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  • Squirrel With A Gun (video game trailer)

    05/18/2024 1:12:43 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2024
    Trailer for upcoming video game Squirrel With A Gun.
  • Trans Woman Upset That Mother's Day Wasn't About Trans 'Mothers'

    05/18/2024 11:59:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    The Story Box Youtube ^ | May 14, 2024 | The Story Box
    " church this Sunday morning they gave all the moms carnations and letters saying Happy Mother's Day and I was happy happy to be a recipient of one of those um I took it home and showed my..." What church was He going to that have him flowers for dressing up like a woman? "...I took it home and showed my daughter and uh who was eight and she said but you're not a mom um I said well yes I am and she said no you're not and the reason she said that is because my wife doesn't allow...
  • 308-Million-Year-Old Fossil Arachnid Is An 8-Legged Evolutionary Puzzle

    05/17/2024 12:14:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    IFL Science ^ | May 17, 2024 | LAURA SIMMONS
    Not quite a spider, not a scorpion either – where does Douglassarachne acanthopoda fit in? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Douglassarachne acanthopoda was a more experimental version of a modern harvestman, with distinctive armored legs. Image credit: Paul Selden ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This leggy, spiny fella is Douglassarachne acanthopoda, whom we’ll call Doug for short (only kidding). You might look at this fossilized specimen and confidently declare, “That there’s a spider.” But wait! While D. acanthopoda certainly shares many of the characteristics of modern arachnids, it has enough unique features to give palaentologists a headache when it comes to classifying it. Spiders and their ancestors have...
  • Man pleads guilty in theft of Palmer jacket, more Masters items

    05/17/2024 11:52:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 15, 2024 | Staff
    CHICAGO -- A former warehouse assistant for the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia pleaded guilty Wednesday to transporting millions of dollars worth of stolen Masters tournament memorabilia and historic items, including one of Arnold Palmer's iconic green jackets. Richard Globensky, of Georgia, entered the plea in federal court in Chicago. He was charged with one count of transporting goods knowing they had been stolen. "I plead guilty," Globensky, 39, told the judge. According to federal prosecutors, Globensky took items from the warehouse for sellers in Florida, who then sold them online at a significant markup. Globensky was paid through...
  • MIT Astronomers Say They Have Discovered a Planet Current Theories Can't Explain

    05/17/2024 8:27:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    The Debrief ^ | May 17, 2024 | Christopher Plain
    Around a star in our Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have discovered an extremely low-density planet that is as light as cotton candy. The new planet, named WASP-193b, appears to dwarf Jupiter in size, yet it is a fraction of its density. CREDIT: K. Ivanov ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A team of astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they have discovered a distant planet that they can’t explain with current planet evolutionary theories. The newly discovered WASP-193b is a gas giant 50 percent larger than Jupiter, the largest gas giant in our solar system. However, it is only one-tenth as dense,...
  • Young transgender person attempts own mastectomy [NZ]

    05/16/2024 10:45:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    The Post NZ ^ | May 16, 2024 | Hanna McCallum
    A young transgender person’s attempt to perform their own mastectomy highlights a healthcare system where gender diverse people’s needs are being chronically unmet, experts say. An 18-year-old transgender person arrived at the emergency department several hours after attempting a mastectomy, with concerns he had damaged a nerve, according to a case report published by the New Zealand Medical Journal on Friday. The young person struggled with gender dysphoria – a clinical term used to describe the dissonance between one’s assigned gender and sense of self – and was on testosterone treatment while waiting for gender-affirmation surgery. He was unable to...
  • Baby gator beats the heat in Florida fountain

    05/16/2024 8:43:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | May 14, 2024 | Ben Hooper
    May 14 (UPI) -- A Florida woman out for her morning run came across an unexpected scene: a baby alligator beating the summer heat with a dip in a public fountain. Lauren Shrage said she and her dog were out for their morning run in Palm Beach Gardens when she spotted something in the water in the fountain next to the Mirabella community's entrance gate. She recorded video when she realized the object was actually a small alligator taking a dip in the cool water. "Are you having a good day?" Shrage asks the gator in the video. Shrage said...
  • Man identified in 1989 'Chimney Doe' case (Wisconsin)

    05/15/2024 3:35:06 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    Channel3000 News ^ | May 15, 2025 | Corey Moen
    The Madison Police and DNA Doe Project have identified skeletal remains found in a chimney in a music store in 1989. The remains were identified as Ronnie Joe Kirk from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kirk according to investigators, was born in 1942, was adopted and raised by family members and attended high school in Tulsa. He was married and divorced twice, and fathered children. He had ties to Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Alabama and Wisconsin. Kirk's remains were found on September 3, 1989. Speaking to Madison Magazine's Doug Moe in 2022, Good n' Loud Music owner Steve Liethen said he was working in...
  • The brutal story of the gay Hamas commander

    05/15/2024 11:18:06 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/13/24 | Hasmonean Historian
    Hello everyone, today we venture into the shadowy world of Hamas internal politics as we try to find the truth behind the death of one of it's most prominent commanders, Mahmoud Ishtiwi. Ishtiwi's feud with Yahya Sinwar almost tore the organization apart.
  • Portal that connects NYC to Dublin shuts down to address 'inappropriate behavior'

    05/15/2024 7:04:09 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    ABC 7 - New York ^ | 15 May 2024 | Staff
    FLATIRON, Manhattan (WABC) -- A new art installation in New York City that transports viewers more than 3,000 miles away to Dublin will temporarily shut down Tuesday to address some bad behavior. The installation, called the Portal, features two identical sculptures with a visual live stream connecting the two cities. It was unveiled last Wednesday next to the famed Flatiron Building.
  • RETRO FIND: Pickles Were Stars Long Before TikTok Trend of Dipping Them in Dr Pepper

    05/14/2024 5:53:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KSBW ^ | May 13, 2024 | Eric Jones
    The journey from cucumber to pickle is long, arduous journey.Some stars only get their big break after putting in years of work. Pedro Pascal played numerous bit parts before making it big on “Game of Thrones.” Bryan Cranston only became a household name after “Malcolm in the Middle.” Pickles, after struggling for decades, became a viral celebrity after starring in Dr Pepper. Empty cans of Dr. Pepper soda sit stacked in the warehouse before being filled at the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. bottling plant in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.Pickles and Dr Pepper — the latest...
  • Did Aliens Really Build the Pyramids?

    05/14/2024 4:54:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | May 15, 2024 | Philip Chrysopoulos
    The ancient mysteries such as who built the pyramids and other massive structures have gained numerous followers in the age of social media where pseudoscientific explanations proliferate. Through elaborately created videos posted on YouTube, theories about aliens visiting the Earth lending a hand (or tentacle) to the Egyptian laborers to lift the impossible-to-lift stone blocks or drawing with laser beams the Nasca lines from their spaceships are fun ideas for one to entertain. And, why not, believe? Many of us, young and old, willingly suspend our disbelief to watch for two hours Spiderman saving New York from the evil Mysterio,...
  • Man ordered to hide his boat has vessel painted on new fence

    05/14/2024 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    UPI ^ | May 14, 2024 | Ben Hooper
    May 13 (UPI) -- A California man ordered by his city to conceal the boat parked in his driveway with a fence hired his artist neighbor to paint a photo-realistic image of the vessel in an act of rebellious compliance. Etienne Constable said the boat he uses for fishing was regularly parked in his Seaside driveway for about four years before he received a letter from the city informing him of a municipal code requiring boats and trailers to be "screened on the side and front by a six-foot-high fence." Constable said his initial reaction to the letter was anger,...
  • Archaeologists Unearth New Clues That Could Help Solve Centuries-Old “LOST COLONY” MYSTERY

    05/14/2024 10:54:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    The Debrief ^ | May 14, 2024 | Micah Hanks
    In 1587, John White and a group of approximately 115 English settlers landed on Roanoke Island off the coast of present-day North Carolina. The colony they sought to establish marked the second attempt to create a long-term presence in the New World under the direction of Sir Walter Raleigh, who instructed them to establish a city bearing his name in the vicinity of the Chesapeake Bay. However, much like the earlier failed effort under Governor Ralph Lane in 1585, White and his fellow colonists soon began to face challenges that included strained relations with the region’s Indigenous inhabitants. With hopes...
  • 'It would be within its natural right to harm us to protect itself': How humans could be mistreating AI right now without even knowing it

    05/13/2024 7:45:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 54 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 4, 2024 | Keumars Afifi-Sabet
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly ubiquitous and is improving at an unprecedented pace...But there are risks in embracing any new technology, especially one that we do not fully understand. While AI could be a powerful personal assistant, for example, it could also represent a threat to our livelihoods and even our lives.The various existential risks that an advanced AI poses means the technology should be guided by ethical frameworks and humanity's best interests, says researcher and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) member Nell Watson.In "Taming the Machine" (Kogan Page, 2024), Watson explores how humanity can wield the...
  • RoboJoker. Hell. Evil Rabbits. Ronald McDonald the Fallout 4 Raider.

    05/13/2024 6:28:15 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 76 replies
    ChatGPT | 5/13/2024 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I'm becoming a bit of an AI Whisperer.Here are some of my most recent creations.ROBO-JOKERWHAT HELL LOOKS LIKEEVIL BUNNIESRONALD MCDONALD THE FALLOUT 4 RAIDER
  • How To Destroy An Economic Giant

    05/13/2024 2:35:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Casual Scholar ^ | 1/3/24 | Casual Scholar
    – Contents of this video ---------------------------- 0:00 A Century of Underachievement 4:11 The Land of Silver 9:29 The Power Vacuum 11:16 The Pampas 14:42 As rich as an Argentine 19:30 The Decline of Liberalism 23:46 The Infamous Decade 27:20 The Rise of Populism 29:49 Isolation & Favoritism 36:31 Dynamic Stagnation 42:25 Fear, Secrecy and Sweet money 49:40 Democracy & Depression 57:33 A Nation Trapped by History
  • Stanisława Walasiewicz: The Curious Story of Stella Walsh

    05/13/2024 11:55:30 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 8 replies
    Britanicca ^ | none given | Britanicca
    In 1980 in Cleveland, Walsh was fatally shot in the cross fire of an attempted robbery. The subsequent autopsy revealed that Walsh had a chromosomal disorder known as mosaicism that left her with sexually ambiguous genitalia. Despite the gender confusion caused by the disorder, Walsh had lived her entire life as a woman.
  • James Webb Space Telescope Data Reveals New Insights Into the Brightest GAMMA RAY BURST EVER DETECTED

    05/13/2024 8:00:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    The Debrief ^ | May 13, 2024 | Micah Hanks
    X-ray image of GRB221009A (Credit: NASA/Swift) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Observations by the James Webb Space Telescope are offering new clues about the nature of a massive supernova associated with GRB 221009A, the brightest gamma-ray burst astronomers have ever recorded. The new research confirms the presence of a supernova linked to this highly energetic source of gamma rays and reveals its comparatively low production of radioactive nickel, findings that challenge our currently accepted models involving these powerful events. Astronomers hope the new findings made possible by NASA’s premier space science observatory will also help to offer unique new views into the processes that...
  • Woman says she's trying to sleep with men of as many different nationalities as possible… and reveals where Australian guys fall short in bed

    05/13/2024 7:16:37 AM PDT · by Angelino97 · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2024 | Kinta Walsh-Cotton
    A Canadian woman revealed exactly where Australian men fall short in the bedroom on Monday morning. Coco Bae, 37, explained on The Kyle and Jackie O Show she's 'collecting flags' by sleeping with as many men from different countries as possible. But it seems men Down Under have left the experienced lover underwhelmed between the sheets due to their poor hygiene and lack of imagination. Coco has slept with men from several different countries such as America, India, Germany, England, and even Djibouti - a small country in Africa. After sleeping with 'over 100' men from Australia, Coco said Aussie...