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Friday, January 13, 2017

Cleopatra Existed Closer in Time to the First Pizza Hut than the Pyramids

We all know the Pyramids are old. They were built around 2,500BC, over 1,000 years before Moses is thought to have lived. But few of us realize just quite how old they are. When Cleopatra was queen of Egypt, she was closer in time to the building of the first Pizza Hut than she was the first... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Female Hurricanes Kill More People than Male Ones?

If we asked you to name a deadly hurricane, we’re betting most of you would have a female name pop into your head (likely Katrina or Audrey). There’s a good reason for that. ‘Female’ hurricanes are more-likely to kill people than ‘male’ hurricanes. Since about 1979, hurricane names have alternated... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Ocean Contains 20 Million Tons of (unclaimed) Gold...

Imagine if you discovered a near-limitless supply of gold sitting right under your nose. All your worries would be over, right? Well, we’ve got some good news and some bad news for you. The good is that such a stash of gold really does exist, likely within easy driving distance. The bad is that its... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Woman Survived Jumping Off the 86th Floor of the Empire State Building?

Stepping off the top of the Empire State Building is pretty final. You plunge 86 stories onto hard, unforgiving concrete. That’s not something anybody survives… unless their name is Elvita Adams. In 1979, the Bronx resident decided to end it all. She took a ticket to the observation deck at the top... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Selling Sand to Arabs is a Lucrative Global Business

“He could sell sand to the Arabs!” is one of those classic, slightly-racist expressions beloved by old, slightly-racist uncles the world over. Just like “he could sell snow to the Eskimos,” it uses a seemingly-unlikely situation to big up the persuasive powers of its subject. Although, in this... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 26, 2013

How to Make Steppingstones

This summer you could be 'stepping out' on your own original works of art. Use these instructions to create one-of-a-kind stepping stones for your garden or yard. As you're roaming your garden or yard, imagine following a path of decorated stones to your favorite bench or coming upon a stone... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

How to Make a Decorative Garden Path

7. Dig a Spot for the Stone Use a trowel to mark around each shape. Remove the first stone and dig out the grass and soil to the depth of the stone plus an extra 1 in (2.5 cm). 8. Position the Stone and Level It Place a 1-inch (2.5 cm) layer of sand into each hole. Make sure it's smooth before... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How to Make a Decorative Garden Path

4. Let the Concrete Dry a Little Smooth around the edges and over the surface with your putty knife. Then, leave your concrete leaf for about two hours, until it's just dry enough to hold its shape. 5. Remove the Leaf Gently turn it over and peel away the leaf. This will be easier if the concrete is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

How to Make a Decorative Garden Path

Learn how to make a fun, leaf-inspired garden path with this step-by-step guide. Dance along your very own winding path through your garden. Make these eye-catching steppingstones by molding concrete into pretty leafy shapes. You'll need big leaves for this project, like the ones on rhubarb,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

How to Make a Garden Ornament

3. Attach the Cans To attach the next can, loop a new piece of wire through the first loop. Twist to secure. Then thread this through the next can and make a loop at the other end. Continue to attach the other pieces in this way. 4. Make the Body Make the body by putting holes in opposite sides of a... Sign in to see full entry.

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