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Awesome ferrofluid art

This thing looks totally bizarre, but really cool. Just what we like here on Random Weirdness. :) Somehow makes you think you're watching an alien life form, but no, this is real. It uses powerful electromagnets in a bath of magnetic liquid to make these dancing spirals.


Page turning Rube Goldberg machine

I love how the machine uses many normal looking parts of the reader's environment. The trained Guinea Pig is great too. :-)



Check out the site of kinetic artist Joseph Herscher for more!

Fundamental laws of the universe

  • If it's bad, it's possible.
  • You can find anything you have lost, as long as you are looking for something else.
  • The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the likelihood of being able to scratch.
  • The lower your zipper is, the lower your credibility will be.
  • There is no end to the amount a person can accomplish, as long as it isn't what they're supposed to be doing.
  • Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
  • Of all the fundamental forces of the universe, the strongest is the will of a woman.
  • Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way (Murphy's law).
  • You can have it cheap, fast or good. Pick two.
  • All roads lead to McDonald's.
  • Sometimes the best way to get through is to go around.
  • As a rule, there will always be an exception.
  • The quality of the napkins at any given restaurant is inversely proportional to the messiness of the food.
  • It usually takes at least three socks to make a pair.
  • The better the shoe fits, the uglier it must be.
  • Procrastination is the only thing guaranteed to get done.
  • The probability of being watched is proportional to the stupidity of what you're doing.
  • Entropy .

Ceci n'est pas une spirale

This must be one of the most convincing optical illusion I have ever seen.

The image shows an optical illusion that has concentric circles with checker-board patterns between them.  The arrangement makes it look as if the circles make a spiral where in fact they are not.
Ceci n'est pas une spirale


Don't know where it originally came from, I found this optical illusion that looks like a spiral on Make's website . They also show a version traced by lines to help convince you that this really is NOT a spiral. :)

Incr-edible landscapes

Isn't this a nice picture of a sunset over the sea?


Incr-edible sunset over the sea


Now look a little closer. Are you sure that the sea is actually water? Are you sure those rocks are actually rocks? And is that really the sky?

This is a nice example of the art of Carl Warner. The whole landscape is made of food! The sky and sea are made of salmon, the rocks are bread and potatos, and the little boat is a pea pod. Isn't that amazing?

I found more examples of Carl Warner's edible landscapes on the BBC web site .
Or visit Carl Warner's own web site , but be warned that it is one of those fancy Flash-only sites that look great but are a pain to use and may not work for you.

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