How do you spice up your apartment's doorbell without resorting to some over-obnoxious chime? If you happen to be programmer and Super Mario fan Joseph Thai, you hack the button outside your door to let visitors collect coins every time they push the button, triggering authentic sound effects from the game.
Every time the button is pushed and a coin is collected a sound effect is played. And there are special sounds for every ten and hundred times the button has been pushed. It all seems like a lovely tribute to the games we all grew up with and love, until you realize that every single sound effect is heard inside Joseph's apartment too. And unfortunately, there's no magic mushroom for infinite patience. [Mario Doorbell via Laughing Squid]