Archive for December, 2017

The Worst Gadgets of 2017

Engadget reports –

2017 was not a great year, to say the least. And it wasn’t just the weekly political dramas, sexual harassment scandals or a massive security breach that affected nearly half the population that had us down. There was also a slew of terrible consumer devices that sullied our mood this year. Before we say goodbye to them, though, let’s relive the horror one last time. Here’s hoping that 2018 brings us better gadgets than this sorry lot.

Continue reading HERE.

UK’s Last Standing Leech House

According to Atlas Obscura –

The Georgian Bedale Leech House in Bedale, North Yorkshire is the last standing leech house in the United Kingdom. It was constructed to keep them alive, fresh, and hungry for blood while they waited for druggists or doctors to use them for bloodletting.

Continue reading HERE.

A Nacho Chip So Hot They’re Packaged Individually

Paqui makes tortilla chips so incredibly hot that they sell them in packages of one, single, solitary chip. They come packaged in a little cardboard coffin. Unfortunately (fortunately?) they’re sold out until Fall 2018.

Meet Betty Reid Soskin, the Oldest Park Ranger

From Mental Floss –

There’s no age limit for enjoying the outdoors, switching careers, or speaking out against injustice—and Betty Reid Soskin is living proof. As Travel + Leisure reports, the 96-year-old California resident is the nation’s oldest active national park ranger, a late-in-life vocation she embarked on just over a decade ago.

Continue reading an watch a video HERE.

Biggest and Best Tech Stories of 2017

MakeUseOf presents the top technology news stories of 2017. Spoiler alert – it’s not all Apple.

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The Year In Pictures by NBC News

Go to the photos

Go to the photos

Relativity Explained By Teenager [video]

Virtual Spirograph – Feel Like A Kid Again

Visit Inspirograph to play with a free online Spirograph. It is very faithful to the original version, but without the stickpins to secure the wheels to the cardboard mat.

Surprising Plant Helps Kenyan Farmers Prosper [video]

The Week In Pictures

NBC News presents some of the best photos of last week.

 

After WWII, Medical Stretchers Were Made Into Fences In London

According to The Telegraph –

On numerous housing estates throughout London, the rows of black steel and mesh railings guarding red brick mansion blocks appear, at first glance, little more than a quirk of post-war architectural design.

However, unbeknown to thousands of passersby each day, those sometimes rusting or buckled fences were in fact the emergency stretchers that helped to save the lives of those injured during the Blitz.

Continue reading HERE.

Nat Geo’s ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’

Digg reported –

2017 was a rough year in a lot of ways, but if National Geographic’s annual nature photographer of the year contest is any indication, it was a stellar year for observing the beauty of nature through a camera lens.

See a few of the pics HERE.


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