Saturday, August 29, 2015
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I remember a time when very few of us had laptops. When I went to university we had to go to the library to get internet access. Most of the time it was overcrowded and you had to wait your turn in a massive queue. Back then Yahoo and Lycos were massive and Google wasn’t even born. Slowly laptops became mainstream and affordable, and you would see more and more of them on campus. Every time new freshers came in, you would see them with their brand new, spanking laptop that usually had a battery life of about 20 minutes, if even that.


Once laptops became mainstream you would see some privileged students with a Macbook Pro and you would quickly realise that you would probably never even be able to afford one. Once the time of the so called “Netbook” arrived, every Tom, Dick and Harry had one and it quickly wasn’t that special anymore.

Today it is unimaginable for young people to go to university without a laptop. Times have changed drastically and so have the prices for laptops. While laptops in the past would have cost you an arm and a leg, they now cost very little and are very affordable – even for those students with a drained bank account. Back in the day we would mainly use our laptops for work e.g. for when you write your course work in Microsoft Word and maybe listen to a bit of music. Today this aspect has changed. Laptops have become our life! We use our laptops for nearly everything from banking, to shopping, as a home entertainment studio, as a TV, and even for communication with your parents and much more. It would be much easier to list the things for which we do not use laptops than for those things that we actually do. How far have we come? It would be safe to say that today the majority of students own a laptop, be it a PC or a Mac.

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Ilana Kolihnov, 21, a make-up artist from Tel Aviv, Israel, transforms herself into a Siberian husky in a fascinating, but slightly bizarre, video posted online. I would say it is the stuff of nightmares! Ilana uses a white pencil and textured paintbrush to sketch out the basic outline of her dog on her face.

The video runs for a total of seven-minutes and it is unclear how long the painstaking process took the artist to complete in real time. The video has since gone viral with users commenting either because they are impressed or terrified. What do you think? Image Source: Screenshot/Youtube/2015

Ilana Kolihnov makeup-artist

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Have you ever thought what a Super Star Destroyer, from Star Wars, would look like parked over Manhattan? I cannot think of a time when I have. If you do not know what a Star Destroyer is, it is a massive space ship used in the Star Wars movies.

A Reddit user going by the name “movielover278″ had the unusual thought, and as you can see above, the ship is actually bigger than the island of Manhattan itself, extending from the southern tip of Manhattan into the south Bronx, roughly to the Bruckner Expressway.

The measurements were based on an Executor-class Star Dreadnought, the 19-kilometer-long capital ship of Darth Vader which crashed into the Death Star Mark II at the end of the “The Return of the Jedi” movie. Imagine needing to go from one end to another.. on foot! Image Source: Screenshot/Reddit/2015

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We all know what Bear Grylls job is: To go out into the wild and eat weird stuff, that very few of us have ever tried or would try. To date Grylls must have eaten a lot of horrible things and so far nothing has broken him! So far!

It happened in the second season of Running Wild, a show that pairs Grylls with a different celebrity in each episode and shows them how to rough it in the wilderness.

In it Grylls cooks Michelle Rodrigeuz urine, along with a mouse. Boiling the urine kills off bacteria, making the brew safe to drink. After downing it, Gryll admits that he finally has found the thing that has broken him! Watch the video below! Image Source: Screenshot/Youtube/2015

Michelle Rodriguez Bear Grylls

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If so, have you seen one chasing a person? Although it is tiny, it still tries to keep up. This is probably the funniest thing you will see today. Miniature horses were actually “developed” from the 1600s onwards, by cross breeding ponies and horses. Later on they were mainly used in coal mines, due to their tiny statue. Every day you learn something new :)

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Imagine a world without colour! For us colour seeing people it is just normal, to see the world as bright and colourful as it is. Colour-blind people mainly just see everything in different grey shades (correct me if I am wrong). Imagine seeing no bright yellow sunshine or green grass along with different flowers etc.

This man uses special glasses for the first time in his life, allowing him to see the world as it is, with all its beauty and colours. It turns out to be a very emotional experience for this young chap, and he gets overwhelmed by earth’s beauty, when he tries on his new pair of glasses during a sunset at Whitehurst Beach in Norfolk, Virginia. Image Source: Sreenshot/Youtube/2015