Jedi Gym

Former swordplay trainer to the stars and Star Wars fanatic Jeremy Flynn recently opened "Jedi Gym", a fitness center in Torrance, CA where members channel characters from the Star Wars film series to work out, meditate, and improve their lives.

"Star Wars is all about the Hero's Journey, and so is working out," says Flynn, " you leave home, battle your demons, and hopefully return home stronger."

Epic 360 Rotation On Giant Swing

Daring man performs backside 360 degree spin on 20 feet extra large (XXL) wooden playground swing sets.

This time, with no fractures and contusions. Best trick in which hardly anyone would have dared. Estonian sport called Kiiking.


The folks at Mint Digital have created Foldable.Me, cute little cardboard sidekicks that look like you or your friends. Each one is customizable, made of laminated cardboard and easily folds into shape (no glue or scissors needed). Watch in their promo video to see some potential uses and to see how they are constructed. They can be custom designed and ordered at their site.

Top Gear: Beat The Stig's Imola Lap Time

Clarkson, Hammond and May attempt to beat The Stigs lap time in a Ferrari 458 around the infamous Imola circuit - the most dangerous track... in the world. Hammond drives a Noble M600, May a McLaren MP4-12C and Clarkson a Lamborghini Aventador.

SimCity:: Gameplay Strategy

Watch the first look at gameplay as producer Stone Librande walks through the basic strategies and simulation of SimCity! SimCity is about endless choices.

Ultimately you can do whatever you want, focus on growing your population, increasing wealth or even build a city that looks like your hometown. Whatever your motivation, you have to the power to experiment with a number of different strategies.

How you choose to play will influence your city, the neighbouring cities and the lives of all the Sims across the region.

Vi Hart: Hexaflexagons 2

Happy October, Month of the Hexaflexagon! Oct. 21st is the annual Celebration of Mind, in honor of Martin Gardner. Maybe you'd like to host or attend a flexagon party sometime around then, or learn about other awesome Martin Gardnery things. Here's the official celebration website:

This video is based on a true story. Arthur H. Stone invented the Hexaflexagon and started a flexagon committee with his friends Tuckerman, Feynman, and Tukey (who all later became well-known in their respective fields). Tuckerman invented the Tuckerman Traverse, and Feynman invented Feynman Diagrams (not to be confused with Feynman Diagrams in physics, which is probably why flexagon diagrams are usually not called Feynman Diagrams anymore).

Open Triumph by Dani DaOrtiz

Within our library of books we've read countless variations of Triumph, many of which we feel are superior to Vernon's original handling published in The Stars of Magic. However, Open Triumph by Dani DaOrtiz is as open, fair and visual as we have ever seen. Witness the ingenious thinking this spanish master of sleight of hand puts into all his magic with this amazing effect. Don't close your eyes.

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Big Bird: The Muppet Unmasked

On the street, Caroll Spinney is a 74-year-old of modest proportions. On the job, transformed into Big Bird, he stands 8 feet 2 inches tall and is 6 years old.