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  1. Mr. Humphreys

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    Stumbled across this whilst helping my son look for a resource for a school project and found it mesmerising... they have made other videos but beware, it is a rabbit hole that, if you find it as enjoyable as I did, could cost you hours of time... :D

     
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    ^^^ Interesting series of videos @Mr Fox ! :D Can't imagine how many hours it takes to construct all of those structures featured (er, yes, I did spend an hour... or two! :oops:). Just can't get over how they imagine everything in 3D and craft it so effortlessly. I can't help but think that after a few seasons of heavy rains, the structures would suffer somewhat? It's medidative just watching their efforts in the background, while doing desk work. THANK YOU for sharing Mr. Fox! :razz:

    Your link led me to watch a few episodes by Primitive Technology Idea, these were fun...

    *I'm glad he didn't eat the chicken!

    Build your own Hobbit House...


    And finally a stone house...


    p.s looks like a great way to stay skinny and in shape too! :) Being "primitive" requires a lot of work! Phew! :oops:
     
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    I am always a big fan of the Ig Nobels. The 2021 awards were just handed out, and contained some properly suitable topics, to first maybe make you laugh, but then make you think.

    Biology Prize: Susanne Schötz, for analysing variations in purring, chirping, chattering, trilling, tweedling, murmuring, meowing, moaning, squeaking, hissing, yowling, howling, growling, and other modes of cat-human communication.

    Ecology Prize: Leila Satari and colleagues, for using genetic analysis to identify the different species of bacteria that reside in wads of discarded chewing gum stuck on pavements in various countries.

    Chemistry Prize: Jörg Wicker and colleagues, for chemically analysing the air inside movie theatres, to test whether the odours produced by an audience reliably indicate the levels of violence, sex, antisocial behaviour, drug use, and bad language in the movie the audience is watching.

    Economics Prize: Pavlo Blavatskyy, for discovering that the obesity of a country's politicians may be a good indicator of that country's corruption.

    Medicine Prize: Olcay Cem Bulut and colleagues, for demonstrating that sexual orgasms can be as effective as decongestant medicines at improving nasal breathing.

    Peace Prize: Ethan Beseris and colleagues, for testing the hypothesis that humans evolved beards to protect themselves from punches to the face.

    Physics Prize: Alessandro Corbetta and colleagues, for conducting experiments to learn why pedestrians do not constantly collide with other pedestrians.

    Kinetics Prize: Hisashi Murakami and colleagues, for conducting experiments to learn why pedestrians do sometimes collide with other pedestrians.

    Entomology Prize: John Mulrennan Jr and colleagues, for their research study "A New Method of Cockroach Control on Submarines".

    Transportation Prize: Robin Radcliffe and colleagues, for determining by experiment whether it is safer to transport an airborne rhinoceros upside down.


    Some good ones there, I particularly like the topics for Biology and Economics.
     
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    Grandma looks great, but by the same token, that tattoo looks (relatively) new and doesn't really show the effect of of ageing on ink when done young like some of the ex Navy guys.
     
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    1985 list of Soviet radio not recommended music.

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    Those violent Village People with their dangerous synchronised arm waving! :lol:

    Was it Iggy Poop that sang with the Stodges?
     
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    "Klesh". Also, not recommending Julio Iglesias because neo-fascism - not exactly what I expected...
     
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    If you are really motivated:

     
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    Very cool! Prolly a bit toxic, so I'll stick to buying them! :D Definitely interesting to watch though!
    Too bad radium is also very toxic, it glows REALLY well! Got to see it first hand at a toxic waste cleanup site :dam:
     
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    That guy is awesome: "My only issue is that the baby was not as creepy as I hoped it would be."

    I also could not help thinking of two things while watching this:
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