Intricate Wood Floors

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I like wood working, but I’m more of a simple person, I could never do something like what Ourada Designs makes.  Very, very intricately designed hardwood floors. Just look at this design: And here’s another one: Those are large slabs of wood, sections of the tree.  He then individually stains each section to get the desired … Continued

The Daily Show

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Trevor Noah took over The Daily Show this week.  I’m not sure how well he will be able to replace Jon Stewart, It will be an interesting next few years.  Jon was a force to be reckoned with, and I don’t know much about this new guy.  I liked his opening lines though.  They were … Continued

LEGO Vatican

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Father Bob Simon from Pennsylvania spent a couple of years building this 14 foot long scale model of The Vatican.  It consists of about half a million individual bricks.  St. Peter’s Square consists of 44,000 individual 1×1 round flat tiles.  Let me repeat that, 44 thousand tiles.  Just on the floor.  That’s insane. Here he’s … Continued

The Truth Is Still Out There

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This coming January marks the return of a show that defined Television.  Yes, just as one decade long show came to an end, another one is resurrected, if only for short mini-series. The X-Files is coming back to Fox, back with Mulder and Skully, back with Skinner, back with the whole gang it seems, and it’s … Continued

Super Moon Eclipse

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I’m sure you probably heard by now, but yesterday there was a lunar eclipse, which is when the sun, the earth, and the moon are all aligned perfectly.  This causes the moon to take on a reddish hue, hence it’s common name of “Blood Moon.”  Yesterday we were also treated to what is called a … Continued

National Parks from Space

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This game is ridiculous, trust me.  I got 3 of the 11, and one was Crater Lake, which shouldn’t have even been an option.  What’s the park above?  It could be anything, it’s just a generic photo of the earth from space, circa NASA Landsat 7, 2007. Do you know what park it is yet? … Continued

Radioactive Living

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There are many places on the planet that are radioactive.  When on Earth, has a list of 10 sites where humans continue to live to this day.  It’s interesting because some of them are naturally radioactive.  High levels of trace radioactive elements are contained in the hillsides, beaches, and surrounding areas.  Due to erosion, and … Continued

The Final Murder

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After 15 seasons, and 337 episodes, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is finally closing up shop.  Apparently, Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada will now either be murder free, or open for business, depending on how the final 2 hour series ending episodes pan out.  The good news is that Grissom is back, along with Catherine Willows, so we’ll have … Continued

Curved Origami

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Vietnamese artist Hoàng Tiến Quyết makes origami.  But these aren’t your ordinary origami.  He uses a technique called wet-folding, which as it’s name implies, adds water to the paper before folding.  This technique adds an additional layer of skill to origami as you now need to get the right balance of wetness to the paper so that … Continued

Yellowstone Super Volcano

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Earlier this year scientists used new technology to more accurately map the magma system that powers the super volcano beneath Yellowstone.  They discovered an additional poop of magma below the originally pool.  This new pool is over 4 times larger then the shallower one, which when you combine the two, you can fill The Grand … Continued