Archive for January, 2015
Tags: 1718, antique Medical Equipment, Blackbeard, clyster pump, health care, medical instrument, medicine, North Carolina, pirate, pirate ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, sailing ship, ship wreck, urethral syringe
Blackbeard, the world’s most famous pirate, lost his flagship in 1718 when the ship ran aground on a sandbar in North Carolina. But in 1996, the wreck of the Queen Anne’s Revenge was rediscovered, and archaeologists began excavating the ship. Since then, the excavation project has revealed that the ship contained many medical instruments of the day, hinting that Blackbeard put great effort into keeping his crew healthy.
Tags: 3d printing, architecture, China, MakerBot, residential building, Shanghai, WinSun
Nearly a year ago Shanghai-based manufacturing company WinSun announced the successful development of 10 houses in only 24 hours using a 3D printer. They weren’t the best looking houses, given their simplicity, but it marked a turning point for the 3D printing market, transitioning itself from being an industry of small items to the industry of architecture. From then on, everyone knew that 3D printers would change the world.
Several months later, WinSun returns with their latest success story for both architecture and 3D printers alike: the development of an 1,100 square meter (11,840 square foot) villa and a five-story residential building!
Tags: diving, dog, fetch, funny, humor, man's best friend, Monday, Murphy's law, pet, video, wildlife
Tags: fish gelatin, Fish In Yogurt, kosher gelatin, Müller, Müller frütUp, Müller fruitUp, nutrition facts, nutrition label, Peach-Passion fruit yogurt, Quaker, tilapia, wtf, yogurt
Earlier this week, I purchased a brand of yogurt that I had never eaten before – Müller frütUp. The Peach-Passion fruit flavor sounded good, so I bought it. It was indeed tasty and after eating about half, I read the nutrition label – Oh Oh. Everything was normal until I got to the end of the nutrition information. There it was – they even highlighted it – “CONTAINS: MILK, TILAPIA (FISH)”. What?!?! I was taken aback, but I finished the cup. Did I mention it was very tasty? A quick trip to the Müller site revealed that “We use kosher gelatin from tilapia to maintain the light and airy texture of the fruit mousse.” I feel better now, and I will buy it again, because it was quite tasty.
Tags: clock, colorist, colourist, HTML color code, internet time, timepiece, web dev, web developer, web master, webmaster, wed design