No time to go to the beach? Creative coder Neal Agarwal’s online toy Rocks lets you enjoy a soothing oceanside pastime from the comfort of your computer screen. The browser-based rock simulator offers sounds of the surf and four virtual rocks for your balancing enjoyment.
Artist Justin Bateman creates unique portraits using rocks he finds on the ground. By collecting different shapes and colors of pebbles, he creates the light and shadow to bring his images to life around his current home of Chiang Mai, Thailand. See more of Justin’s works on his website.
A viewer wrote to the Hydraulic Press Channel with the hypothetical question of whether it would be possible to compress loose ash with enough force that it would turn into a rock. Naturally, they complied and dumped a bucket of moistened ash into a cylinder to see what would happen under the pressure of their 150-ton press.
Climbing rocks and boulders typically requires the use of all of your available limbs. But rock climber Johnny Dawes has such impeccable balance (and sticky shoes) that he can climb boulders and even a sheer rock face without using his hands at all. He looks quite dapper doing it in that tweed jacket.
What you’re looking at here might look like some delicious sushi, but you definitely don’t want to bite down on it unless you’re ready to chip a tooth. Japanese artist ha_ma_73 makes incredibly accurate sushi replicas by carving and polishing stones. What’s even more amazing is that those are natural stone colors, not paint.