Springhornhof, a museum located in Neuenkirchen, Germany, has a unique attraction on its grounds.
If you ever visit the place, you will likely notice an ordinary-looking boulder that’s actually, well, a little extra-ordinary. Although the massive stone does not have any signs or plaques to grab the attention of museum-goers, keen-eyed visitors will notice that the rock’s end is covered in black soot because of burning.
The real reason behind this is that the boulder is called a “Keepalive,” a special project by Aram Bartholl. Weighing 1.5 tons, the Keepalive boulder actually hides a Wi-Fi router inside it. The device is powered by a thermoelectric generator which then converts heat into electricity.
Germany’s Keepalive boulder hides a Wi-Fi router which requires fire to activate.
Once the router is turned on by fire, visitors will be able to access the Wi-Fi via their smartphones. For example, they can browse or download a collection of survival guides in PDF form, some of which are pretty useful while some are kinda silly, to say the least.
Among the topics included in the PDF include A to Z Dating Guide, A Survival Guide for Working With Bad Bosses, Complete Guide to Twitter Analytics, DIY Carpet Stain Removal Guide, and more.
Designed by Aram Bartholl, the boulder is powered by a thermoelectric generator.
Keepalive is created by the same guy who did New York’s popular “dead drops.”
Back in 2010, Berlin-based media artist Aram Bartholl created a public data-sharing access point called “dead drops” which consisted of USB drives embedded in the side of several New York buildings.
Visitors who are interested to use the tech need to seek permission from the land owner.
For Keepalive, Aram took a different approach. This time he aimed to put technology in a remote area. Of course, visitors need to set appointments with the landowner before they are able to access the device. Besides, they want to avoid the possibility of having random starting fire on the ground.
Needless to say, yhe Keepalive boulder is one of a kind tech you wouldn’t find elsewhere.
In an interview, Bartholl explained:
“It’s not about easy access. It has a whole dystopian idea to it, like, will we need something like this in the future? Or somebody finding this in a hundred years — is it still working and they figure something out and they make a fire, or is there going to be a moment where we’re going to need to make fire again to get access to the data?”
Who Would’ve Thought These Perfectly Healthy Foods Are Actually Harmful?
It turns out that even the healthiest fruit or vegetable has its deadly side.
Fruits and vegetables have always been considered as healthy food items. They’re packed with various nutrients, which is why they’re ideal as part of your daily diet.
You may think that since they’ve been viewed as healthy for so many years, it’s ALWAYS safe to eat them. You might want to think again.
It turns out that even the healthiest fruit or vegetable has its deadly side. Eat the wrong part of a vegetable/fruit, raw or uncooked in the wrong amounts can cost you your life. Here are six foods considered healthy that you might want to stay away from.
Woman Gave Birth To Twins With Different Fathers In ‘Rare’ Phenomenon
This rare phenomenon occurs when two of a woman’s eggs are fertilized by sperm from two different men.
We are all familiar with twins. There are identical twins who look exactly alike, this happens when two sperm cells fertilize only one egg cell. There are also fraternal twins, wherein the twins don't necessary look alike because it just so happens that two eggs and two sperm cells met together.
But how about twins with different fathers? Impossible? Not really, as a case of so called bi-paternal twins have been confirmed in Vietnam through DNA testing recently.
The name of the husband and wife were not given to protect their privacy and as part of the confidentiality clause with the Genetic Association of Vietnam who carried out the test in Hanoi.
Scientists Discovered that Flushing a Toilet is Like a “Germ Bomb”
The bathroom is a jungle of germs. Watch why a simple toilet flush can mess up the whole room.
People can say that in a bathroom the toilet is the dirtiest spot and that statement is true because it is where you empty your bladder and bowel.
The toilet is where you can commonly find microorganisms such as E. Coli and Staphylococcus which are detrimental to one’s health when it enters the human body.
Here is a brief background about the two organisms mentioned earlier: E. Coli is commonly found on human and animal intestines which can cause diarrhea, UTI, pneumonia or worse, kidney failure.
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