FYI June 12, 2018


 
 

 
 
 
 

On This Day

1817 – The earliest form of bicycle, the dandy horse, is driven by Karl von Drais.
The dandy horse is a human-powered vehicle that, being the first means of transport to make use of the two-wheeler principle, is regarded as the forerunner of the bicycle. Powered by the rider’s feet on the ground in lieu of the pedals of later bicycles, the dandy horse was invented by Karl Drais—who called it a Laufmaschine (German: [ˈlaʊfmaˌʃiːnə], “running machine”)—in Mannheim, Germany, and patented in France in February 1818. It is also known as a draisine (German: [dʁaɪˈziːnə] (About this sound listen), a term now used primarily for light auxiliary railcars regardless of their form of propulsion), the French form draisienne (French: [drɛzjɛn], or by the broader designation velocipede.
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Born On This Day

1888 – Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1920)

While Janiszewski best remembered for his many contributions to topological mathematics in the early 20th century, for the founding of Fundamenta Mathematicae, and for his enthusiasm for teaching young minds, his loyalty to his homeland during World War I perhaps gives the greatest insight into his psyche. The orphans’ shelter that he set up during the war doubtlessly saved many lives, and is perhaps his greatest contribution to the world.
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FYI

Condolences
By Chris Thompson: Bode Miller’s 19-Month-Old Daughter Dies After Drowning Incident In Swimming Pool
 
 
 
 
By Alanis King: Watch How A Virtual Race Track Is Built
 
 
 
 
By Ken Saito: I Met Japan’s Highway Racers In The Middle Of The Sea
 
 
 
 
By Kelly Faircloth: This Bear in a Swimming Pool Is a Big Summer Mood
 
 
 
 
By Alanis King: Here’s Just How Well (Or Poorly) Current Midsize SUVs Will Protect Front Passengers In A Crash
 
 
 
 
By Erin Marquis: My First Drive After Cancer
 
 
 
 
By Paul Maroon: Ask an indie rock veteran: Is 45 too old to start a band?
 
 
 
 
By Dimitrios Mitsopoulos Popular Mechanics: All the Nuclear Missile Submarines in the World in One Chart
 
 
 
 
Rebecca at Soap Deli News: Ten Tips for Getting Your Mojo Back & A Lush Inspired Massage Bar
 
 
 
 
Atlas Obscura: This map shows 42 sites of British suffragette protest and sabotage, Guardian of the Gulch, Yacht Aqueduct and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Charles Chu: Alone and Self-Obsessed: Why are we getting more and more depressed?
 
 
 
 
By David at Raptitude: Two Ways to Stop Caring What Others Think
Firstly, we need to recognize that it’s impossible to be fairly judged. Nobody will ever understand you perfectly. You will continually be both underestimated and overestimated, shortchanged and given undue credit.
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Web Archiving: Webrecorder Adds New Tools and Features in Latest Release
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Washington State Library Announces Launch of “Primarily Washington” a New Educational Resource
 
 
 
 
The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Seth Godin on How to Think Small to Go Big
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Imagine, if you will… these drawings done by Scott Adams (Dilbert), Gary Larson (The Far Side), Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County)?
Via Atlas Obscura Josh Jones: Visualizing Dante’s Hell: See Maps & Drawings of Dante’s Inferno from the Renaissance Through Today
 
 
 
 
By Stephen Guise: I Can’t Believe How Quickly Home Automation Has Changed My Life (Amazon Echo Alexa, Hue Light Bulbs, and the Power of Routine)
 
 
 
 
By JR Raphael: 18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox Make your inbox more efficient and effective with these easily overlooked options.
 
 
 
 
From Debra Lynn Dadd: *SURVEY*, insect repellent, stuffed toys, nail polish, and much more…
 
 
 
 
By Rachel Becker: Why repeating words sound like music to your brain
 
 
 
 

Ideas

By Hometalk Hits: 15 Genius Hacks to Keep Pests Away While You Camp
 
 
 
 
By Hometalk Hits: 15 Fabulous Fire Pits For Your Backyard
 
 
 
 
By Cll7568214 Tutorial Team: Vertical Sunshine Garden
 
 
 
 
By Dale N. Hometalker Richmond, TX: Backyard Redo
 
 
 
 
By MadeByBarb: Super Cleanse Scrubber Soap Made in a Crock Pot
 
 
 
 
By Penelopy Bulnick: Pieced Crochet Dishcloth/Washcloth
 
 
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 

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