Saturday, 30. September 2006
As a big fan of Thailand I like this short language course.
Thursday, 28. September 2006
Extreme Pumpkins Carving
Today we will seize back this ritual. Today is the day we throw away those safe, cute carving tools. Today. We will buy a big, ugly, pumpkin so large one man cannot lift or move it. Today. We will carve that sumbitch into something ugly and plop it on the front porch. October 31st we will light it brightly enough to give visiting children suntans.
Pumpkin Way has also very nice ones ...
Wednesday, 27. September 2006
Bob's Old Jigsaw Puzzle CollectionThe first great period for puzzles cut for adults is called the ?1909 era?. It actually began in Eastern Massachusetts in 1907 when a young woman (whose name has been lost) began cutting colorful magazine covers into 100-200 piece puzzles and selling them at a fair to benefit a children?s hospital.
Bob's Old Jigsaw Puzzle Collection
This touched off a craze that spread to Boston and then to New York and other major American cities by Spring 1908 and across the Atlantic to London by 1909. Prior to this, nearly all puzzles made in the 18th and 19th centuries were for children, and the few cut for adults were either not marketed commercially or did not ?catch on?.
|Cool cartoons that will have you experimenting with food, light, sound, clothes, and a whole lot more!! Hundreds of cartoon experiments from cartoonist, broadcaster and engineer Tim Hunkin.|
Tuesday, 26. September 2006
The Rubber Band
|From the FAQ:|
I'm afraid of using rubber bands, what should i do?
Now and again you will find a rare person that has a fear of something basic to their survival. This is a serious topic and not one to be discussed on a little web site. Some find deep therapy useful but I heard people get the most success from wearing rubber fishing waders to all important events. Please do seek professional advice though.
The Rubber Band - History, toys, fun, games and experiments.
Monday, 25. September 2006
'Go Do Something' Message Maker
Your Monday Morning Time Waster:
Saturday, 23. September 2006
The World of Geometric Toy by Akira Nishihara
Thursday, 21. September 2006
|Our goal is to position the dominoes in such a way that when you step back from them, they look like the target image. What makes this difficult is that we use *complete* sets of dominoes. |
You can also download some plans as a PDF - for example the Mona Lisa PDF Plan.
Friday, 15. September 2006
|Tuned Stairs is a playful musical experience conceived for the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The installation turns the stairway into a musical instrument. Each step plays a xylophone note as the visitor steps on it. Visitors create their own musical composition according to how they go up or down the stairs.|
|Just print, cut, fold and clue: |
Paper stuff for kids and grown-ups.
Like me ... and you ...
Thursday, 14. September 2006
The Cute Project
|The Cute Project is dedicated to collecting and featuring the world's cutest photos, art, games and videos. Updated daily, the goal is not only to develop an ever growing collection of overwhelmingly cute art, but to build a community of people (Cutizens!) who appreciate and love to share their captured cuteness. |
The Cute Project - Collecting the World's Cuteness
Wednesday, 13. September 2006
Most cartographic problems would disappear if the Earth were a polyhedron ...
The Alternative DictionariesThe Alternative dictionaries are a collection of various forms of "bad language" from many languages. At the moment, there are 2743 entries in 162 dictionaries.
|The Alternative Dictionaries: Slang, profanities, insults and vulgarisms from all the world.|
As an example for Swiss German:
uufgschtellt (adj.) open,optimistic,fresh,dynamic,interesting note lit. 'put-up' ( lit. german 'auf-gestellt'). used to characterize a person .(very common region Zurich)
Monday, 11. September 2006
Online Etymology Dictionary
|This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English.|
Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant 600 or 2,000 years ago. Think of it like looking at pictures of your friends' parents when they were your age. People will continue to use words as they will, finding new or wider meanings for old words and coining new ones to fit new situations. In fact, this list is a testimony to that process.
Online Etymology Dictionary
Saturday, 09. September 2006
Pluto PeditionNow it?s your turn to weigh in on Pluto as a planet. When the tally reaches a million, it will be submitted to the IAU. Read the background info, and then go vote!!!
Pluto Petition by SpaceWeather?s Dr. Tony Phillips.
| Popular culture has fully embraced the idea that Pluto is a planet. We see Pluto on placemats and postage stamps, on lunch boxes, in text books. The tiniest planet is beloved by kids, who are themselves tiny. Adults like Pluto, too. It rounds out the Solar System with the wonderfully-odd number Nine.|
Last month the International Astronomical Union (IAU) shocked Pluto-lovers everywhere by declaring that Pluto is not a planet.
Were they right?