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When filming cars for movies or commercials, coordinating the availability of exotic, high-performance, or new vehicles--along with the location, the filming, and setting up the perfect shot--can be difficult and expensive. For a shoot, you need the...
From: MetaFilter | By: mattdidthat | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Hunter and apparently uber-Canadian Sean Steele performs a C-section on a pregnant roadkill deer. (Article and pics only, SFW)...
From: MetaFilter | By: raider | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World....
From: MetaFilter | By: storybored | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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You might call it the "small town struggle." The problem tiny communities have with getting noticed. The Tank is an acoustical marvel, a senses-altering experience found nowhere else on earth. A 60′ tall, 30′ across rusted steel water tank – never...
From: MetaFilter | By: shockingbluamp | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Low Budget Gourmet Meals...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Friday, June 24, 2016
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10 years later, an oral history of 'The Devil Wears Prada'....
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Man Captures Bee and Forces it to Watch "Bee Movie." What is says on the tin....
From: MetaFilter | By: Seekerofsplendor | Friday, June 24, 2016
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An Investigation of Asparagus Pee: Ben Franklin called it a "disagreeable odour." Marcel Proust praised it as a "perfume." Here we look into the mystery of an odd phenomenon....
From: MetaFilter | By: poffin boffin | Friday, June 24, 2016
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"Blinding, fierce, shockingly electric. A running hair dryer has been dropped into your bubble bath. A bolt out of the heavens. Lie down and scream." [SL Atlas Obscura] So what's it actually like to get bitten or stung by the world's nastiest bugs? Welcome...
From: MetaFilter | By: Halloween Jack | Friday, June 24, 2016
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"I'm designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America's national parks system. Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights. I believe our national parks should reflect the...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Friday, June 24, 2016
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"Mention was made that kids are wearing their hats backward, so maybe Izzy should have its shoes on backward." An oral history of "Izzy", the baffling blue mascot of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games....
From: MetaFilter | By: Greg Nog | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Barbara Williamson co-founded one of the most famous radical sex experiments of the 1970s. Then she got wild....
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Friday, June 24, 2016
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"Few patients have been as open about their quest for a cure, the money they paid and the tragic consequences as Mr. Gass." [previously, previously]...
From: MetaFilter | By: trillian | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Are you screwed? Missed deadline? Don't know what to say to your boss? The internet has come to your rescue with the COP-OUT GENERATION SERVICE. (Also available in Russian) yes, it's a promo/demo for a site design service. have fun with it anyway and...
From: MetaFilter | By: oneswellfoop | Friday, June 24, 2016
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If you look at nothing more than album titles, you'll get the impression that the duo of the brothers Andreas and Simone Salvatici, who record and perform as Clorinde, pull in a diverse set of sounds, from The Gardens of Bomarzo, named for the Italian...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Happy 20th Birthday, Quake by John Romero [rome.ro] "Twenty years. Wow. Where has all the time gone? We've all had many adventures during those years and Quake spawned many a game franchise and/or game company whether directly or through its influence....
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Amber Galloway Gallego is an ASL-based music interpreter who has worked with Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Destiny's Child, Paul McCartney, and many more rappers, R&B stars, and rock bands. Her YouTube channel is chock full of music interpretation...
From: MetaFilter | By: Miko | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Dr Ralph Stanley has passed at age 89 A 2002 Grammy winner and perpetrator of the high lonesome sound he was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.O Death YT Nathan Stanley: "My heart is broken into pieces. My papaw, my dad, and the greatest...
From: MetaFilter | By: maggieb | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Being on a 61-foot vessel with no engine in the middle of the ocean is, indeed, as tough as it might seem. The Hokule'a is on a mission. Catch them on their east coast tour!...
From: MetaFilter | By: vrakatar | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Ultimate Frisbee is currently having its world championships in London. But before you pass this post by as just a post about an awesome sport...step inside Ultimate was born in the 70's, but has surpassed its hippy origins and is now played in 43 countries...
From: MetaFilter | By: OHenryPacey | Friday, June 24, 2016
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A collection of lithographed seafood cans from Portugal (colorful sardine and tuna cans, for instance)....
From: MetaFilter | By: OmieWise | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Katherine Dey is a Registered Nurse who also likes to make cakes. And comfort dolls. And sculptures. And body art....
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder [iTunes] is podcast documentary in ten episodes about the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan in 1987. The main producer, Peter Jukes, is a TV screenwriter and political activist who became obsessed with the...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kattullus | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Burger King's new Mac n' Cheetos are so beautiful I want to cry...
From: MetaFilter | By: poffin boffin | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Hey Big Spender! I'm 31 and make $130,000 per year. I could buy a house tomorrow if I wanted. I don't. I'd rather travel, drink expensive wine and eat at the best restaurants. And I'm not alone....
From: MetaFilter | By: blue_beetle | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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"Thank you for interrupting me and then framing my idea as your own. It sounds better coming from you." "He screamed sexual profanities at me from a moving car as I was walking from the bars, and that's how I met your dad." "You are so right. I should...
From: MetaFilter | By: amnesia and magnets | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Tallest Mountain in US Arctic Found Using New Technique A 50 year debate has been settled by collaboration between glaciologist Matt Nolan and champion skier Kit DesLauriers....
From: MetaFilter | By: Michele in California | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Regional rivalries, bad business decisions, money, television, big egos, and sweaty, shirtless men: the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. 1. Original Version of the Championship (to 1957). 2. From the Territories, a championship. 3. Side trip 1, the...
From: MetaFilter | By: gregglind | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: A Mother Jones Investigation...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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NYTimes on the newly-rebuilt Panama Canal: "In simple terms, to be successful, the new canal needs enough water, durable concrete and locks big enough to safely accommodate the larger ships. On all three counts, it has failed to meet expectations." Concerns...
From: MetaFilter | By: entropone | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Iceland is in the European Cup football tournament for the first time. In their last game, they were tied 1-1 until the last minute when an Icelandic attacker made a move and scored. This means Iceland will move on to the next round. Listen to the Icelandic...
From: MetaFilter | By: colfax | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Airbnb has been accused of discrimination, as Black travelers find it difficult to book reservations under the popular hosting startup. To book on Airbnb, renters must provide real names and photographs. They have taken to Twitter to share their complaints...
From: MetaFilter | By: ichomp | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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In an age when chefs are regularly compared to artists and philosophers, Magnus Nilsson is among the world's most renowned. But is the simple act of cooking ever worthy of such veneration? (SLGuardian) A longread article about Magnus Nilsson and his...
From: MetaFilter | By: Megami | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Author Jim C. Hines (previously, previously, previously, previously) once again takes a look at sexism in Science Fiction and Fantasy, this time looking at the written word. What if you swapped the genders in classic SF&F novels?...
From: MetaFilter | By: happyroach | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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"The Souvenir and Commemorative Spoon Planet Museum is the largest collection of sterling silver souvenir spoons on the internet. You will find a huge and eclectic mix of unusual silver spoons for your viewing PLEASURE." Spoon Planet started out somewhere...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Some time in the late 1940s, a very patient, elderly beaver called Geronimo was put in a box, flown to an altitude of between 150 and 200 metres, and tossed out the side of an aeroplane. Over and over and over again. See also: Elmo W. Heter, Transplanting...
From: MetaFilter | By: carter | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The (menacing) pumkpin is only one of the many novelty keys available on Keypuller a community effort to catalog every computer keyboard key cap ever produced. Please consider contributing and enjoy the small selection of keyboard mods they have. Shopping...
From: MetaFilter | By: jessamyn | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Hand-drawn maps of Negro League teams, defunct NFL teams, the first NHL league, Ukrainian FCs. More maps, hand-drawn and not....
From: MetaFilter | By: Krom Tatman | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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NYC Streets Metamorphosis looks back at the transformation of Times Square, Herald Square, the Brooklyn waterfront and other locations around NYC that are shifting away from their automobile-centric past. From Streetfilms, a part of the Streetsblog network....
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The day is finally here, the UK decides. BBC: "Britain is set to go to the polls in an historic referendum on whether the country should remain a member of the European Union or leave. Polling stations are open between 07:00 BST and 22:00 BST. An estimated...
From: MetaFilter | By: marienbad | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Though obfuscated by rapid increases in China's shipping fleet, it has reliably predicted economic downturns. [SL New Yorker] It reflects the rates that freight carriers charge to haul raw materials, and has emerged as an unlikely barometer of economic...
From: MetaFilter | By: Bee'sWing | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Studying the 6502 chip using the tools we have available to study nematode brains and the like. The paper (PDF)....
From: MetaFilter | By: bigbigdog | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Wah-Wah Boots: the untold story...
From: MetaFilter | By: Lorin | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Portishead release a video for their cover of Abba's 'SOS' (featured in Ben Wheatley's adaptation of Ballard's High-Rise) in tribute to Jo Cox....
From: MetaFilter | By: robself | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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BEND Our presence, our ability to live, leaves love notes for the seeds yet to bloom. Directed, Curated and Edited by Olivia Morrow Poets (order of appearance) Aki Kame Jaye Sablan Roin Eugene Morigeau Performers in order of appearance: Beverly Ragasa...
From: MetaFilter | By: stoneweaver | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Jonathan Rauch: Trump, however, didn't cause the chaos. The chaos caused Trump. What we are seeing is not a temporary spasm of chaos but a chaos syndrome. Chaos syndrome is a chronic decline in the political system's capacity for self-organization. It...
From: MetaFilter | By: kevinbelt | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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"I have found a new way to watch TV, and it changes everything" — Jeff Guo of Wonkblog discusses how his new habit of fast-forwarding TV relates to the history of reading, and considers the role of the content creator in an age of hackable content....
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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If You Do That, The Robots Win: Glenn McDonald, music critic and creator of Every Noise At Once talks about how algorithmic music recommendation happens: So now I work at Spotify as a zookeeper for playlist-making robots. Recommendation robots have existed...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Voltaire's Luck by Roger Pearson [Lapham's Quarterly] "It was once said of Voltaire, by his friend the Marquis d'Argenson, that "our great poet forever has one foot on Mount Parnassus and the other in the rue Quincampoix." The rue Quincampoix was the...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Young Advocates For Fair Education, or YAFFED, is an NYC-based advocacy group of Orthodox Jewish youth and young adults who complain that their limited high school educations left them ill-equipped to support themselves as adults, and demand that the...
From: MetaFilter | By: showbiz_liz | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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