Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Men-Only Flights - No Women Or Children Allowed

In the 1950s and 60s United Airlines had “a club in the sky for men only” that offered such manly amenities as cigars, cocktails and steak.No similar flights were offered for women and a lawsuit by feminists ended the flights in 1970.

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John Hooper’s Sculptures

Photo credit: Joe Schumacher/Flickr

 “People Waiting” was made by Canadian sculptor John Hooper  in 1977 for Canada Post, and  stood in front of the Rothesay Avenue post office in St. John, New Brunswick for 30 years until Canada Post no longer wanted to pay for upkeep. The city of Saint John then stepped in and paid the $15,000 needed for refurbishment and moved the eleven life-sized wood figures to Barbour's General Store on King Street in downtown Saint John.

Photo credit: detricdestefanis/Flickr

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Monday, May 23, 2016

This Robot Sorts Stones

This apparatus sorts stones from a specific river according to their geologic age using a computer vision system that processes the images of the stones and maps each of its location on the platform throughout the ordering process.

Jller – Prokop Bartoníček & Benjamin Maus from Ex Post on Vimeo.

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A New Hairdo For Sideshow Bob

This site-specific work in Saint-Etienne, France by street artist OakOak uses wisteria flowers as the hair for  Simpsons character, Sideshow Bob.

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New Japanese Passports Feature Designs of Ukiyo-e Printmaker and Painter

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has unveiled new passport designs featuring  Katsushika Hokusai’s famed Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Each pair of facing pages for immigration stamps will be dedicated to one of the landscape prints, although the series will be incomplete, as the booklet has room to showcase just 24 works.

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