Daily Archives: 13 June 13, 2007

Prison chapel books being removed

NEW YORK – Inmates at the federal prison camp in Otisville, N.Y., were stunned by what they saw at the chapel library on Memorial Day – hundreds of books had disappeared from the shelves. The removal of books is occurring … Continue reading

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Water Is Basic

The other day I made a post about fine bottled waters of the world.   One person commented by posting a link to an image of an African boy getting water from a well, which reminded me of a program my … Continue reading

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How to unshrink wool

1. Place the wool item in a sink full of warm water. 2. Soak for 10 minutes. 3. Remove the item and squeeze out excess water. 4. Let dry on a towel. 5. Carefully stretch and pull the item back … Continue reading

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19th-Century Weapon Found in Whale

This photo released by the New Bedford Whaling Museum shows the tip of the bomb lance fragment, patented in 1879, that was removed from the neck of a bowhead whale captured at Barrow, Alaska, in May 2007. Link

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In case you ever wondered

Can you open an airliner emergency door while the plane is in mid-air? Here’s your answer.

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Apple and Microsoft Fonts

Apple and Microsoft have always disagreed in how to display fonts on computer displays. Today, both companies are using sub-pixel rendering to coax sharper-looking fonts out of typical low resolution screens. Where they differ is in philosophy. Apple generally believes … Continue reading

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Sin eaters and sin eating – Freeing the dead from their sins

Sin eaters and the custom of sin eating seem to come from Wales. Early descriptions of the ritual all mention the bread eaten over the corpse, as well as the payment of sixpence to the person assuming the sins of … Continue reading

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Glow Fur

This site was developed to bring the world this most fashionable wearable art. Unlike anything you have seen before, the original GlowFurâ„¢ apparel is setting a new standard of wearable art. Link Am I the only one that can imagine … Continue reading

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Swiss Army Greeting Card

SWISS ARMYâ„¢ Greeting Cards are the social-stationery equivalent of the famous all-in-one knife. They are always useful to have around. Each SWISS ARMYâ„¢ Card covers the 36 most important holidays and personal celebrations in one efficient, ecological and entertaining design. … Continue reading

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Mars Rover Map

This detailed map will show you where the Mars Rover has been rovering. Link

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Left Lane Drivers Unite!

Traffic has become increasingly congested and tempers flare as slower drivers occupy what has been historically referred to as the “fast lane”. It’s time to get that Left Lane back! It is our considered opinion that not only will traffic … Continue reading

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LAPD plans to accept 911 text messages

The Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday announced plans to pursue improvements to the city’s 911 system, saying callers in the future will be able to use text messages, photos and even video from cellphones to seek emergency assistance. Full … Continue reading

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