Monday, October 19, 2009

Homemade Batman costume (link roundup)

Batman costume made from a hoody and an umbrella. Go here for instructions. Via.

And a few more links:

1. Probably the most incendiary idea expressed in SuperFreakonomics is that global warming, to the extent it's something we even really need to worry very much about, could be solved in a few years with cheap technology available right now - - specifically using a really long hose, held aloft by balloons, to shoot a relatively small amount of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere. The sulfur dioxide would spread out, blanket the Earth, reflect sunlight, and thus cool the planet. (This is expected to work because it mimics the effects of large volcanic eruptions, which have been documented to lower the Earth's temperature.) It's one the many creative solutions to major problems developed by Intellectual Ventures. Of course, it raises the question, if it's so easy to manipulate the planet's weather, then how long until some rogue maniac tries something similar on his own?

2. Papercraft passed-out bear/shriner.

3. Reaping what you sow: A suicide bomber killed 29 in an attack on Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

*Previously: Homemade Where the Wild Things Are costume.

*Buy Japanese Batman toys at eBay.