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Graph Paper Animated GIF by Alma Alloro

We’ve all doodled in math class, but not like this! Alma Alloro elevated doodling on graph paper into an art form. Check out her gallery of animated GIFs over at Co.DESIGN: The collection, Further [...]

The World Record for Riding a Unicycle Down a Line of Beer Bottles

(Video Link) Lutz Eichholz has accomplished the impossible. He previously set the world record for riding a unicycle down a line of beer bottles (a highly competitive event) at 7.99 meters. Now he’s smashed that record by riding 8.93 meters at Unicycle Israel Convention in Tel Aviv. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious!

6 Revolutionary Groups That Robbed Their Country’s Banks

© ALI HAIDER/epa/Corbis Back in May, The Washington Post reported that Libyan rebels had obtained funds by “liberating” government assets worth $505 million in the Central Bank of Libya’s Benghazi branch. Ali Tarhouni (pictured), the rebels’ minister of finance, explained the move to foreign journalists: “Let me put this way: We robbed our own bank.” Locksmiths [...]

Across Bolivia’s Salt Desert

Guy Nesher, a photographer based out of Tel Aviv, shot this picture of the Salar de Uyuni. At over four thousand square miles, this region of Bolivia is the largest salt flat in the world. It functions like a natural mirror, but I’ve never seen a picture of it that expresses that quality quite as [...]

Manifold Clock Tells Time with a Fan

Studio V is an industrial design firm in Tel Aviv. It recently produced the Manifold Clock, which folds and unfolds a fan as the hands circulate. At the link, you can watch a time-lapse video of it in action. Link via Make | Photo: Core77

Alik Gershon Chess Master Breaks Guinness Record

Alik Gershon Israeli chess grandmaster on Thursday began a marathon chess match against 520 players in an attempt to beat the Guinness record for simultaneous chess games, currently held by Iran.The tournament began in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square with grandmaster Alik Gershon shaking hands with every single player as he walked along rows of tables [...]

World Largest Carpet of 500,000 Flower

World Largest Tel Aviv Carpet of 500,000 Flowers The city of Tel Aviv continued its year-long centennial celebration on Wednesday (September 16), with the installation of a sweeping carpet of flowers in the city’s Rabin Square, received as a gift from the city of Brussels. The half-million flowers used to compose the colourful carpet arrived from Belgium [...]