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The Last Barfighter is an arcade game that gives the winner a cup of beer

This may be the most genius innovation I’ve seen in a few years. Almost all bars have your classic Big Buck Hunter, Golden Tee, Darts, etc. All games that you can play with your friends and shove it in their face when you win. Well now you don’t even have to gloat, just take your beer and drink it down. The game plays like any retro fighting game but instead of taking place in a run-down temple, you fight in a bar, obviously. The actual gameplay doesn’t look too extravagant but let’s be honest, it’s not really the selling point.

The Beercade is like a microbrew-loving gamer’s dream come to life. This creation of advertising group McKinney is an old-school arcade game combined with a beer dispenser. Everything was made in-house, from the arcade cabinet to the game itself.

Player 1 and player 2 each place a cup below their respective tap, then battle in a retro fighting game to see who wins an actual pour. The Last Barfighter is a lot like Mortal Kombat, except it takes place in a bar. To the victor go the bubbly spoils while the loser gets to watch him drink.

The Beercade is now part of a marketing campaign for Big Boss Brewing, a craft brewer in North Carolina. It will be trotted out at special events as a much more exciting alternative to just having a bartender pour you a sample.

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Science vs Art

Richard Feynman does his best to explain why science, in essence, is a form of art that may be much deeper and more philosophical than simple art itself. By no means am I calling art simple, but I will openly say I have much more respect and interest in scientists than artists, sorry artist friends.

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Remote Control flying Superman

This needs to be mass-produced immediately.

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One more reason dogs are better than cats; they can drive cars. Seriously, there’s video.

Two stray dogs in New Zealand went through an extensive 5-week training program where they learned how to shift and steer a car. This is real life. They started out on little “doggie go-karts” then upgraded to modified Mini Coopers.

For the four-legged competitors, two months of hard work – and a fair few treats – ensured they were raring to get on the racetrack. So when the big day rolled around, the only ones likely to get hot under the collar were any bystanders who spotted a Mini hurtling towards them with a dog at the wheel. Two mutts made history yesterday by driving a car down a racetrack. Ten-month-old beardie cross Porter put his paws to the pedals first, steering the Mini down the straight and then turning a corner.

He was followed by Monty, an 18-month-old giant schnauzer cross, who completed the same feat. As the Mail reported last week, the pair – along with one-year-old beardie whippet cross Ginny – had been taking driving lessons, which began with them learning to steer a wooden cart pulled along on a string by their trainers.

In just eight weeks, they progressed to driving a real car – a modified Mini in which they sat on their haunches in the driver’s seat. Their front paws were on the steering wheel, while their back paws were on levers attached to the accelerator and the brake.

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Annual Argentinian Street Art Festival “Meeting of the Styles”

Each year street artists from all over the globe travel to Argentina for “The Meeting of the Styles.” The video isn’t the best quality in itself (coughshitsoundtrackcough) but some of the art is absolutely incredible if you appreciate some good graffiti.

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Describing colors to blind people

If you haven’t seen Tommy Edison before, he has a ton of great videos about perception of the blind and has a really fascinating perspective. Below are two of my other favorite videos from him. I’d recommend watching a lot of his How Blind People ____…. videos too, it’s really interesting stuff.

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