Cooking spaghetti in a parallel universe where household items are food.
Bluh bluh bluh says it all. Thanks to my friend Ralph for bringing this to me.
This is a beautiful old car. It’s original and unrestored and is in amazing condition considering it’s 100 years old.
YYZ is one of the greatest rock instrumentals ever. It’s absolutely brilliant in every way. This is a fantastic version that has a string section that gives it an extra dimension.
YYZ is the IATA airport identification code of Toronto Pearson International Airport, near Rush’s hometown.
On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world’s first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England, to parents Lesley and Peter Brown. The healthy baby was delivered shortly before midnight by caesarean section and weighed in at five pounds, 12 ounces.
Before giving birth to Louise, Lesley Brown had suffered years of infertility due to blocked fallopian tubes. In November 1977, she underwent the then-experimental IVF procedure. A mature egg was removed from one of her ovaries and combined in a laboratory dish with her husband’s sperm to form an embryo. The embryo then was implanted into her uterus a few days later. Her IVF doctors, British gynecologist Patrick Steptoe and scientist Robert Edwards, had begun their pioneering collaboration a decade earlier. Once the media learned of the pregnancy, the Browns faced intense public scrutiny. Louise’s birth made headlines around the world and raised various legal and ethical questions.
The Browns had a second daughter, Natalie, several years later, also through IVF. In May 1999, Natalie became the first IVF baby to give birth to a child of her own. The child’s conception was natural, easing some concerns that female IVF babies would be unable to get pregnant naturally. In December 2006, Louise Brown, the original “test tube baby,” gave birth to a boy, Cameron John Mullinder, who also was conceived naturally.
Today, IVF is considered a mainstream medical treatment for infertility. Hundreds of thousands of children around the world have been conceived through the procedure, in some cases with donor eggs and sperm.
Via The History Channel
Sheep out of their minds thanks to Cyriak Harris.
A family farm has to survive a drought, flood, a huge bear, hunters and tourists.
Literally fallen art. Morbidly weird.
The 1931 Duesenberg Model J Town Car was is a big old boxey car but it is awesome. It was quite a restoration project. It’s big, fast and oh so posh.
Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto No. 1 is one of the best known classical music compositions and deservedly so. It is spectacular in all ways. Music doesn’t get any better than this.