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A Brother And Sister Get Married

As comedian John Fugelsang recalls, all in life was dandy until one fateful day, at age 6, he noticed an odd motif in some photos: “In every family picture … my mother was wearing a habit.” Last August, he tweeted his parents’ unusual love story — with photos — on the first anniversary of his […]

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Iran – A Photo Essay

This photo essay on Iran is beautiful, both artistically and humanistically.  Take 5 minutes and treat yourself to a virtual vacation in a land that promises to emerge from its Dark Age very soon. Photo Album – Imgur.

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Selfstarter

Like a Salon des Réfusés for Kickstarter, Selfstarter has provided the web tools needed to run your own crowdfunding campaign.  Useful for those of us in Canada who still have no Kickstarter access. Selfstarter.

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Fastest Knife in the West End

Richard Gordon describes Liston as “the fastest knife in the West End. He could amputate a leg in 21⁄2 minutes”. Indeed, he is reputed to have been able to complete operations in a matter of seconds, at a time when speed was essential to reduce pain and improve the odds of survival of a patient; […]

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Face-Off With a Deadly Predator

Terrific short clip of a National Geographic photographer explaining how his ferocious subject didn’t act according to stereotype. Face-Off With a Deadly Predator – YouTube.

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A Blonde and a Great White

I know they get a bad rap, and I love how ballsy this diver is, AND I love the ambient calming music, but I can’t lie – my bowels clenched tight during this whole video. GoPro: A Blonde and a Great White Shark – YouTube.

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We The Tiny House People

A documentary on tiny house living – something I would like to try someday. We The Tiny House People (Documentary): Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters – YouTube.

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Robert Munsch

My mother was a senior kindergarten teacher for years, so when Robert Munsch showed up at her school unannounced one day, it was like meeting the Beatles.  It’s sad and ironic to know he has long battled depression and bipolarity – the amount of joy he’s put into the world means he’s due for some […]

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Green Makes Blue

Rob Harmon’s TED Talk discusses a novel solution to antiquated resource management issues. Plus, beer! Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing | Video on TED.com.

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The Tin Noses Shop

I think I’ve posted about Harold Gillies before, but his life’s work was so wonderful it bears repeating. Writing in the 1950s, Sir Harold Gillies, a pioneer in the art of facial reconstruction and modern plastic surgery, recalled his war service: “Unlike the student of today, who is weaned on small scar excisions and graduates […]

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