We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Felix Salmon tries to persuade New Yorkers to take his gold, pianos and bears fell from the sky today, and Prince Charles has a special weapon just for pastries.
Gold is very popular these days, but a gram of it and thirty five bucks will get you three lobster rolls at Snack Box in Times Square, as Reuter finance blogger Felix Salmon learned. There's not much to add, since Salmon's quest to get someone -- anyone -- to take his gold speaks for itself. We look forward to the gold bug response, in which Salmon will no doubt be scolded for not using his gold to buy more gold. [Reuters]
Connoisseurs of cheerful mayhem will be interested to learn that April 27 is known as "Piano Drop Day" on the MIT campus, because it's the last day to drop classes, and because it's the day students throw a piano off the roof of a dorm. There are schools where a plummeting Steinway is standard Friday afternoon revelry, but MIT is not one of them, so it's considered something of a cutesy annual tradition. We can't argue with the results, though we'd argue footage from Piano Drop Eve would be equally compelling and possibly more informative, if only for the tips on heavy lifting. [via International Business Times]