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Archived Since:August 16, 2008

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The world has an abundance of "Devil's Bridges"

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The one in the photo above (that doesn't look real...) is the Rakotzbrücke at the Azalea and Rhododendron Park Kromlau (Germany). (summer photo)Devil's Bridge is a term applied to dozens of ancient bridges, found primarily in Europe....Show More Summary

Ásatrú - the religion of the Vikings

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Excerpts from an article at Iceland Magazine:The religion of the original Viking settlers of Iceland, the old Norse paganism Ásatrú, is not just still alive and well in Iceland, it is undergoing something of a renaissance...According...Show More Summary

Long-distance macro photography

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Due to hit the shops next year, the Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro lens has a rather long lens barrel that Laowa says can be used to shoot shy subjects at difficult spots without scaring them. Explanatory video here.

Even more on the Equifax horror story

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

You know about the security breach affecting 143 million Americans. You probably didn't know (perhaps don't want to know?) what Krebs on Security reported yesterday:But the official list of victim countries may not yet be complete: According...Show More Summary


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Via the Hmmm subreddit.

Bespoke porn

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Bespoke: In sense “custom-made”, 1755, from earlier bespoken (c. 1600), form of bespeak, in sense “arrange beforehand” (1580s). Primarily used for tailoring, now also used more generally, as fancier term for custom-made, notably forShow More Summary

Divertimento #134

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An interesting jigsaw puzzle."An 11-year-old Minnesota girl is recovering from bone-deep lacerations to her foot after being bitten, apparently by a large fish, on Island Lake north of Duluth. Island Lake is home to large muskies and...Show More Summary


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Via the Pics subreddit.

Worker shortage in Wisconsin

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I first became aware of worker shortages in the Midwest earlier this summer when I was visiting the Minnesota north woods - an area whose economy is heavily dependent on tourist trade to fishing resorts. Owners of those resorts rely heavily on immigrant labor for what amounts to seasonal employment. Show More Summary

Abstract expressionism vs. Minimalism

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YouTube link. You can place me in the category of people who think a lot of "art" is bunk, but having said that, I have to admit that in this video Elisabeth Sherman from the Whitney explains the opposite viewpoint quite lucidly and persuasively.p.s. Show More Summary

Visitation stones

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Photographed while walking past the historic Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin. I had to look up some background on the custom.One of the most common Jewish cemetery customs is to leave a small stone at the gravesite of a loved one after saying Kaddish or visiting...The origin of this custom began long ago, when... Show More Summary

Totally bizarre ice cream commercials

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YouTube link. YouTube link. YouTube link. Via Reddit and Miss Cellania.

Best summary of Hurricane Irma status

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YouTube link. I don't know who this guy is, but he's good. This is not an official NWS presentation; he appears to be a well-informed enthusiast on tropical weather. His presentation is fast and concise.That's in contrast to the national news media reporters who have to stand out in the wind and "fill airtime" with repetitive and worthless drivel. Show More Summary

Freezer corn

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered." --Ray Bradbury, Dandelion WineFor Ray Bradbury, summer was preserved in dandelion wine. Here in Wisconsin and Minnesota, we preserve summer in freezer corn.The first step is an early morning visit to a local farm. Show More Summary

Plastic-wrapped smoke detector

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Photographed in a hotel room in Turkey. "I let the guy know and he was really apologetic and hadn't realised."This explanatory observation from the discussion thread: "That’s a dust cover. It’s installed during construction to keep it clean and to not allow false alarms. Typically they are red or orange so it obvious it needs to be removed."

Word lengths in crossword puzzles

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

I found this interesting because I keep an ongoing record of how long it takes me to solve the daily crossword puzzle (I use the free one in the Los Angeles Times).Although the graph is entitled "Average word length for NYTimes Crossword...Show More Summary

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