From: Ben Thal
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 00:22:13 -0400 (EDT)
I was very interested in your web site on whirligigs.
You may be interested in my work. I make what are called
"incredible" whirligigs. I have had a one man show at the
Pacific Science Center and have shown my whirligigs in
museums throughout the Country.
My whirligigs are all about two feet high and are shown in
action driven by desk fans. One month ago I exhibited 50,
all in action at the Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle
Center where 200,000 people saw them. They have been
featured on many television shows and in newspaper articles
My whirligigs are carved and use unique mechanism that
teach physics. They are humerous and the actions are amazing.
I am a physician, and trained in otolaryngology at the
University of Minnesota 1958-1964.
You may be interested in my work. Both children and adults
find my whirligigs astonishing.
Ben Thal, MD