In collaboration with the Festival d'Opéra de Québec, TFO (a Canadian French language educational and cultural public television station) brought opera to the people by inviting the public to engage with a new interactive and never-been-seen-before instrument. The Living Opera Organ is a 12-note, giant keyboard that you play with your feet, featuring opera singers who elegantly belt out their corresponding notes as the different keys are played.
Long Chuan Beer Company of Taiwan is selling Hello Kitty Beer! It’s fruity, contains very low in alcohol (2.5% ABV), and with Hello Kitty branding on the cans. Available in four fruit flavors: passion fruit, lemon, banana, or peach, and is only available in Taiwan. “These would probably be a good choice for someone who’s actually not that into beer,”
A custom level of Super Mario was built especially for the recent GamesCon that was held in Germany, where 974 people played the game simultaneously. Every screen was recorded and then compiled into one video for no particular reason. "974 runs of the custom Super Mario Bros Time Trial level collected at Gamescom 2013. There was a 3 second penalty for dying which explains all the frozen Marios. Also note that enemies and objects may not appear synced to the players - that is due to the way Mari0 (and the original SMB) works. Best time (blue Mario): 41.32 seconds"
This pirate cat may not have the facial hair of Blackbeard; instead he has the whiskers of a daredevil.
One-eyed rescue kitten Sir Stuffington has been tugging heartstrings on social media after his new foster mother started uploading pictures of his adventures on to Facebook. Sir Stuffington was born on the streets and suffered a raccoon attack when he was just a wee kitten, but he's overcome and is growing into a badass lil pirate.
Japanese graphic design studio D-Bros makes opening an envelope even more fun than reading what's inside. "Booooon!" (an onomatopoeia often used by children to imitate the sound of vehicles) comes with an illustration of an automobile, locomotive and airplane. When torn open they create trails of exhaust plumes!