Weekly Gems: March 27, 2010

Happy Saturday! Each week, I post gems that we have run into from around the web. They include an eclectic selection of articles, blog post, videos, etc. that I found interesting. I hope you enjoy them.

World Life Expectancy

WorldLifeExpectancy.com has compiled one of the largest Global Health Databases you’ll find anywhere. It contains more than 1,000,000 Records and over 500 pages of custom charts, graph’s and maps of virtually every country in the world and every state in America. We hope you enjoy this Unique Educational Experience and will share it with your friends!

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Rainbow in Your Hand

This book started as a personal project in summer 2007, and was soon published from a Japanese bookstore “Utrecht”. It’s a flipbook, but rather than seeing animation, it creates a 3D rainbow in your hand.

Came across a very cool story on Ecoscraps today. Turns out that in the 1960’s (remember the 1960’s? If you can, you weren’t really there), the head of Heineken Brewery, Alfred Heineken was vacationing in the Caribbean. He saw beaches littered with beer bottles (including some of his) and a lack of affordable housing. His solution? Make beer bottles in the shape of interlocking bricks.

The Myth of ‘Great Content’ Marketing Itself

One of the common misconceptions that some new bloggers start out with is that in order to find readers for their blog all they’ll have to do is regularly write quality content.

9 Things to Do To Make Sure Your Next Blog Post is Read by More than Your Mom

Two days back I explored the myth that all you need to do is write great content on a blog for it to get readers and introduced the idea of ’seeding’ content rather than ‘forcing’ it upon readers.

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