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Blowing Up a Rainbow Probably Looks a Lot Like Dropping an Anvil on Spray Paint Cans

When you get exclusive access to a 150-foot-tall tower, you’re going to want to do more than just take in the view. So when the team from How Ridiculous got just such an opportunity, they made the most of it, hauling a heavy anvil to the top and then dropping it on a stack of spray paint cans on the ground below. Read More >>

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Incredible Video Reveals that Rainbows Actually Go All the Way Around

It turns out the recognisable half-circle arch of a rainbow is a complete lie. When you’re standing on the ground looking up at a rainbow in the sky, the curvature of the Earth usually blocks its bottom half. But when viewed from a higher vantage point, like from a plane, or the top of a crane, rainbows are magically revealed to be a complete circle. Read More >>

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Collapsing, Colour-Changing Dominoes Are Like Watching a Rainbow Die

It takes far more patience than most of us could ever muster to create the mesmerising domino falls that Hevesh5 painstakingly lays out. It’s even harder to come up with ideas worth spending countless hours on, but these colour-changing dominoes are especially satisfying. Read More >>

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Pouring Hot Water on Skittles Is Truly Magical

Skittles’ “taste the rainbow” tagline seems all the more appropriate when you arrange the colourful candies in a ring on a plate and pour hot water over them. They immediately begin to melt and bleed colour, producing a rainbow design that’s straight up magical without the need for a wand. [YouTube via Boingboing] Read More >>

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This Giant Rainbow Was Made With Tech That Studies Exoplanets

It's not very often that the fields of advanced photonics and installation art meet. But in Amsterdam this week, visitors to the city's Centraal Station are getting a look at what happens when liquid crystal optic technology is used to something completely unscientific: make public art. Read More >>

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A Horizontal Rainbow Makes For Easier Trips to Oz

We've all seen our share of quadruple rainbows and rainbows from space, but it's not to often you catch on lying down one the job. A particularly lazy refraction showed up in Paris the other day, but it's not quite as it seems. Read More >>

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I Want to Take a Bite Out of the Most Insane-Looking Camera Ever

Pentax, longtime king of the hideous/genius technicolor DSLR, has lost its throne. This custom job looks like someone took a Canon and dipped it in Willy Wonka's exposed brain. Only... delicious! Read More >>