The rise and fall of online empires – via Tumblr
“Just as many major online empires of the past have met their demise, so could the sites we use the most today. While this may seem like a pessimistic prediction, the truth is that the fall of online empires makes way for the new and the better.”
For the research junkie, 1940 Census Schedule – from Curiosity Counts
“The 1940 census questionnaire was printed on 23 3/4” x 12 1/2” paper. The double-sided forms had space for 40 entries on each side, plus two additional lines for the 5% sample questions. The reverse side was identical except that lines were numbered 41 to 80, and the sample-line numbers were different.”
Beautiful blue – Desktop by Bo0xVn
Featured daily deviation on deviantART.com on March 14, 2012.
Walking on clouds in Bordeau, France – featured on deviantART
Featured daily deviation on deviantART.com on March 27, 2012.
Ants, mandibles, and surgery in Africa & South America – via Tumblr
“In both Africa and South America, large army ants are used as surgical sutures.
The wound is pulled together, and the ant grabs the edge of the wound with its mandible and locks it in place. Then, the body is cut off from the head of the ant. The head stays attached to the wound as a suture until the wound is healed.”