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…Papercraft engines are impressive?

Papercraft V8

I’ll never really understand the people that can dedicate hours, and even days of their life to doing something as seemingly useless and mundane as building a paper model of something else, but when that paper model is a WORKING model of a V8 engine that weighs more than six and a half pounds, then I guess I can cut them some slack; since it’s actually pretty damn cool:

[Yee’s Job – Paper V8]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s easy to synchronize five metronomes?

Here’s an interesting yet mostly useless video about how to simultaneously synchronize five metronomes:

The process involves harmonic frequencies, and is a real world example of something that you probably slept through in physics class.

[Via: Kottke]