a short thought-experiment by carl sagan

this is a pretty clever little venture into the world of human belief.

here’s a taste of what you’re in for: “Suppose that several people of your acquaintance, including people who you’re pretty sure don’t know each other, all tell you that they have dragons in their garages–but in every case the evidence is maddeningly elusive.”

it’s pretty short, just read it.


amazing shock-absorbing gel pad

check out this video. an egg is dropped off of the top of a building, and it lands on this weird gel pad, so it doesn’t break.

it’s not in english, but it doesn’t need to be. check it.

warning: if you find overly-enthusiastic, giggly tv hosts annoying, you should probably watch it on mute.


i can’t remember how i stumbled upon this site, but i did… aaand i dig it.

you could say it’s just a site selling a sticker, but i think it’s more than that. it’s a site that’s putting out a vibe and an idea that is not put out there enough. too many people suck at driving, and there are a few simple things they could do (or stop doing) to make their driving tolerable.

check it out. buy a sticker. save the world.

amazing hyper-realistic sculptures by ron mueck

so the very next day after i posted the previous entry about hyper-realistic sculptor duane hansen, i click ‘stumble’ on my web browser and am instantly brought to another, arguably even more amazing hyper-realist sculptor.

his name is ron mueck, and he doesn’t do all his work to size, so i guess it’s not as hyper-realistic, but his stuff is definitely still jaw-dropping.

click here to see more pictures of his works.

click here to see a lil’┬ávideo on him.: