Things 80: Underwater, 3D, Propeller Puzzle

A simple idea, but no less amazing for it:

Read more about this here.

As soon as 3D cinema started to see regular releases, many of us wondered if there was a market for designer 3D glasses, or at least nicer ones than the pairs you get at the cinema. I suspect with the advent of 3D TV using the same technology, the market becomes viable, and so the product duly emerges.

Marvellously surreal, but also interpretable as a variation on carpe diem:

Bill Murray as Phil in Groundhog day: “Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today!”

Given that no Photoshop is involved, how was this photo achieved?

Photo credit (and by its context, answer to the puzzle) is here.


Things 3: Overheard, Glasses, Illusion

(Originally sent in December 2007)

This week’s film – one line review
The Golden Compass takes very naturally to film and clearly has a lot of talent poured into it; unfortunately the script itself contains the worst screen writing I’ve heard since Eragon.

Next week’s film
I’m going to see Hitman because for some reason I can’t get enough of films about human weapons that end up fighting their creators.
Imdb rating: 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 14%!

Hitman Trailer

Prognosis: Judging by the Rotten Tomatoes rating, this may well breach the so-bad-it’s-good barrier.

A Puzzle
Why do you always find things in the last place you look?

Answers to previous puzzles
Answer to puzzle from Things 1: A number less than 103. I won’t tell you what it is because it’s too good a puzzle to spoil.
Answer to puzzle from Things 2: 1.

A Quote
Digby, circa 1992: “I had one, right, and then I had another one – funny how they come in ones…”

A Link
Actually, it’s just more quotes.

A video
My favourite viral. I think I’ve worked out how most of it was done.

A picture
An example of the most powerful optical illusion I know.