Friday, December 22nd
Denmark’s new prison has a grocery store, workshops, and lots of glass. It looks more like a college campus–and that’s the whole point.
Denmark’s recidivism rate is about 27%, about half of the United States’ rate, which ranges between 49% and 80% depending on the type of crime committed.
The Badain Jaran Desert occupies parts of China and Inner Mongolia covering an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers making it the third largest desert in China. Although not a lot of people are familiar with this desert, outside China, it is known for having the tallest stationary dunes on earth. Some of these dunes have been measured to reach heights of more than 500 meters. Badain Jaran has an extremely arid climate with an annual precipitation between 50-60mm. Nearly 40-80 times of the precipitation gets evaporated away before it falls as rainfall.
Despite these dry conditions, one of the most remarkable feature of Badain Jaran is the existence of nearly 140 permanent lakes that lie between the dunes. It’s these lakes that give the desert its name which in Mongolian means "mysterious lakes".
Friday, Dec 22nd 2017 (12:00am)
Thursday, December 21st
Wednesday, December 20th
Catastrophe: (each episode about 48 minutes long)
Wednesday, Dec 20th 2017 (4:21pm)
The strangest thing about warts is that they tend to go away. Fully grown, nothing in the body has so much the look of toughness and permanence as a wart, and yet, inexplicably and often very abruptly, they come to the end of their lives and vanish without a trace. And they can be made to go away by something that can only be called thinking, or something like thinking. This is a special property of warts which is absolutely astonishing, more of a surprise than cloning or recombinant DNA or endorphin or acupuncture or anything else currently attracting attention in the press. It is one of the great mystifications of science: warts can be ordered off the skin by hypnotic suggestion.
Wednesday, Dec 20th 2017 (5:59am)
The Serbian a cappella choir Viva Vox performs a medley of Star Wars themes with just their voices. All the orchestral parts are there, and they do a great job of executing. The group is a lot larger than you can tell from the visuals here. The visuals are almost as catchy as the music.
Wednesday, Dec 20th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Geeks
Tuesday, December 19th
Great Big Story meets Brian Edwards, an airport operations supervisor at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan, and his real-life Air Bud, Piper, who's tasked with the important job of keeping planes safe from bird strikes.
"Birds can pose a huge threat to flight safety, but when they see Piper on his way, geese, ducks and gulls flee the runways. It’s an important job, but not one without its share of fun."
Tuesday, Dec 19th 2017 (3:37am) | Thanks: Tastefully Offensive
Monday, December 18th
Sunday, December 17th
"Dust Bunnies" is an extremely cute animated short film, created by Ringling College of Art & Design students Beth Tomashek and Sam Wade earlier this year, about the solid friendship between two dust bunnies as they try to escape the clutches of a ruthless cleaning maid.
Sunday, Dec 17th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Saturday, December 16th
Friday, December 15th
Not that I particularly have a problem with Wally World, but it's a little scary to me when any one player controls such a large portion of the market.
Friday, Dec 15th 2017 (12:01am)
Thursday, December 14th
In the cold-war craze of the 50's, the government was faced with many survival decisions, including just what to feed all the huddled masses in their underground bunkers and shelters. After much study, they hit upon bulgur wheat, a key ingredient in middle-Eastern cuisine and an especially hardy and common grain. From that, 20 billion pounds of all-purpose survival crackers came into being.
The British Ecological Society has announced the winners of its annual photo competition, and it features fantastic photos of fearsome predators pouncing on prey, a freakishly rare ocelot, and a crafty chameleon doing what a chameleon does best.
Thursday, Dec 14th 2017 (12:01am)
Wednesday, December 13th
“Oh, you’re just blowing smoke up my ass,” is something you might hear someone say when they think you’re just telling them what they want to hear. But in 18th-century England, blowing smoke up one’s ass was an actual medical procedure, and no, we aren’t kidding.
Wednesday, Dec 13th 2017 (7:41pm) | Thanks: James
Pat DiNizio, frontman, songwriter and guitarist with veteran alternative rockers The Smithereens, died Tuesday (Dec. 12) at the age of 62.
DiNizio had been recovering from unidentified "medical issues" sustained during a fall and, just days earlier, revealed in a Facebook message that he was looking forward to returning to the road.
Wednesday, Dec 13th 2017 (6:52am)
On a tight budget and with an armful of surfboards, Bruce Brown helped introduce America to surfing with a story of two friends trotting around the world, in chase of the perfect wave. A lifelong surfer and motorcycle rider, Brown died Sunday at his ranch north of Santa Barbara, his company website, Bruce Brown Films, announced. He was 80.
Wednesday, Dec 13th 2017 (12:02am)
Tuesday, December 12th
You've probably heard the warning every year since you were a kid: Don't eat those little silver balls on your Christmas cookies, because they’re "poisonous." Those small round decorations are officially called silver dragées - dragée being the general term for a tiny confectionery coated in hard sugar - and they've been haunting the Food and Drug Administration for over a century.
Tuesday, Dec 12th 2017 (12:00am)
Monday, December 11th
Sunday, December 10th
Best Song About Masturbation
Nothing! Player's off!
Boondock Saints, The (1999)
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