Saturday, October 18, 2014

Curious Mars.

Preamble: Mars has been attracting men since 1610. At long last, she is getting them closer than 33.9 million miles. Postamble: Venus is envious.


Resilient, adaptable, curious, trustworthy, creative and healthy individuals are needed for one way travel to Mars - http://www.mars-one.com.





Video blog from Mars by NASA:





Tweets from Mars by Mars Curiosity:

https://twitter.com/MarsCuriosity

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Echoic Memory


Sounds can evoke emotionally charged memories.
For instance, the sound of a bell, mounted on a spring,
(also known as jingle bell) puts a smiley on a lot of faces.

Boring nerds in thick glasses call sound memory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echoic_memory

Check out what puts a smiley on your face - http://SaveTheSounds.info



Sunday, August 3, 2014

Toilet, Toothbrush, Tarnish.



If you flush toilet with open lid, feces spread in the air.
(source: Thick Glassed Dudes who study gross stuff)
Most people keep toothbrush in the vicinity of their toilets.



Monday, May 26, 2014

Triple Cheeseburger + Diet Coke.



According to a study from a reputable university, traffic fumes are the great way to help cleanse and detoxify the lungs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_vehicle_emissions (LINK)




Friday, April 25, 2014

Handy, Candid, Nifty.

How to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew.





How to cut cherry tomatoes quickly.





How to open a locked suitcase.



Sunday, March 2, 2014

World Chess Competition - USA vs Russia.

US chess piecesRussian chess pieces


1Khodorkovsky (LINK)Snowden
2Klitschko (LINK)Valuev (LINK)
3Tymoshenko (LINK)Yanukovich (LINK)



Possible long term consequences:



USA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_of_the_Roman_Empire

Russia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea



Most of pawns* (*a chess piece of the smallest size and value) desire this outcome:





Saturday, January 25, 2014

There are some things that money can't buy... for everything else, there's a pill.

Butt cheek itches? Go to a doctor and get a prescription!
Despise your occupation? Go to a doctor and get a prescription!
Addicted to pills? Go to a doctor and get a prescription!




For majority of common health problems there is an inexpensive, healthy alternative.


For example, if you had a high blood pressure, naturally, you would go to a doctor and get hooked up on an expensive medicine with side effects.
LINK


Alternatively you could go to Whole Foods and get beets.
LINK


Drug dealing is one of the most profitable trades in the US, reason as to why from the early childhood everyone is programmed to Go to a doctor and get a prescription!



Sunday, December 22, 2013

The art of enjoying food - good coffee.

Every day, 83% of Americans drink coffee. ( Link )

The biggest part of that 83% drinks coffee of very poor quality.



The smaller part of that 83% drinks coffee of a little better quality.



The smallest part of that 83% drinks coffee of good quality made at home.
The good quality coffee cost is significantly less than poor quality coffee cost at Starbucks. 30 days X $3/cup = $90/month spent at Starbucks.

Here is what it takes to enjoy good quality coffee.

1) Good beans ( Link )
2) Good grinder( Link )
3) Good pot ( Link )
4) Good recipe( Link )

A cup of good quality coffee will, most likely, give you a good start for a good day.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Understanding beauty.


In a ballet no words are spoken from the stage. The dancers must tell the audience the story using only their body movements and gestures, which they execute to the accompaniment of music.



Basic performers' gestures have a lot in common with sign language that is used by deaf or mute people.

- Both hands to the heart for “love“

- Hand cupped by ear for “hear“

- Bowing to show loyalty

- Strong motions with fists to show anger


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Professionalism and Quality.


One more generation, and these words will disappear from Dictionaries of most countries.

Meet the legendary, world famous God of Sushi - Jiro Yoshino.


Jiro is 85 years old, 75 of which he devoted to mastering the art of sushi making. His 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant, inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station, is sought after by many people worldwide. To their greatest disappointment, the place is booked up months in advance, in spite of being the most expensive sushi place in the world.

It takes 2 years to learn how to properly give a 45 minute massage to octopus, so that its meat is properly tenderized. It takes 7 years to learn the art of slicing the fish. It takes 10 years to learn how to pick the right rice and another 10 how to chose the right fish. Only then, one learns how to make sushi.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Waste.

Before



After



Marketing requires spending immense amount of money on design, labour and materials of a product which, without a doubt, ends up wrapped into a case. Most consumers wishes they did not have to wrap a great looking phone into a low grade cover.


Meet new phone - http://www.just5.com/usa_new.php



Saturday, September 7, 2013

Invent device to tell if a watermelon is ripe.



We know how to build a space vehicle to reach Mars, we know how to replicate human parts using stem cells, we do not know how to tell if a watermelon is ripe for sure.

Every year, give or take, 39 million watermelons are sold in the US only. (http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__products/vegetables/watermelon/)

Significant part of those watermelon buyers wishes, there was a device, to ensure their family is going to be enjoying red delicious fruit.

There were several attempts to invent a device, including iPhone applications. None of them worked.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/22/melon-meter-iphone-app_n_933471.html

Math:

assuming 10% of 39 million US buyers of watermelons will buy this device.
(3,900,000 buyers)

assuming the cost of the device is $5
(3,900,000 X $5 = $19,500,000 gross)








Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wanted - Hand Kissers.


Q: Which profession requires frequent hand kissing?
A: Foley, the reproduction of everyday sound effects.

Take a sip of water and wet your lips. Then, make out with the underside of your forearm, the part with very little hair, letting your mouth make sloppy kissing sounds.

And you thought movie stars actually kissed well. They just look good; it's up to Foley to really kiss well.







The stabbing scenes in "Goodfellas" were made more realistic by using pieces of raw beef, pork and chicken and stabbing them with different knives? Clearly they did not buy the boneless meat because who can forget that sound of the blade hitting the bone.

The Mammoth’s footsteps in the upcoming movie "Ice Age" was made by dropping a log into a pit of dirt, mud and stone.

The sound of the dragonfly made memorable in the opening of "Men in Black" was made using a small plastic fan with gaphers tape stuck to the blades? The tape was made long enough so that when the fan was turned on, it brushed up against the Foley Artists’ fingers.