Monthly Archives: March 2014


12 November 1966: Buzz Aldrin “selfie”

Photograph of Major Edwin E. Aldrins’ helmet taken during the Gemini XII mission during orbit no. 14 on November 12,1966. Original magazine number was GEM12-17-62922.


Flash Fiction: Centering the Label


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Flash Fiction Hour 49 in flash fiction land. Photo: jontintinjordan, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

Hello and welcome to fiction world today. This is my latest flash fiction piece. Thanks to all who stop by to read about the hour 49.

Centering the Label

Mark blinked and then blinked again, harder, trying to get his eyelids to create moisture for the dry sockets around them.

49 hours.

It had been 49 hours since he last slept. And his eyes were open again.

Mark opened the kitchen cupboard. It was another type of again. He checked that the labels of the soup cans were facing forwards. Chicken noodle, turkey and wild rice, vegetable beef. Next, he checked that the same varieties were stacked on top of one another. Chicken noodle on the left side of the middle shelf; vegetable beef to its right; turkey and wild rice on the furthest right side…

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This is what happens when you do magic tricks for dogs

This is what happens when you do magic tricks for dogs


With their trusting eyes and desire to please their owners, dogs in many ways represent a perfect audience for a magician.

That was exactly the thought of Finland’s Jose Ahonen, a cross between Dynamo and Cesar Millan, who uses a sleight of hand trick to make a treat disappear in front of the dogs’ eyes.

This is what happens when you do magic tricks for dogs I ain’t got time for this (Picture: YouTube)

Cue some frantic searching for said treat from the volunteers.

Almost all the dogs wag their tails in amazement at the trick, but some just run off, either in a magically-induced terror or just in search of some food.

Disclaimer: All dogs featured in this video received treats before and after the trick. Phew.

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