Archive for January, 2007


Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Draw and colour your own robot / stick-figure, then see hundreds of your figure dancing! Click here to create your own figure.

The Writer

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

A clockwork automaton built around 1772, which can write any text (upto 40 letters long – programmed in advance). His eyes follow the text being written and his head turns when he refills his pen from the ink-well.

Freehand circle drawing

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Here’s something to try out on your whiteboards! Alexander Overwijk can draw a perfect freehand circle 1m in diameter in less than a second and claims to be the World Freehand Circle Drawing Champion – I wonder who the Middle Street champion would be?

Thousand Hand Bodhisattva

Friday, January 5th, 2007

A dance performed by twenty-one members of the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe – all of the dancers are deaf.

Earth’s size

Friday, January 5th, 2007

See how the size of the Earth compares with other planets, the Sun and other stars.

January’s wax cylinder recording

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

‘Don’t go up in that big balloon, dad’ recorded by Murray K. Hill in 1910. [audio mp3="" ogg="audio.ogg" wav="audio.wav" autoplay="off" loop="on" preload="on" controls="on" flash_fallback="on"] For a jukebox full of cylinder music click here