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The Anomalies: The Acorn Woodpecker

As their name implies, acorn woodpeckers rely heavily on acorns for sustenance. To make sure this seasonal resource remains available throughout the year, the birds build enormous “granaries” by drilling thousands of holes into their oak-tree homes and stashing a single nut securely inside each hole. Since just one of …

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Building the 7,541-piece LEGO Millennium Falcon, a time lapse

LEGO’s Star Wars Millennium Falcon model 75192, a 7,541-piece Ultimate Collector Series set, is not only their “largest and most detailed” Millennium Falcon ever, it’s also the largest and most expensive set LEGO has ever made. Two different Hans (young and old), Chewbacca, Leia, Rey, Finn, C-3P0, BB-8, two porgs, …

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Training

Most Satisfying Video of Pop-Up Cards designed by Peter Dahmen

Germany-based paper engineer Peter Dahmen designs and builds intricate paper structures and pop-up cards. Titled Most Satisfying Video of Pop-Up Cards, the video above showcases how Dahmen’s personal and commercial work unfolds. It’s all set to The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss II. The video includes a few creations that …

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Sustainability

How pinball machines are made from start to finish at Stern Pinball

The A.V. Club took a trip to Chicagoland’s Stern Pinball, the “oldest and largest designer and manufacturer of arcade-quality pinball games on the planet,” according to its website. In the video above, we follow the pinball machine manufacturing process from start to finish, seeing just how much work goes into …

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Safety

The Challenge of a Straight Line and ‘Making Art Concrete’ – Getty Museum

How might you paint a perfectly sharp and clean straight line without blobs of paint or an unsteady hand creating a visually uneven edge? In concert with the Getty Museum‘s exhibition “Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros” (September 16, 2017 through …

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Planning

The roller skating scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times

In the classic 1936 film Modern Times, silent film star Charlie Chaplin plays a poor American worker during the industrialization of the Machine Age. A bit into the film, he acquires a job as a night watchman in a department store and lets in a penniless young woman, played by …

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Essential Survival Items

Blind Birdwatcher Sees With Sound

Juan Pablo Culasso is a birdwatcher in Uruguay, but he doesn’t see birds the way that most birdwatchers do. In fact, he doesn’t see them at all. Born without sight, Culasso listens to the birds and has developed a keen ability to identify their distinct calls and melodies. He has …

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Cherry, Chocolate

Growing up I remember leafing through my mum’s cookbook, searching for the particular recipe that I wanted to make that day. I would look out for the signposts e.g. the page with the post it note on it, the page with a magazine cut-out of a brownie recipe with its …

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Crispy Potatoes with Pesto, Tomatoes

This type of food is my favourite thing about this time of year. Those recipes that are so quick to put together on a weeknight so you can sit outside and enjoy your dinner as the sun juuuust starts to set (although lets be real I’m probably sneezing 20% of the …

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Training

Strawberry

Summer heat is taking over London at the moment! I think we’re all pretty confused in the UK because we can’t complain about it being cold and rainy? Also I’ve been watching some of the Wimbledon tennis here

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