Batman's Origins, Galileo's Telescope, Awesome Lego Creations, and More!

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Tip: How did Batman really begin?
BullfightsOnAcid lets us know Batman's true origins...

Batman's Origins, Galileo's Telescope, Awesome Lego Creations, and More!


The Origin of Batman according to the back of a box from a bootleg Batman Toy:

"When being a child, Bruce Wayne had witnessed with his own eyes the fact his parents of millionaire were killed cruelly, so affected his strong desire of revenging his parents. However, God had never given him a chance to fulfill his weill, following the advice of R'as Al-Ghul, the chief of ninja group, Bruce come to Gete, which was a corrupted city filled with various crime groups. Bruce found a basement under his villa, in which the equipments turn him into another person: Spiderman. With this mask, Spiderman stroke all criminal activates and criminals everywhere, such as Tougon, the chief of Mafia, Doctor Jackstraw, the abnormal drug trafficker, even a mysterious opponent familiar with him————-"

I love Doctor Jackstraw.

Tip: A Modern Interpretation of Galileo's Telescope

Batman's Origins, Galileo's Telescope, Awesome Lego Creations, and More!


Italian designer Odoardo Fioravanti designed a wooden-bodied telescope (also seen above) to mark the 400th anniversary of the first telescope observations made by Galileo Galilei. Via EdificeComplex,

"The telescope we are presenting is directly inspired by Galileo's first telescope made in 1609: it has the same dimensions, same focal length (1 meter) and the same wooden material. This object, combining past and present, has the aim of "updating" the ancient instrument in its modern use through Odoardo Fioravanti's contemporary design and through the product's modern optical technology. Furthermore, this object was developed in Florence, where Galileo pointed for the first time his telescope towards the sky at the end of 1609."

More here.

Tip: Vermont's Spinning Ice Disk
BullfightsOnAcid points out this interesting video to us:

Reminds me of the Ice Temples in The Legend of Zelda games...

Tip: Did you know Edward Gorey was a Trekkie?

Batman's Origins, Galileo's Telescope, Awesome Lego Creations, and More!


CanisPugnax points this article out to us. Here is Shaenon K. Garrity's entire comic.

Tip: The 17 Most Awesome Lego Creations of All Time

Batman's Origins, Galileo's Telescope, Awesome Lego Creations, and More!


One word: WOW. Thanks to Roklimber. The rest are here.

Tip: Roklimber's Science Picks for the Week
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Tip: Live Action Avatar Role Playing
I am speechless. Thanks a lot, BullfightsOnAcid.