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Musical Marble Machines

So, a while ago, I randomly ran across Wintergatan's Marble Machine on YouTube.  Well, it's a fun vid, and epic nerdiness.  Turns out, once you watch one "amazing marble" machine vid, YouTube suggests (no surprise) many more.  It's really wild the creativity and engineering that goes into these things, which means the hundreds of hours of time.  It's engineering and art, all bundled together.


As far as I'm concerned, any instrument using marbles is madness ...




Some people use of the shelf kits to create crazy "tumbling domino" like runs...



...and some people just do completely custom work...


... and in any case, it's all crazy impressive.

B-52s still flying

Did you know the Boeing B-52 Bomber, first introduced in the 1950s - that's like older than your grandparents, kids - ARE STILL FLYING?

Seriously. That's all kinds of impressive. Boeing keeps building them, and offering upgrades to the old workhorses, and they keep flying.

A B-52 can carry even more bombs than those pieces of junk in The Last Jedi (seriously, what dumbass agreed to fly those things so close together?).


(image poached from Wikipedia)
Whatever about "star bombers," this is a good vid