For 37 years, Bothwell, a small town in Tasmania, has hosted an international competition to determine who can hand spin the longest 2-ply
thread using 10 grams of wool. [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl
on Jul 1, 2014 -
Recently, in a candlelit room in Tribeca, a 24-year-old named Zack made a confession. “I’m very open about this, but I’ve been in recovery for the past two years,” he said from a podium, facing a room of two dozen people who looked up at him with approval, acceptance, and even a generosity of spirit. He wore a trucker’s hat over curly blond hair and explained that he was from Florida, an actor and hip-hop dancer (“Woo hoo!” “All right!”). Then he kicked on the music and began pedaling his bike. Inside The Carefully Cultivated Soul of SoulCycle [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue
on Jan 25, 2013 -
Pen spinning is very cool. Have a look at Pentrix
, with guides
to help you learn, videos
of some very nice looking variations, basic tricks
. A word of warning though, trying these things in an open environment may well annoy your fellow humans; but this may be the only
distraction for the bored and restricted office worker.
posted by ed\26h
on Jul 2, 2004 -
Bored at work? Need a new hobby? Want to impress others with your skillful, delicate hands? Try some pen spinning
. Here's a site dedicated to nothing but the art of the spin. There are even videos.
Idle hands are the devil's playground.
posted by ColdChef
on May 13, 2002 -