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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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Lapis lazuli beveled to hold white limestone which forms the eye's sclera, drilled to receive the black stone pupil. [via RealityCarnival] Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Finally, one that works. Bonus: it doesn't substitute an almost equally unbearable residual scent for your shoe stench. $19.82. Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at bookofjoe
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From the Washington Post: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Fabian Oefner first noticed the stunning beauty of the world when he was a kid, looking up at the moon through a homemade telescope. Since then he has used photography as a tool for examining... Continue reading
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Lie down with phones get up with viruses. Well, I thought it was funny. Though admittedly, the bar is awfully low. Never mind. This pricey device charges up to 10 phones at once. Can your charger do that? From the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: no visible mote. A third: Swiss. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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I got one of these for Gray Cat a couple months ago and she loves it. The ball that goes around and around? Meh. But the corrugated cardboard that occasionally yields a small piece to her needle sharp claws? That... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
From Public Domain Review: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• A film by the American Telephone and Telegraph company, showing through both animation and live action how to use the rotary dial of the telephone. A woman shows how the numbers should be dialed and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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5"L x 1.45"Ø. Silicone. $8.73 (garlic not included). Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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From Robin Linus: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Problem Without your consent most major web platforms leak whether you are logged in. This allows any website to detect on which platforms you're signed up. Since there are lots of platforms with specific demographics,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: shape-shifting. A third: inedible. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Draughts is London’s first board game café, a haven for game lovers. We have a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly staff to help customers select from a huge library of games — 600 and counting!... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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Genius. Think outside the cup space. How about using it as a keychain, among other things? Or a hook for hanging things? 4.92" x 2.87" x 0.82". $9.92. Continue reading
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From Open Culture: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Paul Klee led an artistic life that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, but he kept his aesthetic sensibility tuned to the future. Because of that, much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter's work, which at its... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Everything but the wave. $8.95. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
[via Smithsonian, MentalFloss, and Open Culture] Continue reading
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From Wikipedia: "(泥だんご, lit. 'Mud dumpli... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at bookofjoe
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OMG! Where was this when I was in academic medicine presenting Grand Rounds? 11"-31". $10.95. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: quite fragile. A third: you can too! Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Plastic and spring steel. 5.7"H x 2.36"D x 1.18"W. Tape = 78.74"L (2 meters). The Japanese have a word for this. $13.95. Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing? Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Toronto-based Cube Works made it for One Central Macau World. Said creative director Josh Chalom, "We don't use the original Rubik's Cube because the stickers tend to fade and not last as long." Instead, the studio orders a 100% plastic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at bookofjoe
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What took so long? Never mind. Stainless steel utensils are eight inches long. €15.95. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at bookofjoe
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"NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) award-winning publication 'CALLBACK' is a monthly safety newsletter which includes de-identified ASRS report excerpts with supporting commentary in a popular 'lessons learned' format." How do you spell "near miss?" Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Blue, Yellow, or Pink. Pad of 100: $7.49. Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing? Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at bookofjoe
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