>The Bet. Tesla insisted that he could increase the efficiency of Edison’s prototypical dynamos, and eventually wore down Edison enough to let him try. Edison, Tesla later claimed, even promised him $50,000 if he succeeded. Tesla worked around the clock for several months and
I know what you mean. The first few times I washed paper was very nerve wracking. But you have to remember that the paper made before about 1870 was made of cotton and linen rags and hold up in water much better than the
This is certainly interesting! I personally think that sometimes it just *sounds* like something someone(Mark Twain for example) would say and then people just attribute it to that one poet or writer that we as people see as like “He said it, because he
Desert Places – by Robert Frost Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast In a field I looked into going past, And the ground almost covered smooth in snow, But a few weeds and stubble showing last. The woods around it have it
If we’re putting them in stupid situations, we may as well give them stupid versions of their characteristics. When would someone who can’t read ever be sent to disarm a bomb? Why would a bomb have clear instructions as to how to disarm it?
What part is bullshit and why? They roundly rejected any sort of direct democracy for precisely the reason I mentioned. They were looking for a happy marriage of oligarchy and democracy. The only one who believed the common man better capable than the elite
See, I reckon this is BS. Flossing isn’t much of a thing here in the UK/Europe, I don’t know anyone who does it, and I’ve never noticed anyone with bad breath as a result, nor ever been told I have bad breath. Maybe if
Maybe this will make you feel better? Sorry, it isn’t the best quality.
read the definition of oc on the sidebar, I’m not fucking stupid, I’m not claiming to have drawn the picture, but I did create the background picture, change the quote, find a good font, and put it all together in a relatively appealing manner.
this bookstore is fantastic, if u visit paris u have to get there : lots of really good underground books, weird poetry, situationnists books, erotic japanese comics etc. it is said to be patty smith favorite library in paris.
You see, he’s been kept there for a long while trying to read the books. As such, he developed a case of Stockholm Public Library Syndrome. Thanks, I’ll be here all night.
They’re pretty. I know this will make me seem unworldly, but books become less beautiful to me when they’re in languages I don’t understand. Obviously this is my fault for not knowing the languages they’re written in, and not the books’ fault for being
I have a special skill within the Oil and Gas industry. I work for drilling companies (like BP or SHell, but never a giant like that, smaller ones you’ve most likely never heard of.) I have a finance degree. My job title ‘Division Order
>None of the NFL teams are even saying they’re comfortable hiring Sam Michael. New England **Patriots** owner Robert Kraft said: “If a player were gay and came into this locker room, it would be the most supportive system. He’d gain strength by being in
Of the folio? Says II Kalands Ianuarii (Dec. 31), presumably when they celebrated the feast of Odilo, the saint whose Life this versal starts. There’s actually a lot of scribbled marginalia in this book. Wasn’t considered a fantastic copy, so who cared?
Perhaps I should re-word my opinion. I don’t think that a purely outside perspective on your personality/self would necessarily be better in all ways… I just think it could be more honest. Of course no one on the outside — especially a stranger on
If it was mine, I’m sure there would be some wrapped chocolate bars in there apart from the books. 😉
Good point. It accomplishes the exact purpose for which it was intended. It’s so complicated, working people could never spend enough time to figure out how it actually works, it creates a professional class whose function is to exploit it’s many loop-holes for their
blind pigskin bindings are always beautiful. never seen a ‘bad’ one that i can remember. these are great.
Well, I did go to MIT (would be happy to show you my credentials with my middle finger in front of them), and there I learned a few neat things like how to use dictionaries. And “flashes” isn’t a word that would be used
God, I’ve never heard a better, more impressive quote from Adolf Hitler. I would love a source, however. [This page](http://bytwerk.com/gpa/falsenaziquotations.htm) says: >3. Hitler: “What Luck for Rulers that Men Do Not Think” >This alleged quotation by Adolf Hitler is on over 1,700,000 web pages.
Cool. I had Billy Collins for two classes in grad school. I wasn’t far-sighted enough to have him sign any of his books. I also had the honor of being taught by Verlyn Klinkenborg as an undergrad. I do have a book signed by
I’m not sure I understand you. Having a low self esteem means you feel unworthy and insecure about yourself. Not being comfortable with yourself/never knowing what normal is, can make you search out ways to fill that void, which will never fully satisfy you
The only issue here is that apparently your odds of dying of rubella as a child are literally one in a million. I specify as a child because there is a risk to pregnant women. This is best dealt with by developing a natural