Author Archives: Stan Flouride

About Stan Flouride

THIS BLOG IS ALWAYS AD-FREE I make stuff and do things.

Deciphering the Phonetic Language of Incan Khipu

Dr. Sabine Hyland managed to decipher information contained in twisted chords called khipus, in which records were kept using knots of colored fibers from animals such as alpacas, llamas and deer. Her exciting discovery has the potential to shed light on … Continue reading

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An Exhibit of Representations of ‘Melancholia’ in Mexican art

MEXICO CITY.- The Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL, National Art Museum of Mexico) presents ‘Melancholy’, an exhibition that delves into the manner that melancholy, commonly characterized by reflecting the darkest human sides of passion and affection, is represented in Mexican art through … Continue reading

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Slimy Piece of Worm-Ridden Filth – Life Inside Jabba the Hutt

Filmmaker Jamie Benning created this short about the fascinating creation of of Star Wars’ most infamous (and my favorite) character. He interviewed puppeteer Toby Philpott, one of the three men who crawled inside the Hutt to bring him to life. Benning’s 20 … Continue reading

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The Last Leg – A BRILLIANT UK comedy panel SHOW

The Last Leg started as a one-time color commentary on the Special Olympics but was such a success that it was picked up and turned into a hit series. It stars Aussie Adam Hills (who has had one leg since birth), … Continue reading

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Watch a Badger Bury a Cow – Scientific American

This is exactly how I want to be interred after I die:

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GoFundMe Collection for Medicine & First Aid to Venezuela 

This fund has been set up by my beautiful (inside and out) daughter to send medical supplies to Venezuela. 82% of people in Venezuela are living in poverty. People are starving, babies are malnourished, there is little food, and no … Continue reading

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Small Things Come in Good Packages Too

Gulliver’s Gate, opening next month in New York City’s Times Square, spans an entire city block and transports guests throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, all through its whimsical and humorous miniature displays. Created by model-makers … Continue reading

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Illustrations from the Russian Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890-1907) |

From Runiverse, a sort of Russian Google Books: Dear users!  Again we present you the “Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron”. We carried out work to restore the integrity of the publication. The volumes XXVIIa and XXVIII, dedicated to Russia, and also … Continue reading

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Serendipitous Saturday Find

While giving a walking tour I spotted this: At first I thought it might be one of those tracts designed to fool sinners but: I plan on keeping this one in my wallet but making 10 more and leaving them … Continue reading

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DON’T Look Down!

Oleg Sherstyachenko is clearly missing the part of his brain that in the rest of us keeps us, if not earthbound, certainly well away from the edge of precipices that might mean our doom. I was unable to watch any … Continue reading

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