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Playing Pi. Just ’cause.

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Ever wondered what π (Pi) would sound like as a song? Of course you haven’t. But musician Michael Blake of Quebec Antique plays his musical interpretation of the mathematical constant up to 31 decimal places in this here video. Basically, his sheet music looks like this: 3.1415926535897932384626433832795.

Using a piano, a bell set, an accordion, and his own hands, Blake takes the majors and minors at 157 beats per minute to further demonstrate the correlation between math and music. And for those of you who hated math as much as I did, 157 beats per minutes is coincidently 314 divided by two.

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Level Up

Daddy-Daughter gaming a win for self-esteem

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If you’re looking for a way to connect with your teenage daughters, try picking up your controller. Researchers from Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life found that girls that share screen time with their fathers have higher self esteem as well as lower levels of depression, anxiety, and aggressive behavior.

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Duct Tape

HOW TO: Melt your hotel patrons

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Las Vegas is hot. Hot location. Hot entertainment. Hot new cop shows. But the 10-month-old Strip hotel-condo, Vdara, recently intensified the temperature with an accidental “death ray” produced by the buildings concave shape.

Remember frying ants with a magnify glass? Hotel patrons experienced those burning effects when lounging by the pool. Makes me wonder if the architects skipped the course on how not to kill people with their designs.

However, this does seem like a quick way to get that perfect tan and make an omelet.

(video after the jump)

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Futurist

Richard Branson announces commercial space travel within 18 months

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In elementary school you were told that you could be anything you wanted to be when you grew up. That was a lie. Astronauts, raise your hand. That’s what I thought.

How many of us put glow-in-the-dark stars on our bedroom ceiling or dressed up in a space customs for Halloween? We dreamed of reaching the stars and exploring other planets, but that rocket crashed with reality. Bet you’re not a cowboy either.

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TV

The Walking Dead — Trailers, pre-screenings, and more

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Heads up New York Comic Con. AMC will preview the first full scenes of their highly anticipated new television series, The Walking Dead, on Sunday, October 10 at 2:15 PM in the IGN Theater. The event includes a panel discussion with producers and actors about the shooting process, followed by a Q&A session.

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Top Five Takes On Twilight

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Rhéma Hill

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Oh Twilight.

Brooding vampires, awkward teenagers, and puppy-dog-eyed werewolves. You may not be stoked about the third installment of the Twilight saga, but these fans (or foes) have produced their own renditions of Twilight and New Moon with precise accuracy and fun twist endings.

If watching Eclipse with a ton of screaming teens isn’t your choice of midnight activity, you can pick one of these five parodies.

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