Archive for October, 2014

Your iPhone Is Haunted [comic]

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So You Want A New Bicycle And Have $11,000 Burning A Hole In Your Pocket

Pininfarina_bike-sFrom TheVerge –

Pininfarina is best known as Ferrari’s frequent collaborator, but the Italian design firm sketches a lot of other things, too — take the Pininfarina Fuoriserie, for instance, a bicycle that’s just a little fancier than your average fixie. Much of the steel frame is concealed with a walnut wood coating, for instance; the handlebars and seat are covered with a woven leather pattern. It’s beautiful, particularly with the combination of wood and bare metal on the frame that gives the Fuoriserie a bit of a retro-future feel. Only 30 will be made, which is probably just as well: the bike starts at €6,000 (about $7,500) and goes as high as €9,000 ($11,300) with electric motor assist. It’s built in collaboration with Italian manufacturer 43 Milano, which specializes in high-end bikes.

Check out photos of the bike HERE.

 

Rejected Halloween Cards

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ShoeboxBlog published a few rejected Halloween card sentiments HERE.

 

Fire Painter [video]

Ahhh . . . The Smell Of Success [comic]

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Humanity Sniffs Its First Comet – It Stinks!

smelly-1According to ExtremeTech –

It turns out that comet 67P, the comet that is currently being stalked by the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, stinks. If you just so happened to be in whiff range of the comet, you would be treated to a fantastic “perfume” (the ESA’s words, not mine) that smells like a combination of rotten eggs and cat (or horse) urine, with a soupçon of stale alcohol and suffocating formaldehyde thrown in for good measure. In the words of the ESA, “If you could smell the comet, you would probably wish that you hadn’t.”

Continue reading HERE.

 

A Marble Quarry In Northwest Italy [video]

Passive-Aggressive Cakes – And Some Just Aggressive

heartcake-sBuzzFeed presented a collection of bad, bad cakes.

See them all HERE.

 

Photos Of The Worlds Largest Ship Under Construction

Maersk-Triple-E-sThis blog has photos of a Maersk Triple E ship being built in South Korea. Twenty of these container ships are scheduled to be produced by 2015. Triple E can carry 18,000 containers – 11 layers tall inside and 10 layers tall above deck.

Read about it HERE.

 

Incredibly Interesting Stuff About 15 English Words

Books-sAccording to Mental_floss –

Let’s face it, some words are a lot more interesting than others. But then again, some words are secretly interesting—they might seem straightforward on the surface, but hidden behind them is some remarkable quirk or bizarre piece of trivia that sets them apart. Check out fifteen examples of words that are a lot more interesting than they seem.

Find out what is unusual about eighty-eight, happenchance, and more HERE.

 

Chill Out – Background Noise Generator

chillinEveryone needs to relax and chill out sometimes. Soundrown is an online noise generator, that allows you to choose among and mix 10 different soothing sounds. I found the mix of birds and fountain particularly nice.

Go to Soundrown HERE.

 

Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

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From Popular Science –

When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, turquoise, blue,” she said. “It’s like a mosaic of color.” Antico doesn’t just perceive these colors because she’s an artist who paints in the impressionist style. She’s also a tetrachromat, which means that she has more receptors in her eyes to absorb color. The difference lies in Antico’s cones, structures in the eyes that are calibrated to absorb particular wavelengths of light and transmit them to the brain. The average person has three cones, which enables him to see about one million colors. But Antico has four cones, so her eyes are capable of picking up dimensions and nuances of color—an estimated 100 million of them—that the average person cannot. “It’s shocking to me how little color people are seeing,” she said.

Continue reading HERE.

 


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