Friday, July 21, 2017

Hemingway diagrams a cocktail for his doctor.

In his book To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion
author  @philipgreene adapts the recipe from the diagram above and dubs the cocktail Physician, Heal Thyself:

Via @NDProgressives

The Subterranean City of Kish

The island of Kish off the coast of Iran has a massive subterranean city covering an area of 10,000 square metres, constructed from its ancient underground aqueduct (or ‘kariz’). The kariz of Kish is said to have been built about 2500 years ago by the inhabitants of Harireh city. This structure was built to collect, purify, and store water for the inhabitants of the island.

It was abandoned and rediscovered in 1999 when developers began work on an underground shopping mall. The ancient kariz was not destroyed but was incorporated into their plans.

'The Egg' to be sold for first time in 30 years

1950 Ferrari 166 MM Uovo RM Sotheby's

This unique 67-year-old Ferrari 166MM/212 Export “Uovo” – Italian for egg – is predicted to sell for £4 million ($6.5m CAD) at a Sotheby's auction in California this August. Its current owner bought the Ferrari model in 1987, so this is the first time in 30 years the car will be up for grabs.

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Indian Motorcycle Ink

For the hardcore tattoo and motorcycle enthusiast: tattoo ink made from the burnout of an Indian Motorcycle.



Can You Detect Photo Forgeries?

“If people can't differentiate between real and fake details in photos, manipulations could frequently alter what we believe and remember."
We are confronted with altered images every day, from air brushing in fashion photos to false images in memes, but remain mostly oblivious to this kind of manipulation.

A widely-shared, altered image of President Trump's sons, Donald Jr. and Eric.
The photo on the left is the real photograph.
The one on the right has been altered to be less flattering.
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A study in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications found that people could detect a false image only 60 percent of the time. And even when they knew an image was false, study subjects could only identify what was wrong with it 45 percent of the time.

How good are you at spotting fakes? Take the test.

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