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Archived Since:August 16, 2008

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Tilly Lockey and her bionic arm

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YouTube link. The above video shows her first attempts to use the new arm; In the longer video below she tells her story: YouTube link. More details at the Meningitis Research Foundation.

"Slime videos" explained

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A tip of the blogging hat to the elves at No Such Thing As A Fish for explaining in a recent podcast how "slime" is now a "thing". I found a detailed explanation in a column at nymag. Herewith some excerpts:Slime, if you haven’t encountered...Show More Summary

"How Western civilization could collapse"

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Excerpts from an interesting longread at the BBC:The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion...Show More Summary

Therapy dogs waitiing to see their children

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Photo taken at an Italian children's hospital. Via Reddit.

The dangers of kohl eyeliner

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Kohl served multiple roles in Egyptian antiquity. Egyptians of all social classes applied the eyeliner daily in veneration of the deities, satisfying both religious obligations and beautifying desires. Wearing the glossiest, highestShow More Summary

Divertimento #125

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The 125th linkdump becomes the first "gifdump". Deep-frying rice vermicelli noodles.Avalanche rescue dog having fun.Gorilla vs. Canadian goose. You can guess who wins that one.Local sports hero.Vietnamese SWAT team tactical training.A...Show More Summary

Seraphine (2009)

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link I encountered this trailer for Seraphine while watching the DVD of A Man Called Ove and decided to give it a try. Here's the blurb:Based on a true story, SÉRAPHINE centers on Séraphine de Senlis (Moreau), a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper whose brilliantly colorful canvases adorn some of the most famous galleries in the world. Show More Summary


6 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Photo (and title) credit to this PoliticalHumor subreddit post.

It's sad that this is basically true

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Source (where you can click through all the Dilbert cartoons).

Canine freestyle

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YouTube link. This is better than some of the ones I've seen presented at Crofts. I can't begin to imagine the countless hours these two have spent together developing this routine. Via Neatorama.


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Normal child's skull (with some overlying bone dissected away) to show the relationship of the baby teeth to the unemerged adult teeth.Image cropped for size from the original via.

The Zanclean flood

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According to this model, water from the Atlantic Ocean refilled the cut-off inland seas through the modern-day Strait of Gibraltar. The Mediterranean Basin flooded mostly during a period estimated to have been between several months and two years. Show More Summary

Beware of buglers

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At common law, “burglary” was the crime of breaking into a house at night with intent to commit a felony. These days the time and type of building usually don’t matter... Say it. Burglar. The verb form is “burgle,” or “burglarize,”... Show More Summary

Questioning the Passover story

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From the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, an op-ed piece questions whether Jews were ever enslaved in Egypt, and whether the Passover story is a myth."Even if we take the earliest possible date for Jewish slavery that the Bible suggests, the Jews were enslaved in Egypt a good three hundred years after the 1750 B.C. Show More Summary

Basketball court adapted to available space

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"This is the ancient site of Dubrovnik's metal forge, re-discovered by archeologists only about a decade ago. Before then this corner of the city had been a pile of construction rubble and ruins. The basketball court is actually the rooftop of a climate-controlled museum that has preserved the entire excavated site. Show More Summary

The "mamas" and the "papas"

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"Before I knew anything about language acquisition, I assumed that babies making these utterances were referring to their parents. But this interpretation is backwards: mama/papa words just happen to be the easiest word-like sounds for babies to make. Show More Summary

Movie scenes filmed in Iceland

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YouTube link. A surprising number of well-known movies.

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