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August 19, 2013

A year in the life of our Blue Marble

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From the Washington Post: "This NASA moving image, recorded by satellite over a full year as part of its Blue Marble Project, shows the ebb and flow of the seasons and vegetation. Both are absolutely crucial factors in every facet of human existence — so crucial we barely even think about them. It's also a reminder that the Earth is, for all its political and social and religious divisions, still unified by the natural phenomena that make everything else possible."

Scroll down here to Map 40 to see the seasons come and go across the face of Earth over a 12-month time-lapse.

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FreakishCLOCK

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Designed by Florence [Italy]-based Sabrina Fossi.

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The headline over the inimitable Eric Limer's Saturday Gizmodo post:

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"A beautiful analog clock for dummies who are bad at telling time."

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A bit harsh, but O.K.

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€73.

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[via designboom]

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Would you pay $3,398 for 10MB of storage?

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Once upon a time people did.

[via Alexis Madrigal and History in Pictures]

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Underpants Sucker — Gives a whole new meaning to "Eat my shorts"

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From the website:

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• Underpants sucker isn't the insult it used to be

• Name sounds like a John Waters film

• Mint-flavored

• 2.75" x 1.5"

• Sanitary

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$3.50 (No — boxers are not an option. What's wrong with you?).

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Catme 13/Glass Effect 43 — A moment of silence on a rainy afternoon.

Res ipsa loquitur.

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Limited-Edition Tobias Wong Killer Ring

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From the website:

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This is one Killer Ring!

Designed in 2004 by artists Tobias Wong (1972-2010) and Philipp Mohr.

Price shown below is for silver ring and artificial diamond.

Also available in white or yellow gold, platinum, and with real diamond.

Contact us for pricing.

Details:

• Materials: 3 pt round artificial diamond; sterling silver, 14Kt or 18Kt gold, or platinum

• Maker stamp: 925/14KT/18KT/PT WMC (Wong Mohr Collaboration)

• Limited Edition: Gold, 500 rings; Platinum, 250 rings.

• Hand made in Brooklyn, N.Y.

• Dimensions: 2mm Ø

• Tiffany-style setting

• Sizes 4-12

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From $169.

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