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  • VIDA Women in Literary Arts Intersectional Survey [Gender]:

    07/23/2017 7:51:44 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    Assange Tweet ^ | 23 July 2017 | VIDA
    IdentityPolitics has reached its zenith. The tide is now rolling out on The Democrats. Bon Voyage!
  • Man gets stuck inside trash chute in NW DC

    07/23/2017 7:28:31 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 6 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | July 23, 2017 9:06 am | John Domen
    D.C. Fire and EMS work on a rescue plan for a man trapped inside a trash chute. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS) WASHINGTON — Mothers have told their children that nothing good happens after midnight. It’s a saying that many first responders can probably attest to with a story — or five — as well, and it served true for one man in the Gallery Place building in Northwest D.C. early Sunday. But at least there was a happy ending. D.C. Fire and EMS got a call around 3 a.m. about a man who was stuck inside a trash chute....
  • Hundreds of sheep killed after bear chases them over cliff

    07/22/2017 8:29:25 PM PDT · by Ted73 · 48 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 22, 2017 | Rory Mulholland
    "Their deaths have reignited the bitter debate over the presence of bears in the mountain range that straddles the French-Spanish border, where they were reintroduced 20 years ago after disappearing in the early 1990s."
  • Magic Bots: Vine-Inspired Robots Can Grow on Demand

    07/22/2017 12:15:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 67 replies ^ | July 21, 2017 03:08pm ET | Charles Q. Choi
    Robots that mimic ivy vines can grow thousands of times their original lengths at speeds faster than the average person can run, a new study finds. The new soft, flexible robots could one day be used in tight situations, such as to slither through rubble or snake inside the human body... The newly developed robot is made of soft, flexible polyethylene, the most common plastic in the world. It grows from its tip via internal air pressure, which pushes plastic tubing stored at its base up through the core of its body. The robot is initially about 11 inches (28...
  • Vagisil's #VaginaChallenge (barf alert/warning)

    07/22/2017 10:00:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies ^ | July 22, 2017 | Vagisil
    Real talk: 35% of women are uncomfortable saying the word vagina. It’s time to stop the shame and start the conversation. We officially challenge you to fight the stigma around women’s health—by using the word ‘vagina’ proudly, without shame. For every #VaginaChallenge video shared, Vagisil will donate $5 (to a max of $25,000) to support access to women’s wellness programs.
  • Florida Man Allegedly Stabs Dog For Siding With Girlfriend During Arguments

    07/21/2017 3:46:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    An argument between a couple in Southwest Florida ended with a bloody scene and a dead dog. The woman's dog was stabbed to death allegedly by her boyfriend, police said. Mike Lado, 26, was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty for stabbing the boxer-Labrador mix, named Blue, twice. Lado returned to the home he shares with his girlfriend from drinking Wednesday, Lee County Sheriff's Office said. He and the woman got into an argument and Blue growled and barked at Lado, police said. The 26-year-old allegedly got upset about Blue always taking his girlfriend's side. Police said that's when...
  • Cynthia Malkin, Richard Blumenthal’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    07/21/2017 11:47:59 AM PDT · by onyx · 22 replies
    Heavy ^ | February 8,2017 | Brendan Morrow
    Richard Blumenthal has been a member of the U.S. Senate since 2011, having previously served as the attorney general of Connecticut. He has been married to his wife, Cynthia, for over three decades. Here’s what you need to know about Cynthia Malkin, Richard Blumenthal’s wife. 1. Cynthia Malkin is the daughter of Peter Malkin, a wealthy real estate investor. Peter Malkin is the chairman emeritus of Empire State Realty Trust, which owns a number of buildings across New York City including the Empire State Building. They also own office properties in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. Cynthia’s...
  • Golden Retriever Gives Birth to Rare Green Puppy

    07/19/2017 7:06:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 19, 2017
    POSTED 3:57 PM, JULY 19, 2017, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE FACEBOOK854 TWITTER PINTEREST LINKEDIN REDDIT EMAIL Rare green puppy born h GOLSPIE, Scotland – Dog owner Louise Sutherland from Scotland got the surprise of her life when her golden retriever gave birth to a green puppy last week. Yep, you read that right. Sutherland named the green pup Forest, according to The Sun. Forest is one of nine puppies who her 3-year-old retriever, Rio, gave birth to. “The first pup was stuck, so myself and my daughter Claire managed to free him and pull him out safely,” Sutherland told The...
  • Security Robot Meets Untimely Demise After Drowning On The Job

    07/19/2017 10:41:47 AM PDT · by RedMDer · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | July 19, 2017 6:59 AM | Nancy Coleman
    It was one small step for security technology, but one giant leap in the wrong direction for robotkind. A security robot in Washington, D.C. — lovingly named Steve — plunged down four steps into a fountain Monday. Photos show the sad, waterlogged robot cop partially submerged in defeat. It’s unclear if any foul play was involved or if Steve simply rolled down a dark path on his own.
  • The Psychology of Bunker Survival

    07/19/2017 8:11:33 AM PDT · by NRx · 64 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-23-2015 | Canadian Prepper
    A very interesting and sober discussion of a subject too often given short shrift by extreme preppers, i.e. those planning on taking up long term residence in a bunker to ride out a civilization ending SHTF/mass casualty scenario, such as large scale nuclear war.
  • Naked Burglar Consumes Whiskey and Muffins Before Falling Asleep

    07/18/2017 3:20:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    WQOW ^ | Jul 17, 2017
    An Appleton resident arrived home Saturday night to find a burglar in his birthday suit in her bed. According to WBAY, the Appleton Police Department searched the South Memorial Drive home and found the bare naked burglar hiding in a shower enclosure. Officers also discovered the man had consumed the woman's whiskey and had eaten some blueberry muffins. A bag of marijuana was found near the suspect's clothing. Police say the victim did not know the suspect, identified as Bradley T. Braxton of Oshkosh. Braxton broke a door on the main level of the home to get inside. A news...
  • Dog Owner's Shock as Pet Golden Retriever Gives Birth to Incredibly Rare GREEN Puppy

    07/18/2017 10:09:37 AM PDT · by MoochPooch · 39 replies
    Mirror ^ | July 14, 2017 | Cath Ashcroft
    A dog owner was left baffled when her pet golden retriever gave birth to a GREEN puppy. Three-year-old family pet Rio had a litter of nine puppies last week, but when one came out mint green Louise Sutherland was gobsmacked.
  • I Can't Show You How Pink This Pink Is (Video only)

    07/18/2017 9:59:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies ^ | 7-18-2017 | Tom Scott
    I can show a brighter pink. I can show a more saturated pink. But I can't show you this pink. Not quite. (I reached out to Anish Kapoor's studio twice for comment; I didn't get any response.) Colour grading this video was a nightmare! I've got as close as I can to the real colour - Stuart gave me a small pot of the pigment to take home! - but it's just not quite there. It's not more saturated, it's not brighter, it's just... a tiny bit more pink, somehow. More about Stuart Semple and his pigments: [that's his...
  • Shiloh, transgender child of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, will soon begin hormone treatment

    07/17/2017 8:08:30 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 99 replies
    Playground ^ | June 30, 2017 | Staff
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s first biological child has embarked on hormone treatment to block the development of female sexual characteristics according to a report by AFP. Shiloh is 11 but has known since he was four that the gender assigned to him at birth is not the one he identifies with.
  • Insane and Disgusting

    07/17/2017 1:03:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    MOONBATTERY ^ | July 17, 2017 | Moonbattery
    This is what the last sane people are up against: (PICTURE ON LINK: MAJOR BARF ALERT) Transsexuals have a serious mental problem. To exacerbate it by indulging them in their grotesque delusions rather than trying to cure them is cruel. Just don’t say so in public, or you will be shunned by polite society. That’s how crazy moonbattery has made our whole culture.
  • Woman had no idea she had 27 contact lenses stuck to her eye

    07/17/2017 11:13:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/17/2017 | Lia Eustachewich
    She couldn’t have seen this coming. A 67-year-old woman scheduled for cataract surgery discovered she had 27 contact lenses stuck to her eye, according to a new report. A “hard mass” that appeared to be a “bluish foreign body” was removed from the woman’s eye by surgeons who learned it was really 17 lenses fused together by mucus, The BMJ said in a report published this month. Doctors used a microscope and found another 10 lenses in her eye. The woman, who was not identified, said she has worn disposable contact lenses for 35 years – but didn’t regularly visit...
  • Winnie the Pooh censored in China

    07/17/2017 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/17/17 | BBC
    Winnie the Pooh has been censored on Chinese social media. People who comment on the site Weibo with "Little Bear Winnie" - Pooh's Chinese name - are given an error message, while GIFs of the character have been removed from the app WeChat. No official reason has been given, but the bear has frequently been compared to the country's president, Xi Jinping.
  • Thin Air: Cocoa snorting and toad licking

    07/17/2017 9:16:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    Sierra Vistsa Herald ^ | Christopher Zimmerman
    I guess it had to happen. Chocolate is so addictive that eventually, someone would figure a way to get it into their bloodstream more quickly. Chocoholics across the land will be glad to know you can now buy a chocolate powder that can be snorted up the nose for an instant choco-high. The product is called Coco Loko and is sold by a company called Legal Lean. Twenty-nine-year-old Nick Anderson founded the company to sell products that can give you a legal, drug-induced buzz. His first product was a grape flavored cough syrup drink that is popular in the hip-hop...
  • ‘Passed gas’ forces passengers from plane at RDU, spokesperson says

    07/16/2017 10:18:27 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 72 replies
    CBS North Carolina ^ | July 16, 2017, 5:44 pm | CBS North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A person who “passed gas” on an American Airlines plane on Sunday afternoon forced all passengers off the jet, officials said. The incident happened when passengers on the flight became ill with nausea and headaches, according to a spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The flight, which was not identified by RDU officials, landed at the airport around 4 p.m. when the incident was reported.
  • UK surgeon finds 27 missing contact lenses in woman’s eye

    07/16/2017 7:35:31 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    AOP ^ | 14 Jul 2017 | Selina Powell
    A “blueish mass” of 17 contact lenses has been discovered in the eye of a patient who was scheduled for cataract surgery. The 67-year-old patient was unaware that the contact lenses were missing, and later told surgeons that she thought her discomfort was due to dry eye and old age.