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Horror Comedy Short – Structure Kill

(Vimeo Link) Structure Kill is a short horror film by Stephen Vitale that’s described as “not your typical horror film parking structure scene”. Well, this is one of those times when “not typical” means hilarious and extremely enjoyable. Be sure to check your back seat before getting in your car, or you may come face-to-face with an [...]

Science at the Top of the World

The Sphinx Observatory is the highest-built structure in Europe, at 3,571 meters (11,715 feet) above sea level near Jungfraujoch, Switzerland. It was built for science observations and experiments that require such a high altitude. Read more about the Sphinx Observatory, and see more amazing pictures at Kuriositas. Link (Image credit: Flickr users Col Ford and Natasha [...]

Mysterious ‘winged’ structure discovered

A new structure has been discovered in England that has no typical Roman era building characteristics. Archaeologists have discovered a Roman era stru…

Who built the world’s first structures ?

It is thought that neanderthals may have been the first to build structures using mammoth bones. At least one mammoth-bone structure built by neandert…

The Late Movies: Math, Music, Video

Russian artist Tatiana Plakhova makes music portraits — detailed illustrations based on the mathematical structure of music. Her most interesting visualizations are based on the work of Philip Glass. (If you’re not familiar with Glass, his music tends to have repeated musical phrases, and he does a lot of movie scores. It’s [...]

Stacking 3,118 Coins on a Single Dime

I don’t know if he can balance a checkbook, but Tai Star sure can balance a stack of coins … make that 600 quarters, 501 dimes, 313 nickels, 1,699 pennies, 5 foreign coins – a total of 3,118 coins – on [...]

8 Movie Cliches Illustrated

Hollywood is formulaic, as you all know. The three-act structure is so tried and true, few movies risk venturing out into untried territory. Dozens, if not hundreds of books have been written that outline the structure and devices an aspiring screenwriter needs to employ if s/he wants to sell a script. It’s no wonder clichés [...]

‘Earthscraper’ goes underground

Architects are planning on constructing a massive underground “earthscraper” in Mexico City. The huge subterranean structure is one solution proposed …

The Metropol Parasol

The Metropol Parasol in Sevilla, Spain, is the largest wooden structure in the world! The 150 x 70 meter wooden grid covers an archaeological site, a farmer’s market, a plaza, and bars and restaurants to serve tourists who come to see it. Read about this amazing construction and see lots more pictures at Kuriositas. Link (Image [...]

Canton Tower : The Longest Spiral Staircase Design In The World

Canton Tower formerly known as Guangzhou TV And Sightseeing Tower. is an observation tower near Chigang Pagoda, Haizhu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It was topped-out in 2009 and became operational on September 29, 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games. The tower is the tallest tower in the world, replaced the CN Tower at 553 m in [...]