Saturday, January 23, 2010

Opening Up A Can Of Worms

canofwormsthumb.JPGJanuary 2010 - I opened up a can of worms - and contrary to all possible expectations, it was a good thing...

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Watching Paint Dry

paintdrythumb.JPGThis short video documents the results of a series of experiments in time-lapse micrography - the subject: drying paint...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

A Dozen Uses For Kinder Surprise Egg Prize Pods

kindereggthumb.JPGKinder eggs - 20g of milky chocolate wrapped around small (and often bizarre) toy.

The toy is encased in a snap-closed plastic pod that is too good to throw away - here are a dozen different things you can do with them...

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sewing A Button On A Custard Pie

buttonthumb.JPGSewing a button on a custard pie sounds like something that is both difficult and ultimately pointless - and of course, that's the whole point of the saying. but what if the button was edible..?

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Project Horseshoe - An Empirical Search For Luck

horseshoethumb.jpgDoes luck exist? Not luck in the sense of plunging pianos precisely failing to hit passing preoccupied pedestrians - luck in the sense of fortuitous outcome, manufactured or provoked by items or actions considered 'lucky'.

I propose an experiment, in which every effort will be made to impart luck to an outcome - here it is.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

WDMD? - What Do Morons Drink?

wdmdthumb.jpg21 February 2009 - What do morons drink? You may never have wondered about this, but I did, so I set about finding out.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Tower That Built Itself

DSCI0059__6_.JPGStarting with a few hundred pieces of assorted K'Nex, this tower built itself before my very eyes!

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Using A Sledgehammer To Crack A Nut

sledgehammerthumb.JPGSo what's it really like to crack a nut using a sledgehammer? Can it be done?

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

No Such Thing As A Free Lunch?

freelunchthumb.jpgThere is, apparently, no such thing as a free lunch. Really? We'll have to see about that, won't we?

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Things That Go Bump In The Night - A Pigeon Auto-Ornitho-Vitrograph

bump1.jpgOn 15 July 2008, something went bump in the night. I slept right through it, but my wife informed me she heard a bird hit the living room window. On examination, it was not only possible to see where the bird (apparently a wood pigeon) had struck, it was possible to see a detailed image of the bird itself.

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