The Japanese word for snow is 雪 (yuki). I'm teaching myself kanji through a program called wanikani (just made it to level 10), and I memorized the word by associating snow with "yucky." This video strengthens my association with the word.
That dog is a very good dog, and looking extremely cute in those snow goggles. [source] READ THE REST
Late last night, an unidentified clip of some free-spirited dude in Birk's playing a pan flute cover of Snow's "Informer" popped into my feed. Well, I had to know where it came from, I mean, what was its story? After a short Internet dig, I discovered that it's actually an ad. An ad for a… READ THE REST
Over the weekend, the Luchon-Superbagnères ski resort in the French Pyrenees used a helicopter to bring in fresh snow to the slopes from higher elevations. The chopper dumped 50 tonnes of snow on the beginner and ski school slopes. From The Guardian: Hervé Pounau, the director of the local department council, said the cost of… READ THE REST
In our new reality, you've undoubtedly been looking for fun and inventive new ways to enjoy an evening. So if you're not exactly feeling comfortable spending a night out at your favorite Italian restaurant right now, why not have an inspired date night or host a small gathering of social distanced friends while an 84-year-old… READ THE REST
If you've been hacking away at meat or vegetables with blunted kitchen knives, annoyed that they're so dull that it's starting to feel more like tenderizing than slicing, you should probably stop. Dull knives are more than just a nuisance. They aren't safe. The worn-down edge of your blade requires more force from you to… READ THE REST
If you've never heard of MATLAB or think it sounds vaguely like certain TV shows from the '80s, you'd be forgiven. Because even in a tech sector chock full of intricate, complex programs and systems that routinely leave lay people scratching their heads, MATLAB is science tech for the serious, SERIOUS scientists. Since its humble… READ THE REST