wtorek, 16 stycznia 2018

What to do with egg cartons.

Nazbierało mi się opakowań po jajkach. Co tu z nimi zrobić? Oczywiście
internet wie wszystko 
i jest pełen pomysłów.
There are many ways to reuse your old egg cartons, but I wanted to focus on the projects that were simple and gave the cartons a chance at a second life before being recycled. Many of these ideas let you use egg cartons instead of buying something for the same purpose.
If you've ever saved an egg carton to reuse, it's probably been as a seed starter. No need to buy plastic seed starters or even the compostable ones, egg cartons are the perfect tool for the job.
I mean, how many egg cartons do I go through over the course of a year? I’m going to start stockpiling! It’s hard to come by a free craft supply that’s as versatile as this one. There are a lot of awesome projects you can do with your kids that involve egg cartons, but also some stunning beautiful artistic projects you can do yourself to spruce up your home.Let’s check it out.https://www.diyncrafts.com/16784/repurpose/35-impossibly-creative-projects-you-can-make-with-recycled-egg-cartons
10 Uses for an Egg Carton. After the eggs are all scrambled and eaten, the container is useful for home improvement https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/10-uses-egg-carton

sobota, 13 stycznia 2018

Frequency of initial letters.

Zastanawialiście się kiedyś na jaką literę zaczyna się najwięcej angielskich słów? Podobno tą literą jest S.
Oto odpowiedź:

 I have here of the headwords from the New Oxford Dictionary of English. The answer was indeed S, which was followed at some distance in decreasing order by P, C, D, M, and A. It’s notable that the frequency of initial letters bears no relation to how often letters occur in English in general, in which E is most common, followed by T and then A.


poniedziałek, 8 stycznia 2018

Kamil Stoch is second ski jumper to sweep Four Hills Tournament

Miło poczytać sobie po angielsku o sukcesie naszego rodaka .
  •  Kamil Stoch of Poland rounded off his second straight Four Hills Tournament victory by also winning the last stop on Saturday.The man who swept the Sochi Olympic golds became the second ski jumper to win the annual competition by triumphing at all four stages, 16 years after Germany’s Sven Hannawald completed the feat.http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2018/01/06/kamil-stoch-four-hills-tournament-ski-jumping/
  • (Reuters) - Holder Kamil Stoch became the second man to win all four legs of the Four Hills competition as he retained the title with victory at Bischofshofen on Saturday.The 30-year-old Pole, who won the first three stages at Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Innsbruck, jumped 132.5 and 137 meters across the two rounds to equal German Sven Hannawald’s record set in 2002.Stoch, a double gold medalist at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, finished with a tally of 275.6 points and his victory took him past German Richard Freitag in the overall World Cup standings.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ski-jumping-4hill/ski-jumping-stoch-seals-four-hills-title-with-record-equaling-win-idUSKBN1EV0NO
  • Hannawald, who was working at the event as a TV commentator, appeared in the finish area soon after Stoch’s winning jump and congratulated him.“I am positively surprised, happy, and a bit tired,” said Stoch, adding that the win was a “great reward” for him.After winning in Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Innsbruck, Stoch said that the prospect of matching Hannawald’s record had not put him under extra pressure.https://wtop.com/sports/2018/01/ski-jumper-stoch-wins-all-stops-to-earn-4-hills-tour-title/

piątek, 5 stycznia 2018

January in the garden.

"January is the quietest month in the garden.  ...  But just because it looks quiet doesn't mean that nothing is happening.  The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants.  The feasting earthworms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come."
-  Rosalie Muller Wright, Editor of Sunset Magazine (http://www.gardendigest.com/monjan.htm#Quotes)

sobota, 30 grudnia 2017

Banana with an edible SKIN

Z serii " Czego to Japończycy nie wymyślą?" . Tym razem wymyślili banany z jadalną skórką. Szkoda tylko, że trudno je kupić i nie są tanie....

Farmers in Japan have called on the ancient DNA of a specially bred banana, to create a remarkable version of the fruit with a totally edible skin.
The technique recreates conditions present at the end of the ice age around 20,000 years ago, when plants would emerge from harsh winter temperatures to grow.
Bananas typically take two years to grow large enough for consumption, but the method lowers that time to just four months.
However, the innovation doesn't come cheap, with only 10 of the rare sweet treats going on sale each week at an eye-watering 648 yen (£4.20 / $5.70).
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5215441/Incredible-banana-edible-SKIN.html#ixzz52jKyj8AU 
Na japońskie banany nie ma co liczyć. Może lepiej dowiedzieć się, co zrobić z niejadalnymi skórkami.

środa, 20 grudnia 2017

Snow window painter.

W dawnych czasach, kiedy jeszcze nie było globalnego ocieplenia, a domy często nie były należycie ogrzewane, zimą można było podziwiać  piękne kwiaty na szybach - dzieło mrozu. Być może to zjawisko zainspirowało pewnego artystę do tworzenia śnieżnych obrazów . 
My name is Tom Baker and I am the Snowman - mówi o sobie.

Meet the amazing 'snow window' painter

An artist has been showing off how he creates spectacular "snow window" paintings.
Tom Baker, who is from Sandhurst in Berkshire, spends his December travelling around the country creating spectacular displays.
He uses white snow spray and a variety of tools to wow his customers, working up to 19 hours a day in the run up to Christmas.
His clients vary from private home owners, to large companies and even celebrities.

czwartek, 14 grudnia 2017

The world's most beautiful road.

Najpiękniejszą drogę na świecie znajdziecie w Południowej Afryce, jak informuje BBC . Chapman's Peak Drive ma 9 kilometrów długości i biegnie wzdłuż wybrzeża Atlantyku.
Carved out of the west-facing cliffs, Chappies, as it’s known by locals, was constructed between 1915 and 1922 using convict labour. Although named after John Chapman, the skipper of an English ship who visited the area in 1607, the real hero of Chapman’s Peak Drive is Sir Nicolas Frederick de Waal, the first administrator of the Cape Province, who tenaciously pursued the idea of a road even when engineers said it couldn’t be done.
Read more http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20171106-a-drive-along-the-worlds-most-beautiful-road
or watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad5RQDaXwmU

niedziela, 10 grudnia 2017

First traffic lights

10 grudnia 1868 roku w Londynie uruchomiono pierwszą na świecie uliczną sygnalizację świetlną. Jej konstruktorem  był inżynier kolejnictwa J.P. Knight. Światła były uruchamiane ręcznie, a energii dostarczała lampa gazowa. Niestety już na początku stycznia doszło do wybuchu gazu.

THE FIRST traffic signal was invented by J P Knight, a railway signalling engineer. It was installed outside the Houses of Parliament in 1868 and looked like any railway signal of the time, with waving semaphore arms and red-green lamps, operated by gas, for night use. Unfortunately it exploded, killing a policeman. The accident discouraged further development until the era of the internal combustion engine. 
Read more:

HISTORY OF THE TRAFFIC LIHTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xurwx7--rGg

piątek, 8 grudnia 2017

11 foods to help you sleep better.

Co jeść i pić  aby spać lepiej ? Oto lista 11 produktów. Nie wszystkie znajdziecie w zwykłym polskim sklepie ale część na pewno - herbata (czarna, zielona, biała),  rumianek, cynamon, imbir....

People have been using food and herbs traditionally for centuries to help them nod off, from cups of hot milk to camomile tea. Now, we’re starting to understand the reasons behind some of the foods that help calm the body and promote a restful night’s sleep.  Healthista spoke to nutritionist Rick Hay about the food news all insomniacs want to hear.
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piątek, 1 grudnia 2017

Look at the moon!

Nadchodzący weekend dostarczy nam atrakcji na niebie. Księżyc będzie niesamowity ( o ile się nie zachmurzy).

Look up on Sunday! A 'full cold supermoon' is set to grace the skies this weekend: Here's how to see it

  • A supermoon appears when the moon and Earth are at their closest point.
  • The moon appears to be 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter in the sky
  • The best time to see will be at 08:45 GMT (03:45 EST) on December 4
  • At this point the moon will be 222,135 miles (357,492 kilometres) from Earth.        

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5135629/December-supermoon-visible-weekend.html#ixzz501viVtXl