How to Build a Treadmill Standing Desk Shaped Like a Giant Hamster Wheel

The latest project from Instructables takes on the standing desk phenomenon with a wooden treadmill desk shaped like a giant hamster wheel. The project requires four sheets of plywood, two skate wheels, two pipes and 240 wood screws.

Rise up, sedentary sentients, and unleash that untapped potential within by marching endlessly towards a brilliant future of focused work. Step forward into a world of infinite potential, bounded only by the smooth arcs of a wheel. Step forward into the Hamster Wheel Standing Desk that will usher in a new era of unprecedented productivity.

Hamster Wheel Desk

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Unmade Paul Reubens Version of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’

Before the 1988 version of the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, there was an earlier attempt at adapting Gary K. Wolf’s novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Disney in 1983. Animation tests for this version with Paul Reubens, famous for portraying Pee Wee Herman, in the role of Roger Rabbit surfaced online a few years ago, but a recently uploaded clip has a behind-the-scenes featurette with the film’s animator Mike Giaimo, producer Marc Sturdivant, and animation director Darrell Van Citters discussing their version of the film and the technical processes involved in combining live-action and animated characters.

Scottish and British Artists Erect a Fake Passport Checkpoint on the Border of Scotland and England

A group of Scottish and British artists led by photographerJon Parker Lee have erected a fake passport checkpoint on the border of Scotland and England as a humorous statement on the current issue of Scottish independence (see previously), which will be brought to a vote on September 18th, 2014.

Lee posted a photo of the crossing to Twitter.

Whether such a crossing would actually be put into place should Scotland vote to become an independent country is not clear. According to Channel 4, it is unlikely, but some UK politicians have said such crossing checkpoints would be needed to prevent a “soft route” for immigration to the UK through Scotland.

via The Telegraph, Global News, Channel 4