Don't think his manager won't raise hell over their client working under these unsafe conditions.
Matthias Wandel explains how this self-inverting spinning top will flip over when spun quickly enough. If you have a lathe, Matthias shows you how to make your own: If you don't have a lathe, you can buy plastic ones and even fancy metal ones, spelled variously as tippie tops or tippy tops. Image: YouTube /… READ THE REST
Since he was a kid, Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every Day has wondered what would happen when a baseball went supersonic. So he build a supersonic baseball cannon. You may recall he built a similar gun to stress test a golf ball: Image: YouTube / Smarter Every Day READ THE REST
The Action Lab looks deeper into why strange-shaped objects like this octohedron can roll. A lot of it is about friction, or lack of slipping. Part of the issue is probably materials as well, as an object has to be sufficiently dense for the rolling to continue. These heavier objects just need a shove of… READ THE REST
When we pick up our phones to shoot a video, most of us aren't looking to craft "The Godfather." We just want something that looks reasonably decent that won't be an embarrassment when it gets posted to YouTube or social media. But while not every video needs to reach Spielbergian levels of production, you might… READ THE REST
Be honest. How many plastic lids are stashed away in your kitchen? No, seriously…how many? Go ahead and check that black hole of a cupboard down there and find out. We'll wait… Was the number up over 20? Over 30? More? Now the second question is…could you even guess at which containers actually fit half… READ THE REST
Music is hugely liberating. And whether you love rock, classical, country, rap or any other genre, there's a real sense of accomplishment when you can sit down in front of a keyboard and hammer out a note-perfect version of a favorite tune. Of course, the only way to get to that point is usually after… READ THE REST