Saturday, October 31, 2015
This year, candy companies like Brach's and Jelly Belly will manufacture about 35 million tons of the waxy candy; 15 million tons will be bought this week alone, according to the National Confectioners Association. American trick-or-treaters will take home roughly 4 billion kernels of candy corn on Halloween night.
Candy corn wasn't always a Halloween snack, as Rebecca Rupp writes for National Geographic. It was invented in the 1880s by a man named George Renninger, who worked for the Wunderle Candy Company. Another company, the Goelitz Confectionery Company—now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company—bought the recipe in 1898 and sold it as "Chicken Feed."
At first, candy corn was laboriously made by hand, with each colored layer poured separately into a kernel-shaped mold. Though the process is automated today the recipe is essentially the same as it was in the late 19th century.
One of the favorite capers was to "borrow" someone's wagon and send it — driverless — down a hill. Or place it — by some mysterious method — in a remote spot, such as the top of a barn or house. continue
Friday, October 30, 2015
The suggestion, however, is so loose as to be almost irrelevant, except for the fearsome feline itself and an extreme application of Poe’s idea of the corpse concealed in the masonry.
It’s the first film in which Bela Lugosi (already renowned thanks to the 1931 “Dracula”) and Boris Karloff (famed as Frankenstein’s monster, from the 1931 movie) appear together, and Ulmer makes shrewd, sly use of the actors’ borrowed identities to tint the action of “The Black Cat.” continue
Thursday, October 29, 2015
If someone decides they want to adopt one of the kittens they can also speak to an animal shelter representative.via
The company behind it, Californian start-up Altwork, says it is aiming the station at “high intensity” computer users, and says it has spent five years building the device. The station has a built in curved monitor, but has a magnetic desk that allows peripherals to remain attached even when it is vertical.
The backlash against sitting down for hours on end has led to standing desks popping up in offices around the world, although a recent study suggested that this is no better for you than standing up. Altwork says that though studies are unclear, most experts agree that sitting for extended periods is not healthy, and that workers should change position throughout the day. A control panel on the desk’s side allows users to move parts of the chair into different positions, in order to switch throughout the day.
Motus – Creative Motion Enhancer from TZM Creative Lab on Vimeo.
Motus lets you to explore and play sounds using your motion in an exciting and simple way. It can be used as a creative tool by musicians, dancers and artists, as well it is an intelligent toy for kids and grown-ups.
Twich will feature a marathon of "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross starting Thursday, October 29. Put on your creativity fro and create some happy trees alongside Bob Ross for 9 days of oil painting! Robert Norman "Bob" Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was best known as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, a television program that aired on PBS in the United States, Canada, and Europe. via Twitch