Saturday, May 17, 2008

Controlled Chaos

Chain Reaction
Have you ever tried to set up a chain reaction, like with dominoes? If you have, then you know it is not easy. Just imagine the amount of work that went the chain reaction I am showing you today.

Look what happens in this print shop when someone throws something in the wastebasket. It sets up a chain reaction that reminds us of a "Rube Goldberg" contraption.

If you're interest in some of the behind the scenes work in developing the above video, click on this YouTube link: Behind the Scenes

Also, if you enjoy this sort of thing, check out this Honda Accord commercial. They say it took 600 times to get it to work completely correctly.

Rube Goldberg? Who was that? Check Wikipedia: Rube Goldberg.

Quote of the Day
The rarest thing in the world is
a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself.
~Elizabeth Metcalf


Joke of the Day
When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity.

To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 C.

The Russians used a pencil.

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