Blu in Bogota
That’s just the first page of a 100-question test given to an eighth-grade class in 1954 USA. Be sure to check out the rest and see if you can answer them with present-day figures. While the question remains whether or not this was an open book test, and I wonder about the ultimate utility of the information the kids had to memorize, from the comments on the source it is apparent that our present-day eighth graders are not receiving this level of civic/government education. Via BlackInformant.
The Pixies, Debaser
What an interesting creature…
“often called “scaly anteaters,” (Pangolin’s) are covered in tough, overlapping scales. These burrowing mammals eat ants and termites using an extraordinarily long, sticky tongue, and are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight ball when threatened. Eight different pangolin species can be found across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Poaching for illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss have made these incredible creatures one of the most endangered groups of mammals in the world.”
Pharoahe Monch, Simon Says, 1999
Fred Flare Green Chewie, a must have! Buy here at Fred Flare
Those Disney Scientists were one step ahead.
via, Kanye West
I am not a huge fan of fixed gear bikes but, Shit, this is beautiful…almost too good to ride. A full shot after the jump. For more info on Bertelli Biciclette Assemblate NYC go here.
An amazing short film of Aliens invading South America. The lighting and rendering angles are really good. Music I give a C+. Check it out for yourself.
this might be the source
Oh the joys of the Twinkie. The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project is mad old (1995) but still very relevant.
Brazilian Artist Highraff works both indoors and outdoors. It is pretty awesome how his work translates seamlessly between the two, especially these wooden sculptures which capture the colorful energy of Brazil. Thanks to Pablo Aravena for the heads up
Jon Stewart catches Fox News Sean Hannity, making shit up! Be careful believing what you watch.
These are part of a questionnaire from 1933.
“Eats whatever is served without grumbling or criticism”
Wow, think of all the potential that these glasses have.
“The Tele Scouter glasses feature a compact microphone and camera, which picks up the foreign-language conversation. This audio recording is then relayed to a small computer worn on the user’s waist, which transmits the information to a remote server. The server translates the words from speech to text, and transmits it back to the glasses, where the translated phrase is then appears on a tiny retinal display, providing the wearer with a transcript of the conversation in their own language.”