A picture frame that uses an optical illusion to make objects—in this case, two feathers—appear to move in graceful slow motion.
Baboons do it unashamedly. Coral snakes do it in defense. Parrots don't do it at all. Find out which animals fart and which animals don't in this oddly detailed book.
The name says it all.
Everything you need—except the wood sticks—to build your own igloo, fruit cage, or other domed structure of up to five meters in diameter.
The gravity-defying Story Clock must be seen to be believed. This successful 2017 Kickstarter project features a levitating chrome sphere that orbits a wooden base at the time interval—minutes, hours, or years—of your choice.
This easy-to-build kit comes with all the pieces you need to create a robotic clock that writes, erases, and rewrites the time on a small dry erase board.
Color-changing, camouflaging, ink-cloud concealing cephalopods are basically the closest thing we have on earth to real-life shapeshifters. I loved learning all about these mysterious creatures from cephalopod expert—and AO trip leader—Sarah MacAnulty, all while calmly coloring the tentacles of a giant squid.
This 24-hour video of construction workers continually rebuilding the time out of lumber and bolts is a mesmerizing piece of art. I took an old smartphone, installed this app, and now have a beautifully strange clock on my wall.
A wall clock pared down to the essentials. Hang it as-is in your minimalist living room, our surround it with family photos for a different looks entirely.
Little space gems, flecks of Viking axes, and bits of a space station can all be yours with this tiny museum for your mantle.
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