Category Archives: Culture

The Equation of Time: Clocks Vs Sundials

A few centuries ago, the arbiter of “local noon” wasn’t the mechanical clock, it was the sundial. The pseudoscientific-sounding “equation of time” is how you convert between the two — and perhaps not the way you’d expect. Advertisements

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The Japanese Mini Truck Garden Contest is a Whole New Genre in Landscaping – Colossal

The Kei Truck, or kei-tora for short, is a tiny but practical vehicle that originated in Japan. Although these days it’s widely used throughout Asia and other parts of the world, in Japan you’ll often see them used in the construction and … Continue reading

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Watch a Vinyl Record Spin so Quickly That it Shatters- Colossal

The The Slow Mo Guys (Dan Cruchy and Gavin Free) have found fame creating slow motion videos of otherwise undetectably fast movements. Their latest experiment, filmed at 12,500 frames per second, shows a vinyl record spinning so quickly that it … Continue reading

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Ireland’s referendum results: legalised abortion projected to win “by a landslide” — Sound Books

Ireland’s no-exceptions-made abortion ban was one of the cruelest and most inhumane in the world, and after years of struggle, the country has finally held a referendum to amend its constitution and strike down the abortion ban in Article 8; … Continue reading

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The Civil Rights Era Roots of Roller Skating

Great Big Story Published on 9 May 2018 SUBSCRIBED 2.3M In cities like Atlanta, roller skating culture is alive and rocking. But, its roots go back decades, back to the Civil Rights era. During desegregation in the 1950s and 1960s, … Continue reading

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3 ways to plan for the (very) long term – TED

We increasingly make decisions based on short-term goals and gains — an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe. How can we learn to think about and plan for a better future in the long term … … Continue reading

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The Museum of British Folklore – celebrating the magic and ritual of our lives – Museum Crush

Objects from the collection of Museum of British Folklore. © Simon Costin / Museum of British Folklore. Ahead of a series of features exploring their collection, Museum Crush talks to the Museum of British Folklore about their plans to start … Continue reading

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For These South Sudanese Refugees, Bedsheets Are a Reminder of Home – National Geographic

Irene Sonia poses in front of a milaya, or bedsheet—one of the few things her mother managed to bring when they fled South Sudan for Uganda.   On her first day in the sprawling South Sudanese settlement of Bidibidi in Uganda, home … Continue reading

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No Age Limit to Achieving Your Dreams – Great Big Story

From Great Big Story: “In this reel, we meet five individuals proving there are no limits when following your dreams. We visit Nottingham’s Football club where we have a cuppa with an 88-year-old tea boy, travel to Nepal to attend … Continue reading

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MLK’s Granddaughter At March For Our Lives: ‘I Have A Dream That Enough Is Enough’ — HelloBeautiful

Source: Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Eleven-year-old Naomi Wadler wasn’t the only Black girl that stole the show at the March For Our Lives rally on March 24. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 9-year-old granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, wowed the … Continue reading

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