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Is it the mayfly that has shortest life cycle? I think in 24 hours they are born, live, mate, grow old, and die. Maybe I am wrong. Yet in the history of time, humankind is like a blink of the eye, kind of like a mayfly’s life.
The Evolution of Life in 60 Seconds is an experiment in scale: By condensing 4.6 billion years of history into a minute, the video is a self-contained timepiece. Like a specialized clock, it gives one a sense of perspective. Everything — from the formation of the Earth, to the Cambrian Explosion, to the evolution of mice and squirrels — is proportionate to everything else, displaying humankind as a blip, almost indiscernible in the layered course of history.
Each event in the Evolution of Life fades gradually over the course of the minute, leaving typographic traces that echo all the way to the present day. Just as our blood still bears the salt water of our most ancient evolutionary ancestors.
some wild thing.
Now that winter is fleeing, we are thinking back to all the good sledding days we didn’t take full advantage of. How come there aren’t more night sledding runs in New York City anyway?
For snow sledding, the SLICER works like any normal sled that is placed on a slope that is covered with snow or ice. But to slide down grass covered slopes, just the opposite is done: instead of putting the SLICERTM on the snow or ice, ice is put on the bottom of the SLICERTM!
Inside the SLICER’s hollow, double-walled construction are two patent pending (in USA, Canada, and Europe) Icers that can be removed (from within the inside of the sled) and then used to freeze and form thin ice blocks that can then be easily attached to the bottom of the SLICER. When outdoor temperatures are above freezing, the melting ice provides for a very slippery surface, providing winter sledding fun in the summer!
The SLICER does not take a back seat to other sleds, either, when used in the winter on snow. Its smooth contoured shape and low profile runners enable it to work well on packed snow as well as deep powder. Owing to its double-walled, unibody design, the SLICER is able to absorb bumps while cushioning riders weighing up to 200 lbs. And its rugged polyethylene plastic design makes it less than the cost of many snow-only sleds.
When we were drawing up our list of the top things to grow up to do, we had mad scientist, ice cream taster, lego designer, merry prankster, and archaeologist high on the list, but we hadn’t considered taking a bunch of sheep and few dogs out to the hillside. Now we realize how much fun we were missing.