During World War II and beyond, a number of Russian and German sea mines were built and used in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Estonian artist Mati Karmin has repurposed these old and decommissioned mines into a variety of different furniture pieces ranging from fireplaces to chandeliers. You can find more information on the specific mines used here.
The range of works have resulted in art exhibits and a mine furniture company named Marinemine. At the official site you can find all of the different pieces of furniture Karmin has built from old sea mines. Some, like the bed are more sculptural than practical but all are interesting to see.
These are kindergardens I wouldn\’t hesitate to send kids to. Heck, I wouldn\’t mind spending a few days there myself. It\’s wonderful to see this much attention and creativity going towards kindergarden and small children.
General Motors, feeling it was time for a shake-up, hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers.
On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning on a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business.
He walked up to the guy leaning against the wall and asked, \”How much money do you make a week?\”
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ShareFacebookTwitterAlzheimer\’s breakthrough: Cure or hype?By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News
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Alzheimer\’s find is \’turning point\’
If you regularly walk past a newspaper stand, then \”Alzheimer\’s cure\” or \”Major Alzheimer\’s breakthrough\” headlines will be a familiar sight. And here we are again.
UK researchers have, for the first time, used a chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease.
The Times went with Cure for Alzheimer\’s \”within reach\” on its front page, the Independent had Scientists hail historic breakthrough in war against Alzheimer\’s, and my BBC News website article used the headline Alzheimer\’s find is \”turning point\”.
Two old guys, one 80 and one 87, were sitting on a park bench one morning.
The 87-year-old had just finished his morning jog and wasn’t even short of breath.
The 80-year-old was amazed at the guy’s stamina and asked him what he did to have so much energy.
The 87-year-old said, “Well, I eat rye bread every day. It keeps your energy level high And you’ll have great stamina with the ladies.”
So, on the way home the 80-year-old stopped at the bakery.
As he was looking around, the saleslady asked if he needed any help. He said, “Do you have any rye bread?”
She said, “Yes, there’s a whole shelf of it. Would you like some?”
He said, “I want 5 loaves.”
She said, “My goodness, 5 loaves! By the time you get to the 3rd loaf, it’ll be hard.”
He replied, “I can’t believe everybody knows about this shit but me.”