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Roundup March, 25 2011

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Beau Colburn brings it. He resides in N.Y.C. but is a true Red Sox fan…

01. Manny Ramirez has ear of Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon
“You know what I liken it to? It’s almost like the best-looking-girl-in-the-bar theory. Everybody’s afraid to talk to her because she’s the best-looking girl in the bar. Well, Manny is one of the best hitters since — I don’t know — Babe Ruth? So somebody’s afraid to talk to him about hitting. And if they do, they’re going to be less than forceful in their opinions because, after all, he’s Manny Ramirez.” (espn)

02. The Campbell-Stokes Recorder
“A glass sphere would be placed in to a wooden bowl.  The sun would burn a trace on the bowl as it the earth circled it. It worked and would measure the amount of sunshine in a single day with some accuracy.  The downside, obviously, was the number of bowls which would have to be used to collect a significant amount of data – a year’s worth for example.” (kuriositas)

03. Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles
“Ramen in the U.S. has come a long way. Once known only in its 10-for-a-dollar instant-lunch form—a staple of offices and dorm rooms all around the ’80s and ’90s—high-end real ramen shops are springing up left and right on both coasts and everywhere in between. As a half-Japanese kid in the ’80s, I grew up eating instant ramen at least once a week, and it still holds a special place in my gut. The real stuff is great, but sometimes only the add-hot-water pack will do. That said, my tastes have changed and expanded considerably over the years, and sometimes that little flavoring packet just isn’t enough. As such, I’ve spent a lot of time devising ways to upgrade my ramen in cheap, easy ways. Ghetto gourmet, if you will. (seriouseats)

04. Unreal Timelapse of the Northern Lights (above)
“Landscape photographer Terje Sorgjerd spent four years looking to create a timelapse of the aurora borealis (AKA northern lights), then finally flew two hours north from Norway and spent a week capturing one of the biggest displays in recent years. The final result is absolutely jaw-dropping.” (petapixel)

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