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Restoration Hardware Aviator Collection Brings Flight Home

Restoration Hardware Aviator Collection

The Restoration Hardware “Aviator Collection” is a new line of furniture that recalls the sleek design of aviation’s Golden Age, with coordinating pieces that feature gleaming, handcrafted metal and supple aged leather, pairing old and new to masterful effect.

With everything from chairs and desks to end tables and sofas, it’s all you’ll need to relive those fantasies of dog-fighting in a bi-plane that you had as a kid, only this time you’ll be doing it from the comfort and safety of your (well decorated) home office.

[Restoration Hardware – Aviator Collection]

…Demolition derby watching is better in slow motion?

Demolition Derby

There’s nothing more American than getting together at the local fairgrounds and smacking some old cars together for the entertainment of others.

However, when you slow this Redneck rumble down and view a demolition derby in super slow motion, it turns into a ballet of metal and mayhem that’s actually rather beautiful to watch:

Plus, watching in slow motion as cars literally mount one another adds just enough cringe to make it enjoyable at the expense of others.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Coins don’t need to have ridges?

Coin Ridges

Ever wonder why some coins have ridges, while others do not?

The answer is surprisingly simple:

When coins where made of gold or silver, the value of the coin was based on the value of the metal in it. Thus, a $10 gold coin had $10 worth of gold in it.

Before ridges, thieves would file off the edges of the coins and make a slow but steady profit from passing on the slightly smaller coins, while collecting the rest.

To prevent this practice, the government began minting ridges into the edges of coins so that you can easily tell if a coin has been tampered with.

Though coins are no longer made of gold or silver, they still have ridges, because we’re accustomed to seeing them that way.

Now you know.

[Via: Big Site Of Amazing Facts]

[Photo Via: Clearly Ambiguous]