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August 13, 2014

Epic Roof Jump

From Broadsheet: "Professional stunt man Ethan Swanson does the GoPro thing in Chicago, Illinois. If you haven't seen this already, hold onto your guts."

August 13, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (6)

The Manga Guide To Linear Algebra

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From The Worst Things For Sale: "Manga... are apparently a great way to teach linear algebra. There's also "The Manga Guide To Relativity," in case you're planning on accelerating an object to nearly the speed of light and need to know how its mass changes, but can't read or understand any information unless it’s accompanied by a drawing of a screaming, big-eyed child."

$16.64 for linear algebra; $13.31 for relativity.

[via Richard Kashdan]

August 13, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Experts' Experts: Why do avocados turn brown?

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[via Compound Interest]

August 13, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Traditional Japanese Tatami Grass Mat Floor Panel

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From September of 1968 until April of 1969 I lived in a room in the Tokyo suburbs measuring approximately 9 feet by 12 feet, whose comfortable floor consisted of 6 of these mats.

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It was during my junior year of college, which I spent at International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo, in between my years at U.C.L.A.

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A 36" x 72" mat costs $168.

August 13, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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