Channel 10 News in San Diego.
For those who like arboreal things, it’s a Samaan tree. The swimming hole has been documented too. Awesome.
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Panasonic announced that it will no longer be making its cult classic turntable, Technics.
more at Gizmodo
Video footage from that Hostage situation/crisis in Manila back in August.
The Guardian reports that “Russian bears have grown so desperate after a scorching summer they have started digging up and eating corpses in municipal cemetries.” I’m just trying to picture this right now. Weird.
Spanish prostitutes working the Spanish highways have been ordered to wear reflective vests for their own safety. A couple images of unsafe hookers after the jump
Gregory Isaacs, Rest in Peace
The Wall Street Journal reports on the Institute for Business & Home Saftey’s new disaster lab in South Carolina.
“The $40 million research center, set on 90 acres in Richburg, S.C., features a massive test chamber as tall as a six-story building that can hold nine 2,300-square-foot homes on a turntable. Those homes can be subjected to tornado-strength winds generated by 105 giant fans. Mix in water from the 750,000-gallon tanks, and researchers can simulate Category 3 hurricanes.”
Video after the jump
Marisol Valles is 20 years old and a criminology major. She took the job because no one else had the cojones to do it.
A little about the TED Prize:
“The TED Prize is designed to leverage the TED community’s exceptional array of talent and resources. It is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $100,000 and, much more important, “One Wish to Change the World.” After several months of preparation, s/he unveils his/her wish at an award ceremony held during the TED Conference. These wishes have led to collaborative initiatives with far-reaching impact.”
Kanye West’s tweet about his newly banned My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album art by George Condo. Censors are boring.
Bonus video footage after the jump of George Condo painting what is presumably the new cover.