Glass Wings Blog: December 2006

How to Calculate Pi by Throwing Frozen Hot Dogs

Fri, 1 Dec 2006 12:31:14 +1100

"Steven Pam" <steven [at] smartshots.com.au>

Steven Pam
How to Calculate Pi by Throwing Frozen Hot Dogs... there's nothing I can say
to add to this. But if you like pi, or frozen hot dogs, you may want to take
a look: http://www.wikihow.com/Calculate-Pi-by-Throwing-Frozen-Hot-Dogs

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Urban Cactus

Fri, 01 Dec 2006 13:02:22 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Urban Cactus is a housing project in the Vuurplaat section of Rotterdam
by UCX Architects / Ben Huygen and Jasper Jaegers and done for Vestia
Rotterdam Feijenoord/Estrade Projecten.

http://archidose.blogspot.com/2006/10/half-dose-30-urban-cactus.html

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Can't play drums, can't play piano

Fri, 1 Dec 2006 18:02:50 +1100

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
One of the best things I've seen on YouTube to date :-) Just amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1worZARu-I

Huggles, AJ

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Carved crayons

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 10:15:55 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
A cool art concept!  Carved crayons:
http://www.petegoldlust.com/carvedcrayons.html

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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[Bulk] Re: Carved crayons

Mon, 4 Dec 2006 02:08:55 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
At least they didn't doing it chewing on the crayons like I did in
school.  Although if they did do it chewing I am REALLY EVEN MORE
IMPRESSED!

-b

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Kinda Horrible (kinda amusing)

Tue, 5 Dec 2006 11:01:47 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Compose a song using the Fartsichord. You can change the instrument to burps
if you prefer. Just remember to turn the sound on in the upper right hand
corner.

http://www.drumondpark.com/vilefiles/fartsichord.php

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Salty Sea (prairie) Dog

Tue, 5 Dec 2006 11:07:47 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This interactive animation was made in honour of Talk Like a Pirate Day. Our
captain has plenty to say, though sometimes he gets caught in a loop of
saying the same thing a few times:

http://eclectech.co.uk/piratejig.php

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Fwd: Something really magical...worth watching...money back if not satisfied --bill

Thu, 7 Dec 2006 04:16:41 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
This should amaze you...   --bill

Subject: French illusionist

<http://www.dailymotion.com/visited/search/jerome%20murat/video/xf9oo_jer%C2%A0>Video

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Verizon doesn't understand the difference between dollars and cents

Sat, 09 Dec 2006 22:52:49 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Blogger George Vaccaro recently had a problem with Verizon based on
an unfortunate miscommunication of currency. The crux of the matter was
that he was quoted .002 cents per kilobyte for data during a trip to
Canada but was charged .002 dollars. Normally this would have been an
easy fix, however several humorous calls later the Verizon reps still

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Fletcher Capstan Tables

Sun, 10 Dec 2006 09:54:57 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.dbfletcher.com/capstan/

It is a circular table which, when rotated at its outer perimeter,
doubles its seating capacity, yet astonishingly remains truly circular.

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Love Your Blender Talk to Your Blender

Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:46:22 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I think this woman needs to get a life (or maybe I do).

Toodles,

Katherine

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Way Cool Clock

Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:58:55 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Vintage Nixie Tubes from the USSR are reclaimed after 30-60 years in Russian
warehouses by Industrial Designer, Mike Mayberry and his company, Klok
Modern. Exquisitely diplayed in his custom fabricated, limited edition,
aircraft aluminum housing and sold as a kit for home assembly. The beauty of
the ten layered electrodes glowing orange with overlapping dimension can only

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Amazing Paper Art

Wed, 13 Dec 2006 08:06:50 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Bill Daul clued us into this one.

Peter Callesen is an amazing paper artist. With a single sheet of paper he
creates dramatic scenes such as canoeists floating over the edge of a water
fall or a big wave about to wash away a sandcastle. Paper cutting combined

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Nixie Tubes in Australia

Sun, 17 Dec 2006 00:36:23 +0000

campbell_hewston [at] ekit.com

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From Russia with Love

For those who are good with a soldering iron
This guy has put together a kit with a micro-controller

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art: Stellar Axis: Antarctica

Thu, 21 Dec 2006 15:45:02 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
To your arty friends of mine...take as look at this!

http://www.stellaraxis.com/

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BOOM BOX CAROLS

Thu, 21 Dec 2006 16:14:20 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
very strange...and haunting...

http://www.philkline.com/

<http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/12/21/NSGMQKG6RQ1.DTL>BOOM

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Cartoons!

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 22:42:56 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Even though I would dispute whether all 50 of these should be on the list and
in the order presented (The Old Mill should be much higher up) of the very
best in animated shorts, it is a blast to see some of these wonderful old
cartoons once more. Take a look:

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An ATM for books

Sat, 23 Dec 2006 19:25:30 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fsb/fsb_archive/2006/12/01/8395114/index.htm?postversion=2006121409

Coming soon: The most inclusive reader's catalog in the world, at your
fingertips.

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Cool Lights

Sun, 24 Dec 2006 09:24:47 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This comes under the category of "this guys has WAY too much time on his
hands, but boy do we love him for it."

Christmas lights and music gone berserk:

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About Those Lights

Sun, 24 Dec 2006 09:55:20 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I wanted to know who put together that amazing Christmas light show and found
more details here, plus links to a few more cool displays:

http://thefuntimesguide.com/2005/12/holiday_lights.php

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bunny short of classic movie

Sun, 24 Dec 2006 14:29:49 -0800

"Linda Page" <lindapage [at] earthlink.net>

Linda Page
http://www.mercola.com/2006/dec/23/its-a-wonderful-life----fast-version.htm



30 second version of It's a Wonderful Life with bunnies.

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Too Many Santas!

Mon, 25 Dec 2006 10:01:54 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Here's some fun Santa photos for the day:

Santa getting a little comeuppance:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zmanphoto/330843968/in/pool-themanwiththebag/

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Jet Man

Tue, 26 Dec 2006 01:21:29 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
What's smaller, lighter and faster than an ultralight plane or a glider?

Swiss aviator Yves Rossy and his jet-powered strap-on wings:
http://www.jet-man.com/actuel_eng.html
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Yves+Rossy

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Crafty Geometry

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 15:48:30 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Mathematicians are knitting and crocheting to visualize complex surfaces
http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20061223/bob10.asp

Mathematics has long been an essential tool for the fiber arts. Knitters
and crocheters use mathematical principles—often without recognizing

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Love Rats

Fri, 29 Dec 2006 14:05:36 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Okay, I'm a little slow with this article, but it is a fun read:

It's World Rat Day, a chance for rat owners globally to celebrate their rather
maligned and misunderstood pets.

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Spy fact meets spy fiction

Fri, 29 Dec 2006 14:14:02 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Spy fact meets spy fiction

The discovery of a fake rock in Moscow, allegedly a British surveillance
device, seems to be the very definition of cloak and dagger. But if it feels
like it should really be in a B-rate movie, that should come as no surprise.

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The Formula for Green Eggs and Ham

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 08:41:10 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Here it is!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michales/337066999/

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Big Horn

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 09:07:38 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This is so cool, I want one for my birthday!

Big Horn

Nine tons of mechanical marvel that is also the most acoustical vehicle on the

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Never Give a Mad Scientist Nitric Acid

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 09:14:35 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This had me giggling:

From chemist Ira Remsen's writings:

While reading a textbook of chemistry I came upon the statement, "nitric acid

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Dance Dance Imolation

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 10:28:18 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Dance Dance Immolation is an adaptation of the popular arcade video game Dance
Dance Revolution, but with fire! Basically, you play DDR; when you do well,
the computer shoots big propane blasts up into the air. When you do poorly,
it shoots you in the face with flamethrowers. Yes, you, as in your actual
corporeal body. And yes, flamethrowers, like the kind that are on fire.

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