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January 13, 2019

Periodic Table of Videos


It's elementary.

"Tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century — but this modern version has a short video about each one."

"Since launching this site, our videos have been watched more than 2.9 million times."

That's what the site said in 2008.

[via Kamal Shah]

January 13, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

11,000 Digitized Books From 1923 Now Available Online


From Open Culture: "Thanks to the expiration of the so-called 'Mickey Mouse Protection Act,' the U.S. Copyright Office will release a year's worth of art, literature, scholarship, photography, film, etc. into the public domain starting this year with 1923, then moving through the 20th century each subsequent year."


Free, the way we like it.


Fair warning...

January 13, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ice Watch London — Olafur Eliasson


Last month the Scandinavian artist placed 24 large blocks of centuries-old ice, harvested from the Nuup Kangerlua fjord in Greenland, in a circle outside the Tate Modern in London, with another six on display in the City.

From the Guardian: "The purpose of the show was to bring the effects of climate change closer to home, putting people in direct contact with its effects so that they can feel — and even sniff and lick — the ice as it slowly melts away."

"Each ice block was fished out of the sea after it had broken away from the Greenland ice sheet, then transported in fridge containers to the U.K.


The blocks, which weigh between 1.5 and 6 tons each, all had to be of a shape that is unlikely to break — when Ice Watch was on display in Copenhagen and Paris, the public were fond of scrambling up and sliding down the blocks."


The show melted out of existence in late December.

January 13, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What is it?

Fooled you

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

January 13, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Wool Wax Creme


I have a thing about products that keep my hands from drying out and cracking during the winter.

For years my go-to product has been O'Keeffe's, featured here a week ago.

Now comes Wool Wax Creme to enter the SkinDome opposite O'Keeffe's.

Two enter, one leaves.

Wool Wax Creme now reigns supreme here at boj World HQ©®.

• No smell

• Not oily or greasy such that you feel you have to wipe off your fingers after using it



Wait a sec — what's that chanting I'm hearing?

January 13, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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