25 July 2014
““Plastic is an extremely durable material, taking 500 years to biodegrade, yet it’s designed to be used for an average of 5 minutes, and so it’s thrown away. Few know where this mass of junk will end up … in the oceans, killing and silently destroying everything, even us.”
Cristian Ehrmantraut has developed a prototype for a floating platform that filters the ocean and absorbs plastic. Located 4 km from the coast of Easter Island, close to the center of the mega-vortex of plastic located in the South Pacific, the tetrahedral platform performs a kind of dialysis, allowing the natural environment to be recovered as well as energy and food to be produced.”
24 July 2014
34. A Louisville company, Omega National Products, claims to have made 90% of the disco balls used in the US during the country’s disco heydays. They still produce the shiny mirrored spheres to this day.
23 July 2014
“LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Your credit or debit card could be racking up charges while it’s still in your wallet.
Police say thieves in other parts of the world can get access to your card numbers, and these days they don’t need your card.
All it takes is a trip to the gas pump or ATM, and they’ve got you.”
22 July 2014
“Louisville has the best fans in college basketball, according to a new study from Emory’s business school.
Emory Sports Marketing Analytics compiles an annual study intended to measure fan base support, and this year’s report has the same top-ranked team in Louisville. Duke, Arizona, Texas and Xavier round out the top five, with Kentucky ranked seventh and Indiana 12th.”
21 July 2014
“Thank you to everyone who has joined us as we flew around this big, beautiful world. I felt like we all shared a bit of Amelia’s passion for adventure in the process,” Earhart wrote on Facebook at the end of her journey.
The aviatrix took to the skies at 8 a.m. on June 26. She traveled roughly 24,300 nautical miles and made 17 stops in 14 countries on her international trip with co-pilot Shane Jordan.”