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The photos above were posted on Twitter by Gissur Simonarson. They depict Abdul, a single father with two children, and his daughter Reem, who is four. They are Palestinian Syrians from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus. He is selling...Show More Summary
One of the "best photos of the week" at the Washington Post. Photo credit Csaba Segesvari/AFP/Getty Images [cropped for size].
The rounded top of the board bore a painted 32-point compass pattern. Each point featured a line of eight holes radiating from the center of a circle. The lower, square portion of the board had horizontal lines of holes under columns...Show More Summary
A more prosaic explanation is offered at Nothing To Do With Arbroath.
More examples at The Telegraph's gallery of mistranslated Chinese phrases.
YouTube link. This is why you won't find any nitrogen triiodide sitting around in the woods of northern Minnesota.
Discussed in a thread at the Data Is Beautiful subreddit.
Can you guess what the unusual formations are in this nanosatellite photo? (The area being imaged is the Myeongnyang Strait - if that helps...)Which brings us to the subject of "nanosatellites" -On Nov. 26, 2013, Planet Labs, a private...Show More Summary
Via Bad Newspaper, where there is always something funny.
If so, you may be eligible to participate in one of those class-action lawsuits where the claimants get a pittance and the attorneys get rich:If you’re a resident of the United States and bought at least one five-ounce can of any ofShow More Summary
Photo credit, via Wikipedia.
Bear, you see, is no ordinary dog. He's able to sniff out things that most people may not even realize have a scent... During a police raid on Fogle's home in July, investigators seized multiple smartphones, MP3 players, tablets, laptops, CDs, memory cards and drives. Show More Summary
The rhino bull, after being rebuffed by the cows numerous times, made his way down to the water and near to the muddy patch the foal was stuck in. The rhino started to prod the zebra with his horn out of curiosity. After a while he grew impatient and lifted the body out. Show More Summary
Republican support for Bernie Sanders is not quite the counterpart of Democrats cheering on Donald Trump. The latter phenomenon is readily understandable as a desire to see Trump wreak havoc in the Republican primary process.Republicans...Show More Summary
I am so jealous...Bartlett and the 1715 Fleet Queens Jewels Salvage Crew counted more than 300 gold coins valued at four point five million dollars. The larger coins-- called Royals-- tell an important story of the past. Royals were specifically made for King Phillip V and are incredibly rare. Show More Summary
A totally unexpected result is lucidly explained in the top comment at this AskScience subreddit thread.Hint: it's the same reason that Devil's Tower and the Giant's Causeway are formed of cylindrical hexagons... if that helps...
He's using a Nasal Ranger. I didn't know there were such devices, discussed here, but it makes sense. Photo credit Mark Peterson/Redux, via Politico.
YouTube link. The best part is the eruption of the Post-It Notes at the end.
Found... in a museum!Fossil-hunters have found several extinct snakes with stunted hind legs, and modern boas and pythons still have a pair of little spurs. “But no snake has ever been found with four legs. This is a once-in-a-lifetime discovery.”Martill called the creature Tetrapodophis: four-legged snake. Show More Summary
As reported by The Independent: Those who can’t resist reading a good book on public transport have been rewarded by a city in Romania, which offered a free bus ride to anyone who read a book during their journey... Miron said that he wanted to “encourage more people to read on public transportation”... Show More Summary