July 22, 2014
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The crashes of Flight 370 and Flight 17 are not Malaysia Airlines’ first unusual insurance claims, however. The airline had an unusual claim in 2000 for the total loss of an Airbus A330 traveling in the opposite direction on the same route as Flight 370.

In that case, a canister of a mysterious Chinese shipment destined for Iran broke open near the end of a trip from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur and began leaking, producing a smell that prompted the captain to conduct an emergency evacuation upon landing of all 266 people aboard. A subsequent investigation found that the hold was contaminated beyond cleaning with mercury and other chemicals that may have been precursors for the manufacture of nerve gas.

The Malaysian government ended up digging a large hole in the ground near the airport tarmac and burying the entire plane. Insurers paid a full settlement of $90 million.

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After Malaysia Airlines Crashes, the Payments Are Piling Up for Air Insurers

July 18, 2014
mapsontheweb:

Commercial airplanes avoiding Ukraine’s airspace after the crash of #MH17.

The fact that there are *this many* planes in the air at a given time is a little mind-boggling to me.

mapsontheweb:

Commercial airplanes avoiding Ukraine’s airspace after the crash of #MH17.

The fact that there are *this many* planes in the air at a given time is a little mind-boggling to me.

(Source: twitter.com)

July 16, 2014
How Kimye Inspired The New York Times’ Great Lebron Cover
CAREY DUNNE, fastcodesign.com
Sports Editor Jason Stallman chats with us about some unlikely inspiration.We’re total­ly impressed with the clever, min­i­mal approach that the New York Times took to one of the biggest sports sto­ries of the year, Lebron James’s announce­ment…

I knew Kimye was to blame somehow

How Kimye Inspired The New York Times’ Great Lebron Cover
CAREY DUNNE, fastcodesign.com

Sports Editor Jason Stallman chats with us about some unlikely inspiration.

We’re total­ly impressed with the clever, min­i­mal approach that the New York Times took to one of the biggest sports sto­ries of the year, Lebron James’s announce­ment…

I knew Kimye was to blame somehow

July 16, 2014
Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
Justin Ellis, dwell.com
Published as: Maine AttractionIt’s not unusu­al to find JT Bul­litt in his Muck Boots, explor­ing the Maine woods. As an artist, one of his pas­sions is dis­cov­er­ing and record­ing sound, par­tic­u­lar­ly the notes of the trees, the de…

Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
Justin Ellis, dwell.com

Published as: Maine Attraction

It’s not unusu­al to find JT Bul­litt in his Muck Boots, explor­ing the Maine woods. As an artist, one of his pas­sions is dis­cov­er­ing and record­ing sound, par­tic­u­lar­ly the notes of the trees, the de…

July 15, 2014
mapsontheweb:


Nicaragua approves Chinese tycoon’s $40 billion dream to build a canal across the country.
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This sounds insane, but if the Nicaragua Canal ever gets built, it will absolutely be a global game-changer.

mapsontheweb:

Nicaragua approves Chinese tycoon’s $40 billion dream to build a canal across the country.

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This sounds insane, but if the Nicaragua Canal ever gets built, it will absolutely be a global game-changer.

(Source: Business Insider)

July 15, 2014
mapsontheweb:

The 11 miles of skyways in Minneapolis. You can travel almost all of downtown using them.

mapsontheweb:

The 11 miles of skyways in Minneapolis. You can travel almost all of downtown using them.

(Source: skywaydirectory.com)

July 12, 2014
Reuters:
Few things evoke the American Wild West more than the sight of cowboys with their herd.

But, in one sense at least, the operation of Colorado rancher Steve Pargin is anything but wild. His team handle both the cattle and the landscape where they graze with care, moving the herd from place to place and preventing them from causing damage to fragile ecosystems by staying in a single area too long.

Reuters:

Few things evoke the American Wild West more than the sight of cowboys with their herd.

But, in one sense at least, the operation of Colorado rancher Steve Pargin is anything but wild. His team handle both the cattle and the landscape where they graze with care, moving the herd from place to place and preventing them from causing damage to fragile ecosystems by staying in a single area too long.

July 12, 2014
Nendo designs Winnie-the-Pooh glassware for Walt Disney Japan
Dan Howarth, dezeen.com
Japanese studio Nendo – whose designers continue to prove they will try their hand at anything – has launched a Winnie-the-Pooh glassware set.The Pooh Glassware was designed for Walt Disney in Japan as part of a series of products themed around th…

Nendo designs Winnie-the-Pooh glassware for Walt Disney Japan
Dan Howarth, dezeen.com

Japanese studio Nendo – whose designers continue to prove they will try their hand at anything – has launched a Winnie-the-Pooh glassware set.The Pooh Glassware was designed for Walt Disney in Japan as part of a series of products themed around th…

July 12, 2014
Historic Wrigley Field Wins Approval For A $575 Million Renovation
AINSLEY O’CONNELL, fastcodesign.com
The Cubs can (finally) make their 100-year-old baseball stadium feel a little less ancient.Ah, base­ball, the nation­al pas­time beloved for peanuts, crack­er­jacks, and sta­di­um design dis­putes.Fans’ love for the vin­tage look and feel of…

Historic Wrigley Field Wins Approval For A $575 Million Renovation
AINSLEY O’CONNELL, fastcodesign.com

The Cubs can (finally) make their 100-year-old baseball stadium feel a little less ancient.

Ah, base­ball, the nation­al pas­time beloved for peanuts, crack­er­jacks, and sta­di­um design dis­putes.

Fans’ love for the vin­tage look and feel of…

July 12, 2014
California Oil Spill Turns Out to Be a Freakishly Massive Amount of Fishcore77.com
Earlier this week in La Jolla, California, what appeared to be a massive oil spill in the water began creeping towards the beach. However, closer inspection revealed that the inky cloud was not a batch of Exxon-Mobil’s finest at all, but an enormo…

California Oil Spill Turns Out to Be a Freakishly Massive Amount of Fish
core77.com

Earlier this week in La Jolla, California, what appeared to be a massive oil spill in the water began creeping towards the beach. However, closer inspection revealed that the inky cloud was not a batch of Exxon-Mobil’s finest at all, but an enormo…

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