Monday, May 31, 2010

Love Coloring Pages Collection 2010

I asked with the universe about the meaning of "LOVE", and then one by one they answered ...

Earth replied:
"LOVE is the place to grow any stretch of happiness and hope for it. He was crushed and humiliated, but he did not care. Love thought only of giving, and that's all wish. "

Water replied:
"LOVE is the rain that fosters the seeds of a sense of joy, their willingness to be bound, longing and melancholy, or the vast ocean of love as an umbrella all the feelings

Fire said:
"Love is the searing heat of all, he was destroyed in order to live and work. By feel, being willing to fire in anger and rebellion. "

Wind said:
"LOVE is the blast that spread love without knowing who its purpose. They say he's blind, because it wanted. He is invisible, but all sports will be empty without it. "

Sky said:
"LOVE is an area without borders. The extent of creatures no one knows. Except that the love is happy, blue, gray or suffer darkly

Sun replied:
"Love is life and life to energize the light of hope. He will not give until he tired out and die. "

Tree said:
"LOVE is the root that sustains everything. He was sincere so no need to visible and known. But he continues to remain strong in order to stem the eternal happiness, fruiting and flowering beautifully. "

Mountain said:
"LOVE is the feeling of soaring. Pain was so calm and soothing. But when a bad mood, he would merge with the ocean surrounding the smoldering lava jealous. "

Then, I asked the LOVE:
"O LOVE, do you actually mean??"

LOVE answer:
"LOVE is that you adhere to Him, even if you do not see Him. You did not kiss him or touch him, but you will be obedient because you feel his presence. Because LOVE is not the senses, but it is the taste. "

"LOVE is going to be afraid of His anger, and fear that if he left you. Afraid that if he does not like you anymore. Then you make excuses to keep close to him, even if you should suffer, or are more sinister than that. "

"LOVE is that you save all hope in Him and not on others. You are not ambiguous in hope, and thus forever. Love is you have been faithful to His slaves, that you live for Him and die for his fondness of you, live and die for Him. You tried so hard so that you are recognized, just as slaves, as slaves. "

"Above all, LOVE is the love that you feel is not singular that you give to others, except in Him. You'll miss his presence and see Him. You like what he likes and hates what He hates you, you feel everything is in Him and all His name. "

I then asked the LOVE:
"Can I taste it?"

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#134 - Week of May 30, 2010

Best 2009 Skyscraper: Aqua Building, Chicago - [architecture]
Found Functions: Awesome New Project, info - [photography]
A carnivorous squid that lived 500 million years ago - [weird nature]
Impressive Drone Flying - [wow tech, video]
Perfectly Zoomable, Awesome Space Images - [space]
Impressive new software: sculpting 3D characters - [cool video]
Death From Laughter - [fascinating info]
Motion-Induced Blindness - [awesome optical illusion]
DIY Children Carriages and Strollers Parade - [russian photos]
The Most Expensive, Sophisticated Watches, more - [gadgets]
Counter-intuitive: The Monty Hall Problem, more info - [fascinating]
CERN: Chameleon Particles Caught in the Act of Changing - [science]
History of the Electric Car - [infographic]
Bubble Wrap Bathroom - [geek fun]
Another Neat Rube Goldberg Machine - [cool video]
Unromantically Tricky Tandem Bicycles - [weird tech]
New Religion: Order of the Smile - [interesting site]
Antique Marbles: some sold for $5,000 - vintage]
Who's going to direct "The Hobbit" now? - [movie news]
Huge Gallery of Quirky Inventions - [Popular Science Archive]
Inside Pixar and Toy Story 3 - [cool article]
Supernova any day now: Betelgeuse... Gone - [interesting discussion]
Great graphics of the efforts to stop the oil leak - [tech]
The Fifties B-Movie "Empire Strikes Back" - [wow trailer]
New Tro-Lo-Lo? - [fun video]
Robot Dog Locomotion: New and Improved!, more - [wow video]
Making great music on a bunch of old phones - [wow video]
Sign up for The Toilet Paper: Training Jeopardy champions since 2009 - [promo]
Top Armies in the World - [compilation]


Friday, May 28, 2010

Peculiar Postage - Unusual Stamps from Around the World

Link - article by Simon Rose

"Pass me the magnifying glass, Igor"

Stamp collecting and philately are very specialized areas and it is not the purpose of this article to conduct a definitive study of postage stamps, in terms of their rarity, financial value and so on. Rather, this is an examination of some of the more unusual and curious postage stamp designs from around the world.

This postcard from 1905 uses stamps to indicate the "love language" (pre-smileys and emoticons, you know). Some options include: "I miss you", "My Heart Is Free", "Do You Think About Me?" Very sweet... especially since you have to use your tongue to glue the stamps in the proper spot, so it is literally tongue-spoken from the heart:

(image credit: Vladimir Jorf)

This stamp was printed on silver foil by the government of Tonga (more on such stamps here):

(images by Rod Perry, via)

These stamps issued in Malaysia feature a variety of nocturnal animals and actually glow in the dark:

This 1986 stamp from Paraguay is printed on cedar:

(image via)

In 2004, Switzerland issued this wooden stamp made from 120-year-old fir trees:

Switzerland also produced this embroidered stamp in 2000, celebrating the world-famous embroidery created in St. Gallen, one of the Swiss cantons:

(images via 1, 2)

This Austrian stamp from 2005 is similarly made of threads, embroidered into the design of the Edelweiss, the well-known alpine flower. The stamp was issued in honour of the Austrian embroidery industry, which dates back to the eighteenth century. The stamp has a self-adhesive backing, but can even be worn if so desired (more info):

Austria Post also produced in the world’s first stamp made of soccer ball material in 2008, to mark the UEFA Euro soccer tournament:

(on the right: famous Lufthansa's soccer ball airplane paint scheme)

In 2006, Austria issued this curious stamp, which could even be said to be out of this world. The stamp contains 0.03 grams of dust from a meteorite found in Morocco two years earlier, which was fixed to the stamp with a special adhesive:

(image via)

These cloth stamps from Grenada, the Gambia, Sierra Leone and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, honour the humble teddy bear:

(images via)

The Rock of Gibraltar is one of the world’s most recognized natural features and it appeared on this Gibraltar stamp in more ways than one in 2002. The stamp’s top layer is actually embellished with finely pulverized pieces of rock from the famous landmark:

(image via)

This 2007 stamp printed on thinly sliced cork is from Portugal, commemorating the country’s cork industry, which produces around 30% of the world supply:

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A Singapore souvenir set of $5 stamps from 2008 was covered in beads on a sheet shaped like a handbag:

Several countries around the world have produced scented stamps offering a variety of different aromas. The small Himalayan nation of Bhutan was probably the first nation to issue this type of stamp in 1973. These stamps were perfumed to smell like roses:

In celebration of the Year of the Pig in 2007, China really did issue a stamp bearing the aroma of sweet and sour pork (above, right). It is rumoured that the stamp’s adhesive actually tasted a little like the famous Chinese delicacy, but this is far from established fact.

Issued to raise awareness of the dangers of forest fires, these Brazilian stamps smell of burnt wood:

Also from Brazil, where most of the planet’s supply of coffee beans originates, this stamp is scented with the aroma of coffee, one of the country’s largest exports:

(images via)

Another country renowned for a product derived from beans is Switzerland, world famous for its chocolate. This stamp was sold in a foil-wrapped booklet, similar to most chocolate bars. However, the stamp merely smells like chocolate and apparently when licked tastes exactly like glue:

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In honor of the centenary of the Nobel Prizes in 2001, the United Kingdom issued this stamp with the scent of eucalyptus. When the stamp is scratched, eucalyptus aroma, hidden in tiny capsules in the stamp’s top layer, is released:

The stamp shown above right is giving off sandalwood scent; it comes from India.

Several countries have placed moving images on their stamps. This one from Austria includes forty eight images, which allow a three second “movie” to appear when the stamp is viewed from certain angles.

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The small Himalayan nation of Bhutan is famous for its stamps, including the first ever stamp made of steel:

These embossed stamps, depicting famous world leaders, are printed on plastic:

These stamps issued in 1973 by Bhutan are also real phonograph records. They contain traditional folk songs and an oral history of the kingdom, in both English and Bhutanese, and really can be played on a record player:

(images via)

More recently, Bhutan introduced postage stamps that doubled as actual CD-ROMs. One is entitled “Bhutan: In Harmony with Nature”, the other “Bhutan: 100 Years of Monarchy”.

(images via)

So there you have it, a look at some of the more peculiar, quite unusual, slightly odd and downright weird postage stamps from around the world. Until next time...

(image credit: Tatiana Glinskaya)

Also Read: "Flags Of Forgotten Countries" ->

Or Try "Britain's Colorful Pub Signs" ->

Simon Rose is the author of science fiction and fantasy novels for children, including The Alchemist's Portrait, The Sorcerer's Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, The Heretic's Tomb and The Doomsday Mask.

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