Man throws lacrosse ball against large wall at IWU

Walls for mental well-being

A video essay about how regular exercise with a wall helped a student through the pandemic.

Monster trophy, best trophy ever

Next time you want to reward one of your coworkers, here’s a fun customizable trophy for only $12. What a fun trophy! A superhero that looks kinda like the Incredible Hulk ripping his shirt off. ROOOOOAR! Award this to someone for something really mundane. “Yes! I achieved 15% electricity reduction this past week!“ This trophy …

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34 excavated cave temples

“Formed from a single block of excavated stone, Kailasa temple is considered one of the most impressive cave temples in India. The enormous structure is one of 34 cave temples and monasteries that are collectively known as the Ellora Caves.” —mymodernmet Since I started my webcomic in 2015, I’ve always wanted to place the setting …

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Ideas for paratrooper toy fun

In my Christmas stocking from my dad was a little Christmas paratrooper toy. (My daughters also got a paratrooper too). A little plastic figure with a tiny parachute. Those are always fun. I searched Youtube for how people have had fun with these little guys. A few videos stood out a bit. Video 1: use …

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Scanners capture sides of objects—especially Scrabble tiles

Normally when you scan something, you think your scan is going to be totally flat. But the only truly flat part of your scan is right down the center of your scanner. Anything sitting on the left part of your scanner will show the object’s right side. Vice versa for anything sitting on the right …

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Capturing time

How in the world did this slow-motion video capture two moments at once? The cork just coming out of the bottle—AND—the moment when the cork hits the guy’s face? (look at the shadow on his shirt, you’ll see the cork hitting his face) How slow-motion video works When you imagine video being recorded at 30 …

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