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  • nieuwBeing a sheep
    Artist Miranda Whall spent much of last summer crawling around on her hands and knees through the Cambrian Mountains in Wales, while dressed as a sheep, with 14 cameras strapped to her body.She did this in order to immerse herself in the mountains a…
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  • nieuwThe Golden Flake Gobbler
    Amazingly, never sued by Sesame Street or Jim Henson for resemblance to the Cookie Monster.Explanation here.
    - 17 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 9:42am -
  • Feral Cheryl
    An eco-feminist, anti-Barbie doll featuring tattoos, unshaven legs, pierced nipples, pubic hair, and dreadlocks. Created by Lee Duncan of Australia in 1995.Duncan still has a few Feral Cheryls available for sale at her website feralcheryl.com.au. Th…
    - 2 days ago 23 Apr 18, 1:05pm -
  • Follies of the Madmen #361
    From THE AMERICAN LEGION MAGAZINE for June 1959.
    - 2 days ago 23 Apr 18, 9:39am -
  • Dog-Fur Boots
    Tecnica is still around, and still selling boots. But none lined with dog fur any more, as far as I can tell.Greenville News - Dec 11, 1991
    - 3 days ago 22 Apr 18, 1:15pm -
  • I’m Yorn
    Their Wikipedia page.
    - 3 days ago 22 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Puzzle devotees throng reading room
    Crossword puzzles first became a fad in the 1920s, and immediately created a problem for libraries as puzzle devotees thronged reading rooms, putting a strain on library services, wearing out the various reference books, and generally being a nuisanc…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 18, 2:28pm -
  • Ingrid, the Friendly (Police-sponsored) Alligator
    The original article is now, alas, behind the CHICAGO TRIBUNE paywall.
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 18, 9:59am -
  • Cowvertising
    $500 a year to put your ad on the side of a cow. Twin Falls Times-News - Apr 8, 1984Detroit Free Press - Apr 13, 1984
    - 5 days ago 20 Apr 18, 2:22pm -
  • Follies of the Madmen #360

    - 5 days ago 20 Apr 18, 9:44am -

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Science Daily

  • nieuwMilky Way's supermassive black hole may have 'unseen' siblings
    Astronomers predict that galaxies with a mass similar to the Milky Way should host several supermassive black holes.
    - 7 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 7:36pm -
  • nieuwCheap 3-D printer can produce self-folding materials
    Researchers have used an inexpensive 3-D printer to produce flat plastic items that, when heated, fold themselves into predetermined shapes, such as a rose, a boat or even a bunny. These self-folding plastic objects represent a first step toward prod…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 5:28pm -
  • Did last ice age affect breastfeeding in Native Americans?
    Biologists have been puzzled by the evolutionary adaptation behind a common tooth trait of northern Asians and Native Americans: shovel-shaped incisors. An analysis of archeological specimens shows that nearly 100 percent of early Native Americans ha…
    - 1 day ago 23 Apr 18, 9:50pm -
  • Swirling liquids work similarly to bitcoin
    The physics involved with stirring a liquid operate the same way as the mathematical functions that secure digital information. This parallel could help in developing even more secure ways of protecting digital information.
    - 1 day ago 23 Apr 18, 9:50pm -
  • Paint job transforms walls into sensors, interactive surfaces
    Walls are what they are -- big, dull dividers. With a few applications of conductive paint and some electronics, however, walls can become smart infrastructure that sense human touch, and detect things like gestures and when appliances are used. Rese…
    - 1 day ago 23 Apr 18, 7:50pm -
  • Why freeloader baby-eating ants are welcomed to the colony
    It might seem surprising that a colony of ants would tolerate the type of guests that gobble both their grub and their babies. But new research shows there's likely a useful tradeoff to calmly accepting these parasite ants into the fold: They have we…
    - 1 day ago 23 Apr 18, 2:54pm -
  • Human-like walking mechanics evolved before the genus Homo
    A close examination of 3.6-million-year-old hominin footprints discovered in Laetoli, Tanzania, suggests our ancestors evolved the hallmark trait of extended leg, human-like bipedalism substantially earlier than previously thought.
    - 1 day ago 23 Apr 18, 2:54pm -
  • First genetic evidence of ongoing mating between 2 distinct species of guenon monkeys
    A new study of guenon monkeys in Gombe National Park is the first to provide genetic evidence of ongoing mating between two distinct species. These monkeys have successfully been producing hybrid offspring for hundreds maybe even thousands of years.…
    - 1 day ago 23 Apr 18, 2:54pm -
  • Dodo's violent death revealed
    The famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot in the back of the head, according to new research. Using revolutionary forensic scanning technology and world-class expertise, researchers have discovered surprising evidence that the Oxford Dodo was shot…
    - 3 days ago 22 Apr 18, 12:05am -
  • Students learn Italian playing Assassin's Creed video game
    A professor has used video games to teach Italian, allowing his students to master two semesters worth of language acquisition through one intensive class for students new to the Italian language.
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 18, 7:14pm -

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