The Wilhelm Scream

The Wilhelm scream is a film and television stock sound effect first used in 1951 for the film Distant Drums.The effect gained new popularity (its use often becoming an in-joke) after it was used in Star Wars and many other blockbuster films as well as television programs and video games. The scream is often used when someone is shot, falls from a great height, or is thrown from an explosion. 

Here’s a collection of Wilhelm screams from the movies:

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Stolen camera finder

In case your photo camera’s been stolen: you go to this site, you upload a photo taken with it, and the site crawls the Internet searching for photos taken with the same camera, localizing them by hidden information about both the image (exif data).


It doesn’t work for either of my cameras.  They don’t store exif data, but it might work for you and your camera.