Mad Art: Giger Counter

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Aug. 15 2012 10:18 AM

Mad Art: Giger Counter

What, you may ask, is this?

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That, dear BAtweeps, is a Giger Counter. It's an actual thing, built by my friend Steve D at Mad Art Lab, and he got the idea from an idle joke I recently tweeted.

Seriously. Go read the whole story behind it, and be amazed at the creativity some folks have. And to know that something I wrote as a silly joke inspired someone enough that he turned it into an actual physical object - especially a pun! - is beyond awesome. I am honored.


Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death from the Skies!