Friday, July 21, 2017

Siphoning Gas

Little Library

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U.S. Executive Branch Crime Statistics

The article accompanying this chart was published backing January. (via TYWKIWDBI) http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/

Why a Total Solar Eclipse is Such a Big Deal



The total solar eclipse that will cross the U.S. on August 21st is a big deal. "Eclipse" is not so rare, but "solar" is, and "total" even more so. It doesn't happen often, and the view is expected to be spectacular. Get a preview in this video from Vox. Sadly, my plan to drive two hours or so to see the eclipse has been canceled. August 21st is move-in day at my youngest kid's new college. But we will see a partial solar eclipse, which will cover all of the lower 48. And if you live too far away to get to the path of totality, you'll still see plenty of reports on the internet. (via Kottke)

Miss Cellania's Links

Food and Drink Specials Served Up for the San Diego Comic Con.

My ‘Just In Case’ Inheritance. Indians invest in jewelry for their daughters as a lifelong safety net.

We Are Awful at Detecting Manipulated Photos. Test your altered image detecting abilities here. (via Daily of the Day)

Trump's 2020 Campaign Has Already Paid Out $600K—to Trump.

In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

Rub It In

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Singing Samoyeds



What we have here are four Samoyeds, harmonizing like a barbershop quartet. Well, three of them anyway. In every quartet, there's one guy who wants to only take the solos. In this case, that's Biscotti. Dog trainer Lisa Marino caught her dogs singing and had to share it with us. (via Tastefully Offensive)    



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Consumers

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Grandma

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The Counterfeit Coin Riddle



In order to get out of the dungeon, you must perform a service for the king.He wants you to identify a counterfeit coin among twelve coins, but you can only use his scale three times to do it. Lucky for you, you are the kingdom's top mathematician. I can slice a tomato into 18 pieces with five cuts, but this one's a real head scratcher. Jennifer Lu sure came up with a hard one in this riddle. I might have been able to figure it out, if I had infinite time and no stress, but the scenario as it is would not allow for that. The king has a temper, you know. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Miss Cellania's Links


22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

A history of why the US is the only rich country without universal health care.

I Faked Being Engaged for the Discounts. While weddings are getting outrageously expensive, there are some perks that go along with the ordeal.   (via Digg)


Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made. (via Boing Boing

Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office. (via Metafilter


Laundry Day

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Kitten Playing with Dog



This kitten wants to play, while the dog just wants to nap. It's a cute sequence. But wait, now. How many toes does this kitten have? I think this kitten has at least twenty-four toes, maybe more. Those big feet are going to win him some fans! (via Tastefully Offensive)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Health Care Group

Billions & Billions & Billions & Billions & Billions & Billions



Our president keeps talking about someone named Bill Yenzins. None of these clips are used more than once. At least Carl Sagan had other amounts to talk about. (via Metafilter)

Door

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Hummingbird in Slow Motion



Hummingbirds flap their wings about 50 times per second, so all we ever see is a blur around them as they zip around the yard. The folks from National Geographic mounted a high-speed camera on a hummingbird feeder to get some incredible footage of the tiny birds. Not only do we get to see them flap their wings, but also slip their tongues into the nectar up close!

The bird feeder is enclosed in what looks like a wind tunnel, so the photographers can create and control conditions such as wind and rain. Keep watching, and you'll see a hummingbird bird shake the drops of water off its feathers. Watch those feathers shimmer in the light! (via Laughing Squid)

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