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The Jell-O museum
The Jell-O museum ● The ‘Jell-O Museum’ website is temporarily closed, but aficionados of Jell-O may be interested in the The Jell-O Gallery in Le Roy, NY, US. It’s run by The LeRoy Historical Society. “In 1845, Peter Cooper dabbled with and patented a product which was ‘set’ with gelatin. Suffice it to say, it ... [ click to read full item ]
Lip-pumping invention avoids “ducky” lips [new patent]
Lip-pumping invention avoids “ducky” lips [new patent] ● “Although useful for their intended purpose, currently available lip pumps can have negative side effects. After use, some lip pumps will leave unattractive marks, bruising, indentations, and grooves around a user’s lip area. In addition, some lip pumps continuously apply suction to both lips. Unfortunately, these types of lip pumps ... [ click to read full item ]
Connections: Persian Rugs and Morton Feldman’s music [study]
Connections: Persian Rugs and Morton Feldman’s music [study] ●   Does listening to Morton Feldman’s ‘Crippled Symmetry’ suite (above) remind you of a Persian rug? If not, you may not be attuned to Feldman’s repetitions and variations – which, on closer inspection, may, it’s said, in some senses, resonate with patterns on rugs. But, academically speaking, possible common threads ... [ click to read full item ]

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