Saturday, 1 October 2016

Trump Vs Clinton - Presidential Debate With No Dialogue

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Why Does Time Go Forward Instead Of Backward?

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Why does time go forward and not backwards? This might seem like a simple question, but it's actually really complicated. Most of the laws of physics are symmetric with respect to time. That means that it doesn't matter whether time moves forward or backwards. If time ran in reverse, all the laws of physics would work the same.

That is, all the laws except one. The Second Law of Thermodynamics does imply a direction. The Second Law states that over time, everything moves from an ordered state to a disordered state. It's the only physical law that can't go backwards.

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Thermox Heat Reactive Paint - Harley Exhaust Pipes Change Colour

Heat reactive and heat resistant compound that allows you to apply Thermox paints to super hot items like brake calipers, turbo housings and exhaust systems.

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(thanks Cora)

Readers Played An Important Role In Cigar Factories

In the early days of the lector, many cigar factory employees, both male and female, were illiterate. There was a great thirst for knowledge. Lectors read novels determined by consensus. They also read poetry, nonfiction works, and newspapers.

Lectors were gifted orators; some readings might be best characterized as dramatic performances. The men and women sat shoulder to shoulder in large open rooms, rolling cigars by hand. The lectors' voices needed to project to all corners of these spaces, so they read from atop a specially constructed tribuna or platforms.

Why Do Brides Wear White?

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The white gown is synonymous with weddings, a custom that's often assumed to be a nod to old-school values of purity and chastity, as embodied by the virginal bride. But in reality, the rise of the white dress is less a story of religious influence or puritanical mores than it is a tale of economics and marketing.

The color of the twentieth-century gown itself was an invented tradition, meaning that it evolved into something seen as unchanging and timeless, though it was not always so. Though considered a historic and time-honored ritual, the white wedding is actually a somewhat modern phenomenon.

Friday, 30 September 2016

10 Things You Did Not Know The Use For

Do you know what the cilinder on your laptop power cable is for? Or the blue part of an eraser? The hole in a spaghetti spoon? Here are 10 things you did not know the use for.

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100-Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants Reveal Incredible Outfits

12 million men, women, and children arrived at Ellis Island, New York, between 1892 and 1954 to start a new life in the USA, often dressed in their finest clothes. The portraits show immigrants wearing the national dress of their country of origin.

10 Baffling Unsolved Mysteries You May Not Have Heard About

The mysterious death of a journalist who was investigating a government conspiracy. Two people with the same name who were murdered just days apart in the same city. An elderly man who was possibly killed due to witchcraft. These are just some of the unsolved mysteries you'll find in this list.

15(ish) Things Worth Knowing About Coffee

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Great infographic from The Oatmeal. It all started with dancing goats...

Autonomous Haulage Vehicle

Komatsu's latest dump truck doesn't have a cab for a human operator to sit in.

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Machina Mortem

A determined French soldier during World War One marches towards the front lines when he faces the enemy in an unexpected way.

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(thanks Cora)

Every Car From Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

In 2012, Jerry Seinfeld began inviting his comedy buddies for some coffee and pairing each guest with a car that had qualities that were, in Seinfeld's eyes, similar to his guests. Eight seasons later, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has featured 57 comedians and 56 cars.

Jerry spotlights each car in his own Seinfeldian way. He observes each car's faults, features or personality that you'd never even think a car could have. So Instamotor decided to break down every automobile from Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and what Jerry Seinfeld had to say about each.

(thanks Caroline)

Thursday, 29 September 2016


Patience is a clock which uses a human face to represent the passage of time. The eyes work in the same way as an analog clock's hands, with the right eye indicating hours and the left eye indicating minutes. The mouth opens and closes to represent seconds.

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10 Of The World's Rarest Gemstones

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There are roughly 200 varieties of natural gemstone known in the world today. Alongside the world's precious gems (diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald) are numerous semi-precious stones, some of which are so incredibly rare that their value outstrips many of the world's most valuable precious gems. Here are a few of the rarest gemstones from around the world.

Debunking The Myth Of The 'Real' Robinson Crusoe

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Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The story has been perceived to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called 'Más a Tierra,' now part of Chile.

Today, not everyone is convinced th story was based on Selkirk. Many believe that Crusoe's story is a complex compound of all the other buccaneer survival stories.

Surveillance Photography Is Way Older Than You Think

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When did the surveillance state emerge? Maybe it was CCTV. Or the drones. The photos where you looked bad at a party and never wanted to be tagged on Facebook.

A lot of people would say, 'late 20th century.' But we've been spying on each other since the 19th century, since almost the invention of photography itself.

Coral Colors

Take a look at the movement and the enormous chromatic beauty of corals, a kind of marine animals that despite being one of the oldest animals on our planet, are mostly unknown.

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(thanks Cora)

SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

A teaser video of how Elon Musk's SpaceX wants to get humans on Mars.

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10 Insanely Difficult Languages To Master

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Not all languages are born equal. Some are significantly harder to learn than others. Here are the top ten hardest major languages to learn, from the 'very difficult' to the 'so difficult they'll make your head explode.'