Friday, August 21, 2009

Lego Makes Me Cry

Kidz, there's a classic set of illusions, including the Penrose triangle (created by Oscar Reutersvard), that look normal at any one junction of the picture but as a whole are impossible. M.C. Escher famously did a number of these in lithograph style and tremendous detail including Relativity in the 1950s.

A sharp eyed iPhone developer that I know sent the following lego instructions for making your own Penrose triangle. Don't blame the Spankster if you wind up crying in your milk after a few hours...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

APOD: Astronomy picture of the day

It's been too long kidz, since I've given you some eye candy to chew on. Nasa, the same guys that brought you the first man on the moon and Apollo 13, also provides an astronomy picture of the day suitable for goggling, framing, or setting as your desktop background. The universe is a beautiful brilliant place and these daily pictures show it. Included is an explanation by a professional astronomer that tells you what you're looking at.


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