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Plastic Spoon Rose

It may take you some practice to get the roses to look right, but the process looks simple enough. You’ll need seventeen spoons, a lit candle, needle-nose pliers and a glue gun. While it’s hot, melt a safety pin into the back and turn your rose into a pendant. Link -via Craft | Photo: Cut Out [...]

Getting High Off Someone Else’s Blood

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. “Flashblood.” The word itself conjures the idea of something not-so-good, and the description confirms it. Flashblooding is the practice of injecting oneself with the blood of another person — a person who [...]

The Money Trees of the UK

Imagine wandering through the forest when all of a sudden you stumble upon a massive tree completely covered in coins dating back centuries. No, you haven’t discovered a magical giving tree. You’ve found one of the UK’s mystical “money trees”, and each of those coins represents one person’s wish for health and luck. Apparently the practice [...]

Raw Fish to Remedies Asthma | Natural Cure For Asthma Treatment

Asthma Curing From asthma Attack : A 166-year-old Indian medical practice has sparked the ire of a children’s advocacy group, which claims the controversial tradition is potentially hazardous to youngsters’ health.As the BBC is reporting, Balula Hakkula Sangham wants children under the age of 14 to be exempt from a procedure which involves swallowing small live [...]

Whole cow barbecues on the rise

The practice of barbecuing a whole cow in one go has been gaining momentum in recent months. A cookbook by chef Francis Mallmann includes a recipe for…

Men of Tears

Real men don’t cry … or do they? Lee Glickstein and Pete van Dyk founded a group dedicated to promoting crying as a therapeutic practice: A few moments before 4 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, nine men ages 25 to 67, filed into a small, bare office in San Anselmo, arranged their chairs in a circle, [...]

Live "Practice Babies" for "Practice Mothers"

Cornell and other universities once incorporated live babies into their undergraduate teaching programs. Once upon a time, infants were quietly removed from orphanages and delivered to the home economics programs at elite U.S. colleges, where young women were eager to learn the science of mothering. These infants became “practice babies,” living in “practice apartments,” where a [...]

Girl armpit hair

Girls With armpit hair Not sexy. In many countries, especially in much of the Western world, it is more common for women than men to shave off their underarm hair regularly for aesthetic reasons, a practice that may be connected to the overall body hair distribution of sexes. Prevalence of this practice varies widely, though. [...]

Painless Parker’s Dental Circus

Edgar Parker opened his dental practice in 1892 and found business was not that great. So he took his practice on the road and became “the P.T. Barnum of dentistry.” Dentistry as entertainment? Working in the 1890s during the height of ‘humbugs,’ ‘dime museums’, and rational amusements, Parker did what any natural-born-showman would do. He took [...]

A Pictorial Guide To Avoiding Camera Loss

When trying to prevent the loss of your digital camera, a good practice is to take a photo of your name and contact info. That way, if someone finds it when you leave it in the planetarium, you at least have a chance of getting it back. Andrew McDonald took that concept to the next level, [...]