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A New Form for an Old Myth

Have you ever heard the story of how the Northern Lights came to be? It is an old myth, with many variations among northern peoples. If an artist chooses to recast one or more of these tales he has several adaptations from which to pick. 107 more words

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Footwear to Last Millennia

Wow, when the Romans made something to last, they did not mess around. The shoe below was made in Ancient Rome, but you would not know that to look at it. 325 more words

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Invasion of the French Mecha!

Yes, technically, the Machines of the Isle of Nantes (Les Machines de L’île in Nantes) are not real mecha. But they do resemble zoids to a certain extant – especially the elephant. 512 more words

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Want to Visit This Museum? Better Bring Scuba Gear!

Now this is a novel idea. It is not often that one hears about military equipment being purposely sunk for anything besides building coral reefs. The Jordanians, however, have decided to up the ante. 286 more words

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“One Man’s Trash…”

“…is another man’s treasure.”

The old saw still holds true. Click the link below to learn more about the generous garbage collectors who turned people’s trash into a trove of knowledge and wonder: 264 more words

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A Universal Translator – For Sign Language?

First we had the flip open cell phone, which so resembled the original Star Trek’s handheld communicators that one cannot help thinking the designers used them as a model. 606 more words

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The Impetus for Modern Space Exploration

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(Actually, this is reason #240 to conquer space. Reason #24 is the man bun, followed closely by avocado toast and hair discrimination laws…)

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