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Mathematics and Traditional Cuisine

The mathematics of Pasta: A process analysis to find unity, formulas and ways to express structure mathematics of pasta shapes, by their mathematical and geometric properties.
See more at: The Maths of Pasta by George L. Legendre - The article by By Ryan King

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  • 'Pasta By Design' - Created by a team of designers, ‘Pasta by Design’ book reveals the hidden mathematical beauty of pasta: its geometrical shapes and surfaces are explained by mathematical formulae, drawings and illustrations.
  • Animated gifs - From video: The traditional pasta making techniques used at Della Terra Pasta by Chris Becker [Video] - shared at here.

(Type of Pasta - From left to right:  Agnolotti - Tortellini - Saccottini - Sagne Incannulate - Pappardelle)

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Nursing uniforms through the ages.

In the Witch’s Shadow has been rereleased!  The first in a series of epic fantasy novels by Costen Young is available now at Amazon.com in print and kindle versions.
IN THE WITCH’S SHADOW, BOOK ONE OF THE KAULSWYR CYCLE
Lady Aeliraneth Ulberath, the most infamous witch of her time, had many names. To Cyrus, she had only had one: Mother.  But the fires that had taken her life had long since burned out. Now the only witch Cyrus wanted in his life was B’lantra, the physician’s apprentice he’d grown to love. Cold memories were all that remained of Mother’s legacy… or so he thought. After ten years, Aeliraneth’s killers have tracked him down. Cyrus and B’lantra will find few allies in a land where witches and their kin are hated and feared. Who hold the answers they need to stay alive? Celaan, the dark empress who has commanded them to find the ancient artifact Aeliraneth sought before her death? Asa, the sadistic huntress hellbent on bringing them before an unseen master? Or the technologically advanced insurgents who threaten to plunge the nation into chaos? To save their future, Cyrus and B’lantra must enter the long shadow Aeliraneth has cast— before it covers everything in darkness.
In the Warlock’s Grasp, the second book in the trilogy, is scheduled for release in Winter 2014.  Learn more at Costenyoung.com and Goodreads or follow on Facebook!

In the Witch’s Shadow has been rereleased!  The first in a series of epic fantasy novels by Costen Young is available now at Amazon.com in print and kindle versions.

IN THE WITCH’S SHADOW, BOOK ONE OF THE KAULSWYR CYCLE

Lady Aeliraneth Ulberath, the most infamous witch of her time, had many names. To Cyrus, she had only had one: Mother.  But the fires that had taken her life had long since burned out. Now the only witch Cyrus wanted in his life was B’lantra, the physician’s apprentice he’d grown to love. Cold memories were all that remained of Mother’s legacy… or so he thought. After ten years, Aeliraneth’s killers have tracked him down. Cyrus and B’lantra will find few allies in a land where witches and their kin are hated and feared. Who hold the answers they need to stay alive? Celaan, the dark empress who has commanded them to find the ancient artifact Aeliraneth sought before her death? Asa, the sadistic huntress hellbent on bringing them before an unseen master? Or the technologically advanced insurgents who threaten to plunge the nation into chaos? To save their future, Cyrus and B’lantra must enter the long shadow Aeliraneth has cast— before it covers everything in darkness.

In the Warlock’s Grasp, the second book in the trilogy, is scheduled for release in Winter 2014.  Learn more at Costenyoung.com and Goodreads or follow on Facebook!

dual-destininies:

derples:

dual-destininies:

tothejamjar:

tf2-fandomstuck:

tiniestshorts:

Bread knife

The french have grown more powerful. 

DEATH HONHONHON

Hold it!

Look more closely at these photographs, Your Honor.

Notice anything strange about the bread?

I didn’t either. That’s because…

…no cuts were made there in the first place!

The witness forged the photographs to make it look like they had an actual bread knife, when they actually did not!

How, you ask? Look to the second photo.

While it is quite obvious that the knife is penetrating the top half of the breadstick, I’m not sure about the bottom half.

Looks pretty flat, doesn’t it?

The angle of the photo makes it look like the knife is in the witness’s breadstick, whilst it is actually behind it. In addition, the cut was actually made after the first photograph and before the second. Continue to the third photograph.

It is also taken from a flat angle, as was the second photograph. I’m sure you’re finding something missing in this photograph as well, Your Honor. Where is the index finger’s fingertip?

This illustration explains it all.

While I am… ahem, not the best artist…

(Didn’t I go to art school?)

The index finger is hidden behind the loaf of bread. It is not wrapping around the loaf of bread. This is because…

The witness was making space to put the knife’s handle!

Objection

Are you really that dull, Wright? For a man who majored in art you should be able to recognize a sculpture when you see one.

as we can see from the photos provided, this is quite obviously plastic.

if you look at any photo of real bread it can’t attain that level of shininess, and even if it could.

If you’ll notice in this picture, the bread on the inside is quite shiny, as well.

Tell me, Wright, have you ever seen real bread gleam that much? Don’t answer that, I will.

Even in this high-resolution photograph with bread that thick, it obviously wouldn’t shine on the inside when it isn’t buttered.

And it isn’t too hard to find the item in question with a quick google search.

Oh, and if you will notice, their hand was covering the seam where the bread was taken apart in the first photo with a simple comparison of the pattern on the bread.

It appears your lawyering skills are in much need of some sharpening if you expect to cut me down with that weak objection.

Edgeworth, you’re asking yourself the wrong question. It’s not “is there bread like that…”

You should be asking “can there be bread like that?”

Sweet bread can be infused with sugar or a syrup, making the outsides shinier- and the insides sweeter. Take a look.

Furthermore. there are parts of the witness’s bread knife that don’t just match up with the novelty bread knives you have presented. Take another look.

Let me point out two things about the novelty knives: one, their markings, and two, the placement of the knife itself.

In the novelty knives, the marks are artificial-looking and repeated. That is because they are manufactured. In the witness’s photo, the marks are more natural and realistic- because they are, well, real!

Furthermore, the blades on the novelty knives are in the middle of the handle.

But… look back at the witness’s photo. The knife is to the left? Where is the problem, you ask? Look at this illustration.

Here we have the knife, a piece of bread, and a table. Let’s have a go.

I’m sure you see it now, Your Honor.

The bread knife cannot actually be used to cut bread efficiently! Even if it was tilted, it would be uncomfortable and unbalanced!

The defense has an explanation for this positioning.

The blade is to the left because the witness was holding it behind the piece of bread!

viviku:

this video is really is great for comparing the original Japanese cast vs the English ones

fitlikekatniss:

these are making me feel better

skunkbear:

It seems like the title of an onion article, but it’s actually very serious. A study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that hurricanes with feminine names killed significantly more people than hurricanes with masculine names.  The authors looked at several decades of hurricane deaths (excluding extreme outliers like Katrina and Audrey) and posed a question: 

Do people judge hurricane risks in the context of gender-based expectations?

 According to their study, the answer is a big yes.

Laboratory experiments indicate that this is because hurricane names lead to gender-based expectations about severity and this, in turn, guides respondents’ preparedness to take protective action.

In other words, because of some deep-seated perceptions of gender, people are less afraid of hurricanes with feminine names. And that means they are less likely to evacuate.