Archive for January, 2017

Band Of 1000 Plays ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ [video]

That Time When A Healthy-Eating Advocate Died On Dick Cavett’s Show

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According to Mental_floss –

The name Jerome Rodale doesn’t have the same resonance today that it once did. At one time, the man media dubbed “Mr. Organic” was one of the most famous health advocates in the country, urging consumers to ignore the store aisles of increasingly processed food and to eat as many natural, whole foods as possible.

… Rodale was as advertised, and the two spent 30 minutes of Cavett’s 90-minute running time exploring Rodale’s plans to live to be 100.

…When Hamill came out, Rodale made room and shifted to another seat. After a few minutes, he appeared to lose consciousness. Though Cavett doesn’t recall it, he’s been told some people remember him asking Rodale if they were boring him.

Once Cavett realized what was happening, he began to shout for a doctor in the audience. Two medical interns rushed the stage, attending to a now-prostrate Rodale

Mental_floss report HERE.

Wikipedia page about Mr. Rodale HERE.

A Short History Of Comic Sans [video]

 

Japan Tries To Dumb Down Toilets For Foreigners

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According to TheVerge –

The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association, a consortium of companies producing plumbing products including Toto, Panasonic, and Toshiba, has agreed to unify the iconography used on the often baffling control panels for Japanese toilets. The decision was made in response to foreign tourists who say they’re often unable to understand the controls, which operate features often not found on Western toilets such as bidets and warm air drying.

Continue reading HERE.

 

The Swimming Pigs Of The Bahamas [video]

 

Even You Can Become A Citizen Of Asgardia

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According to their web site –

Asgardia is a fully-fledged and independent nation, and a future member of the United Nations – with all the attributes this status entails: a government and embassies, a flag, a national anthem and insignia, and so on. Asgardia’s philosophical envelope is to ‘digitalise’ the Noosphere, creating a mirror of humanity in space but without Earthly division into states, religions and nations. In Asgardia we are all just Earthlings!

Apparently, this ‘space nation’ will exist on one, or more satellites, but no one will actually travel to space.(?) You can apply for citizenship HERE. If you are willing to give up a little personal info (name, birthdate, city and country), you will be assigned a Citizen ID number and a certificate suitable for printing.

 

 

Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist

Arctic Apples – They Won’t Brown When Sliced

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Arctic Apples will apparently be reaching stores in early 2017 – in very limited locations in the US Midwest (the company is located in Canada). Their web site reports –

Arctic® apples aren’t slow browning. They aren’t low browning. They’re nonbrowning! By silencing the enzyme that causes apples to brown when bitten, sliced or bruised popular apple varieties like Golden Delicious and Granny Smith can be enhanced with the Arctic Advantage. Our goal? To help consumers eat more apples by making them more convenient, and reducing food waste while we’re at it! Discover our types of apples.

Learn more on their sites HERE and HERE.

 

Popping Popcorn In Ultra Slow Motion [video]

 

Victory Through Coffee

In praise of coffee, by Shoebox.

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In praise of coffee, by Shoebox.

 

 

How To Wash A Car With A Baby [video]

 

15 Facts About Maggots

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From mental_floss –

Few things trigger revulsion like the sight of maggots writhing through rotting food or decomposing road kill. But maggots, which are the larval stage of flies and other related insects, are actually one of nature’s unsung heroes. Along with bacteria and other insects, they quickly break down dead things. Maggots provide other beneficial services as well, from helping solve crimes to healing wounds.

Continue reading HERE.

 

 


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