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January 24, 2021

How to Restore a Book

Japanese master craftsman Okano Nobuo gives a demonstration.

Most gaijin* should use closed captioning and mute the sound.

*gai (外, "outside") and jin (人, "person")

January 24, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'This, my friends, is the definition of lazy'


I won't argue.

[via Chelsea Anderson]

January 24, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Help Wanted: Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Driver


Wienermobiles have been cruising American roads since 1936.

You could look it up.

From Core77:

Oscar Mayer, which currently has six of these vehicles on U.S. roads, is looking for drivers — er, navigators.


It's a one-year, full-time gig that promises you'll be "a mini-celebrity in small towns and big cities through event appearances and media interviews, and being the driver of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile."


All you need to apply is a college degree and a driver's license.

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Apply within.

January 24, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Surfing Sea Lions — This is what joy looks like

YouTube caption: "An interesting video clip of sea lions frolicking in heavy surf breaking at Santa Barbara Island, one of California's Channel Islands. It was recorded January 7, 2021."

Much better muted.

January 24, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Muscle Suit Every — Wearable Exoskeleton

From the website:

Light, convenient, and powerful, the Muscle Suit Every is a wearable exoskeleton that helps you lift and carry heavy objects.


It has no batteries or motors, instead exploiting air pressure to provide a lightweight, easy-to-use exoskeleton suitable for both industrial and regular household purposes.

By adding air into the suit via the pump located around the waist, the wearer receives effective support for his or her back, core, and thighs.

This enables the wearer to pick up and move heavier items than usual.


No training is required and it takes just ten seconds to prepare the suit.

The unit can also be used in a variety of temperatures, including cold climates.

If you have to spend each winter shoveling snow, you will definitely appreciate this suit!

This is the tight fit model, providing a closer fit than the softer version and ideal for more serious lifting.

It is available in two sizes.


Features and Details:

• Suitable for lifting, farm work, shoveling snow, care work, carrying people, etc.

• Suitable for use in temperatures -22°F to 122°F

• No batteries or motors: only air pressure

• Gravitational force: -25.5 kgf, 100 Nm

• Actuator: McKibben Artificial Muscles

• Water resistance: IP56

• Instructions: Japanese

• Weight: 8.4 lbs.



January 24, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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