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Miniature Tweeting Bird Sits Inside a Watch

Miniature Tweeting Bird Sits Inside a Watch

Make way Cuckoo Clocks, the the watch can now go miniature enough to include its very own miniature tweeting bird. The miniature masterpiece was created to celebrate the 275th anniversary of clockmaker Pierre Jaquet Droz opening his first workshop. While tweeting birds inside watches isn’t totally unheard of, this mechanical bird can flap its wings and move its beak to accompany the sound. That’s a whole new level of mechanical miniaturization. Christened The Charming Bird, this watch is limited to 28 pieces only.

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Humorous Illustrations are ‘Food for Thought’

Humorous Illustrations are ‘Food for Thought’

Illustrations by artist Aaron Jay take illustrations to a form that invites both humor and a very intriguing word play. The UK based artist has an Honours degree in Illustration from the Coventry University. Aaron tries to translate the enjoyment and enthusiasm he has in his work into the portrayal of the illustrations themselves. The result of course is these images, each of which has a distinct touch of humor, and sometimes of deep thought. Several of these illustrations are available as prints, T-shirts and accessories on the artist’s store at Society 6.

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History of Britain Told in Lego Models

History of Britain Told in Lego Models

Spitfire and pilot from the Battle of Britain, 1940.

Master Lego builder James Pegrum is telling Britain’s long history in brief with Lego models to mark important events. The set starts from the construction of the Stonehenge at around 2500 BC, and goes on to Margaret Thatcher’s first day at 10 Downing Street. Hit ahead for a quick lesson in British history, told the way only Lego can tell.

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Time Lapse Image From Space Shows A ‘Breathing’ Earth

Time Lapse Image From Space Shows A ‘Breathing’ Earth

Had our Earth been one giant living organism, it would breathe, probably something like once a year to maintain its behemoth size. If you would allow for changes in seasons and corresponding change in vegetation and appearance a view, you might find something like a breathing planet, like these images show. The image was created by John Nelson of IDV Solutions. He downloaded cloud free satellite images of the planet for every month, and let them loose in a gif animation that we see here, and in which it appears our beloved planet does breathe.

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Artist Does Wonders With Ballpoint Pens

Artist Does Wonders With Ballpoint Pens

Japanese artist Shohei Otomo (previously) creates very detailed and intricate drawings using a medium as unlikely as a ball point pen. The first set of images you see here, those in blue, were made by the artist as part of an advertising campaign by Japanese stationary manufacturer Pilot. In the video that follows, the artist is seen moving the pen to create very intricate patterns that would ordinarily be considered out of the domain of a pen like that. The second set shows Otomo’s illustrations of ‘Furyo’ (Japanese delinquents), done fair and square with conventional ballpoint pens.

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