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Daily Archives: 13 June 13, 2007
NEW YORK â€“ Inmates at the federal prison camp in Otisville, N.Y., were stunned by what they saw at the chapel library on Memorial Day â€“ hundreds of books had disappeared from the shelves. The removal of books is occurring … Continue reading
The other day I made a post about fine bottled waters of the world.Â Â 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
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
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
Can you open an airliner emergency door while the plane is in mid-air? Here’s your answer.
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
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