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This #Exam Is FINAL

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This Exam Is FINAL

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Two guys were taking Chemistry at the University of Mississippi.  They did pretty well on all of the quizzes and the midterms and labs, such that going into the final they had a solid “A”.  These two friends were so confident going into the final that the weekend before finals week (even though the Chemistry final was on Monday), they decided to go up to the University of Tennessee and party with some friends.

They had a great time, however, with hangovers and everything, they overslept all day Sunday and didn’t make it back to Mississippi until early Monday morning. Rather than taking the final then, they found their professor after the final to explain to him why they missed the final.

They told him that they went up to the University of Tennessee for the weekend, and had planned to come back in time to study, but that they had a flat tire on the way back, and didn’t have a spare, and couldn’t get help for a long time, so they were late in getting back to campus. The professor thought this over and told them they could make up the final on the following day.  The two guys were elated and relieved. They studied that night and went in the next day for the final.

The professor placed them in separate rooms, and handed each of them a test booklet and told them to begin.  They looked at the first problem, which was worth 5 points.  It was something simple about Molarity & Solutions.

“Cool ,” they thought.  “This is going to be easy.”  They did that problem and then turned the page.

They were not prepared, however, for what they saw on this page. It said: (95 Points).  Which tire?

Amazing Photographs of Life at a #Hippie Tree House Village in Hawaii in the 1970s

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Amazing Photographs of Life at a Hippie Tree House Village in Hawaii in the 1970s

Taylor Camp was born in the spring of 1969 when Howard Taylor (brother of actress Elizabeth) bailed out thirteen hippies seeking refuge from the ongoing campus riots in America and police brutality. The camp formed on the idea offree living, settled in this tree house village on the beautiful shore of Kauai. Clothing-optional, pot-friendly, rent free, and no politics made this village utopia in paradise.These nostalgic photos were taken by John Wehrheim who was a Taylor Camp resident. Such magical images he captured of this village which many look back as the “happiest days of their lives”. Sadly the community was torched and put to an end in 1977 to make room for a state park.

The Taylor Camp book is also available to buy here.

A TOUCH OF ART – 12 Reasons To Love Nudity And Celebrate NYC #Body painting Day

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12 Reasons To Love Nudity And Celebrate NYC Body painting Day

Posted: 07/16/2015 8:15 pm EDT Updated: 07/16/2015 8:59 pm EDT
  • It’s Free
    Michael Loccisano via Getty Images
    Just come down to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street at 2nd Avenue) on July 18. Full details at Bodypainting Day 2015.
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    All Are Welcome
    Andy Golub
    You can volunteer to be a model, artist, volunteer or just enjoy the show.
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    People Of All Races And Colors Will Be All Colors
    Andy Golub
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    It’s Clothing Optional (Sort Of)
    Andy Golub
    If you want to model, you have to take it all off. But if you just want to enjoy the show, you’ll need to put something on. Your choice.
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    It’s A Great Way To Enjoy New York City
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    Once the models are painted, they’ll parade from Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th and 2nd Avenue) to the United Nations.
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    It’s About Free Artistic Expression
    TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images
    Artist Andy Golub didn’t change New York City nudity laws, but he did influence how they were enforced. If you’re naked in a public space because you’re creating art, it’s legal. Thanks, Andy!
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    It’s About Body Acceptance
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    It’s A Great Way To Meet People
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    You’ll Definitely Fit In
    Andy Golub
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    It’s Art
    Andy Golub
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    And, of course, The Body Is Beautiful
    Michael Loccisano via Getty Images
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    . . . In All Its Forms
    Buck Wolf

 Our producer Katelyn Bogucki doesn’t need body paint. She’s already a work of art. Editor Jorge Corona and sound engineer Brad Shannon are our Picassos.

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HIWAY AMERICA -Alex Jordan Jr.’s #Wacky House On The Rock, Spring Green Wisconsin

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Alex Jordan Jr.’s Wacky House On The Rock

Alex Jordan, Jr.

  • Alexander John Jordan, Jr. was best known as the creator of the House on the Rock, an eccentric architectural and entertainment attraction in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Published information on Jordan’s life is scarce. Wikipedia

  • Born: March 3, 1914, Madison, WI

  • Died: November 6, 1989, United States of America

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    A four-walled testament to the peculiarities of hoarding and mania, the “House on the Rock” is a tourist attraction located in Spring Green, Wisconsin. In a moment of explosive creativity–or dejected architectural aggression– Alex Jordan Jr. broke ground on a 60 foot chunk of rock to create a Japanese-style home. Seven years later, Jordan and his crew opened the bizarre building’s doors to paying visitors. Today, the house features 21 bizarre rooms on exhibit.

    Library

    Giant Whale Statue

    But Jordan’s architectural gem may never have come into existence were it not for a sorry encounter with renown architect Frank Lloyd Wright.Biographers have drawn on a story told wherein Jordan, an avid fan of Wright, presented a design to Wright in a meeting, to which the famous architect responded “I wouldn’t hire you to design a cheese crate or a chicken coop. You’re not capable.” According to Jordan’s biographers, the Wright-berated designer stewed about the dismissal while driving home along Highway 23, where he spotted the chimney of rock on which he would later build. He vowed to construct something that would make Wright eat his words. While a great story, it is very unlikely to have unfolded this way, as all dates on record have Alex Jordan being nine years old at the time, and place Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan – along with other discrepancies.

    Infinity Room

    The house also has a home in American literature, Neil Gaiman referenced it as a portal to another world in his novel “American Gods”. Some of the more fantastical-bordering-on-fictional themed rooms include: The Infinity Room, which juts out from the side of the house features 3,264 windows as walls, the Streets of Yesterday, which has a life size recreation of a nineteenth century village inside of it- complete with a brick road, barber shop, china shop, an apothecary, and other period building reproductions.

    Rock Rose Bathroom

    Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/house-on-the-rock#DVTHdxVUizpHkpGC.99

    Forget Pink Plastic Flamingos, These Lawn Ornaments Are Where It’s At

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    Forget Pink Plastic Flamingos, These Lawn Ornaments Are Where It’s At

    Plastic lawn flamingos are cool and all, but they’re a little cliche. If you love the idea of lawn ornaments but want something a little more unique, you might consider heading over to Flamingo Incognito’s Etsy shop where you can grab one-of-a-kind, handmade, flamingo-like ornaments.

    From dragons to mermaids and from t-rex’s to sea monsters, we can’t get enough of these crazy, geeky sculptures that are all upcycled from boring, busted old pink flamingos.

    I can’t help but think that John Waters would love these, even if he wouldn’t name a movie after it.

    Via Nerd Approved

    10 #Buildings that Changed America

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    10 Buildings that Changed America

    10 Buildings that Changed America premiered May 12, 2013.

     

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    10 trend-setting works of architecture that aren’t just historic structures by famous architects. These buildings have dramatically influenced our built environment in many ways — and in one case, for over two centuries.

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