Archive for November, 2013

Meet The Longest Married Couple In The US

marriageAccording to IB Times –

The longest-married couple in the United States is getting ready to celebrate an 81st wedding anniversary. According to Reuters, John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, leaving their Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Conn. for New York City to start a new life together in order to thwart Ann’s father’s plan of marrying her to a man 20 years her elder. She was 17 years old and John was 21. “Everyone was hopping mad, and my wife’s aunt consoled my father-in-law by telling him not to worry, the marriage won’t last,” said John, who is now 102.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloons – The Early Years [pics]

Wired presents 18 photos of the balloons from the early days of Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – about 75 years ago.

See all the pictures HERE


Anticipating A Thanksgiving Feast? Come Back To Reality With The School Lunch Blog

As most Americans are anticipating an incredible feast of Thanksgiving turkey tomorrow, I must bring you back down to earth with  Fed Up, the school lunch blog. It features pictures of some of the worst stuff served in school cafeterias – yummmmm!

Eat it up HERE


First Ever “Selfie” From 1839

585px-RobertCornelius-sAccording to –

The image in question was taken in 1839 by an amateur chemist and photography enthusiast from Philadelphia named Robert Cornelius. Cornelius had set his camera up at the back of the family store in Philadelphia. He took the image by removing the lens cap and then running into frame where he sat for a minute before covering up the lens again. On the back he wrote “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.”

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Here’s a lightly-Photoshopped black & white version

Smart Glasses Let Nurses See Veins Through Skin

xspecs-lgFinally, X-ray Specs are a reality!

According to ComputerWorld –

Epson and Evena Medical today unveiled smart glasses that allow nurses at the bedside to see “through” a patient’s skin to the vasculature beneath. The companies claim the new Eyes-On Glasses System technology makes even hard-to-locate veins easy to find for intravenous placement. The Eyes-On Glasses System allows nurses to “see” veins beneath the surface of the skin. The Eyes-On Glasses System is based on Epson’s Moverio Smart Glasses Technology, an Android-based, see-through wearable display launched earlier this year that allows users to interact with apps and games.

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Artist Drops Stones Into Paint To Create Flowers [pics]

Orchid_sWired reports –

Fabian Oefner is a night owl, but that’s mostly by necessity. The Switzerland-based artist does most of his work after dark, long after the sunshine stops streaming into the big windows of his studio. This is when he’s finally able to capture some truly magical moments. Oefner is best known for his brightly colored paint experiments that make invisible natural forces like gravity, air pressure and centrifugal force visible.

See all the pics and a video of the artist HERE.



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