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mardi 16 janvier 2018, 20:25
Japan has the reputation of being highly efficient, and here is another example of why. When a supermarket in the city of Gamagori realized on Monday that one out of five sold packages of fugu (or pufferfish) was contaminated, city officials didn't mess around. They...
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After Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai rammed through an order killing Net Neutrality -- citing easily disproved lies, ignoring millions of public comments -- activists started pinning their hopes on something called the Congressional Review Act, which gives Congress and the...
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GOP senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who were in the room when Trump disparaged African countries, told everyone who would listen that Trump didn't say 'shithole.' Cotton also made a point to shame Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) for claiming that Trump said the word....
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In October 1973, David Bowie appeared for the last time as Ziggy Stardust at the '1980 Floor Show' (Get it? 19-Eighty-Floor? 1984?), a surreal cabaret he curated at London's famed The Marquee Club. Some of the extravaganza was later broadcast on NBC TV's 'The Midnight...
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XML pioneer and early blogger Tim Bray went looking through Google for some posts he knew about from 2006 and 2008 and found that Google couldn't retrieve either of them, not even if he searched for lengthy strings that were exact matches for text from the articles; he...
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On Sunday night, Orange County Fire Authority tweeted images from Santa Ana, California of a car that hit a center divider and flew into the air before embedding itself in the second floor of a building. Amazingly, both people in the car only suffered 'minor injuries.' DASH ...
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https://youtu.be/0DK8emqwntU Jimmy Kimmel sent a man onto Hollywood Boulevard to ask people about the current Twitter war between Trump and the late MLK. Interviewer: Was it wrong of Martin Luther King to skip the president's inauguration last year Interviewee: I don't think ...
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders showed off her impeccable skills as a logician today when she proved, in one sentence, that Trump couldn't be a racist: “Frankly I think if the critics of the president were who he said he was, why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV?” From...
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Honolulu Civil Beat tweeted this image of the menu page where an Emergency Management Agency employee accidentally clicked the wrong item and triggered a public emergency missile alert. According to Honolulu Civil Beat, 'The operator clicked the PACOM (CDW) State Only link. ...
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On February 14, 1995, The Cranberries performed this searing rendition of 'Zombie' on MTV Unplugged. Dolores O’Riordan, RIP.
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Here's part two of my reading (part one here) of The Man Who Sold the Moon, my award-winning novella first published in 2015's Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future, edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer. It's my Burning Man/maker/first days of a better nation...
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You've heard 'I have a dream,' but how about 'Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children?' (more…)
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Romy McCloskey of Faden Design Studios (Instagram, website) makes stunningly gorgeous costumes for movies, television, and private commissions. She also is interested in butterflies, and so she put her talents and interests together to repair the badly damaged wing of a...
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In 1974, Upper Arlington, Ohio public library launched a program to link their card catalog and shelved books by odor. The project was called: 'Stick Your Nose in the Card Catalog.' From Weird Universe: The idea was that the card in the catalog would have a scent, and then...
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In /r/changemyview/, thousands of redditors gather to carry on an explicitly, rigorously civil discourse about the subjects that matter most to them: a submitter puts forward views on subjects ranging from the correct interpretation of old movies to the suitability of Donald ...
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There are cameras everywhere, kids. This was recorded on the afternoon of Dec. 28, 2017. On the way to the front door these Mormon missionaries made eye contact with an attractive woman inside the home through the window and practiced their pick-up lines as they waited for...
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Spend an hour relaxing as Peter Deligdisch aka Peter Draws experiments with cool glass inkwell pens and glowing ink. (more…)
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In these troubled times, Alex Wellerstein's interactive Nukemap allows users to survey the damage of various kinds of nuclear bombs aimed at major cities worldwide. In this example, a typical Chinese nuke hitting downtown Los Angeles would kill 1.3 million and injure another ...
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Bail is intended to compel defendants show up for court, but for poor citizens who can't make bail, it can lead to pre-trial jail terms that can ruin their lives. The Bail Project profiles Ramel, who was bailed out by the nonprofit Bronx Freedom Fund. (more…)
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Blue as a pigment in nature is incredibly rare. Most animals with blue coloration achieve it through microscopic structures in their skin, fur, or feathers. This helpful explainer delves into the details. (more…)
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