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  • A Must-See Gymnast, and the Meaning of Joy

    01/18/2019 2:03:46 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | Jason Gay
    If you haven’t seen the clip of Ohashi’s performance, go watch it right now. It’s barely a minute long. I’ll wait right here. OK, are we good? That was something, wasn’t it? I think there are a number of reasons why tens of millions of people are responding so positively—and emotionally—to this. First of all, Ohashi is an incredible athlete—she does about 20 things in this routine that if an ordinary human like you or me ever did, we would never stop talking about it for the rest of our lives. She makes extremely difficult maneuvers like tumbling passes look...
  • What is a man? A response to Gillette

    01/18/2019 12:41:32 PM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 15, 2019 | Egard
    Watch company Egard put out this ad that is an indirect response to the infamous toxic masculinity ad by Gillette.
  • Texas drug suspects called cops after somebody stole their weed, police say

    01/18/2019 11:57:26 AM PST · by dennisw · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 17 2019 | By Samuel Chamberlain
    Who do you call when someone steals the marijuana you're trying to sell? According to authorities in Texas, a pair of teenage would-be drug dealers opted to call the police. Investigators say 18-year-old Reed Henry and 17-year-old Jeremy Galladora contacted the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office to report a robbery. When deputies arrived, the pair said they had met up with a group of men to sell an item they had listed online, only to have the men assault them and make off with the item. However, after an investigation, deputies realized Henry and Galladora were actually trying to...
  • Scientists discover new element - Pelosium

    A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named Pelosium. The chemical symbol of Pelosium is Pu. Pelosium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311. These particles are held together by dark particles called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Pelosium’s mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons within the Pelosium molecule, leading...
  • A Russian Startup Wants to Project Giant Billboards in Space

    01/18/2019 11:17:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 18, 2019 | Avery Thompson
    One Russian company has announced a plan to build gigantic billboards in space, lighting up the night sky with advertisements for companies like Coke, McDonald’s, and KFC. If they’re successful, we could start seeing advertisements floating in the sky as soon as 2021. On the one hand, this is a pretty incredible technological marvel. The company, StartRocket, plans to launch dozens of tiny CubeSats into orbit roughly 280 miles above the ground in a single rocket. Those CubeSats would then fly in formation and deploy giant reflective sails to send the Sun’s light to the Earth. Each one of these...
  • Burned and busted 1970 Plymouth Superbird could sell for big bucks

    01/18/2019 10:48:47 AM PST · by ETL · 38 replies ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    There’s a very hot car up for auction. Well, it used to be hot. In more ways than one. It’s a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird listed on Copart that’s been burned to a crisp. The coupe is a manual transmission model and, although it’s hard to tell from the photos, the eagle-eyed commenters at seem to agree that the engine is a 440 six-pack V8. If its original, that makes the car one of just 308 like it that were built that year. ..." One thing that appears to be missing, unfortunately, is the Superbird’s glorious rear wing....
  • Asteroids have been crushing Earth for nearly 300 million years and no one knows why

    01/18/2019 10:41:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18, 2019 | Chris Ciaccia
    Asteroids have been hitting the Earth for nearly 1 billion years, but the atmosphere has largely shielded the planet from some catastrophic events. However, some space rocks make their way through — including the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. But a new study notes that, over the past 290 million years, asteroids have been impacting the Earth at triple the rate they were previously and scientists aren't sure why. After looking at 1 billion years' worth of asteroid impacts on both the Earth and Moon, researchers found that dinosaurs' fate was perhaps an inevitability.
  • What They're Not Telling You About the Yellow Vests

    01/18/2019 10:36:16 AM PST · by TheTimeOfMan · 25 replies ^ | jan 9 2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    The left despises the working class
  • VIDEO: Elderly Florida Man 'Road Rage’ Fires Multiple Bullets At Driver

    01/18/2019 10:13:56 AM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/18/2019 | Jason Murdock
    An elderly Florida man was arrested this week after allegedly following a driver towards his home and shooting at him in a bout of road rage, police said. Christino Aquino, 85, was detained on Wednesday evening after allegedly tailing a motorist in Marion Oaks, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) release. The suspect was captured on the victim’s dash cam footage, which was later released to social media. The driver told deputies that he had noticed a “suspicious vehicle” that was flashing its lights in his rear mirror while he was driving home from work at approximately 6:30...
  • Fact-checking Patriots' 18-year NFL dynasty: What's real, what's a myth

    01/18/2019 9:52:52 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Bill Barnwell
    We are 18 years into the New England Patriots dynasty. A run that started during the 2001 regular season is likely going to stretch into its third decade, which would be unprecedented in most sports and seems downright unfathomable in the modern NFL, where attrition and the salary cap conspire to strike down promising teams before they grow comfortable atop their divisions. There might never be a team like the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick Patriots again. By virtue of that 18-year reign, though, the Patriots have amassed what amounts to a popular folklore. There are stories and arguments about how the...
  • Here we go: Left-wing media now blaming ‘Trump shutdown’ for starving school children

    01/18/2019 9:49:00 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 19 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/18/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The Left-wing establishment media has been doing everything in its power to saddle POTUS Donald Trump with blame for the current partial government shutdown — despite the fact that the Democratic House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California, refuses to even sit down with the president and negotiate over his paltry $5.6 billion border wall request. As the shutdown has dragged on, however, POTUS Trump has shown no signs of backing down. In fact, he’s dug in his heels. As such, the media is now upping the ante, so to speak: They’re using “the children” as bait to get the president...
  • Gillette Now Including Free Manly Side Bag With Every Purchase (Satire)

    01/18/2019 9:24:20 AM PST · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 1/15/2019
    BOSTON, MA—As part of its new ad campaign designed to target a new, more sensitive American male, Gillette announced Tuesday that the company will be giving out a free manly pink side bag with every purchase while supplies last. The bag will reportedly contain a copy of The Feminine Mystique and instructions on how to treat any toxic masculinity you may have come down with. To get the free bag, you must spend at least $20 on a Gillette razor or other hygienic product and mail in your man card to the company. "We want to appeal to the modern...
  • ‘Forgiveness is better:’ SC restaurant owner poses with man who robbed business

    01/18/2019 9:21:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    WBRC FOX6 News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Tanita Gaither
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The man known as Mr. Seafood took to Facebook to show that despite his business being broken into, that won’t stop his compassionate spirit to forgive the man who committed the crime. Kevin Scott, the owner of Mr. Seafood #1 in Columbia says his restaurant on Two Notch Road was broken into overnight on Jan. 13. He’s been in business in that location since July 2017... “God inspired me,” Scott said. “I talked to the guy and he said he did it to feed his family, and his story didn’t seem dishonest to me. He apologized...
  • NASCAR legend Glen Wood dies at 93

    01/18/2019 8:49:49 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 14 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 01/18/2018 | Arthur Weinstein
    NASCAR legend Glen Wood dies at 93 NASCAR January 18, 2019 10:07am ESTJanuary 18, 2019 10:07am ESTMotorsport, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, English, NASCARWood and his brother, Leonard, co-founded Wood Brothers Racing in 1950, making it the oldest active team in the sport. Longtime NASCAR team owner Glen Wood has died at age 93, Wood Brothers Racing announced Friday. It’s with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning. We want to thank family, friends, our small-town Virginia community of Patrick County, as well as everyone in the NASCAR community for their...
  • Homeless Camp Waste Leads To Big Toxic Discharge After Massive Storm

    01/18/2019 8:42:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | January 17, 2019 | Steve Large
    Wednesday’s massive storm had rivers rising all around our area. In Sacramento County, the surge of water swept away toxic waste from homeless camps and sent it all downstream. One section of Steelhead Creek, hit hard by toxic debris from homeless camps, grabbed the attention of geologist Roland Brady. One day after the storm, Brady came out to see the aftermath. “I wouldn’t drink it,” Brady said. “I would never drink it. What you’ll see are places that look like a solid waste disposal site, with a creek flowing through it.”
  • chased to her death off rooftop by gang of raging monkeys in 3rd 'macaque murder' in 3 months

    01/18/2019 8:17:21 AM PST · by ETL · 35 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 18, 2019 | Mark Hodge
    Savitri Devi was sitting on a terrace with her daughter-in-law in northern India when they were attacked by the violent primates ..." " they both fled the terrifying assault, the pair fell off the terrace – a plunge which killed Savitri “on the spot”, reports The Times of India.Renu was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. It is not clear the distance the pair fell from the terrace or Savitri's exact cause of death.This is the third death caused by monkeys in Uttar Pradesh in the last three months.Indian activists are now calling for the protected species to be moved to...

    01/18/2019 8:06:59 AM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 56 replies
    The New York Whines | January 18 2019
    January 18 2019 - The New York Whines - A huge snowstorm is threatening to overtake New York City this morning, as over 1/32nd of an inch of the dreaded semi-frozen crystals have accumulated thus far in Central Park and on the streets between Lexington and Fifth Avenues. Buses and Subways are running at half speed as ordered by Mayor Bill de Blasshole after he was awoken from his mid-morning snooze and informed of the developing calamity facing the city. Said the Mayor before resuming his nap, "I have fully capable people in positions to deal with these types of...
  • Devastating quakes are priming the Himalaya for a mega-disaster

    01/18/2019 7:51:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | January 17, 2019 | Maya Wei-Haas
    A study published January 3 in Nature Communications provides new evidence that, rather than releasing seismic tensions in the crust, the 2015 quake likely loaded the surrounding region for an even more destructive mega-earthquake, which could clock in at magnitudes of 8.5 or higher. The study’s numerical simulations probe the conditions behind how and why moderate earthquakes trigger massive ones, helping scientists understand the accumulation of stress along faults. It's impossible to say exactly when this megaquake will actually happen, whether years, decades, or centuries from now. But understanding the risks to the region is vital for getting protections in...
  • Woman Sets Fire to Husband After Row Over Phone Password Turns Violent

    01/18/2019 7:22:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | January 18, 2019 | By Simon Veazey
    Warning: Pictures in social media posts contain scenes some may find distressing ====================================================================== A man died two days after his wife set him on fire following an argument sparked by his refusal to give her his phone password. Dedi Purnama, 26, was repairing the roof of his house in a coastal village in Indonesia on the afternoon of Jan. 12, according to local media reports, when his wife called up to him, wanting to access his phone. He refused and climbed down the ladder. An argument followed. He then reportedly hit his wife, Ilham Cahyani, who then grabbed a fuel...
  • Scientists Can Now Grow Perfect Human Blood Vessels in The Lab

    01/18/2019 7:01:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | 17 JAN 2019 | KRISTIN HAUSER,
    In a study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, researchers from the University of British Columbia detail how they were able to coax stem cells into growing into human blood vessel "organoids," the term used for three-dimensional, lab-grown cellular systems that mimic the characteristics of organs or tissues. They then placed the lab-grown blood vessels in a petri dish designed to mimic a "diabetic environment." They found that the basement membrane thickened in a way that was "strikingly similar" to the thickening seen in patients with diabetes, according to researcher Reiner Wimmer. The researchers then went on the hunt...