Tuesday, September 01, 2015

How Much Will Kill You?

Did you know that drinking 6 litres of water could kill you? This video from ASAP Science tells the lethal doses of some everyday substances.

Pot smokers might be relieved to know that they'd have to smoke 680 kg of the stuff in 15 minutes before they'd keel over.


Trailer: The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl follows the life of transgender artist Lili Elbe, one of the first people in the world to undergo sex reassignment surgery back in the 1930s. It stars British actor Eddie Redmayne in the lead role alongside Ben Whishaw and Alicia Vikander, who plays Elbe's wife Gerda Wegener.

Via  HUH

World's Largest Mural

This 21,000 square meter mural was completed over four days by French artists Ella & Pitr for the Nuart Street Art Festival in Norway. Drone footage of the completed mural shows you just how large it is:

Via: Curbed National

Dance Cards

Today when someone says "pencil me into your dance card" they are asking you to set aside some time for them but in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries women actually used these booklets at formal dances. They came in many different styles, some simple and others more elaborate. 

Dance card from Kansas City’s Priests of Pallas festival, circa 1890.

This one, from the French regency period, has a mother-of-pearl cover. 
You also got to write in your own songs as well as the dance partner.

Shoe-shaped card that listed out the kinds of dances attendees could expect.

Gold and enamel reusable card with an embedded clock.

More: Flavorwire

Thanks Bruce!

Monday, August 31, 2015

America’s Smallest Brewery

My mother always told me that good things come in small packages. I don't think she was referring to  this nano brewery though.

Above Average has the story.