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The Missing Links: 10 Reasons the Number 13 Is Unlucky

Here’s something Stacy wrote on a Friday the 13th in 2009: 10 reasons the number 13 is unlucky. * It’s every kid’s dream and every parent’s nightmare. Earlier this week, a four-year-old boy climbed all the way inside an arcade machine and got stuck. And they said it couldn’t be done. * You might want to sit down for [...]

Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare

Photo: My Life at Speed/Facebook It’s life imitating toys: Rally car driver Tanner Foust and Hollywood stuntman Greg Tracy successfully completed the Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare [...]

Cannonball Loop: World’s Most Dangerous Waterslide

That waterslide that John posted a couple of days ago sure looked dangerous, but believe it or not, there’s one even MORE dangerous. In fact, it was so dangerous that it was shut down by park safety. io9 has the story of [...]

An Escalator Than Can Handle Curves

(Video Link) The Levytator is a free-form escalator that can bend and curve as needed by architects. It operates on one continuous loop, so there’s no need for redundant conveyors moving in opposite directions: Unlike traditional designs, where redundant steps move underneath those in use, the Levytator utilises a continuous loop of curved modules, which can follow [...]

Raindrop Melody Maker

Click on the raindrops to make a melody, which will loop for you in this interactive page from Lullatune. Click the green clock for a metronome if you like. I managed to make a pleasant tune and played it for quite some time while I surfed the ‘net. Link -via Arbroath