The Slow Mo Guys invited three Shaolin monks on to throw a needle through a piece of glass in super slow mo, and it's quite interesting to watch at that speed.
Now before people start complaining that Mythbusters busted this, the needles do not appear to be typical sewing needles, but special weighted throwing needles that could be tipped with poison if desired. It also appears the needle punctures but does not travel through the glass, and shards of glass, not the needle itself, typically pop the balloon held on the other side.
• Throwing a Needle Through Glass in Slow Motion (YouTube / The Slow Mo Guys)
My friend Steve Davee posted this fun project to Instructables. It’s a perfect project for shut-in parents and kids to do together.
Utah Highway Patrol reports on an interesting traffic stop.
Over the past decade or so, Lauren McLaughin (previously) has written a handful of outstanding YA novels, each dealing with difficult issues of gender, personal autonomy and the casual cruelty of teens, starting with Cycler (and its sequel, Re-Cycler) (a teenaged girl who turned into a boy for four days every month); Scored (a class-conscious surveillance dystopia); The Free (a desperate novel about a teen car-thief in juvie) and now, her best book yet: Send Pics, a gripping thriller about sextortion, high school, revenge and justice.
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