And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. -Isaiah 2:4
The familiar Bible verse is repeated in the book of Micah. There are those who are doing just that, whether they draw inspiration from Isaiah or simply from a desire for peace and a safer world. Here are eight projects that make deadly weapons into something... READ ON
I saw a new online marriage proposal yesterday. While I waited to see what the potential bride's reaction was, I thought about how many imaginative proposals I've seen. Some are so very public and entertaining, yet personal at the same time because they are custom-made for the couple involved. If you haven't seen these, you are in for a treat!
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Scientists and science geeks alike can wear their chosen discipline on their sleeves, so to speak, or around some part of their bodies. It's not exactly bragging, especially when the references are so obscure that only a kindred spirit would understand it! Oh yes, these scientific fashions also make great gifts for the scientist in your life.
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Only a few days left until Halloween -do you have your Jack-o-Lantern on display yet? Maybe you're ready for some new and different carving patterns. Reddit is holding a pumpkin carving contest! You can look through the posts and find a horde of wonderful carvings with more added every day. I selected a few creations that illustrate recent internet memes and geeky concepts for your... READ ON
Many cultures have tales of the undead, zombies, vampires, and other creatures who rise from the grave to cause mischief among the living. Many will drink your blood or eat your flesh. We looked at eight of these monsters in a previous post; here are nine more to feed your nightmares.
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Zombies and vampires and ghouls, oh my! Almost every culture has stories of beings who rise from their graves or some part of the supernatural world and return to eat the living -or at least drink our blood. Here are a few of those tales from all corners of the world.
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An internet meme costume is cool as long as at least a few of your fellow Halloween party-goers recognize what you are trying to portray. Of course, not everyone is a citizen of the 'net (believe it or not), so you must be prepared to explain yourself to someone who is not familiar with the meme.
Internet meme costumes generally fall into two categories: topical and perennial. Topical memes are centered around an event, like a news story. With these, timing is everything. Let's look at topical meme... READ ON
Every year, I am impressed not only by the dedication and technical skill some people put into their Halloween costumes, but also the cleverness and ingenuity employed to come up with some of these!
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The most historically American crop is also the most versatile. Corn (Zea mays) is essentially grass that has been cultivated and bred to the size it is today. Originally cultivated in Mexico 7,000 years ago, corn is now America's biggest crop and a staple of the global food supply. Corn is used in many ways other than feasting on at the dinner table or popping for movie snacks, some you might not even... READ ON
One thing I love about the internet is the never-ending supply of geeks with a sense of humor. Most of us learned about the periodic table of elements in junior high school (middle school to you younger folks). Some understand and remember it well enough to adapt the template into an organizational table for other things besides elements. Go ahead, have a seat at one of these tables!1. Mad... READ ON
The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.