Category Archives: Ramblings

The 100 Best Science Fiction Movies

What do you think are the 100 best science fiction films? Time Out has a fantastic compilation of their 100 best sci-fi movies, as chosen by leading sci-fi experts, filmmakers, science fiction writers, film critics, and scientists. There is little doubt that … Continue reading

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Optical Illusions

Everyone loves optical illusions. If you don’t… well, I don’t have to finish that sentence because every loves optical illusions! There are many awesome illusions floating around the web, and I’m sure you’ve seen the majority of them. Here, I … Continue reading

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The Last Bookshop

“The Last Bookshop imagines a future where physical books have died out.  One day, a small boy’s holographic entertainment fails, so he heads out to explore the streets of abandoned shops outside. Down a forgotten alley he discovers the last … Continue reading

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David Kwong – Magic Crosswords (TED)

In this TED talk, David Kwong talks about the intersection between crosswords and illusions. The trick he pulls off at the end is rather neat, and the build up seems obvious once you know it, but first time watching, it’s very … Continue reading

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All The Kings & Queens Of England

A simple little poem to remember all the kings and queens of England. Incredibly enjoyable, easy to learn, and informative to boot. What more could you ask for? Oh, watch out for Paul. I guess you should also be on the … Continue reading

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Starling Murmuration

A murmuration of starlings is truly wonderful to behold. The above video (by Keep Turning Left) shows an incredibly beautiful murmuration, set to the always magnificent Pachelbel’s Canon in D. But… how many birds would there need to be for gravity to … Continue reading

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Fireworks Filmed With A Drone

This video of fireworks filmed with a drone is simply sublime. I love the 3D effect that is achieved as the drone flies straight through the exploding fireworks. The music  is a perfect match, really enhancing the visuals. It’s an … Continue reading

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Surface Detail

Surface Detail is a hauntingly beautiful evolving fractal landscape, created by subBlue. It’s very embryonic in nature, and I see cells dividing when I look at it, especially at the start. Further on, I see cocoons, insects swarming, brains, islands, … Continue reading

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Transforming Folding Cube

This single cube transformation is beautiful. It consists of 12 individual pyramids and can transform into six different shapes (including the original cube). It’s also possible to join several cubes together to form even more diverse shapes. I find it … Continue reading

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Spurious Correlations

Tyler Vigen has created a website (Spurious Correlations) which show correlations between completely unrelated data. All of the graphs are totally bogus, but hilarious to look and think about. It’s very much the pirates and global warming effect – global warming … Continue reading

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