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  • Peanut Sneakers
    A little over a month ago we posted about croissant sneakers. Food-themed sneakers are apparently the big new thing, because Planters Peanuts has now debuted peanut sneakers, retailing for $170.And not to be outdone, Ruffles Chips has introduced lim…
    - 29 Jun 19, 11:41am -
  • Bugs Bunny and the Pirate
    Could you make an effective cartoon with sound only? See what you think.
    - 29 Jun 19, 6:42am -
  • Coated tongue means self-poisoning
    From back in the day when advertisers just tried to scare consumers silly:"Coated tongue means self-poisoning. Correct it by all means."Click to enlargeNew York Daily News - Apr 14, 1932
    - 28 Jun 19, 11:01am -
  • Marion Stokes and Her 70,000 VHS Tapes
    Article here.
    - 28 Jun 19, 7:35am -
  • Rosa Hernandez: The Cleaning Lady
    When San Diego performance artist Claudio Cano does her act, much of the audience isn’t aware that she’s actually performing, because her performance consists of dressing up as a Latina maid (whom she calls Rosa Hernandez) and sweeping or mopping…
    - 27 Jun 19, 11:25am -
  • Gags and Gals:  Mail Order Brides

    - 27 Jun 19, 7:39am -
  • Using Coca-Cola to dissolve phytobezoars
    Coca-Cola isn’t just for drinking. It also has a medical use: to dissolve gastric phytobezoars (masses of indigestible material in the gastrointestinal system). Doctors administer the Coca-Cola via a tube threaded through the nose down into the int…
    - 26 Jun 19, 11:26am -
  • Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 22
    The avant garde that irked Khrushchev flourished in Japan also, as we learn in this article.
    - 26 Jun 19, 7:41am -
  • How to reset a GE smart bulb
    Turn off for 5 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds… This has got to be a test to see how long until people simply smash the bulb against the wall in frustrati…
    - 25 Jun 19, 11:23am -
  • The Tree-Sitting Fad of 1930
    A national craze for a short time.Article here.Another article.Not everyone was cooperative, as seen below.Source.
    - 25 Jun 19, 7:40am -

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  • nieuwBritish man jailed for trying to steal Magna Carta
    A British man was jailed on Friday for attempting to steal a priceless 1215 original version of Magna Carta, which has defined rights and liberties around the world. Mark Royden attacked the protective glass surrounding the manuscript at Salisbury C…
    - 21 hours ago 10 Jul 20, 5:15pm -
  • Royal rivalry in Italian Riviera 'micronation'
    The hilltop village, where the Knights Templar are said by locals to have hidden the Holy Grail, insists that documents dating to the 18th century prove it was never legally incorporated into Italy. When her now ex-husband Marcello abdicated last ye…
    - 2 days ago 9 Jul 20, 7:24am -
  • Musk mocks Tesla short-sellers by selling short shorts
    Tesla founder Elon Musk is ruthlessly mocking the carmaker's doubters who sell the company short by selling short shorts with the company logo. Musk on Sunday followed through on a threat made last week by offering red satin shorts for sale on the c…
    - 5 days ago 7 Jul 20, 12:03am -
  • Holiday park sculpture by artist Calder on sale in Paris
    A huge sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder will be auctioned this week in Paris after spending over 50 years at a holiday park in southern France, the auction house said on Monday. The black steel 3,5 metre (11 foot) structure, which will…
    - 5 days ago 6 Jul 20, 6:24pm -
  • Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages
    Hundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. Three hundred unmanned aerial vehicles were programmed to form images above the Han riv…
    - 5 days ago 6 Jul 20, 5:41am -
  • Dutch ID cards will soon omit gender, says minister
    Gender will cease to be mentioned on identity cards in the Netherlands in the next few years because it is "unnecessary" information, the education and culture minister has said. In a letter to parliament seen by AFP on Saturday, Ingrid van Engelsho…
    - 7 days ago 4 Jul 20, 2:35pm -
  • China tech giant Tencent duped by saucy scammers
    Chinese tech giant Tencent has been fooled by impostors posing as representatives of the country's most famous chilli sauce brand, police said, in a saga that nearly pitched the two famous brands against each other in court. The dispute between Tenc…
    - 9 days ago 2 Jul 20, 7:05am -
  • Turkmen leader dedicates poem to 'wonderful' wheat
    Turkmenistan's eccentric and authoritarian leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has penned a poem celebrating wheat and the farmers that grow it, state media in the Central Asian country reported Tuesday. Berdymukhamedov is portrayed by local media as…
    - 11 days ago 30 Jun 20, 4:01pm -
  • Panda gifted by China gives birth to second cub in Taiwan
    A giant panda gifted by China to Taiwan has given birth to a second female cub after being artificially inseminated, Taipei Zoo announced Monday. Yuan Yuan and her partner Tuan Tuan have been top attractions since arriving from China in 2008 as a sy…
    - 12 days ago 29 Jun 20, 7:28am -
  • Bias against women driven by people who think it doesn't exist: study
    Managers who believe gender discrimination is a thing of the past showed bias against women by suggesting a female job candidate be paid eight percent less than an identically qualified man, according to new research. The study, which comes after a…
    - 13 days ago 29 Jun 20, 12:57am -

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  • Scientists trace the origin of our teeth from the most primitive jawed fish
    Scientists have digitally 'dissected', for the first time, the most primitive jawed fish fossils with teeth found near Prague more than 100 years ago. The results show that their teeth have surprisingly modern features.
    - 2 days ago 9 Jul 20, 6:16pm -
  • Bats offer clues to treating COVID-19
    Bats carry many viruses, including COVID-19, without becoming ill. Biologists are studying the immune system of bats to find potential ways to 'mimic' that system in humans.
    - 2 days ago 9 Jul 20, 5:56pm -
  • Native bees also facing novel pandemic
    There is growing evidence that another 'pandemic' has been infecting bees around the world for the past two decades, and is spreading: a fungal pathogen known as Nosema.
    - 2 days ago 9 Jul 20, 5:56pm -
  • Enormous 'superflare' detected on nearby star
    Astronomers succeeded in detecting 12 stellar flare phenomena on AD Leonis. One of these flares was 20 times larger than those emitted by our own sun, categorizing it a 'superflare'. Subsequent data analysis presents new insight into these explosive…
    - 2 days ago 9 Jul 20, 3:35pm -
  • Born to be a cannibal: Genes for feeding behavior in mandarin fish identified
    Some mandarin fish species (Sinipercidae) are pure fish-eaters, which feed exclusively on living juvenile fish - also of their own species. A research team has described the genome of four mandarin fish species and thus also identified genes for cann…
    - 2 days ago 9 Jul 20, 3:35pm -
  • Distorted passage of time during the COVID-19 lockdown
    A survey conducted in the U.K. suggests that social and physical distancing measures put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic significantly impacted people's perception of how quickly time passed compared to their pre-lockdown perceptions.
    - 2 days ago 9 Jul 20, 2:52pm -
  • Skull of two million year-old giant dormouse reconstructed
    A researcher has digitally pieced together fossilized fragments from five giant dormouse skulls to reconstruct the first known complete skull of the species, which was roughly the size of a cat.
    - 2 days ago 9 Jul 20, 2:51pm -
  • Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago
    Common domestic cats, as we know them today, might have accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago. This is indicated by new analyses done on an almost complete cat skeleton found during an excavation along the former Silk Road…
    - 2 days ago 9 Jul 20, 12:53pm -
  • Programmable balloons pave the way for new shape-morphing devices
    A team of researchers has designed materials that can control and mold a balloon into pre-programmed shapes. The system uses kirigami sheets -- thin sheets of material with periodic cuts -- embedded into an inflatable device.
    - 3 days ago 8 Jul 20, 4:14pm -
  • Spider silk made by photosynthetic bacteria
    A research team in Japan reported that they succeeded in producing the spider silk -- ultra-lightweight, though, biodegradable and biocompatible material -- using photosynthetic bacteria. This study will open a new era in which bio-factories stably o…
    - 3 days ago 8 Jul 20, 2:59pm -

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