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Posted by bio_man   June 30, 2017   1976 views

Ever heard of the game console, Pippin? Neither did we!

The Apple Bandai Pippin, stylized "PiP P!N", was a multimedia technology console, designed by Apple. The console was based on the Apple Pippin platform – a derivative of the Apple Macintosh platform. The system was based on a 66 MHz processor and a 14.4 kb/s modem. It also featured a 4×-speed CD-ROM drive, and a video output that could connect to a standard television display.

Between 1996 and 1997, Bandai manufactured fewer than 100,000 Pippins, but reportedly sold 42,000 systems before discontinuing the line. Due to its failure, much like the Apple Newton, only 18 games were officially released in the US.

Watch a video of its unboxing from 1996, and a preview of a few games.

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Posted by duddy   May 30, 2017   2403 views

46 years ago, Alan Shepard pulled out a makeshift six-iron he smuggled on board Apollo 14 and hit two golf balls on the lunar surface, becoming the first - and only - person to play golf anywhere other than Earth.

With little atmosphere and much lower gravity, golf balls on the moon travel much farther than on the earth. Alan attributes his shot of nearly 200 yards to this fact alone.

The other sport played was javelin. [ ... ]
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Posted by bio_man   April 19, 2017   2986 views

Chances are you've never tasted crude oil, and if you had the chance, you'd probably pass 99.9% of the time. Interestingly, however, crude oil tastes sweet when its sulfur concentration is lower than 0.42% per volume. Sulfur in crude oil is an impurity, and gives off the smell of rotten eggs when found as hydrogen sulfide. Sour crude oil has a sulfur volume higher than 0.50%. The terms "sweet" and "sour" originated from the practice of nineteenth century prospectors who would literally taste or smell the crude to determine its quality. [ ... ]
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Posted by bio_man   April 15, 2017   2944 views

Started in Imperial China in the 10th or 11th century, upper-class court dancers would wrap their feet to make them permanently smaller.

Although this made it difficult for a woman to walk, small feet indicated that a woman’s husband did not need his wife’s labor. To make the feet even smaller, sometimes the baby’s feet were broken and wrapped tightly. Some baby’s toes were cut off! Footbinding was banned by the Chinese government in 1911, but continued to be practiced in some places for several decades, as shown in the picture above. [ ... ]
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Posted by duddy   December 30, 2016   4336 views

Aside from claiming the title of the largest animal known to have ever lived, the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) possesses a heart big enough to house a human. The heart of an average sized blue whale weighs 180 kg (400 lb) and is also the largest known in any animal.

During the first seven months of its life, a blue whale calf drinks approximately 380 litres (100 US gal) of milk every day. Blue whale calves gain weight quickly, as much as 90 kilograms (200 lb) every 24 hours. Even at birth, they weigh up to 2,700 kilograms (6,000 lb) - the same as a fully grown hippopotamus.

Blue whales have proportionally small brains, only about 6.92 kilograms (15.26 lb), about 0.007% of its body weight, although with a highly convoluted cerebral cor [ ... ]
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Pls where can i read more about this, it's interesting
Posted on Jan 8, 2017 by adamabdu
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