Tag: Amanda Froelich
From carrots to corn, plants have evolved with human intervention so that they are now drastically different than they once were when our Paleolithic ancestors consumed them. This intriguing video highlights these things and more.
As can be seen in this video, one of the whales decided to give the kayakers a piggyback ride. Watch the incredible footage.
The hidden caves in Shropshire, England once belonged to The Knights Templar, a feared Catholic military order. As time passed, the underground system was eventually utilized by druids, pagans, and other secretive religious sects
Whereas most houses take months to construct, this home was built in just one day. And, it cost an affordable $10,134 to build. The economical home includes a hallway, bathroom, living room and kitchen.
Moby explained that he initially recorded the music for himself, but decided the public should benefit from the relaxing tracks, as well. He wrote:“Over the last couple of years I’ve been making really, really, really quiet music to listen to when I do yoga or sleep or meditate or panic. I ended up with four hours of music and have decided to give it away.”
The Growroom is the brainchild of Space10, based in Denmark. The company writes: “Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model. It reduces food miles, our pressure on the environment, and educates our children of where food actually comes from. … The challenge is that traditional farming takes up a lot of space and space is a scarce resource in our urban environments. The Growroom …is designed to support our everyday sense of well-being in the cities by creating a small oasis or ‘pause’ architecture in our high paced societal scenery, and enables people to connect with nature as we smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants.”
In an attempt to crack down on the illegal sex trade, approximately 100 flight attendants flew to Houston, Texas, before the Super Bowl last week to train with Airline Ambassadors. Since 2009, the organization has been training employees of various airlines to identify when a trafficker flies with a victim.
The architects explain that the system is designed to “help [make] even the smallest quantities of rain [flow down] the roof and eventually coalesce into bigger drops, just right for harvesting before they evaporate.” Considering hot, dry climates can be almost unbearable for residents during the summer, this intriguing concept has a variety of positive implications.
Beloved husband Scott Chafian is honoring the twenty years he’s been married to his wife by donating a life-saving resource: his kidney.“I was lucky enough that I could give my kidney to the person who I love most in this world,” commented Scott. “It’s miraculous.”
The unique new design replicates the mechanism that allows hummingbirds to fly in one place with a wind turbine that moves in a figure 8 configuration. With two vertical axis wings made from carbon fiber (each 5.25 feet long), kinetic wind energy is converted into emissions-free electricity.
Think twins have to look alike? Think again! Who would ever guess these two beauties are twins?
The video seeks to raise awareness about the prevalent issue of street harassment, which may turn into something more than catcalling.
According to Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center, a cold front is moving across northern India and everyone is beginning to feel the chill – including wildlife. To protect the sanctuary’s pachyderm residents, activists in the nation have volunteered to knit giant sweaters to keep the previously abused mammals warm and protected.
Few people enjoy working out, but would you go to the gym if it meant you could score a free and healthy meal? For the first time ever, a cafe based in England is offering patrons a free lunch if they commit to working out for just six minutes.
Crops are grown at Australia’s Sundance Farm in a hydroponic greenhouse lined with water-drenched cardboard, which means there is no need for soil, fossil fuels, groundwater, or pesticides.