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This Smart Duvet Might Just Save Your Relationship, And Here’s How

Perhaps you lie freezing cold in the foetal position because the blanket isn’t thick enough for you but ideal for your partner?
Then don’t worry, because the SmartDuvet Breeze won’t just save you hours of sleepless nights…it might also save your marriage!
It’s the world’s first dual-zone climate controlled self-making bed.
But even more incredible is the fact that the SmartDuvet Breeze can regulate the temperature on different sides of the duvet thanks to a “climatization layer” that goes between the duvet and the duvet cover.
You can easily adjust the climate using a simple smartphone app, and the control box stows away neatly beneath your bed.
You can preheat the duvet before bedtime and you can even set a timer for when you want it to make itself!
The company floated the idea on Indiegogo in order to raise the $20,000 necessary for production, but they’ve since received almost $200k from people desperate for a decent night’s sleep.
It’s much cheaper than a divorce.
Then you need a SmartDuvet Breeze, the world’s first dual-zone climate controlled self-making bed!
You can easily adjust the climate on different sides of the bed using a simple smartphone app Watch the video below for more info: Some people were sold immediately Others weren’t so convinced What do you think?

I Travelled 25000 Km In Siberia To Photograph Its Indigenous People, 6 Months Later Here’s The Result

I Travelled 25000 Km In Siberia To Photograph Its Indigenous People, 6 Months Later Here’s The Result.
My name is Alexander Khimushin.
Three years ago I came up with an idea of the photo project ‘The World In Faces’ that would celebrate beauty and diversity of the world through the portraits of ordinary people.
Especially from those remote places, where culture and traditions are still alive.
Last six months I photographed indigenous people of Siberia.
An enormous region, almost a double size of Australia and 30% larger than the United States, Canada or the whole Europe.
Siberia is one of the world’s last frontiers of the unknown.
No doubt, everyone heard that it is very cold and sparsely populated, but what do we know about people living there?
During my half-a-year-long solo journey, I covered 25,000 km to visit many remote locations across Siberia: from lake Baikal shores to the coast of Japan sea, from endless steppes of Mongolia to the coldest place on Earth – Yakutia.
All with only one mission – to capture faces and traditions of various groups of indigenous people living there.

Georgetown Waterfront

Georgetown Waterfront.
Today it is a park, but over the years it has experienced evolving periods of commercial prosperity and urban blight.
According to the Washington Post, “by the end of the 18th century, it was just about the largest tobacco port in the United States, an economic powerhouse.” After the Civil War the port entered into a long period of decline, as numerous factors contributed to make Georgetown a less than attractive navigational destination.
Construction of the Long Bridge at 14th Street prevented sailing ships with large masts from traveling up the river.
The waterfront was revived in the beginning of the 20th century as new factories sprouted up.
Construction began on Key Bridge in 1918, and the art deco landmark opened six years later in 1923.
In 1949 the Whitehurst Freeway—Washington’s first elevated “sky road”—was built over Water Street.
In 1974, the city government rezoned the area around Water Street to allow larger office buildings.
In 1985 the city government transferred ownership of the parking lots south of Water Street to the National Parks Service.
The initial section opened in 2008 and by 2011 the Georgetown Waterfront Park was complete.

Rebel Chewie – Your Face Is A Mess

Rebel Chewie – Your Face Is A Mess.
Chewie’s friends were always calling themselves Rebels and claiming their war plans were created to stick it to The Man, but Chewie found their wardrobes drab and far from rebellious- so he decided to jazz them up.
Oh, you didn’t know Chewie was a clothing designer?
Yeah, every Wookiee on Kashyyyk knows how to sew, but only a few of them have Chewie’s fashion sense.
Chewie went with a 70s rock star look for the the Rebellion, figuring it was about as far from the orderly Imperial look as you can get, and everyone but Luke loved the look.
Leave it to Luke to rebel against the Rebels, no wonder he’s the star of the show!
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A 7 Year-Old Wrote to Google to Apply for a Job… And Got a Reply from the CEO

A 7 Year-Old Wrote to Google to Apply for a Job… And Got a Reply from the CEO.
I can’t remember when I wrote my first letter.
Chloe Bridgewater sure did: Here’s the text of Chloe’s letter – the 2nd one she’d ever written, mind you: Dear google boss My name is chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with google.
My dad gave me a game where I have to move a robot up and down squares, he said it will be good for me to learn about computers.
My dad said he will get me a computer one day.
My dad told me if I carry on being good and learning then one day I will be able to have a job at google.
My sister Hollie is also very clever but she likes doll and dressing up, she is 5.
My dad told me to give you a application to get a job in google.
I don’t really know what one of them is but he said a letter will do for now Thank you for reading my letter, I have only ever sent one other and that was to Father christmas.
Anyhow, she totally got a response: CEO Sundar Pichai wrote: … Dear Chloe Thank you so much for your letter.

The Most Popular Did You Knows: June 13-19, 2017

We create new Fact Snacks for you every single day and put them up on our website.
But it’s a tough road from fact to Fact Snack.
More than half of our submitted, fully-researched facts never even get to be Fact Snacks.
Then we take the best of the best and feature them on our Facebook page.
Now, we’ve curated the Fact Snacks that you liked the most during the week of June 13-19, 2017.
So this is like the crack-cocaine of Fact Snacks.
Or maybe something less druggy… It’s the Tournament of Champions.
The Best of the Best: The Larry in question is not me.
I did take a couple years of Spanish, and one time I took a dollar cab down to El Centro for some 13 dollar lobster.
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Boaters Discover a Very Old Dugout Canoe Near a River in Louisiana

Boaters Discover a Very Old Dugout Canoe Near a River in Louisiana.
A couple weeks ago, some boaters on the Red River near Shreveport, Louisiana, came upon an abandoned dugout canoe just off the shore.
It was carved from the trunk of a tree and didn’t quite survive the intervening years completely intact, but the outlines of what it once was were clear.
Canoes like this one are among the most common types of archaic vessels to be found in modern days, since big hunks of wood tend to age pretty well.
State archaeologists later visited the site and took its measurements.
The canoe was 33 feet long and about three feet at its widest, meaning that it was big enough for a sizable crew.
Archaeologists are now using radiocarbon dating to determine the boat’s age and confirm suspicions that it was built by American Indians.
According to the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, the canoe has since been given to the state of Louisiana by the owners of the land where it was found.
The dugout will now be restored and eventually displayed locally.
Authorities were in the process of removing the canoe Wednesday.

Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall.
Situated on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Border, Gainsborough Old Hall is an unusually intact and unmodified example of an English medieval manor house.
Dating to 1460, the house has been open to the public since 1949, notable for its well preserved kitchen and impressive timbered great hall.
The house, built as a show of wealth by the local Burgh family, was designed to impress.
King Richard III was entertained in the great hall in 1484, and King Henry VIII was also a visitor.
Henry VIII’s sixth wife, Catherine Parr, lived here with her first husband, Sir Edward Burgh, and it was reputedly during a stay in Gainsborough Old Hall that one of Henry VIII’s ill-fated fifth wife’s alleged indiscrete romances took place, which lead to her ultimate execution by her husband the king.
Despite the link to this tragedy, the legendary Ghost of the Grey Lady, who is said to haunt the tower of the hall, is not thought to be that of Catherine, but rather the love sick daughter of one of the lords, who was locked in the tower to prevent her escaping with her low-born soldier lover.
The legend says she died there alone and broken hearted.
Going firmly against the law of the land and crown, there is evidence that a local dissident preacher, John Smyth, was allowed to preach sermons to fellow separatists in the great hall.
Some of these local Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Separatists were among those local people who sailed on board the Mayflower to New England in 1620 to found a new colony.

Congressional Garbage Tunnel

Congressional Garbage Tunnel.
In the early 2000s a huge underground visitor center was built under the Capitol’s east plaza, and one of the eagerly anticipated (though rarely mentioned) features was an upgrade to the garbage collection system.
Tens of thousands of legislative staff and millions of tourists pass through the building each year, generating a significant amount of rubbish and necessitating this unique bit of sanitation infrastructure.
The quarter-mile trash tunnel improved the visitor experience in the Capitol while also offering enhanced security screening at a safe distance from the building.
(It may have additionally been aimed at placating some fussy members of Congress who are paranoid about people going through their trash.)
Work on the tunnel began quietly in February, 2003 and was completed two years later in time for George W. Bush’s second inauguration.
The exact location has never been publicly disclosed, but can be worked out by examining the construction site through Google Earth’s historical imagery viewer.
Other than Google Earth’s satellite images, the only other photos of the tunnel are this one rare view published unwittingly by the Architect of the Capitol.
All other photos of the Capitol Visitor Center under construction are angled away from the trash tunnel; presumably that one was an oversight.

A Surgeon’s Secret

A Surgeon’s Secret.
The surgery is delicate, as the patient is unbelievably tiny and the organs and nerves can be like tissue paper.
The birth defect is called spina bifida.
But the surgery carries some risks, too; it can send the mothers into premature labor, months before their due dates — and there’s no guarantee it will prevent physical disabilities in the baby.
She walks them through the potential risks and benefits.
What she doesn’t tell them: She herself has spina bifida.
Austin kept her spina bifida a secret from most people until now.
At one time she was expected to never walk, and although she proved the experts wrong, she does still suffer some disabilities from the defect.
She doesn’t even reveal her own spina bifida to them.
Read about Mary Austin, her life with spina bifida, and her work to fix it for others, at STAT.

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