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    Post  mudra on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 am

    So this is how the Ships are moved from ground to the water!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIuqhNEqIiM


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    Skutjsesilen Friesland, a contest of old sailing boats in the North of Holland

    Post  B.B.Baghor on Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:57 am

    And this is how my Frisian ancestors use to have a yearly contest in the watery North W. of Holland.
    The entire event is a pleasant comradery and every home is welcoming guests to stay overnight.




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    Elfstedentocht skating contest on the same water

    Post  B.B.Baghor on Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:21 pm

    And... if I may show off my ancestors traditions one more time... this is how the same water is the location for the "Elfstedentocht" which means "a track connecting 11 villages" The first was organized in 1919. We're used to say "Frisian people are thawing at minus 15 degrees Celsius" because of this ice fever.  Brrr 

    A huge group of skaters starts at dawn and arrives at the finish when it's dark. These last 10 years we didn't have a chance to enjoy this event. Still, in 2014, we Dutchies manage to go home with the top 3 positions in skating at the Olympic games in Russia. I guess it's in our genes by now...  championship I mean, not the ice.. ha ha!  The Winner  geek 





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    Post  mudra on Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:27 pm

    That's great B.B
    Much fun in this  Cheerful 

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    Henry Ford spent more than a decade researching and building his Model T car? This was in the 1940′s, it was completely made from hemp. This car was 10 times stronger than steel and was also designed to run off of hemp bio-fuel! Whatever happened to this idea?

    Read more about that:  Arrow http://higherperspective.com/2014/02/car-driving-henry-fords-suppressed-hemp-car.html

    Henry Ford Hemp Plastic Car

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryO2JLzFPTY


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    Post  bobhardee on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:14 pm

    Get a load of this: The area near where I live has been designated ad first Dark Sky Park in the Southeast.

    By: International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)

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    The summer Milky Way above Blue Ridge Observatory & Star Park. Image credit: Todd Bush
    Feb. 24, 2014 - The Appalachian Mountains of have stood as silent witnesses to the uninterrupted rain of starlight for nearly a half-billion years, but artificial light now threatens this nightly show. In honor of notable local efforts to preserve the natural nighttime landscape of North Carolina, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announced today it has designated the first International Dark Sky Park in the southeastern United States.

    In recognizing the Blue Ridge Observatory and Star Park, IDA is pleased to acknowledge the work of Mayland Community College (MCC) in preserving a threatened dark-sky location while advancing its educational mission and vision of bringing the experience of primeval night to locals and visitors alike.

    "While it is one of the smaller parks in our program, we expect Blue Ridge Observatory and Star Park to make a big splash as a Silver-tier International Dark-Sky Park," said IDA Executive Director Bob Parks.

    The Blue Ridge Observatory and Star Park is situated six miles west of Spruce Pine, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The six-acre (2.4-hectare) site, surrounded by rugged mountain terrain and the Pisgah National Forest, is owned by Yancey County (NC) and managed by MCC. It is located on the same property as the EnergyXchange, a project in which methane waste gas emitted by an old landfill heats horticultural greenhouses and artists' studios.

    Jon Wilmesherr, MCC Director of Learning Resources Center and Distance Education who led the effort to secure the IDA award, is optimistic that the Star Park will serve as a model for land management by colleges and universities. "I hope other educational institutions will consider the benefits of sponsoring an IDA star park, where the demonstration of lighting conservation can lead visitors to a better understanding of the urgent need for the preservation of the natural night sky," Wilmesherr said
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    Post  Mercuriel on Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:42 pm

    Very cool - Congratz...

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    Post  mudra on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:22 pm

    Potato Pipes: Chinese Brothers Make Music from Vegetables

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    Post  Jenetta on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:47 am

    I wish my cat would do the same without the smell cat 


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    Post  mudra on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:44 pm

    Make It Wearable | Episode 1: Human Communication

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0iPNr-142Q


    Make It Wearable | Episode 2: Human Health

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2l3e1oNwUU


    Make It Wearable | Episode 3: Human Expression

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0oAjYsgf7g


    Make It Wearable | Episode 4: Becoming Superhuman


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyx0SwNlpPw


    Make It Wearable | Episode 5: Daily Life


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb6Fr50CBJI


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    Post  mudra on Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:11 pm

    A fore-edge painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book. The painting is not visible when the book is closed. In order to view the painting, the leaves of the book must be fanned, exposing the edges of the pages and thereby the painting.

    Amazing fore edge painting

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNjFlGKIYVg


    Fore Edge Books


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMXRDrQIgVQ


    The books in this video are housed in Special Collections storage at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.

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    Post  mudra on Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:53 pm

    Rare Bees Make Flower-Mud "Sandwiches"



    Flower Sandwich
    Photograph courtesy J.G. Rozen, AMNH

    What appears to be part of a spring wedding bouquet is actually a nest for a rare species of solitary bee, a new study says.

    Called a "flower sandwich," the three-tiered arrangement consists of a thin layer of petals on the outside, then a layer of mud, and finally another layer of petals lining the inside of the chamber, according to study leader Jerome Rozen, a curator of invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

    At the core of the sandwich is the bee's larva, which feasts on nectar and pollen deposited inside the chamber by its parent before the egg is laid and the nest is sealed. (Related: "Bees Like It Hot: Pollinators Prefer Warm Flowers, Study Reveals.")

    The colorful nesting behavior of the Osmia avosetta bees was discovered on the same day by teams in Turkey and Iran, where the insects are mostly found.

    The teams jointly described the behavior in the February 2010 edition of the journal American Museum Novitates.

    —John Roach

    Read on :  Arrow http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/05/photogalleries/100510-bees-flower-sandwich-nests-pictures/#/bees-flower-nests-sandwich-purple_20050_600x450.jpg

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    Post  mudra on Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:04 pm

    how its made s9 ep4- Carved Candles

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    Post  mudra on Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:41 am

    The Forgotten Giant Arrows that Guide you Across America


    If you’re ever really lost on a road trip across America, and I’m talking really lost (let’s say the battery on your smartphone just died along with that compass application you downloaded for situations just like this), perhaps you might be lucky enough to find yourself next to one of the giant 70 foot concrete arrows that point your way across the country, left behind by a forgotten age of US mail delivery.

    Certainly a peculiar site to come across in the middle of nowhere, 50 foot, possibly 70 foot long, with weeds crawling through its concrete cracks, abandoned long ago by whoever put it there. This arrow may point your way out of the desert but it’s also pointing to the past.

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    Long before the days of radio (and those convenient little smartphone applications), the US Postal service began a cross-country air mail service using army war surplus planes from World War I, many piloted by former army flyers. To get the planes and everybody’s mail safely across the country by air, the postman was going to need a little help.



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    Post  mudra on Sat May 24, 2014 12:01 pm

    Incredible space stone seems like it has a nebula trapped inside



    This is just a stone. Not a photo of a stone with a Hubble Space Telescope image pasted over it. Not a hologram made inside some piece of glass. Not a portal to another dimension. Just a stone. It's like a some spacetime wizard captured a piece of the Universe and trapped it inside.

    The stone is an opal. A "very fine American contraluz opal found" in Opal Butte, Oregon, according to Bonhams, the auction house that sold it last May for around $20,000. Their description says that the 4.6 x 4.4 x 1-centimeter gemstone is a "clear, transparent crystal body having a fine, firey play-of-color that is gem quality. The piece has a botryoidal jasper formation which forms a unique inclusion."

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    The Estonian Song Celebration (Laulupidu) is a unique event, which every five years brings together a huge choir of 25,000 people for a weekend in July. More than 100,000 spectators enjoy the concerts and sing along to the most popular songs.


    The festivals have become the main anchor of Estonian identity. Twice the song celebrations have led to Estonia’s independence. In the 19th century, the choirs and song celebrations were at the core of the national awakening of Estonian peasants, who discovered the value of their own language and cultural heritage through singing. The national awakening and establishment of identity led to Estonian independence in 1918. After WWII, during the Soviet occupation, the song celebrations helped keep the national identity alive. In 1988, several hundred thousand people gathered at the Song Festival grounds and sang for freedom for many days and nights. The Singing Revolution helped end the Soviet rule and indirectly led to Estonia’s independence once again in 1991.

    The Estonian Song Celebration 2014 is the twenty-sixth of its kind. The timeline below highlights the most important instances of this unique Estonian tradition.Estonian Song Celebration timeline

    http://estonianworld.com/culture/estonian-song-celebration-timeline/

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    Post  mudra on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:14 am

    Residents of Rio de Janeiro Take to the Rooftops to Battle with Kites



    For many of us, the idea of flying a kite involves stopping by a convenience store to purchase an inexpensive plastic kite emblazoned with a movie character, and heading over to the local park to launch it into the sky where it’s promptly swallowed by a tree. But for residents living in the crowded favelas of Rio de Janeiro, where resources and park space is scarce, flying kites is do or die. People of all ages take to the rooftops to fight with homemade kites using strings coated with wax and powdered glass in an attempt to cut the strings of competitors. Entire battles are fought between neighboring “turfs,” where real life conflicts between people and neighborhoods are settled through kite wars.

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    Post  mudra on Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:04 pm

    Defeat Dishonest Baggage Handlers

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    Post  mudra on Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:04 pm

    Industry-Wide Use of Meat Glue Sticks Together Scraps of Meat To Sell You Prime Cuts

    Did you know your meats contain meat glue? Just one more way food producers can sell more, while lowering the quality of what you consume. If it’s so harmless and miraculous, why didn’t we know about it before? It’s not on labels because technically it is not part of formulation of the product. That’s a giant stretch. It is not harmless…and yes, you are actually ingesting it all the time!

    It creates a type of franken-meat in that it allows butchers to use the undetectable glue to piece together scraps of meat into a seamless full meat cut. England banned use of Thrombin coagulant last year. They found it mislead consumers to think they are getting a prime cut for their money, and also the original glue was made from cow and pig blood, something they didn’t think was wise in restaurant meats.

    When multiple pieces are globbed together, bacteria have a better chance of growth. “If there is a bacteria outbreak, it’s much harder to figure out the source when chunks of meat from multiple cows were combined,” said Keith Warriner who teaches food science at University of Guelph.

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    Meat glue secrets

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    A 19th Century Telephone Network Covered Stockholm in Thousands of Phone Lines



    In the late 19th century, shortly after the patent of the telephone, the race was on to connect everyone to the phone grid. However, due to technical limitations of the earliest phone lines, every telephone required its own physical line strung between a house or business to a phone exchange where the call was manually connected by a live operator. The somewhat quixotic result of so many individual lines was the construction of elaborate and unsightly towers that carried hundreds to thousands of phone lines through the air.

    In Stockholm, Sweden, the central telephone exchange was the Telefontornet, a giant tower designed around 1890 that connected some 5,000 lines which sprawled in every direction across the city. Just by looking at historical photos it’s easy to recognize the absurdity and danger of the whole endeavor, especially during the winter months. Everything that could possibly go wrong did. From high winds to ice storms and fires, the network was extremely vulnerable to the elements. Luckily, phone networks evolved so rapidly that by 1913 the Telefontornet was completely decommissioned in favor of much simpler technology. The remaining shell stood as a landmark until it too caught fire in 1953 and was torn down.

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    Bone Music: How Banned Western Music in the Soviet Union Was Printed on Repurposed X-Ray Records



    If you asked me when the history of bootleg music began, I would have assumed it arrived with the invention of the cassette tape, something small, inexpensive and portable that was easily duplicated in any garage from deck A to deck B. In reality, widespread bootlegging dates back even further, to the 1950s in the Soviet Union where music lovers, desperate for banned Western tunes, devised an ingenious way to print their own records. The only problem was the scarcity of vinyl.
    Desperate times called for desperate measures. With the aid of a special device, people started pressing banned jazz and rock n’ roll music on thick radiographs scavenged from the dumpsters of hospitals. X-rays were plentiful (not to mention cheap), and while the records could only be pressed on a single side, the music they produced using a standard turntable was passable. The recordings even had a catchy name: bone music. From an interview with author Anya von Bremzen via NPR:
    “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole. You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan—forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”

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    Post  mudra on Thu May 07, 2015 3:46 pm

    'The Writer' Automaton
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    The Writer Automaton A 240 year old doll that can write, a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz. Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790) was a Swiss-born watchmaker of the late eighteenth century.

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    From Clay to Mosaics

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