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Gingerbread Tower Of Barad-Dur With Candy Eye Of Sauron

When the gingerbread tower you’re building starts to resemble Saurons Tower of Barad-Dur, the last thing you want to do is slap that all-seeing eye on top and empower that evil dessert. It was created by Redditor McGilligan69 for the sake of showing how evil and chocolate go hand-in-hand. It looks sinfully delicious! Link  –via Obvious Winner

The Hobbit, a Feature Length Movie Made by London Schoolboys

Suck it, Peter Jackson! A team of schoolboys from Tower House prep in southwest London have released their own feature-length version of The Hobbit: Seventy boys aged eight to 13 from Tower House School star in their [...]

Astronaut Touching the Sun

For all of you who’ve held up the Leaning Tower of Pisa in clever forced-perspective photos, take a look at this photo and weep: NASA spacewalker Sunita Williams looks as if she’s reaching out to [...]

Coloso Wants To Share His Power With You

This is Coloso, and he’s a massive electrical tower shaped like a robot that was created by art collective Doma for the Tecnopolis 2012 exhibition in Argentina. He looks friendly enough, but if you try to give him a hug you’ll get a shocking surprise! Link  –via Laughing Squid

Why Were CD Boxes So Big in the Early 1990s?

Image credit: Daniel R. Tobias/Wikimedia Commons I was working at Tower Records back in the late 1980s, when the compact disc started replacing the vinyl LP. Beyond the arguments over the analog vs. digital sound (which continue to this day) and the higher price of CDs, there was the added issue of how to display them [...]

Clock Tower Hotel

The view was great and the bed was cozy, but the alarm in the morning – BONG! – was a bit too loud. Consider that if you want to stay at this Clock Tower Hotel, a conceptual art piece by Japanese artist [...]

Precariously Leaning Towers of the World

“QUANTUM SHOT” #772 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams The World’s Other Leaning Towers (apart from the one in Pisa) Many people are familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous buildings in the world. Construction began on the Tower in 1173 and took place in three [...]

The Optical Telegraph

Long-distance communication at a relatively high speed (compared to carrying messages) came about with the invention of the optical telegraph in France, fifty years before the electrical telegraph. The optical telegraph network consisted of a chain of towers, each placed 5 to 20 kilometres apart from each other. On each of these towers a wooden semaphore [...]

Giant Twisted iPhone

The Soviet architect Vladimir Tatlin wanted to build a massive spiral tower reaching four hundred meters into the sky. Tatlin’s Tower, as the idea was known, was designed to honor the Third International, a communist organization. The tower was never built, but artists Alexei Shulgin and Aristarkh Chernyshev have created this smaller replica that looks [...]

The Dark Tower: Found!

“QUANTUM SHOT” #736Link – article by Avi Abrams The Ultimate Black Obelisk That Nature Has Made (in Sao Tome) Maybe you’ve read Stephen King’s huge fantasy epic “The Dark Tower”, or perhaps the Tower of Mordor from “The Lord of the Rings” more readily comes to mind? In any case, you’ll be surprised to find the fantastic [...]