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The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week!
Halloween is tomorrow so we’re sharing a Buzzfeed parody that’s a real treat. Also we’re still reeling over the news of a child photographer with a book coming out called Cowboys Indians Hobos Gamblers Patriots Tourists and Sunsets. What a time to be alive!
The Tube Race Down the Los Angeles River
It seems like we’ve heard so much about the water shortage in California which makes this news kind of fun! Rain is in the forecast and soon after so is a water tube race in the currently dry banks of the Los Angeles River. Organized by East Coast-transplant and comedian Kurt Braunohler, this event is set to happen for the weekend after their first heavy rain. I love this idea and would sign up immediately if I wasn’t on the other side of the country. Go forth residents of LA, get out of the standstill traffic on the 405 and into a water tube. —Vee
A “Steal Her Look” Parody Just in Time for Halloween
If you spend even a little time on Tumblr or Pinterest (or reading a fashion magazine) you’ve probably seen vision boards that break down popular looks for you to recreate at home. With Halloween tomorrow, I thought this Buzzfeed parody of the trend was perfect timing for last-minute costume planning. While it actually does a solid job of finding the basics for each pop-culture inspired costume like Bob’s Burgers characters, emojis and memes, the best part is the faux-pretentious designer labels that accompany each pic. Enjoy this solid list, and if you want to spend $1950 on a Ralph Lauren crocodile belt to complete your Shrek look, that’s totally up to you. —Lauren
School in Italy Bans High Heels
Oh, I know they didn’t. This week the BBC reported that a school in Italy has banned the wearing of high heels for safety concerns. The school is located in a high-risk seismic zone, which means that earthquakes could be common, and no one would want evacuation during an earthquake to be commonly difficult. As the school’s leadership has prioritized regulating fashion over budgeting for heat in the classrooms, the decision comes with controversy. Sorry, Gucci, Pucci and Prada – this secondary school in Avezzano will need some boots with the fur this winter. —Alexandra
The Making of a Violin
I’m not a musician, but I can still appreciate all of the craftmanship that goes into beautifully hand-crafted musical instruments. So when I came across this 30-minute video of Dominique Nicosia using specialized hand-tools to make a violin, I had to watch! From carving out struts to bending wood, you know every move Nicosia makes comes from years and years of experience. Through lighting and camera-work, Director Baptiste Buob was able to showcase the beauty that only comes when you see a master perform their craft. It’s a must-watch for all aspirational DIY-ers out there! —Mateo
Meet Hawkeye: A 5-Year-Old Photographer Who Will Blow Yer Mind
I never had any impressive skills as a child—I wasn’t an exceptional colorer, I never learned how to ride a bike and I barely made it through the required time in band playing my clarinet. This little guy is more talented than my 26-year-old self probably ever will be! Hawkeye Huey is five and the son of National Geographic photographer, Aaron Huey. Hawkeye takes amazing pictures that his parents than share to his Instagram account that has over 175k followers, by the way. Check them out for yourself and be amazed by the innate talent that he was born with! —Chrissy