May 2013 Archives

Kate Upton

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Back Rub Techniques

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http://www.massagefree.com/bacrubbacmas.html

The most popular form of massage is a back rub. Learn how to do this well and also how to massage other parts of the body..

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The Golden Ratio in Logo Designs

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http://www.banskt.com/blog/golden-ratio-in-logo-designs/

"Beauty and aesthetics have been praised from time immemorial. But little did people know that the most effective, perfectly balanced, and visually compelling creations followed the tid-bits of mathematics. At least not until 1860, when German physicist and psychologist Gustav Theodor Fechner proposed that a simple ratio, an irrational number defines the balance in nature. The Golden Ratio! Fechner's experiment was simple: ten rectangles varying in their length-to-width ratios were placed in front of a subject, who was asked to select the most pleasing one. The results showed that the most favored choice was the "Golden Rectangle" (with ratio 1.618)."

See how the golden ration exists in all these company logos..

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BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. They launched their new logo in 2000. What appears to be an attractive logo, however, turns out to be formed of concentric circles, again proportional to the Fibonacci sequence. Is it a mere co-incidence or a planned execution?

What Should I Read Next?

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http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/

"Enter a book you like and the site will analyze our huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next."

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Helicopter Ride Over Kamchatka

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http://www.spiegel.de/static/360grad/kamtschatka/

The Kamchatka peninsula is in the Russian Far East lying between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west. Take the virtual helicopter ride over it..

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Greg's Cable Map

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http://www.cablemap.info/

Do you want to see how to world is wired together? I did but then I work for an ISP so that sort of thing would interest me...fascinating - really..

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http://snipurl.com/273edgm

"Concept designs of future iterations of our favourite products keep us dreaming of what one day may be, and given their reputation among the design elite, it's fair to say Apple gadgets get a lot of attention from designers and concept-makers."

The Burj Khalifa Pinnacle Panorama

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http://dubaimap.hipa.ae/index.html

Interactive 360 degree view of Dubai - the town that grew out of the middle of a desert...zoom in for details on any part of the city..

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People You Won't Even Believe Exist

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http://snipurl.com/272z7u9

These people are really out there somewhere..

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taking the computer for a walk? WTF

Creative Taps

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http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/10-cool-and-creative-faucets-geeks-would-love

or 'creative  faucets'  for the States. It's just a tap for god's sake..###

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touchscreen tap...

It's just a bus ffs..

Sugar Mixed With Sulphuric Acid

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News Caption Fails

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/21-news-caption-fails

Everyone cocks something up at some point - news broadcasts are no different but some of these are quite unfortunate..

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Published on 30 Apr 2013

Bagram airfield crash 29 apr 2013
A civilian cargo plane crash at Bagram Air Field north of Kabul in Afghanistan has killed seven people.


http://snipurl.com/270to4l

"An artist visits the world's premier quantum mechanics labs. Beauty ensues."

According to this article the blackboard was invented by a teacher at the Royal High here in Edinburgh which is about 10 minutes walk from our house!

Having been a teacher myself I can say that whiteboards are better - wonder who invented them?

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What Speed Do You Read?

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http://snipurl.com/270l8ab

Do the test and compare your reading speed against the national average..don't skim because it will test you on what you have read at the end..

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http://twistedsifter.com/2013/01/50-life-hacks-to-simplify-your-world/

"Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before."

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this looks like a good one..
http://snipurl.com/270379q

"How can you build all the amenities of tomorrow while stuck in the past?" Here's the cheatsheet..

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The Wilderness Downtown

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http://thewildernessdowntown.com/

An interactive film by Chris Milk made with collaboration with Google. Truly awesome..

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Creative Bookshelves

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http://snipurl.com/26z51vn

Too many books! Not enough space for them? I know the feeling. But bookshelves are as much as part of our furniture as the sofa and coffee table so it's worth making them look good..

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http://snipurl.com/26ywwcl

"An eBay seller last night revealed her horror at accidentally including a naked view of herself when she posted a picture of a dress for sale on the website.

Aimi Jones, 21, hung the mustard yellow skater dress by ASOS on her wardrobe door to photograph it for listing."

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Awkward Church Signs

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www.damncoolpictures.com/2013/01/awkward-church-signs.html

"These church signs will make you scratch your head." AFAIK this is purely an American thing - they'll say anything to get you into their churches..

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