Awesome Archives

Sorry for the paucity of posts this week and last. I’ve been knee-deep in my next book and am facing a self-imposed deadline. In the meantime, check out this video of a flock of starlings. The physics of bird behavior …Read More

Behold: a video of a robot riding a bicycle. In case that didn’t register, I will say it again: A ROBOT RIDING A BICYCLE. What will they do next? Steal our jobs? Mow our lawns? Defeat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy? …Read More

I love organized public improv events. Love them. Also, I love ninjas and sword-fighting. So this video, courtesy of Improv Toronto, makes me very, very happy. If I teach my kids anything, I hope to teach them to be the …Read More

Over the weekend, an unidentified 100-lb., 8 ft. tall Lego man washed up onto the beach at Siesta Key, Florida. He’s wearing a shirt that says “No real than you are.” A guy named Jeff Hindman discovered it, photographed it, …Read More

Sure, today everyone’s talking about the death of Gaddafi/Qaddafi/Ghadafi or the end of the world (according to Harold Camping). But me? I want to point you toward this video of a 2,000 foot-long Hot Wheels track that goes on forever. …Read More

There’s a Tumblr blog about pretty much everything, and fathers aren’t excluded. A few of my favorites: My Dad is a Bro. (Nothing says parenting success like raising a kid you can shotgun Natty Light with.) ———— Dads on Vacation. …Read More

Have you heard of a “cobra weave” exploding stick bomb? There are lots of Instructables about how to assemble these, along with a variety of videos. You arrange the sticks as instructed, remove the first one, and watch the whole …Read More

What kinds of creatures can you find in one cubic foot of seawater? Or one cubic foot of rainforest? One cubic foot of the deciduous forest in Central Park? National Geographic photographer David Liittschwager and his team set up a …Read More

One of the biggest moments in any child’s life occurs toward the end of Empire Strikes Back, when the viewer finds out that Darth Vader is Luke’s father. Noooooooo! It’s the biggest of big reveals. One dad thoughtfully captured this …Read More

This is stunning. A time-lapse video of the aurora borealis (“northern lights”) and aurora australis (“southern lights”) as seen from the International Space Station in orbit. From what I can tell, it comes from 345 still photos taken during September …Read More