Tag Archives | Worlds-Largest

…The Sony Bravia-drome is impressive?


Sony’s Bravia ads have never failed to amaze (see Bunnies, Pyramids, Dominos, Paint and Balls) so it should come as no surprise that their new ad is no different.

Called the Bravia-drome, it’s the world’s largest zoetrope that Sony built to show off the smooth motion of their 200Hz Motionflow technology.


[Via: AdRants]

…It’s Movie Monday: Mankind Is No Island?

Mankind Is No Island

Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival.

Founded at Sydney’s Tropicana café in 1993, it now has an attendance of over 150,000 in Australia each February, and thousands more in other cities through out the world at other local Tropfests.

This year, the $20,000 first prize at the Tropfest in New York went to a film called “Mankind Is No Island” which was shot entirely with a cell phone camera.

The music is perfect, the effect is simple yet powerful, and the end result is a very emotional film that challenges the way we look at the world.


[Via: Lens Culture]

…The Corpus Clock loves to eat time?

Corpus ClockJohn Taylor’s Corpus Clock, aka the Chronophage, or ‘time eater’, is an impressive looking beast of a clock that was made as a tribute to eighteenth-century clockmaker John Harrison’s grasshopper escapement, a low-friction mechanism for converting pendulum motion into rotational motion.

Despite it’s massive size (over 1.5 meters in diameter) the Corpus Clock’s inner workings are all mechanically controlled, including the world’s largest grasshopper escapement that adorns the top. Electricity does power an electric motor, which winds the clock, and blue LEDs which light up the hours, minutes, and seconds, but the blinking eye, moving mouth, swinging hands and everything else you see is all old-school mechanical.

Another interesting element of the clock is that it’s only accurate once every five minutes. The rest of the time, the pendulum can stop, the lights can lag, and then everything can race to catch up, symbolizing life’s “irregularity”. Despite this irregularity though, the clock is expected to stay accurate for the next 200 years or more.

At a cost of over one million pounds, this solid 24-karat gold clock definitely wasn’t cheap, and it took over five years for the two hundred people involved in the making of the clock to get everything put together, but if you’re going to design the world’s strangest clock, no one ever said it was going to be easy.

[Via: BBC News]

…It’s Website Wednesday: 1968Pennies.com?

1968 Pennies

In 1968, 4,858,503,583 pennies were minted.

Today, thanks to lint traps, pool filters, fountain cleaners, and tails up bad luck, many of them are no longer with us.

To help save those that remain, 1968Pennies.com is putting together the world’s largest collection of 1968 pennies, and they’re asking for your help to do it.

Anyone can donate a penny to the collection, and as long as it’s a certifiable 1968 penny, you’ll have your name added to the list of contributors for eternity. (Or until the site shuts down.)

Remember though: A penny saved is a penny earned!


[Via: Boing Boing]

…Your face can set a record?

Guinness World Records

Want to help set a Guinness World Record?

Sorough Real Estate recently set the record for the world’s largest banner ad, and now they want to add your face to help raise money for charity.

Up to a million people can submit a photo of their face, and for each photo submitted, Sorough Faces Campaign will donate one dollar to the UAE Red Crescent. Then, when the million is collected, it will be used for the repair and reconstruction of the homes of the underprivileged in the UAE.

Ready to be a part of history?

Then head on over and upload your picture, because an opportunity like this won’t be around forever.

[Sorouh Faces]

[Via: Trend Hunter]

[Guinness World Records]