Monthly Archive: December 2018

How Shazam works

Shazam app can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. The company was founded in 1999 by Barton and Inghelbrecht, who were students...

The legend of panettone

A slice of panettone and a flute of champagne (or prosecco)… there is no more Italian way to wish a happy holiday season. It’s a ritual in many homes where panettone is a welcomed...

Ketogenic diets: beyond the hype

Despite the recent hype, very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet isn’t a new kind of diet. Ketogenic diets have been used for years as a medically prescribed treatment for difficult cases of epilepsy, especially in children....

Hunter S. Thompson interview with Keith Richards

This interview between Hunter S. Thompson and Keith Richards from 1993 is a whirlwind of bizarre. Commissioned by ABC, negotiations for the interview begin with a handwritten fax from Richards and may or may...

How Italy’s biggest mozzarella balls are made

Caseificio La Fattoria in Battipaglia, in the Campania region of southern Italy, makes fresh mozzarella with buffalo milk that can weigh up to 40 kg. The dairy makes the mozzarella in a variety of...

Train stunts

Diesel train D199 pulls off some sick drifts and flips on the Island of Sodor while the other engines are on Christmas vacation. [Via: 5MadMovieMakers]

The old man of the mountain

The Old Man of the Mountain is a 1933 animated short in the Betty Boop series, produced by Fleischer Studios. Featuring special guests Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, the short was originally released to...

About the wise men

Commentary about who the wise men might have been, and why they would come to worship the King of the Jews. Interview with Rebecca Holt Stay, Instructor of Biblical Studies

How water towers work

The job of finding enough water, making it safe to use, and then reliably distributing it to the system customers with almost no downtime is a monumental task that requires a lot of infrastructure....