Archive for October, 2016

Jack O’Lanterns Originated From Irish Turnips

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AtlasObscura reported –

According to English Heritage, which manages over 400 of England’s historic buildings, monuments and sites, jack-o’-lanterns originated in Ireland, “where people have been carving turnips and other root vegetables for centuries, to ward off evil spirits.” Irish legend holds there was an actual man named Jack, who was “cursed to spend all of time roaming the earth with only a burning coal (inside a carved out turnip) to light the way, as his punishment for trying to trick the devil.”

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Time Warp – Halloween Light Show 2016 [video]

The Masters of Mini Golf [video]

Cockroach Milk – The Next Superfood?

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According to NaturalSociety.com –

Most cockroaches lay eggs, but the Pacific beetle cockroach gives birth to live young. They also produce food for their offspring, containing tiny protein crystals. Baby cockroaches are fed a liquid substance loaded with fats, sugars, and proteins. For all intents and purposes, this liquid is cockroach milk. As it turns out, cockroach milk is among the most nutritious and highly caloric substances on earth. In fact, pound-for-pound, cockroach milk crystals contain 3 times more energy than buffalo milk, an analysis by Ramaswamy and his colleagues found.

Continue reading and view video HERE.

Arcosanti – A Different Way To Live [video]

23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

BuzzFeed published an excellent set of current, newsworthy photos.

See all of them HERE.

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See all of them HERE.

 

Atlas V OSIRIS-REx Launch [video]

Silkworms Spin Super-Silk after Eating Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene

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Scientific American reports –

Silk—the stuff of lustrous, glamorous clothing—is very strong. Researchers now report a clever way to make the gossamer threads even stronger and tougher: by feeding silkworms graphene or single-walled carbon nanotubes. The reinforced silk produced by the silkworms could be used in applications such as durable protective fabrics, biodegradable medical implants, and ecofriendly wearable electronics, they say.

Continue reading HERE.

Bike Path In Poland Glows Blue

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According to TechCrunch –

The path is made of a light-emitting material that charges in the sun and can glow for up to 10 hours in the dark, bathing cyclists in a calming blue glow. The lane uses luminophores – chemicals that “ingest” light – to keep the bike path nicely lit at night. They chose blue to “match the Mazurian landscape” where lakes abound. You can read a bit more at Gazeta Wyborcza if your Polish isn’t too rusty or you can just bask in the cold beauty of a glowing bike lane in deepest Poland.

Continue reading HERE.

Nuclear Bunker Preserving Movie History [video]

Sleeping With The Fishes – Underwater Burial At Neptune Memorial Reef

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According to Slate –

Conceived as a living reef and modeled after the lost city of Atlantis, the Neptune Memorial Reef was created by cremation-services provider the Neptune Society. Anyone wishing to bury their loved one at the city can hand over the cremated remains—in person or by mail—to be mixed with cement and sand, poured into a shell- or starfish-shaped mold, and added to the reef. Family members are welcome to participate in the process, either by scuba diving or watching from a boat above. Post-burial, they may visit the reef at any time for free.

Continue reading Slate’s article HERE.

Neptune Memorial Reef site HERE.

Making Traditional Suomian Noodles [video]


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