I Have Never so Badly Wanted to Go to the Symphony

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The orchestral concert Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is touring the US and Canada this year and tickets go on sale soon!

Tickets for all Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions performances go on sale on Saturday, March 28, 2015. But, loyal Pokémon fans have the opportunity to purchase tickets one day before the general public! Just use the presale code MELOETTA to purchase tickets on Friday, March 27, 2015.


Check out the tour stops here.  My ears are ready!

Surprise, Surprise: You Can't Survive Those Leaps Into Haystacks

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In a paper titled "Falling Into Straw," physics students at the University of Leicester debunked any hope you had in the myth of leaping off a building and landing safely in a haystack in Assassin's Creed

After what I'm sure amounted to vigorous research into haystack leaps in the game, the students concluded that, put simply, you shouldn't do that IRL.  While the piles of loose straw would provide some cushioning from falls, you couldn't pull off the kind of jump an assassin does because the haystacks are too small.  The haystacks in game are only about 1.5m tall, and according to the paper, you could fall no further than 12-13m and expect that stack to save you.  If you're willing to sustain "severe injuries," you could stretch that height to about 50m, but you certainly won't be shanking any enemies after that leap of faith.

Microsoft Built a Giant Xbox One in Vancouver

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"Microsoft has revealed its latest product prop: a ridiculously large Xbox One in Vancouver. Straight reports that the console is 40 feet long and 20 feet wide, and that the prop will 'unlock' if enough people 'pledge' their gamertags — hinting that the next-generation monument could be preparing for some sort of human sacrifice."

Is this the prototype that had the power brick inside?