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Wintergartan’s Musical Marble Machine

Swedish musician Martin Molin built the Wintergartan Marble Machine, a wonderful Rube Goldberg contraption to play out a rather uplifting ditty. It’s an intricate music box made up of specially crafted pulleys, funnels, and tracks that guide some 2000 metal marbles through the machine to play the different musical instruments. Molin started building the machine in 2014.

[via @dev_za]

Lil Dicky Makes Epic Rap Video Without Spending Any Money

Boastful rap videos usually revolve around the rapper’s possessions and their lavish lifestyle. In $ave Dat Money, comedy rapper Lil Dicky creates the typically extravagant rap video with one exception: he didn’t spend any money making it. Lil Dicky (real name David Burd) begged and pleaded his way into wealthy mansions and night clubs to shoot the segments for his video. He was lent a Lamborghini and a yacht in exchange for publicity, and even re-cycled the music video set on which T-Pain recorded “Make That Shit Work”. There’s even an overly long but hilarious verse about being double charged for a coffee in a restaurant.

Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan join Lil Dicky in his attempt to $ave Dat Money. Check it out below.

Floppy Drives Recreate Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

YouTube user Arganalth makes music from a suitcase stuffed with two hard drives and six floppy drives. This time he has re-created a 90s classic from cult rock band, Nirvana. It sure smells like burnt hard drive.

[via @zerogreen]

Dancing Cranes

Japanese designer Ugoita T assembles a fabulous quintet of dancing origami cranes. The paper birds shake their tails atop a magnetized stage and go on to produce a most charming dance routine. Check out Dancing Paper below.

Dancing Paper was created for a Honda art event in China.

[via @mindless_pixie]

Listen to This Bluegrass Cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”

Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” gets an old-timey makeover courtesy of the foot-stompin’ honky-tonkin’ Robyn Adele Anderson and the band, Postmodern Jukebox. Y’all can listen to the vintage bluegrass hoedown below.

[thanks, Ryan!]

What the Cluck? Wang Rong – “Chick Chick”

Forget the horse play in Gangnam Style. Chinese pop singer Wang Rong goes full chicken in the music video to her new single. It has to be seen to be believed. Check out Chick Chick below.

[thanks, Ryan]

Anaconda Style

You’ve come here expecting something magical. Tumblr user chen doesn’t disappoint with this wonderful mashup of Anaconda and Gangnam Style.

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[via @echo_za | Reddit]

Umbrellas, Drones, and OK Go

Alt-rock band OK Go trade treadmills for self-balancing unicyles in the music video to their infectious disco tune, I Won’t Let You Down.

The one-take video shot from a camera onboard a multi-copter drone follows the band as they start a synchronized dance riding Honda’s UNI-CUB personal transport devices. The action gets more ambitious and complicated as the camera takes to the skies over Japan’s Chiba prefecture and captures a veritable army of dancers opening and closing their umbrellas in time to the song. It’s a delight but you wouldn’t expect anything less from OK Go. Check it out below.

[via @NeverGlade_ZA]

Aretha Franklin Covers Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”

Lifted from her upcoming album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, the 72-year-old soul hits singer covers one of Adele’s chart-topping tunes, Rolling in the Deep. It’s a wonderful rendition, with an added chorus line from “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Have a listen to it below.

[via Digg]

Dude Sings Linkin Park’s “In the End” in 20 Different Styles

The awesome dude in question is musician Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs, an outfit that creates custom songs and jingles. Following on from his previous 20 Styles covers of Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” and Jason Darulo’s “Talk Dirty“, Vincent applies his considerable talents to covering one of Linkin Park’s most recognizable songs, “In the End”. He channels Enya, Bob Marley, Boyz II Men, and Frank Sinatra among the 20 styles used in his performance. Check it out below.

[via @nxtrms]