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The Great Black Swamp

4 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Raise your hand if you already knew about this. Didn't think so...The Great Black Swamp... was a glacially fed wetland in northwest Ohio and extreme northeast Indiana, United States, that existed from the end of the Wisconsin glaciation...Show More Summary


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A gull catches and swallows a starling mother as it returned to the nest... Photo credit: Dougie McColl, 51, from Barrhead, Glasgow/ DOOGZ MCCOLL / CATERS NEWS

Travel tip

4 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

(Helen Mirren) admits she never takes her own garments away with her, instead choosing to pick up outfits from second-hand stores as soon as she arrives at her destination.She says, "I love a good charity shop, especially when I'm travelling. Show More Summary

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir performs "Lux Aurumque"

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YouTube link. Eric Whitacre... is an American composer of choral, wind and electronic music. He has served as a guest conductor for ensembles throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. He is one of the most popular and performed composers of his generation, his works being part of standard choral and symphonic repertoire. Show More Summary

"The Art of the Opening Shot"

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YouTube link. A list of the movies used for this compilation is posted at the YouTube link under "show more" in case you want to open it in another window while the video is playing rather than waiting until the end. Via Kottke.

NASA's budget as a percentage of the federal budget

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Via Reddit, where the top comment provides an informed discussion of the relation of these two budgets.

It's more than just a rock

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YouTube link. It starts out as a story about three kids digging up a rock. But it becomes much more than that. Easily worth three minutes of your time.

In your face

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As reported by residents of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, are upset over the choice of one local business’ name, which they claim just does not convey the type of character they want in their small town. “Our business is F-Bomb Ordnance, which is a firearms business,” co-owner Dr. Show More Summary

Dumpster-diving for beauty products

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Excerpts from an article at Racked:"[Selling] makeup is like selling drugs," James Jugan, a New Jersey man, says. Jugan has sold items from the dumpster since 1978, but for the last few years his biggest moneymakers came from the beauty industry. Show More Summary

What is the plastic device on this gymnasts' hands?

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The photo above was one of the Pictures of the Day in The Telegraph (credit AP Photo/Gregory Bull). My attention was drawn to the young woman's hands, where strips of plastic are secured along her palms. They would obviously serve to...Show More Summary

"Muck farm" explained

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During a picnic lunch at a friend's farm, mention was made of a neighbor of theirs who operated a "muck farm." I had previously only heard the term used with regard to cleaning out a stable, so I had to learn more about muck:In the terminology of North American agriculture, muck is a soil made up primarily of humus from drained swampland. Show More Summary

Giant books

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Late medieval choir books From medievalfragments:While most medieval manuscripts are of a size that could be easily picked up and carried, there are some books that are so large and so heavy that it would take two (or more) people to move them... Show More Summary

NASA's New Horizons team show off their bumper stickers

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Kudos to the whole team for an incredible feat of engineering. Flyby today.


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"Five years ago, a legendary art dealer left his home in Santa Fe, traveled to an undisclosed location somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, and hid a 42?pound chest filled with priceless treasure. Why?" More information in a long read at California Sunday.Students at M.I.T. Show More Summary

It's not a Halloween costume

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

It's a condor chick. Photo credit: Paul Nicholls / Barcroft Media

Don't expect rivers of neon on Pluto

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

I'm really charged up about the coming flyby of Pluto two days from now. Popular Science has a guide regarding what to expect.With its suite of optical, ultraviolet, and infrared imaging tools, the spacecraft will swoop past Pluto at a distance of about 7,800 miles. Show More Summary

Europe's most populous cities in 1400

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Found at The Land of Maps. I presume for the purposes of this map, London was not considered part of "Europe."

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