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  • The Twelve Days of Christmas Confusion

    12/10/2018 10:02:58 PM PST · by Pelham · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Angel City Chorale
    inspired by Straight No Chaser
  • European Cross-Country Champion Face-Plants Across Finish Line

    12/10/2018 9:10:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 10, 2018 | Jacob Meschke
    Jimmy Gressier wanted to finish in style. And while he did cross the line in a memorable fashion, it was probably not quite in the way he intended. The French runner had an eight second lead on his nearest challenger, Germany’s Samuel Fitwi, as he headed toward the finish line of the European Cross-Country Championships men’s U-23 race, according to European Athletics, the organization that hosts the event. After grabbing two French flags from the sidelines, Gressier, the defending champion, powered toward a final patch of mud just before the tape. Attempting to slide along the mud and across the...
  • 85-Year-Old Beats Cancer, Finishes Fifth Marathon—and Cross-Trains With Some Zumba

    12/10/2018 8:03:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 9, 2018 | McGee Nall
    Moon Fahel from San Antonio, Texas, had just gotten home from a martial arts class that he’s been taking for the last 15 years when he answered the phone call from Runner’s World. It wasn’t an anomaly—he stays busy with other classes during rest of the week, too: kickboxing, Zumba, athletic dancing, and BODYPUMP, among others. Plus, he just ran his fifth marathon this past Sunday at the San Antonio Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon. Oh, and he’s 85 years of age. (The word “old” doesn’t have a place in his vocabulary.) “I don’t know what old is,” Fahel said. “If...
  • Mark Dice: Science Proves It (Science proves liberal brains are different)

    12/10/2018 2:08:09 PM PST · by ImaGraftedBranch · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/3/2018 | Mark Dice
    Michael Savage was right after all - Liberalism IS a mental disorder. Their brains have now been proven to be completely lacking reactions of disgust in processing images that make conservatives reel with disgust.
  • Transgender male boxer Patricio Manuel makes history with a win in his pro debut

    12/09/2018 4:26:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 8, 2018
    An emotional six-year journey proved worth every step for Patricio Manuel on Saturday when he climbed into the ring at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio to become the first transgender male boxer in U.S. history. Twelve minutes later he climbed out with a win in his professional debut, pounding out a unanimous decision over Mexican super-featherweight Hugo Aguilar. “I wouldn’t trade any of it. It was worth everything I went through to get to this point,” Manuel said. “I’m a professional boxer now.” He added: “The best part of tonight — once I got to the arena and...
  • “Sun in a box” [in theory] Stores Renewable Energy & Delivers It on Demand

    12/09/2018 8:30:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. The system may be designed to power a small city not just when the sun is up or the wind is high, but around the clock. The new design stores heat generated by excess electricity from solar or wind power in large tanks of white-hot molten silicon......
  • 'Christmas Vacation' inspired holiday decor prompts calls to 911

    12/09/2018 7:32:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The family put up the display for a contest, purchasing a dummy online and positioning a ladder beneath it to look like it’s tipping over. It’s a recreation of the scene from the movie "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation," where Clark Griswold hangs from the roof while putting up Christmas lights. The display was too realistic for some. The Heerleins said someone rushed to help, thinking the dummy was a real person in distress. They called 911, along with about a dozen others.
  • Prince Harry went 'mental' and 'accused William of trying to wreck his relationship with [tr]

    12/09/2018 4:52:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 108 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2018 | Connor Boyd
    The real reason Harry and Meghan are moving to Windsor is because of tensions between the two brothers, it's claimed. Initially it was thought that a frosty relationship between Meghan and Kate was to blame for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's move from Kensington Palace. But the driving force behind the divide is actually friction between Harry and William, according to The Sun.
  • WATCH: ISS Live Feed Cuts Out Again After Mystery Orb Appears

    12/08/2018 4:49:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    SPutnik News ^ | 21:58 07.12.2018(updated 22:06 07.12.2018)
    In a video posted to YouTube on November 4, one of the cameras on the side of the ISS recorded what appears to be a large object of a bright blue hue appearing behind one of the space station's solar panels. The video feed follows the object for a few seconds, even zooming in, but then cuts off promptly, asking viewers to "Please stand by."
  • Woman Launches ‘Feminist Bird Club’ to Promote ‘Intersectionality’ in Bird-Watching

    12/08/2018 5:42:28 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov. 7, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    NYC birder Molly Adams, 26, is leading the nation’s first-ever network of Feminist Bird Clubs to provide a “safe opportunity” for womxn, LGBTQ, and gender-nonbinary folks to practice bird-watching free from the constraints of the patriarchal world. Founded in 2016, the first Feminist Bird Club was launched in Manhattan by Molly Adams, who graduated from Stony Brook University with a master’s in marine science and who now works for the Wildlife Conservation Society in NYC. Since the NYC club’s inception, Adams boasts of active chapters in NYC, Chicago, Boston, and Buenos Aires, all of which host monthly or weekly bird-watching...
  • Report: Mueller To Release Results Of Investigation Day Before 2020 Election

    12/06/2018 7:25:44 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 15 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | December 4th, 2018
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, it was announced that Robert Mueller’s report regarding possible collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia will be made available the day before the 2020 presidential election. "My team has spoken with every person of interest, reviewed all the relevant information, and we will be finalizing the report over the next 699 days," Mueller stated during a televised interview with NBC’s Todd Foley following the announcement. When asked why the finalization process would take so long, Mueller’s eyes took on a distant look. He then began to smear white makeup across his face, and draw a crimson...
  • What's Your Intersectionality Score? Take the Quiz and Find Out

    12/05/2018 6:14:09 PM PST · by Eagles Field · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-3-2018 | Paula Bolyard
    By now I'm sure most of our readers have been confronted by the idea of intersectionality — the leftist view that there is a hierarchy of victimhood in the world. Individuals who fit into various minority categories are found to be more credible than those who, by nature of birth, are in the majority — and bonus points are awarded if you fit into more than one category.
  • REAL LIFE PLANET OF THE APES:African island inhabited by super aggressive ‘monster’ chimps...

    12/05/2018 6:45:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | 4th December 2018, 12:31 pm Updated: 4th December 2018, 5:17 pm | By Jon Lockett
    THIS is the secret African island inhabited by super aggressive "monster'" chimps all freed from a US testing laboratory. The apes -who are infected with contagious diseases- were abandoned on the Liberian river island after being released by their captors. The jungle wilderness - known to locals as ‘Monkey Island’ - is now home to more than 60 chimps who are notoriously protective of its shores. Many of the animals are said to be "super aggressive"and those living nearby are terrified to go there for fear of being attacked. Only a select few locals - who regularly take the apes...
  • Cremated Remains of 100 People Launched Into Space on SpaceX Rocket

    12/04/2018 11:37:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    KTLA ^ | 12/03/2018
    The San Francisco-based company said families paid about $2,500 to have a sample of their loved ones’ ashes placed aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Traveling into space will be the remains of military veterans and aerospace enthusiasts, alongside those whose families were “looking to celebrate a loved one within the poetry of the starry sky,” Elysium Space said in an emailed statement. James’ ashes and the others were packed into a 4-inch square satellite called a cubesat, Elysium Space Founder and CEO Thomas Civeit explained to CNN. Families will be able to track the spacecraft in real-time through an...
  • Cops put on leave over ‘racist’ Christmas tree decorations

    12/04/2018 9:56:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    Two Minnesota cops were placed on paid leave Friday after a photo of a Christmas display with “racist” ornaments outside a precinct surfaced on social media. The tree, displayed outside the Fourth Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department, was littered with police tape, an empty can of Steel Reserve malt liquor, a cup from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, bags of Takis chips and packs of Newport cigarettes, CBS reported. Black Lives Matter Twin Cities posted the photo online last week and it quickly spurred outrage from members of the black community as well as local officials. “These pieces of trash were...
  • Nurses and doctors told not to call patients ‘love’ or ‘dear’ [Ireland]

    12/03/2018 8:50:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 12/03/2018 | Brian Hutton
    Nurses and doctors in Irish hospitals have been urged not to call patients “love” or “dear”, the HSE has said. Other pet names, such as “girls”, “lads”, or “boys”, should also not be used by medical staff on wards, under new recommendations from the health executive to ensure staff in hospitals speak in a way that is “person-centered”. Healthcare workers in hospitals have been further instructed to avoid referring to patients by their bed number, diagnosis or affected body area. “Do we talk about ‘feeding people’ instead of assisting with meals, or refer to someone coming back from theater as...
  • Millennial Men Ditching Traditional ‘Masculine’ Values, More Likely To Embrace ‘Emotional Strength’

    12/03/2018 10:33:08 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 98 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 12/1/2018 | Ben Renner
    VANCOUVER — As the famous Village People song declares, “Every man wants to be a macho macho man / To have the kind of body, always in demand.” But are “macho macho” mindsets becoming a thing of the past? A new study finds that male millennials are drifting away from stereotypical masculine values. The research, led by the University of British Columbia, showed that younger men tend to value selflessness, social engagement, and health over traditional male ideals like physical strength and autonomy.
  • The force of the vacuum

    12/03/2018 9:56:47 AM PST · by ETL · 19 replies ^ | Dec 3, 2018 | Jenny Witt, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
    Scientists from the Theory Department of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) in Hamburg, Germany have shown through theoretical calculations and computer simulations that the force between electrons and lattice distortions in an atomically thin two-dimensional superconductor can be controlled with virtual photons. This could aid the development of new superconductors for energy-saving devices and many other technical applications. The vacuum is not empty. It may sound like magic to laypeople but the problem has preoccupied physicists since the birth of quantum mechanics. The apparent void...
  • Bible Ark FOUND: End of Days relic 'smuggled by Jews to Africa' and hidden HERE [Ethiopia]

    12/03/2018 7:33:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | Published 3rd December 2018 | By Henry Holloway
    BIBLE scholars claim to have uncovered the final resting place of the legendary Ark of the Covenant – saying the holy relic was most likely smuggled out of Israel to Africa. _________________________________________________________________ Bible Archaeology, Search & Exploration Institute (BASE) claim there is strong evidence that the Old Testament’s ark’s resting place is in Ethiopia. The Ark of the Covenant is one of the most sought after relics from the Bible, being the trunk said to contain the Ten Commandments handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai. It is said the chest is made of wood and covered in gold, containing...
  • Rare lunar celestial event in January 2019 a sure sign of apocalypse, claim doomsday mongers

    12/02/2018 9:46:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies ^ | Dec 2, 2018 10:44 IST | Nirmal Narayanan
    The planet is going to witness a rare celestial event in January 2019, as a supermoon will coincide with a total lunar eclipse, also known as the blood moon. It should be noted that the last blood moon happened on July 27, 2018, and after the upcoming blood moon in 2019, there will not be another one until 2021. Even though the predictions made by these conspiracy theorists are going viral on the internet, there is no such term as 'Blood Moon' in the Bible. However, there are many references in the Bible where the moon turns blood red before...