A week ago, the blogger behind Random Good Stuff stood in front of store that specializes in hair removal (eyebrow hair, ear hair, etc), and shot a video of a TV screen that showed how the process works. The speed and skill of the person plucking the hairs with a little piece of string (looks like dental floss) is stunning.
The blogger also said someone from the store caught him taping the demo and ran out to chide him.
From the comments section of the blog entry: "Those are not rubber bands, they are just cotton strings. What you saw is a very old Chinese technique called 絞臉 (Jiao Lien) and it is still used today."
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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LA Makerspace co-founder Tara Tiger Brown shares a project that her kid-friendly maker workshop is trying to make a reality.
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