Sunday, April 30, 2017

Martial Status by Age

Flowing data has a post with a chart showing marital status by age (of Americans).  It is interesting that most men die married while most women do not.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Obit: Hugh Montgomery

The Washington Post has the obituary of Dr Hugh Montgomery an American soldier and spy.  He started his career parachuting into Normandy in 1941 and retired from the CIA in 2014 at the age of 90.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Japan to Standardise Symbols on Toilets

The Guardian has an article about the Japanese sanitary equipment industry association's efforts to standardise the symbols used on the button for high-tech toilets.  The goal is to reduce surprises for foreign visitors.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Clearing a Path Through 60 Feet Deep Snow

Atlas Obscura has a post about the Japanese ski area of Toyama where they get some of the most extreme snowfalls on Earth.  Crews plow the road to an under mountain tunnel and sometimes end up making a canyon 60 feet deep.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Making Glasses from Scratch

The Knowledge has a post with a 15 minute video from How To Make Everything which details making a pair of glasses from scratch.