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On a recent Venue visit to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, I was captivated by a gallery filled with scrimshaw items, carved by American nineteenth-century whalemen as gifts for mothers, wives, and sweethearts during their long sea voyages... Show More Summary
As most readers of Edible Geography will know, smell makes up to ninety percent of what we perceive as flavour, primarily through a process known as retronasal olfaction, in which odour molecules travel from the mouth to the nose via the throat as we eat.More at the link.
Excerpts from a New York Post story:Some wealthy Manhattan moms have figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they and their kids can jump to the front, The Post has learned.The “black-market Disney guides” run $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day. Show More Summary
When you click on GeoGuesser, it uploads a series of five Streetview images from Google. You can then explore short distances, and the goal is to find out where those locations are and mark them on the map. Your score is apparently determined by your distance from the actual location. Show More Summary
YouTube link. With a hat tip to Warren.
The bloodwood tree(Pterocarpus angolensis) is a deciduous, spreading and slightly flat-crowned tree with a high canopy. It reaches about 15 metres in height and has dark bark. The bloodwood grows warm, areas in the northeast of the Africa, extending into Zimbabwe, northern Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia. Show More Summary
YouTube link. This is Rudiger Gamm. What's interesting is that even though he is a mental calculator, for this television show he appears to be not calculating the numbers, but rather reciting them from memory.From his head motion I would also wonder if he has an eidetic memory and is seeing the number in his mind and reading it out loud.
The embedded image shows the breasts of a mastectomy patient who has subsequently received cosmetic tattoos of nipples. This is one of four examples depicted in a small gallery at BreastCancer.org. It can be done with or without nipple...Show More Summary
YouTube link. "It's no secret that our nation may very well be experiencing the hand of judgment. It's no secret that we all are concerned that our nation may be in a time of decline.... Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11. Show More Summary
YouTube link. In the spring in Minnesota, the ice is supposed to "go out." But sometimes, it comes in...There are valid reasons why lake associations and building codes specify setbacks from lakeshore; most of these have to do with preservation of the riparian environment, but as the video above shows, a setback can help protect a home. Show More Summary
I'd never given it a thought, but the question has been debated for over a century. Lord Kelvin is still making waves. In the 1880s, the great British physicist—then a commoner named William Thomson—argued that the wake of a boat fans out at the same angle regardless of how fast the boat is going. Show More Summary
When life gives you lemons... From imgur.
YouTube link. It shows one half-second of trading in just one stock, boring old Johnson & Johnson, on May 2. The video slows down the trades so that the milliseconds -- thousandths of a second -- tick slowly by, and so that human eyes can comprehend what's happening. Show More Summary
YouTube link. Via the Miss Cellania humor blog.
I don't watch television, so I don't know if this story has been publicized. The StarTribune carried the story:Federal authorities said Monday they are confident that they foiled a planned attack on the Montevideo Police Department and...Show More Summary
‘Little Lost Lambs’ Getting New Haven at Zoo “Lost children will be taken to the Lion House” is the Washington Zoo's most quoted sign. Outraged parents of straying tots protested vigorously until they discovered zoo police headquarters was sandwiched above the lions. Show More Summary
YouTube link. Via Curiosités de Titam.
It's a racket. Can't say that often enough. As reported in Spiegel online:The German government has once again approved a controversial deal to export arms to a country with questionable democratic credentials. The German Security Council,...Show More Summary
YouTube link. Via Boing Boing.