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bookofjoe
'World's most popular blogging anesthesiologist'
Interests: music, food, history, running, art, design, solitude, edges, space, origins, comfort, movies, books, philosophy, football, architecture, silence, quantum, boundaries, time, future, intensity
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Features and Details: • Slowly rotating orb that looks like Earth • Motor powered by low-light solar cells and countertorque from Earth's magnetic field • Comes with 3"-diameter, 3"-tall triple-pronged acrylic stand • Clear acrylic outer shell • Globe: 4.5"... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Last month's New York Times Magazine story about this remarkable author (above) who has somehow — working through the dizziness and disorientation of chronic fatigue syndrome that has essentially left her housebound for 28 years since its onset during her... Continue reading
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$5. Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing? Continue reading
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"Pour a warm (above 96.8℉ [36℃]) drink into Thermokruzhkus to make the artwork appear." $16. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Pictured above in 1954 is Ann Hodges, the only confirmed person in history to have been hit by a meteorite. [via @jaivirdi and History in Pictures] Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••• Fight those ugly nose pores on your skin with the Nose Pore Blocker Hanabijin. By wearing the cooled cap on your nose, it will tighten and block off the pores, preventing dirt from getting inside and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: inedible. A third: reusable. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From Bruce Sterling: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• "Pillars of Creation" is a photograph taken by the Hubble Telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 7,000 light years from Earth. They are so named because the gas... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at bookofjoe
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............................................................................................................. An easy way to find out if it's just you and your computer or a more widespread site outage. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• If you're a fan of Honda's iconic mini robot ASIMO then you're gonna love this full size ASIMO Costume Suit, which allows you to "become" the robot! Learn how to walk like ASIMO and even fall... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From Cook's Illustrated: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Don't Buy Garlic That Smells Like Garlic At the grocery store, we often give produce a sniff to size it up for freshness and flavor. Garlic is one product where a strong fragrance is a sign... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• Cloud is a hanger storage for accessories such as ties, belts, tights, socks, jewelry, and all the other accessories that tend to get lost in drawers and wardrobes. Cloud fits perfectly in the closet, and can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. You know what? I can't figure out if it's bigger or smaller than a bread box. You decide when it appears tomorrow. Hint: made of wood. Another: not intended for use as a spaghetti portion... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. You know what? I can't figure out if it's bigger or smaller than a bread box. You decide when it appears tomorrow. Hint: made of wood. Another: not intended for use as a spaghetti portion... Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••• This electric hair trimmer cuts evenly in any direction, enabling you to maintain your own closely cropped, clean-cut hairstyle. As simple as combing your hair, the circular trimmer's rotary cutting system and razor-sharp stainless steel blades... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: not intended or suitable for connection to a water source. A second view: Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at bookofjoe
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After 90 years, things really haven't changed all that much, all things considered. [via History in Pictures] Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at bookofjoe
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From the New York Times: •••••••••••••••••••••• "We treat light like a drug whose price is spiraling toward zero," the science reporter Dirk Hanson wrote in Nautilus. And when faced with the availability of cheaper and more efficient lighting technology, he... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at bookofjoe
From wgntv: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• One of the natural wonders of the world was a sight to behold this week, shrouded by a sea of clouds. A rare cloud inversion transformed the Grand Canyon into a foggy vision that was captured on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• This handheld vacuum with a telescoping nozzle uses a patented mechanical suction system to capture bugs without getting close to them. Requiring no electrical power, a pleated plastic bellows at the vacuum's bottom compresses by hand... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at bookofjoe