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Demystified: And explained:But the more you think about it, the more amazing an accomplishment this number seems. The cage must have had a diameter of something like 20 feet, and the light fixtures had to stay powered throughout. The whole thing must have weighed a ton or two. Show More Summary
You can't convince me that the artist who sculpted this depiction of St Martin de Porres "handing a loaf of bread to a young boy" did not have other ideas in mind. The Guardian reports on the response at the priory school where the statue was installed.
Related: Willie in 1965. In 1997.
A report at Gizmodo describes the current lives of the last three persons in the U.S. known to be living in iron lungs.Her iron lung has portholes and windows on the side; a pressure gauge at the top. The machine is actually cobbled together from two iron lungs. Show More Summary
I'm sure most readers know this, but just for the record...[I]t's kind of a hoax. I went to the farm where birds pardoned by presidents go, and I learned that this is not a story with a happy ending... I visited Kidwell Farm to see how the turkeys pardoned in previous years were doing. Show More Summary
“Evening shadow”. Etruscan statue, 3rd c. BC, Volterra. The name is from Gabriele d’Annunzio Via Poemas del rio Wang.
I remember the massive Sears building in Minneapolis. In my childhood it was an iconic structure. The Atlantic has an article about how such buildings around the country are being repurposed. One particular item caught my eye:As a hybrid...Show More Summary
Cnet has a (momentarily) complete list of Alexa commands.The list of Alexa commands is expansive and grows with every new service or device it supports. Alexa isn't perfect, but it's pretty great at understanding natural language, so you don't always have to speak the commands exactly as you see them below. Show More Summary
In the past we have generally gone out to get our Christmas tree in early December, but after realizing that the trees are cut much earlier than that, we decided this year to go out much sooner.Yesterday was Monday, November 20. OurShow More Summary
Posted as a reminder to those of us living in the Upper Midwest that winter is just around the corner.
I found this Zippo lighter while cleaning out an old desk drawer; it presumably is a family heirloom but has no sentimental value for me. But before disposing of it I thought I'd inquire about that logo on the side.I presume it's the 15th anniversary of something. Show More Summary
I'd never seen my mother so afraid.“Promise me,” she pleaded, “you won’t tell anyone until after I die. How will I hold my head up with my friends?” For two years, I’d waited for the right moment to confront my mother with the shocking discovery I made in 1995 while scrolling through the 1900 Louisiana census records. Show More Summary
The best special effects are the ones you don't notice.
If you heroically browse through the medical manuscripts and loose illustrations of the small shops in the Istanbul book bazaar, you will wander through more circles of hell than Dante...Islamic dentistry leads back its origins to Mohammad, who instructs the believers in a special hadith to wash their teeth at least twice or thrice a day. Show More Summary
I think the technology shown here is similar to how some golf ball pickers work at driving ranges. What's really cool is how the collecting chambers are emptied at the end.
The photo above shows a translucent arrow worm with a blue plastic fiber in its digestive tract.The study, led by academics at Newcastle University, found animals from trenches across the Pacific Ocean were contaminated with fibres that...Show More Summary
A moonlight tower or moontower is a lighting structure designed to illuminate areas of a town or city at night. The towers were popular in the late 19th century in cities across the United States and Europe; they were most common in the 1880s and 1890s. Show More Summary
"Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, 1st Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez... commonly known as Joaquín Rodrigo, was a Spanish composer and a virtuoso pianist.Rodrigo was born in Sagunto, Valencia, and completely lost his sight at the age of three after contracting diphtheria. Show More Summary