Fightin’ Protesters With Colored Water

“You must have seen photos of protesters being doused with colored-water cannons by the police. Using water canon is understood as it’s an easy non-hazardous way to disperse mob, but why would police spray protesters with purple and pink water? Simple: to identify and arrest them later. Many water cannons on the market today come with a tank specially designed to store a semi-permanent colored dye. If police decide they want to ‘tag’ protesters with the dye, they can press a button to inject it into the main water stream. Once the water cannon is trained on a crowd, anyone hit by the spray will be easily recognizable by police.” w/ photos

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Deep Blue Lakes Of Afghanistan

The beautiful lakes were created by the carbon dioxide rich water that is drawn from the spring melt-water in the surrounding mountains and came out from faults and cracks in the rocky landscape. This outflow of water percolates slowly through the underlying limestone, dissolving its principal mineral, calcium carbonate. Over time, the water deposited layers of hardened mineral (travertine), which created dams that trap water in increasingly large basins. These dams are usually about 32ft high and 9.6ft wide. Water cascades from one lake to the other near travertine terraces serving as massive natural dams between the lakes.” w/ photos

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Super Small Squid

“Like a jewel dancing in the water, this baby opalescent squid (Doryteuthis opalescens), called a paralarva, sucks water into the main part of its body (the mantle cavity) and squirts it out a narrow siphon. This swimming motion is called jet propulsion. Watch the two little flaps attached to the top part of its body. Those are its fins — they act like rudders by steering and stabilizing the squid as it moves through the water. Can you think of any other animals that move this way?” — VancouverAquarium

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Knife Cufflinks

There are two accessories every guy needs: a pocket knife and a pair of cufflinks. So naturally combining those two items is a smart move. Knife Cufflinks are like classy concealed weapons that you can carry with you almost anywhere (with the exception of air travel of course). Each cufflink features a mini fold out blade that’s as sharp as you look when you wear french cuff shirts. Aside from looking damn cool, these little blades come in handy for cutting lose threads. The blades and handles are made from stainless steel and each set comes with a diamond dust sharpener.” w/ photos

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