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Monster

“Six ton monster with spikes and a giant tentacle growing out of its face” sounds way creepier than elephants actually are. — Shower Thoughts (@showerfeelings) October 24, 2018 “Six ton monster with spikes and a giant tentacle growing out of … Læs resten

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Boarding a plane

(Youtube) I mentioned this a while ago, but this video demonstrates it nicely.

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Blind date

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Vaccinate!

Measles is so contagious that an unvaccinated person has a 90 percent chance of catching the disease if they’re near someone who has it. The virus can survive for up to two hours in a room where an infected person … Læs resten

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Remember, anthropogenic climate change is good news

Admittedly, it is hidden beneath a lot of really bad news, but still. Because anthropogenic (=caused by humans) climate change means that we can change it. And if we decide to do so, we can change it back. — Anthropogenic climate … Læs resten

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Gold

There is 100 times more gold in a tonne of mobile phones than in a tonne of gold ore. — “A New Circular Vision for Electronics – Time for a Global Reboot“ More waste from electronics every year and only 20% is recycled. … Læs resten

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Practical effects

In a movie filled with complex and groundbreaking CGI, this scene, ultimately cut from The Terminator 2, is still impressive. Warning, a small amount of fake blood and cutting skin: (Youtube) The clip is old, but if you haven’t seen … Læs resten

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Inverse vandalism

Inverse vandalism; making something just because you can.

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Remember this?

I mentioned this a while back, and ADAC has now tested 237 car-models and found 230 with keyless fobs to be vulnerable to the attack.

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Straight to my wish-list

Randall Munroe has announced his upcoming book, “How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems“. His “What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” and “Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words” are great.

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