November 30, 2021

BehindTheMedspeak: Should you pee on a jellyfish sting?

[via Phys.Org]

November 30, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

A visit to Kroger pharmacy


Above, a screenshot from my recent RayBan Stories video (below).

As I was getting it ready for boj, I noticed the similarity to a cubist collage.

See the man?

Talk to his hand.

November 30, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen hit 268 mph — in 1938

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Two days in a row focusing on speed....

Tell you what, the design of this puppy puts McLaren's latest in the shade.

From Wikipedia:

Rudolf Caracciola's record of 268 mph on 28 January 28, 1938 remained the fastest ever officially timed speed on a public road until broken November 5, 2017 by Koenigsegg in an Agera RS driven by Niklas Lilja, achieving 276.9 mph on a closed highway in Nevada.

It also was the fastest speed ever recorded in Germany until Rico Anthes bested it with a Top Fuel Dragster on the Hockenheimring drag strip.

Caraciolla's record breaking run was made on the Reichs-Autobahn A5 between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, where onlookers were rattled by the brutal boom of the side-spewing exhaust stacks as the silver car hurtled past.

By nine that morning,Caracciola and team chief Alfred Neubauer were having a celebration breakfast at the Park Hotel in Frankfurt.

Popular driver Bernd Rosemeyer was killed later the same day when trying to beat that record for Auto Union.

This also put an end to the record attempts of Mercedes.

More photos here.

You can see the Rekordwagen in person at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

November 30, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


This 10-episode Netflix series is so good.

Margaret Qualley stars as a down-and-out young woman whose every decision turns out to make her life worse, such that every day is a succession of frustrations and unexpected failures on the part of everyone she has anything to do with.

Her mother IRL, Andie MacDowell, is sensational as her crazy hippie artist mom whose unreliability is a given.

If you're down-and-out, you'll enjoy this show for its recognizable, authentic depiction of life on the skids.

If you're not, you'll appreciate how great it is not to be there.

November 30, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen


Austin Kleon recently called it "a tool I can't live without."

From websites:

Portable, neat, and easy to use versus traditional paint and brushes: ideal for painting on location.


Permanent pigment ink is both fade- and water-resistant.


Durable premium bristles help create fine to broad lines in a single brush stroke.


Refill cartridges make for easy, no-mess ink replacement.


Pen + 2 refill cartridges: $14.02.


On the fence?

There's a 

video for that.

November 30, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 29, 2021

Water Shadow Curtain

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From Spoon & Tamago:

The global pandemic has forced many of us to spend more time in our rooms than we ever expected.

For those living in dense cities that also means we've been using our curtains more.

Tokyo-based designer Oto Kawamata came up with an idea that would allow us to make that indoor time subtly more enjoyable, even with closed curtains.

You're good

Water Shadow Curtain is a lace-based curtain that filters light to create caustics, the randomly fluctuating patterns of bright lines at the bottom of the pool or aquarium.

These caustics are caused by reflection and refraction of sunlight that create illuminated lines which flow gently as the sun moves or the curtains flow.

Try again

Mimicking this underwater sensation by using curtains has the potential to bring joy and magic into a room, explained the designer, adding that he hopes the idea can help create a more relaxing environment and alleviate stress as we spend more time indoors.

The product is still in prototype phase, but the designer received so much positive feedback on Twitter that he's formed a design agency and is working to accelerate bringing the Water Shadow Curtain to market.

You can stay up-to-date by following the curtain's progress on Instagram.

November 29, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Left and Right Arms of a Right-Handed Tennis Pro

Tennis use

November 29, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger than a bread box.

Another: not part of the wreckage recovered in the 1947 Roswell incident.

November 29, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Drive-Thru Service Speeds


"Fast food for $50" — wait a sec, this isn't "Jeopardy."

Besides which it's $4.99.

Let's take it from the graphic up top.

I'd rather have a classic Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich than anything from the other 9 contenders.

The reason it's slow is undoubtedly because they don't start cooking it until you order, as opposed to the other chains and their heat lamps that sometimes render your food more beef jerky-like than what you see on TV commercials.

November 29, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Fast Food Sticky Notes


From the website:

Whether you're a hungry note taker or just plain hungry, Fast Food Sticky Notes can help you remember to prepare for that big meeting on Monday, or remind you that you haven't eaten in hours.

Scribble down your thoughts on fast food-themed paper and when you're done, you can tear it off and live out your childhood dream of sticking your food on the wall.

These tasty-looking notes come packaged just like the real thing, but once removed from their to-go containers they're ready to receive your recipes, errand lists, and gentle reminders, all the while making your office or cubicle look absolutely delicious.

Features and Details:

 125 sheets

 2 styles: Fries or Noodles

 Size (pad): 3.93" x 3.34" x 0.59"


November 29, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 28, 2021

What is it?

You're good

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: both bigger and smaller than a bread box, depending.

Another: Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" [380 B.C.E.] employs the same functionality as depicted above and below.

Try again

Read the "Allegory of the Cave," part of Plato's "Republic," here.

Free, the way we like it.

November 28, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Amelia Earhart enjoys a ride in Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car, 1933-34

That's her in the back seat


27-28 seconds into the video (above).

Much more of her — and Fuller and his revolutionary car — in this video:

More here.

November 28, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Predominant Ancestry of the U.S. Population


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Find the 12 differences


Original photo on top; altered image below.

Fair warning: this one is fiendishly hard.

Answers to puzzle here.

November 28, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Beverage Life Vest


I can't decide if this is kawaii or just plain dopey.

Perhaps you'll let me know.

Reader guidance always makes things better.

But I digress.

 From the website:

When you're parched, an ice-cold beverage is a literal lifesaver.

Save your drink from lukewarm lifelessness with this Beverage Life Vest.

This totally adorable and totally practical drink accessory snuggles your favorite libation in the safe embrace of double insulation.

Whether you're out on the lake, at the beach, or just need to add more life to the party, the Beverage Life Vest will be there to keep your hands warm and dry while it keeps your cans and bottles cold.

Never again get caught on a float trip or other aquatic excursion without a Beverage Life Vest!

Features and Details:

 Fits most bottles and cans

 Vest floats (with closed cans)

 Keep cans cold and hands dry

 Unique koozie looks like a life vest

 Materials: flexible foil-laminated textile, polyester fill, nylon shell and straps, plastic side-release buckles (they really work)!

$14.99 (can or bottle of craft beer included with orders from the southern suburbs of Atlanta).

November 28, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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