Mr. Ian Byrd, gifted teacher and fellow lover of all that is interesting in the world, is once again sending us a weekly set of Puzzlements.
Click the links below to check them out!
(new links will be posted each Friday)
December 3, 2021
November 19, 2021
- Too late for Halloween, but this performance of The Ghostbuster's theme had me laughing out loud. Stick around for the outtakes.
- Watch this cruise ship dock, get sliced in half, and then have a new section added in! The action starts at 60 seconds.
- So… how do they make highlighters?
- If you can get through this 1 minute video about a hot dog sorting machine without cracking up, you are a more mature person than I!
- Check out these weirdly warped trees from a forest in Poland! Cool story starter, poetry inspiration, or science experiment!
November 12, 2021
November 5, 2021
October 29, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 15, 2021
- A hand-drawn cube that seems to float about a paper. Plus, instructions for how to draw it!
- Tough to explain but a delight to watch! Graphs of the movement of everyday objects: block towers, springs, paperclips, and more - put to the most amazing soundtrack. (Reminds me a bit of Dan Meyer's ol' Graphing Stories.)
- Some fascinating, overhead photography that gives an unexpected perspective of cities, airports, parking lots, and more. Thanks to Karin for the link!
- Pretty amazing video of a skater which alternates from day to night shots. Would love to know the details of how they made this!
- This clip from BBC Earth is incredible. Longer than most puzzlements, you’ll see sea lions hunt a huge school of sardines with help from an increasing variety of predators!!! Preview if you have sensitive kids since, well, a lot of sardines don’t make it.
October 8, 2021
October 1, 2021
September 24, 2021
September 17, 2021
September 10, 2021
September 3, 2021
August 27, 2021
August 20, 2021
August 13, 2021