Some time ago I heard from my Canadian friends that milk comes in bags instead of plastic bottles or cartons. Like most things Canadian, the concept seemed bizarre, like how Canada has a picture of a foreign Monarch on its currency or how you can poke fun of Canucks without having to worry about them swearing at you in your comments.
To all of us who are non-milkbag drinking citizens there is now a website to educate us about drinking milk from a sack that remains open and uncovered in the fridge.
This is an amazing story.
Esref Armagan was born both unsighted and to an impoverished family. As a child and young adult he never received any formal schooling or training; however, he has taught himself to write and print. He draws and paints by using his hands and primarily oil paints. In this manner, Mr. Armagan has been perfecting his art for the past thirty-five years.
Here is an article from NewScientist.com which goes into more detail.
(via Backwards City)
Here is another case mod. This time using a functioning radio controlled car.
This project started with a 1/6th scale RC Hummer from NewBright Toys . The idea was to build a fully functioning gaming computer – but to also be able to unhook all the peripherals and drive the truck around, when I got bored and needed a break.
A gallery of rotorcrafts . Most of them seem to be from before 1960.
The etymology and history of first names.
Pronounced: KRIS-to-fur [key]
Means “bearing Christ”, derived from Late Greek Christos combined with pherein “to bear, to carry”. Christopher was the legendary saint who carried the young Jesus across a river. He is the patron saint of travellers. Another famous bearer was Christopher Columbus, the explorer who reached the West Indies in the 15th century.