Old Sea Mines Repurposed Into Furniture

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.


That Lousy Slacker!

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?\”


Following CiF Watch post, Guardian amends ‘terrorist sperm’ story

On Oct. 14 we postedabout a bizarre story by Harriet Sherwood alleging that the sperm of a Palestinian terrorist prisoner was smuggled out of an Israeli jail and used to impregnate a Palestinian woman in Gaza.  

Though the veracity of the Palestinian claim that the baby, shown above, was in fact the result of smuggled sperm, was questioned by Israeli prison officials, we focused on the inaccurate claim by Sherwood that the Palestinian donor (Tamer Za’anin) was merely convicted of membership in a “militant’ organization.

Sherwood wrote the following:

Za’anin, who had been denied permission by Israel to visit her husband in prison since his conviction for membership of the militant organisation Islamic Jihad just a few months after their marriage, consulted [the fertility doctor] by phone. 

We demonstrated, per Israeli court records, that Za’anin not only belonged to a terror organization, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, but volunteered for…

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Alzheimer’s breakthrough: Cure or hype?

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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\”.