Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Kitty likes the feel of the bounce

The science of [romantic] love

By the brilliant and witty Wendy MacNaughton

Love these images by artist, Marian Bantjes

Is this cool or what? A self stirring pot.

To be on the market soon.

fire wrapping paper by Marian Bantjes

dorado beach by Manian Bantjes, I love her combination of sensual, alluring artistry and conceptual stimulation. Very exciting.
Chinese Garbage Truck

A monkey orchid

Photo credit: robyncole
"Super Mario World" for Piano and Tap Dance

A sweet Bollywood classic. One of my favorites. The chorus says "my heart is Indian".

The lyrics to the song:
"Mera Joota hai Japani" (Hindi: मेरा जूता है जापानी, Urdu: میرا جُوتا ہے جاپانى, translationMy Shoes are Japanese) is a Hindi song composed by Shankar Jaikishan and sung byMukesh. The lyrics of the song are by Shailendra. Due to its patriotic themes, the song was widely embraced in its time as a representation of the newly sovereign nation of India[1]. The songs first and most famous appearance was in the movie Shree 420 where it was picturised on the popular Bollywood star Raj Kapoor. The opening lines are:
Mera Joota hai Japani
Yeh Patloon Inglistani
Sar pe lal topi Rusi
Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani
which translates to
My shoes are Japanese
These trousers are English
The red hat on my head is Russian
But even so, my heart is Indian

Voices of the cartoon characters

Started out ok...
Oh no, a bad earthquake in North Eastern Italy. In Emilia. May 20th 2012. It killed 5 people.
Aftermath of strong M6.0 Earthquake--historic buildings collapse in Bologna Italy--May 20,2012

Did there used to be so many earthquakes in Italy?

Italy's earthquake is disastrous for parmesan production
As if there is not enough to worry about in Europe with the euro, the earthquake in northern Italy has made an enormous impact on the most famous Italian cheese Parmigiano Reggiano and its equally popular cousin, Grana Padano, with production losses of up to 10%.

Scientists unlock gene secrets of opium poppy drug

* Discovery paves way for improved noscapine production

* Drug used as cough suppressant, may also fight cancer

It's Not Just You: 'Old Person Smell' Is Real Remember when you used to go to your grandparents' house and whenever you walked in, your nose detected a change in the air? You're not imagining it -- there really is such a thing as "old person smell," and your ability to detect it may have evolutionary roots.

In a study published today in PLoS One, researchers report that young people aged 20-30 are able to accurately guess when a scent comes from an elderly individual aged 75-95. While study participants were also able to determine when a smell was associated with someone in middle age or in their youth, they were much better at smelling old people than young people.

A new video of last year's tsunami in Japan on March 11th 2011, the ebb and flow of it

no bs sign

Good to think about to remind me to turn off the tap when I'm brushing my teeth

Always inspired by before and after pics

A different kind of before and after, old friends

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