Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Exploding Snacks, Chem Microflowers, Moon Glass, Mindbending Space-Time Video and More!

We made it through the B L O O D M O O N week and what do you know, it’s the weekend, cowpokes! Here are some fun links to mosey through. Onward!

Laurence Fish was recruited by MI5 to design hidden booby trap bombs during the war. Some of his brainstorms are pretty much snacks with a bang. – via Jim T.

Musicians’ brains fire symmetrically when they listen to music. – via Surly Amy

Dr. Sheshanath Bhosale and his team at RIMT University in Melbourne have craeted gorgeous “microflowers” through a chemical reaction.

Curiously feathered dinosaurs. And why not? By Kaitlin Beckett of A Curious Bestiary.

Photographer Vitor Schietti created “Impermanent Sculptures”, a series of long-exposure shots where the light appears to drip from trees. Completely magical.

Science through the eyes of an artist: painter Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez. – via Surly Amy

Thomas Angelini and his team have gotten a little bit closer to being able to 3-D print human organs. – via Surly Amy

Here’s a handy dandy kinda’ busy but very helpful infographic on the formats JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and BMP.

Retail find: If my colleague Brian is on your gift list, get him this! Moon Glass – A Ceramic Liquor Cup That Displays Different Phases of the Moon the More You Drink From It.

Bonus awesomeness: As part of The Thread series, good friends Margaret Cho and Bob Mould had an email conversation.


Sarc:o – You Are The One

Found here.

from the page

From the album Manifesto:

Music video from Luca Pozzi Statement –
Directed and produced by Marco Bagni
Designed with Giacomo Merchich
Song produced by Andrea Suriani

Full project:


Featured image is by Vitor Schietti.



Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

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