Archive for the 'Fun' Category

RISK: Global Domination on the App Store

January 2, 2023

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/risk-global-domination/id1051334048

Massimo on Twitter: “When throwing paint turns into a masterpiece. Paul Kenton is a contemporary artist, acclaimed for his cityscape paintings which capture the unique energy of cities across the world source, more videos: https://t.co/XnIuGERRIU https://t.co/kMnX1fKbUV” / Twitter

December 9, 2022

https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1600165206847475712

Tansu YEĞEN on Twitter: “This robot arm is thinking out of the box🤩 https://t.co/FwtSm9KVsq” / Twitter

December 3, 2022

https://twitter.com/TansuYegen/status/1589110852007129088

tic tac toe

The U.S. Dialect Quiz: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk – The New York Times

November 20, 2022

amazingly accurate
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html

The Up-Goer Five Text Editor

January 24, 2022

Recently discovered the Up-Goer Five website
(https://splasho.com/upgoer5) from the
@NaturePodcast. It makes you write text using only the thousand (or ‘ten hundred’) most common words. Great for removing jargon & forcing you to explain science in the simplest possible way.

Wordle – A daily word game

January 19, 2022

https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/

A Little Bite of Lego

June 6, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3_dV-e4d9c
QT:{{”
Boil Jello and corn syrup in water with some food coloring, then pour the syrupy mixture into Lego molds (trays that shape the liquid into a Lego brick). In this video, the inventor of this makes gummy Lego in 7 different colors, neatly squirting the gooey gumminess into the trays using a ketchup bottle.
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Oscillators

April 16, 2021

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Spectrogram/

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Oscillators/

(544) NEW DOMINO RECORD + Most INSANE Spiral Ever! (32,000 Dominoes) – YouTube

April 7, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWgH0hXZKrE

Double-Trouble Dominoes

April 6, 2021

Thought this was a great video of geometric growth in action by @uoftphysics Prof. Stephen Morris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y97rBdSYbkg Starting with a ~5mm domino you get to a one ~1 m in size in 13 domino topples. Overall, this chain reaction represents a 2 billion-fold amplification!

QT:{{”
Dominoes are little toy rectangle tiles with dots on them. People like to stand them up on end in a long row, so when the first domino falls over, it knocks over the next domino, which knocks over the
next…pretty soon you have a rippling wave of falling dominoes. In this simple but amazing video, Stephen Morris shows that a little domino can knock over another one that’s 1 1/2 times as big in each direction. Then that one can tip over one that ‘s 1 1/2 times as big again. In this domino chain, the first one is only 1/4 inch tall, but the 13th domino weighs more than 100 pounds! If he kept going, the 29th domino would be as tall as the Empire State Building (1,454 feet). We’d all better get out of the way!
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