Myopia, commonly known as being nearsighted, is a condition of the eye where the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina but in front of it. This causes the image that one sees when looking at a distant object to be out of focus, but in focus when looking at a close object. Eye care professionals most commonly correct myopia through the use of corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. The corrective lenses have a negative optical power which compensates for the excessive positive diopters of the myopic eye.
Space heating is generally employed to warm a small space, and is usually held in contrast with central heating, which warms many connected spaces at once. Space heaters are usually portable or wall-mounted, and should be an electric heater in most cases, because natural gas or propane heating in an enclosed area is very dangerous without proper specialized ventilation systems. In convection heaters, heating elements either warm the air directly or heat oil or another filler, which in turn transfers heat to the air. Halogen heaters usually comprise tungsten filaments in heat-resistant quartz envelopes, and operate much like halogen light-bulbs, but radiate their energy primarily in the infrared spectrum.
Because it all happened behind the Iron Curtain, there's still quite a bit we don't know about Russia's space program in the second half of the 20th century. What little we do know is shocking in its complete disregard for life, safety, or anything that might stand between the outer limits of the atmosphere and a dog wrapped in a metal chamber. But who can argue with the results? They launched Sputnik into space while the U.S. was still fretting over petty problems like "What happens when it comes crashing back to Earth?" America's whole motivation for going to the moon was that the Russians had beaten it by being the first into space. Except that they absolutely weren't. While it may be gratifying to know that the reckless, arrogant giant that was the Soviet Union during the middle of the 20th century got beaten at its favorite game, slow your victory lap, because it wasn't the U.S. that beat them. So who was the plucky underdog country who swooped in and stole the win in the space race? Surely it's some country deserving of more renown and celebration for their ... monumental achievement ... oh goddamn it, it was the Nazis.
Ernie, the new facebook graph search is working... I've been waiting for it to launch and to test this, and I KNEW IT ! Hope no one beat me to the punch. I bet it gets changed, modified or so, because of shit like this. -- Anonymous.
Vegemite is a dark brown Australian food paste made from yeast extract. It is a spread for sandwiches, toast, crumpets and cracker biscuits as well as a filling for pastries. It is similar to British, New Zealand and South African Marmite, Australian Promite, Swiss Cenovis and German Hefeextrakt. Vegemite is made from brewers' yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacturing, various vegetables, wheat and spice additives. It is salty, slightly bitter and malty, and rich in umami – similar to beef bouillon. The texture is smooth and the product is a paste. A common method of eating Vegemite is on toasted bread with one layer of butter or margarine before spreading a thin layer of Vegemite.
You know that UN Small Arms Treaty that depending upon who you talk to, may or may not be makinga power play for US firearm ownership? Well based upon their own data, their own map shows the US high in gun ownership and low in homicides. Suck on that, Hans Brix! And with that in mind, here are some of the crimes NY finds less offensive than owning a 30 round magazine.
A shoe size is an alphanumerical indication of the fitting size of a shoe for a person. Often it just consists of a number indicating the length because many shoemakers only provide a standard width for economic reasons. There are several different shoe-size systems that are used worldwide. These systems differ in what they measure, what unit of measurement they use, and where the size 0 (or 1) is positioned. The Continental European system is used in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, most other continental European countries. In this system, the shoe size is the length of the last, expressed in Paris points, for both sexes and for adults and children alike.
Well if those are tattoos of questionable taste, then these are tattoos of impeccable taste. Or at the vert least, impeccable bodies.
The spotlight effect is the tendency of an individual to overestimate the extent to which others are paying attention to the individual's appearance and behavior. That is, people believe that they are in the “spotlight” and that everyone is paying attention to them, as when a person drops a cup in a restaurant and gets embarrassed, believing that everyone has seen it. Students got self-conscious when they were required to wear mismatched socks to classes. The students believed more than 50 percent of their classmates would notice their socks and judge them, when in fact fewer than 20 percent noticed the mismatches clothing.
Oh, and the super hot hula-hooping girl? Yeah, she's back.