COLOURlovers (#1 and #2) blogs on about why things come in certain colors. Some colors become huge successes early on and then fade off into obscurity, while other colors go the distance and become international icons. It looks at eleven of the great color legends like red stop sign, horny green M&Ms, black death, blue sky, etc.
This GamePro.com feature on eleven worst trends in video games for 2007: "So why do trends exist? Because they are familiar, they enable standards, and they just make life easier. In the case of video games, trends help companies maximize sales while reducing costs because gamers will purchase what they are accustomed to. But easier isn't always better. Here are eleven reasons why..."
Two neat videos of kinetic sculptures:
Quadrapult (2.25 minutes) -- Kinetic sculpture with 4 ball catapults. Oak, oak ply, copper, steel and brass construction. Approx. 22"sq x 14"h on 4ft base.
The Octapult (2.5 minutes; seen on VideoSift) -- A kinetic sculpture designed and built on commission by Bradley N. Litwin of Philadelphia, PA. With 8 synchronized catapults, 160 plastic balls per minute are launched, caught, and recirculated. Made mostly of wood, the work is ~36 inches in diameter.
Worth1000 has 61 doctored images showing a world run by l337 hax0rs.