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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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This ‘painting’ of Robert Burns made from 100% Scottish recycled materials, including Tunnock tea cake wrappers and Irn bru lids, is carried to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh where it is to go on display.
Many adventurous souls in Boston have had videos made of themselves jumping out of windows and into snowbanks wearing nothing but a speedo (and a grimace after hitting the snow).
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wants them to stop.
Walsh chastised thrill-seekers who've been filming themselves performing the frosty feat and then posting the videos on social media websites. He says, "It's a foolish thing to do, and you could kill yourself."
Called the Super Awesome Micro Project, the Lego car was conceived by Steve Sammartino of Melbourne and constructed in Romania by Raul Oaida.
The build, which took 20 months to complete, was crowdfunded by 40 patrons to the tune of $22,000. While the car consists of more than 400,000 Lego pieces, the diminutive plastic brick was replaced by other materials for some of the key, load-bearing components, such as the tires and wheels -- and for things like gauges, which are rather hard to build out of Lego.
The most amazing part of the Lego car is the engine. It is made entirely of Lego and runs on compressed air.
The power comes from four separate orbital engines, each equipped with 64 cylinders and pistons.
The car is said to attain a speed of 20 miles per hour.
This report was gleaned from an article by writer/photographer Chuck Miller found at the link below.
It would be interesting to see the photos from World War I taken by this old camera.
Back plate of Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic camera. Note the autographic scribe tool just under the small door used for writing on the photo negative (“autographing").
The illustration shown above is form an old Kodak advertisement for their autographic cameras. The ad shows the autographic scribe tool in use and says, “You can now date and title your negatives, permanently, and almost instantly at the time you take them.”
...hat tip to Steve Collins for the link to this story.