Things Now Known #20

  • A no-lone zone is an area that must be staffed by two or more qualified or cleared individuals. Each individual must be within visual contact with each other and in visual contact with the critical component that requires a no-lone-zone area designation. (via Penn’s Sunday School)
  • On June 11th, 1997, Philippe Kahn created the first camera phone solution to share pictures instantly on public networks. The impetus for this invention was the birth of Kahn’s daughter, when he jerry-rigged a mobile phone with a digital camera and sent photos in real-time. (via Vimeo)
  • Just below the summit of Everest there is an area known as “rainbow valley” because it is littered with the dead bodies of climbers still wearing their colourful winter gear. (via Dying for Everest: David Sharp Left for Dead)
  • During the French Revolution Marie Tussaud claims that she would search through corpses to find the severed heads of executed citizens, from which she would make death masks. (via Ask A Mortician)
  • Cisco built the Great Firewall of China. (via After On Podcast)
  • Posted on Thursday, 14 September 2017
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