Thursday, November 29, 2007

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

World Clock Project

There are 1440 minutes in a day. Why not have a web site that tells time with a photo of a public clock for each minute of the day. Good idea.

Hurry up and contribute. There are still plenty of minutes to be claimed!

(Thanks Brice!)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Santa's Mantas

Top Men can't help but imagine how amazing Santa's sleigh would look being pulled by a flock of these. For some reason Miyazaki comes to mind.

(Thanks Sam!)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Totally Tubular

Flaming tubes that produce eerie sounds - that seems right up Top Men's alley. Enjoy the video.

Previous related Wohba links:

Ruben Flame Tube

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Meet and Meat: Happy Thanksgiving

Meet the turkey in Top Men's yard.

Meat: the turkey in Top Women's oven.

Give thanks! (Unless you're a turkey.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Crayon Physics

Here's a movie of yet another way to wile away the hours amazing physics application that is fun Top Women and Top Men like to play find important to analyze.

Ah, so much to enjoy study here at the lab!

(Here is the prototype if you want to play experiment on your own.)

Previous related Wohba links:
Fun With White Boards
White Boards
Wohba Rider

Friday, November 16, 2007

Soda Can Popper

Top Women would like to note that we too love corn!

So in recognition of yesterday's Third Annual Tribute to Corn, we submit this clever way to pop corn possibly using one of our lab bunsen burners.

We are a lab after all and must strive to stay within the boundaries of experimentation.

(Via BoingBoing - who clearly tapped into the Wohba celebration!)

Previous related Wohba links:
Third Annual Tribute To Corn

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Third Annual Tribute To Corn

Well it's that time again! (Seems like only yesterday!) That special day of the year that families all around the world join together to feast and celebrate - Tribute To Corn Day!

Okay, so maybe it's only a Wohba celebration, but Top Men love corn, so just let us have our day in the corn.

This year we're featuring (drum roll please)... Popcorn!

What kind of magic is this? A simple kernel of golden goodness - placed in hot oil - and, lo and behold, it turns inside-out and re-creates itself as a puffy morsel of buttery perfection (if you add plenty of melted butter.)

So we've provided these video highlights of popcorn. Watch them all - you won't be disappointed!

Happy Third Annual Tribute to Corn Day! So say we all!

Important Note: Stay away from the evil, microwave-in-a-bag variety! Pop it the old-fashioned way - in a pot, with a glass lid, on the stovetop, just like Top Men do it!

Previous related Wohba links:
Second Annual Tribute To Corn
First Annual Tribute To Corn

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Kaguya Earthrise

Japan's Kaguya spacecraft is orbiting our moon with a high-definition camera onboard. Today we got a treat. Moving and still images of an Earthrise and Earthset taken a few days ago by the spacecraft. (Did you know that there is no rising and setting of the Earth for a stationary observer on the moon. Discuss amongst yourselves.)

The still images are amazing high-definition images, but JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) is not being forthcoming with the full high-definition video - giving us only one-quarter resolution movies. Still worth a look.

Earthrise Image
Earthset Image
Earthrise Movie
Earthset Movie

Previous related Wohba links:
Lunar Vista

Monday, November 12, 2007

Brain Train

Top Women and Top Men understand the benefits of staying active - not only in body but in mind. We like to give our brains a regular hearty workout. Here is how we pumped mental iron this morning while admittedly exercising a bit of our usual competitive natures as well.

As for the competition: Top Men took a stunning early lead, but Top Women persevered; closing the gap. It was neck and neck (or should we say brain stem and brain stem) for a while, but... well... let's just say that Top Men can take some solace in the fact that they can still beat Top Women at arm wrestling.

Nothing gets your heart racing in the morning like a fine cup of coffee and some heady competition!

UPDATE (11/13): Top Men have discovered a technique to once again take the lead, and prove our superiority: cheating. Here is a hint on how. (Thanks Brice!)

Previous related Wohba links:
Freedom To Associate

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Insane Swooping Men

Once again Top Men are awed by the sheer guts and insanity in the young of our species. There are not a lot of words that do a better job of describing what these swoopers do than "insane".

Enjoy the video, while basking in the fact that the most dangerous thing that you do is drink expired Odwalla.

Previous related Wohba links:
Insane Flying Man
Learning To Fly
Insane Pilots

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Periodic Chemical Bits

Top Men lament the fact that chemistry sets are a thing of the past. National security trumps childhood discovery. Homes will no longer be filled with the amazing odor of ignited sulfur.

Well at least we can provide this exhaustive, interactive, colorful periodic table of elements. Explore with bits, if you can't get atoms. The temperature slider is interesting - look for gallium: metal that melts in your hand.

Previous related Wohba links:
Prescription For Gallium

Friday, November 02, 2007

Location, Location, Location!

Don't like the neighborhood? Want to move to where real estate values are prime, the view is serene, or the neighbors don't block your view with their 20 story building?

No problem! Just do what these folks did!

The final Church Moving is good for a chuckle!