LeBron James Shaves It All Off For Nike ‘Witness History Tour’

LeBron James Shaves It All Off For Nike 'Witness History Tour'Once upon a time, LeBron James’ hairline retreated like a scared defender hoping to avoid a cameo on LeBron’s next poster. His forehead was a buffet on which dishes of snark were served. But no more.

‘Excess of empty space’

While The King was in the Philippines for Nike’s “Witness History Tour,” Business Insider’s Cork Gaines noticed he was sporting a full head of, well, absolutely nothing.

LeBron, 28, has been battling a receding hairline for awhile now. Inevitably, not even his headbands were enough to bridge the gap between his eyebrows and the onset of his fade. And when his trusty tiara went missing, we were blinded by the excess of empty space it left in its stead.

‘All natural’

For some reason, submitting to the absence of hair altogether just works. Going all natural is in, as it no longer seems like LeBron is trying too hard to cover it up. And it’s fitting that he would slay his hairline now, during a “Witness History Tour.” The change certainly leaves us a witness to history.

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Source: Dan Favale | Bleacher Report

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Brazilian Mechanic Invents Light In A Bottle With Water And Bleach

Brazilian Mechanic Invents Light In A Bottle With Water And BleachIn 2002, the Brazilian mechanic Alfredo Moser had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity – using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach. So how does it work? Simple refraction of sunlight, explains Moser.

‘Moser lamp’

“Add two capfuls of bleach to protect the water so it doesn’t turn green [with algae]. The cleaner the bottle, the better,” he adds. “You fix the bottle in with polyester resin. Even when it rains, the roof never leaks – not one drop… An engineer came and measured the light,” he says. “It depends on how strong the sun is but it’s more or less 40 to 60 watts,” he says.

The inspiration for the “Moser lamp” came to him during one of the country’s frequent electricity blackouts in 2002. Moser and his friends began to wonder how they would raise the alarm, in case of an emergency, such as a small plane coming down, imagining a situation in which they had no matches.

‘Great sense of pride’

Soon he had developed the lamp. Moser has installed the bottle lamps in neighbours’ houses and the local supermarket. While he does earn a few dollars installing them, it’s obvious from his simple house and his 1974 car that his invention hasn’t made him wealthy. What it has given him is a great sense of pride.

Illac Angelo Diaz, executive director of the MyShelter Foundation in the Philippines that specialises in alternative construction, started making the lamps in June 2011. They now train people to create and install the bottles, in order to earn a small income. In the Philippines, where a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line, and electricity is unusually expensive, the idea has really taken off, with Moser lamps now fitted in 140,000 homes.  The idea has also caught on in about 15 other countries, from India and Bangladesh, to Tanzania, Argentina and Fiji.

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Source: Gibby Zobel | BBC News

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