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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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"The Great Wall is likely China's most recognizable landmark... but enormous portions of it have disappeared in recent years. "The Great Wall of China is actually a series of multiple walls, built, destroyed, and restored at different points in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Just the thing to surreptitiously place on the desk of that bozo who goes ballistic at the slightest provocation. Make sure you wear rubber gloves so he or she can't lift your prints and track you down. $6.99. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at bookofjoe
"Hack project by Monobo is a motorized computer mouse which randomly moves and clicks on web pages." [via Bruce Sterling] Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Fork and knife hook together to create an easy-to-use pair of chopsticks. Made from tough and durable food-safe silicone and plastic. Dishwasher safe. $9.99. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Book and Bed Tokyo opens this coming September in the city's Ikebukuro neighborhood. The new lodging will combine beds with a bookshop to create the ultimate bibliophile dream, beds actually embedded into bookshelves. The book selection will be curated by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at bookofjoe
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It's never to early to start, what? This year being the 800th anniversary of King John's affixing his seal to the Magna Carta, the British Museum and the Library of Congress and others are offering all manner of Magna Carta... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Red, gained population. Blue, lost population. [via Bruce Sterling] Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Reviewed by Mark Frauenfelder in Cool Tools as follows: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• It didn't take me long to get the hang of the Stem Gem Strawberry Huller and once I did, I was able remove the stem and core of strawberries much... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at bookofjoe
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••• A "hammock" for making your face smaller (kogao), retaining your beauty and youth couldn't be any easier than by just slipping this Agaru Sleeping Kogao Hammock Face Mask on over your ears, and letting it do... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: one size fits all. A third: requires minimal effort for optimal function. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at bookofjoe
Some of the top ski racers in the world describe what it's like during a World Cup downhill — literally, life on the edge. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: "This stuff is used to stick pieces of cloth together and measure them so you don't have to use 15 pins and a wooden ruler. Our version is 17 feet long and has 1/8" and 1mm markings... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Founded by, among others, journalist Adrian Chen, "IRL Club is an evening of talks by cool people from the internet." Put another way, it's "a regular gathering for people from the Internet to meet 'in real life'" in the greater... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From websites: "This Starry Night Lantern illuminates any outdoor campsite wonderfully — it also projects a flowing field of stars overhead when used indoors." Features and Details: Battery operated — requires 4 AA batteries (not included) Can be used to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Kathryn Schulz's May 18 New Yorker piece on the chaotic, unlikely life of Zink, a fifty-one year old novelist whose recent emergence from complete obscurity almost belies belief in terms of paths taken and not, is absorbing, amusing, and eye-opening.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Wrote Mark McClusky in Wired: "The toolboxes of pro bike mechanics are a thrilling glimpse into a world of organization and obsessiveness.... What I do have is the same set of stunning Allen wrenches that many ProTour mechanics rely on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at bookofjoe
This one's in a library in Stuttgart, Germany. A YouTube search will bring up a zillion similar systems in any number of industries throughout the world. Perfect if you're in the mood for that sort of thing. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at bookofjoe
Posted May 31, 2015 at bookofjoe
Posted May 30, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Designed in Germany by Markus Roling. Stainless steel; silicone ball. 10cm H x 6.5cm Ø. $35.25 (nuts not included). Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: human-powered. A third: microgravity compatible. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From New Light on Psychology (1905). [via Broadsheet.ie] Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at bookofjoe
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"One size fits all." $20.09. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at bookofjoe
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The haute couture fashion photographer captured birds of an entirely different feather. [via Colossal and Broadsheet.ie] Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at bookofjoe