Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Monday, 18 September 2017

Wayne Rooney Arrives At Court On Drink Drive Charge


Everton forward Wayne Rooney arrives at Stockport Magistrates' Court, where he is charged with drink-driving.


Jen Selter & Instagram's Most Popular Body Part Models: How To Get Real Followers for Fake Fitness!


We already know that you can become famous for having a big butt. Social media stars like Jen Selter and Sommer Ray are proof of that. Rise of celebrities with prominent rear-ends, like Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Nicki Minaj offer further evidence of this. But can you also become famous on Instagram for PRETENDING to have a big butt? In Episode 1 of Nerd City's Try Hards, we put our theories to the test. After decades where long legs and flat stomachs held the public's gaze, is this now the age of the booty, where nothing else could matter more?

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Scraps: Jordan Schlansky's Masterpiece - CONAN on TBS


Jordan Schlansky explains why "Star Wars" is superior to "Star Trek" for far far too long.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Manufacturing plywood boards: then and now


Plywood is a simple material made by glueing together thin sheets of wood, known as veneers or plies. These basic elements have remained broadly the same throughout its history. The most significant breakthrough in its production came in the early 1800s with the development of steam-powered machines that could cut veneers cheaply. The most influential of these was the rotary veneer cutter.

The cutter rotates a log against a wide, horizontal blade, causing it to ‘peel’ into a continuous sheet of wood. This enables the creation of longer, wider sheets of veneer than previously possible and with little waste. Using these machines meant that plywood could be manufactured quickly and inexpensively on a large scale.

This film shows the stages in manufacturing plywood boards in the mid-20th century and today. The process remains essentially unchanged, although today many of the machines are much faster and computer controlled.

Produced as part of the V&A exhibition Plywood: Material of the Modern World (15 July – 12 November 2017).



Friday, 15 September 2017

African Cheetah Versus Meerkats


Kinji the Cheetah is something special. He honestly tries making friends with everyone... especially the animals that lives within his reach. I've mentioned before he is very clever and extremely calm and non aggressive in nature. Chloe the dog bites him on the lips sometimes when he bothers her to much and he accepts the consequences and never retaliates. He is a fun loving cheetah who loves to play and loves MEERKATS!

Here he is at 8 months and 2 years old trying to get the meerkats to scratch him. He ends up purring to the delight of getting a grooming from these small creatures. He has no idea they want to kill him! Meerkats are territorial and do not like predators.

Staff label Kinji as "The cheetah that doesn't purr" and it is rare for sure. I've only heard him purr when eating sometimes, playing with a toy sometimes, and encountering his meerkat friends. I was very happy to hear and record his purr. A cheetah purr is quickly becoming my favorite sound in the world... so relaxing, calming, and something that penetrates the psyche down to the rudimentary soul for me. A purrs is designed to calm tensions; letting others around them know a friendly cat is present.