March 23, 2017 Steven Avery

Real data used to create fictional flight over Mars / Boing Boing report this ad [embedded content] Jan Fröjdman used HiRISE satellite data from Mars to create this beautiful and detailed flyby of the planet. Liz Stinson writes that stitching it together took months. For Fröjdman, creating…

February 15, 2017 Steve Avery

Octopus suckers don’t just suck / Boing Boing report this ad [embedded content] The amazing suckers on octopus arms aren’t just for sucking. They also are used to smell and taste. To deal with all that sensory input, the vast majority of an octopus’s brain cells are in its eight…

February 15, 2017 Steve Avery

How Sweetheart candy hearts are made / Boing Boing report this ad [embedded content] For more than 100 years, NECCO has cranked out its iconic Sweetheart candies. Some of them are still emblazoned the original statements of “Be Mine,” Be Good,” and “Kiss Me.” The company says that “to meet…

February 15, 2017 Steve Avery

Happy Valentines from 1982 / Boing Boing report this ad [embedded content] Zoom – just one look and then my heart went boom. report this ad I remember when I could hear the opening to the William Tell Overture and feel the adventure. I’m not sure if I just got…

February 15, 2017 Steve Avery

Amazing balloon-powered pipe organ made of paper and cardboard / Boing Boing report this ad [embedded content] Papercraft master Aliaksei Zholner made this exquisite pipe organ entirely from paper products. Here are his build notes, written in Russian. (via Laughing Squid) report this ad William Pennings built this wonderful machine…