“You can almost maybe see it’s a face. There’s definitely something on it.” How to Make Everything once again reminds us how lucky we are that we don’t have to make everyday objects from scratch. He tried to make coins using ancient methods and barely succeeded.
Want to make a quick buck playing the stock market? Perhaps you should check out The Motley Fool rather the advice of a guy who has made his money from bad stick figure drawings on YouTube. On the other hand, his point about buying extra monitors is spot on.
Have you ever wondered just how much room you’d need to store a trilion one dollar bills? No? Too bad, you’re going to find out anyhow, thanks to this short video from Animated Comparisons which shows the relative sizes of stacks of bills in various amounts of money.
Think you’re good at solving jigsaw puzzles? Check this out. In this time-lapse clip, artist Martin John Callanan painstakingly reconstructs a misprinted British Five Pound note that was shredded into thousands of tiny bits, piecing it back together using a pair of tweezers.
Matt Giles shows off a really nifty way to dress up a room – instead of going with traditional floor tiles, he laid down 27,000 individual pennies (just $270 plus labor) for an amazingly cool look. Check out his DIY Penny Floor website for instructions to install your own.
Expert engraver Shaun Hughes turns his attention to Charles Schultz’s lovable loser, as he deftly carves his famous expression and “Oh, Good Grief” catchphrase into an old Buffalo nickel. Fortunately, five cents is just enough for Lucy’s psychiatric help booth.
These cufflinks made from genuine U.S. nickels look cool enough on their own, but when you realize you can use them to sneak around secret documents inside their hidden compartments, they’re just that much cooler. Perfect for James Bond and other secret agent types.
Applied Science shows us how to use anhydrous ammonia to change the properties of paper money, gradually shrinking the size of a dollar bill by letting the solution boil and evaporate multiple times. The same chemical process can be used to easily bend wood.