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Toothache


If you heroically browse through the medical manuscripts and loose illustrations of the small shops in the Istanbul book bazaar, you will wander through more circles of hell than Dante...

iPhone in a 1937 painting - and in an 1860 painting. And 1918.


Image cropped for size from the original at Vice's Motherboard, where the painting is discussed. Reposted to add this image (cropped for emphasis) from “The Expected One,” an 1860 work by Austrian painter Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller: Discussed (and explained) at Vice's Motherboard.

Nuts

I think the technology shown here is similar to how some golf ball pickers work at driving ranges.  What's really cool is how the collecting chambers are emptied at the end.

Plastics contaminating benthic sea creatures


The photo above shows a translucent arrow worm with a blue plastic fiber in its digestive tract. The study, led by academics at Newcastle University, found animals from trenches across the Pacific Ocean were contaminated with fibres that probably originated from plastic bottles, packaging and synthetic clothes...

Moonlight tower


A moonlight tower or moontower is a lighting structure designed to illuminate areas of a town or city at night.

Concierto de Aranjuez (Joaquin Rodrigo)

"Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, 1st Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez... commonly known as Joaquín Rodrigo, was a Spanish composer and a virtuoso pianist.

"Hora staccato" (Grigoras Dinicu)

I've heard this piece many times, probably as background music, but can't cite any specific examples.

Ummm....no. But good try.


 Via

"Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight and the Pips

YouTube link.  It started out as "The Midnight Plane to Houston," inspired by a chance comment by Farrah Fawcett, who was flying home to visit her parents.

Divertimento #139


This is how the 1% fly. Why the names on movie posters don't match the pictures above them (video). More treasures recovered from the antikythera shipwreck (bronze sculptures).  "The bronze recycling industry was huge in classical times and later in the medieval period, leading to the destruction of countless statues and other artefacts that would be priceless today.

This is a terrible name for a product


Posted for the entertainment of my cousin Kathy in SLC. Via

In the cheese shop...

Customer: Cheshire? Wenslydale: No. Customer: Dorset Bluveny? Wenslydale: No. Customer: Brie, Roquefort, Pol le Veq, Port Salut, Savoy Aire, Saint Paulin, Carrier de lest, Bres Bleu, Bruson?

iPhone in a 1937 painting - and in an 1860 painting


Image cropped for size from the original at Vice's Motherboard, where the painting is discussed. Reposted to add this image (cropped for emphasis) from “The Expected One,” an 1860 work by Austrian painter Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller: Discussed (and explained) at Vice's Motherboard.

Fatwood


Fatwood, also known as "fat lighter,"... "pine knot," "lighter knot," "heart pine"... is derived from the heartwood of pine trees.

Trailer for "The Post"

"Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S.

Equifax sells your salary history

As reported by NBC News: The Equifax credit reporting agency, with the aid of thousands of human resource departments around the country, has assembled what may be the most powerful and thorough private database of Americans’ personal information ever created, containing 190 million employment and salary records covering more than one-third of U.S.

Impressive "dead spot" on a tennis court

The original video of the televised 2011 tennis match is here.  The science was discussed on All Things Considered.

Carfentanil - "A dose as small as a grain of sand can kill you"

From a report in The Guardian: Developed in the 1970s as a tranquilizer for large animals such as elephants and bears, the synthetic opioid has also been studied as a potential chemical weapon by countries including the US, China and Israel.

Adaptive glasses for colorblind people

There are several compilation videos of people receiving Enchroma glasses and seeing color for the first time (here, here, and in their sidebars).

Rope art


The artist is Janaina Mello Landini


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