An Experiment In Intuition

How To: By You is:

about the study of knowledge among human society and how it can differ and change.
Every now and then, a new topic will be posted. It could be anything from ‘How to eat peas.’ to ‘How to build an areoplane.’ No answer is wrong and it’s up to you, the player, to explain how to do it. Have fun, try to keep it on topic and check back for more updates.

How to…

  • Get by in life
  • Stop itchy toes before they make you insane
  • Dream more
  • Get a song out of your head
  • Stop reality from being surprising

So You Wanna Know How To Carve Rocks?

Stoneshaper ToolsThe Stoneshaper’s “How to” page describes how to carve marble, limestone, soapstone and alabaster sculptures. One of the requirements I didn’t expect is sandbags: You MUST have sandbags before you start carving to support your stone on while carving. This takes out the vibrations in the stone as you hit it and really is necessary to prevent breakage.

And this post wouldn’t be complete without the classic Stonecutters’ Song:

Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do! We do!
Who keeps Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do! We do!
Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Guttenberg, a star?
We do! We do!
Who robs cave fish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do! We do!

How Stuff Works

How a car worksThe Secret Life Of Machines describes how some machines work using cartoons.

That site refers to Hunkin’s Experiments, which I found more interesting; they have cool cartoons that will have you experimenting with food, light, sound, clothes, and a whole lot more! Samples: