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A Powers-of-Ten Refreshment

Epicurious recently listed the mojito as one of its favorite summertime beverages.  Consider the ingredients of this Cuban cocktail through a powers-of-ten lens. Fresh lime juice In early 19th century Britain, sailors were required to consume a daily ration of lime juice to prevent scurvy, which is why British Navy men were known as “limeys.”  [...]

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28 (foot-tall 265-ton glacier)

Photo by Wallpaper Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld -  Fall/Winter 2010 Show at Paris Fashion Week “It took 35 ice sculptors, flown in from around the world, six days to carve the 28-foot-tall northern Swedish import into a tableau of floating ice caps on a glittering Arctic sea—in reality, a 5,300-square-meter box garnished with a thin layer [...]

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