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Marble sculptures by Ortwin Gruettner. [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Aug 19, 2016 - 7 comments

I root for Yellow

The free physics simulator Algodoo is used to create (among many other things) soothing marble race videos. But once you've got colored balls racing each other, why not take things to the next level? Introducing the Algodecathlon and the Algicosathlon
posted by bq on May 27, 2016 - 21 comments

Sand Marble Rally - 33 competitors!

Sand Marble Rally - 33 competitors! A thrilling race that benefits from excellent camera work and superb play-by-play to keep you on the edge of your seat! If you'd like more - here's the Sand Marble World Rally Championship, the exciting 750 Sand Race, the unpredictable mixed-marble Oddball Race complete with a bonus rally, and finally the Street and Forest on/off-road spectacular. [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on May 23, 2016 - 7 comments

All the Marbles

Longest sand marble run ever [SLYT] [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 16, 2016 - 33 comments

Still no idea how they work

If you only watch one Rube Goldberg machine today, make it this one: Magnets and Marbles!
posted by Joe in Australia on May 10, 2016 - 34 comments

Big Marble Run Machine: 11 000 Marbles!!!

Rumble roar clatter. Does what it says, etc. Home page of the creator, Jelle Bakker, the Marble Master. [more inside]
posted by carter on Jun 1, 2015 - 23 comments

It was Anne who fell into the wrong hands

Anne Frank's box of marbles has re-surfaced.
posted by bearwife on Feb 4, 2014 - 12 comments

I like to look at men… the way they look at women.

[All links probably NSFW] Ingrid Berthon-Moine is a London-based photographer whose latest series Marbles focuses specifically on the testicles of Classical Greek statuary. Hyperallergic asks her why.
posted by shakespeherian on Jul 1, 2013 - 95 comments

Plip plop plip plop

Seven amazing marble machines by Paul Grundbacher
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 17, 2013 - 19 comments


Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine.
posted by twoleftfeet on Nov 19, 2011 - 20 comments

Why are you so angry at her for being a sexy... giraffe?

"For the last two weeks, people have been like, "talk about sluts on Halloween!" And at first I didn't even really want to make this video because you, my friend, are talking to a slut on Halloween. But because people kept bombarding my social media platforms with requests for me to do a video on sluts on Halloween, I'm gonna do a video on sluts on Halloween. But I'll tell you one thing right now: you're not gonna like it."

(nsfw language, her avatar is a lingerie pic, plus it's a single-link vlog post)
[more inside] posted by juliplease on Oct 28, 2011 - 146 comments

Machines of Paper and Wood

Building a Computer 1: Numerals - recently my kids have been asking me about how computers work. I like to give in-depth answers to such questions, so we set out on a quest to understand how they work... Follow-up parts 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15.
posted by Wolfdog on Oct 20, 2011 - 17 comments


marbleo.us: an online marble run. More information.
posted by brundlefly on May 2, 2011 - 23 comments

A Man and His Marbles

"When on holiday, I ask him if he enjoys it, but he always misses his marbles. And it's difficult take that marble alley with us on holiday."
posted by pashdown on May 22, 2010 - 76 comments

The New Acropolis Museum

After more than 30 years of competions and planning and eight years of construction, the New Acropolis Museum officially opens today. The museum, designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi, provides a dramatic new home for the many historic treasures of the Acropolis, including the marbles of the Parthenon frieze. [more inside]
posted by shoesfullofdust on Jun 20, 2009 - 21 comments

Turn Turn Turn!

The art of spin. No, not that spin silly. This one. Yeah, that's the one I'm talking about. Don't worry--it's really simple. All you've got to do is follow these instructions, practice, practice, practice, and then you'll be as good as these guys someday. But try not to act like a dick. [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Mar 26, 2008 - 11 comments

The Tipping Point

Are You A Balanced Individual? Can You Handle Life's Topsy-Turvy Leanings? I doubt it. (Via Bifurcated Rivets. File under "No Good Can Come Out Of This".)
posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 3, 2003 - 6 comments

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