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  • No pandering to snowflakes here! Motivational posters from the 1920s that taught workers to pull their socks up

    01/17/2022 7:58:08 AM PST · by mairdie · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 January 2022 | Jessica Green
    A fascinating collection of 1920s 'life-coaching' posters which were designed to encourage good behaviour in the workplace have come to light. They were produced by the now-defunct print company Parker-Holladay who created the well-dressed character Bill Jones to dispense pearls of wisdom and have emerged for sale for £3,000 with Ewbank's Auctions, of Woking, Surrey. The 'productivity at work' posters were placed in factories and offices across Britain and carried messages about self-control and avoiding confrontation. They were so successful that they were used in America and Canada.
  • The Model (Count Vlad does Kraftwerk)

    01/14/2022 4:43:18 PM PST · by BEJ · 12 replies
    Count Vlad does a Kraftwerk song. The count pushes the boundaries with this version. If you enjoy the music, please subscribe.
  • Tiger-Themed Artworks Ready to Welcome Chinese New Year

    01/12/2022 6:34:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    China Daily ^ | 2022-01-12
    Tiger-themed artworks are being made to welcome the Year of the Tiger in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province. Traditional cultural masters in folk gourd painting, folk lantern crafting, folk cloth making and knotting are playing to their strengths to make innovative tiger products. These goods are not only commodities but also artworks that embody Chinese people's wisdom and diligence passing down from generation to generation.
  • NASA’s New IXPE Mission Opens Its Eyes and Is Ready for Discovery!

    01/12/2022 9:51:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 3 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | JANUARY 12, 2022 | By MOLLY PORTER, NASA’S MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
    Artist’s representation of IXPE in Earth orbit. Credit: NASA NASA’s newest X-ray eyes are open and ready for discovery! Having spent just over a month in space, the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is working and already zeroing in on some of the hottest, most energetic objects in the universe. A joint effort between NASA and the Italian Space Agency, IXPE is the first space observatory dedicated to studying the polarization of X-rays coming from objects like exploded stars and black holes. Polarization describes how the X-ray light is oriented as it travels through space. “The start of IXPE’s science...
  • THE MONTY PYTHON SKETCH THAT PREDICTED LEFTIST INSANITY 40 YEARS AGO

    01/12/2022 7:01:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    https://www.israelunwired.com ^ | November 24, 2021 | written by Phil Schneider
    40 years ago, this was insanity. Today, this is normal. Yes, this may seem completely absurd. But this is the reality in today’s day and age. Woke radical progressive ideology has swept through the Western world and is wreaking havoc on the minds of so many people – especially the young people on college campuses. The ideologies of the radical left has become the norm in today’s world for so many young people. Bathrooms are now places that are no longer safe for people to walk in to. All definitions of right and wrong have been hijacked by feelings that...
  • Instagram model claims sex doll company created a racy figurine based on her image and are promoting the product using her name and real-life pictures

    01/11/2022 4:24:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-10-21 | MONICA GREEP
    An Instagram model has claimed a sex doll company have created a racy figurine based on her appearance and are promoting it using her name and image. Yael Cohen Aris, from Israel, claims manufacturer Irontech Dolls have modelled a sex doll on her without her consent - with almost idential features, down to the distinctive beauty mark on her bottom lip. The former programmer claims the company have been selling the doll under the name 'Yael' and promoting it on online forums using the model's own real-life images. Yael is now demanding the item be pulled off the shelves and...
  • Remember That Weird 'Cube' on The Moon? Yutu-2 Finally Took Closer Pictures

    01/10/2022 10:02:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 10 JANUARY 2022 | MORGAN MCFALL-JOHNSEN
    The Yutu-2 image of the ‘mysterious hut’. (CNSA/CLEP/Our Space) China's mysterious "Moon cube" is a mystery no longer. The big reveal: It's a rock that's not even shaped like a cube. The nation's Yutu-2 rover discovered the object – which appeared to be a gray cube looming on the lunar horizon – in early December. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) dubbed it 'mysterious hut', playfully speculating that the cube might be an alien house or spacecraft. News reports called it the 'Moon cube'. The CNSA estimated the object was about 80 meters (262 feet) away, according to the blog...
  • Dwayne Hickman, ‘Dobie Gillis’ star, dead at 87

    01/10/2022 9:51:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | January 10, 2022 | By Hannah Sparks
    Actor and CBS executive Dwayne Hickman has died. Hickman passed away in Los Angeles on Sunday following a battle with Parkinson’s disease, his family confirmed, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was 87. The television actor was best known for his starring, titular role in “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” a teenage sitcom that aired from 1959 to 1963 on CBS. Coincidentally, the date of Hickman’s passing, Jan. 9, is the birthday of his longtime friend and co-star on the show, Bob Denver, who died in 2005 at age 70. Before he became the “poster child of the...
  • The Doors

    01/07/2022 6:08:02 PM PST · by Levy78 · 89 replies
    1/7/22 | Self
    Any Freepers ever see a Doors show live? If so, where and what was it like?
  • 2021’s Top Stories: Actress Apologizes to Kirk Cameron: ‘I Walked with the Flock of Sheep Who Told Me What to Hate’

    01/03/2022 2:33:45 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 49 replies
    Movieguide ^ | Dec. 2021 | Movieguide® Staff
    As 2021 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on our most popular stories of the year. The following article was one of our most read this year. Come back to movieguide.org in 2022 for more inspirational content!Actress and former AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL winner Adrienne Curry recently apologized to Kirk Cameron for hating him due to his Christianity and belief in God.“I sneered at the mention of his name because my agnostic beliefs set me above all others in my infinite godless greatness,” Curry confessed on her Facebook. “When I really ask myself why I did so, my only truthful...
  • Salvador Dali's Creative Secret Is Backed by Science

    01/03/2022 8:24:13 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 15 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 3 January 2022 | Christopher Intagliata
    The painter described falling into the briefest of slumbers to refresh his mind. Now scientists have shown the method effective at inducing creativity. [Full Transcript] Christopher Intagliata: Salvador Dali had a peculiar way of refreshing his mind—something he called "slumber with a key." In his 1948 book "50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship," he described how it worked.
  • Man in Rutland, UK, Stumbles on 1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic of Achilles and Ancient Villa in Farmer’s Field

    01/03/2022 6:47:13 AM PST · by Twotone · 29 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 29, 2021 | Michael Wing
    On his father’s farm in Rutland, Jim Irving and his family were out walking when he spotted a few bits of ancient pottery scattered on the ground. Little did he know that further investigation into this would lead to the discovery of an extraordinary 1,700-year-old Roman mosaic, depicting Achilles and the Trojan War from The Iliad, and the remains of an ancient villa. Upon finding these traces during lockdown in 2020, Irving accessed satellite imagery and discovered a cropmark, and after a preliminary search he contacted the Historic Environment team at Leicestershire County Council, who in turn reached out to...
  • The Tiny Dots in This Image Aren't Stars or Galaxies. They're Black Holes

    01/03/2022 5:56:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 2 JANUARY 2022 | MICHELLE STARR
    (LOFAR/LOL Survey) The image above may look like a fairly normal picture of the night sky, but what you're looking at is a lot more special than just glittering stars. Each of those white dots is an active supermassive black hole. And each of those black holes is devouring material at the heart of a galaxy millions of light-years away – that's how they could be pinpointed at all. Totaling 25,000 such dots, astronomers created the most detailed map to date of black holes at low radio frequencies in early 2021, an achievement that took years and a Europe-sized radio...
  • Monthly Fiber Arts Thread - January, 2022

    01/02/2022 6:45:01 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    January 2, 2022 | Diana in Wisconsin
    The Monthly Fiber Arts Thread is a monthly gathering of people that love yarn and fabric of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first project, to experienced fiber artists and beyond, we would love to hear from you. It is impossible to hijack the Monthly Fiber Arts Thread. Knitting, crochet, quilting, weaving, general crafting - there is no telling where it will go, and that is part of the fun and interest. Jump in and join us! Send a Private Message to Diana in Wisconsin if you'd like to be added to our Fiber Arts...
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ or Ipad Pro?

    01/01/2022 11:38:03 AM PST · by tsomer · 30 replies
    ...The Samsung Galaxy S7+ and Apple iPad Pro have generous-sized high-resolution screens and work with optional keyboards and their own styli — the S Pen and Apple Pencil, respectively. They both offer ultra-fast processing, great integrated camera experiences, ...
  • Stop Dragging My Heart Around (Count Vlad does a duet on a Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty song)

    12/31/2021 2:51:48 PM PST · by BEJ · 10 replies
    Count Vlad wishes everyone on Freeper a Happy New Year! "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" is a song he sings with Chris Rockheart. Chris used to play in the Count's band a while back. Doing a duet is a new experience for the Count. If you like the music, please subscribe.
  • Vanity- question about grants

    12/30/2021 1:51:43 PM PST · by MissEdie · 8 replies
    12-30-21 | MissEdie
    Freepers I need your help. I want to start a business revolving around crafts and creating things. I would love to be able to partner with veterans groups or mental health places to get people suffering from depression using their hands and creativity to make things. Being active helps with depression and I know a lot of people are hurting. I am speaking with a company tomorrow about getting started with this. I need help finding grants to help me get started, I can get some $ from the bank.
  • Latest transparent OLED display concepts enhance shopping experience

    12/30/2021 12:36:35 PM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    https://newatlas.com ^ | December 30, 2021 | By Paul Ridden
    The bizarrely named Shopping Managing Showcase will allow retailers to place products on a styling wooden shelf that's fronted by a transparent OLED screen serving up eye-catching adsLG Display VIEW 3 IMAGES Though LG Display's transparent OLED technology has mostly been presented in concept form so far, the panels have made it out into the real world. And the company is hoping to seed more potential use cases with a bunch of new prototypes headed for CES 2022 in Las Vegas. For CES 2021, LG Display put a 55-inch panel at the foot of the bed and served up menu...
  • The best optical illusions of the year 2021

    12/30/2021 8:54:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    https://newatlas.com ^ | December 29, 2021 | By Rich Haridy
    This year's winning illusion was titled The Phantom QueenMatt Pritchard VIEW 1 IMAGES An innovative anamorphic illusion has taken the top prize in the annual Best Illusion of the Year contest. Twisting minds for 17 years the contest highlights the ways our brain can be tricked using simple perceptual illusions. The annual illusion contest is run by the Neural Correlate Society, an organization devoted to promoting awareness of the science behind perception and cognition. For 17 years the annual contest has consistently delivered an assortment of compelling illusions, frequently underpinned by fascinating scientific principles.
  • Brighton elementary school bans 'Jingle Bells' due to song's 'questionable past'

    12/28/2021 9:54:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 127 replies
    https://13wham.com ^ | December 27th 2021 | by TYLER BROWN | WHAM Staff
    Brighton, N.Y. (WHAM) - It's arguably one of the most popular holiday songs in the world, however, it will no longer be sung at Council Rock Elementary in Brighton. First reported by the online publication, the Rochester Beacon, the school has decided to remove 'Jingle Bells' from it's repertoire due to the song's 'questionable past'. The Rochester Beacon says principal Matt Tappon confirmed the song, and several others, have been replaced with different songs that don't have the "potential to be controversial or offensive." The article says a factor in the decision was research published in 2017 by Boston University...