Tags: amusement park, carnival, carny, Romania, Salina Turda, Salt Mine, Six Flags, tourism, travel, underground, video
Tags: Astrobotic, burial, cremation, Griffin lander, lunar lander, Lunar Memorial, lunar mission, memorial, moon, space exploration, wtf
Early reservations for the Lunar Memorial service open at $9,950 for the first 50 participants, while later reservations will be offered at the regular rate of $11,950. Each Participant provides a symbolic portion of remains to be placed into a personalized capsule. The capsules will then be delivered to the lunar surface by Astrobotic’s Griffin lander as part of Astrobotic Mission One. The landing side is located in the northeast part of the Moon. It contains a pit that is a compelling exploration target for the mission.
I don’t know if it will actually happen, but there you go.
Tags: artistry, bright lights, Maker, neon lights, signage, video
Tags: Bigelow & Holmes, Charles Bigelow, dingbats, font, Fontophile, Lucida, tech history, type, typeface, typesetting, Wingdings, Zapf
It seems as bizarre as it is ubiquitous. What is Wingdings thinking? Why would someone want to write a comma using a mailbox? Why would anyone think we want to compose in peace signs and crosses and heart shapes? But Wingdings is much more than just a quirky font. It was —and remains — a phenomenon.
Tags: experience, Good Advice, life hack, life lesson, video
Tags: Alexander Fleming, Alexander Graham Bell, Edison, Einstein, Galileo, inventor, recognition, scientist, steal credit
This Cracked article purports that Galileo, Alexander Graham Bell, Einstein, Edison, and Alexander Fleming stole their greatest inventions. I think “stole” is too strong; “built upon” or “borrowed” or even “refined” would be more accurate. Even given that, I think the back stories presented are fascinating.