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At first I did it with an ax – thin, slight but with weight, sharp, and with a solid easy-swing handle oiled and darkened from relentless swinging. This technique worked, but usually with a great deal of extra effort after … Continue reading
“Who’s that Kafka guy?” I’m being asked, and not for the first time. I’m trying not to answer, but at the same time I’m remembering what a good time I had reading Kafka’s novels and stories years ago, and how … Continue reading
Information is Beautiful has a graphic showing just how much more successful Wikipedia’s “personal appeal” banner ad has been over more traditional banners with mere slogans: a lot more. The banner with Jimmy Wales’s grizzly face earned Wikipedia $47,433 per … Continue reading
Ok – here’s the test. It’s in two parts. PART ONE: You are given the following rule: “If a card shows an even number on one side, then it is red on the other.” These four cards are spread before … Continue reading
Scholars apologize for attributing Western democracy to a make-believe civilization. WASHINGTON—A group of leading historians held a press conference Monday at the National Geographic Society to announce they had “entirely fabricated” ancient Greece, a culture long thought to be the … Continue reading
Even the smallest ones – the preschool children are all into social networking – they have made some handicraft stuff devoted to their favorite Russian facebook-type social network accounts. BTW “Vkontakte” is the biggest social network throughout Russia, Ukraine and … Continue reading
Here is a selection of old anatomical illustrations that provide a unique perspective on the evolution of medical knowledge in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Pregnancy illustrations, circa 1860 These pregnancy illustrations are from a copy of Ishinhō, the oldest … Continue reading
Via today and tomorrow.
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow is an immensely beautiful and enriching movie (dir. Sophie Fiennes, subject Anselm Kiefer). Find it. See it.