2011

I don’t mean to spoil anyone’s New Year’s eve, but you should know that champaign bubbles are caused by dirt particles inside your glass. These include dust particles and cellulose strands from the towel used to dry it. Dirt particles act as concentration points and launchpads for CO2 molecules that you see as bubbles rising in your glass.

Champagne bubbles are caused by dirt in your glass

Other than that, happy New Year! It’s been a great year.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Snapdragon by Qualcomm. All opinions are 100% mine.

Qualcomm Stadium Renamed After A Chipset

In case you don’t know, Qualcomm is a San Diego wireless chip company. They make processors for mobile devices for 30 different smartphone manufacturers, such as Samsung, LG, Nokia and HTC, among others. Owning the rights to the name of one of the oldest NFL stadiums until 2017, the company decided to change the name of the stadium for December holidays.

In a bid to make to Snapdragon a household name akin to “Intel inside”, the Qualcomm stadium was renamed into Snapdragon Stadium for 11 days to market Snapdragon. Snapdragon processors by Qualcomm are the digital brains inside mobile devices made for smartphones and tablets. The processor is the heart and the brain of most smartphone devices we buy. Between December 18 and December 28, visitors of the stadium saw the new title and banners over the stadium.
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Boats in crystal clear water look as if they float in the air
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I am impressed. She must have really strong thighs. Or maybe she hanged it on a hook hanging from her waist? In either case, she looks like she has done it a few times in her life.

These are the two models used in the famous painting by Grant Wood. They are the painter’s dentist and sister.

Two models who were used in “American Gothic” painting by Grant Wood

The painter saw a house in Iowa and thought they were the kind of people who would live in it.

Two models who were used in “American Gothic” painting by Grant Wood

via twentytwowords.com

Bullfrog attempts to catch insects on a touch-screen phone display. “Why am I still hungry?”, wonders the toad.

On a serious note, it is really amazing how high-resolution displays can cheat animals into thinking they are dealing with the real world.

Sometimes, being close to each other is the only way to stay warm.

This is how birds keep themselves warm

Bookmark that helps you read

December 26, 2011

Designed as two hands reaching out for help, the bookmark encourages the reader to open the book.

Bookmark that helps you read

I think it’s a rather creative design for a bookmark – a gentle, yet persistent reminder to finish the book.

Bookmark that helps you read

Spreuerhofstraße is the narrowest street in the world. It is located in the city of Reutlingen in Germany and is only 31 cm wide in the narrowest place and 51 cm in the widest.

The narrowest street in the world is just 31 cm wide
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The Magdeburg water bridge is built over the river Elbe to connect the former East and West Germany. It allows ships to cross over the Elbe. Measuring just under 1 kilometer (918 meters) in length, it is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world. It took 24,000 metric tons of steel and 68,000 cubic meters of concrete to build this “river” over another river.

Magdeburg water bridge is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world measuring 918 meters

The bridge is also used by people to cross the river.
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