Noah Scalin—proprietor of the web famous Skull-A-Day project—has teamed up with LEGO engineer/artist Clay Morrow to provide instructions for Scalin's LEGO skull first posted back in '08. Rendered with LDView, Morrow dissected the original piece and put together full instructions (including a parts list) now available as a free downloadable PDF.
An incredibly kind & helpful WonderHowTo-ian, Samuel FU, has translated the Chinese instructions for the amazing Lightercycle into English.
Fingerboarding has never looked so high fashion. Gracefully orchestrated advert by Hermès.
Bubble-smith Sterling Johnson recently took his voluminous bubble art to the shores of Stinson Beach, California. Presented in slow motion, the bubbles resemble spectral whales. Pint-sized Ahabs follow in pursuit. The effect is extraordinarily pacifying.
Thinking of buying a ranch style home, but worried about your slinky collection? No stairs, no problem, all thanks to Jim Sellers and his Slink-O-Matic.
As 2009 comes to a close, the Telegraph presents a compilation of this past year's wackiest inventions. As always, here at WonderHowTo, we are inspired and impressed by ingenuity. The contraptions below range from utter silliness (engagement ring bra) to downright amazing (see-through concrete). Check it out.
Behold, Kent "Toast" French, the Guinness World Record holder for fastest clapping. You might say, fast clapping? What kind of feat is that? Well, just watch. The video below gets pretty intense... Kent can clap 721 times in 60 seconds. That's 12 claps per second.
According to the Telegraph's interview with world record setting bubbleologist (who knew such a thing existed?!) Samsam Bubbleman, "It's all about having the right bubble solution. If you have the right mixture then your tools don't matter..."
Wikipedia's definition of dice stacking: "Dice stacking is a performance art, akin to juggling or sleight-of-hand, in which the performer scoops dice off a flat surface with a dice cup and then sets the cup down while moving it in a pattern that stacks the dice into a vertical column via centripetal force and inertia."
And by hottest, I mean most popular. These ladies have got skills. I want to be as good as them, and I've already begun my research. If you're also interested in joining the ranks of hottest bubble gum blowers, go here for some beginners tips.
Sometimes the simplest things yield the most fun results. This clever trick creates long, condom-esque plastic bubbles.
That's right, fly powered aircrafts. Forget drowning and reviving a fly, why don't you make it slave for you instead?
George Vlosich, considered the world's greatest Etch-A-Sketch artist, has been perfecting his craft for the past 20 years. Vlosich works with one continuous line, which means one mistake and he's forced to start over. Each piece takes 70-80 hours to complete.
In less than five minutes, transform an innocuous lip balm into a precision rocket. And all you need is Chapstick.
Defy logic and gravity with this quick magic-science illusion. All you need is lighter fluid, a bowl and some bubble solution. The butane gas from the lighter sinks to the bottom of the bowl, below the oxygen. The bubbles then float in the oxygen atop the heavy butane creating a magical hover effect!
Like Michaelangelo and Carerra had marble, this anonymous artist du jour had a plastic stirrer and spare flame. This beautifully intricate design was created by burning plastic. What you see artfully illustrates the chemical process known as thermosetting.