Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Mashable.com

The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week!

Learn more about the great hula hoop photography project, how much of your wardrobe you actually use and where to find a pawpaw. Your Friday starts now!

Hula-Hooping Across the Country

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Mashable.com

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a cool photography project that I was obsessing over, so today be sure to check out the photographs of the engaged team Grant Mallory and Maria Jacob. They take the most beautiful landscapes in America and turn them into amazingly cool photographs thanks to Maria and her LED hula-hoop. Before heading to teach english in Asia next year, they decided that it was important to see as much of their own country before moving abroad and I’m certainly glad that they did. Check out the photos, I bet you won’t be able to pick your favorite! —Chrissy

Own a Pocket-Sized Mini Museum

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Facebook.com/minimuseumcollection

It was hard not to get giddy over this one. Most people enjoy visiting museums to see history and weird curiosities, but having your very own specimens is a whole different league. The brainchild of a lifelong artifact collector Hans Fex, the Mini Museum is a curated collection of tiny bits of history. Some of the little (and authentic) bits include a piece of the Golden Gate Bridge, petrified lightning, dinosaur skin and a part of the Hindenburg. Each set also comes with a detailed guide on each piece, so you can get more background and appreciation for what you’re dealing with. Can you imagine how cool history class would be if you could look at the real deal? —Lauren

A Recipe for Avocado Bread

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Iamafoodblog.com

Rotting fruits and vegetables induce panic in my home. Yours, too? Well, now we’re going to save our sanity by substituting the freckled bananas of the Banana Bread with the softening avocados. Check out I Am A Food Blog for an expert’s recipe, or just go ahead and reinvent your grandma’s recipe (without telling her). When she sees that the bread is slightly green, perhaps she’ll believe that the bananas were green! —Alexandra

Your Wardrobe: Use It or Lose It

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Valetmag.com

If you had to guess what percentage of your clothes you actually wear, would you guess 13%? A recent study has found that while men generally spend over $1000 a year on new clothes, they only wear roughly 13% of their entire wardrobe. So why the discrepancy? A few theories have circulated around including that men tend to give into stylistic peer-pressure and buy clothes they wouldn’t wear. Another theory touts that men value comfort and the familiar. Regardless the reason, 13% means that you need help shopping better and with slimming your closet. Chuck the items you don’t wear and follow ValetMag’s creed: “buy less, but buy better”. —Mateo

The Fruit You’ve Never Had, Pawpaw

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Npr.org

Ever bitten into a Pawpaw? Yeah, me neither. I recently across a NPR article about this Midwestern fruit, grown off the Potomaic River. You won’t find pawpaws in supermarkets due to their fragile state. Pawpaws tend to go from underripe to overripe very quickly so fruit suppliers tend to avoid them. Similar to a mango, this fleshy fruit is only available in September and October so hit up your local farmer’s markets to try it. —Vee

 
  • David Wadsworth

    Wow! This is the first time I see a pawpaw. How does it taste and how many calories are there in 100 grams of the fruit? I am on a strict diet now that’s why I wonder if I can eat a lot of pawpaws or not.
    http://davidwadsworth.co.uk

  • The mini-museum is a neat idea! Sign me up for the next edition.. I wanna see pieces of a neanderthal hand axe, shipwrecked currency, and Japanese star sand.