As Sears continues to consolidate its retail locations in an effort to become a more lean and profitable business the company is faced with left over square footage in the tens of millions. So what will the company do with that space? According to the company it will repurpose the closed stores, turning them into [...]Show More Summary
Some of the world's greatest architectural wonders don't feature straight vertical lines or cool curving silhouettes — there are leaning towers all over the world. Some of them were built that way, and some have just started to lean over time. Here are some of the most eye-popping photos. Read more...
Do check out Rock & Dirt's infographic charting history's most extreme construction projects, from the world's tallest buildings to the faulty—and now leaning—Tower of Pisa. The Great Wall of China ranks as mankind's longest undertaking—construction lasted 2,000 years—followed closely, of...
A new tower opened at Seattle Children’s Hospital two days ago, built with “Lean Design” principles and methods, as this story describes: Hospital design started with yarn, cardboard and duct tape. They call their approach IFD, or Integrated Facility Design. I have no inside knowledge of their work, but the “Integrated” typically refers to the tight [...]
Many travelers associate cities, and even countries, with their iconic landmarks, like New York City with the Statue of Liberty, Paris with the Eiffel Tower and Pisa with its famous Leaning Tower. But what about those famous landmarks...Show More Summary
Workers laid the foundation for one of Italy's most famous structures in 1173, a tower designed to stand next to a cathedral. During construction, however, they discovered the soil was softer than previously thought, and the tower began to sink.
Known for its cockeyed slant, the Leaning Tower of Penis always looks like it’s battling a strong gale on a windy day.
Are you kidding me with this stance? She makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa look like it has exemplary posture. Read More...
Rolf Zwaan (co-author of the Ig Nobel Prize winning study “Leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller: Posture-modulated thought“) is blogging about at amusing titles given to scholarly studies. He looks especially at his own field: I culled amusing titles from the 2003-2012 issues of Psych Science. It was not always easy to [...]
Like New Jersey's own Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Thousands of Europeans have gathered across the continent to protest austerity measures, and it appears some in Italy are taking on historical monuments: It looks like someone was there to grab a video of it too: AUSTERITY PROTESTS: INTERACTIVE MAP: Protests Erupt Across Europe Today > Please follow Money Game on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »
Axl Rose made a very rare TV appearance Wednesday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The Guns N' Roses frontman didn't perform, but he did chat about hitchhiking to Los Angeles when he was 19, working at Tower Video during his early days in Los Angeles, his band's upcoming Las Vegas …
Picture this: the price has won his way past the dragon, past the huge walls of briars. He paces slowly through the sleeping castle, toward the tower where the princess lies, in a deep, deep sleep. Finally he sees her, leans over her lovely form… …and gently inserts a probe into her brain, letting a [...]
In this century, the news business has gone from straight and unbiased news to bending over backwards to flat on your back. Political parties are already irrelevant in this country. Is the press next in line? Or is it already there?
This year’s Ignobel prize in psychology goes to Eerland et al for their study, which wasn’t so much about leaning to the left…as it was about using your Wii Fit for Science! “Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller: Posture-Modulated Estimation,” Anita Eerland, Tulio M. Guadalupe and Rolf A. Zwaan, Psychological Science, [...]
Alan and I hadn’t planned a visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our Boomer Road Trip to Northern Italy. But, we were running ahead of schedule so our guide Claudio Fontana of A La Carte Italy Tours suggested that we stop to take a few photos of the famous bell tower. Scaffolding surrounded [...]
"Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller.” ... and nine other remarkable science papers of the past year. --- See more posts by Edith Zimmerman 0 comments
The name of a study that won the Ig Nobel prize for psychology. The literature prize went to the US Government General Accountability Office for "a report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports." There are 8 more Ig Nobel prizes, so click the link.
Customer experience goes to the heart of everything you do--how you conduct your business, the way your people behave when they interact with customers and each other, the value you provide. You literally can't afford to ignore it, because...Show More Summary
Earlier this week, we learned about the leaning houses of Canada’s Dawson City — the second largest city in Yukon. Website Boing Boing explained the reason for the architectural anomaly: “Dawson City exists in a subarctic climate, the sort of place with a lot of permafrost—soil that remains frozen year round. In order for permafrost [...]