Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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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!

The Largest Food Forest in the United States

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Ecologiadesign.com

My hometown McKinney in Texas has made headlines recently with some not so great news. However I was super excited to hear that this city could be the site of the largest food forest in the country! Food forests are created to have multiple layers like a natural forest with grapevines, berry shrubs and fruit and nut trees. There are a few food forests in the country so having one that could be a model for sustainable gardening is huge! —Vee

Waterphones, the Source of Creepy Film Music Effects


The spine-chilling, heart-clenching and fear-inducing sounds from horror films actually come from an instrument you’ve never heard of before. Waterphones or ocean harp, consists of a stainless steel bowl with bronze rods attached to the bowl’s rim. By adding water to the bowl, you can create wonderfully ethereal sounds. So the next time you’re frightened by the other-worldly sounds in that zombie flick, just know that you’re probably hearing a waterphone being bowed. —Mateo

Mini Taekwondo Pro Tries to Break a Board

As a kid, I wasn’t into sports (mainly because I was terrible at all of them). But maybe if I had this little taekwondo expert as inspiration back then, I could have been motivated to kick butt. From the moment I laid eyes on this itty bitty little mop-top, I knew lethal levels of adorable were on their way. If you’re in need of a boost of inspiration, or just want to see something insanely cute, watch this little guy fight to earn his white belt. There’s a lot of hopping, tiny foot flailing, and some of the most patient looking instructors out there. As a bonus, you also get one of the best mini-victory dances I’ve ever seen. Happy weekend! —Lauren

We Asked an Improv Coach to Rate the Republicans’ Debate Performances

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As you all know I’m a big old comedy nerd over here! So when Vanity Fair asked master improviser Chris Gethard to rate the Republicans’ debate performance, I was excited to see how he judged all these clowns! Gethard really knows who would be good at it and who would be terrible based on the way they carry themselves. Take Donald Trump for instance, who wouldn’t be great as a team improv player but would still get laughs at the outbursts he has on stage. It’s a great read if you’re into politics, improv or Chris Gethard! —Chris