LED Day – 205

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Day of August 2nd 2015

  • Katan is a plain type of fabric woven of pure silk.
  • Jaclyn Smith is one of the Charlie’s Angels; she has her own cosmetics and beauty products line.
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is a highly rated and reviewed documentary which observes and analyzes the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.
  • Dominique Ansel Bakery in downtown (Soho NY) serves french treats and is particularly popular for their signature Cookie Shots.
  • Skip Lievsay is a renowned sound editor. His job is to produce sound which can serve to replace sounds that can’t be captured while shooting; turns out it’s quite the task. (Article link in Source)

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LED Day – 201

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Day of June 18th 2015

  • IMDb‘s Top 3 TV shows [with at least 5000 votes each] are Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones & Mr. Robot (in that order).
  • The Tesla Model 3 will be an affordable ($35,000 brand new) electric car, with a range of about 250 miles per full charge.
  • There is a LIRR station in Forest Hills.
  • The Morbid Anatomy Museum is dedicated to exploring death, and the art inspired by such subject matter. The museum is located in Brooklyn, and often hosts talks and lectures.
  • German audio company Raumfeld is releasing its line of multi room speakers in the United States.

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LED Day – 150

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Day of November 29th 2014

  • Playstation Vue is a planned live TV service by Sony for the PS3 and PS4 home consoles. It intends to challenge cable and will run its broadcasts via internet.
  • The primary difference between turtles and tortoises are their feet and preferred habitat. Turtles typically have webbed feet/toes and live in the water; tortoises live on land and have rounded stumpy feet.
  • Tortoises, turtles and terrapins are all reptiles and are classified as cheloniansChelonia is the Greek word for tortoise.
  • Sharks can go through/use some thirty thousand or more teeth in their lifetimes.
  • The Coca-Cola company attempted to relaunch their product as New Coke in 1985. However, the produced was critically received and deemed a marketing failure. Coke was later reintroduced in 1992 as Coca-Cola Classic.

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LED Day – 124

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Day of September 8th 2014

  • The top three finishers in a Formula One race are each handed a bottle of champagne to spray on one another and the nearby crowd. By contrast, the top finisher of the Indianapolis 500 is given milk.
  • There are what appear to be goats at Queens College (near Queens Hall).
  • Sweden has incinerators all over the country which and use the resulting fumes/steam to power turbines which generate electricity.
  • TV anchorperson & journalist Bob Woodruff was critically injured by a roadside bomb while he was reporting in Iraq. He was not expected to survive, and needed major surgeries for which he was kept in a medically induced coma for 36 days.
  • Gambia’s “President” (leader) is named Yahya Jammeh. His views on homosexuality are extreme, and he has ratified a bill which will punish participants of “aggravated homosexuality” with life imprisonment. Homosexual acts already carried a 14 year sentence in Gambia prior to this.

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LED Day – 121

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Day of September 3rd 2014

  • NTSC stands for National Television System Committee. It is broadcasting system commonly used in North & South America. The system is quickly being phased out however, in favor of newer digital systems.
  • Anamorphic widescreen is a process in which widescreen images are stored onto standard (35mm) or full size media containers. The result is a familiar pair of black bars on the upper and lower boundaries of the viewing screen.
  • Dubliners is a collection of fifteen short stories by author: James Joyce.
  • One of my classmates claims to have driven at 137 mph on the Belt Parkway at night.
  • Dead batteries will bounce when dropped on a hard & flat surface, while charged batteries will not. (This applies to traditional AA, AAA, C & D cell batteries.)

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  • I was looking at the back of an old DVD case, and decided to search up all the terms I didn’t know.
  • See above.
  • I was assigned to read the short story: ARABY for my comparative literature class.
  • Our professor asked all of us to tell him (while taking attendance) what the top speed we’ve driven at is.
  • I came across this article on Facebook!
    http://gizmodo.com/an-amazingly-simple-way-to-test-if-a-battery-is-dead-1138197569

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LED Day – 114

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Day of August 22nd 2014

  • Hardcore Pawn is a TV show about pawn shop owners dealing with a variety of entertaining customers..
  • March 22nd is World Water Day.
  • The brain will actually shrink (temporarily) when the body is severely dehydrated.
  • The ASAPScience YouTube channel is run and founded by Mitchell Moffit & Gregory Brown.
  • The United States purchased Alaska in 1867 from the Russian Empire.

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  • My colleague referenced this show in conversation and explained the concept to me.
  • I came across this video on a newsfeed I follow!

  • See above.
  • This information is on the About page of ASAPScience.
  • My memory was refreshed when I read about the Alaska Purchase in a SAT history text.

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LED Day – 59

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Day of May 29th 2014

  • Seth MacFarlane is the executive producer of the TV series Cosmos.
  • The MOVI M10 is a relatively new system which grips a camera and allows for fluid and stable pan/tilt images.
  • This video was produced in 4K using the MOVI M10.
  • MYHABIT is a new Amazon company which carries designer fashion merchandise. I received an invite to this program for being a Prime subscriber.
  • There is a Kindle 4 case (by Verbatim) with a built in reading light which doesn’t take $54 out of your pocket! (Source link below)
  • The White House has 8 windows per row (2) across the front. The front has a total of 16 windows.

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  • Just watched the first episode of Cosmos!
  • Watched an amazing video which showcased parts of Northern India. The video producers used the MOVI M10 in their panning video clips.
  • The MOVI M10 is detailed here:
    http://www.freeflysystems.com/products/moviM10.php
  • Just got an email from Amazon for their new store. They have everything from watches & hats to shirts and pants.
  • I was searching for a Kindle case which had an LED light, and I found the Verbatim case. The Verbatim case ($15.99) is more or less the same as the one sold by Amazon for $54.99.
    http://amzn.com/B00B6OX7H2
  • I looked at the 20 dollar bill and then searched a picture of the White House on Google to make sure the count was accurate.

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