I like where the ubiquity of cameras is taking us.
… and I fall for it.
Some kids put this book through its paces on YouTube…
Do you have any idea how much the bird watching industry is worth world wide annually? No. Well. It’s billions. More than $36 billion in the U.S alone. Angry Bird watching is a little known subset involving smart phones, iDevices, and the internet. Merge the two and you’d be on some sort of cash cow. Or cash crow. Here’s an example of what the Angry Birds might look like in real life.
Archeologists may or may not have discovered something important about events in pre-Davidic Israel.
Via Ragamuffin Soul
Pretty cool real life Angry Birds design – available on Threadless.
A nice little video from Rooster Teeth.
Firstly, the concept of a playable cake, in itself, is pretty cool. But look at this….
Thanks to Amy, who sent me this video.
This is a fun game.
Step 1. Buy these beanies from etsy.
Step 2. Run around headbutting people you don’t like, yelling ” die pig, you stole my eggs.”
If I were crafty I’d make these. But I’m not that kind of crafty. Instead – I’ll craftilly put this out there and hope that crafty people in my life get the message and make them for me.
What happens when the troops start questioning the methods employed by their generals? Revolution. That’s what.
And so it begins.
TechCrunch has a scoop (not uncommon for the leading blog about goings on on the Internet). Everybody’s favourite iPhone game characters, the Angry Birds, are becoming tangible. Check out this range of plush toys headed your way (TechCrunch has photos of all of them).
Now, I can tell you that these birds aren’t actual size because somebody smart at
Wired/a> conducted some mathematical modelling on the game to determine its physics, and as a result, calculated that the red bird is five metres tall.
They worked out that there’s no air resistance in the angry birds world, and thus, gravity is the only force working on the bird (which moves at 2.46 angry birds per second in the horizontal direction).
“The only force acting on the bird (if the bird is not moving too fast) would be the gravitational force from the Earth. This is where I see lots of intro-student mistakes. They tend to want to put some force in the horizontal direction because the bird is moving that way. DON’T do that. That is what Aristotle would have you believe, but you don’t want to be in his club. There is no horizontal force in this case – no air resistance.
Check out the maths at Wired to see how the calculation of the bird’s height (actually 4.9m) was made.