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Aldous Huxley It was in 1886 that the German pharmacologist, Louis Lewin, published the first systematic study of the cactus, to which his own name was subsequently given. Anhalonium lewinii was new to science. To primitive religion and the Indians of Mexico and the American Southwest it was a friend of immemorially long standing. Indeed, it was much more than a friend.
Einstein's Riddle Flash Game Description: In a street there are five houses, painted five different colors. - In each house lives a person of different nationality. - These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke different brand of cigar and keep a different pet. Einstein’s riddle is: Who owns the fish? But… to “win” this game you need put all 25 answers to correct slots. Share Einsteins Riddle Game with your friends: <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore April 25, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The self-made myth is one of the most cherished foundation stones of the conservative theology.
One of the most pernicious symptoms of Alzheimer's is that patients, in a fit of confusion, feel suddenly disoriented from their surroundings and wracked with a need to just get home . As a result, Alzheimer's patients in nursing homes often escape--wandering at large, with no memory of who they are, oblivious to danger. The obvious (and common) solution is to lock up Alzheimer's wards. But then, that seems cruel and it often aggravates a panicking patient even more. Via Radiolab's podcast comes a remarkable story of how the Benrath Senior Center in Dusseldorf, Germany, found an alternative solution. The staff there noticed that escaped Alzheimer's patients often head directly to their only exit: Public transportation.
This little game had us both in tears the last time I played it… And the time before that , we were both smiling so much our cheeks hurt… It’s simple, easy, in-the-moment, and you can play it with your lover, a friend, on a date, or with someone you’ve just met.
What is anime? Put simply it is Japan’s cartoon industry, and its range demonstrates how little Western animation has scratched the surface. Anime is not just for kids, but that doesn’t mean it’s brimming with sex and violence (although some undoubtedly has plenty of that). Anime is proof that any genre can be animated, from fantasy, to sci-fi, to crucially, everyday drama. And animation can capture nuance and emotion often lost in live action.
Why take pills if you can eat these 11 everyday foods that can help cure most common illnesses? #1 MUSCLE ACHE The Solution: Tart cherries—one cup, or two glasses of juice, daily, before and during exercise The Science: Contains the same anti-inflammatory enzymes as ibuprofen, without the potential kidney and stomach-related side effects. #2 MEMORY LOSS The Solution: Sunflower seeds—a quarter cup daily The Science: These vitamin E-loaded seeds will protect the neurons in your brain from oxidative stress, which means you keep your memory longer. Discover the secret memory boosting foods that will increase your brain power, which can make your life easier in any situation. #3 WEAR MUSCLES The Solution: Apples—one daily The Science: Leave the peel on—it’s full of ursolic acid, which fuels the production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) and insulin, two hormones important in building muscle.
by JK Parkin | May 14, 2011 @ 2:18 PM | 45 Comments | Welcome once again to Shelf Porn, where fans show off their collections of comics, graphic novels, toys and other items. Today’s Shelf Porn was submitted by Tim Barklay, who shows us his great collection and kick ass room from Australia. If you’d like to submit your own Shelf Porn, we could certainly use it — just send a write-ups and jpgs to firstname.lastname@example.org . And now here’s Tim.
Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places | We humans are explorers by nature. The quest for discovery, both old and new, is part of what separates us from rest of the animal kingdom. Since the world we live in has been largely mapped and plotted, we urban adventurers turn our sights toward the relics of old and the ruins of the recent past. If you find beauty in urban decay, in the crumbling and abandoned places of yesteryear, you’ll want to read on.
Bob Ross' patient teaching and "wet on wet" painting techniques helped introduce thousands of amateur painters to the art world. The "serious" art establishment might not have had much time for Ross—and the contempt was mutual—but even now, 14 years after his death, Ross' iconic show The Joy of Painting still enjoys a large following in syndication. Let's take a look at five things you might not know about the man who brought us so many happy little trees. 1. He Was a Military Man Ross' quiet voice and gentle demeanor made him the perfect host for The Joy of Painting , but those traits might have kept him from being the perfect soldier.
A lot of people are very upset about the rapidly increasing U.S. national debt these days and they are demanding a solution. What they don't realize is that there simply is not a solution under the current U.S. financial system. It is now mathematically impossible for the U.S. government to pay off the U.S. national debt. You see, the truth is that the U.S. government now owes more dollars than actually exist. If the U.S. government went out today and took every single penny from every single American bank, business and taxpayer, they still would not be able to pay off the national debt.
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:44 pm, May 14th, 2012 Here’s the short version of what happens in this video: 1.) Woman draws dragon. 2.) Dragon comes to life. 3.)
Most people carry five to 10 keys with them whenever they go out. On your key ring you might have several keys for the house, one or two more for the car and a few for the office or a friend's house. Your key ring is a clear demonstration of just how ubiquitous lock technology is: You probably interact with locks dozens of times every week. The main reason we use locks everywhere is that they provide us with a sense of security. But in movies and on television , spies , detectives and burglars can open a lock very easily, sometimes using only a couple of paper clips.
One of the most powerful ideas in modern physics is that the Universe is governed by symmetry. This is the idea that certain properties of a system do not change when it undergoes a transformation of some kind. For example, if a system behaves the same way regardless of its orientation or movement in space, it must obey the law of conservation of momentum. If a system produces the same result regardless of when it takes place, it must obey the law of conservation of energy.