I am not even sure exactly how to describe this… either a mix of figure skating and bicyling or a mix of gymnastics and bicyling. Regardless of how one describes it, it is nothing short of amazing. Additionally, this young woman performs for almost six minutes. If it tried such a stunt, it would be only that many seconds before an ambulance would be called.
The tweet was sent by Cliff Pickover, well worth following on Twitter. You can find out more about this amazing individual at pickover.com. If you like science and math, odds are you will enjoy his books. He tweets much more than just illusions, check out the Faraday Train below
This is one of those “don’t try at home” items. What happens when you cram 10,000 sparklers into a bucket and then light them?
Honestly, I love fireworks of all types. As long as I know they are going to go “bang”, they don’t trip off my PTSD. One could debate whether one would need to be a pyro to attempt such a stunt. However, I think most of us would want to, at a safe distance, witness 10,000 Sparklers all burning at once. I confess that I sure want to see it. However, being aware of the fire risk, I doubt I would foster the courage to actually attempt the stunt on my own. Lest not forget the fact that a huge plume of sparks and fire would certainly lead to fire, police and arrest in my urban neighborhood.
One of the reasons i like Boing! Boing! is because their posts are rather like a kaleidoscope; always fascinating, unique and kewl. The subtitled video below is a look at the man who has made the world’s smallest V12 engine. Simply and amazing craftsman.