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29 Oct 21:00

Celebrate National Cat Day With These Cats That Could Definitely Use a Hand

Celebrate National Cat Day With These Cats That Could Definitely Use a Hand

You may have heard that today is National Cat Day, and to get in the feline spirit we have a collection of cats who... Aren't exactly winning at life right now. Have a giggle and check them out below!

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Tagged: pets , compilation , Cats , Video
29 Oct 00:00

Robert Frost

"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."
27 Oct 11:30

The White Walkers Have Arrived!

27 Oct 00:00

9 Craziest Ways People Get High

People have been known to do a lot of weird things to cop a buzz, but these methods are completely insane!
25 Oct 04:30

Can you detect the stealth animals hiding in all these pictures?

by Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo

Can you detect the stealth animals hiding in all these pictures?

Can you see it? Hiding in plain sight there are two of the most stealthy creatures in the animal kingdom, almost impossible to detect. Thanks to the wonders of natural selection, these and other animals can avoid most predators and perpetuate their species. See if you can spot them all:

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23 Oct 22:11

TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON Recalls Last Time Band Performed 'The Legacy' Ballad (Video)

Vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT answered "five random questions" for Shockwave magazine aboard MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise, which took place September 22-26. You can watch the question-and-answer session below. Asked to name his "favorite sappy balad," Peterson said: "I would say 'The Legacy' [from TESTAMENT's 1990 album 'Souls Of Black']. The last time we played that song was in Mexico City. Some kid came to us and had a picture of a girl that just died. And he was, like, 'He wanted to come to the show so bad.' And it was an unfortunate death. She was obviously young. I think she was 18. I forgot her name. But [the song] wasn't even in our set, and he asked us, can we play the song for her? And I remember when we played it, the lighters came up, and we had her picture on the drum riser, and it was pretty sappy. I started crying. I was just, like… Chuck was singing killer. It was great. That was the last sappy ballad I could think of." TESTAMENT is writing material for the follow-up to 2012's "Dark Roots Of Earth" album for a tentative early 2015 release. Billy said in a recent interview that would like the new CD to sound along the lines of 1999's "The Gathering", "because 'The Gathering', for me, was such a turnaround record for the band. I think we really found our style and place, and the songs on that, to me, are probably gonna be some songs that stand the test of time, for sure. I think, 'cause we started experimenting with blast beats and a different style of guitar rhythms and picking on the guitars, it was different for us, and I really like where that went. So we hope that's where it all kind of ends up, and that's what we're shooting for." TESTAMENT in January announced the departure of bassist Greg Christian and return of Steve DiGiorgio.
22 Oct 23:27

Adorkable new words make dictionary

The latest print edition of the Collins English dictionary contains 50,000 newly-added words, including selfie, onesie and adorkable.
23 Oct 00:05

Photos capture beauty of Greenland

Australian photographer explores Greenland's vast ice sheet
23 Oct 00:39

What's lurking in Sweden's waters?

What is lurking in Sweden's waters?
22 Oct 19:23

Microsoft, Ask.com, Oracle Latest To Be Sued Over No-Poach Deal

by timothy
itwbennett (1594911) writes Oracle, Microsoft and Ask.com are facing suits alleging that they conspired to restrict hiring of staff. The suits appear to refer to a memo that names a large number of companies that allegedly had special arrangements with Google to prevent poaching of staff and was filed as an exhibit on May 17, 2013 in another class action suit over hiring practices. The former employees filing lawsuits against Microsoft, Ask.com and Oracle have asked that the cases be assigned to Judge Koh as there were similarities with the case against Google, Apple and others — and it maybe doesn't hurt that Judge Koh thought the $324.5 million settlement in that case was too low.

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23 Oct 00:00

10 Of The Strangest Music Subcultures From Around The World

These ten strange subcultures from around the world are based around a particular subgenre of music, each with their own unique style of dress.
23 Oct 09:15

How Many Undiscovered Blood Groups Are There?

by Penny Bailey - Mosaic

How Many Undiscovered Blood Groups Are There?

You may think that you know your blood type, but did you know that there are in fact 35 blood group systems in humans? These include well-known systems such as ABO and the Rh system (formerly known as 'Rhesus').

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23 Oct 03:22

Air New Zealand made a Lord of the Rings movie for an epic safety video

by Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Air New Zealand made a Lord of the Rings movie for an epic safety video

Air New Zealand loves to make fun in-flight safety videos that can include anything from body paint to supermodels to Richard Simmons to Betty White. This time though, they've gone beyond epic: the safety video is basically a full on LOTR and Hobbit movie set in Middle Earth. It's impressive.

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13 Oct 12:26

We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind

by but does it float
The Bus by Paul Kirchner Title: J.G. Ballard Atley
22 Oct 00:00

Mark Twain

"In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language."
21 Oct 23:07

How safe is mouldy food to eat?

How safe is it to eat food when it starts to go mouldy?
21 Oct 22:00

You Don't Need to Save Your Girlfriend

You Don't Need to Save Your Girlfriend

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21 Oct 19:30

The Non-Physical Benefits of Exercise

by Sarah Zhang

The Non-Physical Benefits of Exercise

Exercise is good for you, duh. Perhaps less obvious is all the ways physical exercise is also good for your brain—how it improves memory, creativity, mood, and more. So even if you aren't looking to brag about marathon times or show off the body of a Greek god, you still have plenty of reasons to get off your butt.

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20 Oct 19:19

Bodies of seven women found in US

A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
20 Oct 23:08

The man who magically made maths fun

The maths writer Martin Gardner, who died in 2010, is said to have turned dozens of innocent youngsters into professors - and vice-versa.
21 Oct 00:00

Reborn Baby Dolls: 9 Jaw Dropping Stories

Reborn baby dolls are dolls that look and feel just like newborn infants. The women who covet them treat them as though they are alive, but that's not the part that will make you say wow…
20 Oct 20:25

NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

by timothy
globaljustin writes "Alan Drysdale, a systems analyst in advanced life support and a contractor with NASA concluded, "Small women haven't been demonstrated to be appreciably dumber than big women or big men, so there's no reason to choose larger people for a flight crew when it's brain power you want," says Drysdale. "The logical thing to do is to fly small women." Kate Greene, who wrote the linked article, took part in the first HI-SEAS experiment in Martian-style living, and has some compelling reasons for an all-women crew, energy efficiency chief among them: Week in and week out, the three female crew members expended less than half the calories of the three male crew members. Less than half! We were all exercising roughly the same amount—at least 45 minutes a day for five consecutive days a week—but our metabolic furnaces were calibrated in radically different ways. During one week, the most metabolically active male burned an average of 3,450 calories per day, while the least metabolically active female expended 1,475 calories per day. It was rare for a woman on crew to burn 2,000 calories in a day and common for male crew members to exceed 3,000. ... The calorie requirements of an astronaut matter significantly when planning a mission. The more food a person needs to maintain her weight on a long space journey, the more food should launch with her. The more food launched, the heavier the payload. The heavier the payload, the more fuel required to blast it into orbit and beyond. The more fuel required, the heavier the rocket becomes, which it in turn requires more fuel to launch.

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20 Oct 19:30

Biologists Don't Play Around With the Insults

Biologists Don't Play Around With the Insults

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20 Oct 18:13

Do You Know Your French Mother Sauces? — Cooking Guides from The Kitchn

by Christine Gallary
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Going to culinary school in France meant that our main focus was, of course, French cuisine. And as I quickly learned, French cuisine is all about sauce. At the end of each day, we nervously brought our version of what had been demonstrated earlier to our chef for critique. It was usually a composed plate of protein and sides, but what did the chef always taste first? The sauce.

He'd swipe his fork and knife through the sauce, judging viscosity and eyeing color before tasting and passing judgment. No matter how perfectly cooked and executed the other components were, the sauce mattered the most.

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20 Oct 13:00

Something to Believe In

Something to Believe In

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Tagged: beer , sign , funny , believe , after 12 , g rated
20 Oct 00:00

9 People Killed By Unexpected Things That Fell From The Sky

From turtles to a sacrificial goat, take a look at some bizarre things that fell from the sky and fatally wounded people. Watch out!
19 Oct 00:00

H. L. Mencken

"In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell."
17 Oct 21:39

200 years ago today, the London Beer Flood killed eight people

by Sarah Zhang on Factually, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo

200 years ago today, the London Beer Flood killed eight people

On October 17, 1814, over a quarter million gallons of beer were unleashed onto London's streets. The 15-foot tall tidal wave of booze crashed into buildings and flooded cellars, even killing eight especially unfortunate souls. The culprit? A busting vat.

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17 Oct 00:00

10 Strangest Things To Happen During Surgery

From a violinist who played Mozart during her own brain operation to a doctor who went to lunch during a kidney procedure, check out these 10 unusual events that occurred while a patient was under the knife.
17 Oct 00:00

Chinese Proverb

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."