Posts by Larisa Crowder

May 19, 2022

Zeus the Great Dane Is Officially the World’s Tallest Living Dog in the Guinness World Records

As a little girl, Brittany Davis of Bedford, Texas, dreamed of someday owning a Great Dane. Now, as an adult, she is the loving owner of the record-holding Zeus, who was just confirmed to be the world's tallest living dog (male) by Guinness World Records. The 2-year-old gentle giant stands 3 feet 5.18 inches (1.046 meters) from foot to withers. Zeus joined the Davis family when Brittany's brother, Garrett, gifted her the 8-week-old pup.

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May 13, 2022

Artist Pays Tribute To Musicians We’ve Lost With Colorful Light Paintings of Skeleton Bands

Artist Darren Pearson of Dariustwin—a Southern California-based light painting and media company—is pioneering the art form known as light painting. It's a long-exposure photography technique where the camera’s shutter is left open to capture the light trails made by an LED light “painting” in the air like a brush on a canvas.

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May 11, 2022

High Schooler Invents an Affordable, Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

People took on all types of interesting projects in their down time during the pandemic. Bread baking, gardening, knitting—these were common hobbies that were taken up, but there have been a few others with far more ambitious projects. Benjamin Choi, a high schooler in Virginia, began working on an invention that would quickly go beyond the scope and scale of a “pandemic project.

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May 3, 2022

Restored Footage Gives a Taste of San Francisco Before the 1906 Earthquake

At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, just as San Francisco, California, was beginning to wake, an earthquake lasting less than a minute shook the city to its core. The tremors ignited fire after fire around the city, which burned for three days. The disaster killed an estimated 3,000 people and left half of the city’s 400,000 residents homeless as buildings toppled and burned.

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