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Ok, this is really cool! Apparently they've discovered Roman jewelry in a tomb dating back to the Fifth Century A.D.  The jewelry in question are tiny blobs of multi-layered glass about 5 mm across, and heavily faded, with most of the gilt completely worn off.

What, you mean you're not impressed yet? What if I said they were found in....

....Japan?

Looks like Rome's arm stretched a lot farther than originally thought, and even though it's the briefest, most insignificant of touches its still awesome that something like that can wind up 6,000 kilos from where it originated, in a place the artisan could never have imagined.

Isn't that awesome?

Links here if interested:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/23/japanese-tomb-found-roman-empire-artifact_n_1621090.html

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/5mm-diameter-piece-glass-jewellery-believed-made-roman-photo-163550349.html
snowywolfowl: (Beer!)
Ok, this is really cool! Apparently they've discovered Roman jewelry in a tomb dating back to the Fifth Century A.D.  The jewelry in question are tiny blobs of multi-layered glass about 5 mm across, and heavily faded, with most of the gilt completely worn off.

What, you mean you're not impressed yet? What if I said they were found in....

....Japan?

Looks like Rome's arm stretched a lot farther than originally thought, and even though it's the briefest, most insignificant of touches its still awesome that something like that can wind up 6,000 kilos from where it originated, in a place the artisan could never have imagined.

Isn't that awesome?

Links here if interested:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/23/japanese-tomb-found-roman-empire-artifact_n_1621090.html

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/5mm-diameter-piece-glass-jewellery-believed-made-roman-photo-163550349.html
snowywolfowl: (Beer!)
Ok, this is really cool! Apparently they've discovered Roman jewelry in a tomb dating back to the Fifth Century A.D.  The jewelry in question are tiny blobs of multi-layered glass about 5 mm across, and heavily faded, with most of the gilt completely worn off.

What, you mean you're not impressed yet? What if I said they were found in....

....Japan?

Looks like Rome's arm stretched a lot farther than originally thought, and even though it's the briefest, most insignificant of touches its still awesome that something like that can wind up 6,000 kilos from where it originated, in a place the artisan could never have imagined.

Isn't that awesome?

Links here if interested:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/23/japanese-tomb-found-roman-empire-artifact_n_1621090.html

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/5mm-diameter-piece-glass-jewellery-believed-made-roman-photo-163550349.html
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Well this is much cooler than the last random friending from Europe I got. :-) 

Say hello to [livejournal.com profile] may_k, molecular biologist and artist extraordinaire! Seriously I don't know if my mind is blown more from the pictures, or from the information I get about the building blocks of biology. It's like an art exhibit and a biology course got married and had wonderfully different children.

Welcome to the chaos of my blog [livejournal.com profile] may_k . Hope you enjoy!

snowywolfowl: (Default)

Well this is much cooler than the last random friending from Europe I got. :-) 

Say hello to [livejournal.com profile] may_k, molecular biologist and artist extraordinaire! Seriously I don't know if my mind is blown more from the pictures, or from the information I get about the building blocks of biology. It's like an art exhibit and a biology course got married and had wonderfully different children.

Welcome to the chaos of my blog [livejournal.com profile] may_k . Hope you enjoy!

snowywolfowl: (Default)

Well this is much cooler than the last random friending from Europe I got. :-) 

Say hello to [livejournal.com profile] may_k, molecular biologist and artist extraordinaire! Seriously I don't know if my mind is blown more from the pictures, or from the information I get about the building blocks of biology. It's like an art exhibit and a biology course got married and had wonderfully different children.

Welcome to the chaos of my blog [livejournal.com profile] may_k . Hope you enjoy!

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Not sure everyone can use the link but if you can, check him out. He seems to be doing a great job channeling Kaki King. :)



http://en.video.sympatico.ca/entertainment/viral-videos/watch/unbelievable-15-year-old-guitarist/1336376144001
snowywolfowl: (Default)
Not sure everyone can use the link but if you can, check him out. He seems to be doing a great job channeling Kaki King. :)



http://en.video.sympatico.ca/entertainment/viral-videos/watch/unbelievable-15-year-old-guitarist/1336376144001
snowywolfowl: (Default)
Not sure everyone can use the link but if you can, check him out. He seems to be doing a great job channeling Kaki King. :)



http://en.video.sympatico.ca/entertainment/viral-videos/watch/unbelievable-15-year-old-guitarist/1336376144001
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Apparently a Tenacious D/Foo Fighters concert cause vibrations functionally identical to "volcanic tremors" in New Zealand.  Damn, and I thought Black Sabbath and Megadeth was a sonic assault.

Now to be fair the instruments in question were only a couple of kilometres away, which is a good thing. If they were any further away then that I'd be wondering just how geologically unstable New Zealand actually is.

The link to the article is here:     http://inmusic.ca/news_and_features/news/foo_fighters_cause_volcanic_tremor/4d71ed72
snowywolfowl: (Default)
Apparently a Tenacious D/Foo Fighters concert cause vibrations functionally identical to "volcanic tremors" in New Zealand.  Damn, and I thought Black Sabbath and Megadeth was a sonic assault.

Now to be fair the instruments in question were only a couple of kilometres away, which is a good thing. If they were any further away then that I'd be wondering just how geologically unstable New Zealand actually is.

The link to the article is here:     http://inmusic.ca/news_and_features/news/foo_fighters_cause_volcanic_tremor/4d71ed72
snowywolfowl: (Default)
Apparently a Tenacious D/Foo Fighters concert cause vibrations functionally identical to "volcanic tremors" in New Zealand.  Damn, and I thought Black Sabbath and Megadeth was a sonic assault.

Now to be fair the instruments in question were only a couple of kilometres away, which is a good thing. If they were any further away then that I'd be wondering just how geologically unstable New Zealand actually is.

The link to the article is here:     http://inmusic.ca/news_and_features/news/foo_fighters_cause_volcanic_tremor/4d71ed72
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The Al Purdy poem we studied yesterday straddles the lines between poem, prose, anecdote, and SNL sketch so brilliantly I thought I'd share it. For those wondering the actor playing the poet is Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip.

Enjoy.

snowywolfowl: (Canadian Flag)
The Al Purdy poem we studied yesterday straddles the lines between poem, prose, anecdote, and SNL sketch so brilliantly I thought I'd share it. For those wondering the actor playing the poet is Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip.

Enjoy.

snowywolfowl: (Canadian Flag)
The Al Purdy poem we studied yesterday straddles the lines between poem, prose, anecdote, and SNL sketch so brilliantly I thought I'd share it. For those wondering the actor playing the poet is Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip.

Enjoy.

snowywolfowl: (Default)
Reposted from Padawansguide, and the sound you heard was my jaw hitting the floor;

snowywolfowl: (Default)
Reposted from Padawansguide, and the sound you heard was my jaw hitting the floor;

snowywolfowl: (Default)
Reposted from Padawansguide, and the sound you heard was my jaw hitting the floor;

snowywolfowl: (gecko)

From the article:

"Its jaws are so large that they wrap up either side of the head when closed. When the jaws are open they are actually longer than the male's front legs. I don't know how it can walk," noted Kimsey, who is also director at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Sweet Jesus! I don't know how the hell it would walk either, but its cool, in an awesomely terrifying sort of way.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/giant-warrior-wasp-discovered-with-jaws-longer-than-its-legs?hpt=hp_bn11


snowywolfowl: (gecko)

From the article:

"Its jaws are so large that they wrap up either side of the head when closed. When the jaws are open they are actually longer than the male's front legs. I don't know how it can walk," noted Kimsey, who is also director at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Sweet Jesus! I don't know how the hell it would walk either, but its cool, in an awesomely terrifying sort of way.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/giant-warrior-wasp-discovered-with-jaws-longer-than-its-legs?hpt=hp_bn11


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