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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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"Meccano transforms their time-honored kid assembly toy into a home furniture line." [via wolfliving and Bruce Sterling] Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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"Customers line up at the first McDonald's hamburger stand which was opened in 1948 in San Bernardino, California." [via History in Pictures] Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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Silicone and stainless steel. 5.5" long x 0.25" deep. 6 for $4.95. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Take your phone or other mobile device into the bath without having to hold it in both hands for fear of dropping it in the water. You can lean back on the inflatable cushion and enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at bookofjoe
"A 500-pound space rock about two feet in diameter entered the Earth's atmosphere outside of Pittsburgh early Tuesday morning, according to NASA. The object, detected by three NASA meteor cameras, was moving at a speed of 45,000 mph." "Visibility was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Excerpts from a February 5, 2015 Associated Press story follow. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Your car is trapped between the crossing gates, and a train is speeding down the tracks, its horn blaring, its lights blazing in your direction. What do you do?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From websites: •••••••••••••••••••• The Bottleloft frees up shelf space. The set includes 2 strips that attach to the ceiling of a fridge, with each strip having 3 super-strong neodymium magnets to hold bottles by their caps. Strips adhere to any... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• Contrary to what you might expect from its name, you wear the Hourei Lift Bra on your face and it helps fight the smile lines that sadly grow more prominent with age. The band slides over... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at bookofjoe
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On November 12, 2014, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, launched in 2004, having traveled over 4 billion miles in 10 years, after closely approaching Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, then launched the robot Philae (about the size of a washing machine) which... Continue reading
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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 Jan 27, 2015 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
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at bookofjoe
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$5. Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing? Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at bookofjoe
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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