Booty Drum Lets You Make Music by Twerking

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The Booty Drum is a high-tech musical device that, unlike most instruments, isn’t operated by your hands, but by tour butt cheeks ! All you need to do is attach the drum to your behind, start twerking, and let it transform your movements into beats.

The device was created by headphone brand AIAIAI, in an attempt to give their users some “new music to enjoy on their headphones or  on the dance floor.” They wanted to make a unique music track from scratch, using nothing but body movements. So they teamed up with Portuguese electronic musician Branko, professional dancer Twerk Queen Louise, and OWOW, a Dutch design and technology company to create something really unique. Together, the team took the widely popular twerk dance and converted it into an instrument in its own right.

 

Once firmly attached to the derriere, the Booty Drum records the dancer’s movements via accelerometers. “These movements translate into a lot of unique velocities and directions of movement,” Owow said. “The movements, which are being mapped into unique MIDI values through Arduino hardware and processing software, can in this way be used to trigger samples and create sounds in Ableton. As every single movement sends out a unique set of values, the dancer is able to play around with sounds.”

 

“The project explores the rich heritage of bass-driven club culture where dancing and booty-shaking are integral elements,” the makers further explained. “We want to see if it’s possible to change the perception of twerking through placing it in a technology-driven, creative context and letting the dance do the talking.”

Jordan Nelson Accused Of Locking Young Children Inside Dog Cage In Basemen

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Jordan-McKayPolice have accused 23-year-old Jordan Nelson of locking four young children in a dog cage in the basement of their home, and feeding one of the kids dog food.

Court documents say the children, ages 5 to 9, were being held under “terrorizing conditions.”

More specifically, Nelson, who is in a relationship with the children’s biological mother, would punish the children by placing them in the dog cage in the basement and turning off the light.

Nelson is also accused of making one of the kids eat dog food, which made him throw up. When police interviewed the children, one of them drew a picture of himself in the kennel with the words “help me.”

Police did not note if the child wanted help because they were in a kennel or because they were in North Dakota.

Nelson was arrested and has been charged with four counts of felony abuse and neglect of a child and felonious restraint. She’s since been released on bond and ordered to stay away from the children.

News Crew Captures Video Of Purple UFO In Lima, Peru

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This is a video from a newscast in Lima, Peru, that is interrupted when the crew spots a UFO hovering in the distance and starts filming that instead.

A few eyewitnesses say the UFO was around for almost two hours. They further said the object was disc-shaped and appeared purple at the centre. Zoomed in image of the object revealed the UFO had a bright purple centre; but the extreme right was almost black, while the other side was a darker shade of purple. The edges also “appeared to be dynamic, changing in size,” Inquistr reports.Even though the UFO was filmed by the crew, there is no footage of the mysterious object leaving the area. Thus, how it vanished from the area also needs to be answered.

Arthur Benoit Accused Of Beating Disabled Dad With Mounted Antlers

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Police have arrested 26-year-old Arthur Benoit III after they say he got so angry at his disabled father that he beat him with mounted antlers and threatened to kill him with a pen.

Arthur-BenoitAccording to court records, Benoit admitted that he became enraged when his father, Andrew Benoit Jr., refused to get out of bed one morning earlier this month.

Benoit threw a tantrum that included breaking his father’s wheelchair and cellphone, as well as beating his father in the legs and head with mounted antlers.

At one point during his tirade, Benoit also grabbed a pen and threatened to kill his old man with it while he mimicked stabbing him.

Benoit was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief. He remains in custody at the Washington County jail after failing to post a $10,000 bond.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ book found to contain traces of herpes, cocaine

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There are at least some readers of “Fifty Shades of Grey” that are enjoying the erotic best seller a little too much.

collection-fiftyshades-gallery_0A pair of Belgian university professors announced a startling discovery last week after examining the top 10 most borrowed books at the Antwerp library — and found all 10 contained residue from cocaine, Belgium’s Flanders News reported.

Two of the books, including E.L. James’ popular S&M-themed novel, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” also tested positive for traces of the herpes virus, which is notoriously spread through sexual activity and not by reading.

The other book was a copy of Flemish crime fiction writer Pieter Aspe’s “Tango.” While the discovery is cringe-worthy, the professors did add that it was not possible to contract the disease by touching the book.

The cocaine traces, however, does pose one hazard.

“The levels found won’t have a pharmacological effect. Your consciousness or behavior won’t change as a result of reading the tomes,” Professor Jan Tytgat of the Catholic University of Leuven told Flanders News.

“Today’s testing methods are so sensitive that traces of the drug originating from a contaminated book will be found in your hair, blood and urine.”

NSFW: Pornhub jumps into wearables with Wankband

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In an unexpected move, popular pornography site Pornhub, decided to jump on the wearable tech bandwagon with the announcement of the Wankband – a device for your wrist that produces power when moved in an up and down motion.

pornhub-wankband_1As we’ve mentioned, the Wankband generates power by moving it in an up and down motion. The produced clean energy can then be used to charge your devices like smartphones and tablets.

As the Wankband is suggested to be used when jacking off, Pornhub is targeting the wearable to the male audience, allowing them to “love the planet by loving themselves.”

The Wankband is still under development but will soon open for beta testing. It looks promising though especially here in the Philippines where it ranked as one of the top viewers of Pornhub for 2014. I wonder if this will solve our energy woes in the future.

Welcome To The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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Rudiger-Weida-550x309In case you haven’t heard of it before, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, also known as Pastafarianism (a cross between pasta and Rastafarian) is a movement that promotes a light-hearted view of religion, and is generally viewed by the media as a satirical take on organized religion. But 63-year-old German retiree Rüdiger Weida takes his Pastafarianism quite seriously – he established his own church chapter in the town of Templin, in September of last year, and is now trying his best to get it legally recognized by the state!

Rudiger-Weida3-550x330Weekly noodle worship at Weida’s church begins at 10 a.m. every Friday. The basic mass format is somewhat similar to mainstream Christian churches – there’s an altar, a time for prayers, scripture readings, hymns and a Holy Communion. But the similarities end there. The wine and bread are replaced by beer and of course, cooked strands of spaghetti, and parishioners hey say “Ramen” instead of “Amen” and chant “Beer-alleluia” at the end of the service. As the leader of this unusual church, Weida, who goes by the alias“Bruder Spaghettus”, acts as the “Noodler”, which means he presides over the service wearing a long yellow robe and a pink stole.

When asked if he really believes in the divine nature of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Weida replied: “It’s a hard question for a Pastafarian. We are all separated by two persons inside. Of course, I believe. But, of course, I also know it doesn’t exist.”

That does sound quite absurd, which seems to be the essence of the religion. And the more you dig into Pastafarianism, the more ridiculous it tends to get. For instance, Weida said that he believes in a heaven-like existence in the afterlife that includes large amounts of beer and great numbers of strippers.

Despite the absurdity, Weida believes that Pastafarians deserve official recognition. He believes that serious religious organisations enjoy a privileged status in Germany, and that the same civil rights aren’t extended to atheists or non-believers. “With employment laws, for example, churches can hire and fire people based on their beliefs,” he pointed out. “Mainstream churches also get government funding to run their institutions.”

So he wants to gain legal recognition for his own Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and make a statement about the rights of non-believers. And he might just be successful, given that the mayor of Templin, Detlaf Tabbert, doesn’t frequent any church himself. He’s already given permission for the Weida to put up official signs about Noodle Worship service timings.

“We live in a tolerant place and we shouldn’t discriminate against minorities,” Tabbert said. “People should also be able to deal with criticism and have a sense of humor.”

Not everyone is as supporting of Weida’s cause, though. Thomas Hoehle, a priest at the Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Templin, said that Pastafarians are trying to have it both ways. “It’s obviously not a real church,” he said. “It’s a parody of a church. We need to be respectful of different faiths. And this parody church is hurtful.” A few high-level German officials agree, and they want the signs of Noodle Worship taken down.