Carl Fredricksen would be pleased. That little 20th century home surrounded by Seattle’s city buildings has a bright future. The iconic house is famous for its resemblance to the Pixar’s Up house. After offers to buy the home, called the Edith Macefield House, and threats of being demolished—at one point someone offered $1 million for Macefield to vacate—it turns out that the house will live on, just in a different location. And it’s going the nonprofit route. We won’t know details until next week, but the property’s broker, Paul Thomas, confirmed that the current owner selected an organization to donate the house to. It’s not balloon flight, but it’s something. Discuss
We all know getting out of bed in the morning is tough. Well, an inventor in the U.K. just made it super easy—actually, he made it involuntary. The guy, Colin Furze, created a "High Voltage Ejector Bed." It's basically a combination of a sort of reverse Murphy bed and a two-piston air compressor that literally tosses you out of bed. And because he hates us, Furze added lights and trumpets. Check it out:
An Italian group called Rockin’ 1000 organized a massive group of musicians to play the Foo Fighters song “Learn to Fly” in a massive outdoor performance. Of course, they filmed the whole thing, and it’s pretty awesome. The stunt was part of an effort to get the band to come play a concert in Cesena, Italy. How could they say no?