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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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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Furoshiki (pronounced fu·rosh·ki) is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. It can be worn as a scarf, carried as a bag, or used for bundling or gift-wrapping. This lighter-weight furoshiki softens up the more you... Continue reading
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Just released. There goes the day. Continue reading
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From The Guardian: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Canada releases world's first glow-in-the-dark coin to mark 150th anniversary Canadians may now have a slight advantage when it comes to digging for lost change in sofa cushions and car seats. The specially designed two-dollar coin... Continue reading
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Invented by eleven-year-old Lily Born to help her grandfather who had Parkinson's disease. It appeared on Kickstarter in 2014 and blew up. Four in plastic as pictured above: $24.99. In white ceramic: $39.99. Continue reading
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From the USPS website: "Seeing what's in the mail has never been more convenient." Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Furoshiki (pronounced fu·rosh·ki) is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. It can be worn as a scarf, carried as a bag, or used for bundling or gift-wrapping. This lighter-weight furoshiki softens up the more you... Continue reading
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From Eater: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• You know you've made it when Nike asks you to collaborate on a limited edition sneaker. Time to induct Momofuku maestro David Chang into the hall of fame: his personal shoe drops today. The reigning sneaker company... Continue reading
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From Atlas Obscura: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• About 3,000 years ago, someone in the Andes in what is now northwestern Argentina made an object unlike any other archaeologists have found in South America, reports LiveScience. This sheet of metal, 7 inches long by... Continue reading
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From CODESIGN: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Ask companies like Adobe and Fiftythree and they'll tell you that tablets are the future of drawing. Give in, and get used to the concept of touching a stylus to your screen. Because as hardware and software... Continue reading
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From Atlas Obscura: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This museum, housed in the Michigan State University planetarium, boasts a thousand-strong collection of tiny towelettes, including a used one from the hosts of "Car Talk." The office of John French, a university employee who works... Continue reading
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Each plush fry is 15" tall. Does Morgan Spurlock know about this? $29.99. Continue reading
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: in the lower 48. Another: in a state whose name begins with M. You're welcome. Continue reading
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Pictured above, it costs $19.82 for a big 32 oz. (1/4 gallon) spray bottle. For decades I've been vexed by stinky running shoes whose off-putting stench withstood repeated hot water washings with bleach. I had my Crack Research Team©® drill... Continue reading
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Solid marble. Mikol sells 10,000 of them every year. From $85. [via AdWeek] Continue reading
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From Atlas Obscura: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The homemade TARDIS was recently installed on Detroit's Warren Avenue. The life-size prop replica is the work of local Dr. Who fan Dan Zemke, who also runs a branch of the youth reading program, Reach-Out-and-Read. Zemke... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at bookofjoe
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Six varieties to choose from. Extra-long (6") sturdy wood. I like the double-sided with regular and tapered tips (top). There's a style to suit pretty much any task you might undertake. 100 of any of the six versions: $6.95. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at bookofjoe
From Atlas Obscura: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Hidden in the dense jungle of the Peruvian Amazon is a percolating, roiling river. The steaming turquoise waters that can reach up to 200°F [seen at 7:52 in the video up top] are guided by ivory-colored... Continue reading
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Seems like a no-brainer to me. But then, so do a lot of things. When you have no brain that's pretty much your baseline. But I digress. From the Duke University Department of Anesthesiology came this juicy study, confirming what's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at bookofjoe
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at bookofjoe
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From Atlas Obscura: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• About 2,000 years ago, a cat walked across a roof tile while it was still drying. Part of that tile — dating from 100 A.D. — has been discovered by archaeologists along the route of a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at bookofjoe
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That's different. From Oddity Central: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Mokase is the world's first smartphone case that also serves users a warm shot of espresso whenever and wherever they want. It's aimed at people who are always on the go and whose hectic... Continue reading
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