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May 25, 2014

La Llareta, 2,000+ years old, in Chile's Atacama Desert

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Caption for photo: What looks like moss covering rocks is actually a very dense, flowering shrub that happens to be a relative of parsley, living in the extremely high elevations of the Atacama Desert.

Wrote Alexandra Wolfe in the Wall Street Journal: "Photographer Rachel Sussman has spent the past decade searching the seven continents for the oldest things alive. She documents 30 of those organisms in her new book'The Oldest Living Things in the World.'"

May 25, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Stepladder Chair

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From Shoebox Dwelling:

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"This hybrid between a chair and stepladder is so simple and clever.... Designed by Maarten Olden for Altrex, it is perfect for a small space. It's attractive, utilitarian and it folds flat. Here is how the designer describes it: 'Usit originated in the desire to create a stepladder that fits into a contemporary interior.'"

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"'Today's stepladders often look too utilitarian, and they are quickly returned to storage after being used. Although it is collapsible, the Usit doesn't have to be packed away.' The two-step version of Usit can be used as a seat, the three-step version as a high stool."

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Apply within.

May 25, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

Mark Twain visits Nikola Tesla's laboratory in 1895

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From Retronaut.

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[via Tesla Memorial Society of New York]

May 25, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: inanimate.

A third: viewed from a different orientation.

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May 25, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)

The most popular sports in the world

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[via imgur and BoredPanda]

May 25, 2014 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Burger Bangle

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Also comes in White

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or Black.

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$150.

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[via Bem Legaus!]

May 25, 2014 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

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