At the Hindu Swasthani Mela festival held in Kathmandu earlier this month, I spotted a small ferris wheel that appeared to be non-functional. It consisted of four octagonal open-air cages and a simple metal frame. When two kids climbed into one of the octagons, though, a man got up on the other side and started jumping up and down, eventually getting the thing to turn like any other ferris wheel. Apparently this is pretty common in parts of Asia where electricity is not always readily available — like this much bigger two man-powered version filmed in India. The merry-go-round you see in the right corner of the above video, by the way, was powered by a used car battery.
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Brandon Scott Hole, 19, entered a FedEx depot in Indianapolis at 11 p.m. last Thursday and shot dead 8 people before taking his own life. Forty minutes earlier, he had posted final words: "I hope that I can be with Applejack in the afterlife, my life has no meaning without her." Applejack is the main… READ THE REST
Oakland, California's Mills College, a small liberal arts women's college with an all-gender grad program, announced that it will close its doors in the next few years due to financial challenges. This marks the end of this institution of higher learning but also the silencing of an incredibly-influential experimental music scene that really defined the… READ THE REST
The past two years have been rough on everybody. Sitting around the house day after day, week after week, was enough to make almost anyone a little crazy. All that time disconnected from the rest of the world had everybody feeling a little lonely, and it turns out that millions of Americans coped with COVID… READ THE REST
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