One of the reasons Jenga is hard to win is that when you slowly remove a block, friction will cause it to draw out adjacent blocks. But if you make a gadget like this one, you can shoot the blocks out without upsetting the stack. Cheating? Not if you photoshop and print out an amended copy of the rules — "One player is allowed to use a rubber-band-powered block shooter."
That ultra-luxury skyscraper that is not-so-slowly falling into downtown San Francisco has accelerated its lean. Apparently, the emergency foundation repairs intended to abate its sinking have exacerbated the situation. Oh, no! The grand plan to save these very expensive homes, and hopefully ensure the whole monster doesn't just collapse onto the city, has temporarily been… READ THE REST
According to his timer, it took this Hong Kong-based Jenga stacker, "MengaMan," around 11 hours to complete this upside down mountain of 1,512 (so he says) Jenga blocks – all which balance on one vertical block. (At 120x the speed, it takes us just one minute to watch.) It's just as satisfying to see high-speed… READ THE REST
About 10% of plastic ocean pollution is ghost nets, the countless lost or abandoned fishing nets that maim and kill marine life. Jenga Ocean, made of recycled nets, tries to raise awareness, recycle recovered nets, and raise funds to help end this type of pollution. Via Bureo: READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. While you do almost everything on your phone today, from buying groceries to finding out what that ex-buddy from high school is doing these days, there's nothing quite like putting pen to paper. Psychology… READ THE REST
With around a million people using American Sign Language in the U.S. these days, there's a chance you'll encounter someone who uses this way of communication, even if you don't personally know anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing. That's why more folks are becoming interested in learning ASL, understanding the importance of being able… READ THE REST
Whether it's Jimmy Page, Slash, or Jimi Hendrix, watching your favorite rocker can make those fantastic guitar riffs sound easy. But if you've ever picked up a guitar before, you know that acquiring those skills is easier said than done. It takes a lot of practice, a few calluses, and serious dedication to sound the way… READ THE REST