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2 09, 2016

How tattoos (and laser tattoo removal) work in super-slow motion

By |2016-11-04T10:37:46+01:00September 2nd, 2016|Curiosity|4 Comments

One of the most ancient and personal forms of art is the tattoo: getting a permanent piece of attached to your own body. But as someone who has never had a tattoo before, I was fascinated to learn exactly how you can get something permanent into your skin that doesn't fall off as you grow [...]

14 03, 2016

You can’t ride this bicycle (because your brain won’t let you)

By |2016-11-04T10:38:15+01:00March 14th, 2016|Curiosity|3 Comments

People often say that doing something after you haven't done it for a long time "is just like riding a bicycle". Which is essentially saying that once you've managed to do something, it's a lot easier to do again in the future. In this interesting video above by Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every Day, he [...]