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A British Lab That Creates Lightning Indoors In Order to Predict Failures on the Electrical Grid

Wired UK went inside the High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Manchester to witness first hand the incredible lightning that they create indoors via Tesla coils to test electrical equipment and predict failures within the electrical grid. The lab works to predict failures on the electrical grid and protect …

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Photographer Shares His Experience of Capturing Aerial Images of Africa From a ‘Flying Lawn Chair’

In a fascinating Ted talk, George Steinmetz, photographer for National Geographic and climate change/global food supply documentarian, spoke about his amazing experience of capturing absolutely gorgeous aerial shots of various parts of Africa from a motorized paraglider aka a “flying lawn chair“. Steinmetz explained how his flying lawn chair worked, …

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The Mermen at Burning Man 1996

The Mermen playing at sunset just before the burn at Burning Man 1996. Legendary art car artist Tom Kennedy (who we lost in 2009) can be seen driving by at the beginning in Max the Daredevil FinMobile. La Contessa vs. The Whale at Burning Man 2003 HELCO at Burning Man …

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Song Map, An Updated Street Map of London With All the Roads Reimagined With Song Titles

In 2012, we wrote about the “Song Map”, a whimsical road map by British design group Dorothy, that reimagined all roads and locations with names taken from song titles (e. g. “Highway to Hell” and “Heartbreak Hotel”). Since that time, the designers have updated the map to include 150 new …

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The Heartwarming History of Sriracha Chili Sauce and the Humble Wishes of the Man Who Created It

In a heartwarming episode of Today I Found Out, host Simon Whistler explained the origins and history of the legendary Sriracha chili sauce by Huy Fong Foods, the origins of the iconic rooster on the bottle, the number of knockoffs being made by big companies due to a lack of …

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Color of Time, Colorful Hanging Numbers That Mark Passage of Time With Changing Colors of the Day

A post shared by emmanuelle moureaux (@emmanuellemoureaux) on Dec 27, 2017 at 6:58pm PST Emmanuelle Moureaux, a French architect and designer who lives and works in Tokyo has created “Color of Time“, a beautiful installation that features hanging numbers that use the changing color of the day to mark the …

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Photo Of The Day By Douglas Croft

Photo By Douglas Croft Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Last Light” by Douglas Croft. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “As sunset approached, we stopped at Olmstead Point looking west toward Yosemite Valley,” explains Croft. “The sun dipped below the clouds and above the horizon and created an amazing light …

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Unsuspecting Police Officers Are Almost Tricked Into Issuing a Parking Ticket to a Car Made Out of Snow

Simon Laprise, an artist and fabricator in Montréal, Quebec, with a wicked sense of humor, sculpted an amazing realistic, but inconveniently parked, car out of snow. The car looked so real that even the local police were fooled and came very close to issuing a ticket, but upon realizing their …

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Rob Scallon Records Acoustic and Metal Songs on 100 Year Old Wax Cylinder Recording Equipment

The very talented Rob Scallon who is know for being rather adventurous with his music, had the phenomenal opportunity to record in a studio using 100 year old Edison Cylinder Phonograph. He and friend Jeff Linville started off the session with the beautiful acoustic fingerstyle “Short Song” that Scallon wrote …

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A Bright Yellow Parakeet Gives His Little Human Lots of Chatty Kisses Goodnight

When it was time for bed, a beautiful bright yellow Lutino Indian Ringneck parakeet named Dunkin gave his little human lots of kisses good night while saying really sweet things to the little girl. Dunkin also shares his chatty kisses with fellow ringneck and roommate Rukus. via reddit A Tiny …