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…It’s TGI Friday: The Best Paper Airplane In The World?

Best Paper Airplane In The World

This weekend, spend a few minutes working your way through the 35 steps involved in folding the world’s most perfect paper airplane:

Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can then move on to making an alternative T-tail design, making it legal to fly in the world record paper airplane competition, making a Guinness World Records compliant tail, and more.

It’s definitely not the most advanced project, but sometimes it’s fun just to unplug from the rest of the world for a little bit and focus on the simple things in life.

[The Best Paper Airplane In The World]

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…It’s Things Thursday: Sennheiser HD 800?

Sennheiser HD 800

When Sennheiser says that they have redefined what reference-level audio is all about, you better believe them.

That’s because their new HD 800 headphones, which are the result of Sennheiser’s 60+ years of headphone engineering, utilize their most advanced driver technology ever produced, creating open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones that “will form an altogether new height of sonic perspective as you experience a high-fidelity natural hearing experience”.

With a price tag of nearly $1,400, you better believe there’s also going to be plenty of audio mumbo-jumbo involved that you’ll probably never notice when plugging them in to the receiving end of an iPhone.

Premium parts have gone into their production – the transducer is encased by a precision material made of stainless steel; ear pads are made of special high-quality Japanese Alcantara; while the headband and headphone mounting utilizes the most advanced development from the aerospace industry. In terms of connectivity, these headphones utilize specially designed, four-wire, high-performance connections with Teflon insulation.

Plug them into a high dollar audio system however, and the 56mm drivers, vibration reducing stainless steel gauze and silver-plated, low-oxygen copper wires that are shielded from electromagnetic interference will come together to produce a staggering frequency response of 6 to 51,000Hz.

If you simply can’t have anything but the best, than look no further than the Sennheiser HD 800s.

[Sennheiser – HD 800]

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…Thunder Panda is a papercraft pro?

Thunder Panda Papercraft

If you like the idea of papercraft, but don’t have the skills necessary to pull off some of the more advanced projects, then check out Eric Wiryanta (aka Thunder Panda)’s collection of papercraft toys.

Each of the cute little figures is easy to make, but the results are still rather impressive, so you’ll have an army of pugs, robots and space wanderers adorning your desk before you know it.

[Thunder Panda – Papercraft]

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…Mini will teach you how to drive like a pro?

Mini Driving Lesson

Take it from Mini: Despite what your driver’s ed teacher taught you, 9 and 3 always beats 10 and 2.

In order to help new Mini drivers get the most from the car, and to show off the racability of their line, Mini has put together a pretty thorough collection of introductory pro driving tips on their Mini Racing site.

All the basics are covered, like proper seat position and correct shifting technique, but they even show you some advanced techniques like heel-toe breaking and the proper cornering line.

It might not make you F1 worthy, but unless you’re already driving an F1 car, it’ll probably give you a few tips and tricks that will improve your car skills dramatically.

[Mini Racing – Pro Driving Tips]

…You can design the next iPhone?

Design The Next iPhone

Think you can do it better than Apple?

iLounge wants you to prove it, and is offering up next gen iPhones and iTunes gift cards to the people with the most creativity and artistic talent as part of their Design the Next iPhone contest.

To enter, just submit a brand-new artistic rendition of what you think the next iPhone should look like. Originality is encouraged, and they will be picking winners in the “advanced”, “simplified” and “funny” categories.

Let’s see what you’ve got.

[iLounge – Design The Next iPhone]