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Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech and science news.

WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at some of the internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

Ambient noise

Jewel in the Night, an original song by astronaut Chris Hadfield, was recorded on the International Space Station on 23 December. The track includes some ‘ambient noise’ from the ISS – which is much louder than you might expect.

Chris Hadfield (left) also has a rocking tash. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

Video MANIA

Remember the Nintendo versus Sega video game wars? Yeah, good times.

This video brings us all the way back to 1991 – when parent still harboured hope they could fight the evil geniuses that market games at kids.

“Things have definitely come a long way since Pac-man…”



Uploaded by Grooveraider

Clean slate

We all deserve a clean slate.

So, if you’ve humiliated yourself by tweeting something boneheaded, Ben Jackson has put together this handy guide on how to properly delete them.

Prepare for a de-shaming.

Mary’s after making an eejit of herself again…

Image: CREATISTA via Shutterstock

Cat-like reflexes

This has only a tenuous link to video games, but has to be included because it is genuinely one of the funniest things you will ever see.



Uploaded by ignoramusky

Reach out and touch someone

Japanese digital artist Eric Siu is concerned about the increasing dependence of some teenagers on technology in his country, where “Hikikomori” and “Otaku” subcultures thrive and young people shut themselves away from outside interaction.

With digital communication overtaking personal contact for some teenagers, Siu has created a human camera which requires the touch of another person to take photos.



Uploaded by ericsiucm

Main image: SOMMAI via Shutterstock

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