Posts Tagged 'Sweden'



Narrowest Streets in the World

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According to AmusingPlanet.com –

At what point does a street cease to be a street? According to the Guinness Book of Records, the narrowest street in the world is located in the old town of Reutlingen, in Germany. It is actually a narrow alley, called Spreuerhofstraße, between two closely built houses. The “street” is only 31 centimeters wide at its narrowest point and 40 centimeters wide on the average. The street isn’t particularly long either — just 3.8 meters. But since it is located on municipal land, the folks of Reutlingen insist it’s a public street.

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100 Year Old Photos Colorized

sanna-sSanna Dullaway does some of the best colorization of old photographs that I have seen. Her colors are both natural-looking and vivid. Just incredible!

See examples of her work HERE.

Sanna’s website HERE.

 

Photos Of An Old Forgotten Auto Scrap Yard In Sweden

BuzzFeed published some interesting photos of an abandoned Swedish junkyard.

See all the pics HERE.

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5 Dates You Won’t Find On Your Calendar

feb1712-sAn article by Mental_floss lists 5 very unusual dates, that you may have never heard of. January 0 is still used occasionally; and there was once a February 30th.- in 1712 and only in Sweden.

Read all about it HERE.

 

File Sharing Is Now an Official Religion In Sweden

According to Gizmodo –

Rejoice, brothers! File sharing is now an official religion in Sweden. For real. It took two years, but it’s done: it’s called the Missionary Church of Kopimism and has Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V as its sacred symbols. Founded in 2010 by philosophy student Isak Gerson, the 3,000-member Missionary Church of Kopimism was created to avoid legal persecution.

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Swedish Tinkerer Tries To Make Nuclear Reactor At Home

The WashingtonPost reports –

STOCKHOLM — A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen said Wednesday he was only doing it as a hobby. Richard Handl told The Associated Press that he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment in southern Sweden when police showed up and arrested him on charges of unauthorized possession of nuclear material. The 31-year-old Handl said he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home and kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove. Only later did he realize it might not be legal and sent a question to Sweden’s Radiation Authority, which answered by sending the police. “I have always been interested in physics and chemistry,” Handl said, adding he just wanted to “see if it’s possible to split atoms at home.”

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Sea Urchins Have No Eyes – See With Their Entire Body

According to ScienceDaily –

Many animals have eyes that are incredibly complex — others manage without. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have shown that sea urchins see with their entire body despite having no eyes at all. The study has been published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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