Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Que Interesante Crayons, Kinetic Holberman Spheres, Playtex In Space, Intrepid Starfleet and More!

Good day, my geeklings, if you’ve got a few minutes to check on some excellent links, then there’s no time to waste. Let’s get to it!

From Absolute Zero to Absolute Hot: BBC Future and Information is Beautiful Studio bring you a Temperature of the Universe infographic.

Sometimes a scroll of the outrage mockery on the twitterz speaks volumes… Paul Ryan Wins Twitter Outrage For Clueless Selfie.

“Etsy shop Que Interesante has created a line of crayons and colored pencil labels that match the elemental makeup of that particular colored crayon.” Periodic table crayons put the elements at your fingertips. Via Beth

A great in-depth story on the pioneering spacesuit construction which is about the most pressure I can imagine in wearables design. No wonder seamstress Eleanor Foraker had 2 nervous breakdowns. How Playtex helped win the space race.

The Nib is back and they are on a mission to cover the U.S. election, dammit! Tip o’ the trucker hat to @FlyingTrilobite

We see a lot of astonishing things on the netz. And this is one of them: an Egyptian dress dating from c2530 BC reassembled from the body in a grave.

I follow Rabih Alameddine because he never fails to surprise me. A woodcut from 1880: Internal Bodily Functions Dramatized by Popular Kabuki Actors.

Popular Science Goes To Starfleet Academy. “The Intrepid Museum’s new interactive exhibit will school you in Star Trek.” Hat tip to Jennifer Ouellette

Bonus Metal Monday Moment: Heavy Metal Horse.


At the Nome Gallery in Germany—

Artist Nils Völker’s Hoberman Sphere Installation

Found at Laughing Squid.


From Norte Estudio

When CGI Meets Ferrofluid…

Found at Gizmodo.

from the page

A menacing storm on a mountainous wasteland. A lone boat sways slowly in the middle of a lake. A shot breaks the silence in a deep forest . Someone lies dead on the cold snow…

“Ferro” is the first personal project from Norte Estudio. A dream trip to an exotic landscape of Scandinavian reminiscences but it is also anomalous and threatening, a place made up of foreign matter in constant movement that challenges the laws of gravity.


Featured image is by Nils Völker.



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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