You are looking at a Titan Fluorite skull. The skull is 16.9 inches long, from front to back. We specially saved a large piece of high quality fluorite for caving this titan skull, and were all amazed by its beauty when all the carving and polishing were done.
A site with remarkable focus and clarity of purpose.
posted by Wolfdog
on Jul 8, 2011 -
Politicians who live in glass houses, etc. ... The Canadian House of Commons is in need of repair, and while it's being done, a dome
will cover the elected gabbers. It might cost as "little" as $42 million or as much as $1 billion. The pre-construction vacuuming
has already begun.
posted by anothermug
on Feb 19, 2011 -
is an art installation by Roger Hiorns
(Introducing his work in a YouTube video
); "75,000 litres of copper sulphate solution were pumped into the council flat to create a strangely beautiful and somewhat menacing crystalline growth on the walls, floor, ceiling and bath (Flickr sets
) of this abandoned dwelling." First opened in late 2008, the deliberately temporary work can be viewed by the public (free) again, thanks to a delay to development at the site
in the current economic downturn.
posted by Abiezer
on Aug 10, 2009 -
Updatefilter: Remember all the uproar over the new AIDS superbug?
Well, think again. NY Magazine tells all about the "medical panic attack": ... After the frenzy died down, however, the new epidemic began to look a lot less fearsome. In fact, on closer examination, almost everything about this case seems murky. An investigation by the Department of Health turned up no evidence that the New York man passed the virus to anybody. And on March 29, the department put out a press release saying that the patient was responding well to his medications. ... “I thought this sounded familiar, so I Googled ‘superbug’ and ‘AIDS,’” said GMHC’s Gregg Gonsalves. He found two cases reported in 2001 by a noted Vancouver AIDS specialist, Dr. Julio Montaner. The Vancouver Sun quoted Montaner about the cases, but he could have been describing the newest Patient Zero ...
March post on it here
posted by amberglow
on Apr 24, 2005 -
Pretty slick mind-reading trick...
Perhaps wizened MetaFilter readers will see through its inner workings, but to me, this site just looked like magic. The page vanishes after a minute of disuse, so you may need to link more than once.
(My first post on MF.)
posted by humannature
on Jan 31, 2005 -