While browsing yesterday’s dropped domain list “55bpm” grabbed my eye and demanded my response. I love this idea as inspiration; slow, rhythmic, steady—a rhythm that, as a heart rate, looks slightly abnormal but suggests a very healthy routine behind it.  A reminder to slow down, to rest easy.  May we have a long and easy going future together, 55bpm.

Adam Green: The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket : The New Yorker

“Come on,” Jillette said. “Steal something from me.”Again, Robbins begged off, but he offered to do a trick instead. He instructed Jillette to place a ring that he was wearing on a piece of paper and trace its outline with a pen. By now, a small crowd had gathered. Jillette removed his ring, put it down on the paper, unclipped a pen from his shirt, and leaned forward, preparing to draw. After a moment, he froze and looked up. His face was pale.“Fuck. You,” he said, and slumped into a chair.Robbins held up a thin, cylindrical object: the cartridge from Jillette’s pen.

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Felix Baumgartner’s Jump from Space

Felix Baumgartner (German: [felɪks baʊmgaːɐtnəʁ]; born 20 April 1969) is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper. He set the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 kilometres (128,000 ft), reaching an estimated speed of 1,342 kilometres per hour (834 mph), or Mach 1.24, on October 14, 2012.[1] He is also renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. Baumgartner spent time in the Austrian military where he practiced parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.

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Freefall (watch the spin):


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The Guillemot is a seabird that lays its eggs on a bare rock ledge on a cliff face. When an egg is accidentally dislodged, its shape causes it to spin in a tight circle, which prevents it from falling off the ledge into the sea. (Springwatch – BBC)

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