Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: monsters, mermaids, a Möbius music box and more


It’s the Monday Quickies! To hell with the polar vortex; surf’s up!


From the amazing Vi Hart…

Möbius Music Box

{hat tip to Jennifer Ouellette}

from the page

“My first arrangement for music box is a theme from the Harry Potter Septet. Being a mathematician, I twisted the paper into a Möbius strip and made this educational video to demonstrate.”

Her personal website, which you might like: Vi Hart.


Geometrical cookies from Vi Hart

{via Elizabeth F. who has a friend in the video}

from the page
Avoiding math to have a relaxing Saturday with friends.

Links to everyone’s cool stuff below:

Gwen Fisher
She also has a blog
Also buy everything from her etsy shopbefore someone else does:

Ruth Fisher
Or if you’re in Mountain View you may have seen her stuff in Red Rock or Ava’s Grocery. Coffee plus chocolate caramel brownie please!

Andrea Hawksley
Don’t forget to hover your mouse over her name (hooray ambigrams!), and check out her blog.

Henry Segerman is the creator of the rotating 4d monkey gif, with monkey models by
Will Segerman
. You can find Henry’s post with the gif here.


For all of you who are exhausted by Winter…
This is just so refreshing and hopeful and lovely. Enjoy.

Flash mob in the Copenhagen Metro

from the page
“In April 2012 Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) surprised the passengers in the Copenhagen Metro by playing Griegs Peer Gynt. The flash mob was created in collaboration with Radio Klassisk All music was performed and recorded in the metro.”

More information when viewed on Copenhagen Phil’s YT page.


Featured images are by Daria Khoroshavina.



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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