Silent disco has become a common name for a disco where people dance to music listened to on headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via an FM transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by the participators. Those without the headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to nothing. Often two DJs compete for listeners. (via Crosby)
According to an anonymous government official, extraterrestrials visited Earth on Feb. 27, with plans to abduct and study members of the planet’s most intelligent species. The visitors initially planned to study humans, but changed their minds after…
Various anthropologists and sociologists have used the term Nacirema to examine (with a degree/pretense of anthropological self-distancing) aspects of the behavior and society of American people—citizens of North America. Nacirema offers a form of word play by spelling “American” backwards. (via sleevia)
Acousticophilia: Sexual stimulation or arousal from sounds including music, songs, verbal abuse, foreign languages, screaming, panting, moaning, groaning, sighing, heavy-breathing, and sounds produced by people during sexual-congress.