Have you ever been to a swimming pool with diving boards?
Perhaps you’ve been to one with a full sized, 10 metre tower?
I have and I’ve sat there and wondered what it would be like to be all that way up. How would I respond? Would I have the courage to go for it?
This fascinating film watches as people do just that:
The Improv Everywhere team have been out on the streets again. This time they hosted a surprise press conference where the celebrity was anyone brave enough to stand behind the microphone.
If you’ve done any cooking you’ve probably experienced a glass bowl exploding.
The Slow Mo Guys create some great footage of this happening – it happens amazingly fast:
The Ordnance Survey has analysed over 500,000 routes recorded via it’s current “digital products” and put together a fabulous set of visualisations.
They’ve also assessed the data for the most popular routes. Not surprisingly Lake District routes dominate the league table of 1km grids squares. Scafell Pike Summit (OSGB GridRef: NY2107) is at the top of the list and another 18 Lake District grids in the top 20.
On the overall map it’s also interesting to see longer routes visualised such as the Coast-to-Coast, the West Highland Way, the Pennine Way and Hadrian’s Wall (click on the image below to view the high-resolution image on Flickr)
One of the things I remember about my father-in-law was a little obsession with door bells.
He would spend much of his time in the workshop and occasionally would miss people. There were a number of contraptions created from the various parts available in the workshop. Colin Furze takes this to a whole new level:
It’s been a while for both Because it’s Friday and the Action Movie Kid, but this made me smile:
Colin Furze, in a particularly manic mood for Christmas, makes a centrifugal cooking machine for a turkey: