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The Most Hated Sounds In The World


The Most Hated Sounds In The World – An infographic by OnlineClock.net

The Unpeeled


Let’s face it, at some point or another we’ve all done this – we have left the fruit to lie in the bowl for so long that it goes off.   So much for our five a day.  However, if we knew that those bananas lying there so pathetically would turn in to zombies, we would probably eat a few more.

Got Drunk, Fell Down: Lampposts Behaving Badly


It is behavior seen throughout the world on a Saturday night – in fact on every night of the week which happens to have an a in it.  There are always a few who have just that little bit too much and end up making a scene, a spectacle and often a mess in to the bargain.  Yet in Halifax, Canada, scenes of a drunken nature are not confined to its human denizens: the lampposts are at it too.

The Island Dwellers


I am not sure quite how to describe The Island Dwellers but I have to add right away that it had quite an impact on me.  It is a history, as it were, of three creative souls who are sustained and inspired by nature, represented here by the sun and her daily cycle through the heavens.

The Bombay Highway Code


This is a delightful and elegiac look at the sights and sounds of Mumbai, written and narrated by live action and creative director David Baksh.  It is all very laid back which belies the often frenetic way that the citizens of the great city of India travel on its streets and highways.

London in Motion


We like to showcase and encourage new talent here at Kuriositas so here is something by tyro timelapser Lewis Symonds who is sixteen.

Strange Fruit


A father and son’s day is interrupted when they encounter a boy of a different color.  What happens next is an extended visual metaphor around the phenomena of racism.  Is it an acquired cultural trait or do we each have responsibility for our conscience?

The Wonderful Barn: Ireland's Spiralling Storehouse


The Irish are often the first to admit they have an inclination to exaggerate. So, when a corkscrew-shaped barn built was built on an estate in County Kildare near the town of Leixlip in 1743 the locals quickly called this extraordinary structure The Wonderful Barn – note the use of the definite article.

Sandbox


A group of battle worn soldiers stagger through a vast desert – a seemingly never ending, hellish sandbox.  They are lost but their enemy knows exactly where they are and soon the come under attack.  Yet nothing could have prepared them for the true nature of their mission or their adversary.  Written and directed by Daniel Carberry, Sandbox has made the Official Selection of a number of film festivals.

Magical Europe - Timelapse


Stan Chang spent (what looks like the best part of) two years traveling around Europe with his wife and small son.  This is a compilation of time lapse videos that he created on his family’s sojourns on the continent and it is quite amazing.  I particularly enjoyed the transitions from day to night – but the most fun was trying to spot and name the places as this compelling video played.

Honor Is Everything


A young man finds an abandoned briefcase and its contents – a pair of gloves – enable him to stop and start time.  This science fiction short, directed by Mahmut Akay was created for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge.

Dalek Made From An Egg - Eggsterminate!


How cool is this?  A Dalek made out of an egg – looks like a brilliant homemade present for a friend or a member of the family who just can’t get enough of the Science Fiction TV show Doctor Who.  But just how do you make one?

Everything's Not Lost


Sometimes life if about as desperate as it can be yet there is something about the human condition which often fails to preclude hope.

Life is Beautiful


Life for Anton has been marred by a thousand little cruelties dealt to him because of his tiny stature.  He calmly decides to end it all, he is done with life.

Versatile


A young girl receives a letter and in an instant she feels that her life is no longer worth living. Fortunately there is a handy railway line nearby and she prepares to slip off her mortal coil with something of a squelch.

The Pyramids of Egypt


A dig outside of Cairo in 1920 and a single archaeologist, whose only company is a somewhat mystified camel, makes the discovery of a lifetime.  The secret of the ancients are about to be unlocked… This very amusing animated short was created by the team of Nicolas Mrikhi, Corentin Charron, Olivier

Sahara el Beyda: The White Desert of Egypt


The word sahara means desert in Arabic so when you hear the name Sahara el Beyda you could be forgiven that it means one thing – sand, sand and more sand.  Yet the sight of Egypt’s Sahara el Beyda belies the traditional way one imagines a desert.  Are those icebergs on the horizon?

Introducing Mona Lott


What is life like if you have four kids and a husband to take care of – plus a job on top of it? Hectic to say the very least!

The March


It’s quite amazing what people can come up with in just two days. The March, written and directed by Josh Fortune and his team was created for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge, telling the story of a slave forced to march across the desert of the Planet Tarsus.

One Man's Loss


Just when you think it can’t get any worse – it does. Yet for one down and out stepping on a piece of glass turns out to be the best thing that has happened to him for quite a while.


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