Thursday, July 31, 2014
As an environmentalist, Adam Fetsch wanted to give new life to the wine bottles that were thrown away after his gatherings. He decided to make candles but not just any candles. They are contained in recycled wine bottle holders and have distinctive wine bouquets like Cabernet with a black cherry, currant, smoke, burnt toast scent and Pinot Grigio with a sandalwood, wet stone and light citrus bouquet. Merlot, Champagne, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc scented candles are also available ($19.95 each).
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Film footage of Palestine shot by cameramen employed by the Lumiere brothers in 1896 was recently published online thanks to Lobster Films. It shows Palestinians of all faiths – Christians, Jews and Muslims – living side by side, and praying side by side.
More: Hummus For Thought
More: Hummus For Thought
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I'm not sure if this makes me more or less nervous about driving on large highways:
Starting next year, driverless cars will be allowed on roads in the United Kingdom. The government has just passed a law allowing the cars to begin real world testing, starting in January 2015. Government officials will also be reviewing existing road regulations, as they will need to be adjusted for driverless cars.More: The Wire
In the U.S., Google has already been testing cars in California and Japan began public road testing in 2013.
You can own a rolling symbol of the American dream when this 1948 Tucker 48 goes on the auction block on Friday, August 15, 2014.
This baby is finished in an eye-catching metallic bronze maroon and the broadcloth interior shows only light wear and may be the original material from 1948! The car retains not only a proper Tucker Y-1 transmission—the gearbox that it was meant to have when new—but also the correct, proper late dashboard switchgear and Kaiser-sourced door handles. Only 1,914 miles are recorded.
But what I really like is the third headlight on the Tucker 48 that was dubbed the “Cyclops eye”.
More: RM AUCTIONS
Ivory Coast, in Africa, is the world's leading producer of cocoa beans and farmers there have been harvesting the crop for decades. But they'd never had a taste of the finished product until Metropolis TV, visited and offered them a taste of their first chocolate bar.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
More: Business Insider
Richard Norris had a face too hideous to show until a doctor gave him a miracle too fantastic to believe. Two years ago Norris received the "face of a recently deceased 21-year-old man," transplanted as "one solid flap, skin, muscle, bone, nerves, blood vessels, tongue—everything as one piece." Along with the new face Richard got a new life, and a new set of burdens too strange to predict. What's it like to live with a face that wasn't yours—and that may never quite be?