Sunday, 23 October 2016


A battle between young gods can have colossal consequences.

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The Most Colourful Pigeon In The World

The Pink-Necked Green Pigeon can be found in southeast Asia. Like so many other animal species the males are the ones that have the bright colouring, while the females are your more drab green coloured. This tells us that this bright wardrobe helps the guys pick up the pretty, little green ladies. The brighter you are the better your chances of finding the perfect mate.

What Is DNS And Why Does It Make The Internet Break?

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This week, half of America's internet shut down when hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host.

It's horrific to know that major websites like Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Etsy, Wired, and PayPal can all be taken offline in an instant. The exact process hackers used is so far unknown but it's important for every internet user to understand because it has to do with how exactly the internet works.

What's The Origin Of Jack-O'-Lanterns?

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The term 'jack-o'-lantern' was first applied to people, not pumpkins. As far back as 1663, the term meant a man with a lantern, or a night watchman. Just a decade or so later, it began to be used to refer to the mysterious lights sometimes seen at night over bogs, swamps, and marshes.

For centuries people told stories to explain the mysterious lights. In Ireland, dating as far back as the 1500s, those stories often revolved around a guy named Jack.

Science Reveals Which Side Of The Oreo Gets The Icing When You Twist

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There are many ways to eat an Oreo, But for many, the time-tested tradition is to twist the cookie in half and see which side got all the icing. And now, engineers with a little too much time on their hands have cracked the code of how to predict which side gets the icing.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Bad Hombres, Nasty Women (ft. Weird Al Yankovic)

The final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton opens up a wormhole to another universe that sucks Weird Al Yankovic through it to moderate in the key of Bb minor.

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The Tombstones Of 25 Famous People

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Life may be infinitely unfair, but in death, we're all in the same boat. Here are tombstone inscriptions from the graves of famous people. Some funny, others clever, some insightful, others angry, some sad, others optimistic.

The Ferrari That We All Crave

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It was 1985 when an Italian industrialist decided to create the most magnificent hypercar that the world has seen. This creation went on to become one of the most iconic cars to date. If you haven’t realised by now, we're talking about Enzo Ferrari and his iconic Ferrari F40.

The Ferrari F40 was the brain child of Enzo whom at the very tender age of 87 decided to create his last hooray. He wanted a car that the world will remember him by and something that displayed his ultimate legacy.

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The Secret Behind Italy's Rarest Pasta

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In a modest apartment in the town of Nuoro In Sardinia, a slight 62-year-old named Paola Abraini wakes up every day at 7 am to begin making su filindeu - the rarest pasta in the world. In fact, there are only two other women on the planet who still know how to make it: Abraini's niece and her sister-in-law.

No one can remember how or why the women in Nuoro started preparing su filindeu (whose name means 'the threads of God'), but for more than 300 years, the recipe and technique have only been passed down through the women in Abraini's family.

The 19 Most Breathtaking Buildings In The World, According To Architects

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Like paintings and sculptures, buildings can be beautiful works of art. Here are 19 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Thousands Of Books Get Reshelved In New York Public Library

In preparation for the reopening of the New York Public Library's Rose Main Reading Room 52,000 books are being reshelved.

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25 Maps That Explain The English Language

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century.

Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today.

Found Footage

3D Animated film about a Zoologist travelling through a tropic jungle, documenting his progress while trying to track down a strange creature most believe to be extinct.

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New Species Of Giant Dinosaur Found In Outback Australia

A new species of giant herbivorous dinosaur has been found in outback Australia, helping to rewrite the textbooks on how the gentle giants spread around the globe.

The species is a member of the group of dinosaurs known as sauropods which have long necks and four thick, pillar-like legs. It is named Savannasaurus elliottorum after the savannah landscape it was found in.

Boulder Field Of Hickory Run State Park

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Hickory Run State Park, located in northeastern Pennsylvania, is home to one of the most striking geological feature in the state. It's a huge bed of rocks containing a jumbled assortment of loosely packed boulders.

The boulder field is extremely clean, in the sense that there is no fine material such as sand or clay filling the space between the boulders. And if you listen closely, you can sometimes hear water flowing beneath the rocks.