Author: Brent

Guess who funded the famous anti-pollution ad w/ “crying Indian”

Guess who funded the famous anti-pollution ad w/ “crying Indian”

Remember the 1971 ad with the American Indian shedding a tear after witnessing the results of littering and pollution? You’d never guess, but that ad was funded by beverage makers like Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. Why? Because in the 1960’s these businesses were trying to shift away from reusable containers like glass soda bottles to single-use containers like aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

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Film from NASA 1971 Apollo 15 Moon Mission found in drawer

Film from NASA 1971 Apollo 15 Moon Mission found in drawer

Holy moonshot, Batman! Imagine you’re a professional photogapher and this happens to you:

I recently had the amazing opportunity to work with some very interesting historical media. A retired NASA engineer friend contacted me having found a box of photographic films in his desk drawer.  Turns out the box contained two partial rolls and several cut slides of 70mm film from the 1971 Apollo 15 mission!

Jon C. Haverstick

I’d be giddy beyond measure. Here are few of the pics…

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How to prevent Pyrex glass dish from exploding

How to prevent Pyrex glass dish from exploding

Exploding Pyrex? I didn’t realize this was a thing, but apparently it can be, particularly in the U.S. where Pyrex glass manufacturing ingredients are different for some reason (regulation?) from European products. Below is frugality guru Clark Howard‘s account of what happened to him and his family. He doesn’t provide any advice in the video, just a description of the aftermath. Below the video is some advice on how to reduce the chances of your Pyrex glassware shattering like Clark’s. This advice comes mostly from the makers of Pyrex via Epicurious.

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Best angles for portrait photography

Best angles for portrait photography

What is the best angle to photograph from when shooting a portrait? Photographer Ed Gregory puts some effort into answering that question in this video from his YouTube channel Photos in Color. While he admits he couldn’t control the conditions for this portrait survey perfectly, he does as much as humanly possible, and we can learn a lot from his analysis of the resulting portraits.

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Pope Francis declares Big Bang theory compatible w/ Church teachings, but doesn’t understand evolution

Pope Francis declares Big Bang theory compatible w/ Church teachings, but doesn’t understand evolution

While I applaud Pope Francis’ statement that the Big Bang Theory and evolution are compatible with the Catholic Church’s teachings about God and creation, the Pope  doesn’t appear to understand evolutionary theory and the origin of life. In his statement, he says:

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