Learn EVEN MORE About Structures with the Mola Structural Kit II!

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the first Mola Structural Kit, an interactive kit aiming to change the way people study and teach structures around the world, as well as how you could “learn yourself about structures.” Just recently, Mola, the kit’s creator, is returning with a second edition of their interactive structural kit after selling over 4000 of their first kit in more than 50 countries in 2014.  You can now financially back the kit’s newest expansion on Brazilian crowdfunding website Catarse. Continue reading “Learn EVEN MORE About Structures with the Mola Structural Kit II!”

Still Kicking: Five of the Oldest Man-Made Structures Still Being Used

When it comes to making a pointless argument about which of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the best, it’s really NO CONTEST; the Great Pyramids of Giza are the only ones left standing, so it wins…..I guess. . However, there are plenty of other ancient structures that were not included in that “Wonders of the World” list as well, and many of them have been around for at least over 1,000 years.  Plus, these five buildings are still being used. Here are five of the many still-standing ancient structures that are great and amazing feats in human engineering! Continue reading “Still Kicking: Five of the Oldest Man-Made Structures Still Being Used”

Chicago’s Best Rain Towers GTA’s Starks Lost Title – WIRed #52

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So, for SOME reason, the video is NOT showing up on the page, so until then, CLICK HERE for WIRed #52 on Blip.tv!! NERD OUT!!

This week’s LEGO-tastic 52nd episode of WIRed discusses five of Chicago’s greatest buildings, a Dust Bowl-era on-demand rain tower, play as iron Man in GTA 4, and the short life of the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Titles. Also, I LOVE LEGO!!!!

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These Ice Buildings are Really…Cool. I Apologize.

Again, sorry about that pun; I’ve been watching “Batman & Robin” because I felt a need to punish myself. Anyways, we typically think of buildings being made of materials like concrete, brick, steel, and other things.  But what about ICE; you know frozen water?  I’m taking about entire structures made of the stone cold stuff, not some piece of novelty furniture or some bar you saw on television. Here are 5 of my favorite and extravagant complete ice structures found ACROSS THE WORLD!! Continue reading “These Ice Buildings are Really…Cool. I Apologize.”