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The Late Movies: The Secret Life of Machines

I love The Secret Life of Machines, a late-1980s series about how everyday machines work. Presented primarily by engineer/cartoonist/artist Tim Hunkin, it’s understated, funny, and deeply smart — a gently curious investigation of how things go. Hunkin wrote about the first series: The two sides of my life – researching stuff in books for [...]

When Pigs Fly

“When pigs fly” is a term we all know that brings up a ridiculous picture. The phrase is akin to “when hell freezes over”, meaning that something is not liable to happen -ever. But “swine flew” jokes aside, pigs do fly, mainly because we like to see it happen! Pig Astronauts A few years ago, a collection [...]