How would an astronaut fair in the #OtherHandChallenge?

The astronaut, donned by Rocket House, attempted to hammer nails in the #OtherHandChallenge.

Let’s just say that he won’t be invited to the Space Station to do repairs!

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Eating the Periodic Table

Doing loops in this month’s Wonderment of Beakerhead 2014: Photo Recap is of course The Periodic Table.

In 2014, hundreds got to dine on the Periodic Table — Canada’s first sustainable energy ferris-wheel-turned-dining-room. It may have been snowing (remember Snowtember?!), cold or muddy, but that didn’t deter people from enjoying a multi-course meal based on the Periodic Table created by esteemed Calgary chef Nicole Gomes and the views atop a gently rotating wheel. It was both lovely and guilt-free… the ride was powered with used cooking oil from downtown restaurants using Sustainival‘s conversion technology.

Delighting diners was also a mechanical installation, entitled Invasion of the Space Ponies, by local artist, Lisa Brawn.

Thanks again to Fort Calgary for housing the ferris wheel, and Sustainival, Boom Goes the Drum, The Rocket House, Absolut Canada, Big Rock Brewery, Lisa Brawn, local Calgarian bands, like Jocelyn & Lisa, and of course, Chef Nicole Gomes (we’re still dreaming of the cotton candy desert!).

Jocelyn & Lisa and an astronaut groupie. Photo by: Curtis Anderson
Jocelyn & Lisa and an astronaut groupie. Photo by: Curtis Anderson
Hon Joan Crockett and co-founder Jay Ingram. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Hon Joan Crockett and co-founder Jay Ingram. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Chef Nicole Gomes. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Chef Nicole Gomes. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Invasion of the Space Ponies by Lisa Brawn. Photo by Kelly Hofer Photography
Invasion of the Space Ponies by Lisa Brawn. Photo by Kelly Hofer Photography

Top photo by: Life Unscripted Photography by Jackie Ho

 

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