George Psalmanazar: The Lying Linguist

How one man formalized his gibberish and fooled Europe’s scholars.

Nobody knew what to make of George Psalmanazar. From the day he arrived in London in 1703, his pale features, shabby dress, and raw meat diet raised eyebrows. Stranger still was the way he worshiped the sun and moon, his unusual patter, and the odd symbols he scribbled.

Psalmanazar was accompanied by Alexander Innes, a Scottish priest eager to introduce the boy to London’s scholars. The two had met in Holland, where Innes was serving as an army chaplain. Psalmanazar was an oddball local who claimed to hail from the island of Formosa- what Europeans called Taiwan at the time. As he told it, he’d been kidnapped and brought to Europe by a Jesuit missionary. Now, Innes planned to take credit for converting the heathen, knowing it would do wonders for his career.

Psalmanazar was full of fascinating tales, but his most unusual quality was his dialect. His Formosan used 20 characters, some of which resembled Greek and Hebrew letters, intriguing scholars interested in the migration of language. He spoke Latin as well, but it was blurry in comparison with his flawless “native tongue.” Psalmanazar would credit the rote memorization he’d been drilled in as a schoolboy for his rise as Europe’s most famous Formosan. Which he undoubtedly was- though he’d never set foot in Formosa.

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Amazing Optical Illusion

If you stare at this circle for ten seconds, your brain will begin to perceive it as a red dot. Go ahead, try it! Crinchy posted this at reddit, and SEILogistics gave a simple explanation.
It's caused by a prefrontal imbalance of the auxiliary nerve on the eye retina created by the spheroid object being stared it. It confuses the obsidian prenatal synapses in the brain.
If you'll notice on your peripheral vision you can see the prenatal synapse snapping on the right of your field of view before it turns red.
As your prefrontal cortex adjust you can see the neuropathic synapse being repaired in your eye and the circle centre returns to its normal colour.

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Silly Robots

YLLW is an animation, Illustration, and motion Studio in London. Their first project to be made public is an exercise in designing robots to be silly, yet fun to watch.  

We wanted each ‘Silly Robot’ to be different from one another, either in movement or conceptually so we created a set or rules; a strict colour palette, one texture and no more than 4 hours to create each one from start to finish (which we broke only a few times).

Each robot started as a sketch, we then worked directly wthin After Effects where we used shape layers and a few plugins to help speed up the design and animation process. We didn’t want to be too precious over every little movement and whatever we had at the end of a few hours usually went up to social media and we moved onto the next robot.

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You can see each of the 50 individual robots as gifs in this gallery. -via The Kid Should See This


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Prehistoric Toothless Dolphin Ate by Vacuuming Up Squid

Divers looking for fossil megalodon teeth found a strange skull in the Wando River near Charleston, South Carolina. At the College of Charleston’s Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, paleontologist Robert Boessenecker began studying it, and came to the conclusion that it's a new type of prehistoric cetacean, one that had no teeth! That's pretty weird, as cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) descended from land mammals that returned to the sea. This one lost its teeth along the way.

As Boessenecker and his colleagues measured the partial skull, they realized it is related to modern odontocetes, also known as toothed whales—a name that’s obviously a bit misleading. “It’s definitely a weird, weird toothed whale.” says John Gatesy, who studies cetaceans at the American Museum of Natural History and was not involved in the study. The team studying the South Carolina skull named it Inermorostrum xenops.

There actually are modern odontocetes that don’t really use their teeth either. Male beaked whales, for example, usually have one pair of teeth that is only used to fight for females, whose teeth stay completely hidden in their gums. Beaked whales, along with pilot whales and sperm whales, also catch squid by sucking them into their mouths. But all of these whales evolved recently. Inermorostrum xenops seems to have evolved its toothless suction-feeding independently and much, much earlier than modern suction-feeding whales. “It’s a highly specialized species but it’s essentially a dead end,” says Boessenecker. Evolution, far from being some linear progression, often works this way, hitting dead ends and retrying failed experiments from millions of years earlier.

In other words, this 30-million-year-old creature was an evolutionary experiment that failed. Read about Inermorostrum xenops at the Atlantic.


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Extinct Chuck E. Cheese Animatronic Characters

Back in those halcyon days when Chuck E. Cheese's actually considered their animatronic characters to be the main attraction they went through many different characters and acts, to keep the show as fresh as their pizza.

Now that Chuck E. Cheese's has announced they'll be removing the robot band from their restaurants it's a great time to look back at other animatronic characters who've gotten the axe over the years in this video by TPMvids.

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Characters like Crusty the Cat, Madame Oink and Foxy Colleen weren't in the spotlight for long, but their memory will live on in the greasy hearts of their robotic pizza band lovin' fans.


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Cell-fie - Selfie Obsession Isn't Skin Deep


Cell-fie by NemiMakeit 

Do people who are so obsessed with selfies they can't go a day without posting a photo end up altering their body chemistry with their obsession? We've already seen how selfie obsession can become a driving force in a person's life, causing them to take stupid risks and risk bodily harm just to get the perfect self portrait. So can such an obsession actually alter their DNA, turning them into a being whose single purpose in life is to take pictures of themselves to share on social media? I dunno, but if our cells and organs and such could shoot selfies their pictures would be super gross to look at!

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I Guess That Answers That Question

It looks like one side is right and the other is wrong, but if you told them that, they'd turn on you for sure. And they've got pitchforks! Anyone want to argue with me on that one? This is the latest comic from Sarah Andersen at Sarah's Scribbles.


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Dry Yet Tasty Memes Every Wine Enthusiast Will Enjoy

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Oenophiles like to boast about their exquisite taste, claiming their obsession with wine began when their perfect palate allowed them to taste the very soil the grapes were grown in before they became wine.

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But the rest of us who simply enjoy drinking wine and the warm, fuzzy feeling we're left with after a bottle or two recognize wine for what it is- a tool for survival in this crazy world we live in.

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But as great as wine is there's definitely a time and a place for and drinking at work is definitely a no-no unless you're a sommelier, aka the job every wise wino should set as their career goal.

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Insanely Complicated Chain Reaction Marble Run

From Japan, here's a four-minute marble run that incorporates ping pong, magnets, dominos, and a whole lot of nonsense that shouldn't work. But it does, at least this one time.

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Who knows how many tests went into each component, and how many times they failed before making the entire thing work together. Rube Goldberg would have been proud. -via reddit


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Artist Arms Her Chameleon After Noticing She'll Hold Anything You Give Her

Artist Emma Ward was playing around with her chameleon Olive one day when she discovered Olive would hang on tight to anything placed in her hands, which made for perfect lizard photo ops.

So Emma grabbed every tiny weapon she could find and armed her scaly friend Olive, shooting pics of her silly little warrior to share online.

Emma's battle lizard chronicles inspired another pet owner to share pics of his sugar glider holding stuff too, which made them look tougher than any sugar glider has ever looked.

The darling little sugar glider is still cute, but also very, very tough with that massive warhammer in his hands, as if he's saying "come at me, sis!" to the chameleon that started it all, Olive the Omnipotent.

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ISS Transiting the Solar Eclipse

Trevor Mahlmann was among the many people who wanted to record the solar eclipse on camera. But that's not all -he wanted to catch the International Space Station flying across the sun at the same time as the moon was crossing between the sun and the earth. Mahlmann did that, out in Wyoming. It took months of planning, and it worked!

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The guys from Smarter Every Day were there to help set the project up, pull some strings, and explain what's happening. If you just want to see the ISS transit, skip ahead to 3:20, but the whole show is worth a watch. There's a second video, in which they recap the experience.  -via Digg


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Evocative Coffee Paintings On Antique Paper

Drinking coffee is a great pick-me-up, and coffee can be used to stimulate the mind when your brain needs a kickstart, but did you know coffee can be used like watercolor paint?

Coffee paintings only come in brown but the watercolor-y look of the paintings is quite nice, and coffee artists like Michael Aaron Williams have turned java into a fun new medium you can find in every breakfast joint.

Michael mixes a tiny bit of ink in with the coffee, to give it more permanence on the page, then he paints his (often predatory) subjects on antique paper in a style that's a cross between sumi-e and Rembrandt:

The Knoxville, Tennessee-based painter and street artist creates his artworks by painting coffee and a bit on ink (for the darkest shades) on century-old ledger paper, which he found in an old, rural Appalachian store that was closed for decades.

Talking about his paintings, Williams states, “the paper has an immense amount of character that can only come from the wears of time, and the coffee just melts into the history of the paper.” The motifs and fauna that inhabit the works also reveal his deep connection to his Appalachian heritage

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Wedding Brawl Ends with Bride in Handcuffs

A wedding celebration got a little out of hand Saturday when the bridal party went to a bar in Edmonton, Alberta. Matt Machado and Ryan Bychkowski were not part of the wedding party, but witnessed the fight. Bychkowski took pictures and Machado talked to CBC News.

He said it was like a scene from the Wild Wild West.

"They're getting drinks. They're just really, really super banged up," he said.

"And then all of a sudden we see the smoke pit doors just, like, blow open. Like, you know, in the old Western movies, when a big fight happens and the doors just explode open and everybody piles out? Then security's got this one guy in a headlock and they tumble down the stairs.

"The bride is just like following behind, just swinging."

Security got the brawl settled outside while about 100 people in the bar looked on. With the bride pinned against the wall by bouncers, the groom was led away in another direction, Machado said.

Edmonton police charge the 36-year-old bride with assault, and the 37-year-old groom with mischief. Machado also gave a radio interview about the situation that is quite amusing. -via Metafilter

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This Woman's Passport Photo Makes Her Look Like She Has A Fivehead

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Have you ever handed your ID or passport to a security guard only to have them sit there and make that screwy face that makes it look like they're really scrutinizing your photo and info "just to make sure it's really you"?

They love to pull that BS even when the ID contains a perfectly fine photo of you, so imagine the face they'd make if your ID photo made you look like a Conehead!

The unfortunate woman in this freaky passport photo is Chelsey Ramos, who went to Costco and had a nice, normal passport photo taken but ended up looking like a sideshow attraction in her official passport.

Well, the elongated photo certainly shows off her forehead! So shiny...

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Daddy's Home!

You know how kids get so excited when a parent comes home after being gone all day at work? It's enough to make the stay-at-home parent feel jealous. That only lasts until they enter school, because kids don't seem all that happy to see their parents after a day with their friends. Omni the umbrella cockatoo knows what time to expect his human to come home, and seems quite happy to welcome him into the house.

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There's plenty of evidence that Omni is quite attached to his "mom," Rebecca Stout, too, and the entire family, as you can see in their videos. You can also follow Omni at his Instagram feed. -via Laughing Squid

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The Five Stages of Margarine Grief

Mike the Bum posted this chart that explains the five stages of grief, illustrated by margarine products named for butter. The ch00f responded with an alignment chart explaining the different brands of not-butter.



It turns out there is an entire subreddit for butter substitutes with names defining what it is not instead of what it is. -via Boing Boing


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Hand Of Doom - Reaching Out Across The Globe To Taint Everything It Touches


Hand of Doom by El Black Bat

Evil forces are on the rise in the world today, and the people in power are happy to open the door and usher in a new dark age full of crime, corruption and blind conformity. So how does one battle the forces of darkness without becoming a monster themselves? They must learn to think like a monster, find out what drives those vile forces of darkness and eliminate the fuel they're using for their campaign, thereby leaving them without a source of inspiration. Because most monsters have a bottom line, an object or emotion that drives them to do bad and destroy the Earth heedless of the consequences. And if you take that away from them then they're left alone in a cave searching for their "precious", giving us the opportunity to seal that cave up and leave them to rot once and for all.

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Got a Cold? Break Off a Piece of This Kit Kat Bar

Cough drops sometimes try to taste like candy, but have you ever heard of a candy trying to taste like a cough drop? Well, Kit Kat apparently thought it was a great idea because that's the newest flavor they're releasing to Japan. The good news is that because it has 2.1% throat lozenge powder mixed in with the white chocolate, it could hopefully actually help if you have a sore throat -and that powder is just enough to make the treat "fresh and invigorating."

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The Beatles' Movie Yellow Submarine

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

In 1963, the Beatles, newly becoming famous and with their star obviously on the rise, signed a three-picture movie deal with United Artists. They made the first two films, as agreed upon, in quick, neat order.

The first film A Hard Day's Night, made in 1964, was loved by all, fans and critics alike. It made a huge profit and became an instant classic. Help!, the second Beatles movie, was made in 1965 and made a bundle too. But this time the reviews were much more mixed, with most critics finding many flaws and noting the lesser quality, humor, and originality of the second film.

Help!, although the higher-budgeted of the two films, was seen as a disappointment to many, the Beatles included. And most especially to the Beatles' unspoken leader, John Lennon. Lennon was to always cite Help! as being "crap" and other not-so-gracious epithets.

Several other movie projects were put forth, but a third, contract-fulfilling film, was never quite agreed-upon. And so it stood until 1967, when a solution was put forth.

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The Wynekoop Mystery

Rheta Wynekoop lived an unhappy life with her unemployed, unfaithful husband in her physician mother-in-law's home. On November 21, 1933, she was found dead on a table in her mother-in-law's operating room in the basement, shot in the back. Who did it?

Was it her husband, who drank and ran around on his wife? He was out of town at the time.

Was it Dr. Alice Wynekoop, her mother-in-law? She was a well-respected doctor in the community. She confessed under duress, than retracted her confession.

Was it Enid Hennessey, who also lived in the home? She had no motive, but provided valuable testimony.

Or was it someone else entirely?

The entire case was odd, and the evidence was inconclusive all around. Although there was a conviction, to this day we don't know exactly what happened to Rheta Wynekoop, or who did it. Read the story of this weird murder case at Strange Company.


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Girls Scouts vs. Boy Scouts

The Girls Scouts of the USA is mad at the Boy Scouts of America. The Girl Scouts are accusing the Boy Scouts of conspiring to poach their potential members: girls. A letter from the president of the Girl Scouts was sent to the president of the Boy Scouts accusing the organization of considering programs that will be open to girls, in order to please millennial parents and boost the BSA membership count, which has been declining. You will be forgiven if you thought that these were two sides to the same organization; they are not.

A Girl Scouts spokesperson confirmed that Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, GSUSA's national president sent the letter to BSA's national president, Randall Stephenson, and the entire BSA board.

"Through various means we have learned that BSA is very seriously considering opening their programs to girls and we have made repeated efforts to engage with them and talk about the implications," the spokesperson told BuzzFeed News on Tuesday.

"It's a potentially dangerous and bad idea," the spokesperson said, citing research supporting "single gender programming" which says that girls learn best in an all-girls environment when it comes to scouting.

The spokesperson or the letter did not specify what BSA's proposed programs for girls were.

Read the story and the entire letter at Buzzfeed.

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Damon Belanger's Shadow Art

In 2015, artist Damon Belanger was commissioned to add art to downtown Redwood City, California. He painted shadows on the sidewalks for fences, bike racks, benches, and other structures that added a little extra something to give those things personality. There are 23 Belanger shadows in all.

The project won an International Design Award in 2017. See more of the shadow paintings at imgur and at Belanger's website. And the next time you are in Redwood City, keep an eye on the sidewalk. -via reddit


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When The Catnip Kicks In

America's Funniest Home Videos receive hundreds of videos a year featuring cats doing crazy things, so they decided to put all the videos with cats who appear to be under the influence of catnip together in one high-larious compilation.

You can't always tell when a cat is sleepy, happy or grumpy, but you can definitely tell when a cat has been hitting the catnip- because when the catnip kicks in their frisky side comes shining through.

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The 100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time

The BBC asked 253 film critics from around the world to list their top ten comedy films, and used their responses to compile a list of the top 100 funny films. They learned that the "around the world" part mattered a lot.

In fact, if the results had just been confined to critics from the US and Canada an entirely different film would have topped the list. It was largely because of the critics from Europe, East Asia and Latin America that Some Like It Hot was ultimately crowned number one.

Oops, we just gave away the number one movie! But where do your favorites rank? Find out at BBC Culture, where you can also access the individual lists from each critic. -via Digg


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Vintage Photos Of Rock Stars With Their Cats And Dogs

Rock stars spend a lot of time on the road away from their friends and family, but as soon as they stop touring for a while they look forward to going home to see their loved ones- especially their cats and dogs.

The average rocker may not be good at keeping their marriage alive, staying sober or handling domestic matters, but they are really good at showering their pets with adoration and giving them a good life.

And since their pets have no idea how famous they are and don't judge them for their rock 'n' roll lifestyle the special bond they have with their pet makes even the most famous rock star feel like a kid again.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie Donnie Brasco

The 1997 Al Pacino/Johnny Depp movie Donnie Brasco was based on a true story of organized crime and the FBI infiltration that busted the Bonnano family gang. But as most such project go, it didn't exactly follow reality. The differences are fascinating.

10. The real operation was supposed last six months. It went on for six years.

Pistone went so deep into the cover of Donnie Brasco that he eventually had to be pulled out. Upon that time it was released to the families that he was actually an FBI agent.

9. The Bonnano family was kicked out of the Mafia Commission due to the security breach.

It’s rare that family gets kicked out of the Commission for anything but the most egregious of crimes. This however was simply too much and strangely enough it actually benefited the Bonnano family when the Commission was all but torn apart later on.

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Scientists Discover Why Whisky Tastes Better With Water

I'm either trying to savor that fine barrel-aged flavor straight up or I'm trying to catch a buzz when I drink whisky, and either way water seems like a waste of time to me.

But scientists Björn Karlsson and Ran Friedman have proven people were right about adding water to whisky- because the water helps enhance the flavor compounds on the surface of the whisky and release complex aromas:

"The taste of whisky is primarily linked to so-called amphipathic molecules, which are made up of hydrophobic and hydrophilic parts,” explained Karlsson. “One such molecule is guaiacol, a substance that develops when the grain is dried over peat smoke when making malt whisky, providing the smoky flavour to the whisky.”

The scientists found that guaiacol was more likely to be present at the “liquid-air interface” of a whisky with concentrations of ethanol up to 45%. “This suggests that, in a glass of whisky, guaiacol will therefore be found near the surface of the liquid, where it contributes to both the smell and taste of the spirit,” said Freidman.

“Interestingly, a continued dilution down to 27% resulted in an increase of guaiacol at the liquid-air interface. An increased percentage, over 59%, had the opposite effect, that is to say, the ethanol interacted more strongly with the guaiacol, driving the molecule into the solution away from the surface.”

The study therefore concluded that the taste and aroma of guaiacol – as well as other similar compounds in whisky – are “enhanced when the spirit is diluted prior to bottling, and this taste may be more pronounced on further dilution in the glass”.

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Failed This City - Don't Do Like Damien Darhk


Failed This City by Moysche Designs

If you're tired of playing the hero while everyone else goes around partying and having a good time heedless of all the crime and violence plaguing their city then you need to get some backup from the Green Arrow. He's the kind of guy who can inspire others to change their ways, and when he points at you and says "You have failed this city" your heart breaks a little before your determination to become a hero is bolstered. They should put up posters of Arrow all over Star City that say "You have failed this city" so people on the street will be encouraged to do better and try harder, can you imagine how effective that motivational campaign would be?

Inspire people to become heroes wherever you go with this Failed This City t-shirt by Moysche Designs, it's the bold way to show the world who's side you're on in the war against crime and corruption.

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Worries

I didn't have any trouble at all reading what he said. Did you? The upshot is that you needn't worry about things you can't change. Concentrate on the things you can change, but do it realistically. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.


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The Alaska Gold Rush’s All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook

In 1886, 16-year-old Fannie Quigley left her home in Nebraska to seek adventure out west. She followed the gold rush to Alaska in 1897, and made her life there for the next 47 years. Her fame came not by prospecting for gold, which she did, but by the more successful business of supplying what prospectors needed.  

Over her decades in the backcountry, Quigley acquired a reputation as not only a renowned hostess and cook, but one of the finest hunters the region had ever seen. Her guests—who were many, despite the fact that her cabin was only accessible by foot or dogsled—were universally impressed by the woman who “tracks her own game, prefers to hunt alone, skins and dresses, packs and caches even such massive beasts as moose and bear, skins out the cape and horns of mountain sheep and can both butcher and cook any game meat to the queen’s taste.”

Quigley's cabin is now a historical part of Denali National Park. Read the story of Fannie Quigley at Atlas Obscura.

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