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Wednesday December 5, 2018. 12:51 AM
Romanian Artist Costin Ionita transformed a Lenin statue in Bucharest into this enormous writhing rose-headed hydra. The photo is sadly uncredited by the source, which has many more.
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Tuesday December 4, 2018. 10:45 PM
Over the weekend it seemed like a solid trade agreement – putting the trade war on hold for 90 days – had been made between the United States and China. And then Trump couldn't resist Twitter, where, over a few posts, he warned that if the deal didn't happen, he was a...
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As you may have gathered from the headline, there's a new Captain Marvel trailer to be had. This time around, we're treated to a little more background on one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel comic book and cinematic universes. Also, Nick Fury fucking loves...
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Coal can be dangerous to mine, is a finite resource, and has, over humanity's centuries of using it as a power source in one way or another, done unspeakable damage to our environment. The Sun's light, ocean tides and the wind? They're practically an infinite resource, can...
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The most quotable movie of my lifetime, The Big Lebowski, has a fantastic 20th-anniversary commemorative set. The 20th-anniversary gift set includes a shawl collar sweater for your disc, a Big Lebowski bowling ball and bag, and tiny rug to tie your room together! The Big...
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'Ryan ToysReview' is such a simple concept for a YouTube channel. A 7-year-old boy – Ryan – plays with his toys, commenting to the camera as he rolls trucks, squirts glue, pretends to fly airplanes, and whatever else kids do for fun at that age. And yet, he's raking in...
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Aol deliberately provided advertisers with the means to illegally track children and target advertising to them. It will pay a $5m fine, reports The New York Times. At Ars Technica, Jon Brodkin reports that it's the largest COPPA hit yet. Verizon has consistently fought...
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“If the Crown Prince went in front of a jury, he would be convicted in 30 minutes,” Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said after a closed-door Senate briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel. In other words, Corker and his fellow Senators were convinced by the evidence that...
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Watch below. A triumphant Manhattan moment. I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me. I'm going to see it again and again and again and again and again. The most intense fight I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/TCXXO98ijp— Guy (@apiecebyguy) December 4, 2018
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'It’s aggressively tangy, like Kool-Aid made from pine cones.' That's how The Atlantic's Olga Khazan describes the smell of the men's body wash she used during a recent shower (it was her boyfriend's body wash; she'd run out of her own lavender-scented liquid soap). ...
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Samsung's latest phones have a 'portrait' mode that cleverly fakes the look of a shot taken with a fancy lens on a full-frame sensor. But a picture they used as an example in an ad turns out to be a stock photo taken with a high-end DLSR. Moreover, the photographer, Dunja...
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It's irrational that successful confectionary mogul Willy Wonka would pass on his wealth and his business to a naive, well-meaning boy. Violet Beauregarde, last seen suffering from bloat, was the obvious and superior choice. Violet is already basically Wonka. She’s...
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Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum is opening a touring exhibition in Los Angeles's Architecture and Design Museum. The exhibit runs from December 9 to February 17. 'What we find disgusting has to be learned -- it's purely cultural,' says curator/psychologist Samuel West. This...
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Tim of Grand Illusions demonstrates a neat little trick, called the Magic Sword, in which a piece of solid metal seems to pass through another piece of metal. Image: Grand Illusions/YouTube
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Why Evolution Is True introduced me to a profoundly awesome example of mimicry in nature: Uropyia meticulodina, a moth from eastern Asia that looks like a dead leaf. Real Monstrosities: 'It’s not just brown like a dead leaf, it’s brown like a curled up, dead leaf. And...
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Imad Khachan is proprietor of Chess Forum, the last chess shop in New York City. “When no other place will welcome you, you have a seat [here],” Khachan says. Khachan is the subject of King of the Night, a short documentary above by Molly Brass and Anne Hollowday. (The ...
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Long before #MeToo became the catalyst for a women's movement about sexual assault — and a decade before the fall of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and U.S. Olympic gymnastic doctor Larry Nassar — there was Jeffrey Edward Epstein. #PerversionofJustice...
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When a rightsholder complains to Google about a website infringing its copyright, Google will generally delist the site, but allow the site's owner to contest the removal through a process defined in Section 512 of the DMCA. But when Google gets a complaint about...
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In 1992, seven years before the premier of SpongeBob SquarePants, the late Stephen Hillenburg was enrolled in CalArts' Experimental Animation Program. As a student, he created his first cartoons, including 'The Green Beret' (1992) seen above, which landed him his job at...
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LA's John of Beans makes shells with teeth! Choose from the Smooth Shell With Lowers and the Snail with Molars (both $90) or a Mussel and Barnacle with Molars ($35) (via Creepbay)
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