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Meet Memebon, the short-haired Japanese baby kitten. She’s a famous celebrity cat who caught the internet by storm a few years back. Today, Memebon is  a grown cat that looks just like her calico mom.

Admire the kitten photos of Memebon, and prepare to surrender to the cute.

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Via Sparklette

Food Maps is a project by artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves. As the name suggests, these food maps are physical maps composed of the iconic foods from different countries and continents. The United States’ map is a glorious quilt of wheat and corn that would have made a splendid centerpiece at the first Thanksgiving. And when looking at the richly colored mosaic of spices that form India, you might get a phantom taste of curry on your tongue.

“These maps show how food has traveled the globe — transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place,” they said.

1. United States

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

2. Africa

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

3. Australia

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

4. China

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

5. France

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

6. India

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

7. Italy

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

8. New Zealand

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

9. South America

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

10. United Kingdom

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

11. Japan

11 Delicious Food Maps Of Countries. You Will Feel Smarter And Hungry After Seeing These.

Making in progress

Via hargreavesandlevin.com

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A 15-Year-Old Builds a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

March 25, 2014 | by Janet Fang

photo credit: Shiva Nathan via Parallax
 
Shiva Nathan’s new prosthetic can read patterns in the wearer’s brainwaves and transmit them to a robotic arm, allowing the user to flex the mechanical fingers with nothing more than their thoughts. And if this project needed any more cool points, its creator is 15 years old.
 
In fact, Nathan was even younger when the idea germinated: In 2012, after hearing about a family member in India who lost both forearms, he set out to design a prosthesis of his own. Although he now takes pre-college classes at MIT, Nathan didn’t have access to a world-class robotics lab in which to build an artificial arm. What he did have was a Mindwave Mobile headset by NeuroSky, a California company that builds brainwave-reading headsets that allow people to play games with their thoughts, or trains them to meditate and control those thoughts.
 
NeuroSky’s electroencephalography (EEG) headset can detect brain activity patterns associated with specific mental states such as concentration or relaxation. It can then relay that data via Bluetooth to a computer or smartphone. Nathan hacked that hardware so he could use it to control his arm. When the wearer clears her mind, the arm’s elbow bends and waves back and forth. When she focuses on a thought, even something as simple as a number, the robot fingers flex.
 
Nathan’s two-stage creation is relatively simple — for example, you’d need much more sophisticated software to translate a user’s thought such as reaching his arm into the sky and pointing his index finger into instructions that tell the robotic hand to do the exact same thing. Neuroscientists and roboticists in some of the country’s best labs are doing that very thing right now, turning patterns of firing neurons into directions for a prosthesis.
 
But don’t lose sight of the promise of Nathan’s arm. While those advanced prostheses are incredible machines, they are also incredibly expensive ones that will not make it out of the lab for some time. From easily available parts, Nathan built a prosthetic arm that responds to the wearer’s thoughts in real time. As John Fergason of the Brooke Army Medical Center tells Beta Boston: “I think that’s a pretty doggone creative way to do it.”
 
Fergason is not alone. Nathan also won accolades — and $5,000 of funding — from both the Mobile World Congress and a medical tech contest sponsored by the Army and Carnegie Mellon University. Next, he plans to incorporate eye-tracking technology that would allow a user to move a particular finger with nothing more than a glance. 
 
 
Images: Parallax
 


Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/brain/15-year-old-builds-mind-controlled-robotic-arm#7TjTikekgfqEigQK.99

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Wow, A dog drinking seems like the simplest thing in the world – and then someone decided to record it and put it in ultra slow-mo. What’s so amazing is that even though I’ve had dogs my entire life, I never knew they actually did this! Nature really does think of everything, doesn’t it?

The footage of this beautiful Alsatian drinking is from a longer documentary called The Secret Life of Dogs. It’s now definitely on my watch list! Please SHARE this amazing clip! And if you’re a dog lover, look below the video for something special!

Original article: http://blog.petflow.com/i-had-no-idea-they-did-this-ultra-slow-motion-shows-something-truly-fascinating-about-dogs/

Many of these food facts will blow your mind. By the end of this blog post, I guarantee you will learn something useful, and shocking, about the food you eat everyday.

1. This is what’s really going on inside a Cup O’ Noodles:

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

2. One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

3. Store bought 100% “real” orange juice is 100% artificially flavored.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

4. A Cinnabon® Classic has less sugar than a 20-oz. bottle of Pepsi.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

5. Castoreum, which is used as vanilla flavoring in candies, baked goods, etc., is actually a secretion from the anal glands of beavers.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

6. The red food-coloring carmine — used in Skittles and other candies — is made from boiled cochineal bugs, a type of beetle.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

7. Pringles once had a lawsuit trying to prove that they weren’t really potato chips.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

8. Most wasabi consumed is not real wasabi, but colored horseradish.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

9. Consuming dairy may cause acne.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

10. For years, Subway’s “footlong” subs were a big, 11-inch LIE.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

Subway promised to make things right, but you should probably always measure, just in case.

11. Central Appalachia’s tooth decay problem is referred to as Mountain Dew mouth, due to the beverage’s popularity in the region.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

12. Apples belong to the rose family, as do pears and plums.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

13. Supposedly discontinued Oreo O’s DO still exist — but only in South Korea.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

14. The serving size for Nacho Cheese Doritos is just 11 chips. ELEVEN.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

15. Grape-Nuts don’t involve anything related to grapes OR nuts.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

Ingredients: whole grain wheat flour, malted barley flour, isolated soy protein, salt, whole grain barley flour, malt extract, dried yeast. So why are they called that? No one knows! Guess they just felt like LYING.

16. German chocolate cake doesn’t have anything to do with Germany.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

It’s just called that because of some dude named Sam German, who invented baking chocolate. Still delicious, though! Get a recipe here.

17. The five-second rule is, tragically, baloney.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.Five seconds is plenty of time for those germies to get all up in there.

18. Carrots don’t actually make your eyesight better.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

19. Baby carrots are just adult carrots that have been shaved down to nubbins.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

20. About 70% of olive oil being sold is not actually pure olive oil.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

21. Casu Marzu is a cheese found in Sardinia that is purposely infested with maggots.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

22. So-called “Double Stuf” Oreos only contain 1.86 times the stuffing.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

23. To make jelly beans shiny, shellac is used, which is made from Kerria lacca insect excretions.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

24. Ranch dressing contains titanium dioxide, which is used to make it appear whiter. The same ingredient is used in sunscreen and paint for the same effect.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

25. Cap’n Crunch is not, in fact, a captain.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

The three stripes on his uniform clearly reveal him to be a Navy commander, not a captain. The Cap’n has addressed these concerns, but something still smells fishy about the whole thing.

26. No matter what color Fruit Loop you eat, they all taste the same.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

27. Eating bananas can help fight depression.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

28. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

29. Girl Scout cookies are actually made by two different bakeries.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

So the cookies are slightly different and are sold under different names. (Samoas vs. Caramel De-Lites, etc.)

30. One of the most hydrating foods to eat is the cucumber, which is 96% water.

30 Shocking Food Facts That Everyone Must See. These Will Make You Question Everything You Eat.

If you learned something new, share these food facts and trivia with your friends so that they know too!

Original article @ http://viralscape.com/shocking-food-facts/ 

Steve started from scratch.

With help from his friends, they quickly made progress using a combination of cement and clay bricks.

$6,000 enabled them to build the base structure. Materials are cheaper in Thailand for sure, but what you get for your money is still pretty insane.

An additional $3,000 was spent on details.

Steve’s work definitely reminds us that less is indeed more, and that spending more money doesn’t always mean better results. With limited resources, Steve turned a pile of dirt into a serene, beautiful sanctuary. What a true inspiration!

This is so amazing 

Kevin has slept, fed, and lived next to lions, having worked with many of them since they were cubs.

He trusts lions enough to stick his arm in their mouth!

Kevin leverages his ability to help prevent these lions from being poached. As you can see from video below, these cats have a much gentler side as well.

Kevin truly sees the lions as equals. Watch the incredible video below for more!

Original article and all info from: https://sftimes.co/?id=78