The Tortoise and the Hare - Mementos of Time
These are the fantastic creations of Japanese artist Natsumi Honda (本田奈津美). She captures the essence of the story precisely because of the medium the artist chose to make her animals: bits of discarded watches and time pieces - forgotten mementos of time. The tortoise and hare sculptures are exhibited at the National Art Center in Tokyo, Japan. The series is aptly titled, Time to be Included.
Most of us know the story of The Tortoise and the Hare, one of Aesop’s Fables. The story concerns a hare who ridicules a slow-moving tortoise and is challenged by the tortoise to a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and, confident of winning, takes a nap midway through the course. When the hare awakes however, he finds that his competitor, crawling slowly but steadily, has arrived before him and won the race.
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Whether you’re deciphering a cryptic state seal or trying to impress your Catholic in-laws, knowing some Latin has its advantages.
OK, yesterday’s post was a bit saucy, I’m balancing it out with Latin.
Miss Polish Job, makes a daddy proud !
Miss “Lube Rack” just makes me feel creepy, and Miss “Polish Job” makes me think she actually has a different way to make income.
Each worm/worm gear pair reduces the speed of the motor by 1/50th. Since there are 12 pairs of gears, the final speed reduction is calculated by (1/50)12. The implications are quite large. With the motor turning around 200 revolutions per minute, it will take well over two trillion years before the final gear makes but one turn.