Three Things on Thursday #28

Hello, and welcome to the 28th edition of Three Things on Thursday.

This week, our things include: How NASA engineers use origami to design spacecraft, the Atlantic explores the Statue of Liberty - inside and out, and Mark Rober creates the world's largest elephant toothpaste experiment.

Let’s go check them out!

1. How NASA Engineers Use Origami To Design Future Spacecraft

2. The Statue of Liberty, Mother of Exiles

Alan Taylor for The Atlantic

Image Credit: Albert Fernique / New York Public Library

The 151-foot-tall Statue of Liberty, officially Liberty Enlightening the World, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel, was a gift to the United States from the people of France in 1886. With a tablet inscribed with the date of America’s independence, a broken chain beside one foot symbolizing the abolition of slavery, and a guiding light held up for the world to see, the structure is loaded with symbolism. The sonnet “The New Colossus,” written by Emma Lazarus for the statue, reads in part: “Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand / a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame / is the imprisoned lightning, and her name / Mother of Exiles.” The statue has stood watch over New York Harbor for more than 130 years, as the nearby city skyline evolved and grew dramatically.

Explore the full photo gallery of the Statue of Liberty, inside and out, on The Atlantic.

3. The World's Largest Elephant Toothpaste Experiment

Edition #28 done!

See you next week, for more Three Things on Thursday.

Chris ~ Resident Collector of Things

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