Friday, April 27, 2012

Fantastically Fun Fridays: April 27, 2012

Happy Friday everyone!  For those of you getting near the end of the semester (either as a teacher or as a student), hang in there--the end is in sight!

To start things off this afternoon, we have a barrel organ made out of Star Wars LEGOs that plays the music of Star Wars.  It works similarly to a music box--the different LEGO pieces are arranged so that they push down the appropriate sensors, thus playing the Star Wars main theme.  Here's a picture of the organ:


And here's a close-up of the arrangement of some of the pieces:


 You can see more pictures and a video of the organ in action over here (pictures used with permission through a Creative Commons license).

Here are some of the other fun things we found sitting around the Internet this week:

  • A drinking game of thrones.  Since it calls for you to drink every time "Joffrey acts like a douchebag," my guess is that it will mess you up in a hurry (Buzzfeed)
  • More Star Wars stuff--did you know that it was originally written by none other than William Shakespeare?  Don't believe me?  Take a look! (Slacktory)
  • An ongoing celebration of the life and work of Diana Wynne Jones. (dwj2012.tumbler)
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!  See you next week!

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