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skateboarding design fail Locals Are Concerned About a Certain Shape in the Design of Their New Skate Park
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This is the third design attempt in a project to revamp a skate park in New Zealand that has locals and the designer at odds. The designer, Dave North, says that the design was not intentionally shaped like a man's privates to spite the local skaters who have disapproved of his previous design submissions. He told Stuff that it wouldn't be so obvious once it was constructed:

It's not the first penis-shaped bowl... it's symmetrical and functional, and you can't tell it looks like a penis unless you're looking at it from space.

Some residents are concerned with the skate park being known as the skate park with the peculiarly shaped features. One commenter points out that it's a good design, although his argument does sort of support that fear:

Actually this is a very functional design, much like the one in Nelson, which is a blast to carve up. Yes my kids call it the "willy" bowl, but who cares.

via Bowlerama

Sure it looks bad from above but maybe it's not as obvious from another angle. 


Nope, that... might be worse. 

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Introducing the “Marble Tsunami!”

Self-proclaimed “Marble Master” Jelle Bakker has built a giant machine in which over 11 thousand marbles are sent through a winding, jungle-themed maze for no reason whatsoever.

And it’s pretty amazing.

Warning: It’s also very loud, and it goes on like that for about 6 minutes. So make sure to turn your volume down ahead of time.

The whole this is about 33-feet long, 4-feet wide and 6-feet tall.

He started working on it back in April and expects to have it completely fine-tuned by sometime in June. This presumably will include adding some noise-dampening features.

You can also check out more of his contraptions on his YouTube channel.

Via: GaffGun
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Meanwhile, the rest of us can just marvel at how pleasant this taping process is to look at. You can pick one up here!

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The backsides of the new banknotes feature color palettes that look like digitally blurred versions of the images found on the fronts of the bills. Both sides of the bills were selected by Norges Bank during a competition held in the spring of 2014.

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