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July 12, 2019

Experts' Expert: How to core a head of iceberg lettuce in 3 seconds — WITHOUT a knife

Res ipsa loquitur.

July 12, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"You can't understand any of my works until you circle them" — Charles Ginnever

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Ginnever, sculptor on a grand scale, died last month at 87.

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Above and below, exemplars of his largely steel works,

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"massive geometric forms that often seemed to defy gravity — giant squares or slabs appearing to float in the air or balance precariously on a point."

[via the New York Times]

July 12, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

21 of the 22 countries that have never been invaded by England

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From Stuart Laycock's book

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"All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To."

[via the Telegraph]

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

The World of Melons

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Above and below,

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melons among the 125 featured in melon fanatic Amy Goldman's upcoming book,

Tigger and Queen Anne's Pocket Melon

"The Melon."

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It took nine years to grow and photograph all the melons in the book.

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[via Atlas Obscura]

July 12, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

And no: "A glass" will not suffice.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: legal in all 50 states.

A third: suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

July 12, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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