FYI August 21, 2018


 
 

 
 
 
 

On This Day

 
 
1883 – An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic.
The 1883 Rochester tornado was an F5 (estimated) tornado that hit Rochester, Minnesota on Tuesday, August 21, 1883. The tornado was one in a series of tornadoes that hit Southeast Minnesota on that day, causing at least 37 deaths and over 200 injuries, and it was the impetus for the creation of the Mayo Clinic.[1] On July 21, two other tornadoes struck the area. An F4 tornado was one of a family of tornadoes that killed 4 people near Dodge Center (15 miles west of Rochester), and an F2 tornado devastated Elgin, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Rochester.

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By Raphael Orlove: U.S. Army Truck Takes on Tuff Truck Course, Bounces Straight to the Angels
 
 

 
 
 
 
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By Andrews Liszewski: Museum Visitor Falls Into Giant Hole That Looks Like a Cartoonish Painting on the Floor

 
 
 
 
By Katie Rife: The director of Green Room heads to the wilderness in the Hold The Dark trailer
 
 
 
 
Huh, who’d thunk?~
By Gary Price: New Study: “…Teens are Texting and Using Social Media Instead of Reading Books”
 
 
 
 
Colossal: Baroque Underwater Photography by Christy Lee Rogers, The Universe Contemplated in Taos, with Sound and Light, at PASEO 2018 (Sponsor), Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters off the South Coast of Japan and more ->
 
 
 
 
Atlas Obscura: The Smells That Remind Us of Home, Thomas Edison’s Concrete Houses, Berkeley’s Lending Library for Tools, Clear Toy Candy and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Mollie Levitt: Q&A: Elisabeth Goodridge, Editorial Director of Newsletters at the New York Times
 
 
 
 

By Ren LaForme: How one journalist built a free resource that has coached hundreds of women in journalism
Katie Hawkins-Gaar: Digital Women Leaders
 
 
 
 
By Colin Marshall: Free: Download 70,000+ High-Resolution Images of Chinese Art from Taipei’s National Palace Museum
 
 
By Colin Marshall: French Illustrator Revives the Byzantine Empire with Magnificently Detailed Drawings of Its Monuments & Buildings: Hagia Sophia, Great Palace & More
 
 
 
 
By Michael Greshko: We Discovered Helium 150 Years Ago. Are We Running Out? The versatile gas lies at the center of a complex, fragile global market.
 
 
 
 
Barn Finds: 1961 Holiday House Geographic Trailer, 455 Convertible: 1969 Oldsmobile 98 and more->
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
By Hometalk Highligths: 11 Fascinating SPiT Table Makeovers Your Home Needs (Right Now!) Brighten up your home with a colorful and vivid SPiT table like these!
 
 
 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: 19 Fantastic Techniques for Faux Stained Glass Food coloring, glue, and dye, oh my!
 
 
 
 
Sandy O’Konek Hometalker United States: Shower Build
 
 
 
 
Sarah – Craft Invaders Hometalker United Kingdom: How to Make Super Easy Plantable Seed Paper.
 
 
 
 
By liquidhandwash: Robot Chicken Door
 
 
 
 
By gzumwalt: Complaint Button II: Hammer Time

 
 
 
 

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Recipes

 
 
By mountainmasha: Whole-Roasted Chicken Cordon Bleu
 
 
 
 
By randofo: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream