The Human Hamster Wheel

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Chris Todd, a 35-year-old man from Bronham, England intends to cross the Irish Sea by powering what he calls a Tredalo, which is basically a glorified hamster wheel. If he is able to make the 66 mile journey across the open water, rumor has it Ireland has a gigantic dehydrated biscuit treat waiting for him as a reward.

Mad Science Monday: Cooking With Thermite

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Last Thanksgiving we showed you how to cook a turkey using thermite. Now that summer is here (and somehow already coming to an end), it's time for something more BBQ-friendly. DIYer Ben Krasnow gathers his family and friends together for some nice beef kebabs. I'm not entirely sure about sticking glove-less hands near molten iron or ingesting something that's been touching said lava.

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/thermite-bbq.html

http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2010/11/25/white-trash-repairs-how-you-should-be-cooking-today/

http://benkrasnow.blogspot.com/

Rube Goldberg, Parkour Expert

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Red Bull commissioned Freerunner Jason Paul to construct a building-sized Rube Goldberg machine that required the use of Parkour moves to operate. One word: wow.