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Texture of tiny leaf found on Michigan Ave in Chicago

Which is more valuable: $3000 wagcares sweepstakes or colorful leaf?

What if you found a masterpiece painting laying on a busy sidewalk? Certainly you would look at it. Maybe you might even pick it up, or photograph it. During autumn we have millions of such masterpieces laying on our sidewalks. Filled with bright colors and amazing compositions. And you can actually touch them. They are …

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LEGO bricks or limestone: which is more durable?

Old skyscrapers falling apart because of their limestone exterior. Over time the limestone becomes weak and crumbles. Restoration projects take quite some time to replace the damaged limestone. The Crains Communication building in Chicago is going through an extensive limestone removal process. The past couple months I’ve been watching the process outside my work window …

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Books about questions?

I love questions. Does anyone know of any book that are about questions? Specifically the history, science, or psychology of questions. Not a book with lists of questions. Nor lifestyle or career books. But books that talk about the nature of questions. I’m more in interested in the cultural study or more scientific approach to …

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Is there a difference between cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary?

Cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary both sound like totally cool concepts. Intersecting different areas of thought to generate creative results. But what is the difference between cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary? I posted this question across the internet. The answers fell into two groups. 1) Interdisciplinary is study in two different disciplines. Cross is study in one discipline that …

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1958 Topps Fence Busters # 212 - Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews

What is this mysterious yellow disc?

Giant yellow tennis ball is attacking Wrigley Field! What would that yellow sphere be? Ideas are explored on my baseball blog, Supernova at Wrigley Field captured in 1958 Topps baseball card. It’s a fun interdisciplinary blog post covering baseball, world history, pop culture, and science all from 1958.

What if all 23 cities in America named Paris had their own Eiffel Tower?

There are at least 23 cities named Paris in America. I’d love to see the Eiffel Towers of each American Paris. If your town is named Paris, you HAVE to feature an Eiffel Tower. It’s a rule. All the Paris towns in America could band together and make a “Route Eiffel.” You go from city …

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Have you been reading about the electronic superhighway?

The double-edge funny meaning behind this strip: 1) The internet is so new and different! What a difference 20 years makes. In 1993 Calvin was looking forward to what the internet could bring. He exclaims, “Pretty soon, computers, telephones, and tvs will all be hooked together to bring instantaneous, interactive communication right into our homes!” …

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Who designed the Google logo?

What do all these logos have in common? They are all designed by Ruth Kedar of Kedar Designs. Notice how all the logos are very pointy. The sharp pointy aspects of Google’s logo has always been awkward. The serif on the G, g, and l are inconsistent in their treatment. The letter e is needlessly …

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