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  • BREAKING: New DNA Testing on 2,000-Year-Old Elongated Paracas Skulls Changes Known History

    07/24/2016 10:56:51 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 65 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 23 July 2016 | April Holloway
    The elongated skulls of Paracas in Peru caused a stir in 2014 when a geneticist that carried out preliminary DNA testing reported that they have mitochondrial DNA “with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far”. Now a second round of DNA testing has been completed and the results are just as controversial – the skulls tested, which date back as far as 2,000 years, were shown to have European and Middle Eastern Origin. These surprising results change the known history about how the Americas were populated. Paracas is a desert peninsula located within Pisco Province on...
  • Witch Prison Found in 15th Century Scottish Church: Medieval Chapel Was Used to Hold Suspects

    07/22/2016 11:51:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 July 2016 | Richard Gray
    Witch prison found in 15th century Scottish church: Medieval chapel was used to hold suspects before they were killed and burnedIn the years before the Reformation, a small chapel in a church on the outskirts of Aberdeen had provided a quiet place for Catholic women to pray in peace. But within 30 years of the switch from Catholicism to the Protestant faith, St Mary's Chapel at the Kirk of St Nicholas in Aberdeen took on a far darker and sinister role. Historians have uncovered evidence that the chapel, built during the 15th century, served as a prison for suspected witches...
  • "Dark" [vanity]

    07/22/2016 1:08:52 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 41 replies
    pbs ^ | July 22, 2016 | various
  • When Your Sutures Talk Back To Convey Critical Medical Info

    07/20/2016 2:40:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Researchers at Tufts University have developed a “toolkit” of biocompatible threads that can sense everything from temperature to pH to physical strain... "Most sensors that people build are typically on hard substrates like glass or silicone. We were very interested in making sensors that we can intimately interface with tissues and biological things,” said Dr. Sameer Sonkusale, the lead researcher and an associate professor of electrical engineering at Tufts University. The researchers started with cotton thread, like the ones that make up your shirt, and worked from there to develop an entire toolkit of sensors. The team has moved on...
  • WTOC Investigates: Abandoned Ship

    07/20/2016 6:05:22 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jun 19 2016 | Elizabeth Rawlins
    Just six miles off the coast of Tybee Island is an abandoned ship with its crew still on board. The boat has been anchored at sea for months after the company that owned the vessel defaulted on the loan. The Newlead Castellano was arrested by U.S. Marshalls when it was making a sugar delivery at Imperial Sugar on April 19. Similar to what happens when a bank forecloses on a home if a company doesn't make payments on their vessel, the creditor then repossesses the ship. According to an attorney on this case, the company in default is Newlead, a...
  • RNC official cites 'My Little Pony' to defend Melania Trump

    07/19/2016 3:42:14 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | July 19, 2016 | Sophie Tatum
    Who said it: Melania Trump or Twilight Sparkle from "My Little Pony"? "Melania Trump said, 'the strength of your dreams and willingness to work for them.' Twilight Sparkle from 'My Little Pony' said, 'This is your dream. Anything you can do in your dreams, you can do now,' " Spicer said.
  • What If This Was Happening If Donald Trump Was President?

    07/16/2016 12:05:13 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 21 replies
    Self
    What would the press be reporting if all this terrorism was happening under Donald Trump? Is it just me or do you think the press would be connecting the dots more than John Nash in "A Beautiful Mind"?
  • The Discovery that Revealed Ancient Humans Navigated the Seas 130,000 Years Ago [2013]

    07/15/2016 10:47:46 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 22 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 25 October 2013 | John Black
    It was a few years ago that a Greek-American archaeological team made a startling discovery – they found the oldest indications of seafaring and navigation in the world, in an area called Plakia on Crete Island in Greece. It is an incredibly important discovery that is given little attention, despite the fact that it reached the top ten discoveries of 2010. Their research is forcing scholars to rethink the maritime capabilities of early human and pre-human cultures. The team of archaeologists were carrying out excavations in a gorge on the island of Crete when they discovered a Palaeolithic site in...
  • Trivia #2: The Poker Playing Skill of What Former Hamburger Stand Operator Almost Got Him Killed?

    07/14/2016 10:37:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    Self | July 14, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    The Poker Playing Skill of What Former Hamburger Stand Operator Almost Got Him Killed? The only clue I will give today is that you have ALL heard of this person. If nobody gets the correct answer today, I will give a new clue tomorrow and a new clue on each subsequent day that no one guesses the correct answer.
  • Republican Officials Brace for Chaos at Convention

    07/13/2016 6:31:08 PM PDT · by 7MMmag · 30 replies
    NYTimes ^ | JULY 13, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    CLEVELAND — Republicans are bracing for the possibility of a drawn-out fight over Donald J. Trump’s nomination that could stretch into the convention next week, a spectacle party leaders are desperate to avoid. As the party’s leadership convened in Cleveland on Wednesday for a series of organizational meetings, the possibility that the smoldering dissent over Mr. Trump could become a full-blown eruption on the convention floor was a top concern.
  • {snip}Eerie images inside Fukushima's exclusion zone five years after the nuclear disaster

    07/13/2016 6:25:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    More than five years after the devastating tsunami and the 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck north-eastern Japan, causing the explosion of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, the Japanese town remains abandoned. Since April 22, 2011, an area within 20km (12.4miles) radius of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant has been cordoned off from the public and listed as the red exclusion zone. But now, Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong has entered into the exclusion zone to capture these eerie images. ... Among the locations Loong explored during his time there was an empty shopping centre with outlets full of merchandise dating back...
  • "Pokemon Go" Nearly Claims First Victim

    07/13/2016 4:03:33 PM PDT · by traumer · 24 replies
    JULY 13--A motorist who last night slammed his car into a tree in upstate New York told police that he was distracted playing “Pokemon Go” at the time of the crash, according to investigators. The 28-year-old driver was not seriously injured in the accident, which left his car crumpled. The vehicle, seen in the adjacent police photo, careened off a road in the city of Auburn and struck a tree around 10:45 PM Tuesday. Police have not identified the driver, who suffered cuts to his legs and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He is expected to be...
  • 2015 - Brave New Voices (Finals) - "To White Parents" by Denver Team (3+ min vid)

    07/13/2016 11:56:36 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 1, 2015 | Youthspeaks
    LINK to video Three young women of mixed race speaking to their white mamas. I'm not gonna editorialize, but watch it if interested. I came across it, and others, after watching the recent puke-inducing "poem" by 14 year old Royce Mann. I guess "poems" and "art" have to be angry and "edgy" to be accepted. I will say, if I had to go to one of these events, I would have to take some aspirin and valium to endure it. Here is the link to the Royce Mann thread: Dear black people, I'm sorry - but I wouldn't change places...
  • NASA shuts down live International Space Station feed as 'mysterious UFO enters Earth's atmosphere'

    07/13/2016 6:18:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 94 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | Updated 13:17, 13 Jul 2016 | By Elle Griffiths
    The incident caused speculation online - and is not the first time NASA have been accused of tampering with the feed. Trending Theresa May Pokemon GO Dallas police shooting Weather Angela Eagle Alton Sterling Technology Money Travel Fashion Mums Home News Weird News UFOs NASA shuts down live International Space Station feed as 'mysterious UFO enters Earth's atmosphere' 22:16, 12 Jul 2016 Updated 13:17, 13 Jul 2016 By Elle Griffiths The incident caused speculation online - and is not the first time NASA have been accused of tampering with the feed 2602 shares 227 comments Play 1:31 / 1:31 Fullscreen...
  • Censored....

    07/12/2016 7:05:40 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 102 replies
    Why am I being censored. Admin FReepmail me.
  • Allergic to life: the Arizona residents 'sensitive to the whole world'

    07/11/2016 6:22:03 AM PDT · by Celerity · 49 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7/11/16 | Kathleen Hale and Mae Ryan
    Afterward, Mae and I ducked behind a curtained-off partition to consider our sleeping arrangements: two metal cots, one broken, and zero blankets, (because blankets are absorbent and, according to local logic, our pores were still “off-gassing” dangerous chemicals). Nighttime in the desert is freezing, and Susie’s house did not have heating. I wanted to be unconscious and regretted my semi-recent decision to start weaning off sedatives.
  • Cable Snap On USS Eisenhower During Landing

    07/09/2016 4:17:18 PM PDT · by fella · 50 replies
    Cable Snap On USS Eisenhower During Landing Eight sailors were injured aboard the USS Eisenhower when an arresting cable snapped during an E-2C Hawkeye's landing in March 2016.
  • Scientists are on the verge of creating an EMOTIONAL computer: think .. and bond with humans...

    07/09/2016 11:36:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    ukdailymail ^ | 07/08/2016
    Researchers in Russia are expected to reveal an emotional computer within a year and a half, which will be able to think like a person and build up trust, its creators say. The system, called 'Virtual Actor', is being created by the National Research Nuclear University in Moscow. Its name was given because one of the main functions it will serve will be as an actor, playing the role of a specific person. 'The researchers say it will understand the context of what is going on, as well as keeping up with unfolding events. The machine needs the ability to...
  • Nigel Farage interview | Bass Cover

    07/06/2016 9:46:02 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | Seb Read Music
    Jamming to some classic Farage.
  • "This Song Will Give You Pancreatic Cancer" - original heavy metal / grindcore, by Yours Truly

    07/04/2016 2:32:52 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 7/4/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    This song was created at Laz's request. You've been warned. For a free download of "This Song Will Give You Pancreatic Cancer," click here.
  • Art Bell in the Hospital again..(for Coast to Coast AM listeners)

    07/02/2016 12:44:40 AM PDT · by lee martell · 27 replies
    July 2 2016 | Lee Martell
    George Noory made a brief mention that Art Bell has been in and out of the hospital here lately. He is back in now for problems with COPD (shortness of breath) Colitis and possible pneumonia. I can't get Art on my terrestrial radio, and am not yet in the habit of using my computer to get radio. So, I hadn't given Art any thought in quite a few months. I was saddened to hear that he's been feeling poorly for the last few months. Art is not quite sure when he'll be back on the air. He does have a...
  • Battlebots

    06/30/2016 5:11:36 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 36 replies
    6/30/2016 | Me
    The Battlebots are back and just as awesome as ever
  • Father Finds a Dozen Wife Prospects for Son Baron Brooks

    06/30/2016 12:01:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Spokesman Review ^ | SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016 | Scott Maben
    Arthur Brooks showed up in Coeur d’Alene this weekend ready to find a suitable mate for his son, Salt Lake City businessman Baron Brooks, and left with around a dozen prospects. The thoroughbred horse breeder from California made headlines around the world last week after he bought a full-page newspaper ad inviting women to interview for a chance to meet and possibly marry his son. Baron Brooks, 48, said he had no idea what his 78-year-old father was up to and reacted with shock and embarrassment when he learned about the “Looking for a wife” ad seeking a conservative woman...
  • "Racist" Red Cross pool safety posters being removed (vanity)

    06/30/2016 10:38:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    6/30/16
    A follow-up to this post. My lovely wife, a Red Cross volunteer has been asked to go to the local public swimming facilities to collect those "horribly insensitive" posters. After all, the Red Cross is made up of volunteers who rely on donations. Never mind the flooding still goiong on in Texas and W Va, and that we're in the midst of hurricane season in FL, priorities are priorities, right? And at least 99% of the donors are either unaware of this non-controversy or don't give a rat's a** or are angry that the Red Cross would shamelessly capitulate to...
  • Builders stumble on Russian beer tavern that has lain untouched for 300 years (tr)

    06/30/2016 10:31:55 AM PDT · by dware · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06.30.2016 | Abigail Beall
    With broken beer mugs and copper coins that had slipped through the floorboards, you could be forgiven for thinking its customers had stepped out a few moments ago. But this tavern in the heart of the Russian capital Moscow last served beer nearly 300 years ago. Now the ancient beer bar has been unearthed, revealing broken plates and tankards dating back to the 16th century.
  • Why the sun going blank means a ‘Game of Thrones’-like winter is coming

    06/30/2016 4:07:06 AM PDT · by Salgak · 50 replies
    The NY Post ^ | 6/29/2016 | News.com.au via NY Post
    ou may not have noticed but our sun has gone as blank as a cue ball. As in, it’s lost its spots. According to scientists, this unsettling phenomenon is a sign we are heading for a mini ice age. Meteorologist and renowned sun-watcher Paul Dorian raised the alarm in his latest report, which has sparked a mild panic about an impending “Game of Thrones”-style winter not seen since the 17th century.
  • 'Gateway to the Underworld' May Be Something Worse

    06/29/2016 8:51:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Newser ^ | Luke Roney
    As weather warms, craters grow, scientists sayA gaping—and growing—hole in the middle of a Siberian forest isn't the gateway to the underworld, as some frightened locals believe. It may be worse. The Batagaika crater, the biggest megaslump on Earth, may be be a "harbinger" of our warming planet, as Motherboard puts it. The crater, located in one of the planet's coldest places, appeared about 25 years ago, and geologist Julian Murton of the University of Sussex tells the Independent that it was likely born after locals cut down a swath of forest that sat above the permafrost. "Cutting down of...
  • Sandra Fluke: “Next Fight” for Abortion Activists is Forcing Americans to Pay for Abortions

    06/28/2016 9:49:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-abortion movement received a massive victory from the Supreme Court yesterday in striking down common sense regulations on abortion clinics to ensure they protect women’s health. After leaving women’s hung out to dry, what’s the next step for abortion advocates? According to abortion activist Sandra Fluke, the next step is forcing Americans to pay for abortions. Fluke outlined a number of scenarios in an interview where Americas might be forced to fund abortions — via Medicaid, for abortions for women in the armed forces and forcing Americans to pay for abortions view their health insurance premiums. Here’s more: ALEXANDER:...
  • American Red Cross apologizes for poster some call racist

    06/28/2016 3:07:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | ap
    DENVER (AP) — The American Red Cross issued an apology Monday for a water safety poster that some suggested had a racist message. The cartoon poster showed children playing in a swimming pool. Nearly all of the white children's activities were labeled as "cool," while the children of color were depicted acting in unsafe ways and were labeled "not cool."
  • Press Manipulation (First 2 hours on Coast to Coast AM)

    06/27/2016 9:36:42 PM PDT · by Ken H · 1 replies
    Coast to Coast AM ^ | June 27, 2016 | George Noory
    Award-winning investigative journalist Nicholas Schou will discuss his latest work exposing how leading journalists are seduced and manipulated by the secretive agencies they cover. While the press remains silent about its corrupting relationship with the intelligence community—a relationship that dates back to the Cold War—Schou will name names and shine a spotlight on flagrant examples of collusion, when respected reporters have crossed the line and sold out to powerful agencies.
  • Fast Food Order Goes Wrong: 53-Year-Old Winter Haven Man Arrested After Calling 911

    06/27/2016 1:06:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Ledger ^ | Monday, June 27, 2016
    A Winter Haven man is apparently very serious about his food. So serious, in fact, that he called 911 Sunday night after a manager at the Checkers at 940 Havendale Blvd. allegedly got his food order wrong and closed the drive-thru window on him, said Jamie Brown of the Winter Haven Police Department. About 9 p.m. John May, 53, of 3455 Ave. F NW called 911 to complain about the incorrect order and the "insubordination" of the manager. When officers arrived to see what the problem was, they noted half of May's food was already consumed. He told the officers...
  • Sweepee Rambo Sweeps World's Ugliest Dog Competition

    06/25/2016 10:22:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 6/25
    Second place came with a $200 prize, which was given to Josie, a pup whose nails were painted bright blueSixteen unseemly pooches vied for the surprisingly coveted title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair contest Friday. Judges, including TV personality Bob Lacey and broadcaster Sheri Lynch, crowned 17-year-old SweePee Rambo — with a tiny blonde mohawk, claw-like legs and one eye twice as large as the other — the winner. Hundreds of people at the competition cheered on the blind Chinese Crested Chihuahua mix, as his owner, Jason Wurtz, burst into tears and shook a homemade sign that...
  • Cyborg Woman Can Sense the World's Earthquakes

    06/25/2016 6:28:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    sputniknews.com ^ | 05/11/2016
    "I want to perceive movement in a deeper way," said Ribas, a 30-year-old choreographer, according to Quartz. "The planet moves, constantly shaking and moving every day. I thought it would be amazing to translate the massive and natural movements of the planet in a different way." ... The abstract dancer had a small magnet implanted on the inside of her elbow. Wirelessly connected with an iPhone app that takes seismic recordings from accelerometers and seismometers stationed all over the world, Ribas, who has lived predominantly in geologically quiet regions of the planet, now feels recorded earthquakes in real time. The...
  • Obama's hidden self exposed

    06/25/2016 10:53:33 AM PDT · by Bellflower · 47 replies
    May 25 2016 | self
    I am not at all savvy when it comes to putting things together and then onto the computer. I would love for someone to carefully go through Obama's speeches and separate, record and string together his many aahs. I think it might go viral and exposes his "inner self". If you listen to his aahs they are often ugly and strange sounding. They are mixed in his speech so many do not pay attention and notice how they actually sound. I think that people would be amazingly shocked if they listened to them all strung together. They sound obviously demonic...
  • Over 30 burned after motivational speaker Tony Robbins encourages them to walk on hot coals

    06/24/2016 12:36:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 55 replies
    More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said. Five people were taken to a hospital Thursday night, while the rest were treated at the scene for burns to their feet and lower extremities, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said. The hot coals were spread outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
  • Geneva to get 'café fellatio' by end of year (Switzerland)

    06/23/2016 2:56:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    The Local ^ | 6-23-16 | The Local
    The idea for the sex café has been brewing for several months, Bradley Charvet of the Geneva firm Facegirl told Geneva’s Le Matin newspaper recently. Modelled on similar establishments in Thailand, the proposed Geneva café would add a new dimension to the sex trade in the city of the protestant reformer Calvin. Put simply, the business model would see men ordering a coffee and using an iPad to select a prostitute they want to perform oral sex on them. They would then sit at the bar.
  • KFC's New Meal Box Can Charge Your Smartphone

    06/23/2016 2:07:01 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 14 replies
    Eater.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | staff reporter
    Good news for anyone who has ever needed to charge their phone, but found themselves neck-high in fried chicken and unable to walk to the nearest outlet. KFC's new meal box includes a USB port, so diners can simultaneously eat fried chicken, charge their phone, and try not to get chicken grease all over said phone.
  • 'Transgender' mom and dad: The next wave of LGBT propaganda coming to schools?

    06/23/2016 11:14:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 06/23/2016 | n/a
    Father's Day propaganda. Boston Globe photo of "transgender dad" at work. The incoherent war on truth continues. On Father’s Day the Boston Globe, the major newspaper in New England, featured a lavish front-page article about a father who had “transitioned to a female”. There was an accompanying article by his son – a Boston Globe videographer – who describes that he is now accepting his father’s new “gender” after years of horrible anguish that even caused the son to change his last name. The articles are laden with sentiments of “tolerance” and “acceptance.” But they can’t avoid mentioning the years...
  • Kuntzman Cries! The perils of everyday life, as seen by Gersh Kuntzman

    06/23/2016 9:54:28 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 97 replies
    6/23/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Gersh Kuntzman, a faltering lily from the New York Post, wrote a meek and scared little article on his experiences firing an AR-15. Here is a sample: The recoil bruised my shoulder, which can happen if you don't know what you're doing. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable. Someone then created a...
  • Swedish soccer player gets red card for farting during game

    06/23/2016 8:24:42 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 41 replies
    Yahoo News/FC Yahoo ^ | 6/22/16 | Leander Schaerlaeckens
    The fart heard 'round the world is an underdog story. It's the tale of a humble fart, unloosed on the world in a moment of innocence in the anonymity of a game between Swedish soccer clubs nobody had ever heard of. Its maker is Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, a left back for Järna SK's reserve team. They were playing Pershagen SK. He already had a yellow card. He also had "a bad stomach," per the Guardian. So, as he told Länstidningen Södertälje, which we're going to guess is either a newspaper or a cheap, self-assembled coffee table, "I simply let go."...
  • NYPD shows support for gay pride with new-look patrol SUV

    06/22/2016 7:16:36 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22, 2016 | By Tina Moore and Larry Celona
    The NYPD is supporting gay pride with a new rainbow colored patrol vehicle. The SUV was apparently painted for the city’s gay pride parade Sunday in Manhattan and carries a message of support for Orlando in the wake of the country’s largest mass shooting incident earlier this month.
  • On my way to see Lazamataz in Atlanta -- any words of advice or caution?

    06/21/2016 4:25:26 PM PDT · by usconservative · 235 replies
    Self ^ | 6/21/2016 | USConservative
    Ok, I'm leaving Chicago to go to Atlanta (I know, I know, one murdering violent hell-hole to another) and see my brother Laz. Any parting words of advice from all of you who know him best? Should I up the life insurance?
  • Man arrested as 12 girls found in US house

    06/20/2016 9:12:08 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 20, 2016
    Three people in the US have been charged after a 14-year-old Amish girl was "given" to a much older man who had helped her parents financially, police say. Lee Kaplan, 51, was arrested at a house in Pennsylvania on Thursday over the sexual assault of a teenager. Twelve girls, ranging in age from six months to 18 years, were found at the property.
  • "OR SOMETHING ELSE" bumper sticker

    06/20/2016 11:47:50 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 18 replies
    My mind ^ | 20 June 2016 | Steely
    I would pay money for a bumper sticker that says simply "OR SOMETHING ELSE."
  • The summer solstice is Monday: 7 things to know about the longest day of the year

    06/20/2016 7:46:56 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | 6/20/2016 | Brad Plummer
    The summer solstice is upon us: Monday, June 20, will be the longest day of 2016 for anyone living north of the equator. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the solstice is still pretty neat. This year’s even includes a "strawberry moon," the first time that’s happened since 1967. Below is a short scientific guide to the longest day of the year (though not, as we’ll see, the longest day in Earth’s history — that happened back in 1912).
  • Activists Plot World's Largest Fart In [hilarious]

    06/19/2016 8:18:38 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 28 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | June 19, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    Just the link, the Democrats' own activists are planning a "fart in" at Hillary's inevitable acceptance speech.... I just thought it was good for a laugh. http://www.theamericanmirror.com/activists-plot-worlds-largest-fart-hillarys-acceptance-speech/
  • Would you eat CRICKETS reared in this bizarre looking farm? {snip}

    06/19/2016 7:01:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 06/17/2016 | Ryan O'Hare for
    The Cricket Shelter is a spiky plastic 'cave', that can be used to create a modular farm. Designed by New York non-profit organisation Terreform ONE, the structure is designed to provide a sustainable source of food and shelter in regions feeling the pinch from food crises, changing climate and economic upheaval. The shelters can be used individually or stacked together in sequence, forming a line of bug-farming caves. Once the farm is up and running, the insects can be harvested as and when they're needed, before they are dried and ground into flour, which contains up to three times the...
  • Dog swallows Gorilla Glue; vet extracts perfect mold of stomach

    06/19/2016 2:37:56 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 49 replies
    KFOR/CNN via WTNH ^ | June 15, 2016, | staff reporter
    (CNN)–Lake, a 6-month-old Weimaraner, found herself in a sticky situation. She’d plucked a half-empty bottle of Gorilla Glue from the trash and gave it a little taste. The events that followed were a bit unexpected. “I didn’t think anything of it,” said Oklahoma City resident, and Lake’s person, Krystal Wilson. “Until that night when she started vomiting.”
  • Ramadan Question: Making Up Fast on Behalf of Deceased Person?

    06/17/2016 3:29:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, June 17, 2016 | Mohammad El Sadafy
    Ramadan Question: Making up fast on behalf of deceased person? Dr. Ali Ahmed Mashael: If a person who could not fast due to illness, passes away, then the person is excused from fasting. His guardian need not make up on his behalf. However, if a person who could not fast due to illness, recovers only to pass away later, without fasting for the missing days - in such a case the dead person's guardian will have to fast on his behalf. If one moves from one country to another? Dr. Ali Ahmed Mashael: What is the ruling if a person...
  • U.K. Vote on Whether to Leave Europe Imperils Global Climate (ROTFLMAO!!!)

    06/17/2016 12:54:15 PM PDT · by samtheman · 17 replies
    www.scientificamerican.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jean Chemnick
    If it "brexits," the United Kingdom would likely chart its own course within the U.N. climate process, seeing its influence shrink overall while pro-coal Poland gained clout within the group of nations in opposition to more climate-ambitious Germany and France, analysts said.