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A little perspective

Posted: August 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Bug buddy

Posted: July 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Fossils found from the Triassic Period 190 million years ago indicate that the giant weta of New Zealand is an insect species that’s older than some dinosaurs. Certain arthropod-happy New Zealanders keep them as pets. Wetas have ears on their knees. Some are as heavy as two sparrows or three mice. And they love eating carrots! I don’t think they play fetch. But they might bring you your slippers in the morning!

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When every action has a fun reaction

Posted: June 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Kinetic artist Joseph Herscher is the creative genius behind YouTube’s Joseph’s Machines. His amazing chain-reaction devices are sometimes referred to as Rube Goldberg machines. Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist who drew complicated gadgets that performed simple tasks. Behold the diagram for Rube Goldberg’s Self-Operating Napkin!

And here’s Joseph Herscher’s tooth-brushing technique.

More work=less fun is true in most cases.

Not with Joseph’s Machines!

Check out more of them on YouTube.

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Good question!

Posted: April 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: | No Comments »

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Lord of the skunks

Posted: February 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

One skunk to rule them all!

P.S. Not really skunk. Photoshopped bear skunk. BUT STILL.

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Happy Groundhog Day!

Posted: February 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

This is what six more weeks of winter look like. Thanks a lot, groundhog!

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Monthly magic

Posted: February 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Perspective

Posted: July 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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It’s Fried Chicken Day

Posted: July 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Does fried chicken need a day of observance? Apparently so, because TODAY IS IT.

According to Wikipedia, it’s unclear how this day originated and who or what entity started it. But it is the official date to celebrate this classic American dish.

Now just be careful you don’t eat a puppy instead!

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You looking at me?

Posted: April 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Pareidolia is the word that describes the way we see meaningful things in ordinary objects. Such as faces. Sinks especially bring out the pareidolia in me.

What would these sinks say, if they could talk? “Wash your hands!” of course.

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