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Video demonstration of a variation of the Yoshimoto cube, invented in 1971. Link includes a video on how to make one yourself out of paper, as well as an introduction to the Banach-Tarski paradox (”a pea can be chopped up and reassembled into the Sun”).
Made up of eight interconnected cubes, it’s capable of unfolding itself in a cyclic fashion. That means you could keep folding, or unfolding it, indefinitely.
In the toy Brocoum’s mom bought him, the cubes were also cut into two identical polyhedra, each capable of forming a Yoshimoto cube containing a hollow space inside with the exact shape of another Yoshimoto cube “open” as as dodecahedron (several other shapes are also possible).
If that sounded somewhat complicated, the animated GIF on the right may illustrate the miracle of the multiplication of Yoshimoto cubes better. It’s simply that a solid Yoshimoto cube can unfold into two hollow Yoshimoto cubes.
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Quoted from Tokyo Residence by Yasuhiro Yamashita
The things people eat! OK, I eat some crazy stuff too (I’m Korean) but if you have to worry about your food jumping up into your eyes and digging into your skin… If you are the friend of the dude who’s trying to eat this for the first time shouldn’t you say “Dude I think we shouldn’t eat this. There’s maggots in the cheese!” instead of “Dude let’s put it in a paper bag until we suffocate all the maggots!” - yeah that’s a brilliant idea.
Casu marzu is an illegal Sardinian cheese that is served riddled with writhing maggots that try to jump into your eyeballs as you eat it.
Casu marzu is considered toxic when the maggots in the cheese have died. Because of this, only cheese in which the maggots are still alive is eaten. When the cheese has fermented enough, it is cut into thin strips and spread on moistened Sardinian flatbread (pane carasau), to be served with a strong red wine. Casu marzu is believed to be an aphrodisiac by local Sardinians. Because the larvae in the cheese can launch themselves for distances up to 15 centimetres (6 in) when disturbed, diners hold their hands above the sandwich to prevent the maggots from leaping into their eyes. Those who do not wish to eat live maggots place the cheese in a sealed paper bag. The maggots, starved for oxygen, writhe and jump in the bag, creating a “pitter-patter” sound. When the sounds subside, the maggots are dead and the cheese can be eaten.
(via William Gibson)
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Look what I found!
[Photo: Heather Leah Kennedy]
The bed is the creation of Ms. Kayla Kromer, who happens to be the fetching young lady laying on her fast food creation up above. And yes, the Hamburger Bed has a Facebook page!
Quoted from The Hamburger Bed Ridiculous…We Know!
This is a very good read written by Leo Bahauta from Zenhabits. I agree with many things he has to say. Where do I fit in? Over thinker? Perfectionist? Just don’t want to do it? There are so many barriers to getting something done for me at this stage in my life? What are my biggest barriers?
What makes me go? What do I really want to do? What would I be happy doing everyday? This really gets me thinking.
Please visit the Permalink below for the full article. Here are some quotes from the article that really stayed with me right now.
Barriers to the Action Habit
But what if you’re having trouble actually taking action? Some quick thoughts:
- Don’t worry about perfect. Too often we want to create the perfect plan, but while it’s important to know where you’re going, it’s more important not to get stuck in the planning mode. And while it’s important to do your best, perfection isn’t necessary.
- Stop fiddling. Are you messing around with your software or other tools? Are you playing with fonts and colors and other non-essential things? Stop! Get back to the task.
- Remove distractions. Turn off the phone, email, IM, Twitter, etc. Shut off the world around you, and just focus on the doing.
- Improve it later. Just do it now. You can make it better later. Writers call this the sh*tty first draft — and while it sounds bad, it’s actually a good thing. You’re getting it done, even if it’s sloppy.
- Break it into smaller chunks. Sometimes the task is too intimidating. If the task takes more than an hour, start with a 30-minute chunk. If that’s too big, do just 10 minutes. If that’s too hard, do 5. If you have to, just do 1 minute, just to get going.
- Stop thinking so much. Thinking is a good thing. Overthinking isn’t, and it gets in the way. Put aside all the thinking (analysis paralysis) and just do.
- If you can’t do something … figure out why. Maybe you don’t have the tools. Maybe you don’t have the authority. Maybe you need something from someone else. Maybe you’re missing some key info. Maybe you don’t know how to do something and need to read up on it, or be taught how. Maybe you just don’t want to do it, and you should drop it altogether. Figure out what the barrier is, and solve it.
Quoted from Task Ninja: Form the Action Habit