Smeagol Sings “Mad World”

A couple weeks ago, YouTube user Ijameswalters published “Gollum sings I Dreamed A Dream,” in which he impersonated Gollum/Smeagol from The Lord of the Rings and covered “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. Today, he published a new video in which he sings Smeagol’s version of “Mad World”:

Learning from Slime Mold

This is an amazing documentary about the research computer scientists are doing on slime mold. They are using the slime mold to solve maze and networking problems and even operate robots.

In one experiment, oat flakes were placed on a dish to represent the major cities around Tokyo and the slime mold was placed in the corresponding location for Tokyo. The mold created a network between the oat flakes that was strikingly similar to Tokyo’s rail system. My complaint about the experiment was that it did not seem to take topography into consideration, but I looked into it and they used light to simulate mountains, water, and other obstacles. Neat!

Minecraft: The Dropper

Someone named Bigre created a pretty cool falling puzzle game called “The Dropper” for Minecraft and a couple people recorded themselves trying it out in the video below. In the falling puzzle game, you start out very high up on the map and the floor drops out beneath you. The goal is to survive the fall without breaking blocks.

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If you thought that was cool, be sure to check out Part 2 and Part 3! And if you’re interested in downloading the map yourself, go to Bigre’s post.