No, I'm a frayed knot
May 6, 2005 5:18 AM   Subscribe

Michael Hutchings' rope trick and Dylan Thurston's two-handed knot-drawing sk1llz. Did you need to kill some time practicing pointless skills today?
posted by Wolfdog (12 comments total)
I read that quickly and thought it was Michael Hutchence's rope trick, and was thinking: uhhhh... no.

Cool tricks though.
posted by psmealey at 5:24 AM on May 6, 2005

psmealey- damn you! I hurried in here to make that reference!
posted by Mayor Curley at 5:43 AM on May 6, 2005

Me too. I thought that this was going to be the least tasteful post ever. The rest of the gallery is cool too.
posted by substrate at 5:46 AM on May 6, 2005

psmealey: damn you sir, you beat me to it as well! That Hutchence trick was a real belter.
posted by Decani at 6:03 AM on May 6, 2005

Dammit! We don't want to see some bearded hippie who's outgrown the hacky-sack circle! We want autoerotic asphyxiation!
posted by item at 6:16 AM on May 6, 2005

Dror's a fascinating guy. Don't miss his Bible Code page.
posted by gleuschk at 6:17 AM on May 6, 2005

My great aunt could write with both hands at the same time and the writing was indistinguishable.
I want to be tricked out like her.
posted by peacay at 6:37 AM on May 6, 2005

Wow! Check this out! This set off my hotness alarm, does that make me a bad person?
posted by Scoo at 6:40 AM on May 6, 2005

What amazed me the most with the rope trick was just how many times in a row he could do it without ONCE messing it up.

That takes practise!
posted by devbrain at 7:04 AM on May 6, 2005

Rope trick skills, two-handed knot-drawing skills, auto-erotic asphyxiation skills.... Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.
posted by delapohl at 9:35 AM on May 6, 2005

Michael Hutchings is also a 7-ball juggler by the way.

As long as we're listing Stupid Mathematician Tricks, I'd like to mention that Bjorn Poonen (UC Berkeley) can whistle with his mouth closed. It's much more disturbing than you'd think.
posted by Aknaton at 10:54 AM on May 6, 2005

I'm always a little worried that stuff like this is going to break reality.

*carefully sits back down*
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:55 AM on May 7, 2005

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