Police in Sweden were called after neighbors heard a domestic disturbance. Turns out the family was trying to assemble Ikea furniture.
The family in Strömstad, near the Norwegian border on Sweden’s west coast, was trying to assemble an item from Ikea at around 1am. The noise from the assembly was enough to wake their child, who soon took to screaming. The cacophony distressed the neighbours, who promptly called the police and reported that they heard screaming and banging coming from the home, wrote the Expressen newspaper.
Am I the only one who has never had issues with assembling Ikea stuff? And who the hell assembles furniture at 1am?!
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has ruled that the big metal antenna-looking thing at the top of One World Trade Center is not an antenna but, in fact, a spire. The ruling makes the height of the building 1,776 feet, 325 feet taller than Chicago’s Willis Tower, which makes 1WTC the tallest building in the US.
The bragging rights to America’s tallest tower became clouded over a design decision last year to remove from an architectural shell for the mast, leaving behind steel beams and maintenance platforms that weren’t meant to be seen. At the time the building’s lead designer, David Childs, criticized the decision.
Glad that got settled.
Photographer Abelardo Morell uses a tent and a periscope-like lens to project images onto the ground, which he then photographs. The melding of the two produce very interesting images.
Inside this space I photograph the sandwich of these two outdoor realities meeting on the ground. Depending on the quality of the surface, these views can take on a variety of painterly effects.
Love the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Palazzo dei conservatori.
Photographer Ty Foster captures photographs of dogs licking their faces.
Gene Simmons must be jealous.
Roberto A. Ferdman profiles the company behind Sriracha, the awesome chili sauce.
The other upshot of the high demand is that in 33 years, according to Tran, Huy Fong Foods has neither employed a single salesman nor spent a cent on advertising. Advertising would merely widen the gap between demand and supply even further. ”I don’t advertise, because I can’t advertise,” Tran explained.
It’s all word of mouth. The secret of it’s success boils down to “make a good product, and it will sell itself.”
The Atlantic’s ‘In Focus’ has a great set of photos of Swiss cheesemakers.
In Gruyeres, western Switzerland, from mid-May to mid-October, the fifth generation of the Murith family produces its distinctive mountain pasture Gruyere cheese. Each wheel of cheese weighs between 25 and 40 kilograms, and takes a minimum of six months to mature. The family produces 200 wheels each year to sell locally, using unpasteurized milk from their own herd of cows. Reuters photographer Denis Balibouse spent time with the Murith family over this past grazing season, capturing days and nights in the alpine pastures of Switzerland.
Love number 23. And yes, I now have a craving for Gruyere mac & cheese.
Researchers find that high-fat/high-sugar foods like Oreos may be as addictive as cocaine or morphine.
Researchers also looked in the nucleus accumbens, or the brain’s pleasure center, and measured how much c-Fos, a protein marker that signals brain neuron activation, was expressed. In simple terms, they were looking at how many cells were turned on in response to the drugs or Oreos.
The researchers saw that Oreos activated significantly more neurons than cocaine or morphine.
I had a pack of Oreos yesterday and was extremely disappointed when I opened the pack, so I can see how valid this research may be.
Researchers believe that chewing popcorn at the movies during the advertisements makes them ineffective.
The reason why adverts manage to imprint brand names on our brains is that our lips and the tongue automatically simulate the pronunciation of a new name when we first hear it. Every time we re-encounter the name, our mouth subconsciously practices its pronunciation.
However, according to the study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, this “inner speech” can be disturbed by chewing, rendering the repetition effect redundant.
For me, watching the movie pretty much makes me forget any advertisements and previews.