Monorail Crash
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Erg. Brian caught some great shots of a collision between the two monorail trains in downtown Seattle. Not sure how this was possible…

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Shannon on the ball
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Shannon takes a quick break from Thanksgiving preparations with a few bounces on the birthing ball. Much refreshed, she gets back to kneading.

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Making an honest cup of tea
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In this small excerpt from an upcoming series, Richard Banks demonstrates the optimal method for successfully making a satisfying cup of tea. Note, that although four mugs are shown being brewed at once, this should not be attempted on the first try. Start small. Use a little cup or something. And work up to it.

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Samantha’s blog
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Shannon’s sister, Samantha, has set up a blog called Layers Of Honesty as a spot to post her poetry. Really like the first one. Looking forward to more!

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Bus Bike
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The Bus Bike is an idea in from Brazil. Looks like you and your friends hop on a bus that is chock full of exercise equipment, and peddle/waddle/step/flex your way around the streets of Rio. Why peddling/waddling/stepping and flexing isn’t a more appropriate thing to be doing on the beachfront at Copacabana, I don’t know.

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The blue ball machine
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The Blue Ball Machine…

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Unfortunate URLs
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I found this list of unintentionally racy links rather amusing. Particularly liked: Power-Gen Italia – Italian power company http://www.powergenitalia.com/

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Home composting
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I’m on the verge of home composting. More guilt about stuff we throw away. But we’re worried about the questionable smell it might produce. This thing would be an expensive but cool solution. Although I doubt it’s available in the UK. Produces delicious mulch every 10 days. NatureMill Indoor Composter – Controlled Decay – Gizmodo

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Girls playing games
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I found this article about one girl’s experience playing games online pretty depressing. From the look of it, it’s best not to admit that you’re a girl in a game environment, and if you do you’d better expect to have a photo handy to prove it. Sad. OMG Girlz Don’t Exist on teh Intarweb!!!!1 “I’ve

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Pumpkin carving
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The results of a very creative session at our 4th, or maybe 5th, annual pumpkin carving party.

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