Category Archives: Smiles

Things That Make Me Smile No. 240: Kinetic Art

This organic motion sculpture is a beautiful combination of kinetics and nature. The designer, Derek Hugger, displays a good number of kinetic artworks on his website. He also sells plans for you to make your own version, including directions for … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 239: Music and Science

Music is clearly one of my interests considering how many smiles involve it and the strange instruments people use. This time, however, music links with another interest of mine: science. I’m including two videos with this post to reflect both … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 238: Unusual instruments – Glass Harp

While the movie Miss Congeniality brought the glass harp to a broader audience, Petr Spatina can stop traffic (foot traffic, that is) with his incredible talent. My mother sent this to me, knowing my interest in unusual instruments. The first … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 237: Celebrating Colors

A friend shared this song, and the singer is very talented. What I like the most, though, is how it’s a joyful song that seems to be about people coming together. The lyrics are here. Scroll past the first song … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 236: Bridge Construction in the 14th Century

I’ve always been a fan of “how things work” type videos, but this animation of how 14th Century bridges were constructed is amazing. The way they did everything in stages and built something we can still enjoy today fascinates me. … Continue reading

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