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Infinite icosahedral puzzle of the Earth

This 442 piece puzzle features no fixed shape, allowing you to start and finish wherever you like. The video illustrates how you can build the shape you want. Look out for the whale piece in the video too.

You can literally make any point on the map the centre of your world. And there are some great touches, like animal shaped pieces for different continents.

You can find out more about the puzzle on the Nervous System blog.

Price: $120

Posted 14th Nov 2018 @ 09:36

Supersonic air travel is finally coming back

I'm lucky enough to have been within metres of a Concord and I still remember when it retired and a model was placed outside Heathrow. It became an unattainable thing that you put on your bucket list and I was disappointed when British Airways decide not let Virgin Atlantic take on the Concorde brand.

Something that I was not aware of was the amount of fuel required to achieve supersonic travel. I guess it's obvious but the figures are much higher than I'd have ever thought they would be.

Posted 14th Nov 2018 @ 04:32

Toy Story 4 teaser trailer

I think this teaser trailer featuring Ducky (Jordan Peele) and Bunny (Keegan-Michael Key) is much better than the trailer I linked to.

Posted 14th Nov 2018 @ 01:32

The Best Of Enemies trailer

Based on a true story, THE BEST OF ENEMIES centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971.

Sometimes I just don't know what to make of movies like this, based on true stories during racially charged times. Not the story, or the performance. But the fact that this was less than 50 years ago. Less than 15 years before I was born. It's staggering people thought like this towards the end of the 20th century and absolutely depressing that there are still those that think this way now.

Posted 13th Nov 2018 @ 10:43

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