Category Archives: Do stuff

Julie, the Beat Boxing Girl

I don’t get some of the stuff she is doing but this is the first time I’ve heard/seen someone imitate a known song being slowed down and sped up as if it were embedded on a record that is being turned by hand.

Lights out Saturday night!

Remember when you could see stars? Have your kids ever seen the Milky Way? For some reason we have, as a society, decided we need to keep the bulbs burning in our stores and offices when they’re empty, and illuminate things that don’t really need to be seen at night – like tall buildings.€  Too… Read More »

A Girl and Her Reverse Toilet Paper Trick

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Almost unheard-of: Boy Scout earns all 121 badges

A Long Island teenager has earned all 121 merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It’s an accomplishment the local arm of the organization calls “an almost unheard-of feat.” Oceanside resident Shawn Goldsmith earned his final badge – for bugling – in time for his 18th birthday in November. He far surpassed the… Read More »

Video: Fire Chain Reaction

A Rube Goldberg concept and construction with fire and torches. A Rube Goldberg machine is an extremely complicated apparatus that performs a very simple, easy task in an indirect and convoluted way. Some examples of his machines have an anticipation factor, as the machine makes slow but steady progress toward its goal. In Goldberg’s original… Read More »

Wilderness Survival- How to Make Fire From Ice

Now for the magic! By taking a tube, and rubbing it over the surface of the rough sphere, we start to cut/polish away at any irregularities. As Nelson pointed out, with this technique, “you can’t go wrong.”€  If you use a true random motion in the polishing, then you have no choice but to make… Read More »


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Flying with 600 helium balloons

An incredible achievement: Flying with 600 helium balloons at an altitude of 11,000 ft (4km). It’s wonderful to be at that altitude without any noisy engine! Amazing! – coolstuff


“Nevertells, also often called Open-Ended Stories or One Minute Mysteries, are short little stories that create a puzzle or seem illogical until some assumption is removed. There is some quick little answer that once figured out makes everything fit together. While the stories usually only take a minute to tell, they can drive people nuts… Read More »

Couple calls for global orgasm on Dec. 22

The Global Orgasm for Peace was conceived by Donna Sheehan, 76, and Paul Reffell, 55, whose goal is for everyone in the world to have an orgasm Dec. 22 while focusing on world peace. “The orgasm gives out an incredible feeling of peace during it and after it,” Reffell said Sunday. “Your mind is like… Read More »

Public Drawing site:

This is fun. Anyone can create art (or destroy the art of others) at this public drawing web site. (Hint: Be sure to click “DISAGREE” to start, then you have to solve a puzzle to start drawing.) Tricky. 😉 I just ran out of ink. How do you get more? Seems you have to connect… Read More »