Clocks' many duties stand the test of time
Austrian open well wall clock in Steve Overstreet's clock collection. (March 3 In the fall, because pre-1970 clocks should not have their hands turned backward, the pendulum on them is stopped early in the evening and then are started again an hour ...
March 6, 2015
Hampton voters shoot down $27.1 million budget
$75,000 to help construct a tower for the town clock; FAIL 856-1538. 40. $5,000 to help bring the Vietnam Veterans Moving Memorial Wall to Hampton Beach; FAIL 1050-1390. 41. Investigate using the town landfill to install solar panels; PASS 1784-603. 42 ...
March 10, 2015
Roger A. Gibboni, 82, engineer
In addition to being a scientist, their father was a master woodworker who designed and created furniture, wall-hanging pendulum clocks, household items, and his signature bird feeders for family and friends. "They were all different - natural wood ...
December 2, 2014
Saotome Katsumoto and the Firebombing of Tokyo: Introducing The Great Tokyo ...
In less than three hours from just after midnight, 279 B-29 bombers dropped a total of 1,665 tons of incendiaries.1 By dawn, more than 100,000 people were dead, one million were homeless, and 16 square miles of Tokyo had been burned to the ground. More ...
March 9, 2015
11 Remarkable Holiday Gifts Literally Made From Detroit's Trash And ...
The Union Table (above) is made of two triangle end tables that can be used separately; but they also come together seamlessly to serve as a larger triangle or square table. Fox and Maki use reclaimed wood from Detroit and elsewhere in Michigan to make ...
December 12, 2014
Dot on the Map: Nashville church members care about history
a day, seven days a week. A Regulator clock quietly ticks on the wall of the sanctuary, its swinging pendulum tracking the passage of church members' lives. “I mean, the church still has all square nails from when it was originally built. It's ...
November 24, 2014
Japan clocks keep time for 16 billion years
"Cryogenic optical lattice clocks" are not pretty -- they look more like giant stripped-down desktop computers than ordinary wall clocks -- but they are so precise that current technology cannot even measure them. The research It then measures the ...
February 23, 2015
I just cut off a part of the first piece turning it into the shape of a square. Finally, I cut out the hole where the clock mechanism will go. Step 4: Now that you prepared all the pieces you just need to put everything together. I just simply glued two pieces of the house on the wooden board and then glued all the little pieces on the house. (Note: I bought a board that already had a hole where the clock mechanism had to come.
Eight minutes after his introduction and with the clock ticking down, Balotelli showed the kind of predatory instincts that had previously been lacking to give Brendan Rodgers’ side a vital 3-2 win under the lights of Anfield. Rodgers, on the other hand, made two changes from the stalemate at Goodison, with Lazar Markovic replacing the injured Lucas Leiva and Daniel Sturridge returning after three substitute appearances, in place of Raheem Sterling. Unsurprisingly, both teams were full of confidence in the opening exchanges, but it was the home side who looked the more likely to break the deadlock with Daniel Sturridge twice racing through on goal. First, he outpaced Eric Dier before angling a shot across the face of goal that required a smart save from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris down to his right. Sturridge then seized upon a loose pass from Ryan Mason and looked odds-on to burst the net in front of the Kop, only to be thwarted by a wonderful goal-saving intervention from Dier. Lloris was called into action once again, this time producing a stunning one-handed save to deny the Liverpool forward’s powerful volley, after a neat interchange between Markovic and Ibe down the right.
Hilariously bad decision making on the part of politicians, business leaders, and the growing list of Darwin Award -winners leave many people in a constant fit of giggles and, at the more egregious shortcomings, shock and awe. The business world is one in which we get to see bad decisions take place, on a very big and public stage, right before our eyes. While sometimes the decisions of business leaders may come off as completely insane, they end up being small acts of genius. Others, on the other hand, come off as completely insane and end up proving their worth as exactly that: small, but costly acts of temporary insanity. Still, there are other times when bad business decisions can be warded off before the damage is actually done. We’ve put together a list of some of the most impactful, yet egregious business decisions of all time. Read through, and try to imagine how the world could be different had the pendulum swung the other direction. Read on to see seven of the world’s worst business decisions.