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April 21, 2018

World's longest gum wrapper chain


Begun by one Gary Duschl of Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 11, 1965, as of April 11, 2018 it consisted of 2,438,973 gum wrappers measuring 101,440 feet long.

That's 19.2 miles.

The Guinness Book of World Records named it one of the "Top 10 Records of the Decade."

I suppose any decade of the 53-year-span it's existed.

But I digress.

See how it's done:


April 21, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Silurian Hypothesis: Would it be possible to detect an industrial civilization in the geological record?


Most interesting question I've come across in quite some time.

Addressed here.

April 21, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Finnish Barrel Sauna


From the website:



This outdoor barrel sauna is inspired by the traditional saunas of Finland.

Crafted from weather-resistant rustic cedar, the sauna's barrel shape heats more quickly, evenly, and efficiently than typical box-shaped saunas.


Two stainless steel bands secure the sauna's ball-and-socket construction, providing a firm seal while enabling the 13/8"-thick cedar planks to expand and contract.

A polymer support keeps the sauna level and off the ground.


The stainless steel electric heater from Harvia — Finland's most trusted heater brand since 1950 — reaches an optimal 195°F in under an hour, monitored from the built-in thermometer/hygrometer.

Dry or wet sauna (includes wooden bucket and ladle).


Tempered glass door.

Assembly and 220V electric service required.



Two-person: $5,600.

Four-person: $6,300.

April 21, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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