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Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek mythology connected with the myth of Pandora in Hesiod's Works and Days. The container mentioned in the original story was actually a large storage jar but the word was later mistranslated as "box". In modern times an idiom has grown from it meaning "Any source of great and unexpected troubles", or alternatively "A...
Mythology In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty. He was the son of the river god Cephissus and nymph Liriope. He was proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis noticed this behavior and attracted Narcissus to a pool, where he saw his own reflection in the water...
Elon Musk finally pulled back the curtain on where The Boring Company is headed. It's a possible future that is far from, well, boring. The billionaire entrepreneur on Thursday showed off his concept for the Loop, a "personalized mass transit" system that would carry 16 people per pod and travel at 150 miles per hour. It'll start in Los Angeles,...
It turns out that kids are paying more attention than you think when you say broccoli is good for them. According to a new study by Stanford researchers, teens who have health-oriented food rules at home are more likely to make healthy eating decisions on their own. (Image credit: Getty Images) According to a new study by Stanford researchers, adolescents who...
A black dog is a spectral or demonic entity found primarily in the folklore of the British Isles. The black dog is essentially a nocturnal apparition, some of them shapeshifters, and are often said to be associated with the Devil or described as a ghost or hellhound. Its appearance was regarded as a portent of death. It is generally...
Equifax has published yet more details on the personal records and sensitive information stolen by miscreants after they hacked its databases in 2017. The good news: the number of individuals affected by the network intrusion hasn't increased from the 146.6 million Equifax previously announced, but extra types of records accessed by the hackers have turned up in Mandiant's ongoing audit...
Daedalus In Greek mythology, Daedalus ("cunningly wrought") was a skillful craftsman and artist. He is the father of Icarus and the uncle of Perdix.   Daedalus' Statues Daedalus is said to have created statues that were so realistic that they had to be tied down to stop them from wandering off. Socrates refers to Daedalus' statues: "... if they are not fastened up they play...
Gorgons In Greek mythology, a Gorgon is a female creature. The name derives from the ancient Greek word gorgós, which means "dreadful", and appears to come from the same root as the Sanskrit word "garğ" which is defined as a guttural sound, similar to the growling of a beast, thus possibly originating as an onomatopoeia. While descriptions of Gorgons vary...
Guitar Result How it started Removed the insides Sanded down. 60 grit, 80 grit, 120 grit, 220 grit, and finally 400 grit. First coat of stain. Danish Oil in dark walnut. Second coat of stain. 50/50 blend of Minwax dark walnut and red oak. Sanded down the headstock and put on a vinyl...

Red Moon

On July 18th, 2020, NASA launched a new vessel. Six astronauts boarded Goliath I and set off to prepare the first human colony on the Moon. The preparations were expected to take a year, but the vessel carried six months of additional food past that expectation in case of emergency. Radio communication was possible only on the side of...

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