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You Know You Should Use Sunscreen. But Are You Using It Right? [SLNYT] "Look, we're not here to nag. We all know we're supposed to use sunscreen more reliably than we probably do. "Instead of hounding you again, we asked experts for tips on skin cancer...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Here in the northern hemisphere the days are getting warm enough to start wishing for some cool air. Let's dream together of snowy mountains and fun ways to get down them. Sure, we could alpine ski or snowboard, some of us may telemark, and lots of us...
From: MetaFilter | By: Songdog | Monday, May 30, 2016
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"In the early hours of Jan. 26, 2005, one of two large Marine helicopters transporting troops for this expanded and therefore riskier mission crashed, killing all onboard: 30 Marines and a Navy corpsman....I promised myself that night that I would visit...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Goiter-Ridden Creche Figures — Disease-ridden pilgrims bring a whole new level of realism to the manger scene. Part of the special collections at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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I was a stock photography model....
From: MetaFilter | By: infini | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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"Many of the people involved in the Washington National Opera's production of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle say their first exposure to opera came from the same source—Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoons." [SLWSJ]...
From: MetaFilter | By: moonmilk | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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"Frog and Toad": An Amphibious Celebration of Same-Sex Love...
From: MetaFilter | By: nadawi | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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In Hangzhou, China, a new bookstore designed by XL-Muse contains mirrored ceilings as well unique designs around mirrors that provide amazing illusions, as well as a very unique "book playground"....
From: MetaFilter | By: numaner | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Google has crunched the data on all those food-related searches you made and released a 75-page report, Food Trends 2016 [pdf]. Spoiler: bacon isn't going anywhere....
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Wendy Carlos is one of the most important composers living today. While primarily connected to the fields of electronic music, sound design, and alternate tunings, her compositions transcend these genres. It is certain that her music will be included...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sokka shot first | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Me and Magdalena is the latest single by the Monkees. This is the first single from the Monkees' 12th album, 'Good Times!', written by Ben Gibbard from 'Death Cab For Cutie'. 'Good Times' contains songs written by Harry Nilsson, Andy Partridge, Neil...
From: MetaFilter | By: h00py | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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A Boston advertiser's technology, when deployed by anti-choice groups, allows those groups to send propaganda directly to a woman's phone while she is in a clinic waiting room....
From: MetaFilter | By: still_wears_a_hat | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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"You will never see a Mister Softee truck in Midtown," he continued. "If you do, there will be problems, and you won't see him there very long." [SLNYT]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Chrysostom | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Dan Lewis's Now I Know newsletter brings us the story of Combat Juggling, and I bring it to you just because it's weird....
From: MetaFilter | By: Etrigan | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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"Jeanie is actually 100 percent correct in her assessment that Ferris has been cut way too many breaks in life and should be held to a higher standard. In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, she's not just a petty, jealous sibling, she's a female voice of reason...
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Behind a Muslim community in northern Wyoming lies one enterprising man—and countless tamales....
From: MetaFilter | By: Joe in Australia | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Lightning strikes at 7000 frames per second. [SLYT]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Mitheral | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Inventions of Mine That Have Been Misused for Evil Purposes by veteran silly-person Jack Handey from The New Yorker's Shouts and Murmurs department...
From: MetaFilter | By: oneswellfoop | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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When "Rationalism" makes you dumber: Scientific American writer John Horgan's recent talk to a large skeptic conference was cut short when he called for turning skepticism towards "hard targets" such as psychiatric drugs, medical overtesting and militarism,...
From: MetaFilter | By: blankdawn | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Weird Skateboarding: Ritchie Jackson, Almir Jusovic, Jason Park, Kilian Martin, Gou Miyagi, William Spencer, no but seriously Willy Spencer.... Is This Skateboarding?...
From: MetaFilter | By: carsonb | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Chinese students gaming entry into and passage through Western universities The advertisements were tailored for Chinese college students far from home, struggling with the English language and an unfamiliar culture. Coaching services peppered the students...
From: MetaFilter | By: modernnomad | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Norway's Virus make weirdness and dissonance surprisingly catchy and groovy, an uneasy truce between jazz and metal resembling a mixture of Talking Heads and Voivod. Stereogum offers a couple of looks at upcoming new record Memento Collider. "There's...
From: MetaFilter | By: Existential Dread | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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If you only know Indigo Girls from their few hits from decades ago, you might not be aware that they get pretty intense on every album. Let's look at their deeper tracks from each of the Girls and how they evolve across time, starting with the beginning...
From: MetaFilter | By: hippybear | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Imagine it's the Fall of 1987 and you recently saw The Princess Bride (trailer). Then you heard that Fred Savage was back, in an oddly familiar setting with another story, this time about dinosaurs. You might be thrilled to see Dinosaurs! A Fun-Filled...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Tormund thinks Brienne is beautiful (possible spoilers for the Game of Thrones HBO series)...
From: MetaFilter | By: deathpanels | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Frisson (Wikipedia), dubbed "skin orgasms" by some researchers, is the sensation of shivers, often accompanied by the physical manifestation of goosebumps, which some listeners experience in response to particularly emotional or unexpected passages in...
From: MetaFilter | By: rekrap | Monday, May 30, 2016
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How can design techniques encourage animal phobics in opening up to a positive perspective on the feared animal? Does not contain pictures of animals. Trigger warning for tone: in parts, comes across as minimizing....
From: MetaFilter | By: wonton endangerment | Monday, May 30, 2016
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"This is all hilarious, of course — a 14-year-old girl utterly fanatical about the Founding Fathers — that is until you realize that it isn't going away." Joe Posnanski of NBC Sports on taking his 14 year old daughter, Elizabeth, to see Hamilton....
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Monday, May 30, 2016
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25 Literary Yo Mama Jokes...
From: MetaFilter | By: Daily Alice | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Portland isn't the biggest city, the most historical city, or the best weather city. If it isn't quirky donuts that we promote, what's it gonna be? You think Seattle people actually like the Space Needle? Hell no. It looks like a giant alien dick. But...
From: MetaFilter | By: Bella Donna | Monday, May 30, 2016
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We praise people that are "courageous" enough to quit their 9-to-5 and dive into the deep end of the exciting unknown. We idealize and romanticize the idea of being our own boss and being in charge of our own schedule. To take a risk and reap the bountiful...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kitteh | Monday, May 30, 2016
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How Tumblr Users Transformed a Homophobic Post Into a Dystopian Science Fiction Lovefest The version of this post that crossed my dash....
From: MetaFilter | By: moody cow | Monday, May 30, 2016
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that's what it is!...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sebmojo | Monday, May 30, 2016
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TS Eliot's rejection of Orwell's Animal Farm [The Guardian] Digitised for the first time by the British Library, Eliot's rejection is now available to read alongside others including Virginia Woolf's to James Joyce. Eliot's letter is one of more than...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Monday, May 30, 2016
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The Guinness World Record for Worlds Longest Pizza has been broken. (not to be confused with the record for World's Largest Pizza) After a mile-long pizza was created at Expo Milano last year, pizza-makers in Naples (recognized by most as the place modern...
From: MetaFilter | By: oneswellfoop | Monday, May 30, 2016
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At the Libertarian Party National Convention in Orlando, FL on Sunday, party chair candidate James Weeks treated his fellow partisans to a striptease. (CSPAN video) He danced and disrobed to the tune of the Australian band The Beards' 2011 song You Should...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sleeper | Monday, May 30, 2016
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The 100 Greatest X-Men Of All Time - as determined (at length) by the Comics Alliance staff....
From: MetaFilter | By: Artw | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Lotta Losten and David F. Sandberg make movies about visitors in their apartment. You may remember Lotta from Lights Out, now a trilogy with Cam Closer and Pictured. Here are more of Lotta and David's films about their apartment and its many guests:...
From: MetaFilter | By: mattdidthat | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Between truancy and curfew laws teens can only legally be outside a few hours a day. In the US, the only country with teen curfew laws, millions have been arrested since the 90s for simply walking outside at night, with no strong evidence pointing to...
From: MetaFilter | By: blankdawn | Monday, May 30, 2016
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The Verge Review of Animals: Spiders This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight....
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Leyla McCalla is a classically trained cellist who grew up in New York with her Haitian parents. She moved to New Orleans where she performed on Royal Street and learned about the Haitian history of the community. McCalla also joined the Carolina Chocolate...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Kennedy Elliott, graphics editor at The Washington Post presents a broad, graphics-filled overview of how humans perceive data graphics. [Links to Medium, not WaPo.]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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All Night I Think Of You / I Want To Be Your Lady, Baby. (0:30 sec video, edited by @MikeDiva)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Greg Nog | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Five of them still exist, albeit chiefly as artifacts and inspiration for luthiers. In 2011, luthiers Daniel Sinier & Françoise de Ridder got the job of restoring one of them, a process they describe in some detail. End result, the Sabionari can...
From: MetaFilter | By: BWA | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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The Dark Night Begins. Adam West hosts Hollywood Palace in October 1966. With Joey Heatherton, a French ventriloquist, Roy and Dale headed to Vietnam, George Carlin with an establishment-friendly set, the Charleston on top of an 80 foot pole, laxatives,...
From: MetaFilter | By: bendybendy | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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No PIN needed They enter an amount less than $50 and touch their phone to your pocket; money transfers immediately from your account. British pickpockets scan your bus card, your gas pay-fob, or your wallet for instant cash transfer...
From: MetaFilter | By: naight | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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"The anti-online harassment movement is already replicating many of the shortcomings, failures, erroneous assumptions and faulty strategies of the larger violence against women movement... The shared focus on the carceral state, policing, legislation,...
From: MetaFilter | By: harriet vane | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Albert Omoss is an artist who uses computers to explore bodies as rubbery, entangled forms (all likely NSFW) and to make ads and data visualizations. Among other tools, he uses Processing to make hypnotic animations....
From: MetaFilter | By: a lungful of dragon | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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What's better than Squirrel Girl? Squirrel Girl Talking About Tree Lobsters! Squirrel Girl is getting a stand-alone graphic novel, a YA novel, and is still generally awesome. Tree Lobsters: chuffing along nicely, now in San Diego....
From: MetaFilter | By: bq | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Artist Dan Das Mann* has created a wearable Full Party System (and instant Performance Art device) called the Funn Pack™ with loudspeakers, smoke machines, a bubble machine, mirror balls AND FREAKING LAZERS, all battery-powered, self contained and...
From: MetaFilter | By: oneswellfoop | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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