Honestly, I didn't know what a stick-bomb was until I watched this video. Then I was disappointed, but only because I was hoping for explosives. Everything's better with explosives. And I'm not just talking about birthdays!
Kinetic artist Tim Fort used 2250 tongue depressors to build 562 of the little tension-loaded bombs, placing them in close proximity with each other and detonating a huge sequential maelstrom with a simple touch. That was enough to break the world record for a chain reaction of these xyloexplosive devices.
Yes, it really is amazing to watch. And I love how guy yells "WOOHOO!" at the end. Because that's the exact sort of thing I do after achieving a great feat. WOOHOO! Who's a big kid now?!
I'm not going to lie to you (although I usually do), I had no idea what a moon dog was when Geekologie Reader em_kay11 sent me this picture (high-res version HERE) of one he took early Wednesday morning. Per Wikipedia:
A moon dog or moondog (scientific name paraselene, plural... / Continue →
I know, it looks like a really badass flowchart, but it's not, it's a relationship map for all the characters in the X-Men universe. Giant full-res version HERE. You know, I had forgotten Domino was involved with that man-whore Wolverine. Now I need to get tested.
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This is artist Bang-Yao Liu's senior project from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). It's a stop motion video that uses different colored Post-It notes as pixels. I recommend watching the whole thing. Twice. Then telling yourself you could do better, even though we ... / Continue →