Category Archive: Big

Feb 14 2014

At My Next Birthday Party: Giant Inflatable String Jungle-gym

Croatian-Austrian collective Numen/For Use, created this giant inflatable string-jungle-gym thing called String Prototype. I’m told they are not a group of giant spiders, but that is still unconfirmed. Check it out and imagine what it’s going to be like when it’s out of prototype phase. I’m not really sure how to describe this so I’ll …

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Feb 03 2014

Would Sail: Life-Sized Cardboard Pirate Ship

Using nothing more than cardboard, hot glue, box cutters, and a butt-tonne of creativity, three guys spent 5 days last year creating a life-sized pirate ship for a Halloween party on Treasure Island. I really hope they didn’t sail out there in this or things could have gotten soggy and disappointing quickly. Despite the enormity …

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Jan 24 2014

Still Looks Questionable: Video of Worlds Tallest Waterslide

You’ve probably already heard about the new World’s Tallest Waterslide that is opening at the Kansas City Schlitterbahn this Memorial Day. But now there’s a, kind of cryptic, video. It’s one of those videos show with a remote control quadro-copter so you don’t get to see them throwing crash test dummies down the slide or …

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Jan 20 2014

Holy Crap: World’s Largest Fossil Spider Discovered

99 times out of a hundred the discovery of a new type of creature in fossil form makes me wish either Jurassic Park or time travel were real things. Then there’s other finds, like these giant-ass spiders. The fossil spider’s body length is 1.65 centimeters, and its first leg length is 5.82 centimeters. “It’s the …

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Jan 17 2014

Like a Puzzle: Impressive Lion Built from 4000 Pieces of Metal

What is everyone’s favorite big cat? “The Maltese Tiger.” Oh yeah, I forgot about them, those things are awesome. Well, here’s a cool metal lion. Listen up you’re about to learn something. Created from nearly 4,000 pieces of metal scraps, Aslan (Turkish for Lion), is a recent sculpture by Istanbul-based artist Selçuk Yılmaz. The piece …

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Jan 14 2014

Be the Face of the Olympics

If you’re like me you love the Olympics this year we are celebrating the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. And they start in just a few weeks. I’m pumped. I think it’s the random sports that you don’t normally get to see on TV that draws me in. This year British architect Asif Khan helped …

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Dec 19 2013

Play it Again: Big Ass Spider

Crazy B-movies about giant monsters are an eternal favorite. Although they never seem to make any money. Thanks to channels like SyFy we are basically guaranteed 3 or 4 of these movies per year to fill that hole in our lives. So along came a Big Ass Spider. Starring Heroes’ Greg Grunberg, Big Ass Spider …

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Dec 06 2013

No Longer Want to Visit: Saturn’s Hexagon Hurricane

Recently NASA has released a “movie” they’ve made of the hurricane on Saturn’s North Pole. I use the term “movie” here because that’s what they called it, it’s really more of a slide show. The video consists of 128 images captured over 10 hours last December that display the rotation of the hurricane on Saturn. …

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Nov 19 2013

I’m Impressed: Worlds Longest Wood Sculpture

What is the longest wooden sculpture you’ve ever seen? Maybe a totem pole, if you count tall the same as long. I tripped and fell so it looks long from down here. Well, here’s the current worlds longest continuous wood sculpture. Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui recently unveiled this exceptionally large wooden sculpture that measures some …

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Nov 13 2013

That’s not Terrifying at all: Giant Horse Head Sculptures in Scotland

If you had to pick a sculpture to show the power and influence of a river what would you choose? Maybe a shark or an alligator, or a hippo or something right? As it turns out the answer is a horse. A pair of Clydesdales from Glasgow City, Scotland to be exact. These horses represent the …

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