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The Shape of Raindrops

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From Wikipedia

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Wait a sec — what's that movie I'm thinking of?

March 4, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Experts' Experts: When using bubble wrap, the bubbles go on the inside

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I was amused the other day when I opened a package from Blue Lounge, which makes exquisite Apple accessories: each of the items I'd ordered had been individually wrapped with bubble wrap — yet the bubbles were on the outside, facing the inside of the shipping box.

Many years ago I had my Crack Research Team©® drill down on this subject and they reported back, after inquiries to a company that makes bubble wrap, that the bubbles are supposed to go on the inside — against the object to be protected — rather than the outside as was the case with my delivery.

I bet most people don't even think about which side goes where and just use the stuff regardless.

But you're not most people.

March 4, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

I think we should be other people

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March 4, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

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A spectacular rainbow of stained glass makes the "Pink Mosque" in Shiraz one of the most beautiful in Iran.

Shiraz is one of the oldest Iranian cities, with a vibrant culture of art and craftsmanship and rich history, all of which are on display at the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque.

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With dazzling stained glass, thousands of painted tiles on the ceiling, and Persian rugs covering the floor, entering this place of worship is like stepping into a kaleidoscope.

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Inside the mosque is an open courtyard with a rectangular pool in the center, surrounded by flowers.

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The building's facade features dozens of arabesque arches, adding to the beauty of the light show from the stained glass.

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The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque was constructed between 1876 and 1888, during the Qajar dynasty, which ruled Iran from 1785 to 1925.

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It has been dubbed the "Pink Mosque" due to the plethora of pink-colored tiles blanketing the ceiling.

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The best time to visit the mosque is in the early morning, when the sun reflects the stained glass patterns onto the floor.

March 4, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Schrödinger's Cat Executive Decision Maker — "Give up your free will"

It's a quantum thing.

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You might understand.

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Or you might not.

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$30.

[via Alan Fick]

March 4, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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