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.

 

CZAPPA: A Conversation on Art and TV Repair [video]

Russia’s Abandoned Space Shuttle Facility [pics]

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In the 1980s, the Soviet Union wanted to challenge the US space shuttle program with one one their own. The Russian shuttles made only one orbital flight in 1988, before being cancelled. The condition of the abandoned facility can be seen in these photos.

Wikipedia page about the Buran space shuttle

Photos HERE

Save Me! GodFinder.org

 

-family-guy-godDissatisfied with your current deity, or going through life without any god?  GodFinder.org may be just what you need. It is simply a list of about 5000 gods, with a brief description of each. Past and present favorite deities are included, but most of these gods are obscure and forgotten. It starts with A (yes, A is the name of a moon goddess from Babylonia/Chaldea) to Zywie (a goddess of health & healing from Poland). Considering all of the possibilities has never been easier – just don’t choose the wrong one.

Go to GodFinder.org.

Fun With Statues [pics]

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Here’s a small collection of photos of people interacting with statues.

Very funny. Check them out HERE.

World’s Oldest Bottle Of Wine

Speyer-wine-bottleFrom Wikipedia –

The Speyer wine bottle is a bottle of liquid, most probably wine, originally found near Speyer, in Germany, in 1867, and has been called the world’s “oldest existing bottle of wine”. The bottle has been dated at 325 AD. and it is believed to be the oldest unopened bottle of wine in the world.

Continue reading HERE.

 

 


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