Paper airplane enthusiast Mahir Cave teaches you how to make two different types of paper planes (5 minutes each) in this video. These are some of his easier folds – if you like them, check out his YouTube page, where he shares a new design (some this easy, some more advanced) every Friday. He says his specialty is "paper airplanes that fly far," and his goal is "to make the best paper airplane in the world."
The Dreams of Space website scanned some gorgeous pages from a 1963 book about paper airplanes titled Himmels-Stürmer (literally "sky striker," but means "utopian" or "idealist"). READ THE REST
John Collins (previously at Boing Boing) made and threw a paper airplane that sailed without wind assistance a whopping 69 meters, or almost 227 feet. Now he shows how you can make one, too. He actually shows five main designs and shows why each one has different flying properties. Image: YouTube / Wired READ THE REST
Dominic of The Viral Video Lab demonstrates a paper airplane that will circle "endlessly" when caught in the airstream of seven personal fans. Of course, proper positioning of the plane is key. READ THE REST
If you've got a dog as a member of your family, there's about a 1 in 3 chance that you got your furry friend from a breeder. That may offer you some insight into your dog's background and family tree, but it doesn't always answer all of your questions about the full history hiding behind… READ THE REST
Look, nobody enjoys reading the fine print on an insurance policy. Heck, there's a good chance the guy who wrote it didn't even read it over once he was finished. It's usually pretty dry stuff. That being said, it might be worth investigating the specifics on the homeowners or renters insurance policy you've got now.… READ THE REST
If you've ever tried to make a living in the music business, you already know it's a tough racket. Producing music and getting it in front of people is hard enough, but nowadays, just making music won't cut it. Musicians have to be all-around entertainers, not just painting an aural soundscape, but crafting a visual… READ THE REST