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  • nieuwSkiing Mt. Everest
    May 6, 1970: Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura became the first person to ski on Mt. Everest. And amazingly, he didn't die. The stunt was filmed and was the subject of a 1975 documentary, The Man Who Skied Down Everest. Check out the clip below.…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • nieuwMessy Girls Gift Book
    With Xmas just around the bend, the search for presents intensifies. Who wouldn't like a book of photos of women covered in foodstuffs?More pix here at eBay for as long as the auction is up.
    - 15 hours ago 21 Nov 17, 8:43am -
  • Phone Number Sweater
    Give every weird pervert in the world your phone number. What could possibly go wrong with that plan?Carlisle Evening Sentinel - Sep 30, 1971Melanie Myers, a Los Angeles secretary, wears the latest fad — a made-to-order sweater with her telephon…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 17, 1:22pm -
  • Follies of the Madmen #335
    Of course! Playing Monopoly drunk! It's the only way!Original ad here.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 17, 8:44am -
  • Pigeon attacked by clam
    Apr 1967: Death match between a pigeon and a clam. And it seems like if a photographer hadn't been there to intervene, the clam would have won.Terre Haute Tribune - Apr 16, 1967
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 17, 1:21pm -
  • B. T. Express
    Disco, plus train whistles and train sound effects made by mouth: great sounds that go great together?Wikipedia page on the band.
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 17, 8:40am -
  • Coed Prisons
    I hadn't realized that federal and state governments had, for a while, experimented with coed prisons. From Prison Journal, 59(1), Spring/Summer 1979: Since 1971, over 20 coed state and federal facilities have been established, although over half h…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 17, 1:16pm -
  • Worst Appliance Innovation Ever
    "Sit right down and rest your elbows on these convenient patented elbow warmers."No idea why this great idea did not catch on.Original ad here.
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 17, 8:56am -
  • Virgin Hospitals
    1945: Mrs. Lenora Hawkes Jones came up with the idea of having a network of "virgin hospitals" throughout America which would house lovely and brainy women willing to bear children by suitable men in order to "improve the race." Suitable men would be…
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 17, 1:44pm -
  • Lotte Fit’s Gum Commercial
    Japanese chewing gum promotes uncontrollable muscle spasms.
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 17, 8:44am -

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  • nieuwNano-watch has steady hands
    A new nanomechanical hand shows the time of an electronic clock, by spinning a tiny cylinder using light. A silicon nanorod, less than a thousandth of a millimetre long, can be trapped in thin air using focused laser beams, and spun to follow the tic…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Nov 17, 7:25pm -
  • nieuwHow disposable diapers can improve measurements of tumor growth
    In pursuit of a better imaging phantom for improved tumor measurements, scientists hit upon an effective but unconventional solution: injecting water into disposable diapers.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Nov 17, 7:25pm -
  • nieuwTwisted sex allows mirror-image snails to mate face-to-face, research finds
    A new study has found that differently-coiled types of Japanese land snails should in fact be considered a single species, because -- against all odds -- they are sometimes able to mate, a result which has implications for the classification of other…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Nov 17, 6:35pm -
  • nieuwUnexpected atmospheric vortex behavior on Saturn's moon Titan
    Recently reported unexpected behavior on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry. Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, is bigger than the planet Mercury, and is the only moon in our solar system to have a substan…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Nov 17, 6:15pm -
  • nieuwIce shapes the landslide landscape on Mars
    How good is your Martian geography? Scientists now explain the extent to which ice may have been an important medium of lubrication for landslides on Mars.
    - 8 hours ago 21 Nov 17, 3:51pm -
  • Physicists design $100 handheld cosmic ray muon detector
    Physicists have designed a pocket-sized cosmic ray muon detector to track these ghostly particles. The detector can be made with common electrical parts, and when turned on, it lights up and counts each time a muon passes through. The relatively simp…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 17, 11:45pm -
  • New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks
    Researchers have shown how to write any magnetic pattern desired onto nanowires, which could help computers mimic how the brain processes information.
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 17, 8:15pm -
  • Previous evidence of water on Mars now identified as grainflows
    Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to a new article. These findings indicate that present…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 17, 6:44pm -
  • Righty blue whales sometimes act like lefties, study finds
    To support their hulking bodies, blue whales use various acrobatic maneuvers to scoop up many individually tiny prey, filtering the water back out through massive baleen plates. In most cases, the whales roll to the right as they capture their prey,…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 17, 6:09pm -
  • Space dust may transport life between worlds, research suggests
    Life on Earth might have originated from tiny organisms brought to our planet in streams of fast-moving space dust, according to a new study.
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 17, 5:13pm -

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