My brother in law sent me this 17 minute video from 1945 showing the making of the classic Raleigh steel bicycles in England. What’s amazing about industrial manufacturing that you see when watching videos like this and the Science channel show, How It’s Made, is how, despite the heavy use of machinery, and automation, everything [...]
I have always been a fan of encyclopedic books. Books that provide short digests of information that you can burn through quickly and gain enough information to sound interesting at a party, but not so much that you have to write things down and read a ton of footnotes. The book I featured in my [...]
Ok, this post isn’t going to be interesting to your kids. Except for when you teach them to identify how others will try to misrepresent common sense in debate to win an argument. In the clip below Texas congressman Joe Barton reframes the argument of human caused climate change in absurdity. This post isn’t about [...]
I’ve been tracking this phenomenon on YouTube for a few weeks since I saw a great one man band video pop up on Laughing Squid or some similar blog. I’ve always loved the one man band for the sheer entertainment value of a performer talented enough to do more than one thing at once to [...]
Here are three strange little robots named and modeled after real organisms that might seem on the surface to be pointlessly weird, but all three were developed to mimic nature and serve a purpose. The Sand Flea: A Jumping Robot The Sand Flea is a tiny 4 wheeled Robot built by Boston Dynamics that moves [...]
Maybe I’ll make this a thing. Maybe today is just special. Who knows, point is: watch this. This was made by and is the sole video posted to David Lewandowski’s YouTube Channel. It has 12 Million views. Lewandowski is a director and animation artist in southern California. Going To The Store is part of an [...]
A few years ago Tom Dickson of Blendtec blenders started a great video series called Will It Blend showing off the prowess of their product by blending common household items. It’s a great little glimpse into the world of what if. My favorite is the glow stick episode. Why it blends Well, Waring Blenders has [...]
I’m all for being a proud dad, but you can’t take a diaper bag to a monster truck show. In that snarling, spark spewing, ripped t-shirt wearing melee of fuel and dirt and cotton candy, there is no room for a murse. If I had the biceps I would have rolled a diaper up in [...]
I know I posted yesterday about it almost being spring, but I’ve changed my mind. It’s ALMOST winter (in Tahoe at least). My friend Lars posted this great Go Pro video yesterday from a ski day at Squaw Valley with his daughter. Lars is a snowboarder, but at least he knows what’s good for his [...]
As winter (in the northern hemisphere) draws to a close, it’s time to start planning our summer family vacations in warm, and wet, environments. If you’re headed to the beach this spring and summer it’s important that you bring the proper toys for playing in the water with your kids. Everyone knows about sun block, [...]
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