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'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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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 5 days ago at bookofjoe
Red, gained population. Blue, lost population. [via Bruce Sterling] Continue reading
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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
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Posted Jun 26, 2015 at bookofjoe
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
From New Light on Psychology (1905). [via] Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at bookofjoe
"One size fits all." $20.09. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at bookofjoe
The haute couture fashion photographer captured birds of an entirely different feather. [via Colossal and] Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at bookofjoe
"... A 25-foot roll of working chalkboard paper that can be used to draw on, write down place settings, label foods, jot down messages, or play games like tic-tac-toe when bored in between courses." $34. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at bookofjoe
Last month Tokyo's Narita Airport opened Terminal 3, a facility designed exclusively to service low cost carriers. Blue lanes indicate departures and red lanes are for arrivals. [via Spoon & Tamago] Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at bookofjoe
From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••• At approximately 10 times the size of standard playing cards, these King Size cards feature the same semi-gloss coating and texture as traditional playing cards. Each of the 52 cards (plus 2 jokers) is printed in... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at bookofjoe
Nowadays when we order takeout we open an app, push a few buttons, and 30 minutes later someone shows up on a motorcycle with your food. But in the olden days in Japan it was obviously a bit different. Demae,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at bookofjoe
The instant this appeared on my screen I thought "Flautist!" Now what does that say about her — and me? Never mind. From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Iyashi Octopus Sucker Massage is one of the most unique massage tools we've... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at bookofjoe