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And it's not supposed to stop until seven.


'Origami organs' can potentially regenerate tissues

When Physicians Used Lunar Signs to Diagnose Patients

How To Fix Poverty: Why Not Just Give People Money?

Japanese scientists create ice cream that doesn't melt

How Ice Cream Helped America at War

Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street

A human face in a variety of different map projections

Tolkien’s Map and The Messed Up Mountains of Middle-earth (I remember the story about the first map done of Discworld. Standard fantasy job, the river running down the mountains. Terry Pratchett took one look at it and asked "So, what's the rain shadow on those mountains?" Somebody got quite an education that day!)

From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

The mayor of Salt Lake County spent three days living like a homeless person in order to better understand their needs. (He also made a small donation to the shelter he stayed in to defray the cost of his stay.)

Hugs, drugs and choices—helping traumatised animals

Salvage archaeology: When rising seas threaten to wash away history

More Syrian child brides in Jordan amid poverty, uncertainty

My Dentist's Murder Trial

When Prosecutors Bully

Opioid Users Are Filling Jails. Why Don’t Jails Treat Them?

Sessions' broad attack on leaks aimed at an audience of one: Trump

Rights group: Israel bans Gazans from traveling with laptops

Why did Yousef Muslet face life in prison for an everyday gesture?

This Girl Has Been Missing For 19 Years, But You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Her

Kenyans stockpile food, police get first aid kits ahead of vote

Date: 2017-08-07 09:43 pm (UTC)
zesty_pinto: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
How much you want to bet once the ice cream technology is implemented, there'll be chemtrail people making videos about how the NWO is tainting your food with GMO dairy?

The other article is interesting too, it reminded me of another story about how the ice cream lobbies tried their hardest to find a way to sell ice cream outside of summer, which I guess shouldn't be that surprising since I remember reading about how they had to market strawberries similarly since they were seen as such a luxury food.

Date: 2017-08-07 11:09 pm (UTC)
wendelah1: (*grins*)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
The article about the rich people who didn't notice that they didn't pay their property taxes made me laugh out loud. I hope they have to buy back their street for a pile of money.

Date: 2017-08-08 02:03 am (UTC)
wendelah1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
The unpaid tax bill was for $14?

Date: 2017-08-08 03:07 am (UTC)
wendelah1: Letter H is for Holy Crap (H is for Holy Crap)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
These people are pathetic. And so is the city, for charging so little in property tax in the first place and for not noticing that these idiots were in arrears sooner.

But they made up for it by auctioning off that sucker!

Date: 2017-08-08 03:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
I need a way to use thyroid paper, apparently... Oh, wait, my immune system would just go, "NEW RAID BOSS! PHAT LEWTS!" and organize more 50-man raids on it. *siiiigh*

Date: 2017-08-08 04:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rachelkachel
Tiny correction, it was the mayor of Salt Lake *County*, not the city (the city is about an eighth the size of the county, in terms of area, and a tenth of the population). I think it's pretty interesting both that he did that, and that he didn't talk about it for months.

Date: 2017-08-08 10:31 am (UTC)
sathari: (Waiting for ourselves)
From: [personal profile] sathari
Yes, it was interesting and also seriously worthy of respect.

Cosigned. I was impressed.

Date: 2017-08-09 03:28 am (UTC)
rachelkachel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rachelkachel
Yes. I'm happy to say I voted for him.

Date: 2017-08-08 02:02 pm (UTC)
mindstalk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mindstalk
"Hmm, the geology of a world that was flat until 3000 years ago may not match Earth science."

Date: 2017-08-08 06:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mindstalk
The comments on that post were more valuable than the post itself, I think. As many pointed out, Middle-Earth is not realistic: it's literally a divine creation, not even old enough for plate tectonics to do jack. Mordor looks like a fortress because it is a fortress. And as others pointed out, there are real rivers that run paralell to mountains, and real mountain ranges that meet at fairly sharp angles, including making open box shapes like Mordor.

Date: 2017-08-08 07:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zhelana
it's not supposed to stop until Monday here.

Date: 2017-08-08 07:32 pm (UTC)
zhelana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zhelana

If only we could send all the rain to BC.


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