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curious things

Birding at the Met Museum (New York)

I can’t embed this so you will have to visit the site: http://www.metmuseum.org/connections/birding/ It’s from a series of eclectic samples of the collection written by employees of the Met Museum (this one by editor Dale Tucker)

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partial eclipse (very)

partial eclipse Perth 5:30am 14 November pinhole camera method just a bit on the top right corner

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Rooted in the earth

  Rooted in the Earth commemorated people nominated as deserving  a public tribute in the form of  living flowers in London parks in 2009. It was a Bank of America 2009 CREATE Art Award commission by artist Joshua Sofaer and was part of CREATE, an annual arts festival across East and South East London. The […]

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a film for those with more important things to pay attention to

  Directed by Shaun Tan http://www.thelostthing.com/

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toblerone bear

  Toblerone originated in Bern, Switzerland, which local legend says was named after a bear.

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bins

  From http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/04/24/modern-trash-cans-and-recycling-bins/ All good ideas with a twist that tells us as much about ourselves and our relationships with waste: For those who must not have any contact with waste: Fabriano designed by Riccardo Nannini, Domenico Orefice and Emanuele Pizzolorusso Fabriano is a basket made entirely of recycled paper. The thin layers consist of […]

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nest in a drainpipe

  The Mistle Thrush had built her nest on top of a downpipe, blocking the water’s passage and causing the gutter to flood. But desperate to protect her young, she puffed herself up to twice her size and sat in the drainpipe to stop the tide of rain water swamping the nest.   She was […]

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hummingbird nest, San Diego

 

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cosmological vacuum cleaner

  Your own bedroom bubble chamber by Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner A timelapse image.

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can not say

  found list (in the street)

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2010 dance your PhD contest: synthetic lethality screen for an anticancer treatment by Radek Lach

  It was hard to single out just one example from the 2010 dance your PhD contest but here is Synthetic lethality screen for an anticancer treatment. from Radek Lach (on Vimeo). Explanation: Cancer develops when a normal cell acquires mutations. It may happen through mistakes in DNA replication and repair or through exposure to […]

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Newspaper typos # 2

  The skeleton was believed to be that of a Saxon worrier. A ruthless gang threatened to soot down a packed passenger jet unless airline bosses handed over 600 000 pounds. After the morning bath take a deep breath, retain it for as long as possible, then slowly expire. Mrs Gumede told the Herald that […]

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bookshelf porn

  Look, I can’t help it, beautiful! http://bookshelfporn.com/archive

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Crikey!

 

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Cabinet of Curiosity

  Levinus Vincent, Elenchus tabularum, pinacothecarum, atque nonnullorum cimeliorum, Amsterdam: 1719. An eighteenth-century cabinet of curiosities http://www.mmoca.org/starrytransit/cabinets_of_curiosities.php

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