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캐나다의 토론토에 있는 비블리오 매트 책 자동판매기. 아주 오래되고 희귀한 책을 2불에 살 수 있다. 단 책을 선택할 수는 없다. '크래이그 스몰'이란 중고책방 주인이 고안한 것이다. - 황기철 - 

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Just a few months ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Toronto and strolled right into The Monkey's Paw, an "antiquarian shop specializing in uncommon books and paper artifacts from the age of print."  Upon entering, I was immediately drawn to this beautiful, vintage-looking vending machine.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it sold random books for only $2.  Named the "Biblio-Mat," it's the world's first randomizing vending machine for old books.

The Biblio-Mat was built by Craig Small for The Monkey’s Paw. According to the owners, "The machine was conceived as an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin. When a customer puts coins into it, the Biblio-Mat dramatically whirrs and vibrates as the machine is set in motion. The ring of an old telephone bell enhances the thrill when the customer’s mystery book is delivered with a satisfying clunk into the receptacle below." Watch the video below to see it in action!

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Yukihiro Ikeuchi discovered the 1.5kg bulbous root on his farm in Japan

It is currently on show in the southern town of Ayagawa


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Complete with a big toe and five smaller digits, the green Japanese radish looks strikingly similar to a human foot.



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I'm a human lightbulb! 

The 16-year-old 'electric boy' from India can withstand shocking 11,000 volts without feeling a thing Deepak Jangra discovered his 'talent' when fixing mother's heater




"인간 전원"


인도의 16살 청소년이 무려 11,000V의 전기충격을 견딜 수 있는 

신체를 가지고 있어 세간의 주목을 받고 있다.


그의 재능은 단지 고장난 어머니의 히터를 고치고 있을 때 우연히 발견됐다


신의 선물이라고 믿고 있는 Deepak Jangra는 자신이 전기가 흐르는 전선을 

혀로도 접촉할 수 있으며 전선만 있으면 어떠한 전열기구도 불을 킬 수 있다고 한다


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The teenager can resist voltage needed to power 500 houses

Same amount of power could kill any other human being 

He says: 'I have a gift from God. I feel very privileged' 


By LAURIE HANNA FOR MAILONLINE and TANIYA DUTTA

It's enough to make your hair stand on end.


An Indian teenager has told how he can withstand 11,000 volts passing through his body - and only discovered his bizarre talent by accident when he was repairing his mother’s heater.


Human electricity insulator Deepak Jangra can apparently resist the same amount of voltage required to power 500 houses and even sit with his hands inside a tub of water along with naked live wires.


The 16-year-old claims: ‘I have a gift from God. I feel very privileged. I have the power to do things no-one else can and I don’t intend on wasting it.


‘I used to be scared of electricity but now I am confident. I have tested myself over and over again and I will never get hurt. I can touch a live wire with my tongue and I know nothing will happen to me.’ 


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Electrifying: Deepak can touch live wires with his tongue - and feel nothing. He said: 'I used to be scared of electricity but now I am confident. I have tested myself over and over again and I will never get hurt'
Electrifying: Deepak can touch live wires with his tongue - and feel nothing. He said: 'I used to be scared of electricity but now I am confident. I have tested myself over and over again and I will never get hurt'

Electrifying: Deepak can touch live wires with his tongue - and feel nothing. He said: 'I used to be scared of electricity but now I am confident. I have tested myself over and over again and I will never get hurt'

What a shocker: The teenager can resist the same amount of voltage required to power 500 houses and even sit with his hands inside a tub of water along with naked live wires

What a shocker: The teenager can resist the same amount of voltage required to power 500 houses and even sit with his hands inside a tub of water along with naked live wires

Bright spark: Deepak believes his ability is a gift and added: ‘I have a gift from God. I feel very privileged. I have the power to do things no-one else can and I don’t intend on wasting it'


Deepak, who is a student, first discovered that he can resist such high levels of electricity three years ago when he was fixing his mother’s portable heater.


He revealed: ‘My mother kept complaining that our heater was broken so I thought I’d take a look and try and fix it myself because we couldn’t afford to take it anywhere and pay someone to fix it.


‘I accidentally touched the live wire with my screwdriver but nothing happened - I didn’t get a shock. But at the time I assumed we must have had a power failure in our village.’


Two weeks later, Deepak got a movie stuck inside his DVD player and decided to take the machine apart to attempt to retrieve the disc.



‘I hit the live wires again but again nothing happened,’ he said. 


‘This time I knew something amazing had just happened. I touched it again and again, and then went outside to check the power supply was ok.


‘That was the day I realised there was something unusual about me.’


Wonder boy: Locals frequently asked Deepak to repair equipment or electric line faults in their village, where he has become something of a celebrity

Wonder boy: Locals frequently asked Deepak to repair equipment or electric line faults in their village, where he has become something of a celebrity

Proud family: Deepak (standing, centre) poses with brother Sushil (left), mum Khajani (right) and younger brother Sunil (sitting)

Proud family: Deepak (standing, centre) poses with brother Sushil (left), mum Khajani (right) and younger brother Sunil (sitting)


Since that moment, Deepak has been experimenting with various devices of different voltages - and he has been continually amazed by what he can withstand.


He has tried light bulbs, TV wires, an electric woodcutter and an electrical water pump but each time, he would simply stop the devices working but not suffer any injuries.


If anyone else were to attempt the same, it is highly likely they would be killed instantly.

He added: ‘I experimented with different levels of voltages and my body was still unaffected. 


'I could cope with 110 volts, 240 volts, 440 volts and my curiosity kept on growing. I wanted to know more and more. How much I could actually cope with?’


To find out, Deepak decided to test his limits by climbing an electric pole in a nearby field to touch the 11,000 voltage high-tension wire that powers his village.


Soon, a crowd had gathered beneath him and started screaming in fear as they thought he was trying to commit suicide.

Deepak said: ‘I was hanging from the pole touching the wires and I think people thought I was crazy. 


'My mother came running over and started begging me to come down. She thought I was killing myself. 

'But once people saw me touch the wires and walk away unscathed, everyone started cheering. I surprised everyone.’


Human conductor: Deepak can withstand an incredible 11,000 volts - which could kill another human being

Human conductor: Deepak can withstand an incredible 11,000 volts - which could kill another human being

 

A voltage as low as 50 volts applied between two parts of the human body can cause a current to flow that blocks the electrical signals between the brain and the muscles, causing a shock.


But the true measure of shock's intensity lies in the amount of current - measured in amperes - that is forced though the body, and not the voltage.  


Deepak - who is now known as Wonder Boy in his remote village near Sonipat, in Haryana, northern India - is frequently asked by local families to repair equipment or electric line faults. 


But he refuses to charge for his services, as he does not believe in profiting from financially from his gift and added: ‘I’m out most days doing some kind of repair work now.


‘I work with my bare hands without any pliers or other equipment. But I don’t charge anything, I don’t make any money.’ 

And Deepak, who dreams of becoming a manager in the government’s electricity department, also revealed he has never hurt himself doing his stunts except burning the tips of his fingers if he holds a live wire long enough. 


Deepak's worried schoolteacher urged him to see a doctor, but their tests returned nothing of note.

He added: ‘Doctors did some blood test and did an overall check up but they found nothing wrong with me.


‘Instead they started taking pictures of me on their camera, like I was some famous Bollywood actor or something. It was quite funny.' 


Wired up: Deepak with his mother Khajani. She said: 'Can you believe my boy doesn’t get electric shocks? I have two other sons but they are as normal as any other human. Only Deepak has this special power'

Wired up: Deepak with his mother Khajani. She said: 'Can you believe my boy doesn’t get electric shocks? I have two other sons but they are as normal as any other human. Only Deepak has this special power'

 

While Deepak - who had an insulated upbringing - relishes his incredible talent, his widowed mother, Khajani Devi, 35, who has two other sons Sushil, 18, and 12-year-old Sunil, finds it difficult to understand his amazing abilities.


Khajani, who earns 2,500 Rupees (£25) a month as a dinner lady at the local school, said: ‘Can you believe my boy doesn’t get electric shocks? I have two other sons but they are as normal as any other human. Only Deepak has this special power.


'I feel it is the blessing of his late father. His father passed away in October 2011 and in April 2012 he found he had this talent.’

 

High voltage: Ambitious student Deepak now dreams of becoming a manager in the government’s electricity department

High voltage: Ambitious student Deepak now dreams of becoming a manager in the government’s electricity department

Gaurav Singh, 25, an electrical engineer from Delhi, said: ‘The power of 11,000 volts is fatal. 


'Even if a man is standing five meters away he can get pulled by the high-tension wire and burn to death. If a person touches 11,000 volts, he wouldn’t get a shock - he would die instantly.


‘A high voltage power line is used to supply electricity to villages and towns. If it can supply electricity to 1,000 kilometres, you can imagine how powerful it is.’

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A Seattle mom has brought the beloved Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to life with an incredibly detailed, 400,000-piece Lego model of the castle. Alice Finch spent a year constructing this magical diorama that accurately depicts key scenes from the books and movies. Finch originally got the idea for her project while playing with her two young sons. “I started building about five years ago when I was spending a lot of time with my older son in our Lego room. He was doing the building; I was doing the sorting and putting away,” she says. “After a while, I realized that I really wanted to build, too.”

Inspired by a desire to create an accurate model with four walls and a roof as opposed to the one-sided, mass-produced Lego Harry Potter sets, Finch put a significant amount of research into her design. She painstakingly compared Hogwarts geography from the book series and the movie series and even took the Harry Potter studio tour in London to get ideas. The finished product reflects this dedication: The model is complete with three-dimensional "moving" portraits hanging on castle walls, hovering Cornish pixies and a lurking Peeves in the stairwell.

When Finch completed the model's first phase, she considered trying to downscale it because just the dining hall took up the playroom’s entire Lego table. During the daytime, her two sons helped her with tasks such as constructing walls and posing mini figures. After they went to bed, she often stayed up until 1 a.m. tackling more complicated feats like building in recessed lighting. Her husband contributed to the project by reading books to Finch while she worked.

The masterpiece was publicly unveiled at BrickCon2012, where it won two awards. After the show, Finch had to bring the castle back to her family’s living room and orchestrate a professional photo shoot to showcase all the details of the fantastic piece. She says the castle won’t be dismantled anytime soon — her sons enjoy playing with it too much.

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