The Tremendous 10, #7

  1. Papa’s Maze | “While going through her papa’s old belongings, a young girl discovered something incredible—a mind-bogglingly intricate maze that her father had drawn by hand 30 years ago.”
  2. Free space sounds from NASA | “Space is the place. Again. And SoundCloud is now a place you can find sounds from the US government space agency, NASA. In addition to the requisite vocal clips (“Houston, we’ve had a problem” and “The Eagle has landed”), you get a lot more.”
  3. Your Life on Earth | “Our planet has been around for 4.5 billion years. But how has it changed in your lifetime?”
  4. Why Instagram Worked | “A co-founder looks back at how a stalled project turned into a historic success.”
  5. How To Win the Lottery (and build a community) | “Darius Kazemi with a tremendous parody of every tech conference presentation … ever.”
  6. iPhone Text Generator | Here’s an iPhone text generator if you feel like being up to no good.
  7. The quarryman’s symphony | “…a short film about the hand gestures used by a quarry boss guiding massive excavators harvesting marble…”
  8. The First Real Photoshop Alternative For iPad Is Here | “After years of buzz on the Mac, Pixelmator has finally come to the iPad.”
  9. The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon | “Today, NPR Ed begins a new series examining … icons of the classroom. We start off with a device that once was essential to higher-level math, in school and in the workplace, but now has all but disappeared: The slide rule.” Bonus: The International Slide Rule Museum.
  10. Finally, ‘watch a stampede of idiots endlessly run straight into a spinning metal thing‘ | “Artist Dave Fothergill—who’s done visual effects for a bunch of National Geographic documentary films—has created a simple 3D animation of a crowd stampeding straight into a rotating metal thing.”

Image credit: from link #1, by K. Nomura (野村一雄).