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That’s Some Toilet

Residential architect Andre Rothblatt designed this copper-heavy bathroom for a techie couple who introduced him to steampunk style. Not only is it stylish, but it also provides a handy place to hang your hand-washables! Link -via Boing Boing (Image credit: Andre Rothblatt)

The First Episode of The Simpsons Aired 22 Years Ago Today

“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” originally aired on December 17, 1989. Not long after, you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing a Bart Simpson t-shirt. To celebrate the show’s copper anniversary (I’m told copper is the 22nd anniversary), here are some of the Simpsons quizzes we’ve run over the years.

Fireplace Flame Coloring Kit

United Nuclear is always a fun place to shop for high voltage equipment, chemicals, and radioactive supplies (you know, mad scientist stuff). Here’s something to impress your guests -colored flames! The kit contains boric acid, calcium nitrate, lithium carbonate, copper chloride, and copper acetate, along with complete instructions for creating a rainbow in your fireplace [...]

Neodynium Magnets Fall SLOWLY Through Copper Pipe

YouTube link. Note the magnets are not attracted to the copper. The physics of the process is explained briefly by thedevguy: The movement of the magnet induces an electric current in the copper and with electric current comes a magnetic field, which attracts the magnet. The magnet doesn’t stick to the wall as it falls because the [...]

Azurite

Azurite is a soft, deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. It is also known as Chessylite after the type locality at Northern Territory, Australia.. The mineral has been known since ancient times, and was mentioned in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History under the Greek name kuanos and the Latin name [...]