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jeudi 14 janvier 2021, 16:23
Inside a cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, archaeologist have found the oldest known painting of an animal. It appears to be a warty pig. Dated at 45,000 years-old by Griffith University and Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional, the 187cm by 110cm painting was made...
• POINT: 'We stormed the Capitol.'• COUNTERPOINT: 'I don't recommend renting to Melissa.' A man who rented his home on Airbnb in Washington, DC, realized in horror that he'd hosted individuals who were participants in the MAGA Capitol mob attack. — Read the rest
In Taiwan, Chang Yu-Te landed a Guinness World Record for blowing the most bubbles, 783 of them, inside a bigger bubble. The fellow is a bubble master, having previously earned the record for most bounces of a soap bubble:
The fine folks at Food Theory tackle the question of who gives the most pizza bang for the buck among America's four top chains. They also have some surprising insights about toppings. Warning: this jagbag has one of the worst cases of YouTube voice I have ever heard, which...
Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of Siegfried and Roy, has passed away from pancreatic cancer, a spokesperson confirmed to @ABC News. German news agency Bild was among the first to report that the illusionist died in Las Vegas at age 81. — Read the rest
New U.S. unemployment numbers out today are bad, and it's because the pandemic is surging after the holidays. 'The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the resurgent virus has caused a spike in...
Last fall, Nick Lutsko posted this amusing song wondering why there hasn't been a revival of Gremlins, the 1984 Joe Dante horror-comedy classic. Everything else from the era, from Ghostbusters to Battlestar Galactica, got the reboot treatment, after all! — Read the rest
Mr. King: 'An ingenious door in a Chicago parking garage will not 'die with his music inside of him.'
On January 11th, Gary Numan released this title-track video for Intruder, his 19th solo studio album. I have had it on heavy rotation ever since.The record is scheduled for release on May 21st and is now available for pre-order. — Read the rest
The plastics industry did a great job of convincing everyone that their product was easily recyclable, but China finally put an end to that pleasant fiction in 2017. A 2017 memo sent by China to the World Trade Organization sent the global recycling industry into a tailspin. ...
Mardi Gras parades are COVID-cancelled this year. But that's not stopping New Orleans from bringing the spirit of carnival season to their community. 'Fat Tuesday' is February 16 but already a growing number of homes have been given a 'Mardi Gras makeover.' — Read the rest
The Capital building in Washington D.C. remained stationery in principal and has excepted it's ability to go fourth. While the attacks on the police were complimentary to Precedent Trump's suggestion for protesters to emigrate to Capital Hill, Trump claims he bares no...
Here's a fun project by @EleanorClarinet — the 'Movie Critic Matchmaker': It gives you a bunch of movies to rate, swiping right or left, and then tells you which movie critic most closely — or most distantly — matches your taste. — Read the rest
Considering a new smartphone requires years of development and can set you back up to $1,400, you'd think manufacturers would pay a little more attention to the means for powering up those devices. Yet, while phone technology continues to march forward, most charging cables...
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson signed an order on Wednesday that directs the FAA to take a 'zero tolerance policy' after Trump supporters were disruptive and refused to wear masks on some recent flights, reports Reuters: Dickson told Reuters the...
• 'The president is pretty wound up,' said one senior administration official Twice impeached U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed aides not to pay Rudy Giuliani's legal fees, and has demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for expenses Giuliani claims ...
Becky Stern has posted a great list of female makers on YouTube and she is encouraging others to suggest additions to the list. Laura KampfNaomi 'SexyCyborg' WuSimone GiertzijessupDarbin OrvarTheSorryGirlsjen foxbotThe Minimalist MakerMake It And Fake ItDIY...
mercredi 13 janvier 2021, 23:00
A gentleman brandishing a guitar and a colorful blouse, who could easily sub-in for any member of Spinal Tap, falls back in his chair and crashes into a piano at the same moment Phil Collins beats the drums in the best part of the song 'In The Air Tonight'. — Read the rest
Most people today carry around at least a trace of Neanderthal DNA, the legacy of reproduction between Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis thousands of years ago. Genetic studies show that such interbreeding happened time and again in different populations, and although...
The first known recorded reading of Allen Ginsberg's epic 1956 poem, 'Howl,' will be released this April as Allen Ginsberg at Reed College — The First Recorded Reading of Howl and Other Poems. This first recorded reading took place at Reed College. — Read the rest
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