Conversation Skills

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Pretending to be interested in what other people have to say is an important life skill. Teach your kids by example, as they are trying to teach you. If successful, then we all learn how to fake sincerity as adults.

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Bird Enjoys Moving Sidewalk

Wheeeee! A little bird laded on the handrail of a moving walkway and was carried down to the end. It must have been a fun ride, because he went right back to where he was to start all over again!

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If only we could all spend time enjoying the little pleasures of life. We don’t know where this is, but the walls sure could use some artwork. -via Laughing Squid

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Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be the Superfood of the Future


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Got milk? That's good! It'll keep you strong and healthy. But you probably got it from a cow or a goat. For a new treat, try cockroach milk.

Cockroaches aren't mammals, so what they secrete isn't, technically speaking, milk. But that's what scientists are calling diploptera punctate, which is a protein crystal that roaches feed their live young. Researchers say that it's good for humans to eat. Science Alert reports:

"The crystals are like a complete food - they have proteins, fats and sugars. If you look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids," said Sanchari Banerjee, one of the team, in an interview with the Times of India.

Not only is the milk a dense source of calories and nutrients, it’s also time released. As the protein in the milk is digested, the crystal releases more protein at an equivalent rate to continue the digestion.

"It’s time-released food," said Subramanian Ramaswamy, who led the project. "if you need food that is calorifically high, that is time released and food that is complete. This is it."

Milking individual cockroaches is a chore, though. So Banerjee's research team is working on a way to artificially duplicate the roach milk production process in a laboratory setting. Sadly, it will be a while before you see roach milk on grocery store shelves.

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Hero Type-S - How To Train For A Really Short Fight


Hero Type-S by Legendary Phoenix

Sorry kids, but you can't buy the makings of a hero at any store, and you certainly won't learn the secret of the one punch technique by shopping for goods like sheep. What you've gotta do to be the very best is train hard, like 100 push-ups, sit-ups and squats hard, then top off your workout with an 10km run, and the rest will come to you in time. Don't believe me? Just ask Saitama how he manages to take down each and every supervillain, kaiju and cyborg he comes across with just one punch and he'll tell you the same!

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39 Facts about the Middle Ages

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We love to study the Middle Ages because Europe a few hundred years ago was such a weird and busy place. You’ve got the fall of the Roman Empire, early written English, the plague, crusaders and conquerers, myths and legends, and the stuff that we use for our fantasy pop culture these days. John Green gives us some fascinating tidbits to add to our store of knowledge about the Middle Ages, in the latest episode of the mental_floss List Show.   


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Community Fridge Crook Discovers They've Been "Borrowing" Breast Milk

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You'd think those sneaky little crooks who steal other people's food from the community fridge at work would have learned their lesson by now, especially after reading all the revenge stories posted online.

But it appears one hungry jerk in particular never saw any of these stories, and they continued to use up a fellow employee's "coffee creamer" until this note appeared on the bottle:

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If the comments on Reddit are any indication then discovering the creamer is actually breast milk would be no big deal, but something tells me Redditors aren't the norm and most guys would be horrified by this discovery.

-Via FAILBlog

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10 Amazing Uses for Swim Noodles

You pick up a bunch of swim noodles, or pool noodles, and throw them in the pool. The kids will use them to stay afloat and hit each other. But if you play with your kids, you can show them how versatile these things really are! For example, you can use them as light and portable construction materials for your backyard obstacle course:

Even for parents that are not very crafty or good with tools can make this simple but fun outdoor activity set. The only materials you need are about 40 swim noodles, 3 rolls of duct tape, some yard stakes (less than 20), and soccer balls.

Create a tunnel crawling course by pushing a yard stake into the ground, placing a swim noodle over it (through the hole in the center of the swim noodle), ending the swim noodle to form a semi-circle, then pushing another yard stake into the ground and placing the other end of the swim noodle over it. Make several of these and voila! Your tunnel crawl course is complete.

You can read instructions for several other components of your obstacle course, plus other handy uses for swim noodles at Housely.


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Baby Owls Go for a Swim

The Snowy Owl family on the North Slope of Alaska needs to move toward a new home. Daddy Owl has already scouted out a new place to live. Since the baby owls can't fly yet, they have to walk. And when they get to a river, they have no choice but to swim across it.

As this scene from Nature illustrates, they're quite good at it! Even without swimming lessons, the baby owls figure out how to row across the water with their wings.


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Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Significant Gene Discovery

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014? It was a viral sensation, designed to raise awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and donations to the ALS Association. Seeing people dump buckets of ice over their heads was fun, but awareness campaigns often don’t lead to significant donations. This one did, to the tune of $115 million in a six week period! The association assigned funds raised by the Ice Bucket Challenge to Project MinE, an effort to sequence the genes of 15,000 people, which required the participation of scientists all over the world. That research has identified a new gene that contributes to ALS.

According to a paper published today in Nature Genetics, researchers part of Project MinE’s global gene sequencing effort, funded by The ALS Association through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge donations, have identified a new ALS gene, NEK1, which now ranks among the most common genes that contribute to the disease, providing scientists with another potential target for therapy development. This was the largest-ever study of familial (inherited) ALS, involved contributions from over 80 researchers in 11 countries, and was led by John Landers, Ph.D., of University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass. and Jan Veldink, Ph.D., of University Medical Center Utrecht, in The Netherlands.

The ALS Association’s latest awareness campaign is called Every Drop Adds Up, which is a salute to the success of the Ice Bucket Challenge. -via reddit

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Man Leads Police on High Speed Chase Because He Was Bored


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The suspect had no prior criminal convictions or outstanding arrest warrants. Nonetheless, police say that he drove right through a red light in Thuston County, Washington on Saturday. A sheriff's deputy tried to pull him over, but he wouldn't respond.

Police chased the man in his car through two counties for over an hour. Eventually, he crashed his car. That's when police arrested him. They asked the man why he ran. Well, it was something to do on a slow day. The News Tribune reports:

“He said he was just bored,” Odegaard said. “It looks like to us right now … he instigated this pursuit because he was bored and just wanted to do it.”

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A Car Ride with Motoki

Motoki puts his heart into his lip-sync performance. And his sense of humor, too! For safety’s sake, his mother is driving. She's seen it all before. 

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You’d expect to see something like this on a dance floor or stage, but the clear view and intimacy of an automobile gives us a better view, and his mother nonchalantly driving gives a find counterpoint to his goofy antics. -via Viral Viral Videos


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It's Good To Have Someone With A Can-Do Attitude In Your Corner

It's good to have a partner in life who will help you soar to new heights instead of weighing you down with their negativity, but sometimes you've gotta swap out the one you're with to find the right fit.

And according to this comic from Zen Pencils you'll know the Can-Do guy or girl of your dreams the minute you meet them- they'll be the one offering to help you(r heart) soar to the stars!

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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The Week Jimi Hendrix Toured with the Monkees

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.

In the wild and crazy history of rock  music, many strange, bizarre and quite unbelievable things have happened.

Elvis being shot "from his waist up only" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1957, the Beatles and John Lennon's “We're more popular than Jesus" controversy of 1966, and the Bing Crosby-David Bowie duet of “The Little Drummer Boy" for Bing's 1977 Christmas TV special.

It was in this world of insanity that seems to define rock, that the most uniquely odd, almost surreal, tour in rock history took place.

From September 8th to September 16th, 1967, Jimi Hendrix went on tour with the Monkees.

In 1967, the Monkees were the hottest rock act in the country. They not only had a hugely popular hit television show, but, incredibly, they were at this time outselling the Beatles and the Rolling Stones- combined! In fact, by the end of '67, the Monkees had become the only act in the history of rock music to have had four number one albums in the same year (The Monkees, More of the Monkees, Headquarters, and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.).

By September of 1967, the Monkees were also seasoned stage performers, having become a "touring act" in December of 1966 -and yes, playing their own instruments.

Micky Dolenz was the first Monkee to discover Jimi Hendrix. Micky was told by a friend that there was this black musician who "played the guitar with his teeth.” Fascinated and curious, Micky went to New York's famed Village and witnessed Jimi playing guitar with the John Hammel Band, indeed, with his teeth.

Micky and fellow Monkee Peter Tork were both to see Jimi play live later that year, at the Monterey Pop Festival.

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The Shortest Weather Forecast Ever


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Perhaps, as Scott Beale at Laughing Squid suggests, it's a blooper. But I'm skeptical. The weatherman is just getting to the point. It's not like he's getting paid by the word. If only other people communicated as succinctly as Keith Monahan of KARK-TV news in Arkansas does!


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Louise Darko - This Is Why You Shouldn't Eat Burgers Right Before Bed


Louise Darko by Ed Harrington

Bob knew it would be a mistake to let Louise stay up late and watch Donnie Darko, but since he'd never seen it and had to open up for that early morning burger crowd he gave in to her whining. Besides, if it kept Louise occupied and too tired to wake up Tina and Gene at the crack of dawn Bob was all for it, although that did mean he'd have to bus tables by himself at the restaurant. Later that day, as Bob and Linda were cleaning up after the Linner rush, poor little Louise wandered into the restaurant with a shellshocked look on her face, muttering something about imaginary bunnies and time travel...

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Cleaning Up Ugly Graffiti

Graffiti tags are not exactly street art; they are more of a signature just to say “I was here.” As such, they are rarely legible. French artist Matthew Tremblin took on a project to “clean up” the tags on the streets of France, by changing those signature tags to a legible font.



Now isn’t that better? You can see more examples of the cleaned-up graffiti at Colossal. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/07/street-artist-paints-over-ugly-graffiti-to-make-it-legible/


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10 Historic Shot Towers around the World


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Once upon a time, to make bullets and cannonballs, nations and businesses would build shot towers. These are industrial sites sometimes hundreds of feet tall. Workers would drip molten lead from the top. These droplets would form spheres during their descent, then cool in that form when hitting a pool of water at the bottom. This technique permitted the mass production of adequately well-made ammunition.

Some of these shot towers still exist, such as Taroona Shot Tower, which is pictured above. The iron merchant Joseph Moir built it in Tasmania in 1870. The 150-foot tall tower is no longer active, but is well preserved and open to the public.

The beautiful Taroona Shot Tower is 1 of 10 well-preserved shot towers that still exist around the world. You can see others at Atlas Obscura.


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How Maritime Law Works

The oceans make up vast areas of the earth’s surface that are under no governmental control. That’s where maritime law comes into play. There are zones of the oceans that are controlled by the country on the nearest shore, but which laws they can enforce vary depending on how far away from the beach you are.

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In international waters, some things depend on what country your ship is registered in. Other matters are rules agreed on by various nations, but it’s rare to get all nations to agree on anything. It gets confusing, but Wendover Productions makes it as simple as they can as they explain maritime law to us. -via reddit


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The Bourbon Burger

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Chicken & Sons, a restaurant in Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia, now offers the perfect breakfast burger. Their $22 Bourbon Burger has bourbon-glazed bacon, bourbon-based barbecue sauce, and a whole shot of bourbon in a cup cut into the bun. It comes with beer-battered fries that have been glazed with bourbon. I suspect that you could also order it with bourbon on the side, too.

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DeepWarp: Changing the Gaze of an Image

So you’ve taken what would be the perfect group picture, except that Uncle Roy is staring at your sister-in-law’s bosom. A new technology called DeepWarp can change that part without making Roy look unnatural.

In this work, we consider the task of generating highly-realistic images of a given face with a redirected gaze. We treat this problem as a specific instance of conditional image generation, and suggest a new deep architecture that can handle this task very well as revealed by numerical comparison with prior art and a user study. Our deep architecture performs coarse-to-fine warping with an additional intensity correction of individual pixels. All these operations are performed in a feed-forward manner, and the parameters associated with different operations are learned jointly in the end-to-end fashion. After learning, the resulting neural network can synthesize images with manipulated gaze, while the redirection angle can be selected arbitrarily from a certain range and provided as an input to the network.

I didn’t understand any of that, but that’s not what’s important. What’s really interesting are the examples given on the project page. You can pull up any of 16 pictures of faces and move their eyes around. They can look you up and down, they can shift left and right right, or they can roll around. It’s a shame they can’t move independently of each other, but what you will see is creepy and funny enough as it is. -via Metafilter


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Soccer Balls on Demand for Kids in Brazil

The campaign by Brazilian cookie company Biscoitos Zezé is called "Be More Child." It places soccer balls in locked bins in the streets of Brazilian cities. Local kids have keys to the bins, so they can play soccer whenever they want. You can see more photos of the bins at Pop-Up City.


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Guy Wearing Dinosaur Onesie Edits Himself Into Photos Of Famous People

You know what every single photo taken of a celebrity is missing?

A dude wearing a dinosaur onesie while hanging out with said celeb, that's what, and since Lorenz Valentino owned a onesie and had the Photoshop skills he went to work editing himself into their photos.

Thanks to his skills, and his sweet onesie, Lorenz now hangs out with Macklemore, dates his dream Kardashian, err, Jenner, and poses like a sexy python ready to strike with his "longtime friend" Jennifer Lawrence.

No biggie, just another day in the imaginary life of a dino onesie wearing dude who just happens to be friends with virtually every famous face on the planet.

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Singapore Street Food Makes Culinary History by Earning Michelin Stars

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To earn a star in the Michelin travel guide is a great victory for a restaurant. Since 1931, the company has secretly sampled and rated the finest restaurants in the world. Getting even just one is a mark of fame. 3 gives the establishment a reputation for the highest excellence.

And now, for the first time in its history, Michelin has awarded stars to street food stalls. A pair of stalls in Singapore has each earned a star. Reuters reports:

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle made dining history on Thursday when they became the first street food stalls in the world to be awarded a star by Michelin as French critics revealed a Singapore guide of 29 establishments.

Singapore is the first Southeast Asian country and the fourth in Asia to be rated by the Michelin Guide. It has more than 100 open-air "hawker" centers and 6,000 stalls selling popular multi-ethnic meals.

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A Cosmic Groaner

Redditor terrafarma lives on a small farm, so my guess is that he is responsible for this sign. If you don’t get the joke, you might want to listen to the song. If you get the joke, you’ll love the comment flammablepenguins left underneath.

When the celery is in the Seventh House

And arugula aligns with Mars

Then spinach will guide the planets

And turnips will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus

The Age of Asparagus

Asparagus! Asparagus!

Pumpkin and understanding

Sorrell and tomato abounding

No more gherkins or derisions

Golden living dreams of onions

Mystic shallot revelation

And the leeks true liberation

Asparagus, Asparagus

When the celery is in the Seventh House

And arugula aligns with Mars

Then spinach will guide the planets

And turnips will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus

The Age of Asparagus

Asparagus! Asparagus!

Let the sun shine, Let the sun shine in, The sun shine in

Let the sun shine, Let the sun shine in, The sun shine in…


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The Fresh Tank Engine of Sodor


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YouTube user marioboy22601 remixed Will Smith's famous introduction to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with the theme music of Thomas  and Friends. It totally works! Thomas definitely should leave the mean tracks of Philly for a safer environment on Sodor.

I found this video at Boing Boing, which has links to other Thomas and Friends re-mixes, including the music of Biggie Smalls, Cypress Hill, and AC/DC.


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Blasters Are So Uncivilized - Slice 'Em With A Saber Instead!


Blasters are so Uncivilized by WinterWolfMedia

Just because you're fighting a war that spans the galaxy, just because you're a force of evil who uses the dark side of the force to kill those who dare to rebel against your Imperial policies, doesn't mean you have to act in an uncivilized manner. You should always try to maintain your dignity and composure no matter what the odds, so your warrior energy shines brightly like a star instead of merely flashing for a second like a blaster beam. Rebel or Empire, Jedi or Sith, you have to set a good example for the others and lead by example, meaning you should holster that blaster you cowboy you!

Keep your geeky wardrobe totally classy with this Blasters Are So Uncivilized t-shirt by WinterWolfMedia, it's the most efficient way to show your fellow fans how to keep it classy even when you're geeking out on your favorite sci-fi franchise.

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Clones of Cloned Sheep Aging Normally

Dolly the sheep was the world’s first cloned animal to survive to adulthood, while 277 other attempts failed. She was born 20 years ago, and lived for six and a half years. When she died of a not-uncommon sheep lung disease, there was some speculation that Dolly might have been suffering the effects of old age because she was cloned from a six-year-old sheep, or possibly that clones age differently from natural-born sheep. However, a few years later, Dolly’s cells were used to produce four more clones. Those clones were assessed at nine years and found to be aging normally and were as healthy as natural-born sheep of the same age. Michelle Kuepper of Research Gate talked to the study’s lead author Kevin Sinclair about Dolly, her clones, and the future of animal cloning. -via reddit

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People Who Got The Last Laugh With Their Hilarious Headstones

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Is it better to die with a smile on your face or get the last laugh? Both options can be seen as temporary, but when you get a funny slogan inscribed on your tombstone the laughs last forever.

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Everyone wants to leave their mark on this world, something to be remembered by, and for the dearly departed in this collection of Hilarious Headstones their mark sits just above their bones.

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Regardless of any posthumous plans you've made for your body you're most likely thinking about adding a funny headstone to the plan now, because a name and date is not enough to express who you were in life.

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The Man Engine

Monday in Tavistock, UK, a 33-foot man wearing a Cornish miner’s helmet woke up, waved to the crowd, and starting walking across Cornwall. He is the Man Engine, and he’ll be walking or crawling a 130-mile route for two weeks until he reaches the Geevor Tin Mine on August 6th. Along the way, he’ll stop at all ten Cornish Mining World Heritage Sites to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the mines’ designation.

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The Man Engine is powered by heavy equipment behind and controlled by puppeteers with cables. You can follow the Man Engine’s progress at Facebook. -via Arbroath 


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When The Boss Institutes A Strict Dress Code, Start Cosplaying At Work

Office dress codes are a real drag, even with Casual Fridays, but employees who want to keep their jobs are forced to dress accordingly...or are they?

If you go by the experiences of June J Rivas then dress codes don't mean a thing, because when her boss instituted a severe and illegal dress code she replied by cosplaying to work.

June feels the new dress code is aimed directly at her and has filed complaints, but in the meantime she's having fun putting “work cosplay” outfits together which technically conform to the new dress code.

Cosplayers tend to be a mighty creative bunch, so if this dress code battle grinds on for a while June is going to make her boss wish she'd never had a problem with the way June used to dress!

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