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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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"Each new Core flavor has a thick, gooey center surrounded by chunk-filled ice cream." Continue reading
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"Turn a conference room, office, or hall into a 'smooth blank whiteboard' for quickly sharing ideas. Installs fast and easily over any wall area and is movable." Apply within. Continue reading
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From Bloomberg Businessweek: "A Russian video, 'What Will Happen If You Boil Coke?,' claims to show people how much 'junk' is in a bottle of Coca-Cola. It has been viewed 18.6 millions times on YouTube." Continue reading
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The iconic rotary dial version has been reissued by London design house Wild & Wolf and features push buttons. "Original style mechanical bell ringer." $68. Continue reading
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"The first ever sound adaptation of a Shakespeare play." [via Open Culture] Continue reading
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By Japan-based oodesign. $19 (flower not included). Continue reading
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No peeking, now. I'm betting half the population goes for each. And the answer is.... Continue reading
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Hey, don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger. It's brewed by the Arizona-based SanTan brewery. Apply within. [via The Fox Is Black] Continue reading
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Up top, just the tip of Nathan Yau's statistical iceberg, a deep dive into fast food across the U.S. [via Flowing Data] Continue reading
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From The Green Head: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Do you find it nearly impossible to clean vases, decanters, baby bottles, wine glasses, or any container with a narrowed neck? This ingenious little scrubbing tool cleans hard-to-reach spots that regular brushes, sponges, and hands... Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• If you really love Iceland and want to show off your adoration for this one-of-a-kind country, what better way to do it than to have a wall clock in the shape of Iceland? A perfect addition... Continue reading
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Back story here. Full story, via Cabinet magazine, here. Continue reading
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"This handy ironing board cover has a step-by-step instructional guide printed directly onto the 100% cotton cover." $17.99. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
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"Introducing the Misery Index (MI). This shows what the air temperature 'feels like' by combining the heat index and wind chill on one map." Right here. [via Flowing Data] Continue reading
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From the website: "Goodyear® calls it, redundantly, their Super Dry Natural Drying Ball and it's mighty handy in the glove box, kitchen or shop, although it's really a disc, 4" diameter x 2" thick, made of stitched-together small pieces of... Continue reading
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Once upon a time in America.... [via I Live in a Retro World and Relentlessly Optimistic] Continue reading
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Bring the wonder of Icelandic nature to your home. These lava stones are 2000 years old. Great gift idea or just a souvenir from Iceland! Every pack contains approximately 50grams of lava stones! Pack size: 4.7"... Continue reading
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Good question, one that had never occcurred to me before reading C. Claiborne Ray's Q&A feature in the New York Times Science section; it follows. •••••••••••••••••••••• Q. Dogs have such exquisite olfactory abilities; do they also possess a superior ability... Continue reading
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: inedible. Continue reading
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From History in Pictures: "The famous Hollywood sign, originally reading 'Hollywoodland.' The last four letters were removed in 1949." Continue reading
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: inedible. A third: way older than you are. Continue reading
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That's what it says on the cover of the latest issue of N By Norwegian magazine. I'm reserving judgement until I hear from my Crack Swedish Correspondent®™©. [via Coverjunkie] Continue reading
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Use this nearly flat paper bookmark pen as a placeholder. 6.5" x 2.5". Black ink. $3.99. Continue reading
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From Broadsheet: "Professional stunt man Ethan Swanson does the GoPro thing in Chicago, Illinois. If you haven't seen this already, hold onto your guts." Continue reading
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