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Amsterdam River Objects

While excavating the Amstel river during the building of the North/South metro line in Amsterdam, archaeologists catalogued over 700,000 objects dating back to the 14th century ( and some shells from 124,000BC).The list of objects is searchable via a website and a quick search for Ireland yields some coins and a Daniel O'Connell signet ring from the early 19th century.

Dan Mace's Weekly Movies

Dan Mace is a filmmaker form South Africa who for the last few months has been Casey Neistat's sort of apprentice, helping out making vlogs for Casey's YouTube channel/show called 368. Dan left a successful career in filmmaking in South Africa to kickstart his YouTube career in New York (with a little help from Casey). Dan's plan is to use his creative talents to make conscious content, videos with a message or something to ponder about.

The History of Super Mario Bros Level 4-2

Speedrunning is the act of playing of a video game with the goal of completing it as fast as possible. Super Mario is a popular franchised in which speedrunners attempt to out-play each other, with the latest world record set just 22 days ago on May 25th 2018. This video describes in detail the history of Super Mario Bros Level 4-2, a notoriously difficult level to speedrun through apparently.

Empathic People Process Music Differently

Researchers at Southern Methodist University and UCLA studied the brain activity of people while listening to music. Using a survey, the study participants were categorised based on their empathic qualities. The study found that empathic people process music with the involvement of social cognitive circuitry in the brain, like a pleasurable proxy for a human encounter. These areas of the brain were not activated by participants that rated low in empathy.

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