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01 Sep 22:17

More than one in three wild boar in Germany are too radioactive to eat

by Dan Seifert

If you've going to Germany to experience Oktoberfest for beer and sausages this fall, chances are you might want to stay away from the boar while you're there. A new study from the German government, reported by The Telegraph, shows that more than one in three wild boar killed by hunters in the region are too radioactive to be safe for humans to eat.

Since 2012, hunters in the Saxony region of Germany have had to get any wild boar they kill tested for radiation. In one year, the state reports that 297 of 752 boar tested contained more than the safe limit of 600 becquerels of radioactive material caesium-137 per kilogram for human consumption. Some boar tested had radiation levels dozens of times higher than the safe limit.

Some boar had radioactive material dozens of times higher than the safe limit

Saxony is 700 miles from Chernobyl, where a 1986 explosion at a nuclear plant sent radioactive material into the atmosphere. Subsquent rain and wind carried the radioactive material far and wide across Europe.

It's thought that boar are more susceptible to radiation contamination becuase their diet consists of mushrooms and truffles that are buried in the ground and hold radiation longer than other vegetation. As a result of the contaminated meat, the German government has paid out thousands of euros in compensation to hunters, which have to destroy anything that tests as unsafe and cannot sell it for profit.

Even though it has been 28 years since the Chernobyl disaster, The Telegraph points out that experts say the radiation could be around in unsafe levels for another 50 years.

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31 Aug 18:57

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31 Aug 02:49

stunningpicture: I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in...



stunningpicture:

I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.

29 Aug 22:32

nateswinehart: Being good to each other is so important, guys.





















nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

26 Aug 15:16

26 Aug 1858: The Dangers of Women Reading Novels

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"Novel Reading. - A whole family brought to destitution in England, has had all its misfortunes clearly traced by the authorities to an ungovernable passion for novel reading entertained by the wife and mother. - The husband was sober and industrious, but his wife was indolent and addicted to reading everything procurable in the way of romance. This led her to utterly neglect her husband, herself and her eight children. One daughter in despair, fled the parental home, and threw herself into the haunts of vice. Another was found by the police chained by the legs to prevent her from following her sister’s example. The house exhibited the most offensive appearance of filth and indigence. In the midst of this pollution, privation and poverty, the cause of it sat reading the last ‘sensation work’ of the season, and refused to allow herself to be disturbed in her entertainment." 

~From San Antonio Texan (San Antonio, Tex.), Thursday, August 26, 1858

26 Aug 15:29

1921: Major Fatina Hanin

"Major Fatina Hanin is the only woman officer in the Turkish army.  She enlisted in the ranks after her son was killed in fighting with the British and won several promotions for bravery."

~From The Breckenridge Daily American (Breckenridge, Tex), August 26, 1921

26 Aug 17:41

1934: Dorothy Lee

Toaster Strudel

For cross dressing being so immoral back in the day, they sure liked making it entertainment.

"The niftiest role so far falling to petite Dorothy Lee is in ‘Cockeyed Cavaliers,’ starring Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey. She joins their medieval ramblings in this RKO-Radio comedy feature, disguised as a boy. At the Palace today."

~From The Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Sunday, August 26, 1934

28 Aug 19:59

Hark, A Vagrant: Kokoro Pt 1




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Kokoro is one of those books that maybe you have to read in a class, and you think that it's kind of dry, but then somehow it gets under your skin and you can't stop thinking about it. And I guess they call them classics because they stick around like that.
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27 Aug 10:24

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Toaster Strudel

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ferrero rocher & nutella cupcakes ©
26 Aug 17:50

Horse and Buggy Robbed by Masked Gunmen

by Aleksander Chan

Horse and Buggy Robbed by Masked Gunmen

A group of Amish riding in a horse and buggy along a East Lampeter Township, Penn. road were robbed at gunpoint by a man in a mask. The robber apparently drove up to the horse and buggy in a white minivan, swerving into the buggy's lane to force it to stop, got out, and demanded the wallets of all three people inside.

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26 Aug 19:27

A Japanese Bread Cutter and Mold That Makes an Adorable Pop-Up Panda

by EDW Lynch
Toaster Strudel

Via firehose

Pop-Up Panda Bread Form

Japanese company Torune has created a combination bread cutter and mold that forms and cuts a piece of bread into an adorable pop-up panda. The device is available online at JBOX.

Pop-Up Panda Bread Form

Pop-Up Panda Bread Form

photos via JBOX

via TokyoFinds, Andrew Ledford, Lustik

26 Aug 15:52

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20 Aug 18:42

The Islamic State

by Endswell

A 42-minute documentary on The Islamic State (formerly ISIL, ISIS), the well-funded, unabashedly violent group responsible for beheading American journalist James Foley on camera in retaliation for US air strikes in Iraq.

VICE

22 Aug 21:39

True Facts About Marsupials

by Endswell
23 Aug 02:24

mingsonjia: 仕女摄影 by 潤熙陳 1,2,3 Tang Dynasty 4,5,6 Song...



















mingsonjia:

仕女摄影 by 潤熙陳

1,2,3 Tang Dynasty

4,5,6 Song Dynasty

7,8,9 Ming Dynasty

23 Aug 13:14

officialputin: putins-boyfriend: putins-girlfriend: yourtubes: reblog if your url represents who...

officialputin:

putins-boyfriend:

putins-girlfriend:

yourtubes:

reblog if your url represents who you really are 

I am really Putin’s girlfriend

then we have a problem

I can explain it

23 Aug 13:19

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omgmegami:

captainstevexxx:

hereinlife13:

These are not mine but I wanted to bring them together!  

http://tohdaryl.tumblr.com/

I love this 

Some of you will not be surprised that I immediately hit the reblog button on this.

23 Aug 13:20

swanqueenidiot: Okay so the Colbert Report posted a link to the Ellen Page interview, right And I...

swanqueenidiot:

Okay so the Colbert Report posted a link to the Ellen Page interview, right

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And I was already happy it was a fan favorite. But THE COMMENTS

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I MEAN

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IT’S JUST TOO GREAT

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ADAM AND EVE NOT ADAM AND MAPLE LEAF

23 Aug 13:23

elloellenoh: clpteens: …just...



















elloellenoh:

clpteens:

…just magical…

ladyinterior:

Magnificent Trees Around the World

Trees are living works of art.

21 Aug 18:27

brightwalldarkroom: Because of the lovely and overwhelming...



brightwalldarkroom:

Because of the lovely and overwhelming response that this post received, Brianna has decided to make prints of this illustration available via Society6.

50% of the proceeds from any prints sold will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, a charity that Mr. Williams proudly supported. 

Details here.

brightwalldarkroom:

Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

(illustration by Brianna Ashby)

21 Aug 22:32

d0nn0: Serves you fucking right you little bitch Don’t...





d0nn0:

Serves you fucking right you little bitch

Don’t be a dick, Thomas The Tank Engine.

21 Aug 20:07

1936: "MARIHUANA -- Weed With Roots in Hell"

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~From The Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Friday, August 21, 1936

Found a trailer on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awrmhrCFk2o

21 Aug 04:55

Ever See a Fish Eat a Shark?

by Gabrielle Bluestone

A group of fisherman off the coast of Florida shot this moderately horrifying video of a prehistoric-looking fish taking down a small shark in a single bite.

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20 Aug 23:54

wait i can explain

Toaster Strudel

Italian greyhound!!



wait i can explain