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He knows English, German, French, Russian, Korean, Latin, and classical Greek. He's worked for Applebee's and interned for John Boehner. He has a wife and two kids, a job teaching political science and diplomacy, and about 19,000 more Twitter followers...
From: MetaFilter | By: brainwane | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Stray Cats Are Having The Best Time Playing In These Holes: Nyan Kichi is a Japanese photographer who dedicates his time to hanging out with and photographing stray cats. The cats have come to know and love him, and love to jump around and show off for...
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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East Yorkshire has the fastest-eroding coastline in Europe, already some three miles inland of where it stood in Roman days. More than two dozen towns have disappeared beneath the waves of the North Sea. More details here....
From: MetaFilter | By: Chrysostom | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Rosado and Ortiz's mysterious killing on October 15, 2015, sent locals from Key Largo to Islamorada into a panic and left sheriff's deputies scrambling. Detectives would follow a trail of violence and blackmail for months before divining its source:...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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"Things work, until they don't." The Deck Network used by many independent web sites, including Metafilter, to make advertising revenue is shutting down. They site multiple reasons like rise of mobile, pervasive tracking, indie sites perishing....
From: MetaFilter | By: zeikka | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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The inaugural issue of Samovar, a quarterly magazine of and about speculative fiction in translation, has been published, "in which: two sisters create an imagined world where things that are lost can be found. A despot is forced to see the truth he's...
From: MetaFilter | By: mixedmetaphors | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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The Australian Senator Eric Abetz, who is against same-sex marriage generally, recently raised an objection to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee, in which he stated that the rainbow flag should not be flown in the foyer...
From: MetaFilter | By: Rush-That-Speaks | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Wait for it. Divers have been mystified by the crop circles that appeared on the ocean floor. Japanese scientists, Hiroshi Kawase, Yoji Okata & Kimiaki Ito discovered, finally, what they were. (Previously & previously) The lowly pufferfish creates...
From: MetaFilter | By: nickyskye | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Not All Animators Yearn to Direct Big Studio Films: Small budget auteur-driven animated feature films offer inspiring and compelling stories rarely found at the local multiplex.[Link]...
From: MetaFilter | By: tessmartin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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On "Eastern European Women", by Jasmina Tesanovic on BoingBoing....
From: MetaFilter | By: bq | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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MENU — Dinner through the eyes of a photographer and a chef: Eating at a restaurant isn't about the sustenance. It's about the experience. A good menu is a story, with its own narrative arc. Tension is built and released, emotions are evoked and questions...
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Over the next years, Beširević lost everything: his apartment; his job at one of Slovenia's finest 5-star hotels; the health care he needed to keep the thrombosis in his legs at bay. When he began to tell his story publicly, his family told him he...
From: MetaFilter | By: orrnyereg | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Tontines are a rather unusual form of investment annuity, and they may be making a comeback. In a tontine, a group of participants pay in a fee, then annually collect an annuity. As participants die, the remaining members get larger and larger amounts....
From: MetaFilter | By: Chrysostom | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Tired of the mess and obligation of your boring old cats, dogs and whatnot? Why not get yourself a Strange Beast instead? (SLVimeo, under 5 minutes)...
From: MetaFilter | By: maudlin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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It [YouTube] [Teaser Trailer] "The evil clown named Pennywise returns in this first look at New Line Cinema's horror thriller It, based on the classic Stephen King novel. Starring Finn Wolfhard, Javier Botet, Nicholas Hamilton, Megan Charpentier and...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Kenyan women routinely walk while balancing 60-80% of their body weight in loads on their heads. Some bioengineers in Kenya wanted to know how they could do this so easily. One thing they discovered is that, when standing on a treadmill, the women showed...
From: MetaFilter | By: MovableBookLady | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Modern humans colonised the planet after coming out of Africa, spreadinjg across Asia some 60k years ago, thence everywhere. But how did we do so well, given that genetics suggests we were down to under 10,000 breeding pairs, possibly well under and...
From: MetaFilter | By: Devonian | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Stephin Merritt likes a concept and a challenge, and here he's set himself up with a big one: To create an album with 50 songs, one for each unfolding year of his life. The result is 50 Song Memoir, made with over 100 instruments, with Merritt and his...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Phenomenal new Aphex Twin track....
From: MetaFilter | By: griphus | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Chicago Collections Consortium was founded in 2012 by 12 local libraries, universities, and museums to preserve and share Chicago's rich history and culture with the understanding that "our region's heritage should be available for all of us to explore...
From: MetaFilter | By: MCMikeNamara | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A blowjob, therefore, never occurs in a vacuum. It is related to social expectations, especially to male expectations of productivity and work, but during the act itself these thoughts must fall away to make way for the implicit trust involved. To write...
From: MetaFilter | By: chavenet | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The New York Post covers the history of the recently re-opened Hudson Theatre on Broadway....
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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On one side, Canada's largest independent newspaper, tracing its roots back to Joseph Howe. On the other, one of Canada's oldest unions, one that had never been involved in a labour dispute. Most expected it would be prolonged, but few expected it to...
From: MetaFilter | By: GhostintheMachine | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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"We Thought the Sun Would Always Shine on Our Lives" Bright, beautiful, and beloved, the young women of Chi Omega had it all—until they didn't....
From: MetaFilter | By: COD | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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"Sand strikers, also known as bobbit worms, are primitive-looking creatures that lack eyes, or even a brain. Despite this, they are savage predators who shoot out grapple-like hooks to reel in passing fish."...
From: MetaFilter | By: dhruva | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Nobody's sure why dogs tilt their heads [cheery lecture with music], but everyone agrees it's adorable [intro music, human noises, whining, barking]. Four Malamute puppies [diegetic ringtones] (previously, but video link has rotted) Two Malamute younguns...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Today is the 100th anniversary of birth the Thoroughbred racehorse Man O'War Big Red, who earned his nickname thanks to his polished-copper chestnut colour and good size (16.2 hands in height, where one hand equals four inches), has been listed at or...
From: MetaFilter | By: sardonyx | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Sebastian Gorka is a Trump advisor on terrorism, has ties(?) to Nazi collaborators, and political science PhD from Corvinus University in Hugary. What's his dissertation like? Daniel Nexon reviews: Sebastian Gorka May Be a Far-Right Nativist, but for...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Irish People Try Surströmming (SLYT) If you are sad for these people, other videos on their channel show them taste-testing lovely foods and being happily surprised....
From: MetaFilter | By: Hypatia | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Daily Beast reports that "Thirty-four years ago, on five consecutive episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, two feuding sects representing Russia and the United States began stockpiling parts for bombs—at one point stripping the neighborhood's...
From: MetaFilter | By: eviemath | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Research scientist Janelle Shane has been training a neural network to generate cooking recipes, based on 30 MB-worth of recipes. The results thus far have been interesting, to say the least. Would you perhaps like to try Beef Soup With Swamp Peef And...
From: MetaFilter | By: yasaman | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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"In South Florida, cane toads are so numerous that they seem to be dropping from the sky. They're overtaking parking lots and backyards, can weigh almost six pounds, and pack enough poison to kill pets. Why the surge?" A long article at Outside about...
From: MetaFilter | By: fever-trees | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Stunningly clear video of cell division, followed by tadpole development. Filmed by Francis Chee....
From: MetaFilter | By: lucidium | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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People Who Call Synths "Beasts."...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sokka shot first | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Best Art is an ongoing artistic collaboration between the computer (MacBook Air, 13-inch, early 2015), and the human (Nicole He). The computer queries the universe and uses an algorithm to objectively calculate the best art for any given moment in...
From: MetaFilter | By: everybody had matching towels | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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How we made the typeface Comic Sans. [previously, previously]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Evilspork | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Thieves Take a Chunk of Change, All 221 Pounds of It, From a Berlin Museum [The New York Times] " You could never palm it, flip it or plunk it into a vending machine. But apparently it can be pinched: One of the world's largest gold coins, a 221-pound...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Pitchfork celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Radiohead's OK Computer...
From: MetaFilter | By: artsandsci | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Reading for Change! April 2nd event will be online, everywhere. I've posted about my Read-Ins on the blue and the green. Well, I'm committed to the idea and now looking for ways to publicize and gain support. THIS IS A MONTHLY EVENT on the second day...
From: MetaFilter | By: polly_dactyl | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If drawing your own Penrose Tilings or Mondrian-style images sounds like fun, or recreating A. K. Dewdney's simulated Wa-Tor World ecology, or solving Word Wheel puzzles; or if you'd just generally like a pool of projects, examples, and exercises to...
From: MetaFilter | By: Wolfdog | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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How smart women got the chance...
From: MetaFilter | By: tavegyl | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome, is said to exist only in Sweden, and only among refugees. The patients have no underlying physical or neurological disease, but they seem to have lost the will to live. The Swedish refer to them as de apatiska,...
From: MetaFilter | By: neroli | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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"'Someone very dear to me once said, 'When I'm in your house or at the Rancho, I feel like I'm walking around inside of your body.' I love that he didn't say 'mind,' because I don't create with my head. I create with my heart," [Sheila Youngblood] says....
From: MetaFilter | By: MonkeyToes | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Spiders mostly eat insects, although some of the larger species have been known to snack on lizards, birds and even small mammals. Given their abundance and the voraciousness of their appetites, two European biologists recently wondered: If you were...
From: MetaFilter | By: rewil | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Whether you like Carly Rae Jepson or Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson or Johnny Cash, Disney or big movie epics, Brahms or Bizet, the Bottle Boys have it covered....
From: MetaFilter | By: Eyebrows McGee | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Why Belle Should Have Chosen Gaston, "A PowerPoint presentation by me" (warning: douchey automatic video plays on this page) is a scholarly but accessible look at factors, both personal and socioeconomic, that lead to the controversial and explosive...
From: MetaFilter | By: Mrs. Pterodactyl | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Akira Kurosawa's great advice to aspiring filmmakers (6:40 slyt)...
From: MetaFilter | By: timshel | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Jared Rydelek reviews exotic fruit. Why fruit? Finding exotic fruit that is unavailable to the rest of the world is a bit like a treasure hunt. Finding something I never knew existed is a thrilling experience whether or not the fruit actually tastes...
From: MetaFilter | By: growabrain | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Names have power, and nowhere else more than in the world of the comic Namesake. Follow the adventures of Emma Crewe and her sister Elaine as they partner with the Wicked Witches of the East and West, a slew of Cheshire cats, and every hero from Alice...
From: MetaFilter | By: Deoridhe | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Francesco Albano (no, not that one) creates human body sculptures that shock, disgust and horrify [NSFW]. He discusses his influences and his process in this short film [narration, light music]....
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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