This whole-house "mousetrap" contraption proves that opening the curtains in the least efficient way possible is often also the most awesome way possible. Best part of the video: The cellphone call.
Maggie Koerth-Baker is the science editor at BoingBoing.net. She writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. You can find Maggie on Twitter and Facebook.