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Making Snow Cones. Night sky animation - Observatory in Chile. Space probe speed. 4x4 Recovery Goes Seriously Wrong PART 2 - What Happens Next? The True Purpose of Microsoft Solitaire, Minesweeper, and FreeCell. If you haven't ever played Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts or FreeCell, it's safe to say you're in the minority. These simple Windows games have probably caused more lost worker hours than anything short of a worldwide coffee shortage. Whichever one was your favorite, the temptation to take just one more go at beating them—to get a faster time or a better score—was hard to ignore. But as fun as these games were, they weren't actually designed for entertainment. At least not in their Windows incarnations. The oldest of the four, Microsoft Solitaire, was first added to Windows 3.0 in 1990. Although the game (sometimes called "Patience") has existed since the late 1700s, this digital version seemed to be demonstrating that in the future we would no longer require a physical deck to play simple card games.

But that's not what it was doing at all. Minesweeper, too, has a similar place in technological culture. And finally, there's FreeCell. This post originally appeared on our UK site. Tomato ripeness chart. Comma Queen: Mad Dash. How time zones confused the world. There is now Pyongyang Time to add to Greenwich Mean Time, Eastern Standard Time and Lord Howe Standard Time. Time zones are as much about politics, diplomacy and rebellion as they are about ... the time. The division of the world's time into neat longitudinal sections has been a messy affair. This is the story of humanity's endeavours to manipulate time.

It is how 12:00 Greenwich Mean Time is also 22:30 in Lord Howe Standard Time (Lord Howe Island lies in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand), which is 17:14 on the moon in the (unofficial) Lunar Standard Time. Confused? In the beginning it was the trains that confused everyone Railways, which have powered countries' economic growth, have played a huge role in spurring the world towards standardising time. With advances in railways and shipping in the 19th Century, long distance travel became faster and time differences became more noticeable. India's single time zone is also a legacy of Britain's railway construction. Releasing bouncy balls on an escalator. Brothers Save Hammerhead Shark Destin, FL 2015. Cool Cinema. Tree hit by lightning. Bumper Buddy for blind dogs. Life finds a way. Great Dane running at 30 mph. Earth rising over the moon. 3 different rain showers. TIL the Easter Island heads have detailed bodies - Album on Imgur.

How not to behave around the world infographic. The 30 most-viewed YouTube videos - June 2015. Pro Tip: HOW TO SLATE. Right way to hang toilet paper. Ultimate Hot Dog Style Guide. The Hair Color Of Our Leaders 2015. So this is what babies do from the crib. Squared wheels. How to make glass completely invisible - Live Experiments (Ep 33) - Head Squeeze. A new font based on Einstein’s handwriting will let you write like a genius. Soon your mundane emails can look like the scrawlings of a genius. A new font based on Albert Einstein’s handwriting is being developed in Germany, in time for the 100th year anniversary of the theory of relativity. Aided by a thriving Kickstarter campaign, the German typographer Harald Geisler and the Harvard-trained physicist turned dancer Elizabeth Waterhouse are about to embark on the last laborious stages of production for the typeface, a project they started in 2009.

The research for the typeface involved poring over hundreds of pages of manuscripts in Einstein’s archives over the course of six months. With a pen stylus, Geisler traced samples of Einstein’s scrawl over and over again until he developed an intuition and intimacy with the Nobel Prize winner’s script, slant, rhythm and form. “Handwriting varies depending on mood, speed, and materials used.” The font is being designed to be compatible with PC, Linux and Mac operating systems and will work on mobile phones and tablets. Occupation: Prince/Princess 2. Occupation: Prince/Princess 1. Countries_never_invaded_by_britain_n. Swiming in the middle of the ocean. Las Vegas isn't Las Vegas. House boats among the few affordable homes in London, says charity - BBC News. One of the few chances of finding an affordable home in London could be to live on a house boat, according to the homeless charity Shelter. It claimed that only 43 homes for sale in the city ranked as affordable for those on an average wage.

Four of those were houseboats, and one was a mobile home. The research suggested that 80% of properties in England were unaffordable for families looking to buy a home for the first time. It used a typical income and mortgage criteria as the basis for its affordability test. 'Scandal' The houseboats cost up to £165,000 each, and the mobile home cost £125,000. But in 10% of local authority areas there were no affordable homes for sale at all.

These included areas like Chelmsford in Essex, Watford in Hertfordshire, and Gravesham in Kent. "Over 80% of homes on the market are off limits for a typical family, and this is nothing short of a scandal," said Campbell Robb, Shelter's chief executive. Why People Give Up. The most unexpected of gold medals - Short Tack Speed Skating, Salt Lake 2002. 8 Psychological Tricks of Restaurant Menus. A restaurant’s menu is more than just a random list of dishes. It has likely been strategically tailored at the hands of a menu engineer or consultant to ensure it's on-brand, easy to read, and most importantly, profitable. Here are a few ways restaurants use their menus to influence what you’re having for dinner. The best menus account for the psychological theory known as the “paradox of choice,” which says that the more options we have, the more anxiety we feel.

The golden number? Seven options per food category, tops (seven appetizers, seven entrees, etc.). “When we include over seven items, a guest will be overwhelmed and confused, and when they get confused they’ll typically default to an item they’ve had before,” says menu engineer Gregg Rapp. Some restaurants have lost sight of this rule. Including a nice-looking picture alongside a food item increases sales by 30 percent, according to Rapp. Of course, you can have too much of a good thing. On menus, perspective is everything. Engineering. Press me! The buttons that lie to you. Does it help to push the buttons on pedestrian crossings, train doors and thermostats? Often the answer is “no”, as Chris Baraniuk discovers. The tube pulls in to a busy station along the London Underground’s Central Line.

It is early evening on a Thursday. A gaggle of commuters assembles inside and outside the train, waiting for the doors to open. Some would call this a “placebo button”– a button which, objectively speaking, provides no control over a system, but which to the user at least is psychologically fulfilling to push. In 2013, BBC News Magazine writer Tom de Castella discovered that pedestrian crossings up and down the UK were hotbeds of placebo buttons. Certain psychologists would argue that the buttons were indeed having an effect – just not on the traffic lights themselves. To understand this you have to go back to the early 1970s. “Everybody,” she says, “got crazy. ‘Desirable state’ She wrote a paper in 1975 that made her very famous. Fake noises Intriguing illusions. Going Up or Going Down? Customised cups. Guy escapes tow truck - River North Chicago. Ball fired feom cannon at 60 mph.

Optical illusion Clock. Bruce Lee CGI - Johnnie Walker comercial - HD. Why touching growing hair on a tree is not a good idea? Spinning Top in a Vacuum Chamber. Chinese Tourists no manners. The History of Lorem Ipsum. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet... If you’re a designer, this phrase is everywhere. Known as “filler text” or “Greek copy”, people use it to simulate the appearance of whatever text will ultimately be used in a design. This way, a designer doesn’t have to wait for the text to be written to format it, and they and the client aren’t distracted from the graphical or interactive elements of the design by reading the copy. Because nobody would mistake it for their native language, Lorem Ipsum is also less likely than other filler text to be mistaken for final copy and published by accident. Its use is somewhat controversial but widespread. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

The thing is, one of the great things about Lorem Ipsum is that it really looks like real language. What is this incantation we wrap every prototype we make in, before filling it with the text we hope will make it great? All Latin to Me. Flow™ Hive Full Reveal. Open Water. What color is this dress 4. What color is this dress 3. What color is this dress 2. What color is this dress? The Architect - I'm confused. Pullout Bunk Bed. Passport from Finland. Invisible after car wash. Winter Selfie. Ice Climbing Frozen Niagara Falls. How a SLR camera works. Egg with no yolk. Cross-section of an undersea cable. Kid playing with lioness at Zoo. 1728 clocks. Vocal Cords up close while singing. Royal descendants of John William Friso. The royal descendants of John William Friso, Prince of Orange currently occupy all the hereditary European royal thrones, with Friso and his wife, Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel, being the most recent common ancestors of all the European monarchs.

Due to the intermarriage of the European royal houses, many monarchs are descended from Friso in more than one way. Through history, Friso has also been the ancestor of many monarchs whose thrones no longer exist. Albania[edit] William, Prince of Albania William, Prince of Albania, the only ruler of the Principality of Albania, was descended from Friso through his son in two ways: With the death of William's son, Carol Victor, the line went extinct. Reference:[1] Austria[edit] Charles I of Austria, the last reigning Emperor of Austria, was descended from Friso through his daughter: References:[2][3][4][5] Baden[edit] Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden Bavaria[edit] Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria and his wife Reference:[9] Belgium[edit] SpaceX Falcon 9 Failed Barge Landing. Lava leaks into the sea. Money recovered from Titanic. Cool Slo Mo. Strong spaghetti tower structure. Why we leave the bottom button undone while wearing a suit.

Sonos Logo - Pulses Like A Speaker When Scrolled. Faux Facades: Fake Buildings Hide Trains, Power & More. Fake jeans shelf. Cassette tape playing. Baby face knee caps. North and South Korea lights at night. The Smithsonian. Gangnam Style music video 'broke' YouTube view limit. Waste cycle: Do, Undo and repeat. Why Texas is closing prisons in favour of rehab. 1 December 2014Last updated at 11:50 ET The US is known for its tough criminal justice system, with an incarceration rate far larger than any comparable country. So why is it that Republicans in Texas are actively seeking to close prisons, asks Danny Kruger, a former speechwriter for David Cameron.

Coming from London to spend a couple of days in Texas last month, I was struck most of all by how generous and straightforward everyone was. Talking to all sorts of different people about crime and punishment, the same impression came across: We expect people to do the right thing and support them when they do. When they don't we punish them, but then we welcome them back and expect good behaviour again. For years that straightforward moral outlook translated into a tough criminal justice system. Texas, for instance, has half the population of the UK but twice its number of prisoners.

The Right on Crime inititative has seen three prisons close A round of applause Major reform. Tjipetir mystery: Why are rubber-like blocks washing up on European beaches? 30 November 2014Last updated at 19:48 ET By Mario Cacciottolo BBC News For the past few years, 100-year-old rubber-like blocks from Indonesia have been mysteriously washing up on beaches in the UK and northern Europe. The Titanic has been suggested as one of the possible sources - but now a beachcomber says she may have solved the puzzle of the Tjipetir blocks. In the summer of 2012, Tracey Williams was walking her dog along a beach near her home in Newquay, Cornwall, when she spotted a black tablet on the sand, made of something resembling rubber.

It looked like a large chopping board and the word "Tjipetir" was engraved into it. Weeks later, she found another such curiosity on a different beach alongside bales of rubber, washed up in a cove. Her curiosity piqued, she began to research the origins of these mysterious blocks. It also transpired that these blocks had been appearing on beaches across northern Europe, baffling everyone who had found them. Source: Wrecksite. Notebook with hole for pen. What is 'Black Friday'? Term originated from the Philadelphia Police Department, not retailers. It's the perfect example of a good PR spin! The term "Black Friday" has long been tied to shopping and the day after Thanksgiving, but not in the way that you might think. Although many believe the term refers to the day retailers' profits move "into the black," the term appears to have originally referred to something much more negative.

Black Friday 2014: Walmart's Black Friday ad reveals retailer's schedule Michael Lisicky has written about the the history of department stores in several books, including his most recent 'Shop Pomeroy's First.' According to him, in 1961 the term "Black Friday" was used by the Philadelphia Police Department to describe a day plagued by heavy traffic. Before then, it was used to describe several economic crises, such as the gold market collapse in 1869.

Black Friday 2014: 3 leaked ads you need to see "It's actually a term of economic distress or panic moreso than a celebatory day of shopping," Lisicky said. Storm cell. Nature. White interim leader appointed in Zambia. 29 October 2014Last updated at 12:03 ET These people in the Zambian capital Lusaka had mixed opinions about Guy Smith being named acting leader Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata.

Presidential elections to choose a permanent successor will be held within 90 days, Defence Minister Edgar Lungu said. Mr Scott, who is of Scottish descent, becomes Africa's first white head of state for many years. Mr Sata died in the UK aged 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. A look back at Zambian President Michael Sata's life He was being treated at London's King Edward VII hospital where he died on Tuesday night. 'Beloved comrade' Mr Scott regularly stood in for the president at official events, but was never appointed acting president when Mr Sata was abroad - so this is his first time to officially lead the country.

Guy Scott's rise to Zambia's presidency In a brief televised address Mr Scott confirmed his appointment. Tom Riddle in different languages. Voldemort: "You do not seek to kill me, Dumbledore? Above such brutality, are you? " Dumbledore: "We both know there are other ways of destroying a man, Tom. Merely taking your life would not satisfy me, I admit. " Voldemort: "There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore! " Dumbledore: "You are quite wrong. . — Voldemort to Dumbledore before their duel[src] Tom Marvolo Riddle (31 December, 1926[10] – 2 May, 1998), later known as Lord Voldemort, was a half-blood wizard and considered to be one of the most powerful Dark Wizards of all time. His accomplishments included the opening of Salazar Slytherin's Chamber of Secrets and the use of its monster to attack Muggle-born students; several months' service as a purchasing agent for the Dark artefacts shop Borgin and Burkes; and the attainment of immortality between the years of 1944 and 1998, a process begun upon the creation of his first Horcrux at the age of 16.

Biography Early life —Mrs. Childhood "I can make things move without touching them. Semi-, Hemi-, Demi-: What’s the Difference? WEIRDEST LOCK ON EARTH!! What makes for a stable marriage? About a decade ago, the gossip on everyone’s lips was that “1/2 of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce.” That factoid was later disproven, but it left a lasting impression on the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes of America. In an effort to not become a part of that statistic, I started doing a little research on what makes for a stable marriage in America.

Earlier today, I ran across an interesting study on divorce titled ‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration. The authors of this study polled thousands of recently married and divorced Americans (married 2008 or later) and asked them dozens of questions about their marriage: How long they were dating, how long they were engaged, etc. After running this data through a multivariate model, the authors were able to calculate the factors that best predicted whether a marriage would end in divorce. How long you were dating How much money you make. Lincoln Assassination Eyewitness (Feb 9, 1956) Colonel Sanders. Whats my line? - Ronald Reagan. Jacques Cousteau--What's My Line.