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Original Shopping Bags

Shopping bags are moving publicity near your point of sale. What better way to merchandise your brand than using creative and original shopping bag designs.

Here you can find some examples:

THE ONES THAT PROMOTE BENEFICIAL CAUSES

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TO DO SOME EXERCISE AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

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FROM LEO BURNETT’S AGENCY

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OTHER ORIGINAL SHOPPING BAGS

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December 31st on the Cosmic Calendar

To complement the previous post about Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Calendar, I here add what happened on December 31st, the last day of the year.

December 31st

  • 1:30 pm: Origin of the Proconsul and the Ramapithecus, probable ancestors of humans.
  • 10:30 pm: First human being appears.reloj
  • 11:00 pm: Use of stone tools.
  • 11:46 pm: Domestication of fire.
  • 11:56 pm: Most recent glacial period.
  • 11:59:20 pm: Invention of agriculture.
  • 11:59:50 pm: Great discoveries on astronomy.
  • 11:59:52 pm: Alphabet invention, Hammurabic legal codes.
  • 11:59:53 pm: Bronze metallurgy, compass invention, Trojan War, Olmec culture.
  • 11:59:54 pm: Iron metallurgy, Kingdom of Israel.
  • 11:59:55 pm: Birth of Buddha and Confucious, Ch’in Dynasty China, Periclean Athens.
  • 11:59:56 pm: Euclidean geometry, Archimedean physics, Ptolemaic astronomy, Greek Olympic games, Roman Empire, Birth of Christ.
  • 11:59:58 pm: Mayan civilization, Sung Dynasty China, Byzantine empire, Mongol invasion, Crusades.
  • 11:59:59 pm: Voyages of discovery from Europe and from Ming Dynasty China, Columbus lands in America, Renaissance in Europe.
  • Today, first second of the new year: Beginning of modern culture, science and technology development, French revolution, World War I, World War II, Apollo lands on the moon, spacecraft planetary exploration, search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

All wars, inventions, discoveries, kings, revolutions, independences, and all the written history of humankind happens in the las 10 seconds of December 31st.

This makes me wonder what is important in life. We have been here for a really short period of time.

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Flogos

flogosSomehow similar to what Curb does, of whom I speak in this post, Flogos is a company dedicated to break the boundaries in advertising matters. In FLOGOS they create LOGOS that fly.

FLYING + LOGO = FLOGOS.

Based on a patented technology, FLOGOS are basically made up of soap and several gases including helium. They last around 30 to 40 minutes, they can travel up to 50 kilometers (30 miles) and reach an altitude around 5,000 feet.

Besides, these flying logos are 100% environment friendly.

Good idea.

ejemplos flogos

If you need further information you can click this link.

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Alert: Traditional Education Systems are Becoming Obsolete. Part I.

I could practically guarantee that any and every type of knowledge and information is or will be available in the palm of our hands and free of charge on the web.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit is the most popular encyclopedia on the web and was created only 8 years ago (2001), it has about 2’877,700 articles only in English.

This encyclopedia receives between 10,000 and 30,000 page petitions per second. Let’s now imagine how it will be 10 years from now, I doubt there’ll be something that we couldn’t find on this site.

Los cuatro logos oficiales utilizados por Wikipedia desde su creación.
The four official logos used by Wikipedia since its birth.

Everyday new valuable content is added to the internet. Several universities, educational and cultural institutes share important documents, videos, texts, even complete university courses on video, (it’s just as if you were seated in the classroom just beside your classmates and a few meters from the teacher). Besides, these courses are given by the best universities in the world.

Academic Earth

Such is the case of Academic Earth, a website in which you can find courses related to Psychology, Law, History, Physics, Political Science, and much more subjects from universities such as Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and everything is FREE.

Now there are no excuses, today more than ever, knowledge is in the palm of our hands.

I’ll come back to the subject with a future post and more websites that make education and knowledge available for every human being with an internet connection.

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One click

Whenever you feel you have the whole world in your hands or if on the other hand your problems overwhelm you too much, just push the red button:

red button

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Online Planetarium

Going through pages and pages in Stumble Upon (most of them are worth it) I found this wonder:

Neave Planetarium

The Neave Planetarium is an online planetarium with which we can know more about the stars, planets and constellations that are found in the sky at any given moment and which we can see with the naked eye.

It’s as simple as choosing our location and the time in the application, and going out to see the stars.

When you want to know something about a given star or planet, locate it on the online planetarium and click it so that information can be displayed about it like its name, its constellation (if it is a star), its brilliance (magnitude) and its distance from Earth.

An excellent tool for those who love to look up and admire what’s in the sky.

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15 things you didn’t know

  1. St. John was the only one of the 12 Apostles to die a natural death.
  2. St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not Irish.
  3. Sliced bread was patented by a jeweler, Otto Rohwedder, in 1928. He had been working on it for 16 years, having started in 1912.
  4. The Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered after his death as a propagator of violence – he invented dynamite.
  5. Coffee is the second largest item of international commerce in the world. The largest is petrol.
  6. The magic word “Abracadabra” was originally intended for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.
  7. Albert Einstein was once offered the Presidency of Israel. He declined saying he had no head for problems.
  8. The “Hundred Years War” lasted 116 years.
  9. One of Queen Victoria’s wedding gift was a 3 meter diameter, half ton cheese.
  10. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother, they were both deaf.
  11. Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
  12. Marie Curie, who twice won the Nobel Prize, and discovered radium, was not allowed to become a member of the prestigious French Academy because she was a woman.
  13. The national flag of Italy was designed by Napoleon Bonaparte.
  14. More money is spent each year on alcohol and cigarettes than on life insurance.
  15. There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.

Source: http://home.bitworks.co.nz/trivia/human.htm

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