Earlier this year more than hundred people (207 to be precise) kicked off a frozen people prank at N.Y. Grand Central station.
“…On a cold Saturday in New York City, the world’s largest train station came to a sudden halt. Over 200 Improv Everywhere Agents froze in place at the exact same second for five minutes in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Station. Over 500,000 people rush through Grand Central every day, but today, things slowed down just a bit as commuters and tourists alike stopped to notice what was happening around them…“
Great video and show.
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- USD 20,000 Flash game development contest
- Gadgets: Einstein Hollow Face Illusion
- Humor: Council extends year to 367 days
- Society: Israel’s general strike and the soccer championship
The popular gamer web site AddictingGames has opened a flash game development contest with over USD 20,000 in prize money, plus promotion of the winners on the AddictingGames site. All games submissions must be new games and you must own the rights. They have to be authored in Flash and must be under 3 megs [...]
UK shop Grand Illusions that provides all sorts of illusion gadgets has an object called “The Einstein Hollow Face Illusion.” This is one of the most amazing optical illusions we have seen. Watch the video on their web site to see it how it works. The image follows you as you move around the room.
A town in the UK will have 367 days this year – at least on their official calendar. They spent almost USD 10,000 on the calendars and provided it to 9,500 homes without having noticed that one day was printed twice and another one invented. Unfortunately only one of the days is on the weekend…
You might have seen in the news that this morning about 400,000 Israeli workers stopped working and started a general strike in the public sector. Within this strike all public service except Post offices, banks, telephones, the health sector and the defense sector are basically closed until further notice (sorry almost forgot, the stock exchange will stay open as well which surprisingly seems to be considered as an essential service in that country – hmmm…). Anyway the strike was launched after thousands of municipal workers have not been paid for months and as one of the results of the strike there will be no public transport including international flights to and from the country. All flights are grounded – no wait – all but one…