‘Amen!’ What is scarier than the government shutting down? [pic]

‘Amen!’ What is scarier than the government shutting down? [pic]

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http://twitter.com/#!/jay_pe/status/384110177651134465 He’s not alone: http://twitter.com/#!/davidbatteau/status/384116934892978177 Heh. America has miraculously survived shutdowns before. Author and blogger Frank Fleming is against the shutdown. But only if it isn’t permanent: http://twitter.com/#!/IMAO_/status/384704899306385408 Never change, Twitter. Related: Smack! Laura Ingraham’s simple question shreds Harry ‘Shutdown’ Reid Wizard wands of yore? Chart shows miraculous survival of past shutdowns! [pic] #BlameHarryReid: Looming shutdown? Citizens to Sen. Reid: Own it How to survive a shutdown? DC store has the answer [pic] Violent shutdown rhetoric! Dem official: ‘Time to punch the bully’?; Amanda Carpenter drubs Presid...
Compton used to be filled with cowboys. See how one mom brought them back.

Compton used to be filled with cowboys. See how one mom brought them back.

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When you think of Compton, California, a few things come to mind. You might think of rap legends N.W.A. and their three-time-platinum album "Straight Outta Compton" or the Los Angeles suburb's history of violent crime and gang wars in the 1990s. But odds are, you don't think of cowboys. Until now. Before Compton was anything, it was a cowboy town. And for many residents, it still is. The city has undergone multiple transformations since its incorporation in 1888. It's been majority white and majority black, and now the population is majority Hispanic. But the horses have remained a constant. "My dad was a cowboy. I'm a cowboy. I grew up in Compton. I live in Compton," horse trainer Ivory McCloud told the Associated Press. Richland Farms, one of Compton's four neighborhoods, i...
Why Eat a Tortilla When You Can Be IN One Instead?

Why Eat a Tortilla When You Can Be IN One Instead?

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Tortillas are great. You can use them for everything from burritos and enchiladas to a full body wrap.Wait...what?! 1Yes, it's true. If you've ever wanted to wrap yourself in that floury goodness, now you can with the Tortilla Towel, an indoor or outdoor towel, created in the likeness of a flour tortilla. via: YouTubeThe five-foot round towel isprinted with two unique photo-realistic sides so people will obviously think youre laying in/on a realtortilla, all for the low price of $35.And talk about diversity! Check out how you can transform yourself through the magic of the Tortilla Towel. 2Taco via: YouTube 3Quesadilla via: YouTube 4Tostada via: YouTube 5Enchilada via: YouTube 6Burrito via: YouTube 7Taquito via: YouTube 8Here you can watch it in action. And from what I can tell, there will...
The Most Expensive 1-Bedroom Apartment in the World

The Most Expensive 1-Bedroom Apartment in the World

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Photograph via Japan Sotheby’s International Realty Listed at a cool 1.8 billion yen ($21.8 million USD), the Sifter’s jaw dropped when the listing stated an apartment called The House, in the exclusive Minami-Azabu district of Tokyo (the most expensive neighbourhood in Tokyo), was a 4,434 square foot (411.932 sq m) 1-Bedroom apartment. At a mind-boggling $4,920.75 per square foot, the Sifter challenges you to find a more expensive 1-bedroom apartment for sale. Here’s the details on this insane listing. It will be interesting to see how long this remains on the market for; can’t imagine that there’s a large market for 20+ million, 1-bedroom apartments. – Almost all furniture in the home is custom designed by Cecotti Collezioni – Many of the ...
Top 10 Classic Toys

Top 10 Classic Toys

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With Christmas rapidly approaching like a wind-whipped storm front, it’s apparent that the toy purchasing season is in full swing. Stores have been decked out in Christmas trimming since before Halloween promoting wares to consumers as manufacturers have vomited their product across several aisles. And with that colorful image, we present ten of the most classic, though not necessarily requested, toys ever. Some have been around since the dawn of commercialism in this country, and others have slowly clawed their way to the top of the heap just by being noisy. You’ll agree, though perhaps not with the list as a whole, that these bits of childhood imagery are truly nostalgic and look to go nowhere anytime soon. 10. Lincoln Logs (Invented 1916-17) I think it’s fair to say ...
Community Post: 22 Signs That You’ve Officially Arrived To Your Mid – Late 20’s

Community Post: 22 Signs That You’ve Officially Arrived To Your Mid – Late 20’s

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1. You no longer need a “role model”. View this image › tumblr.com Perhaps the last one assisted you in disowning half of your liver. 2. You’ve learned all there is to know about survival from Mariska Hargitay. View this image › tumblr.com Because Mariska Hargitay can come back from anything. 3. Things your parents told you have all started to ma
Top 10 Disgusting Foods

Top 10 Disgusting Foods

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WARNING: This post contains disturbing images. Around the world today, people of all races and creeds eat some of the most disgusting things you can imagine. This is a list of the ten most disgusting things that people eat. Considering the least disgusting thing is poo-related, if you are squeamish, you may not want to read on. The list is, of course, from my personal perspective which is western. If you know of any worse or equally disgusting foods, be sure to mention them in the comments. 10. Kopi Luwak There is no beating around the bush on this one – Kopi Luwak are coffee beans that come from Civet (a cat sized mamal) poo. The animals gorge on only the finest the ripe berries, and excrete the partially-digested beans, which are then harvested for sale. Kopi Luwak is the m...
So What Kind Of Summer Did You Actually Have This Year?

So What Kind Of Summer Did You Actually Have This Year?

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It’s time to review your summer checklist. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1409152447); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3429210").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409152447); }); View this image › Via y0u-are-just-a-memory.tumblr.com ✓ Go to the beach? ✓ Build a sandcastle? ✓ Go swimming in a pool? ✓ Go swimming in a lake? ✓ Go swimming in the ocean? ✓ Go on a boat? ✓ Attend an outdoor party? ✓ Go to a concert? ✓ Lay outside? ✓ Get a sunburn? ✓ Wash a car outside? ɱ...
‘Abnormality’ Snags China Moon Rover on Lunar Science Mission

‘Abnormality’ Snags China Moon Rover on Lunar Science Mission

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Image: CASC/China Ministry of DefenseChina's Jade Rabbit moon rover may have stubbed its lucky foot. The state-run Xinhua news agency reported Saturday that China's Yutu moon rover (the name means Jade Rabbit) "has experienced a mechanical control abnormality, and scientists are organizing repairs." It is not clear how serious the abnormality, but the news agency said the moon rover's malfunction occurred due to the "complicated lunar surface environment," citing the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND). The issue with the solar-powered rover robot emerged as it entered its second hibernation period on the moon Jan. 25 as the lunar night fell, according to SASTIND officials. Earlier on Jan. 24 the Chang'e 3 lander also went into its ow...
If The Apocalypse Begins And You’re Still On Earth, This Is Exactly Where You Need To Go. Trust Me.

If The Apocalypse Begins And You’re Still On Earth, This Is Exactly Where You Need To Go. Trust Me.

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Thanks to the Internet and other digital media, an impending apocalypse or "doomsday" is on a lot of people's minds. Shows like Doomsday Preppers encourage people to prepare for the end of days any way they can. Most of us might have trouble finding the perfect fallout shelter for the apocalypse, but people near these 10 locations are lucky. They live beside the perfect apocalyptic safe house. 1.) Mount Weather (Virginia): This is a civilian command facility and it’s also used as center of operations for FEMA. If the President or FEMA were to make an announcement over the Emergency Alert System, it would likely come from here. Survival Spot There is a protected underground portion of Mount Weather, but there are...
Ants Are Capable of Changing Their Priorities

Ants Are Capable of Changing Their Priorities

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Ants are highly social and they must work together to provide food and shelter for the entire colony. It has recently been discovered that there is no set hierarchy on the importance of these aspects, as ants are capable of learning from previous experience to assess a current situation and determine what is most important at that time.  Takao Sasaki and Stephen C. Pratt from Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences have published their findings in Biology Letters. The study was focused on Temnothorax rugatulus, an ant species native to the west coast of North America, stretching from British Colombia, Canada down to Arizona in the Sonoran Desert.  Ants have many options to consider when looking for a new place to live. While the preference for a nest includ
21 Lessons You Learn Living Off Campus

21 Lessons You Learn Living Off Campus

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1. Skipping class is way too tempting when you can’t just stumble there in sweatpants. View this image › memegenerator.co 2. Paying rent means you actually learn how to write a check years before the rest of your friends. View this image › ravenhollowleather.com 3. Avoiding the firewall or weird restrictions of campus Wi-Fi is
Community Post: Things Katie Holmes Is Free To Do Now Tops The Morning Links

Community Post: Things Katie Holmes Is Free To Do Now Tops The Morning Links

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View this image › An anonymous source aka Tom Cruise’s PR team, leaked a story that Cruise is totally cool with this divorce because he was shacking up with his Oblivion co-star. - [TheSuperficial] The Freech report finds damning evidence pointing to a huge cover-up of Sandusky’s behavior by Penn State staff. - [SportsIllustrated] The Center For Disease Control has issued anew survival guide…for weddings. What? - [HLN] Obama’s half-brother is going to make his film debut in an anti-Obama documentary because reasons. - [Current] 20-year-old Kate Upton swears s
This Badass Army Ranger is Taking on a New Mission… Hunting Down Child Predators

This Badass Army Ranger is Taking on a New Mission… Hunting Down Child Predators

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Tom Block was devastated when his military career in the 75th Ranger Regiment ended over an injury, and luckily found his second chance out in the civilian world. Thanks to some help from the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Corps, or HERO Corps for short, he now aids federal law enforcement officers hunting child predators. The program itself falls under the Department of Homeland Security, and really helped give Block his purpose back after his retirement. During an interview he stated: I felt it was a great way to extend the mission I had in special operations. Its a mission of servitude and going after bad guys, and I like doing that and wanted to continue doing that. In order to work with the HERO Corps he had to pass a grueling eight week course, and in the end was only one of f...
16 Places You’ll Hardly Believe Are In The United Kingdom

16 Places You’ll Hardly Believe Are In The United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom is known for being overcast, wet, and rainy. And it is! But it can also be a beautiful and diverse place as well. 1. Little Venice - Maida Vale in London Flickr: chanc Flickr: chanc   View this image › Flickr: alcaide Where you’ll think you are: If you didn’t know any better, you might think that you’re looking at photos of the canals in Amsterdam or Venice. Where it actually is: What you’re actually seeing is a residential district in London called Maida Vale. The area features a series of canals that host the Canalway Cavalcade every year. Over 160 boats flock to the canals annually for a series of events, parades, and for shopping and eating. 2. Tolsta Beach - Isle of Lewis in Scotland View this i...
17 Of Your Favorite American Movies That Were Actually Made In Canada

17 Of Your Favorite American Movies That Were Actually Made In Canada

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Your life = one complete Canadian lie. 1. Good Will Hunting — known for its Boston setting, a lot actually filmed in Toronto. View this image › Miramax Films Miramax Films Google Maps   The famous Bostonian movie is, YEAH, NOT BOSTON. The movie did catch some bars and, of course, the MIT campus, in Massachusetts, but more scenes were actually shot in Canada. For example, the corporate building where Will rejects a job offer is on Bloor street in downtown Toronto (right). And the candy store where Will and Skyler go on their first date? A candy store in Canada. 2. The Twilight Saga — supposed to be Washington, filmed in various U.S. locations, but the beautiful aerial shots? Yup, Canada. View this image › Summit Entertain...
17 Splendid Places For Outdoor Swimming In London

17 Splendid Places For Outdoor Swimming In London

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Splish splash. View this image › Flickr: victoriapeckham / Via Creative Commons 1. Tooting Bec Lido, SW16. instagram.com The largest fresh water open air swimming pool in England. Find out more here. 2. Kenwood Ladies’ Pond, NW5. instagram.com Leafy and lovely (although a touch chilly), the Ladies’ Pond is the loveliest way to spend a hot day. Its’ only open to women and girl swimmers though - men can visit the two other ponds on the Heath. Find out more here. 3. Hampstead Mixed Pond, NW5. instagram.com Time to go for a splash. If you’re bring children, remember that swimmers must be eight or over. Find out more here. 4. Brockwell Lido, SE24. instagram.com Set in an Art Deco, Grade II listed building, this lido also has a ...
After Almost 40 Years, Armistead Maupin Is Closing The Book On “Tales Of The City”

After Almost 40 Years, Armistead Maupin Is Closing The Book On “Tales Of The City”

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Christopher Turner   When Armistead Maupin began writing Tales of the City in 1976, it was a series of installments for the San Francisco Chronicle. The stories became the novel Tales of the City in 1978, followed in similar fashion with More Tales of the City (1980) and Further Tales of the City (1982). The series continued with Babycakes (1984), Significant Others (1987), and Sure of You (1989). It wasn’t until 2007 that M
These Sex-Starved Creatures Scavenge New Genes From Other Pondlife

These Sex-Starved Creatures Scavenge New Genes From Other Pondlife

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Sexual reproduction is thought to be essential for mixing up genes and holding your own in the race for survival. A major embarrassment to this theory are microscopic animals called rotifers, one class of which has reproduced without sex for millions of years. Theory says they should be extinct, but clearly they arent. So how have they done it? DNA sequencing now shows that they make up for their lack of sex by incorporating genes from other rotifers of the same or different species, or even from fungi and bacteria. Youll find rotifers in ponds or puddles. Under the microscope theyre incredibly cute little (smaller than 1mm) multicelled invertebrates, motoring around like tiny paddle-steamers. This is an illusion from the circle of whirling cilia around their heads that dri...
While Hunting For A Legendary Creature, This Woman Met A Terrible Fate

While Hunting For A Legendary Creature, This Woman Met A Terrible Fate

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In a truly tragic twist of fate, a woman was killed by a train while trying to hunt down a cryptozoological being that's known to lure people onto the tracks. Roquel Bain and her boyfriend were visiting Louisville, Kentucky, from Ohio when they decided to stalk the legendary Pope Lick Monster, which is a mythological creature that is supposedly a cross between a man and a goat.The two unwittingly fell into the monster's trap and were struck by a train on the bridge. Roquel's boyfriend managed to hang for dear life, but she fell off the bridge and died. Roquel Bain, 26, of Dayton, Ohio, and her boyfriend were vacationing in Louisville. They bought tickets for a tour of the nearby Waverly Hills Sanatorium, but decided to hunt for Kentucky's elusive Pope Lick Monster beforehand. ...
Host an Occupier on your couch

Host an Occupier on your couch

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http://twitter.com/#!/ihatethemedia/status/178484034895228929 I Hate the Media links to Reuters at Yahoo: After two months camping in New York’s Zuccotti Park – and sparking similar so-called occupations of public spaces around the United States – Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted by authorities and have since been scattered around the city. Some churches offered a place to stay to some of the several hundred people who had traveled to New York to join the protest, while the group has appealed online for more people to “host an occupier in your home and help sustain the movement.” As a result it has been spending several thousand dollars a week on transit passes so protesters can travel to an office space the group has been using in Lower Manhattan an...
Researchers May Have Cracked Why Orcas Undergo Menopause

Researchers May Have Cracked Why Orcas Undergo Menopause

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Only three mammals in the world are known to go through menopause. Alongside humans, there are short-finned pilot whales and killer whales in something of a motley crew. The uniqueness of this stage of life has puzzled scientists for quite some time. Now, however, the mystery of menopause, at least for the orca, may have been solved. There are plenty of mammals in which the older females become the leader of the group,such as with elephants,and imparttheir knowledge tothe younger members, often consisting of their offspring. But while matriarchal elephants continue breeding throughout their entire lives, matriarchal orcas stop. A team of researchers have found that theolder female whales may stopreproducing in a bid to reduce competition between her calfsand those of her adult daughters. ...
23 Unconventional But Awesome Wedding Ideas

23 Unconventional But Awesome Wedding Ideas

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View this image › 1. A guest box instead of a guest book, where guests can record a message on video. View this image › buzzycraftery.com The technology is now. And besides, according to the experts, handwriting will be phased out within 20 years anyway. 2. A ring bearer who’s also a high-security agent.
Saber-Toothed Cat Bone Turned Into A Tool 300,000 Years Ago By Our Ancestors

Saber-Toothed Cat Bone Turned Into A Tool 300,000 Years Ago By Our Ancestors

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Ongoing excavations at a 300,000-year-old site in Germany known as the "Spear Horizon" have uncovered five teeth and a humerus (front leg bone) that belonged to saber-toothed cats. The marks on the humerus indicate that it was converted into a tool the first evidence we have of a saber-toothed cat bone utilized this way. The work, published in Journal of Human Evolution last month, also suggests that our Middle Pleistocene ancestors used spears not just to hunt, but also for self-defense. The Lower Paleolithic site at Schningen has yielded several of the oldest well-preserved and complete wooden spears, as well as thousands of fossil animal remains, from giant beavers to water buffalo. In the fall of 2012, remains of a rare carnivore the European saber-toothed cat, Homotherium latidens ...
Top 10 Strong Human Fears

Top 10 Strong Human Fears

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Fear is an emotion that protects us from the threats in our surroundings, and which has evolved to become more complex; with our fears extending from the weird to the plain absurd, there are certain fears that the great majority of human beings share. I was searching around and found a lot of lists with common phobias and their explanations, but none where these types of fears were discussed. This is a list of 10 of the human fears that every member of a society deals with throughout their life. [Featured image from luxorphoto/Shutterstock] While the exact definition of freedom and its value in a society are debatable subjects, the fear of losing your freedom has always been present in human minds because, even though it is not something that we think about every single moment, it has g...
33 Rescued Lions Experience Freedom

33 Rescued Lions Experience Freedom

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Lions are the kings of the jungle - proud, majestic beasts with unparalleled hunting abilities. In the wild, they rule over fiercely defended territories which can span over 100 square miles of grass and woodlands. Putting a creature that instinctively needs that much space to roam over into a tiny cage is, understandably, very unpleasant. Yet, due to the demand for lions at circuses and other sideshows, there are an unfortunate number of lions suffering in captivity - just to satisfy our selfish desire for entertainment. Thankfully, there are organizations like Animal Defenders International, which recently managed to rescue 33 lions from illegal circuses throughout Peru and Colombia. After they were rescued, the lions were transported to the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa....
These 5 Places are So Terrifying That You Really Should Just Avoid Them Altogether. Trust Me.

These 5 Places are So Terrifying That You Really Should Just Avoid Them Altogether. Trust Me.

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Fresh air, green grass, strange energies that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Ah, yes! The great haunted outdoors! Oh, that horrible sound coming from inside the garbage can is just a raccoon, is it? Okay, you may be right about this one, but you wouldn’t be so lucky at these places. Check out the five most haunted outdoor places in the world. 1.) The Gettysburg Battlefield (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) - The site where between 46,000 to 51,000 men died while fighting in American Civil War. Sights and sounds of soldiers marching and cannonballs firing have been reported. 2.) "Suicide Forest" (Aokigahara, Japan) - Located at the base of Mt. Fuji, many hikers find themselves lost in the dense forest. Also, as its ...
38 Crazy Things You Never Knew About Kangaroos

38 Crazy Things You Never Knew About Kangaroos

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They can straight up disembowel you. blog.priceplunge.com   1. Kangaroos cannot move their hind legs independently of each other- unless they’re in water.2. Most kangaroos are nocturnal, though some are active in the early morning and late afternoon. 3. Kangaroo meat is exported from Australia to 55 countries. 4. Their tails are used for balance while hopping, and as a fifth limb when moving slowly. 5. The collective noun for kangaroos is a mob, troop, or court. 6. Kangaroos don’t sweat, instead they lick their front paws and rub the moisture onto their chests to cool down.6. Kangaroos breed year-round. With access to enough food and water, a kangaroo population can quadruple in five years. 7. In tropical areas of Australia, there are kangaroos whic...
Wildlife Populations Have Declined By 50 Percent In Last 30 Years Thanks To Humans

Wildlife Populations Have Declined By 50 Percent In Last 30 Years Thanks To Humans

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In just 40 years, the world’s wild animal population has declined by 52 percent. The 2014 Living Planet Index (LPI), released by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), indicates that humans are to blame for the species’ steady march toward extinction. The LPI cites exploitation through hunting and habitat loss and change as the main causes of the decline. Humans are dramatically reducing the populations of both marine and land-based creatures. While most of the steep losses occurred during the 1970s and 1980s, they continue today. According to the report, it’s the tropics that suffer the hardest. Exotic locations are often turned into popular vacation and tourist areas, not kept as natural reserves. The LPI reports that some of the largest losses are sea
Lady Gaga’s powerful new video shows the reality of campus sexual assault.

Lady Gaga’s powerful new video shows the reality of campus sexual assault.

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Lady Gaga's career has been defined by memorable music videos. Her latest one is no exception. But Gaga's new video isn't the flashy, avant-garde performance art she's usually known for. The video for her latest single, "Till It Happens to You" is the theme song for the documentary "The Hunting Ground," which focuses on the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses and the school administrators who fail to help survivors and/or try to cover it up. (Full disclosure: I was interviewed for the documentary and make a few brief appearances in it.) One voice can be a catalyst for change on college campuses: http://t.co/XHj9wWQQqe #HuntingGround pic.twitter.com/lzttMW1UWh The Hunting Ground (@thehuntinground) April 16, 2015 1 in 5 women and 5% of ...
The Survival Of The Sea Turtle Animation

The Survival Of The Sea Turtle Animation

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Sea turtles are amazing creatures of wonder, ones that echo from an ancient world of the past that no longer exist. But the odds of a sea turtle existing today is much slimmer than it seems. Just up against nature, the sea turtles odds of growing up and reproducing themselves is less than 10%. And with recent human intervention it’s even less.  TED Education explains the survival of the sea turtle in this cute and enlightening animation that is featured on Neatorama and ScienceDump.   Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/07/24/the-survival-of-the-sea-turtle-animation/
Chris Pratts Wife Shares His Unforgettable Act in the Delivery Room That Left Him Sobbing

Chris Pratts Wife Shares His Unforgettable Act in the Delivery Room That Left Him Sobbing

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“What makes up for whatever is kind of happening down in your pelvic floor area is Chris’ face when Jack was being born.” Celebrity power couple Chris Pratt and Anna Faris welcomed their beautiful baby boy, Jack, into the world back in 2012, but his delivery sure didn’t come without a fight. Born nineweeks premature, Jack had his mama and daddy hanging on dearly to their faith as he foughtthe preemie struggle that could’ve easilyended intragedy. Anna was thrown into a whirlwind of emotions and excruciating pain, but she says the way her hubby handled himself during the process kept her grounded amidst the birthing battle. “What makes up for whatever is kind of happening down in your pelvic floor area is Chris’ face when Jack was being bor...
Jonah Goldberg warns of Great Animal War! When pigeons, deer attack: You are not alone [pics]

Jonah Goldberg warns of Great Animal War! When pigeons, deer attack: You are not alone [pics]

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http://twitter.com/#!/carney/status/383228131395399680 Oh dear. Jonah Goldberg explains they are our enemies (except for dogs) and are up to no good at all. http://twitter.com/#!/adamannapolis/status/383228786910572545 http://twitter.com/#!/JonahNRO/status/383229077567442944 Oh my gawd! The parrots are inside your house! http://twitter.com/#!/andylancaster/status/383227152831094785 And “Seinfeld” imitates life. The Twitter users who sparked Jonah Goldberg’s warning? They are not alone. http://twitter.com/#!/GabbiTavani/status/382909297698824192 http://twitter.com/#!/AndyMoore1975/status/382789954377891841 Cool? Or terrifying? http://twitter.com/#!/419BillE/status/382610157970411522 http://twitter.com/#!/air_yell/status/382552265338269697 http://twitter.com/#!/georgiawatki...
Raed Fares Will Keep Working To Make You Care About Syria Even If It Kills Him, And It Might

Raed Fares Will Keep Working To Make You Care About Syria Even If It Kills Him, And It Might

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Raed Fares, a prominent activist working in Syria, narrowly survived an assassination attempt last month. In an interview across the border in Turkey, where he’s recovering, he said he’s going back — even though he expects to be attacked again. “I have a lot of work to do.” View this image › All photos courtesy of Raed Fares and the Kafranbel Media Center / Via Facebook: kafrev REYHANLI, Turkey — On the night of Jan. 28, Raed Fares, one of the best-known pro-democracy activists still living and working inside Syria, was up late, as usual, in his media center in the small northern village of Kafranbel. Fares, 41, and his colleagues had made an unlikely name for Kafranbel, both inside Syria and abroad, with their media work, which bl...
This Is The Only Way You Should Be Watching Movies This Summer

This Is The Only Way You Should Be Watching Movies This Summer

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Set down your laptops and remote controls — there’s a better way to watch movies this summer. While Netflix binges can be fun on a freezing, winter day, there’s nothing more depressing than sitting inside for hours on end while it’s gorgeousoutside. We’re still a fan of sitting for hours on end, though, so why not bring the movies outdoors? And not just any old movies, but the best movies of all time. If that sounds good to you, thenyou’re likely the perfect candidate for watching movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Yes, a cemetery in the heart of Hollywood. If you haven’t already heard, Cinespia puts on amazing events at Hollywood Forever and historic movie theaters in downtown Los Angeles. But it’s the outdoor cemetery showingsthat...
Indonesian Forest Fires Expected To Generate Increase In Human-Animal Conflicts

Indonesian Forest Fires Expected To Generate Increase In Human-Animal Conflicts

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As forest fires continue to blaze across Indonesia, environmentalists are becoming increasingly concerned that the destruction of certain habitats may force wild animals to seek refuge in populated areas, potentially causing a spike in human-animal conflicts. Speaking to 7.30, Monterado Fridman of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) explained that orangutans are being driven from the burning forest and onto local farmland. This, according to ABCs Indonesia correspondent Adam Harvey, leaves them exposed to the wrath of the angry locals. Unfortunately, clashes between humans and animals are nothing new in Indonesia, with several previous reports of deadly encounters between Sumatran farmers and wild elephants or tigers that have strayed too close to their property, in which both...
These Men Walked Up To A Pack Of 15 Hungry Lions. What They Did Next Will Shock You.

These Men Walked Up To A Pack Of 15 Hungry Lions. What They Did Next Will Shock You.

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This goes to show, when hunting, the most important weapon you can carry is confidence. Absolutely amazing display of courage. Imagine if we had to hunt our own food instead of buying it in supermarkets? If you were amazed too, SHARE with friends by clicking below.Read more: http://damn.com/p/these-men-walked-up-to-a-pack-of-15-hungry-lions-what-they-did-next-will-shock-you/
These 11 Unbelievably Obvious Signs Have Completely Believable Advice.

These 11 Unbelievably Obvious Signs Have Completely Believable Advice.

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Sometimes, a well-placed sign can be helpful. Paying attention to signs can be incredibly useful, or even life-saving. For example, the New York subway alerts commuters to whether or not they have to enter a sub- or sub-sub-basement to take the L-train. Without signs, they'd be lost in a labyrinth. Forever. Other times, though, signs leave you scratching your head. Their confusing language or redundancy is just... weird. The signs aren't wrong, but that doesn't make them any less ridiculous. Here are some signs that are so rational and literal, they are unbelievable. 1.) Oh, but it looks so comfortable! Thanks for the advice, sign. instagram 2.) ... well, I wouldn't if I could. ...
These Have To Be The Most Gorgeous Dog Portraits Ever

These Have To Be The Most Gorgeous Dog Portraits Ever

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Alicja Zmyslowska We’ve all seen countless photos of our four-legged friends on Instagram. However, Polish pet photographer, Alicja Zmyslowska, perfected the art of puppy photography in her heartwarming visual series that captures man’s best friend in a variety of colorful, outdoor environments. Over the years, Zmyslowska has photographed everything from high-speed games of fetch to the best in show breeds. In this series, she focuses on bringing out the unique personalities of each individual pooch, and all of her portraits are downright adorable. Lying in lilac: Alicja Zmyslowska Autumn leaves: Alicja Zmyslowska Barking BFFs: Alicja Zmyslowska Stopping to smell the flowers: Alicja Zmyslowska Falling leaves! Take cover! Alicja Zmyslowska Drowsy dog: Ali
Incredible Footage Captures Killer Whales Hunting And Eating A Tiger Shark

Incredible Footage Captures Killer Whales Hunting And Eating A Tiger Shark

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Underwater footage taken off the coast of Costa Rica has for the very first time documented killer whales attacking a tiger shark. Video taken by photographer Caroline Power, 26, shows three whales, two females and one male, forcing the seven-foot shark to the surface before engaging in the attack. Power, a native of Louisiana now living in Honduras, told the Mirror, The shark made one last attempt to use the boat as shelter and as it swam straight at me I could almost see the desperation in its black eyes. I lifted my head and camera out of the water just before his razor-sharp teeth could grab me. It then started biting the side of the boat, working itself around before attacking the engines as well. I think he wanted to get into the boat. The male orca then paralyzed the fi
Gang In China Arrested For Selling Rat Meat as Fake Pork And Beef

Gang In China Arrested For Selling Rat Meat as Fake Pork And Beef

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If you’re a frequent in China, you might not have anything to worry about. You might know where to go and what to eat, as well as where you probably shouldn’t be hanging around. For those going for a one time visit or are just passing through you might not be privy to that knowledge, and stories like this just go to show that you could suffer for it. The Ministry of Public Security recently arrested 63 different individuals involved in black market trading for hunting rat, foxes and mink, all to sell under the guise of pork and beef. While this act is completely disgusting, it makes you rethink just how bad GMO foods can be in comparison. To make matters even worse, the rodents they hunted weren’t even inspected for diseases and impurities! Hopefully nothing more seri...
Supporters Faint, Collapse For Romney And Obama

Supporters Faint, Collapse For Romney And Obama

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View this image › Obama throws a bottle of water to a member of the crowd who had fainted during an election rally in Gary, Indiana October 31, 2008. AP JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — “Medic!” “Have you seen fire rescue?” “Man down!” Presidential campaigns spent the summer of 2012 hosting outdoor rallies across the country in oppressive heat and humidity, and the voters have been dropping like flies. As reporters watch campaign events from ventilated tents or even air-conditioned restaurants, even the most basic comforts are denied the masses waiting for hours outdoo
What Kind Of Bear Are You?

What Kind Of Bear Are You?

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This quiz is anything but unbearable. View this image › Via commons.wikimedia.org Via en.wikipedia.org ✓ Via en.wikipedia.org ✓ Via en.wikipedia.org ✓ Via en.wikipedia.org ✓ Via en.wikipedia.org ✓ Via en.wikipedia.org ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Via pixabay.com ✓ Via commons.wikimedia.org ✓ Via commons.wikimedia.org ✓ Creative Commons / Via Flickr: shoshanah ✓ Via en.wikipedia.org ✓ Via en.wikipedia.org ✓ Via commons.wikimedia.org ✓ Via commons...
How Deadly Cancer May Actually Be Spread By Survival Mechanism

How Deadly Cancer May Actually Be Spread By Survival Mechanism

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Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease. With a ten-year survival rate of just 1%, it has the poorest prognosis of all solid tumours. The main reason for this is that tumours of the pancreas largely develop without symptoms. Therefore, by the time many patients are diagnosed, the disease has advanced to a metastatic and incurable stage. Metastasis, which describes when cancer cells leave (or disseminate from) the primary tumour and spread (or invade) to other organs in the body to form secondary tumours, is the main cause of cancer-related death. Hope for improved prognoses for many cancer patients lie in the ability to detect and diagnose the disease before it reaches this deadly stage. Currently, there are no programmes available anywhere in the world to screen...
He Turned This Ugly Cargo Van Into An Awesome Home On Wheels

He Turned This Ugly Cargo Van Into An Awesome Home On Wheels

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); For years, Instructables user Making It There had a dream to overhaul a Sprinter cargo van. This dream came at a price, though. He booked a trip from Portland, Oregon, to the East Coast where he was finally able to purchase the exact Sprinter model that he had always dreamed of. With the van in his possession, in order to transform the vehicle from drab to fab, he first needed to gut the entire interior. In just over six months, Making It There was able to remodel his 2006 Sprinter into an RV ready for nomadic inhabiting. Making It There loves to engineer and create new designs in CAD, so it only made sense that he would use the progra...
PETA offers reward to dox German hunter who shot an elephant in Zimbabwe – twitchy.com

PETA offers reward to dox German hunter who shot an elephant in Zimbabwe – twitchy.com

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Another day, another Internet outrage, this time over a German hunter who paid a reported $60,000 (40,000) to legally shoot a rather large elephant in Zimbabwe: The hunter has yet to be identified, but PETA is offering a reward for his name: Isn’t offering a reward to dox someone against Twitter’s rules? Anyway, poachers who use cyanide to poison elephants for their tusks are the bigger problem right now in Zimbabwe: And you know what helps fund anti-poaching programs in Zimbabwe? Hunting fees. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/16/peta-offers-reward-to-dox-german-hunter-who-shot-an-elephant-in-zimbabwe/
Commonly Used Pesticide Has Detrimental Consequences On Bumblebee Foraging

Commonly Used Pesticide Has Detrimental Consequences On Bumblebee Foraging

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A new study has found that prolonged exposure to a commonly used pesticide not only significantly impaired the ability of bumblebees to forage, but also altered the preference for the type of flower that they visit. The results suggest that long-term pesticide exposure could negatively affect colony survival and the pollination services provided by these insects. The study has been published in Functional Ecology. Bees, such as honey bees and bumblebees, are important pollinators of many of our crops. They’re used in modern agriculture to guarantee pollination of various vegetables, fruits and nuts. In fact, it has been estimated that approximately 1 mouthful in 3 of our diet benefits from bee pollination. Bees are therefore crucial to our food security, and given th
How Wolves Changed an Entire Ecosystem

How Wolves Changed an Entire Ecosystem

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When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, one of the most remarkable trophic cascades occurred. Trophic cascades occur when predators in a food web suppress the abundance and/or alter traits (e.g., behavior) of their prey, thereby releasing the next lower trophic level from predation (or herbivory if the intermediate trophic level is a herbivore). For example, if the abundance of large piscivorous fish is increased in a lake, the abundance of their prey, zooplanktivorous fish, should decrease, large zooplankton abundance should increase, and phytoplankton biomass should decrease. This theory has stimulated new research in many areas of ecology. Trophic cascades may also be important for understanding the effects o...
47 Thoughts Every Grown Woman Has In The American Girl Doll Store

47 Thoughts Every Grown Woman Has In The American Girl Doll Store

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These aren’t the dolls you’re looking for. Leonora Epstein   1. These are not the American Girl dolls I know. 2. They all look like they shop at Forever 21 and are way cooler than me. 3. And their hair? Oh my god. All these dolls seriously have Pinterest and have been heavy researching braid crown tutorials. ::Stares deep into the eyes of an American Girl doll wearing a pink terrycloth halter dress::4. I look at you and feel nothing. 5. Jeez. All these new dolls look like they’re so … busy. Like one minute they’re camping, the next they’re in ballet class. Then they’re at the beach. Then the Olympics. 6. I would never be able to keep up. Flickr: shoppingdiva Flickr: m-i-k-e   7. Oh WOW. ...
Community Post: This Tiny California Beach Town Is A Dream Weekend Getaway

Community Post: This Tiny California Beach Town Is A Dream Weekend Getaway

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So you’re looking to get away for the weekend, kick back on the beach, soak in the sun. Hawaii is too crowded, the Bahamas are too far away. Never fear, California is hiding the cutest little secret beach town of Cayucos. This tiny little town has a cute main street, plenty of antique stores, and one Wild West-style saloon. It’s at the north end of Estero Bay in San Luis Obispo County, and while other towns in the area may be shrouded in fog, Cayucos weather is almost always sunny, warm, and beautiful. View this image ›
Wolf Howling

Wolf Howling

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If you think of a wolf howling, it is most likely associated with the mental image of the animal on the edge of a cliff, backlit by a full moon. However, there is no linkage between the phase of the moon and the tendency for howling. So, then, what inspires the song?    Wolves are incredibly social creatures that live in hierarchical social groups known as packs. These packs can roam up to 1000 square miles depending on location, which makes communication incredibly important. Howling is used to attract mates, and because larger males have lower toned howls, it allows the female to seek out the strongest father for her pups.    Howling is also used to group other wolves for hunting, or to discourage other wolves encroaching on their territory. On clear, quiet nights,
If You Hate Your Neighbors Or Fear A Zombie Apocalypse, This Isolated House Is Absolutely Perfect.

If You Hate Your Neighbors Or Fear A Zombie Apocalypse, This Isolated House Is Absolutely Perfect.

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Off the south coast of Iceland there is an island group called Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands in English), and one of those islands is Elliðaey. A tiny little island sticking out of the cold North Atlantic Ocean which is solely populated by seabirds that use the island as a nesting site, particularly puffins. What makes this little island so interesting is the single mysterious house that stands on it. The only house on Elliðaey island off the coast of Iceland. Some 300 years ago this island was inhabited by five families that lived in huts and survived on fishing, raising cattle on the island and hunting for puffins nesting on its cliffs. Years later, in 1953, the Hunting Association of Iceland decided to build a...
Dogs Incredibly Accurate When Sniffing Out Cancer

Dogs Incredibly Accurate When Sniffing Out Cancer

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Dogs, bees, and fruit flies are some animals that can literally sniff out cancer. It's hoped that by understanding how these animals are able to make these positive identifications, scientists can then develop an “electronic nose” which would provide a fast, noninvasive screening for cancers. A new study presented by lead author Gian Luigi Taverna of the Humanitas Research Hospital in Milan has provided evidence of two dogs able to sniff out prostate cancer with exceptional accuracy. The findings were presented Sunday, May 18th at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association in Orlando, Reuters reported. As early detection is critical for overcoming cancer, it is best to discover anomalies before patients become symptomatic, which isn’t always feasible. C
Only 25 Hainan Gibbons Remain  What Next for the Worlds Rarest Primate?

Only 25 Hainan Gibbons Remain What Next for the Worlds Rarest Primate?

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Most of the worlds primate species are threatened with extinction, according to a disturbing new study. But the threat is more urgent and critical for some species than others. Of all 504 primate species, the rarest and most vulnerable is found only on one tropical island at the southern tip of China. The majestic and enigmatic Hainan gibbon is confined to a single small patch of forest. Only around 25 remain. Gibbons are small apes found throughout Southeast Asia. They live in forests, and are able to swing from tree to tree at incredible speeds. With all but one of the 19 recognised species officially listed as endangered or critically endangered their future is far from certain. Not only i...
If Anyone Can Bring Back This Early-2000s Trend, It’s Kylie Jenner

If Anyone Can Bring Back This Early-2000s Trend, It’s Kylie Jenner

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Dear Kylie Jenner, Please bring the goth look back. The early-2000s were a glorious time to be in high school. People were just starting to download music illegally, Avril Lavigne was BRAVELY wearing neckties as belts, MTV boldly asked, … sure, but justHOW fickle can a UCLA frat guy be in four seconds? with the “NEXT” bus and the Patriot Act wasn’t a thing yet. Yup. It was a stellar time to be old enough to drive with at least one licensed adult in the car but young enough to not have to worry about the draft. However, what reigned supreme above everything else was a movement soooo dark and mysterious that only your DEEPEST (whitest) and OTHERWORLDLY (super whitest) friends of the NETHER REALMS (their parents both went to Duke and have never traveled outside of th...
Dont Hang Up Yet: The Latest Study Linking Mobile Phones To Cancer Has Big Problems

Dont Hang Up Yet: The Latest Study Linking Mobile Phones To Cancer Has Big Problems

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You may have seen the headlines over the weekend, reporting on a new study thats supposedly found a link between mobile phones and cancer. But all is not quite as it seems. And much of the alarm raised by the study is misplaced. First, a bit of background. The study was set up by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) in response to concerns about the potential health effects of radiofrequency (RF) emissions from mobile telecommunications devices. It was set to determine whether chronic RF exposure caused cancer in mice and rats. This was a large, well-funded study, and as such has been eagerly awaited by RF health scientists and policy makers alike. The issue of whether RF emissions can cause cancer has been hotly debated, and the evidence to date has been unable to sett...
“The Walking Dead” Drinking Game

“The Walking Dead” Drinking Game

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View this image › blogs.amctv.com Supplies You’ll Need: • Whiskey or some other hard liquor worthy of a zombie apocalypse • Cheap beer if you’re on Team Merle or Daryl • Mixers: For those who like a chaser more than being chased The Rules: View this image › 1. When you see the first zombie
Picture of the Day: Panthera pardus

Picture of the Day: Panthera pardus

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PANTHERA PARDUS Photograph by Dwi Rahmaputra Judha Flickr | Twitter | 500px In this beautiful capture by Dwi Rahmaputra Judha, we see a leopard (Panthera pardus) laying by the water. The leopard is a member of the Felidae family with a wide range in some parts of Africa and tropical Asia, from Siberia, South and West Asia to across most of sub-Saharan Africa. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List because it is declining in large parts of its range due to habitat loss and fragmentation, and hunting for trade and pest control. [source] The leopard is the smallest of the four “big cats” in the genus Panthera which also includes tigers, lions and jaguars. The species’ success in the wild is in part due to its opportunistic hunting behavior, its adaptabili...
Ten Things You Really Should Know About Ebola

Ten Things You Really Should Know About Ebola

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The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease has been all over the news lately, and of course, many rumors and much misinformation has been spread. Here are ten questions regarding the outbreak that will set the record straight about what is going on in West Africa: What is Ebola virus disease? Ebola virus disease (EVD) is an acute viral illness that used to be known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever. It is caused by three of the five species within the Ebolavirus genus. Two species are capable of infecting humans, but do not seem to cause illness - so you can catch it, but you won't notice it. The other three can cause variable degrees of illness. Unfortunately, the Zaire Ebola virus is the most deadly strain, and has been identified as the cause of the current outbreak. I...
Dog Heaven

Dog Heaven

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Click to unmute Anyone who owns a dog knows how hard it is for them to be left alone while you’re working or travelling. Therefore, Happy Trails Resort in Norfolk, Virginia, allows you to leave your doggy with other friends. This full-service dog facility has a large indoor play area, two outdoor play areas with grass, trees and obstacle courses and even a pool!  And, judging by this video, the pets won’t get bored even for a second! Dog Heaven Click to unmute Anyone who owns a dog knows how hard it is for them to be left alone while you’re working or travelling. Therefore, Happy Trails Resort in Norfolk, Virginia, allows you to leave your doggy with other friends. This full-service dog facility has a large indoor play area, two outdoor play areas wi...
Prayers for South Korea as multiple deaths reported after concert accident

Prayers for South Korea as multiple deaths reported after concert accident

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http://twitter.com/#!/joshledermanAP/status/523086116803870721 Tragic news out of South Korea, via NBC News: Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said. Photos of the scene in Seongnam, just south of Seoul, showed a deep concrete shaft under the broken grate. A Seongnam official announced the deaths during a televised briefing and said that 11 others were seriously injured. The official didn’t provide his name and didn’t take questions from reporters. Fire officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of office rules, earlier said that the victims were standing on the grate while watching an outdoor performance by girls’ band 4Minute, w...
29 Ways To Cook Chicken On A Stovetop

29 Ways To Cook Chicken On A Stovetop

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View this image › Chris Ritter Chicken gets a bad rap for being overexposed. But for easy, healthy dinners, it’s hard to beat. Come summer, though, things get tricky. Roasting a chicken is out of the question because cranking up your oven for two hours when it’s ninety degrees outside is masochism. As for grilling — all the amazing looking chicken recipes on food blogs this time of year are grilled — which is really annoying if you don’t own a grill, btw.
Link25 (023) – The Replacement Ref Edition

Link25 (023) – The Replacement Ref Edition

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This is it. It's the moment you've been waiting for. For the past week you've done nothing but work, typing away in your cubicle, secluded from the world while the rest of us had an amazing time laughing at hilarious videos and enjoying everything else the internet has to offer. Well, now it's your time. These are25 of the week's best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web just giving you a glimpse of everything you've missed out on. And seriously…it was a lot. People surfing with llamas, dogs racing on scooters, and of course a very clever prank involving the iphone 5. But enough with this petty banter. This is Link25 (023) – The Replacement Ref Edition. 25. Aqueduct Highway Overpass in The Netherlands Near Roelofarendsveen, the Ringvaart crosses the ...
Read The Letter A Woman With Breast Cancer Sent To The Sun Slamming Its Sexist Page 3 Campaign

Read The Letter A Woman With Breast Cancer Sent To The Sun Slamming Its Sexist Page 3 Campaign

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“The message Page 3 sends out is that beauty is young, slim, usually white, and with big boobs.” BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1408459841); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3421965").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408459841); }); Sarah Perry, a woman with breast cancer, has written a powerful letter to The Sun harshly criticising its Page 3 breast-cancer awareness campaign Check ‘em Tuesday. This is what the campaign looked like. View this image › The Sun Breast cancer charities and campaigners such as No More Page 3 slammed the six-month campaign, arguing that the use of sexualised images of to...
“More Sky” Window Turns Into Balcony To Give Small Apartments Outdoor Experience

“More Sky” Window Turns Into Balcony To Give Small Apartments Outdoor Experience

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Argentinian architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia has created an extending window concept that allows apartment-dwellers to enjoy the sky from their oft-cramped quarters. The “More Sky” windows all swing or otherwise extend out from the wall to create cozy seated alcoves. Garcia writes that the project “provides visual relief, access to sunlight and fresh air for small apartments” and is a response to “current needs in densely populated cities.” Image credits: Aldana Ferrer Garcia Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/extending-window-more-sky-aldana-ferrer-garcia/
Animal Moms Show How It’s Done!

Animal Moms Show How It’s Done!

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Taking care of a baby is a lot of hard work, whether you’re a human, a cheetah, or an otter. While different animal species have many different needs in their baby years, one thing that tends to be pretty constant (at least among the larger, land-dwelling animals) is that those years are spent in close proximity to mom. Unlike humans, however, it’s pretty common for junior to hightail it (or get kicked out!) as soon as they’re able, often at only a few months or years old. That doesn’t mean these furry, or feathered, or scaly mamas don’t love their kids. Sometimes the survival of a species depends on getting their kids ready to survive on their own ASAP. It’s a pretty fascinating thing to look at the way different animals manage this task. Maybe we&rsqu...
10 Recently Extinct Animals

10 Recently Extinct Animals

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Mankind has the honor of quite possibly being the most destructive force to ever hit mother nature. This list looks at some of the more recent, probably lesser known extinctions that humans have lent a helping hand to. Whether by over hunting or over population, driving a species to extinction is nothing to be proud of and it’s certainly not slowing down. Commonly known as the Tasmanian Tiger, the Thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. Virtually wiped out in the wild due to constant hunting (they were thought to be a threat to sheep and other small farm animals) and the encroachment of humans on their already limited habitat the Thylacine was finally recognized as being in danger of becoming extinct in 1936, too little, too late as that same year ...
Puppy MIRACULOUSLY Survives Emergency Surgery After Swallowing THIS

Puppy MIRACULOUSLY Survives Emergency Surgery After Swallowing THIS

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AsIrene Paisley recently rushed her twelve-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier, Macie, to the ER, one thought plagued her mind. Not again. Just two months earlier, the Paisleys had lost their previous Staffie to cancer. via: itv Now, her family’s new puppy, Macie, was suddenly choking, vomiting, and bleeding from her nose. Completely terrified, and without any clue whatsoever as to what could possibly be causing’ Macie’s sudden sickness, Paisley rushed Macie toPeoples Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) emergency out-of-hours veterinarian service. Then, Macie's X-rays came through, and they saw it... via: The Huffington Post Little Macie had somehow swallowed an 8-inch long kitchen knife! Paisley had no clue how her precious pup got hold of th...
Michael Moore thinks Canada is the answer to everything

Michael Moore thinks Canada is the answer to everything

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http://twitter.com/#!/MMFlint/status/282307334263427073 What a coincidence that Current TV last night just happened to show Michael Moore’s 2002 film “Bowling for Columbine” (and will rerun it every night, twice each night, for a week). The director was on hand to answer questions via Twitter. Asked which nation should serve as the model for America’s gun control legislation, Moore told his followers that we should look north for guidance in just about all things, aside from how to treat baby seals. Baby seal hunt banned in Canada since 1987 RT @mmflint: Canada. That’s my answer for pretty much everything except pipelines and baby seals — Stephane Giroux (@SGirouxCTV) December 22, 2012 @mmflint And of course Canadians haven’t been hunting baby...
10 Fascinating Dwarf Animals

10 Fascinating Dwarf Animals

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Many of the larger creatures that have roamed the earth are seen as grand and powerful. However, evolution moves in strange directions at times. Often as a result of living in isolation and without predators, an animal can begin to lose the need for its vast size, and each generation grows slightly smaller. Dwarf versions of huge animals are as entertaining as they are fascinating. Here are ten for you to enjoy. Upon many of the islands in the Mediterranean Sea are fossils of tiny elephants. These are known as dwarf elephants, and represent several distinct species which grew smaller after being isolated. This is known as insular dwarfism, an effect where a large animal which migrates to an island finds a lack of need for its size, and in each generation the smaller offspring are more s...
An Eagle Took Down A Full-Grown Deer In Russia, And There’s A Picture

An Eagle Took Down A Full-Grown Deer In Russia, And There’s A Picture

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1. This photo, captured during routine filming of a nature reserve populated by Siberian tigers, shows a golden eagle attacking a sika deer. View this image › newscientist.com 2. It’s very rare for a golden eagle to attack mammals as large as full-grown deer. Golden eagles typically hunt other birds or smaller mammals (like rabbits and squirrels), though there are rarer documented instances of the birds hunting larger prey, like a brown bear cub. Linda Kerley — who studies Amur tigers and leopards at the Lazovsky National Reserve in Russ
17 Clever Gardening Tips For City Living

17 Clever Gardening Tips For City Living

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1. Turn a pallet upright for shelved planting. View this image › Via lifeonthebalcony.com If you’re lucky enough to have some balcony space, make the most of it by going vertical. Follow this easy DIY to use a wooden pallet as a raised bed. 2. Layer planters for maximum effect. View this image › Via krysanthe.hubpages.com If you only have a small corner of space, then sta
Intervention? Maureen Dowd takes long walk off short pier of her sanity

Intervention? Maureen Dowd takes long walk off short pier of her sanity

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http://twitter.com/#!/BiasedGirl/status/386827833047134208 Dude. What? Well, it’s Sunday, so it’s time for funnies with Maureen Dowd! http://twitter.com/#!/wbdnewton/status/386831168261214208 http://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/386835905786302464 No worries. We are givers. We read so you don’t have to. With some help from Twitter users, natch. http://twitter.com/#!/jpodhoretz/status/386819063004942336 Did Dowd just take a long walk off the short pier of her sanity? Is it time for an intervention? You be the judge! (But hint: Yes.) Here is just a quick snippet from her New York Times “column,” titled “Welcome to Ted Cruz’s Thuderdome” (no seriously): Thomas Jefferson’s utopia devolved into Ted Cruz’s dystopia. Law and order broke...
Retail Survival: 12 Types Of Customers You’ll Encounter This Holiday

Retail Survival: 12 Types Of Customers You’ll Encounter This Holiday

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This is 40/Universal Pictures For years, I have sold computers in big box retail. While I see a wide array of customer stereotypes throughout the entire year, the holiday season brings them out, full throttle. Dealing with certain customers can be difficult at times, but retail workers cope with it, roll with the punches and move on with a smile that never falters in the face of consumerism. Whether you’re the customer or an associate dealing with the customer, much can be learned from the nature of shopping. Here are many of the consumers you may witness, whether you are one, or you’re the one working for them: 1. The “I just want to get this product and go” customer The customer just wants to grab the item and ring out as quickly as possible. No protection
Man-Made Chemical Pollutants Could Be Making The Polar Bear Penis Bone More Fragile

Man-Made Chemical Pollutants Could Be Making The Polar Bear Penis Bone More Fragile

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Humans aren’t making it particularly easy for polar bears to survive these days. Rising global temperatures are causing the Arctic to lose significant amounts of ice, some 54,000 square kilometers (20,849 square miles), each year, which polar bears depend on to hunt, rest and breed. One particular polar bear subpopulation experienced a 40% decline in numbers between 2001 and 2010, which was blamed on sea ice changes. To make matters worse, it now turns out that certain man-made chemical pollutants could be making their penis bones more fragile, which may adversely affect reproduction. Yes, you read correctly, polar bears have a penis bone, or baculum as it is correctly termed. Many mammals possess a baculum, including certain carnivores, rodents, bats, primates (but
23 Music Festival Hacks That Will Make Your Experience Way More Fun

23 Music Festival Hacks That Will Make Your Experience Way More Fun

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1. Money belt. View this image › Bring a money belt, or as I see it, the “inside fanny pack” or “fanny pack diaper.” Here a guy wears it on the outside to show you how loaded he is, but in reality, this would be tucked into the front of his pants. This is a common (also paranoid) tourist practice in Europe to avoid pickpockets. Seductive… View this image › travelfeeder.com and lig
Orang-utans Play Video Games Too, And It Can Enrich Their Lives In The Zoo

Orang-utans Play Video Games Too, And It Can Enrich Their Lives In The Zoo

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Visiting the orang-utans at the zoo brings us face to face with some of our closest relatives. Moments of connection with these intelligent creatures can be powerfully emotional. We heard recently about the amazing experience of a visitor to Melbourne Zoo who sat to breastfeed her child and was watched with interest by a female orang-utan. Families are also regularly captivated by the antics of the Zoos youngest orang-utan, who seems to delight in playing near children on the other side of the glass. Now Zoos Victoria and technology researchers are collaborating to explore whether digital technologies could let orang-utans choose to interact safely with visitors in entirely new ways. Digital enrichment For modern zoo organisations such as Zoos Victoria, the animals wellbein...
BREAKING NEWS: Gatwick Terminal Evacuated After ‘Grenade In Bag’ Terror Scare

BREAKING NEWS: Gatwick Terminal Evacuated After ‘Grenade In Bag’ Terror Scare

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It’s understood that all passengers have been evacuated and moved to Jubilee House, near the terminal, and that nearby hotels are distributing free teas and coffees to those affected. Detective Superintendent Nick May said: ‘At this time, we are investigating the circumstances of the incident and it is too early to say what the item may be. However, given the events in Paris on Friday evening, there is heightened awareness around any such incident and it is best that we treat the matter in all seriousness. ‘We are aware that there is concern about what has happened in France, but the general threat level remains the same and people should be aware as usual of anyone acting suspiciously.’ Police are also hunting accomplices amid fears of further attacks, havingarr...
10 American Animals You Don’t Know

10 American Animals You Don’t Know

Animals
When tourists think of American wildlife, certain national treasures come to mind. American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). American Bison (Bison bison). Bluegill Fish(Lepomis macrochirus). But here are 10 North American animals I’ll bet you are less familiar with. The amazing thing is, I have met people who live in the areas that these animals also live in, and they have no idea they existed!!! 10. Ringtail Cat Bassariscus astutus Now isn’t this animal a Disney creation? Big dark eyes, ring tail, nocturnal, and crunches up pesky mice and can be tamed? (Only if possession of one is legal to possess in your state!) Check out the cuteness factor… it’s at 11! These little guys were known as “miner’s cats” and early miners did use them as rodent exterminators. T
Peyton Manning Spent Three Months Tracking Down His Biggest Fan

Peyton Manning Spent Three Months Tracking Down His Biggest Fan

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It may be the holiday season, but Peyton Manning was still surprised the three-month search for his biggest fan ended up all the way to the North Pole. Well, North Pole, Alaska, that is. Sgt. Ryan Patterson told The Indianapolis Star: He seemed genuinely tickled that we lived in North Pole, Alaska. He said, ‘You guys are hard to find.’ Patterson is an American serviceman who has served in Afghanistan. More crucial to his admiration of Peyton Manning, however, is the fact Patterson is from Indiana, where he came to love the star quarterback’s performances for the Colts. Ryan is so big of a fan, his wife, Kristen, felt moved to write a letter about her husband to Manning. She just forgot the small matter of including her address, which made Manning’
27 Things To Remember From The "24" Series Finale

27 Things To Remember From The "24" Series Finale

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After going off the grid for four years, Jack is back. But before he returns, let’s look back on where we last left Mr. Bauer. 1. Remember Meredith Reed (Jennifer Westfeldt)? She’s the journalist who tries to expose that the assassination of Omar Hassan (Anil Kapoor), the president of the Islamic Republic of Kamistan (IRK), was ordered by the Russian government. View this image › Fox But President Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones) has her arrested to prevent the press from printing the truth. And that starts a string of events in which Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) tries to publicize the huge cover-up. 2. Then, Charles Logan (Gregory Itzin) and President Taylor have a phone conversation about the assassination and how Jack believes the orders to have Presi...
New Remington facility to create 2,000 jobs in Huntsville, Ala.

New Remington facility to create 2,000 jobs in Huntsville, Ala.

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http://twitter.com/#!/lkeane/status/434786226457956352 Numerous sources are reporting Saturday that gun manufacturer Remington Outdoor is bringing as many as 2,000 jobs to Huntsville, Ala. The company is expected to make the announcement Monday. The Military Times reports that Remington Outdoor is purchasing a 500,000 square foot facility to help meet “unprecedented demand” for its products. It also reports that the company was courted by no fewer than 24 states and localities. It’s unclear yet what effect the expansion will have on the company’s existing facility in Ilion, New York. Last year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, which created an assault weapon registry and banned magazines with...
Trailer For Documentary “Rats” Suggests It Might Be The Scariest Film Of 2016

Trailer For Documentary “Rats” Suggests It Might Be The Scariest Film Of 2016

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If you’re of a sensitive nature, then this documentary probably isn’t going to be for you… Made by Morgan Spurlock (the fellow who brought us Supersize Me), it looks at rat infestations in cities around the world, and our increasingly failing efforts to stop them. It looks informative, sure. I for one had no idea that rats could (easily) swim up the sewers and emerge from your toilet, or that they’re evolving ten times faster than humans, or that a great many of them are impervious to poison nowadays. Being described as a “modern day horror” (that’s no doubt worse because it’s not the product of someone’s macabre imagination – it’s actually true), Rats premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festiva...
A New Generation Of Weird-Looking Space Suits Will Take Us To Mars

A New Generation Of Weird-Looking Space Suits Will Take Us To Mars

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When Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov conducted the worlds first space walk in 1965, the mission nearly ended in catastrophe. After 12 minutes outside the Voskhod spacecraft, the vacuum of space had caused Leonovs suit to inflate so much he couldnt get through the air lock. He was forced to manually vent oxygen from inside the suit to reduce its size and get back onto the ship before the effects of decompression sickness overcame him. Amazingly, the design of many of the space suits in use today hasnt changed that much. The Russians still use a variant of Leonovs one-size-fits-all suit, the Orlan M, and the Chinese use the visibly similar Feitian. And while NASAs Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) has been updated since its initial development in the 1980s, its primary life support system ...