Archive for the 'Quirky' Category

Progress not always progress

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Chris Hoyland climbs to the top of Everest in period clothing, made of gabardine, wool, cotton and silk. He proves that the clothing is both lighter and more breathable while being as wind- and waterproof.
This brings him one step closer proving that maybe Mallory got to the top Everest before Norgay and Hillary did.
What a […]

Diet Coke and Mentos: scary

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Mad scientist emulates the Bellagio fountains with nothing but Diet Coke and Mentos.
The first part of this video demonstrates a simple geyser, and the second part shows just how extreme it can get. Over one hundred jets of soda fly into the air in less than three minutes.

DOM structure visualized

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Web pages are written in HTML. HTML consists of tags, arranged in a hierarchy. Therefore, they can be represented in a graph. Aharef shows a few examples of these graphs of well know sites.
This is what my blog’s DOM structure looks like.

Very pretty. You can do your own with Aharef’s visualizer applet.

Classics for people with no time

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

30 second versions of classic movies re-enacted by bunnies.

Beat box tastic

Monday, May 8th, 2006

This guy is amazing.

If you can’t hide it, create confusion

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

‘Razzle Dazzle‘ or ‘Dazzle Painting’ was a tactic used in World War 1 to confuse U-boats.
Camouflage at sea simply doesn’t work, because the backdrop is ever changing. Instead, dazzle painting breaks up the ships lines and thus makes it harder for the U-boats to determine the ships course.
Torpedos were fired ahead of the […]

Cycling facility of the month

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Or how stupid can city planners responsible for cycle lanes be?