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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

In pictures: Bouncing beneath Blaenau

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:58:33 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-27994637

"It's already home to the world's longest zip-wire, now Gwynedd boasts
what is believed to be the world's largest underground trampoline in the
abandoned Llechwedd slate quarry."

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Ocean Piglets, Shield Toads and Naked Snails

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:57:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.babbel.com/magazine/funny-animal-names-in-german

"The German language is famous for some really long nouns
(Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän comes to mind). This is
because German nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives are like lego

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Mews: Maru and Hana have a new toy!

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:45:39 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://katzenworld.co.uk/2014/07/10/mews-maru-and-hana-have-a-new-toy/

"We think it looks fun! :)"

I like the design - a clever use of cardboard.

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Poseur Pastor Pouts, Pursues Preposterous Proceeding, Procures Painful Penalty

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:44:15 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.popehat.com/2014/07/08/poseur-pastor-pouts-pursues-preposterous-proceeding-procures-painful-penalty/>

A positive outcome in an abuse of copyright case. Great alliterative
article title, too!

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This Girl Takes Mirror Selfies To The Next Level

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:43:04 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.demilked.com/bathroom-mirror-selfies-funny-illustration-art-mirrorsme/>

"Mirrorsme, a young Norwegian instagramer, has certainly altered our
perception of mirror selfies. A new Internet starlet has been drawing
funny interactive illustration with posca, acrylic and chalk markers on

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Supernumerary Robotic Limbs: robotic arms that will lend a helping hand

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:09:28 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/07/09/supernumerary-robotic-limbs-robotic-arms-that-will-lend-a-helping-hand-wearablewednesday/>

"How many times have you been doing something, like lifting a heavy or
bulky object, and said, “I wish I had an extra set of arms?” Well, now,
your wish has come true. A group of researchers from MIT have created

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The Caring Owl

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:08:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/u/0/105470166885615865572/posts/PxHqsevqDcF

"One evening my granddaughter, she was about four years old then, were
playing in the room with all her toys. Needless to say, they were all
animal toys like “My Little Ponies” etc. One of the soft toys that she

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Scientists vindicate 'Limits to Growth' – urge investment in 'circular economy'

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:04:41 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/04/scientists-limits-to-growth-vindicated-investment-transition-circular-economy>

"According to a new peer-reviewed scientific report, industrial
civilisation is likely to deplete its low-cost mineral resources within
the next century, with debilitating impacts for the global economy and

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3 Animals That Are Smarter Than You Thought

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:07:17 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssphf4UcQdo

"Dolphins, crows, apes -- you know the drill about smart animals. But
there are lots of animals that are smarter than you think. Not everyone
thinks they're pretty, but scientists know they're smart."

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Is the Anthropocene a world of hope or a world of hurt?

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:06:18 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://grist.org/climate-energy/is-the-anthropocene-a-world-of-hope-or-a-world-of-hurt/>

"For better or worse, we're running this planet now. What's wrong with
saying we might be able to pull that off? A conversation between Andrew
Revkin and Clive Hamilton."

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