Fascination used to be a popular arcade game at carnival boardwalks around the country. It's like a cross between Bingo and Skee-Ball. Players compete against each other to roll balls down a table with holes in them. The first player to drop 5 balls in a straight line is the winner. The games disappeared from arcades and today only one play-for-cash arcade remains, in Massachusetts. Tom Scott paid it a visit and squared off against the owner in a friendly game.
(VIDEO LINK) Michael Hearst, composer of the classic “Songs for Ice Cream Trucks” and author of the excellent Unusual Creatures, shares this delightful video of seemingly quite dangerous rides at Coney Island in the 1930s and 1940s. These sanctioned affronts to safety remind me of the fun I had rolling around with my brothers in […]
You’re probably familiar with the labyrinth game that challenges you to move a steel ball through a wooden maze that has holes to avoid. This guy made a similar maze, but instead of a marble, he used a drop of water and rolled it across a surface coated in hydrophobic paint. Via Evil Mad Scientist
Tim of Grand Illusions demonstrates a neat little trick, called the Magic Sword, in which a piece of solid metal seems to pass through another piece of metal. Image: Grand Illusions/YouTube
Are you super organized? You’re going to love the Genius Pack G4 and its seemingly limitless, well-placed compartments. Not that organized? You’re still going to love this piece of luggage because it’s so well thought out that it practically does the packing for you. We’ve all tried to stuff a piece of carry-on so full […]
Despite government legislation and improving caller ID technology, robocalls and scam artists are rampant on the phone lines – up to 35 billion a year in the US alone. They can be annoying at best and a financial threat at worst, but there’s a way to take security into your own hands. One good example […]
If you’re a Mac user, you thrive on simplicity. Everything in its place and a place for everything. Unsurprisingly, there’s a ton of great organizational apps out there for Mac, and now someone’s had the great idea to bundle them all together. Whether you’re running a demanding business or just getting through the day to […]