Tagged: world

Around the world in 80 seconds

To be honest, when I heard about these videos I didn’t think it would interest me. An apparently inspirational figure repeating a  tired formula whilst highlighting many of the worlds wonders I may never see. Great.

ALAS! Yet again, much like the first time I watched Where The Hell is Matt, I was enraptured, inspired and left with an irremovable smile upon face.

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..


See the rest of the series and more of Rick Mereki’s stuff here.

Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover

These films were commissioned by STA Travel Australia: youtube.com/​watch?v=-BrDlrytgm8

Thanks heaps to Adam Fyfe, Brendan, Simon and Crissy at STA.

All Music composed and performed by Kelsey James (kelseyanne.james@gmail.com)
Soundtrack available here:

Music Recorded and mixed by Jake Phillips

Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di Sisto
Online Edit : Peter Mirecki

Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman

Big Ups to Michelle, Kiri, Renee, Hana, Andre, Ross, Bernie & Julie for your patience and support and awesomeness…..

Mini Crossbow… Deadly

“Oh look that’s quite fun, a little crossbow, I wonder if it actually…”


“Arghhhhh, my neck, I can’t believe it actually punctured my throat hole, it’s filling with blood, HEEEEEEEEELLLLPPPP!”


I built it entirely out of solid sterling silver and 22k gold (except the bow itself and the string which are made of steel).
It is all handmade and is an original design.
Although it is intended as a high-quality jewelry piece, it functions quite well as a miniature weapon and is able to inflict significant damage.

This miniature crossbow works in exactly the same way as the common full-size hunting crossbow, but in terms of power to weight ratio, the mini crossbow is almost 4X stronger.

It shoots three types of handmade aluminum arrows:
1. Basic (steel-tipped) arrows
2. Ramming arrows
3. Flare arrows

It took me many hours and countless experiments to build and perfect this mini-crossbow and its arrows. Every part was tested and modified countless times until the optimal technical and ergonomic level was reached, as well as becoming a thing of beauty.
The mini-crossbow was much harder to build than the mini-cannon which appears in my previous videos.

This is one of the world’s smallest crossbows.

World Cup Calculations

An intriguing statistical analysis spanning the history of World cups was brought to my attention today (I have not researched, I’m a busy man, so don’t blame me if it’s another Back to the Future day):

1. Brazil won the World Cup in 1994; before that they also won in 1970.Adding1970 + 1994= 3964

2. Argentina won its last World Cup in 1986; before that they also won in 1978. Adding 1978 + 1986= 3964

3. Germany won its last World Cup in 1990; before that they also won in 1974. Adding 1974 + 1990= 3964

4. Brazil also won the World Cup in 2002; before that they also won in 1962. Adding 1962+ 2002= 3964

5. Therefore if you want to know what nation is going to win the World Cup in 2010, you only have to subtract 2010 from the magic number that we have determined: 3964.3964 minus 2010 = 1954…  In 1954 the World Cup was won by Germany!!!

According to these calculations, we (England) should be winning the world cup in… (just give me a moment to calculate…)

AHA!  1998

…oh  😦

Well, here’s a visual version of this World class coincidence:

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World Wide Cup 2010

If you want to enjoy the 2010 World Cup atmosphere whilst reading this blog post, click here.

This clever URL extension adds oodles of World Cup fun to your day, by adding this friendly little horn blowing Safa to your browsing.  Never again need the anger inducing parp leave your lugholes.


I’m assuming this was the clever boys at b3ta…  Good work!

Rooney’s World fu-Cup

Nike has just released this little teaser ad for it’s upcoming ‘Write the Future’ campaign.

One wrong pass and Wayne Rooney could go from a glittering international career to life in a trailer park. Something Wazza must fight to avoid if faced by Franck Ribery in the battle to Write The Future.

You can follow the campaign on their facebook page.

Art? He’s nailed it!

Albian Artist Saimir Strati breaks the record for ‘The world’s largest nail mosaic’.

Yet another great post from diagonaluk

Since then Saimir has gone on to create more world breaking mosaics, including toothpicks, corks and a 10meter wide mosaic of Michael Jackson out of paintbrushes.