Off topic fun

Friday Fun: Dihydrogen monoxide hoax

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax The dihydrogen monoxide hoax involves calling water by the unfamiliar chemical name “dihydrogen monoxide” (DHMO), and listing some of water’s effects in a particularly alarming manner, such as accelerating corrosion and causing suffocation. The hoax often calls for dihydrogen monoxide to be banned, regulated, and labeled as dangerous.

Friday Fun: What’s All This Prank Stuff, Anyhow?

http://www.electronicdesign.com/analog/what-s-all-prank-stuff-anyhow Who says engineers don’t have a sense of humor? Remember the WOM, inspired partly by the Umac 606 phantasatron? The DEAD diode? Many of the early analog electronic greats were inveterate pranksters – and sometimes the prank made the papers and history. This article tells the story of some famous electronics design pranks.

Friday Fun: Working LEGO pinball machine built from 15,000 bricks

https://www.brothers-brick.com/2018/05/09/working-lego-pinball-machine-built-from-15000-bricks-features-benny-in-all-his-classic-space-glory-exclusive-feature/ This is a really cool LEGO project. The Brothers Brick contributor Bre Burns hits it out of the nostalgia ballpark with a fully functional LEGO pinball machine called “Benny’s Spaceship Adventure.” She spent several months perfecting the design with over 15,000 LEGO bricks, including LEGO Mindstorms NXT programmable bricks.

Friday Fun: Scientists Are Sharing The Worst Stock Photos Of Their Jobs And They’re Hilarious

http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/scientists-are-sharing-the-worst-stock-photos-of-their-jobs-and-theyre-hilarious/ Scientists are sharing bad stock photos of their jobs, and they are pretty incredible to behold. It seems like the general public isn’t really sure what scientists do day to day and stock photographers are no different…

Friday Fun: 10+ Reasons Not To Trust Photos You See On Social Media

https://www.boredpanda.com/reality-behind-photography/ Behind the majority of great pictures there’s a skilled and creative photographer, but how creative can they get? Sure, nowadays digital manipulation is a big part of the final image but a lot of photographers still use physical work in ways that the rest of us couldn’t even come up with. Compiled by Bored