Wednesday, August 03, 2005

100,000 Rubber Superballs! Sweet!

This is awesome! 100,000 tiny rubber superballs that were tossed down a hilly street of San Francisco for the filming of a Sony commercial. Watch the bouncy video here.

Singing in the Rain?

Check out this site for the music group Mint Royale. They do a remix of Singing in the Rain- the ol' Gene Kelly classic. Pretty neato-rific stuff.


Hacking a Elevator...?!?

The other day at work I was using an elevator with some of my co-workers and remembered a cool trick I learned along time ago that works on most elevators. Most elevators include a hidden feature- you can put the elevator into "Express" mode by pressing the "Door Close" and "Floor" buttons at the same time. This sweeps the elevator to the floor of your choice and avoids stops at any other floor. It usually works on most elevators- but on some of them the option is turned off by whoever runs them. Either way- its always fun to try…and even more convenient when it works.

Talk about some sweet skills...

So your probably looking at this picture trying to understand what this is. Without a description- one could fabricate several guesses about what this man is doing. Barnaby Ruhe who is a six-time world champion boomerang thrower, knocked off an egg off his head with a boomerang in New York's Central Park. Pretty neat trick- won't get you anywhere in life...but a neat trick.

Everyone loves magic tricks...

Criss Angel. That's his name. Kind of weird isn't it? This guy's a magician who has a new show on A&E called Mindfreak. The show is described to be "Harry Houdini meets Cirque de Soleil meets Fear Factor." In each episode Criss literally defies reality and puts his life on the line. From catching a real bullet in his teeth to levitating people on the street to having himself burned alive. To prove the credibility of his demonstrations, they are all performed live in public spaces in front of real pedestrians rather than on a stage before an audience. Check out the trailer for the show as well as 2 magic tricks. This looks semi-sort-of-quasi interesting.

Trailer for the Show

Levitation

Disappearing Act

Breaking the Speed of Sound...

Breaking the speed of sound is cool. What's cooler than that? Someone being able to take a picture of it. That's cool. One of the extraordinary sights associated with this supersonic transition is the production of a sudden visible vapor cloud around the aircraft.