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11 Magnificent Facts about FAO Schwarz

6 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Since FAO Schwarz, the monstrous New York City toy store, announced that it will be closing its Fifth Avenue location, toy fans have been mourning the loss of a childhood staple. But there's no use crying over the end of an era, especially when you can learn about its history instead. 1. Show More Summary

Horseshoe bat-inspired sonar system could outperform current tech

While just about everyone knows that bats locate prey in the dark using echolocation, one thing that many people may not realize is the fact that horseshoe bats are particularly good at it. With this in mind, engineers at Virginia Tech are now developing a sonar system that emulates the system used by those bats. Show More Summary

A Wegmans Super-Fan Explains Why the Brooklyn Opening Is Such Amazing News

People are freaking out. Rochester-based grocer Wegmans will finally open its first New York City location, and the chain's cultish fans immediately experienced a collective meltdown. This, despite the fact that the store, set to open in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, won't land here until 2017. Show More Summary

Free Speech and Islamic Terror: Locating the Bone of Contention

Let me begin with two indisputable facts. The first is that here in the USA we have a legally protected and highly latitudinarian right to free speech that extends beyond speech and writing proper to include such activities as flag-burning...

Cardiac events could be diagnosed using a "heart attack thermometer"

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In order to confirm that a patient presenting with a heart attack has in fact had one, doctors typically use bulky, expensive lab equipment... which isn't always available to clinicians in developing nations or rural locations. That's...Show More Summary

Weekend Cabin: Dr. Seuss House, Willow Alaska

More urban legends surround the Dr. Seuss house near Willow, Alaska, than easily verifiable facts, and, as this particular legend goes, construction on the structure began when the forest in which it’s located was gladed

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Claim Missing Plane Crashed In Bay Of Bengal False, Officials Insist

The missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plane did not, in fact, crash into the Bay of Bengal — or at any other location named by independent researchers who doubt the official story of the flight’s fate, after almost 14 months has...Show More Summary

Apple Watch will be available to buy from some boutique fashion retail locations on Friday

4 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Amidst all the craziness, it now transpires that Apple Watch will in fact be available to be buy at some retail locations on Friday. The New York Times reports that select boutique locations will have stock in the brick-and-mortal locations of Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch. This includes Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London, Maxfield […]

Texas Finally Moving Public Integrity Unit from Gonzo Progressive Travis County

The fact that the unit was located in a far-left-wing district -- and seriously, there are no more insanely left-wing-partisans than Texas progressives -- but had jurisdiction over the whole of the state, has given gonzo lefties the ability to...

Lil Wayne Just Released the Video for "HollyWeezy," and It's Sponsored by a Weed Website

Man, Lil Wayne is sweet. So is weed. Which is why Lil Wayne released a video on 4/20 sponsored by weed dispensary location service WeedMaps.com, presumably. That fact cracks me up! Great branding! [[recommended]] The song, "HollyWeezy,"...Show More Summary

Aquae Sulis: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about the City of Bath You Might Not Know

Located in the County of Somerset, its main natural spring was treated as a shrine by early Britons. On the arrival of the Romans in the first century, they constructed a temple over the spring and built it up into a collection of baths, from which the city’s name derives. Show More Summary

Fun Facts About the Time-Life Building — Design News

Sterling Cooper & Partners has been located in the Time-Life Building since Mad Men entered season 4. You can spot some fun, real life facts about the building on screen, like the chairs in the office are official Time Life Chairs, designed by Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller. Hop over to Gothamist for more: READ MORE »

Hillary Clinton's New Headquarters Are Located at the Intersection of Tillary and Clinton

The fact that Hillary Clinton's new Brooklyn Heights campaign HQ is at the intersection of Tillary Street and Clinton Street is almost certainly not intentional, but it's hilarious nonetheless. (And they should really change the name of Cadman Plaza...

Tron 3 IS Happening, and Olivia Wilde Is Back

last monthHumor : Topless Robot

This has been one of the weirdest slow-break stories I've ever seen. News was leaking a while back that this might be happening, based on the fact that there was a report of future location shoo...

Chinese Grand Prix 2015: 5 Key Facts About Shanghai Circuit

The third round of the 2015 Formula One season, the Chinese Grand Prix, takes place at the Shanghai International Circuit. The track, located on the outskirts of Shanghai, first joined the calendar in 2004 and has been a regular fixture on the schedule since. Show More Summary

The Greninja amiibo might be a Toys'R'Us exclusive

Earlier today, NeoGAF user spyroflame0487 discovered a listing for Greninja amiibo in the Toys'R'Us system, as item number 399402. While not officially confirmed, all signs to point to the fact that he is exclusive to that location. He would join Ness (GameStop) and Jigglypuff (Target) as the third retailer exclusive in Wave 4, if true. Show More Summary

Debate day – some facts and figures

Like the first debate in 2010 the location is Manchester. This time at Media City Salford Quays pic.twitter.com/EQmo5pR9kO — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 2, 2015 Interesting from @BBCNewsGraphics. Where the close races are. pic.twitter.com/TBu11ZfTz9 — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 2, 2015 LAB retakes lead with Populus Lab. 34 (-), Con 32 (-2), LD 9 (+1), […]

Pac-Man invades the streets of Google Maps

Google has updated Google Maps with the ability to play Pac-Man instead of looking at a road map to your destination. It didn’t work well when I typed in my location, due to the fact I live out in the middle of nowhere. This is despite the fact I am 4 miles from town and […]

Man Attempts Suicide Because He Was Forced To Marry An ‘Ugly’ Woman

A Chinese man was so distraught over the fact that his family was forcing him to marry an ugly woman that he attempted to kill himself. Officials received a call about an apparent suicide attempt at a lake in Shiyan, which is located in the central Hubei province. Show More Summary

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