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Jan 12, 2016

The Plan to Rebuild the Colossus of Rhodes

Some of the most awe-inspiring moments in fantasy movies, not to mention real life, are those featuring characters who happen upon a new city that greets its travelers with the most gigantic statues you can imagine. Whether its the Titan of Bravos, the Gates of Argonath, or Lady Liberty herself, they can all be traced back to the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. And now there's a plan to rebuild it... five times larger.  

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Jul 15, 2010

How To: Clone Yourself...In Paper

Project: Paper-CloneThe Roman poet Ovid tells the story of Narcissus like this: the mountain nymph Echo falls in love with the vain young hunter Narcissus, and follows him into the woods. When he hears here, she shouts "Who's there?" She's so afraid, she only repeats after him, "Who's there?" This continues until she rushes towards him, but he rejects her embrace. She's so heartbroken, she spends the rest of her life in the glen, praying to Aphrodite to right Narcissus' buff, and longing for her lost love until only her voice remains...hence, an echo.

Aphrodite heeds Echo's request, and punishes Narcissus by having him take a drink at a river, and fall in love

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Jul 15, 2010