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The 12 Worst PETA Ads Of All Time

The 12 Worst PETA Ads Of All Time

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1. View this image › PETA often, baldly, exploits women in its ads, and those ads alone could make up a very long post. We singled out this one because the lady is literally a piece of meat. And, as is the case with many of their ads, the Photoshop work is grade school level. 2. View this image › PETA sent this ad to the president of the renowned Texas Heart Institute to display on their walls “in order
25 Most Unbelievable Non-Food Items Consumed By Human Beings

25 Most Unbelievable Non-Food Items Consumed By Human Beings

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WARNING: The list you are about to read contains some pretty nasty stuff, so if you're currently eating your breakfast, feeling a little squeamish, or if you've always been faint of heart, you might want to think twice before reading about the 25 most unbelievable non-food items consumed by human beings. 25. Paint Remember that kid who always ate paint in elementary school? Well, chances are he's probably not the brightest crayon in the box these days. That's because ingesting paint can cause lead poisoning, which can lead to irreversible brain damage and slow physical and mental development in children. In all seriousness, eating paint or paint chips can adversely affect both children and adults and even lead to death in serious cases. 24. Soap As a nursing major, Florida na...
Sen. Joe Manchin evolves on gun rights in wake of Newtown shooting

Sen. Joe Manchin evolves on gun rights in wake of Newtown shooting

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http://twitter.com/#!/Sen_JoeManchin/status/280656790914473984 While many are calling for an outright ban on all guns in the wake of last week’s massacre in Newtown, Conn., many more are asking only for a national “conversation” on the Second Amendment. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is adding his voice to that second group, much to the surprise of those who remember his as a staunch pro-gun politician. @sen_joemanchin Remember this, Senator? youtu.be/xIJORBRpOPM — David Pleasant (@dpleasant) December 17, 2012 Many pointed to Manchin’s “A” rating from the NRA as proof that the organization needed to follow suit and evolve in its views. (Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid is also endorsed by the NRA and has himself earned a “B.”) Thank yo...
Firefighters are killed every year by wildfires. These scientists want to change that.

Firefighters are killed every year by wildfires. These scientists want to change that.

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In November 2016, huge forest fires swept through eight southern states in the U.S. They burned more than 119,000 acres and shrouded regions from Alabama up to West Virginia in smoke. Parks shut down, residents evacuated, and more than 6,300 firefighters were deployed to the area to try to contain these raging fires. As devastating as these fires were, wildfires are actually pretty common. On average, the United States sees more than 100,000 wildfires every year in fact, the U.S. Wildfire Tracker shows 45 large fires burning in the United States at the time of this writing. This means that right now, firefighters are putting their lives on the line as they respond to wildland fires. And because of climate change, the fires are becoming more frequent, intense, and long-burning makin...

10 Pictures Of Tents That Will Ultimately Have No Impact, Good Or Bad, On Your Life

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Presented byJack Link's Ahh...breathe in that fresh air! Camping season is here, so brace yourself for some photos of tents that, all things considered, will not influence you or any part of your life in the slightest. 1. This tent, outfitted with an easy-to-use, water-repellent rain cover, is in no way relevant to you. 2. A photograph of a tent, nothing more. 3. You might wonder, “Won’t seeing this picture of a tent have at least a marginal effect on me?” The answer, of course, is no. 4. Here’s a tent. It’s neither good nor bad; it’s just a tent. 5. Like the first four pictures in the list, this t
Lobster Hunting is Hard (Video)

Lobster Hunting is Hard (Video)

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Lobster Hunting is Hard (Video)Rick Coleman took his wife, Susie, on her first lobster diving trip. Pretty soon she realized that lobsters are very fast and hard to catch with your hand…via Read more: http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2014/11/04/lobster-hunting-is-hard-video/
How Much Of A Londoner Are You?

How Much Of A Londoner Are You?

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Highest score gets Buckingham Palace. View this image › ✓ Fallen asleep on the Tube and woken up at the end of the line? ✓ Been up the Shard? ✓ Been on the London Eye? ✓ Rented a Boris Bike? ✓ Nearly died on a Boris Bike? ✓ Been on a pedalo in Hyde Park? ✓ Nearly died on a pedalo in Hyde Park? ✓ Been sick on the Tube? ✓ Been sick on a bus? ✓ Been sick on a night bus? ✓ Been sick in a black cab? ✓ Been to Infernos? ✓ Regretted going to Infernos? ✓ Queued outside Meat Liquor? ✓ Eaten in Brixton Village? ✓ Been scared by a fox? ✓ Been on a rail replacement bus...
30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks

30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks

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No green thumb required. View this image › 1. Make biodegradable planters out of toilet paper rolls. View this image › Stacie / Flickr: 45605988@N03 / Via Creative Commons So you can plan your garden to your heart’s content. Here is how. 2. Grow your own MOSS GRAFFITI. View this image › greenprophet.com It’s actually quite simple, as long as you’ve picked the right location with enough sunlight, and the mixture requires buttermilk, which seems very whimsical indeed. 3. Succulent cuttings begat even more succulents. View this image › succulentsandsunshine.com Find out how to do it at Succulents and Sunshine. 4. Start a seedling in a lemon rind. View this image › myromanapartment.com Find out how at My ...
12 Ways Dudes Can Look Hot While Staying Cool This Summer

12 Ways Dudes Can Look Hot While Staying Cool This Summer

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Crocs not included. View this image › Via us.asos.com Look, I know summer fashion for many dudes simply means swim trunks, tanks, and flippy floppies. But there are so many more summer options out there that will help you face the heat without sacrificing your style. Here are a few alternatives to think about when heading out into the summer sun. 1. Henleys instead of v-necks. jcpenney.com   Because deep v-necks are a no-no, and regular v-necks are kind of played out. Just undo that top button and play on player! 2. Cotton polos for more of a preppy look. View this image › uniqlo.com These can be dressed up or dressed down, and unlike their dry pique brothers, won’t over heat you when you’re out and about. 3. Short s...
11 Things I’ll Miss About Being An American Expat In London

11 Things I’ll Miss About Being An American Expat In London

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We may both speak English, but the differences between Americans and those from the UK are definitely numerous. 1. Sandwiches… Everywhere View this image › Via advantage-environment.com We have sandwiches in the states, but the English’s sandwich game is on POINT. You can get delicious sandwiches just about anywhere you happen to be. We’re not talking 7-11 three-day old sandwiches, we’re talking delicious (and even good for you) sandwiches literally stacked to the ceiling. 2. No Tipping View this embed › Oh, did you forget to leave a tip? NO WORRIES! What’s that, people are expected to give you good service simply because it’s their job? What a novel idea. Apparently this bar (above) didn’t get the memo, but I like t...
Tiny Ancestral Kangaroos Outlived Their Fanged Cousins  And Neither Could Hop

Tiny Ancestral Kangaroos Outlived Their Fanged Cousins And Neither Could Hop

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What makes a kangaroo a kangaroo? You might immediately think of their ability to hop, but according to a study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, ancient kangaroos weren't able to hop at all. This new research also conjures up a particularly striking image: Millions of years ago, small ancestral kangaroos lived alongside crawling, fanged cousins. Paleontologists at the University of Queensland have uncovered two new species of extinct, non-hopping kangaroos within ancient Australian fossil deposits. When they lived, they were roughly the size of a pademelon, a small, modern marsupial. The two new species, Cookeroo bulwidarri which lived 23 million years ago and Cookeroo hortusensis which lived 18-20 million years ago were recognized as distinct specie...
What are the chances of survival for each chess piece?

What are the chances of survival for each chess piece?

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What are the chances that each chess piece will survive the game? Programmer and chess player Oliver Brennan designed a program to calculate the probabilities of survival for each piece using data from 2.2 million master-level tournament games. The kings have the highest survival rate, of course, because they can’t be taken. Rooks also tend to be hardy because they spend a lot of time at the back of the board and are generally more active in endgames. The knights and central pawns have the lowest survival rates. Many popular openings involve d and e pawns undertaking suicide missions, which are sometimes counter-attacked with c pawns. The wing pawns have a higher survival rate, prompting one forum user to comment, in what generally seems like a great rule for warfare, “If you can’t
13 Of The Best Friday The 13th Tweets

13 Of The Best Friday The 13th Tweets

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“Where my witches at?” 1. Comedy Central @ComedyCentral Follow Friday the 13th is like May the 4th for really creepy nerds. Reply Retweet Favorite 2. Arby's @Arbys Follow Happy Curly FRYday the 13th! Reply Retweet Favorite 5. Charmin @Charmin Follow Does Friday the 13th make you scared sheetless? #Fridaythe13th Reply Retweet Favorite 8. Panera Bread @panerabread Follow We're feeling slightly SOUPerstitious. #FridayThe13th Reply Retweet Favorite 11. Petco @Petco Follow Watch your back today... It's Friday the 13th! (Pic: Christina Marie) #Fridaythe13th Reply Retweet Favorite Read more:...
93 Endangered Species Threatened By Trumps Wall

93 Endangered Species Threatened By Trumps Wall

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If Trumps proposed US-Mexico border wall goes ahead, then the US must be prepared to wave goodbye to its populations of jaguars, wolves, bears, and even its bald eagles, whose habitats dot the nearly 2,000-mile divide, according to a new report. Its no secret that Trumps administration doesnt seem to rate the safety and longevity of animal species in the US very highly. From selling off national parks that include designated habitats toreintroducing previously banned barbaric methods of hunting andunabashedly trying to repeal the endangered species act, the government's views are quite clear. The new study from the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) echoes previous findings from the US Fish and Wildlife Service that had the number ofendangered speci...
10 People Who Gave Their Name To Food

10 People Who Gave Their Name To Food

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Many of the foods we love were named for their creator or for the inspiration of the recipe. So many foods and recipes we take for granted and don’t even realize have a namesake. Here are ten foods that owe their name and fame to one person’s name. Feel free to mention any others you can think of in the comments. Helen Porter Mitchell (1861-1931) began her opera career and became a famous singer under the stage name Nellie Melba. While staying at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1897, Auguste Escoffier invented Melba Toast in her honor (this is very thinly sliced and toasted bread which is served usually with soups). A great fan of Melba, Escoffier had invented Peach Melba for her four years earlier (1893). It was during this period of time working at the Savoy, that Escoffier and César R
Scientists Reprogram Skin Cells To Hunt Down And Shrink Brain Tumors

Scientists Reprogram Skin Cells To Hunt Down And Shrink Brain Tumors

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Brain cancers can be really tricky to treat. Some, such as glioblastomas, spread roots through the brain tissue, meaning they are often impossible to remove surgically, leading to tragically low survival rates. But researchers are working on a way touse stem cells to track down the cancer, kill it, and then melt it away. By doing this, theyve managed to shrink brain tumors in mice to2 to 5 percent of their original size. The trick has already been tried before using neural stem cells to hunt down and deliver cancer-killing drugs to tumors in mice. But there is a problem: It's tricky to getneural stem cells from humans. The safest way of doing this would be to take adult cells and then induce them in a two-step process to become neural stem cells. This, however, takes time. Speed is essent...
The world’s biggest social network just found a brilliant way to be more accessible to blind users.

The world’s biggest social network just found a brilliant way to be more accessible to blind users.

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Someone in my Facebook feed recently uploaded a ... surprising picture with the caption, "I drove past this on the way home." In the comments, a friend wrote, "Woah!" Another person, "lol." Want to know what it was a picture of? If you're like most of Facebook's 1.5 billion users, I could just send you the link so you could see for yourself. But if you're blind or visually impaired, like 285 million people worldwide, well, tough luck. People who can't see are often stuck reading contextual clues, asking for clarification, or just flat missing out altogether on these shared Facebook experiences. But there's some good news. Facebook's accessibility team is working on new artificial intelligence that would scan, analyze, and describe photos to users who need it. The Int...
Why Killing A Lion Is The Most Cowardly Thing You Can Do

Why Killing A Lion Is The Most Cowardly Thing You Can Do

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BACKSTORY: Melissa Bachman is a TV host who mostly hosts hunting television programs. Last week, she posted a picture with a dead male lion on her Facebook page with the caption: 2. “An incredible day hunting in South Africa! Stalked inside 60 yards on this beautiful male lion…what a hunt!” View this image › independent.co.uk Yikes. The lion she hunted was in an official game park in South Africa, so technically it was totally legal. But for anyone who has been on safari i
Harvard Basically Said We’re All F*cked After Examining The Future Of The US Economy

Harvard Basically Said We’re All F*cked After Examining The Future Of The US Economy

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A study conducted by Harvard Business School predicts that while US corporations may continue to thrive, the average worker will still struggle to receive ample pay. The study — An Economy Doing Half its Job — found the inequality gap between the upper and middle class to be “unsustainable” with no shot of improving in the near future, Reuters reported. The study was based on a survey of 1,947 alumni of Harvard Business School living all over the world. Of the participants, 47 percent believed that over the next three years, US corporations will become less competitive on an international scale and thus more able to give workers the salaries and benefits they deserve. On the other hand, 33 percent expected corporations to become more competitive....
Life Inside The Whedonverse

Life Inside The Whedonverse

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View this image › John Gara There are plenty of filmmakers who work with the same actors more than once. Judd Apatow has his crew of goofy doofuses. Wes Anderson usually calls on Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman to be achingly cool sad-sacks. Christopher Nolan apparently cannot make a movie without Michael Caine. And so forth. There is no director in Hollywood today, however, whose acting troupe is as deep and devoted to each other as Joss Whedon’s. Since launching his first TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997, the writer-director-composer-and-even-occasion
Indonesian Birds Face Extinction Thanks To Illegal Pet Trade

Indonesian Birds Face Extinction Thanks To Illegal Pet Trade

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Famous for its incredible biodiversity, the island nation of Indonesia is the worlds most spectacular natural aviary, hosting more species of bird than any other country on the planet. However, the nation also has a strong tradition of bird domestication, and a new study into the illegal trade in avian pets suggests that this practice may be driving many species to the brink of extinction. Among the many majestic winged creatures to be found in Indonesian skies is the Javan hawk-eagle, which became the countrys national bird in 1993. Yet according to the study which appears in the journal Forktail wild populations are now struggling as the number of birds captured each year is roughly equivalent to the number that are born. As a consequence, the researchers estimate that ...
Community Post: 9 Ways To Show Your Furniture You Care

Community Post: 9 Ways To Show Your Furniture You Care

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1. Be kind to your furniture. View this image › yourmomhatesthis.com Positive reinforcement has been proven to cause feelings of deep and unconditional loyalty in most furniture. An encouraging word or two before bed is all it takes to make owning furniture the most rewarding thing you’ve done all week. 2. Emit a low moan whenever you see a stain on your armoire or divan. View this image › b
12 Reasons Why Hawaiian Monk Seals Are Adorable

12 Reasons Why Hawaiian Monk Seals Are Adorable

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1. The monk seals are known to Native Hawaiians as “ilio holo i ka uaua,” meaning “dog that runs in rough water.” View this image › pifsc.noaa.gov 2. Monk seals eat everything from eels to octopus. View this image › papahanaumokuakea.gov / Via http://James%20Watt 3. When the monk seal is not hunting or eating, it basks on the
3 Online Tools for Finding the Perfect Job Candidate

3 Online Tools for Finding the Perfect Job Candidate

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Heather R. Huhman is the founder and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for organizations with products that target job seekers and/or employers. You can connect with Heather and Come Recommended on Twitter and Facebook. With so many qualified job seekers available for so few positions in the U.S. workforce, many recruiters may be wondering how they can ensure they’re choosing the most qualified candidates. Fortunately, a slew of new services are available to make the role of a recruiter easier. New software is allowing job candidates to earn professional recommendations, prove their skills and more. These tools are not only powerful ways for job seekers to stand out from the crowd, but they can also help HR managers and recruiters to more adeq
Florida Everglades To Host Python-Killing Contest

Florida Everglades To Host Python-Killing Contest

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1. Burmese pythons have overrun the Florida everglades, eating smaller species and throwing off the balance of the local ecosystem there. View this image › Joe Raedle / Getty Images Photo originally taken February 22, 2010. 2. This Saturday is the opening of the 2013 Python Challenge, a python-killing marathon, offering prizes of $1,000 for catching the longest snakes and $1,500 for catching the most. View
Awesome Showers You’ll Probably Wish You Could Go Home To Tonight.

Awesome Showers You’ll Probably Wish You Could Go Home To Tonight.

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Showers are not only important for hygiene, they are also the place where we get our most introspective thinking done. Have you ever been at a loss of words when writing a school essay, then suddenly come up with the perfect introductory sentence while mindlessly letting the shower water gently wash over your forehead? Shower thoughts can be brilliant, and sometimes they can be silly, but they are important nonetheless. Some people are so serious about showering, they created incredible showers that will make you green with envy. 1.) Outdoor shower. flickr 2.) Boulder tub. tapja 3.) Bedroom Shower. reddit ...
Oil Spill May Have Caused Heart Defects In Fish

Oil Spill May Have Caused Heart Defects In Fish

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  Some four or five million barrels of oil released during the Deepwater Horizon disaster reached the open water of the Gulf of Mexico in April of 2010. Researchers now show that the spill may have caused fatal heart defects fish.    Several species of large predatory fish, such as tuna, spawn in the northern Gulf during the spring and summer months. They produce delicate embryos that float near the surface of the water, mixing with plankton. When crude oil from the damaged wellhead rose from the seafloor, it formed large slicks on the surface... putting the buoyant embryos in harm’s way.    In particular, the oil exposed developing embryos and larvae to toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which can also be found in coal tar, air pollution, and
I Did An Engagement Photoshoot With My Best Friend And It Was Romantic AF

I Did An Engagement Photoshoot With My Best Friend And It Was Romantic AF

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Most people are wet garbage. Your friends are not. Think about the last time one of your friends dragged your deadweight, intoxicated body home or texted a bad date on your behalfto tell him or her you’d died camping. Of all the peoplewho make your life altogether easier, messier and more magical, your best friend is your downest-ass-bitch. Your DOWNEST. For my best friend Mel’s birthday this year, I purchased a gift for both of us. Together, we embarked on an engagement photoshoot throughCentral Park to celebrate 15 years of blaming our farts on one another in social situations. This Sunday, as friends from coast to coast celebrate National Friendship Day, show your best friend he or she is the most special dumpling in the whole dang soup with the following enchanting activit...
Young people in uniform also march in hopes of “free” tuition

Young people in uniform also march in hopes of “free” tuition

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Thousands of young scholars joined the #MillionStudentMarch Thursday to make clear their three demands: free college tuition, forgiveness of all students loans and, just to be generous, a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers, such as the custodian who has to clean up after them at least we think that’s what the march’s borderline incoherent organizer was trying to articulate. Bob Owens, editor of Twitchy’s sister site Bearing Arms, tracked down a photo of other young marchers who carry survival gear rather than slogans on pieces of cardboard. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/11/13/young-people-in-uniform-also-march-in-hopes-of-free-tuition/
Job survival in the age of robots and intelligent machines

Job survival in the age of robots and intelligent machines

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  It is a sobering thought that in ten years, around 65% of the jobs that people will be doing have not even been thought of yet, according to the US Department of Labor. In Australia, there are reports that up to half a million of existing jobs could be taken over by robotics or machines run by artificial intelligence. So with smarter computers taking on more of the work that people currently do, we are left to wonder what jobs there might be left for us humans. Could a robot do your job? Almost any job that can be described as a “process” could be done by a computer, whether that computer is housed in a robot or embedded somewhere out of sight.   Robots have already taken over many jobs – here 1,100 robots in a new car manufacturing plant in the US. Flickr/
The Surprising Origins Of 35 English Phrases

The Surprising Origins Of 35 English Phrases

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1. View this image › Meaning: Legitimate.Origin: Cardsharps place their hands under the ‘board’ or table to stack the deck. If they keep their hands above the board, they can be presumed to be performing without trickery. 2. View this image › Meaning: Fully prepared for a confrontation.Origin: Medieval warriors were often so laden with weapons that sometimes they would have to carry one in their teeth.
Russian Hunter Bags Trophy of His Life after Shooting Half-a-Ton MONSTER

Russian Hunter Bags Trophy of His Life after Shooting Half-a-Ton MONSTER

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If you’re not a hunter, you may not appreciate this post as much as others. For those of you with a healthy appetite for meat and the outdoors, this is a catch that would make anyone excited! On Friday the 13th 36-year-old Peter Maximov got the luckiest break in hunting that he’s ever had with an ~500 kilo boar. Apparently in Chelyabinsk, Russia there’s an entirely different meaning to Friday the 13th; it’s the only explanation I can think of as to how this amazing hunting trip could turn into something like this. In the forests of the Ural Mountains Peter laid his bait for wild boar, only to discover the boar he lured in was roughly around half a ton in weight. From his perch up in a hunting tower he saw the beast roam forward into his line of sight. Unfortunatel...
13 dogs with jobs are further proof that humans owe a lot to this exceptional species.

13 dogs with jobs are further proof that humans owe a lot to this exceptional species.

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We all know dogs are (hu)man's best friend. Our pets keep us company, take us on adventures, and teach us about unconditional love. In return, we give them food and shelter and train them to do silly things. But service and working dogs take their relationship with humans a step further these pups are trained with skills that can save lives. Did you know that some dogs can detect allergens in your food? And get help in an emergency situation? Here are 13 impressive things service and working dogs can be trained to do that help save lives: 1. Smell blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels change, the human body releases chemicals that dogs can smell. Diabetic-alert dogs are trained to smell when their partner's blood sugar level is dangerously off and to let them know that action ...
Marion Barry’s Twitter nominates Park Service, BB gun retailer for ‘MOFO of the month’

Marion Barry’s Twitter nominates Park Service, BB gun retailer for ‘MOFO of the month’

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http://twitter.com/#!/marionbarryjr/status/317270600689283072 This morning, D.C. Councilman Marion Barry was not happy with the National Park Service. At least that’s what his Twitter feed suggests: @wash_humane Can you guys work with NPS asap for a relocation approach?#dontkillbambi — Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) March 28, 2013 The NPS is currently hunting deer in Rock Creek Park in order to cull the growing herd. And, appallingly, while the deer population control controversy is in full swing, Fingerhut’s retail catalog is advertising a gun! Meanwhile Fingerghut mails catalogs to SE residents selling auto. guns for $9.99/mo. STOP w/the disregard 4 LIFE!!!! twitter.com/marionbarryjr/… — Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) March 28, 2013 What...
Community Post: Zombie Theme Park Planning To Open In Detroit

Community Post: Zombie Theme Park Planning To Open In Detroit

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1. A Promotional Video For ‘Z World Detroit’ Video available at:  . 2. The Map Of The Proposed Park View this image › What is this unique and spectacular experience? You, your friends and hundreds of others have survived the zombie apocalypse. You enter an enclosed urban landscape where a small, but growing, group of zombies is unleashed. How long can you last? Can you make it to morning? Can you find the n
Woman Explains Why She Paid To Have Her Daughter Kidnapped

Woman Explains Why She Paid To Have Her Daughter Kidnapped

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In a Guardian column published this morning, an anonymous woman has discussed her decision to have her 17-year-old daughter “kidnapped” and sent to a tough boot camp in Utah. As she explains, she’d always had high hopes for her children but, as a teenager, her daughter started hanging around with a bad crowd. She developed “an attitude”, her grades dropped and then she declared her intention to drop out of school, and become a hairdresser. As her mum wrote: “I was distraught. There is nothing wrong with hairdressing, but I wanted her to get a proper education first, so she would have choices.” Desperate, knowing that once her daughter turned 18, she wouldn’t be under her control any more, this woman researched and found a boot camp for tro...
The Human Race Needs These 6 Animals To Survive, And Most People Don’t Even Know It.

The Human Race Needs These 6 Animals To Survive, And Most People Don’t Even Know It.

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Planet Earth is a giant, delicate Eco-system. It's a lot easier than you would think to throw it off balance. Unfortunately, that's exactly what humans have been doing for the last several hundred years. While those same years have seen a huge leap in human achievement, there has also been a corresponding decline in nature. Now, species that are vital to human survival are at risk of collapse, and that is not good. Here are six of the most vital species that are under threat.  1.) Honeybees. Imgur Honeybees are probably the most threatened species on this list. They play a huge role in our modern food production system by pollinating crops. Without that pollination, food producti...
10 Familiar Animals That Make Surprising Sounds

10 Familiar Animals That Make Surprising Sounds

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We share this planet with over a million different animal species. With so many animals to study, it’s no wonder that much of the animal kingdom remains mysterious. But sometimes, even the most common or recognizable animals can surprise us: Each species has its own way of communicating, and some of your favorite animals may sound off in a way you wouldn’t expect. 10Cheetahs Chirp Like Birds The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. Once widely spread across Africa and Asia, interaction with humans has reduced Asian numbers to a few dozen. The largest concentrations are now found in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Tanzania. Unlike the other big cats (which technically belong to the genus Panthera ), cheetahs and cougars can’t roar, as they lack the necessary two-piec
Community Post: 25 Signs You Grew Up As A Military Brat

Community Post: 25 Signs You Grew Up As A Military Brat

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1. What is a “grocery store”? View this image › army.mil / Via army.mil It is, and forever will be, the commissary. 2. People ask you where you’re from and you don’t even try to explain. View this image › Tumblr / Via tumblr.com “Nowhere. Everywhere. I don’t know.” 3. The clothes your parents bought you from the PX made you loo
Her Did Dog Went Missing…Where He Was Found Shocked Her To The Core

Her Did Dog Went Missing…Where He Was Found Shocked Her To The Core

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Twelve-year-old Maverick is one tough cookie. First surviving a potentially deadly car strike, and then freeing himself from a hunting trap, he's got an incredibly strong will to live. But this recent story just might be the most convincing evidence of that. After going out one day for a bathroom break, he suddenly disappeared. Little did his owners know, he was on the side of the road slowly falling into a sinkhole! While his family spent the next three days frantically searching, Maverick was stuck in the hole praying for help... What a strong dog! After three days, he didn't give up hope -- and thank goodness his owner recognized his calls for help. We hope he stays out of harm's way for the rest of his days. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sinkhole-dog/
Scientists Created an Artificial Womb That Could Save Lives of Premature Babies

Scientists Created an Artificial Womb That Could Save Lives of Premature Babies

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An estimated fifteenmillion babies are born too early every year, which equates to more than one in ten babies. Prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five, and those that survive can face a lifetime of disability, with one million premature children dying every single year. That’s not a pleasant statistic, and scientists are working every day to help prevent this from continuing in the future. Thanks to a recent breakthrough, that might just be a reality but it’s not without a bit of controversy. Researchers have developed an artificial womb that can keep a very premature sheep fetus alive for four weeks. via: Nature Communications Although it’s a long way in the future, the scientists behind the research sa...
25 Things All Nail Polish Addicts Can Relate To

25 Things All Nail Polish Addicts Can Relate To

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Give us glitter or give us death. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1407968990); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3416982").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407968990); }); 1. Every time you go out to eat, you think about how many nail polishes you could have purchased with that money. View this image › Via giphy.com I basically just ate 2 1/2 bottles of Chanel. 2. Never understanding how, even with all the polish you own, you don’t have that ONE color you need to wear right now. View this image › NBC / Via gph.is This is too dark, this is too light. What am I? The Goldilocks of nail polish? 3. Tr...
Tiny Home Made From Recycled Pallets Could Save Lives

Tiny Home Made From Recycled Pallets Could Save Lives

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The designers at I-Beam Design were shocked when they read a global citizenship report that 84% of the world's refugees could be housed with a year's supply of recycled American pallets. Determined to turn this statistic into a reality, they designed the Pallet House Project. Based on the design of this modest and easy to build home, a year and a half's worth of pallet production in the U.S. could house 33 million refugees. It is so simple that almost anyone can build it and it assembles in less than one day. 1. The Pallet House was first designed as a transitional shelter for refugees returning to Kosovo. 2. The Pallet House has amazing flexibility, depending on the needs of the family and the environment around it. 3. The main material used for construction are the discarded wood...
Plants’ Chemical Warfare Mechanism Revealed For First Time

Plants’ Chemical Warfare Mechanism Revealed For First Time

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War isn't just for humans: In the plant kingdom, various species cooperatewith each other or directly fightfor resources against each other. Although it has been known for some time that plants deploy weaponized chemicals that target other plants they are directly competing with and any hostile animals that are trying to consume them a new study has revealed the specific method of attack certain plants employ. One particular class of toxin actually targets enemy plants genetic material in order to stunt their development, as the research, published in the journal Plant Cell, reveals. Light, nutrients and water are all vital for a plants growth and survival, and the competition for them never dies down. Taller trees receive more light; deeper and more widespread roots are able to absorb ...
How to Build Incredible Fire Pit

How to Build Incredible Fire Pit

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As the weather gets warmer, and we start looking to enjoy more outdoor activities with family and friends this is absolutely perfect thing to have. Remember how difficult it is when you wish to grill something right in front of your friends and theres no table where you can sit together and eat outside? Check out these DIY Fire pit ideas. It’s a fun project for the entire family, and you can customize and configure it to your own personal tastes! See This 3-In-1 Fire Pit, BBQ and Table In Action in the video below, it’s BRILLIANT: This fire pit is all the 3 together and you are going to get a new garden partner because this is all you need when you plan to host a grill or barbecue party at home. Go ahead, share these ideas and invite your friends and have some fun wi...
Heres What Science Does To Your Brain

Heres What Science Does To Your Brain

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Having walked on the Moon, discovered the HiggsBoson and figured out how gravity works, its safe to say humans are pretty good at doing science. Our brains, however, were not originally designed for space travel or particle physics, which poses the question: How does the human brain adapt its ancient functions for cutting-edge science? To try and answer this question, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania took a look at what happens in the brains of physics students while they ponder advanced scientific concepts. The results of their study are published in the journal Psychological Science. While the participants in the study were all highly educated scientists, their brains were no different from those of the very earliest humans, who faced their grea...
How To Have An American Summer- According To Pottery Barn

How To Have An American Summer- According To Pottery Barn

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We don’t know how to be American, Pottery Barn can help. 1. How To Have An American Summer- According to Pottery Barn Sometimes I just forget how to be American. Luckily, every year right before Memorial Day a nice thick magazine from Pottery Barn arrives at my doorstep reminding me how to do so. I don’t know about you, but without this guide from PB I would be lost all summer long! How To Be American Part 1. Item E. American Flag Print Pillow made in (wait for it!) AMERICA. Obviously.$49.50- That’s a steal if ever I’ve seen one. I’ll order ten. Make that 100. How many USA flag pillows is too many to put out on one’s couch? Trick question! There’s no such thing as too many USA flag pillows. Item B. Party Caddy, $99Item C. Pennants, $12....
The Most Persistent People On OkCupid

The Most Persistent People On OkCupid

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View this image › Persistence, they say, pays off. And in certain areas of life, “they” are right — persistence is helpful when you’re trying to get your cell company to drop those extra charges or if you’re a dogged cub reporter chasing your first big story. But when it comes to dating, persistence is mostly annoying. You ask someone out and they say no? Move on! It’s a good general rule to go on dates with people who actually want to go on dates with you, instead of people you have to badger into giving you an hour of their time. Online, that dynamic is only
A Boston bus driver surprised passengers with an unscheduled stop — for lemonade.

A Boston bus driver surprised passengers with an unscheduled stop — for lemonade.

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Depending on the day, "driving in Boston" sounds like either a joke or a horror film. GIF from factually recorded U.S. history and definitely not this commercial for Dodge Challenger. But one MBTA bus driver found a way to make the summer heat a little more bearable for his passengers. GIF from "Anchorman." During an afternoon lull on his daily bus route, driver John Lohan made an unscheduled stop at a local lemonade stand. Lohan noticed a lemonade stand in the neighborhood of West Roxbury during his daily rounds along the 35 bus route. After a few trips back and forth, Lohan decided to make his move. He waited for things to quiet down in the afternoon, when there were only six passengers on the bus, and he made sure that they ...
How Lessons From Past Extinctions Can Help Save Madagascars Lemurs

How Lessons From Past Extinctions Can Help Save Madagascars Lemurs

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It is common knowledge that the world faces an historic threat to biodiversity and natural species everywhere. This threat, caused by climate change, loss of habitats and over-exploitation among other things may be new. But it is not unprecedented. Extinctions have occurred throughout geological history, some of them relatively recently. A lot can be learnt from these past events to help us prevent future extinctions. And scientists are doing just that. One example comes from Madagascar, the African island that is home to the lemur. These emblematic species occur only in Madagascar. They are of high conservation priority, and are also incredibly charismatic. In fact, Time magazine recently named them the new pop-culture star of the mammal world. They supplanted sloths, in...
Man Tickles Grizzly Cub’s Feet

Man Tickles Grizzly Cub’s Feet

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In Bozeman, Montana you'll find one brave man by the name of Casey Anderson. Casey founded and runs the Montana Grizzly Encounter, a sanctuary for orphaned bears, or those coming out of captivity who need a home. These bears can not be released into the wild, as they lack many important survival skills necessary to make it without human care. Casey is a wildlife naturalist and hosts America the Wild with Casey Anderson and Expedition Wild for Nat Geo WILD. He has been rescuing grizzly bears since 2002, when he saved a bear he calls Brutus. Casey not only cares for the bears at his sanctuary, but he works to educate them, too. That's right, he teaches bears!  In our video we meet a cute orphaned cub named Bella. She was rescued from Alaska when she was found alone and no one knew what...
48 Things That Happen At Every Single Music Festival

48 Things That Happen At Every Single Music Festival

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There will be blood, beer, and vomit. And also music, I guess. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1408044831); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3417232").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408044831); }); View this image › AP Photo/Stacy Thacker Going to a music festival is often an exhausting experience, full of joy and anger and happiness and despair. But we do it anyway. For the music. For the food. For the possibility that you’ll lose yourself in a sweaty sea of smuggled alcohol, flower crowns, and glow sticks, where any number of these things is pretty much 100% guaranteed to happen: 1. You will wake up on Da...
BBC Human Planet Spoof – The Douche

BBC Human Planet Spoof – The Douche

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The BBC Human Planet series goes around the globe show casing strange, and interesting creatures that inhabit the world. This time, we are shown a very special, and horrible animal from the human world: the Douche. These creatures go out at night hunting for mates, and are prone to drunken violence.   As seen on TheLaughingSquidRead more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/04/14/bbc-human-planet-spoof-the-douche/
Teens Are Flooding Nature Valley Granola Bars’ Twitter Account With Anime Fan Art And It’s Amazing

Teens Are Flooding Nature Valley Granola Bars’ Twitter Account With Anime Fan Art And It’s Amazing

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The internet is very odd place. 1. If you’ve stumbled across the Twitter account for Nature Valley granola bars lately, you might have noticed something very, very weird about it: It’s full of anime. View this image › Twitter: @NatureValley 2. This whole weird thing started in April, when a teenager made a joke about eating granola bars and watching anime. Royal @SuperRoyalLand Follow Going to buy some @NatureValley Granola bars before I go to school to discuss anime with my friends who don't exist. Reply Retweet Favorite 3. That’s when Jess Wangsness, the 36-year-old senior community engagement specialist for Nature Valley, decided to tweet back at the young anime fan. Nature Valley @NatureValley Follow...
Carrie Bradshaw Quotes Simplified by Carrie Mathison

Carrie Bradshaw Quotes Simplified by Carrie Mathison

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It's apparent that the two famous Carrie's of premium cable are significantly different from each other. While one spends her free time hunting terrorists and trying to protect the nation from major threats to human safety and national security, the other spends just as much time hunting men, writing a weekly sex column, and protecting her besties from wearing fugly shoes. But that doesn't mean our two favorite Carries don't have anything in common. I mean, they're both racked with infinite wisdom on important subject matters of life, love and friendship. But while Carrie Bradshaw tends to go on and on with long drawn out conclusions about shit so that by the end no one knows what the fuck she's even saying, Carrie Mathison tends to do this in fewer words. T...
Here’s What Happens When You Try To Watch "The Simpsons" For 24 Hours

Here’s What Happens When You Try To Watch "The Simpsons" For 24 Hours

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Pray for Mojo. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1408747744); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3425769").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408747744); }); View this image › FOX On Aug. 21, FXX embarked on the unprecedented feat of airing every episode of The Simpsons — all 552 of them — over the course of a 12-day marathon. As someone who has been a fan of the series since before I understood what I was watching (I was 3 years old when The Simpsons premiered), I jumped at the opportunity to watch as many consecutive days of the marathon as possible. I quickly realized that was insane, and that doing so would l...
Top 10 Plants That Will Kill You

Top 10 Plants That Will Kill You

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Ok, I know I wasn’t supposed to do any more plant lists, but I couldn’t help myself. By killer plants I do not mean as in Top 10 Carnivorous Plants, plants that kill little insects, and the occasional rat, but plants that are well known to kill people. All plants contain some toxins as protection against predators. We already know, from Top 10 Poisonous foods we love to eat, that even apple seeds contain traces of cyanide. In this list we are going to look at some plants that contain such high doses, of toxins to which humans are sensitive, that some can kill you in a matter of hours. In some cases, many animals have a much higher tolerance to the poison than humans, and all the plants on this list are known human killers. It’s shocking to read this and recognize some of ...
What They Found In The Middle Of The Desert Using Google Earth Is Incredibly Freaky

What They Found In The Middle Of The Desert Using Google Earth Is Incredibly Freaky

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Google Earth is probably the best thing to happen to alien hunting in the last 100 years. With a simple click of the mouse, users can explore far-flung places and look for signs of alien activity across the globe.There's usually not much to be found, but every once in a while, true believers get lucky and find what they consider to be compelling evidence. Last week, UFO hunters using Google Earth found this bizarre-looking complex in the desert just outside of Cairo, Egypt. Google Earth The complex contains two large, pointed buildings and some mysterious structures in circular formations. Google Earth As you might imagine, there is a shortage of facts surrounding the purpose of these bu...
New Initiative To Save 50 Coral Reefs From Extinction

New Initiative To Save 50 Coral Reefs From Extinction

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A collaboration between some of the world's leading marine biologists and three major philanthropic organizations has set a goal of saving 50of the world's most important coral reefs. Eventually, these may be used to restore the wealth of the oceans, once we get global warming under control. The50 Reefs project represents a damning indictment of the future of our planet. Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth, containing a quarter of the species of the entire oceans, and yet we expect to lose 90 percent of them to a combination of environmental threats. However, project co-founder Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg told IFLScience: I am optimistic. We need to preserve what will survive global warming from other threats, because they will be the source of the seeds of ...
Janet Mock Opens Up About Her Experiences As A Trans Sex Worker At Age 16

Janet Mock Opens Up About Her Experiences As A Trans Sex Worker At Age 16

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1. In anticipation of the debut of her first book Redefining Realness, Janet Mock has released a six-part video series about her journey as a sex worker and how it relates to pop culture, death, and the power of words. View this image › Janet Mock / Via janetmock.com 2. First of all, each video starts with her fanning herself. And we fall in love each time. View this image › Janet Mock / Via janetmock.com
17 Facts That Sound Like B.S. But Are Actually True

17 Facts That Sound Like B.S. But Are Actually True

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Here are some mind-blowing facts that sound bogus but are totally legit, first compiled in these answers on Quora: 1. You get a tattoo after getting struck by lightning. qph.is.quoracdn.net   The electrical discharge of a lightning strike can leave a temporary tattoo-like marking or scar known as a Lichtenberg figure. The patterns created are known to be examples of fractals. (source: Quora)
10 Crazy Things You Can Eat In Thailand

10 Crazy Things You Can Eat In Thailand

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Chef Andy Ricker (left) and JJ Goode (right) on a cookbook research trip in Thailand. The Pok Pok cookbook. Austin Bush   I’m extremely lucky: In the course of helping chef Andy Ricker write his first cookbook, Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand, we took two trips to Thailand, where Ricker has spent two decades traveling, eating, and learning. Ne
This important issue inspired Dave Chappelle to address his local city council.

This important issue inspired Dave Chappelle to address his local city council.

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When he's not on the road, selling out theaters, or filming specials, comedian Dave Chappelle makes his home in Yellow Springs, Ohio. It's a small, mostly white town outside Dayton where Chappelle grew up and went to school. You may recall he returned to Yellow Springs to invite residents to attend his outdoor concert in Brooklyn for "Dave Chappelle's Block Party." Now the comedian is raising his own kids there. It would be easy to say he's come full circle, but his heart never really left. Like many residents, Chappelle was shocked by the events that took place in Yellow Springs on New Year's Eve. Following the town's annual midnight ball drop, people usually clear out on their own. But just minutes into 2017, police drove cruisers through the crowd, sirens wailing. After an inten...
Pro golfer John Peterson tests his theory on Kendall Jones haters [pic]

Pro golfer John Peterson tests his theory on Kendall Jones haters [pic]

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http://twitter.com/#!/ZaksAngelGAC/status/486028816989450242 PGA Tour golfer John Peterson was told to “go to hell” for merely tweeting his support for Kendall Jones, the big game hunter who was savaged on social media for sharing photos of the animals she hunted in Africa. He suggested “no one would talk” if a “60-year-old overweight dude” posted similar hunting photos. So what about a young guy? http://twitter.com/#!/JohnPetersonLSU/status/485568702642159617 Will he make national headlines for a week as the rage mob demands his head and fantasizes about his death? Or is that treatment reserved for 19-year-old cheerleaders? http://twitter.com/#!/CjBullock11/status/484907941112188928 http://twitter.com/#!/Meestaguy80/status/484832422286991...
Two 700-Pound Alligators Were Killed In Mississippi, Also, Dinosaurs Are Real

Two 700-Pound Alligators Were Killed In Mississippi, Also, Dinosaurs Are Real

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1. This 13-foot-and-5.5-inch, 723.5-pound male alligator held the record for the heaviest alligator ever to be killed in Mississippi… for about one hour. View this image › Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks / Via usnews.nbcnews.com It took Beth Trammell and her team of six people an hour and a half to bring down the 723-pound beast after it became hooked on their lines. Trammell told the Clarion-Ledger that when the alligator finally surfaced beside the boat, she screamed, “Oh, my gosh. It’s the Loch Ness monster.”
What A Tiny Micrometeorite From The Pilbara Can Tell Us About The Ancient Sky

What A Tiny Micrometeorite From The Pilbara Can Tell Us About The Ancient Sky

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Not long ago, my colleagues and I found some micrometeorites in the Pilbara region in Western Australia. Whats truly remarkable about them is that these tiny meteorites can tell us a great deal about the chemistry of Earths atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago. And this week our findings were the subject of a paper in the journal Nature. This is pretty exciting for us, because getting published in Nature is seen as a bit of a holy grail for scientists of all disciplines. But perhaps more interesting is the behind-the-scenes story that led to our publication. Roaming the Pilbara The story starts with me doing my once-a-month scan through of the top journals in my field. I came across an article by Tetsuji Onoue and colleagues in the journal Geology. Theyd recovered 240 million-y...
10 Things You Learn To Stop Worrying About After College Graduation

10 Things You Learn To Stop Worrying About After College Graduation

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College is an incredible experience, but it can also be adramatic four years. Once you graduate, a flood of things happen beyond the scope ofjust finding a job (and yourself). While job hunting is a very terrifying and necessary task, there are also many things you will realize no longer matter after graduation. To help clear your mind, here are 10 things you wont need to worry about after you graduate. 1. Money Yes, even if you have a low-paying job, you will most likely still have a job. Suddenly, making money doesnt really matter anymore because you know you are going to make it. You now have the time to make money, so dont be so worried about not having it. 2. Having tons of friends During college, it seemed really important to have a ton of really close friends and to always have som...
13 Outdoor Art Projects For Kids To Make

13 Outdoor Art Projects For Kids To Make

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It’s a beautiful day to get outside and make some outdoor art. Help your kids share their artistic ability with the world! 1. Make a happy little acorn static.spoonful.com / Via spoonful.com Google eyes make everything better. Don’t you agree? 2. Make a Hanging Garden kidsactivitiesblog.com / Via kidsactivitiesblog.com This hanging garden is so neat— who needs a yard? 3. Pop Bubbles! broogly.com / Via broogly.com Let bubbles be your art! So cool! 4. Draw on a Trampoline! childhood101.com / Via childhood101.com Ahh! Why didn’t I think of this? You can draw with chalk right on your trampoline! 5. Get Messy! blogger.com / Via kristin-senseofwonder.blogspot.com The best part about outdoor art is that you can get as messy as you want! 6. Make an a...
Eating This Low Calorie Protein Will Help You Lose Weight… And Friends

Eating This Low Calorie Protein Will Help You Lose Weight… And Friends

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Looking to shed a few pounds by switching to a lean protein? Boy, do I have the choice of meat for you. Ill give you a few hints: It can be found in your house or apartment. It can be found at eye-level. Um You are what you eat? Give up? OK, spoilers ahead: Im talking about HUMANS!!! Giphy Go on, Ill wait until you finish vomiting. While scientists already know our ancient human ancestors cannibalized each other, researchers have also come to the conclusion they did so mostly for nutritional and survival needs. So, naturally, scientists wanted to know exactly how nutritious homininbodies were. Giphy The University of Brighton came to the conclusion humans are actually pretty low-calorie. While a mammoth could feed a group of 25 adult Neanderthals for a month, a 32,376-calorie, 150-pou...
Hunting ground for new tie-ups

Hunting ground for new tie-ups

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ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar was right on the mark when he said on Thursday that space was exciting and had no limits to what you could do in the segment.At least three of its overseas counterpartRead more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/hunting-ground-for-new-tieups/article9061192.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
NASA Is Hunting Down A Runaway Black Hole

NASA Is Hunting Down A Runaway Black Hole

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A galactic collision might have pushed a supermassive black hole (SMBH) out of its host galaxy and astronomers are hoping that this object might reveal some of the mysteries surrounding the cosmos' heavyweights. This particular SMBH, known as CXO J101527.2+625911, is 160 million times the mass of the Sun and is located in an elliptical galaxy 3.9 billion light-years away. Based on observations, the SMBH is 4,109 light-years away from the core of the galaxy, which is unusual. The researchers also discovered that it's moving at 175 kilometers (109 miles) per second, strongly hinting that this object is moving outwards. Based on this, astronomers believe CXO J101527, as it's known for short, is a recoiling supermassive black hole. In a paper accepted for ...
Clinical Trials For Childhood Cancer Drugs Are Critical, But Parents Dont Always Understand What They Are Signing Up For

Clinical Trials For Childhood Cancer Drugs Are Critical, But Parents Dont Always Understand What They Are Signing Up For

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Each week in the United States, about 300 children are diagnosed with cancer. Many of them will be offered treatment as part of a clinical trial that tests different drugs or different ways to give standard drugs. The dramatic improvements in survival for children with cancer depend on these clinical trials, and these trials depend on parents understanding the possible risks and benefits involved. But the parents of these young patients are usually unfamiliar with how these clinical trials work and are dealing with factors that make it difficult for them to give informed consent. Clinical Trials For Children With Cancer Are Important Clinical trials work in four phases, each meant to further assess the safety, optimal dose and effectiveness of the drug or treatment regimen....
Why Protective Parenting Is Key For The Survival Of Tropical Insects

Why Protective Parenting Is Key For The Survival Of Tropical Insects

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As humans, the concept of parenting and care giving is often ingrained so far into our lives that it is easy to take it for granted. On a recent visit to the zoo, my two-year-old recently asked, but wheres the tortoises mummy? She made the quite reasonable assumption that all animals come in nuclear families, and are just as committed parents as are most of us humans. Perhaps we take parental care for granted because we are mammals, and every mammal species cares for offspring at least to some extent. But aside from us mammals, most species including almost all tortoises actually abandon their offspring as soon as they can making species that actually parent a tiny minority. Especially species like us, where dads are typically involved as well as mums. Another group where most parents...
Six Glaringly Obvious Gaps In ‘Stranger Things’ That Need Filling

Six Glaringly Obvious Gaps In ‘Stranger Things’ That Need Filling

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Stranger Things is one of those shows that you binge-watch it, excitedly taking in all the “facts” being presented to you and just like an excitable child at Christmas accept all of them as honest truth, because all you care about is where the hell Will is and how he’s going to be rescued from this real-life dungeons and dragons saga. But just like Christmas, when you have some time to reflect, you realise that all isn’t as it seems. In the same way that a man was never going to shove his arse down your chimney (who has a fucking chimney these days anyway?) without either dying or being arrested, there’s no way that a group of twelve year old boys would be allowed out of the house to go “demogorgon” hunting when one of their best friends has just...
The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest (15 Highlights)

The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest (15 Highlights)

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National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos with National Geographic Expeditions and two 15-minute image portfolio reviews with National Geographic photo editors. Eligible contestants can visit natgeo.com/photocontest to submit photographs in one or all of four categories: Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action and Animal Portraits. Each entry to the contest will be submitted through National Geographic’s photo community, Your Shot, where members can comment on photos and share their favorites. The entry fee is $15 (USD) per photo, and there is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. Entries ...
Starbucks could teach KFC a lesson when it comes to how it treats veteran employees.

Starbucks could teach KFC a lesson when it comes to how it treats veteran employees.

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Everybody who works for a living deserves to make a living wage. Everybody. But the words of Derrell Odom, a Marine and veteran of two tours in Iraq, bring it home even more when he talks about life at minimum wage. "I don't want my son to look at me like I'm something less because I have to work for $7.25 and I bust my butt every day and I take pride in what I do we have a voice and we want it to be heard." Don't we owe it to people like Derrell that good jobs with benefits and a decent paycheck are part of the deal when they come back home? I'll say it again: Good jobs with benefits and a decent paycheck should be part of the deal of living here. On Veterans Day, rather than only posting well wishes to vets on Facebook, how about getting the word out that there are people like ...
2 Men Attempt Suicide 10 Yrs ApartOnly 1 Succeeded. Now the Survivor is Wearing His Face.

2 Men Attempt Suicide 10 Yrs ApartOnly 1 Succeeded. Now the Survivor is Wearing His Face.

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He had only four words after the face transplant: “Far exceeded my expectations.” It was just two days before Christmas in 2006, when 21-year-old Andy Sandness finally reached his breaking point. Having been drinking more than normal recently, and feeling super, super depressed, Andy was at his very lowest point. That night after work, he grabbed a rifle from his closet. He stared at it for a long time before putting a round in the chamber. He positioned the barrel beneath his chin, took a deep breath and pulled the trigger. Like many survivors of suicide attempts will tell you, they eastern Wyoming man instantly knew hed made a terrible mistake. Police arrived on scene, and one of the officers happened to be a friend of Andys. He cradled him in his arms as A...
8 Amazingly Cool Places From Harry Potter You Can Visit In Real life

8 Amazingly Cool Places From Harry Potter You Can Visit In Real life

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Every time you watch a Harry Potter film, you can’t help but think it’s one of the coolest looking franchises ever. Regardless if you like the films/books or not, stylistically, it’s amazing. Thing is though, what with it being a work of fiction, you can’t visit the world of Harry Potter. You can, however, visit some of the cool places from our real world that feature in the blockbuster films… Platform 9 3/4 Very much the portal into the wizarding world (or at least one of them), Platform 9 3/4 is in Kings Cross Station, predictably between platform 9 and 10. Kings Cross have fully embraced this and placed half a baggage trolley sticking out of the wall where Hogwarts students would run through… Hogwarts Express So you may be able to go on some f...
New Zealands Yellow-Eyed Penguins Could Be Extinct In Just 25 years

New Zealands Yellow-Eyed Penguins Could Be Extinct In Just 25 years

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Another day, another one of New Zealands iconic creatures threatened with extinction. This time, sadly, its the yellow-eyed penguin, or hoiho, that is following the way of its flightless brethren. Researchers have modeled the factors that are driving the decline in population of New Zealands mainland penguins and concluded that with the way things are going, local extinction could occur in 25 years, sooner than expected. Yellow-eyed penguins are endemic to New Zealand, living and breeding around the South Island and some of the close-by smaller islands. They are most famously found on the Otago Peninsula, where they are a key attraction as tourists flock to spot the critters up close using tunnels and hides. Like New Zealands other iconic flightless bi...
It Looks Like This Driver Should Have Been Dead, But Watch What Happens At The End

It Looks Like This Driver Should Have Been Dead, But Watch What Happens At The End

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Witnessing a car accident can be completely terrifying. When a vehicle rolls over, it seems impossible that the people inside won't suffer life-altering injuries or even die. That's why seatbelts are so important. Unfortunately, even when people are careful, accidents do happen. One driver caught a terrifying rollover on video through their dash cam, and when they saw the driver go flying from their white Jeep, they braced themselves for tragedy. Miraculously, this driver got lucky. Watch until the very end to see what happens. Read More: On Today's Episode Of 'Dumb Ways To Risk Our Lives,' We Have This Guy's Nonsense Both the ejected driver and the passenger were taken to the hospital to treat minor injuries. Wow! Be sure to share this incre...
Websites for you to enjoy!

Websites for you to enjoy!

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A bunch of interactive websites that get randomly served to you by the click of a button. Getting bored? just click the button and you will get another fun interactive game to play! http://www.boredbutton.com/Have fun conversations with artificial intelegence. Sometimes these can get very interesting. Go ahead and sit down, have a chat about life with a bot. http://www.cleverbot.com/One of my all time favorites. Enter a phrase and the website will translate it between a series of languages. This has the effect of Chinese whispers and you end up with a funny result, normally something barely resembling what you started out with. http://www.translation-telephone.com/A lan/browser based ,low polygon monochromatic multiplayer fps. If you need help setting up a game give me a PM for more ...
Bombshell: Did DOJ probe AP as payback for scooping the WH?

Bombshell: Did DOJ probe AP as payback for scooping the WH?

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http://twitter.com/#!/gabrielmalor/status/335101568141627392 Wow is right. President Obama declined to comment on the AP phone records scandal today. President Obama declines to comment on seizure of AP phone records — Bret Baier (@BretBaier) May 16, 2013 He was far too busy running late, snubbing his smitten lapdogs and using Marines as human prop-aganda and all. And there was possibly another reason, natch. @bretbaier or is it because the WH wanted to leak story before AP after CIA said no more threat to assets. This is new report coming out now — peter boss (@ptb1975) May 16, 2013 Yes, there is a new report. And it appears to be devastating. If what @allahpundit is saying there is correct… I don’t know how the admin can survive this scandal. — John...
Obama claims that he totally goes secret skeet shooting all the time, guys

Obama claims that he totally goes secret skeet shooting all the time, guys

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http://twitter.com/#!/GlennThrush/status/295507524742967296 Some of his best friends are skeets, guys! We are finding out a lot from New Republic’s interview with President Obama. First we found out he is Media Matters material, and now we find out he totally goes skeet shooting all the time. FF: Have you ever fired a gun? Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time. FF: The whole family? Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. Hunting skeet! Obama Goes Shooting ‘All the Time,’ He Claims… and we also learn that “Skeet” is “Hunting...
10 Incredibly Creepy Mysteries From India

10 Incredibly Creepy Mysteries From India

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India is among the most mysterious countries in the world. Its rich mythology, vast size, and many cultural peculiarities make it fertile ground for many strange tales and legends. Some of them are clearly fabricated, others just strange enough that they just might be true, and others still are so strange that they could change our entire perception of the world. 10 The Village Of Twins The distant village of Kodinhi, Kerala has a secret. Not a particularly hidden secret, mind you—it’s actually pretty hard to miss. The village’s claim to fame is the abnormal amount of twins born there. Kodinhi only has around 2,000 families, yet there are 250 sets of twins officially registered there. In fact, there could be many more—experts estimate there could be as many as 350 sets
What you need to know about clueyness, a weird kind of sad.

What you need to know about clueyness, a weird kind of sad.

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This post was originally published on Wait But Why. I have a new word for you: cluey. Let me explain. My father once told me a mundane little anecdote from his youth. It involved his father my late grandfather and one of the happiest and most loving people Ive ever known. One weekend day, my grandfather went to the store and brought a new board game home for the family: Clue. He excitedly asked my father and his sister (who were 7 and 9 at the time) if they wanted to play. They did. They joined him at the kitchen table as he opened up the game, read the instructions, explained to them how to play, divided up the cards, and put all the pieces where they go. Just as they were about to start, the doorbell rang. It was the neighbor kids, who said they were on their way outside to play some ...