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Would You Ride a Bike Superhighway?

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As everyone becomes more concerned with protecting our environment and improving our personal health, bicycle superhighways seems to be the ideal panacea.
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How To Make Pancakes, A Marvel Of Labor And Science

How To Make Pancakes, A Marvel Of Labor And Science | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
The pancake--the notion of the pancake as a breakfast food--comes to us from an older time, a slower time, a time before boxed cereal. A time when your breakfast choices included grinding wheat into flour, mixing it with liquid, and cooking it, or else just chewing on some un-ground wheat like an asshole. Nobody complained about the work that went into making a pancake back then--even though it's a lotta fuggin' work, especially for breakfast--both because their concept of "convenience" began and ended at the luxury of not getting the typhus this week, and also because they hadn't invented language yet.
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How The World Worked Before Social Media - Edudemic

How The World Worked Before Social Media - Edudemic | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
Sometimes it is hard to imagine how we functioned without our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. Whenever I head out to explore a new city, I hit up Yelp or Chowhound to figure out where to eat. I use my GPS to navigate unfamiliar places. I don’t remember very many phone numbers anymore, because …
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This Discreet 3D-Printed Bike Rack Appears to Defy Physics

This Discreet 3D-Printed Bike Rack Appears to Defy Physics | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
There's no shortage of showy bicycle storage, but if you want something neat and discreet, Hurdler Studios' Clug seems to be the little bicycle rack that could.
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A Great Timeline App is Now Free Used to Cost $9.99 Grab It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Timeline App is Now Free Used to Cost $9.99 Grab It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
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This is a neat little app!

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Women of the Periodic Table Quilt | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Women of the Periodic Table Quilt | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
The Cambridge Science Festival (CSF) is an annual spectacle of more than 150 science-related events and activities taking place in and around Cambridge, Mass. during the ...
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3D printer builds houses in China - video

The walls and structure of the house are printed layer by layer using a process that allows up to 10 complete houses to be printed in one day
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"Come back tomorrow and we'll have your house printed for you".  Fascinating technology that has all sorts of ramifications for lots of areas in the world that need shelter quickly and economically, i.e. after natural disasters/conflict.

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Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

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Phrase.it A Cool Web Tool to Add Speech Bubbles to Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Phrase.it A Cool Web Tool to Add Speech Bubbles to Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
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Henrico student earns same national art award as Warhol

Henrico student earns same national art award as Warhol | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
A Henrico High School Center for the Arts senior’s receipt of a prestigious national art award started with dressing up her little sister for an art class assignment.
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'Old People Smell' is real. and caused by a specific chemical. Learn all about it here

'Old People Smell' is real. and caused by a specific chemical. Learn all about it here | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
Click here to read more... (A535? RT @OMGFacts: 'Old People Smell' is real. and caused by a specific chemical.
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What Comes After The Information Age?

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What Comes After The Information Age?
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'Grand Budapest Hotel' a delightful, offbeat universe

'Grand Budapest Hotel' a delightful, offbeat universe | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
In 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Wes Anderson creates another of his signature movie universes while telling a tale wrapped inside a tale wrapped inside a tale.
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The Stunning Symbiosis between Math and Knitting [Slide Show]

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A meeting of the minds at the intersection of mathematics and fiber arts yields eye-popping creations
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Made by Bells Design

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Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.
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These are wonderful, and somewhat quirky photos that the photographer is offering the public for free to use as they please.  I recommend giving him the credit he deserves if using any of them, but they are terrific high-res shots.

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Wheat and WEIRD

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Challenging scientific tasks frequently require large teams comprising diverse skills, a topic often discussed in this blog. Teams such as those for the Man
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Pivot Animator

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Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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7 Websites For Sharing Your Nostalgic Memories Of Days Gone By

7 Websites For Sharing Your Nostalgic Memories Of Days Gone By | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
We forget that we remember. Even if we do forget, there's the Web to remind us. Nostalgia may be bittersweet, but the mere talk of the past ties us all together socially. We share our best and worst memories. This is where the Web comes in as the watering hole in the ether. You could…
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Just for those hankering for the good old days!

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3D printing comes to Britain's supermarkets as Asda trials new service - video

UK supermarket chain Asda is trialling a new in-store 3D printing service that allows shoppers to scan and replicate anything in ceramic
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This is definitely quirky and even a bit creepy!

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Marrying an optimist may help you stay healthy

Marrying an optimist may help you stay healthy | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
Having an optimistic spouse appears to have positive effects on a partner’s health—even more than a person’s own positive outlook.
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The Science of Caffeine: The World’s Most Popular Drug

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US, has released the latest in a series of Reactions videos. Attempting to explain the science of everyday things, previous Reactions videos have demystified the chemistry of Sriracha, Love, Pepper and more. This latest video breaks down the world's most widely used stimulant, caffeine.
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This is a fascinating look at one of our favourite beverages.

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Off-grid living: it's time to take back the power from the energy companies

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The bankers are saying that off-grid living is now so viable that it threatens the whole utilities model. Nick Rosen, editor of off-grid.net, argues that it can't happen a minute too soon
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Google is right: We work better when we're happy - Futurity

Google is right: We work better when we're happy - Futurity | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
A recent study found that happiness made people about 12 percent more productive at work, a finding that confirms what Google already knows.
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Riverboats help get remote parts of Amazon online - SciDev.Net

Riverboats help get remote parts of Amazon online - SciDev.Net | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
New base stations and medical riverboats are helping the Amazon’s inhabitants get online and access healthcare.
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Scroll down to the 3 minute inspiring video.

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Maze Op Art: Op Art Font Maze of Taurus and Hilarious Cat Memes

Maze Op Art: Op Art Font Maze of Taurus and Hilarious Cat Memes | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
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Seriously quirky!

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Off Beat: Community helps injured dog get back on his paws

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Gunnar might be a black Labrador retriever, but to his owner, Jason Parker of Strum, the 7-year-old dog is family.
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