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How Many Triangles are in This Image?

See if you can figure it out before you check the answer in this lil’ math pop quiz by Ethan Siegel of Starts With a Bang! science blog: Link – via Cliff Pickover’s Reality [...]

The Science Behind Motion Sickness

(YouTube link) The latest from AsapSCIENCE tries to convince me that my ears make my stomach hurt when I go on carnival rides that I shouldn’t. What do they know? -via Geekosystem

Carnival Cruise Line Announces SAW Themed Voyage

As if taking a Carnival cruise weren’t horrifying enough, the company recently announced plans to host a cruise themed after the SAW movie franchise. Here’s the official blurb from Carnival: Let’s play a game…onboard the beautiful and luxurious Carnival Glory! If you’re a Fan of the “SAW” movies, you don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity [...]

The Secrets to Winning 5 Popular State Fair Games

You’d think that since the prizes are usually cheaper than the price you pay to play, that carnival games would be easy to win. Not at all. But if you have the right strategy, and some tips from those who have been there, you can raise your chances of winning. The Art of Manliness has [...]

Carnival Bateria

You might not be able to fly down to Rio for Carnival, but you can hear and feel a “bateria,” a samba school drum section, in this web toy from Brazil. Enjoy the rhythm, or toggle on and off the sections to hear how each instrument sounds: shaker, cuica, agogo, tambourine, snare drum, repique, and [...]

Rings of Saturn

(YouTube link) This carnival ride concept is making my stomach queasy just looking at it, but my kids would fight for a chance to try it. What about you? -via The Daily What

Fractal Chess

Checkmate in 3 (Does anyone know the artist who made this originally so we can attribute?) via Cliff Pickover’s Reality Carnival See also: Neatolicious Fun Facts: Chess

Scary Clown Ride Sparks Protest

Alton Towers is a popular theme park in Staffordshire, England. The resort recently opened a thrill ride called the Carnival of Screams, featuring “killer clowns” that reach for visitors. However, the new attraction is touching a sore spot with clowns, who are protesting at the park’s gates. One protestor, Fips the Clown, said: ”We are protesting [...]

Flour Fight in Spain

Flour Fight in SpainFlour Fight humorous battle with flour, was born in Northern Spain during the carnival. Undoubtedly holiday was a success, it is seen by happy faces of people. A random activity, by which you senselessly throw flour at other people It took place during the carnival in Spain’s north-western village of Laza.

Menton Lemon Festival 2010 in France

77th Menton Lemon Festival 2010 in FranceThe 77th Lemon Festival takes place from 12 February to 3 March 2010. Each year the festival follows a given theme, this year it is “Menton does cinema”. The Lemon Festival attracts each year more than 230,000 visitors. It’s the second biggest event on the Riviera after the Carnival [...]