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28 May 13:35

22+ International Borders Around The World

by Lina D.

Netherlands And Belgium

Netherlands And Belgium

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Norway And Sweden

Norway And Sweden

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Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay

Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay

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USA And Mexico

USA And Mexico

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Haiti And The Dominican Republic

Haiti And The Dominican Republic

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Bolivia And Brasil

Bolivia And Brasil

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Macau Drives On The Left Side Of The Road, Mainland China Drives On The Right, So This Is What They Do At The Border

Macau Drives On The Left Side Of The Road, Mainland China Drives On The Right, So This Is What  They Do At The Border

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Spain And Portugal

Spain And Portugal

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Poland And Ukraine

Poland And Ukraine

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USA And Mexico

USA And Mexico

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The Woman At Right Is Standing In The Lithuanian Village Of Norviliskes To Speak With Her Belarusian Relatives Across The Fence On The Border Between Belarus And Lithuania

The Woman At Right Is Standing In The Lithuanian Village Of Norviliskes To Speak With Her Belarusian Relatives Across The Fence On The Border Between Belarus And Lithuania

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Russia And Belarus

Russia And Belarus

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Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

Residents Of Naco, Arizona And Naco, Mexico Play Volleyball Match Over Fence Between USA And Mexico

Residents Of Naco, Arizona And Naco, Mexico Play Volleyball Match Over Fence Between USA And Mexico

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India And Pakistan Border Visible From Space

India And Pakistan Border Visible From Space

Germany And Czech Republic Showcase Two Different Approaches To Bark Beetle Infestation – Silvicultural Intervention Vs. Intentional Neglect

Germany And Czech Republic Showcase Two Different Approaches To Bark Beetle Infestation - Silvicultural Intervention Vs. Intentional Neglect

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Egypt And Israel

Egypt And Israel

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Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal

Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal

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Point Where Borders Of Germany, The Netherlands And Belgium Converge Near City Of Aachen

Point Where Borders Of Germany, The Netherlands And Belgium Converge Near City Of Aachen

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Sweden And Norway

Sweden And Norway

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Denmark And Sweden

Denmark And Sweden

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Usa And Canada

Usa And Canada

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28 May 15:37

Junco’s Pub, A Highly Detailed Scaled-Down Dive Bar Created Just for Birds

by Lori Dorn

Elling Lien, an artist in St. John’s, Newfoundland, has created Junco’s Pub, a highly detailed dive bar that’s been impeccably scaled down as a bird feeder. Lien started live streaming from the pub on May 13, and in doing so he’s captured a few wonderful moments with the birds. Lien told BuzzFeed that this project is, in part, an homage to his father.

My dad, Jon Lien, was an animal behaviourist, a professor at MUN here in St. John’s. He was well-known for his work with whales, but really he started out doing research on wild birds. He’d love watching the juncos from our kitchen table at our house in Portugal Cove, and I was always amazed at how he seemed to be able to understand what was happening out there, how they were interacting with each other. Juncos are cantankerous little friggers, and dad really pointed that out to me first. It wasn’t just, “lah-dee-dah, I’m enjoying these wild birds, aren’t they so beautiful and free,” but he’d be really carefully keeping track of how they were interacting with each other. Sometimes he’d even take his students out to our house to watch and record the behaviour of these juncos and jays and chickadees. …Dad passed away five years ago, but as homage to him there’s a miniature version of a whale poster his Whale Research Group published in the corner of the pub.

Peek a Boo

image via Junco’s Pub

via BuzzFeed, Cute Overload, Tastefully Offensive

28 May 06:44

How musicians can piece together a record label from pieces of the Internet

by Cory Doctorow


Rutgers law prof Michael Carrier rebuts the RIAA's assertion -- backed by laughably cherry-picked bad stats -- that the number of working musicians is in decline. Read the rest

28 May 19:14

Man has marble addiction

by Mark Frauenfelder

A 72-year-old gent has been fascinated with marbles for 60 years. Each of the 1500 marbles he owns has a label and a place to keep it.

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(Thanks, Mathhew!)

27 May 01:10

arttherapycounselingstudent: When sensitivity, and resultant...





















arttherapycounselingstudent:

When sensitivity, and resultant anxiety, is your super power, lovely…

theshelteredlife:

shygeekoverlord:

bacon-dragon:

paperforbreakfast:

ABCD #141: Positive reconceptualization.

FUCK!!!!!!

Woah!!!

I’m a fecking super hero! Yeah!!

27 May 14:07

gifsboom: Video: Cardboard Box Maze for Cats

28 May 14:15

Zoom

by Minnesotastan

From a photo gallery at The Guardian.
28 May 11:54

Reporters easily fooled into writing that chocolate helps you lose weight

by Rob Beschizza
fail John Bohannon conducted a deliberately worthless "study"—15 people eating a chocolate bar a day for three weeks—then set out to see who would publish the paper and who would report whatever he told them to about it.
26 May 04:00

Deep Shower Thoughts, Part 3 (images via edgement)Previously:...



















Deep Shower Thoughts, Part 3 (images via edgement)

Previously: Part One, Part Two

27 May 04:25

gifsboom: Video:  Cute Baby Bat

25 May 11:35

sci-universe: We actually have pictures that great of Mars, a...









sci-universe:

We actually have pictures that great of Mars, a planet about 225 million kilometers (140 million miles) away from us.
Image copyright: NASA

27 May 18:09

Ecocapsule: minimalist pod for living off-grid

by David Pescovitz
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The Ecocapsule holds two adults and contains a kitchenette with running water, flushing toilet, hot shower, and storage space. I can imagine fields in San Francisco peppered with these as the housing crisis continues. Read the rest

27 May 15:22

J.K. Rowling delivers fabulous smackdown to Westboro Baptist Church

by Rob Beschizza

After the Irish voted in favor of recognizing same-sex marriage, the Harry Potter author gleefully posted a "Dumbledore/Gandalf" slash meme with the text "now they can get married in Ireland!", replete with rainbow and clover emojis galore.

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26 May 13:49

Poverty is a tax on cognition

by Cory Doctorow

In an outstanding lecture at the London School of Economics, Macarthur "genius award" recipient Sendhil Mullainathan explains his research on the psychology of scarcity, a subject that he's also written an excellent book about. Read the rest

27 May 01:10

NetDragon CEO built headquarters in shape of Star Trek Enterprise

by David Pescovitz
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Liu Dejian, founder of NetDragon, is such a Star Trek fan that he built his corporate headquarters to resemble the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E. (more…)

26 May 02:44

Wes Anderson's new cafe

by David Pescovitz
Bar-Luce-anderson

Wes Anderson designed a new cafe in Milan, called Bar Luce. You can even play Steve Zissou pinball there. Read the rest

25 May 13:53

joshua-wright: I had such fun drawing all the carnage in my...



















joshua-wright:


I had such fun drawing all the carnage in my last comic I decided to do it all again, but this time with magic instead of a mattock.

Btw, I too have been searching for the Mirror of Mind-Freeing for many years. Currently I’m cursed with an insatiable love of art and illustration. I’m hoping the mirror can show me that I’m really a stock broker, or maybe a dentist. I hear both those pay pretty well. :) 

25 May 15:04

fannypaxfax: catinahatgoin-rata-tat-tat: nizzerd: “I’m a...

















fannypaxfax:

catinahatgoin-rata-tat-tat:

nizzerd:

“I’m a black kid. Try to teach me about slavery without me feeling resentment towards white people.”


His face though…

This is fucking gold.

He’s mad because they were telling the kids the truth?

25 May 15:43

aphroditesapples: edens-blog: frolicingintheforest: Sauron...















aphroditesapples:

edens-blog:

frolicingintheforest:

Sauron made friends with a Toad!
At first, I thought he was going to kill it. But he just started petting it. Not, swatting at it, and not trying to hurt it at all. They ended up just layin’ and chillin’ together for awhile. Then the toad went on his merry little way. Too cute haha! 

nah these are two witch’s familiars

i wish i had a familiar

25 May 18:23

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24 May 20:26

Avocado Love Wool Sculpture by Hanna Dovahan

by Christopher Jobson

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Ukranian crafter Hanna Dovahan makes some pretty fantastic wool objects including animals, arthropods, and food which she sells in her Etsy shop. This avocado love piece is on a slightly higher plane of amazing.

25 May 08:23

moonblossom: deluxetrashqueen:Honestly, Rick Rolling is the best practical joke ever. Like, there’s...

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deluxetrashqueen:

Honestly, Rick Rolling is the best practical joke ever. Like, there’s nothing offensive or mean  spirited about it. It’s just like “Oops you thought there would be something else here but it’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.” which isn’t even a bad song. It’s fairly enjoyable to listen to. There’s no jumpscares, no screaming, no ill will. Just Rick Astley telling you he’s never going to give you up. I think that’s great. “You fell into my trap! Here, listen to this completely benign song that will have no negative effect on you.” 

I wish this were true. There’s a really good article about the problems inherent with rickrolling here.

23 May 20:41

My brain hurts.



My brain hurts.

24 May 18:44

urbnindustrial: Safari Lodge

24 May 09:46

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25 May 18:07

America's prison population, by the numbers

by Cory Doctorow
Quinn Norton's "long form data journalism" piece on the American prison system paints a bleak picture of a nation that feasts on its poorest and most vulnerable with a boundless, venomous cruelty. Read the rest
24 May 21:43

Debunking the myths of OCD

by Mark Frauenfelder
There’s a common misconception that if you like to meticulously organize your things, keep your hands clean, or plan out your weekend to the last detail, you might be OCD. In fact, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a serious psychiatric condition that is frequently misunderstood by society and mental health professionals alike. Natascha M. Santos debunks the myths surrounding OCD.

25 May 20:13

America's Class of 2015 have spent more than half their lives at war.

by Xeni Jardin
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This infographic shows the percent of life each American, perhaps including you, has spent with their country at war or at peace.

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25 May 13:00

United Wrecks of America

by Jen

Gimmie a U!

"U!"

Gimmie an S!

"S!"

Gimmie a... nother U?

Huh.

Looks like sticking this cookie cake to the ceiling has addled some brains.

After all, what red-blooded American could forget how to spell the good ol' USA?

I mean, besides these ones?

 

I feel like this one was getting close:

The underline on the S really sells it.

 

Well, however you (mis)spell it, here's to all those who've given their lives for this great country: the United States of...

Psst. Guys. You spelled "'MURICA" wrong.

 

Thanks to Carrie D., Dave G., Heather O., & Scott D. for the memories.

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