Archive for June, 2015

Bangladeshi Ship Breakers [pics]

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Just a few photos of large ships being disassembled for scrap on the coast of Bangladesh. The working conditions seem brutal.

Check out the ship breakers HERE.

 

Lucky Iron Fish – Unorthodox Cure For Anemia

Lucky_Iron_FishWired reports –

It looks like a trinket a tourist might pick up as a quaint souvenir, but this fish has the power to cure anemia. Called the Lucky Iron Fish, the three-inch-long piece of metal functions like a nutritional supplement, only instead of swallowing it, you add it to a simmering pot of food for ten minutes. Doing that can increase the iron content in the diets of users in places like Cambodia, where roughly half of the population suffered from iron-deficiency anemia before Lucky Iron Fish was introduced. The fish just won this year’s Cannes Lion Grand Prix in product design.

Continue reading HERE.

Contribute to the effort HERE.

The Voracious Pitcher Plant [video]

World Class Trolling – ‘Welcome to Cleveland’

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The Journal Sentinal reported –

For 27 years it’s been up there on the flat roof of Mark Gubin’s building in the flight path of Mitchell International Airport. A sign painted in letters 6 feet tall tells people arriving here by air: “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND.”

The trolling part? The sign is actually located 400 miles from Cleveland, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Continue reading HERE.

OMG – NASA’s Original Operator’s Manual For The Lunar Rover

 

LRV-sNASA has a pdf of the original Lunar Roving Vehicle Operations Manual. It covers operation and maintenance of the vehicles that the Apollo astronauts drove on the moon. Very cool!

See the 200+ page pdf HERE.

Taxidermy’s Best in Show [video]

How Advertising Has Changed – Inappropriate Vintage Ads For Children

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AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com published a great collection of old adverts that display a different outlook towards children and a cavalier attitude about their safety.

Check out all the ads HERE.

 


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