First, tickets for the Edinburgh Secret Society’s Halloween event will go on sale at 10 a.m. today.  Details here.

Second, David Molnar kindly brought my attention to ‘stick bombs’.  I hadn’t seen these before, but it is a way of threading together flat sticks to create a structure that then explodes when you remove one stick.  Here it is in action….

Do you like it?  Ever tried it?



  1. bleh, done in 45 minutes, cause she fed the baby for 15 minutes while he dominoed and mowed the lawn and .. voldemort made them go backwards for 15 minutes and two boats were in the new york harbor and pi was not accurate, but for you it worked…. mind blown! so is Grammie Char my 87 year old grandmother that can’t wait for your Friday puzzles….

  2. There was a guy on this year’s America’s Got Talent who created a whole act out of that. Did it on a huge scale. He was awesome, but he misjudged it one time and, having spent something like 40 hours setting it up, he pulled the first stick and nothing happened. Got eliminated.

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