Monday, April 30, 2007

Rock Music

One leisure activity that calms Top Women's frazzled nerves after a busy day at the lab, is plunking away at a pipe organ - attempting a toccata and fugue or two. That was one reason we were so amazed at the organ we recently viewed at Luray Caverns in Virginia. This amazing instrument (the world largest) taps the naturally resonating stalactites with rubber mallets. Listen here.

But what about other organ transplants?

Click here to listen to the music produced by the Sea Organ in Croatia.

Or what about this bamboo organ; the only one in the world.

And because we know Top Men like to play with fire, we'd feel remiss not to mention the this Fire Organ.

Previous related Wohba links:
Cave Women
Ruben Flame Tube

Friday, April 27, 2007

It's a Small, Small World

Here are some of the best photos Top Women have ever seen of the itty-bittiest, teeny-weeniest creatures ever. We just want to grab a handfull and start our own micro-zoo!

Previous Related Wohba posts:

Let's Get Small
Aye-Aye Sir
Big Hare
Lurch the Wonder Watusi

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Bird Brain vs. Dog Brain

The use of tools and strategy is usually attributed to the higher species. But in these amazing videos there seems to be Topanimal type cognition skills at work.

Bird Brain
Dog Brain


Previous related Wohba links:

Never Trust a Liar Bird
Ant Farmers

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Super Cool

Top Women think that cooling water to a temperature below its natural freezing point is so super cool! (Movie) Just sends shivers up our spines when we think of how easy Italian Ices could be made this summer.

And if you think that's super cool, imagine how absolute cool, as in 2 billion degrees Kelvin, ice can be when it's hotter than boiling water thanks to Sandia's Z machine. (More info is here.)

Previous related Wohba links:
Oh! Kaye Effect
Tide Ice
Vehicular Pinball
Fun With Liquid Nitrogen

Thursday, April 19, 2007

High (Voltage) Wire Act

Sometimes there is just no substitute for a real human being -- like when you need to crawl on hands and knees across high voltage power transmission lines to inspect them. Yikes! Top Men think there has to be a better way than this

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Practicing Your Scales

Top Men have collected a few links that will assist in putting you in your place in the grand scheme of things.

First is this interactive site from Nikon.
Next is this exhaustive look at our solar system.
Last is this scaled graphic of the entire universe.

"Let's get small."

Previous related Wohba links:
Major Scale
Scale Solar System

Monday, April 02, 2007

Oh! Kaye Effect

The Kaye Effect is when a thin stream of shampoo (or other viscous liquid) does (what is technically described as) really strange leaping and spewing.

Here is the strange and amazing movie.