Looking remarkably like the Mogwai creatures from the 1984 film Gremlins, Furbies first hit the market in November 1998, becoming an instant success. In just the first three years of production, over 40M of these fake fur-covered robotic toys were sold. Since their early days, the Furby has been re-introduced a few times.
That means there are a lot of Furbies collecting dust on this planet.
Well, musician and inventor Sam Battle of Look Mum No Computer salvaged over 44 of them and attached them to an organ. Watch the video to hear a cacophony of "Furbish" music (?).
I won't lie, as noisy as it is, I totally want a Furby Organ for myself.
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Things have been turned upside down (see what I did there?) in the world of
as the good folks at Bad Lip Reading have dubbed over original scenes from the show and created a funny sitcom version of it (Wonder Years
, anyone?). It's 18 minutes long and worth a watch, especially if you're a fan of the popular Netflix series.
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Vanilla Ice's legacy lives on through the Game of Thrones cast as they "sing" a portion of his 1990 rap hit, "Ice Ice Baby." This music video is apparently a promotion for the show by TV channel Sky Atlantic.
And, what the heck, here's the original music video for comparison/amusement sake:
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When artist and pop star David Bowie launched an Internet service provider firm in the heady dot-com runup days of 1998, a guy named Ron Roy helped Bowie run the ISP. Days after the music icon's death from cancer at age 69, Ars Technica interviews Roy about how "BowieNet" came to life, and why Bowie wanted to be in the ISP business in the first place.
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