At the beginning of the year, we recieved an email from Ola Liszewska (which is a great name) to tell us about her own small world experiment. Entitled the bird project, Ola gave out small laminated cards with a drawing of a bird to 22 people and asked people to see who could get the bird to have the longest journey. The project has been going for two months now and just when Ola was about to give up hope, she suddenly got her first email. Jeremy the bird had made it to Stolkholm.
We are keen to hear about more small world experiment. If you are attempting a similar project then let us know.
Well I don't want to insult any of the other boxes out there or any of the good people who are helping them to make their way around the world but box 51 is the only one to consistently get back in touch and send us photos of its travels and it is firmly placed as our favourite.
Check out the news page to see where it has been now - pretty stunning scenery and a very small black dog.
There is still time for our love of Number 51 to be usurped so come on other boxes, we are a fickle bunch - send us some photos of you having exciting adventures and you'll soon climb to the top of our affections.
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And this project is featured. My copy arrived yesterday and its super cool and would make an excellant gift for your loved ones this Christmas.
Just heard from our old friend - Box number #54 who was in Brisbane, but is now on its way to Townsville, Queensland. Townsville sounds almost a made up place, like the name of a town in a kids book. "I live at number 23 Street Avenue, Townsville, Cityburgh, Countryland". Ann Adams who has been looking after our little buddy since 2006 says that she is a self employed milk distributor - is that a milkman or a dairy owner - either way #54 will have strong bones and good teeth.
I'm not quite sure of the whole facebook/ bebo/ myspace worlds. People keep telling me that Hole in my Pocket and the Small World Experiment should have pages - but no one has yet explained to me what the actual benefits of such things would be. I was having a gander on facebook earlier looking up an old cinema I used to work in and I came across this page.
No, the lord of the dance is not Jesus or indeed Michael Flaterly - the king of the dance is 31 year old Matt Harding a "31-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames."
Its a very strange film - its just of a slightly strange bloke dancing in different places around the world but for some reason it leaves you with a big smile.
Why do we humans enjoy, eccentric adventures like this. How does something so seemlingly pointless have such a profound effect on so many people around the world that they are sending Matt emails saying the video made them smile and cry.
Who knows but it is a video that shows, it is a small world after all.