Love Songs Will Make You Seriously Nostalgic

In the tradition of belting Disney classics alone in the car, a cappella group Voctave shows the rest of us how sh*tty we sound every time we car-jam by blowing the damn roof off a Disney love medley.

With special guests Jeremy Michael Lewis and Pentatonixs Kirstin Maldonado, the group slays I See the Light from Tangled, Youll Be In My Heart from Tarzan and Go the Distance, aka everyones high school graduation song, from Hercules.

Lewis, keenly aware of how sick-nasty the song sounds mid-recording, vacillates between romantic crooning and cheesin hard at everyone in the studio, and no one can blame him.

These talented humans are essentially the Avengers of accompaniment-free entertainment, meaning one or more of them is potentially from another planet.

That would, at least, explain those high notes.

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This Homeless Woman Had No Clue How She Was Being PrankedUntil She Looked in the Mirror

This Homeless Woman Had No Clue How She Was Being PrankedUntil She Looked in the Mirror

Her jaw dropped when she saw what they did to her…

The homeless are often stigmatized as crooks and drug addicts, but the truth is, many of the homeless in America are veterans,single moms who got laid off, or just people who’ve hit a bad run of luck.

We often think about the need to providefood and shelter for these people, but what about a makeover? It rarely occurs to us that looking like a Raggedy Ann doll got dragged through a pile of dirt can put a serious damper on your self-esteem and overall livelihood. They want to look nice too.

That’s why the people at Prank it Forward decided to do something amazing for 30 homeless people. The group thought they were just getting a free meal, but instead, they got something way better. Most of themakeover recipientscould hardly recognize themselves as they looked in the mirror for the first time…and it’s absolutely beautiful.

Talk about getting pranked in the best way ever!

Read more: http://www.faithit.com/this-homeless-woman-had-no-clue-how-she-was-being-pranked-until-she-looked-in-the-mirror-inspirational/

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17 librerías que literalmente cambiarán tu vida

17 librerías que literalmente cambiarán tu vida

¡Y todo lo que tienes que hacer es visitarlas!

1. La librería “City Lights” en San Francisco, California

La librería "City Lights" en San Francisco, California

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Su atractivo: “City Lights” fue fundada por el poeta Lawrence Ferlinghetti, por lo que tiene sentido que todo su segundo piso es un espacio dedicado a la poesía. Pero en toda la tienda hay sillas estratégicamente colocadas para que los clientes no sólo puedan disfrutar de la luz natural, sino que también puedan tomarse el tiempo suficiente para seleccionar el libro que desean llevar a casa.

2. “Word on the Water” en Londres, Reino Unido

"Word on the Water" en Londres, Reino Unido

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Su atractivo: Para empezar, esta librería se encuentra en un barco. Puedes subir a bordo para explorar entre su colección de libros (y relacionarte con los gatos del dueño) o quedarte en tierra firme para escuchar las lecturas de poesía y música en vivo, que tienen lugar en el techo del barco.

3. “Polare Bookstore” en Maastricht, Holanda

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Su atractivo: Ojear libros en una iglesia de 700 años de antigüedad es una experiencia que sólo tendrás en “Polare”. Hay una mezcla de arquitectura gótica y mobiliario moderno para disfrutar, por supuesto, conjuntamente con todos los libros.

4. La “Livraria Cultura” en São Paulo, Brasil

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Su atractivo: Esta no sólo es la librería más grande en Brasil, sino que también tiene un área delimitada de juegos para niños. Hay enormes estatuas de dragones para jugar, salas de lectura y cuatro pisos con pasillos llenos de libros para deambular entre ellos.

5. “Libreria Acqua Alta” en Venecia, Italia

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Su atractivo: Esta librería es fácilmente uno de los lugares más memorables y extravagantes en Venecia. La librería en sí es pequeña y está llena de libros que descansan en góndolas, tinas y pequeños botes. Puedes mojarte los pies en el canal mientras lees o subir una escalera formada totalmente de libros antiguos.

6. “Librería El Ateneo” en Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Librería El Ateneo" en Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Su atractivo: Este antiguo teatro convertido en librería, está lleno de todo tipo de estupendos detalles arquitectónicos, como frescos italianos en el techo, lujosas cortinas rojas y elaboradas esculturas. Además, escuchas la música de piano en vivo al fondo, mientras observas cada sección.

7. “Cook & Book” en Bruselas, Bélgica

"Cook & Book" en Bruselas, Bélgica

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Su atractivo: “Cook & Book” tienen una parte de librería y otra parte de cafetería, la cual definitivamente vale la pena visitar. La tienda está dividida en nueve salas y cada sala contiene una sección diferente (música, ficción, libros para niños, viajes, novelas gráficas, etc.). Pero lo mejor de todo, es que cada sección tiene su propio diseño especial y se ve totalmente única en comparación con las otras salas. Hay incluso una sala inglesa que se parece un poco a un bar.

8. “Brattle Book Shop” en Boston, Massachusetts

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Su atractivo: “Brattle Book Shop” fue fundada en 1825 y es una de las librerías más grandes del país, especializada en libros antiguos. Hay puestos de libros al aire libre, así como tres niveles de libros para poder ojear.

9. “Livraria Lello” en Porto, Portugal

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Su atractivo: Si parpadeas te pierdes del modesto exterior de “Livraria Lello”. Pero en su interior, está cubierta de lujosa madera color oscuro y una extensa escalera que conduce al segundo nivel con vitrales y estantes con libros desde el piso hasta el techo. Ésta es una de las más antiguas librerías de Portugal que definitivamente vale la pena visitar.

10. “Librairie Ptyx” en Bruselas, Bélgica

"Librairie Ptyx" en Bruselas, Bélgica

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Su atractivo: Incluso antes de que entres por las puertas, no es difícil ver que “Librairie Ptyx” es un monumento a todas las cosas de arte. En su interior, los libros son cuidadosamente conservados y los homenajes a escritores famosos cubren las paredes.

11. “The Last Bookstore” en el centro de Los Ángeles, California

"The Last Bookstore" en el centro de Los Ángeles, California

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Su atractivo: Aparte de los techos abovedados y los enormes pilares que llenan este amplio espacio, entrar a “The Last Bookstore” te hará sentir que has entrado a otro mundo. Hay una mezcla de libros antiguos y usados e incluso una sección en la parte superior donde todo cuesta $1.

12. “Cafebrería El Péndulo” en la Ciudad de México, México

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Su atractivo: Cualquier lugar donde te permitan comer, beber mojitos y leer es, en mi opinión, fantástico. Además la “Cafebrería El Péndulo” también ofrece asientos al aire libre y suficiente luz natural y vegetación para hacerte sentir que no estás del todo en una librería.

13. “Atlantis Books” en Santorini, Grecia

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Su atractivo: Entrar a “Atlantis Books” es como si estuvieras entrando a una cueva, ¡pero llena de mucha personalidad! Hay notas y mensajes escritos en todas las paredes y, regularmente, son anfitriones de festivales de comida, festivales de películas y firmas de libros.

14. “Powell’s Books” en Portland, Oregon

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Su atractivo: “Powell’s” es ENORME. Esto es así porque antes era una concesionaria de vehículos que se ha convertido en un monumento histórico en Portland. Si alguna vez sientes que las librerías independientes están deterioradas, camina a través de las hileras de libros mientras tomas café de su cafetería y sólo recuerda que en Portland, ser amante de los libros, es estar vivo y sano.

15. “Librairie Avant-Garde” en Nanjing, China

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Su atractivo: ¿Puedes encontrar la línea amarilla en el piso al centro de las filas de libros? Eso es porque “Librairie Avant Garde” era antiguamente un garaje convertido en librería. Bastante ordenado, ¡pero tendrás que encontrar estacionamiento en otro lugar!

16. “Dickson Street Bookshop” en Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Su atractivo: Está especializada en libros agotados y poco comunes. Cuando te bajas de las principales diligencias de Fayetteville entras a esta acogedora tienda llena de filas y filas de libros antiguos y nuevos. Los extraños y poco comunes empastados están colocados en frente y son absolutamente asombrosos, mientras que si te das vuelta puedes encontrar de todo, desde libros de cocina del sur hasta biografías de partituras.

17. “Books Actually” en Tiong Bahru, Singapur

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Su atractivo: Esta tienda es una mezcla entre lo extravagante y moderno, similar a lo más reciente de la tienda “Etsy” llena de libros independientes, autores locales y abundantes baratijas para llevar a casa. Es pequeña, pero íntima, y a menudo se ofrecen lecturas.

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Abyssal: Amazing Optical Illusion by Regina Silveira

Abyssal: Amazing Optical Illusion by Regina Silveira

“Abyssal is an image of an abyss constructed in vertical anamorphosis, in which successive lines of windows in great perspectival compression provoke the perception of a space in depth, which will function as a virtual hole able to provide uncanny spatial distortions. This large-format digital image also involves a temporal dimension – since through it I sought to recover, almost archaeologically, the memory of the old-fashioned windows of the market that used to operate in this building.” (Designer: Regina Silveira)

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People Are Totally Freaking Out Over This Swing, And You Will Be Too When You See It

People Are Totally Freaking Out Over This Swing, And You Will Be Too When You See It

A bucket list staple for intrepid travelers, Hawaii’s Haiku Stairs attract hundreds of adventurers every year.

This hiking trail on the island of O’ahu is made up of almost 4,000 steps, and it provides climbers with unbeatable views from atop the Ko’olau mountain range. The only catch? Sadly, it’s been illegal to use the trail since 1987, and a storm rendered the stairs totally unsafe in 2015.

And if you know anything whatsoever about humans, you know that plenty of people go right ahead and ignore all of that nonsense on a daily basis.

In fact, one search on Yelp yields hundreds of reviews written by daredevils who decided to climb the Haiku Stairs anyway.

One such daredevil built a swing alongside the trail because that doesn’t sound like a terrible idea at all.

As you might imagine, young people have taken it upon themselves to say, “You know what? I’m going to swing on it because who even values human life, am I right?”

Ah, youths. They’re so artistic and definitely not stupid at all.

Needless to say, authorities were nice and angry when they realized that they’d most likely been duped by teens with some rope and a wooden plank. Here’s some news coverage read by adults with functioning brains.

I’m willing to bet any amount of money that the people behind this swing set it up for Instagram.

After all, if you don’t constantly provide total strangers with proof of your life experiences, they didn’t even happen! Science. To learn more about this story of pure, unadulterated stupidity, check this out.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/haiku-stairs-swing/