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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.


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.


20 Oct 13:00

Something to Believe In

Something to Believe In

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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.


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."
15 Oct 23:15

Is reheated pasta less fattening?

Could cooling and then reheating your meal make it less fattening?
15 Oct 14:36

It's Time For an Internet Explorer 6 Intervention

by Mario Aguilar

It's Time For an Internet Explorer 6 Intervention

The few remaining users of Internet Explorer 6 are about to get a rude awakening when the internet abruptly stops working for them very soon. It's about time.


13 Oct 00:00

W. Somerset Maugham

"I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't."
11 Oct 16:49

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05 Oct 06:39

Such cool. Very relax. Much sand. Wow. #9gag

Such cool. Very relax. Much sand. Wow. #9gag

10 Oct 00:00

13 Hilarious Photos That Prove that Karma's A Bitch

(and knows where you live)..
08 Oct 11:45

That's Pretty Casual

08 Oct 00:00

11 Amazing Science Fair Projects

Science fair projects are thought to be the dominion of vinegar and baking soda volcanoes, but some kids take things far above and beyond. Here are 11 of the most impressive science fair projects ever.
08 Oct 05:15

Churchill paintings offered to nation

Thirty-eight paintings by Sir Winston Churchill are being offered to the nation, following the death of the politician's youngest daughter in May.
07 Oct 00:14

A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

by Soulskill
cartechboy writes It's 2014. Where the heck are our flying cars? We were promised flying cars. We should be living like The Jetsons, right? Well, we aren't, but we are about to take one step closer: a production-ready flying car is debuting this month. Slovakia's Aeromobil is planning to unveil its "Flying Roadster" at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria on October 29. The latest iteration is called the Aeromobil 3.0, and work on it dates back to 1990. The Aeromobil 2.5 prototype made its first flight about a year ago. The Aeromobil transforms from plane to car by folding its wings behind the cockpit. Supposedly, the Aerobmoil will fit in a standard parking spot and run on pump gas. In less than a month, our dreams could become a reality.

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06 Oct 17:15

Good News! Beer Might Help Improve your Memory — Food Science

by Kristin Appenbrink
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Yes, Oktoberfest officially ended in Germany yesterday, but in our minds this is another reason to raise a stein.

As it turns out, a compound in hops might actually be able to improve your memory. (We're going to take a guess that they are talking about long-term memory here.)


05 Oct 17:00

And Here's Windows 95 On a Smartwatch For Some Reason

by Kate Knibbs

An intrepid 16-year-old web developer hacked his Android Wear to run Windows 95. Ah, to be young and very good at undertaking whimsical hacking projects.


04 Oct 15:30

Ревю: ASTRAL DOORS - "Notes from the Shadows"

Почитателите на осемдесетарския хард рок/хеви метъл със сигурност са се сблъскали с един доста неприятен проблем - трудно е да ...
04 Oct 14:04

ULI JON ROTH Joined By 12-Year-Old Swedish Female Drummer For Performance Of SCORPIONS Classic

12-year-old drummer Nea Forslund from Sweden joined legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS) on stage on October 2 at Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark to perform the SCORPIONS classic "Hell Cat", originally from the 1976 album "Virgin Killer". Check out fan-filmed footage below. "I think it's very important to really do something for young talent, because when we started, I was that age," Uli said while introducing Nea to the crowd. "And we were fortunate, because we had a lot of gigs to play, and we had opportunities. Nowadays it's really difficult for the kids. All they can do is sit at home. They don't have the gigs anymore that we had. And it's just really difficult to get good, because that really helps [when you perform] on stage." Nea started playing drums in early 2008 after seeing a drummer on TV. She got her first drum kit Roland TD-3 at age 5 and began playing/rehearsing every day to CDs/acoustic guitar, mostly Elton John's early rock songs and material from THE WINGS' "Band On The Run" album. At the age of 6, she began rehearsing songs from VAN HALEN's first album, Frank Marino and from Uli Jon Roth's "Electric Sun". In 2011, Morgan Ågren became her drum teacher. Her second drum teacher was Andreas Habo Johansson. She is inspired by the drummers Morgan Ågren, Jeff Porcaro, Simon Phillips and Stewart Copeland.