Munchies Denmark Writer Eats Hunter S. Thompson's Infamous Breakfast

As a general rule you shouldn't follow in Hunter S. Thompson's footsteps unless you want to live on the edge without any regard for your safety and the safety of those around you.

But every once in a while someone gets the bright idea to do like Hunter did, which usually ends in disaster or bodily harm even if their emulation of the gonzo journalist doesn't involve guns or drugs.

Munchies Denmark writer Kristian Nielsen discovered Hunter S. Thompson's infamous "breakfast" didn't involve guns but did involve drugs (because of course it did), and yet he agreed to "eat" it anyway:

"I like to eat breakfast alone, and almost never before noon; anybody with a terminally jangled lifestyle needs at least one psychic anchor every twenty four hours, and mine is breakfast. In Hong Kong, Dallas, or at home—and regardless of whether or not I have been to bed—breakfast is a personal ritual that can only be properly observed alone, and in a spirit of genuine excess. The food factor should always be massive: Four bloody Marys, two grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crêpes, a half-pound of either sausage, bacon, or corned beef-hash with diced chilies, a Spanish omelette or eggs Benedict, a quart of milk, a chopped lemon for random seasoning, and something like a slice of Key lime pie, two margaritas, and six lines of the best cocaine for dessert... Right, and there should also be two or three newspapers, all mail and messages, a telephone, a notebook for planning the next twenty four hours, and at least one source of good music... All of which should be dealt with outside, in the warmth of the hot sun, and preferably stone naked."

Knowing he could never tackle this epic meal alone he recruited his buddy Ziggy Silver to be the Dr. Gonzo to his Raoul Duke:

He told me a story about a rocker who'd given him a guitar the day before, while I poached eggs, fried bacon, made pancakes, and boiled water for coffee. It all began to take shape.

"Shouldn't we have dessert soon?" asked Ziggy, nodding towards an empty plate. In no time at all, six forest snails were lined up inside on the kitchen table. Shortly after, I wasn't cold anymore and my hands were tingling.

"I think it's time for guns now," I said, swaying a little as I stood up with my margarita in hand. Ziggy positioned a carton of juice, stared at me with wide eyes, and shot holes in the target with an air gun. Razor-sharp.

My heart pounded completely out of control when it was my turn to shoot, and I don't think I have ever felt closer to understanding what it was like to live like Hunter S. Thompson.

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Military Prop Photos of Two World Wars

These guys aren't in a zeppelin; that's a photo prop, possibly at a fair or amusement park. But they are real German soldiers, training at Nuehammer Military Camp between 1910 and 1912. The silliness of the photo is a stark contrast to the horror of the war to come.

These military portraits collected by Christopher B. Steiner, a professor of art history and anthropology at Connecticut College, capture moments of both folly and formality. The juxtaposition of faux props and real people is often curious and visually confounding. Some images appear to be staged to accentuate silliness; while others are posed with almost comical self-seriousness.

The photographs range in time from the beginning of World War I to the close of World War II. While the majority are German, the collection also includes some images from France, Holland, the United States, and the Baltics. Removed, momentarily, from the madness and brutality of war, these souvenir portraits capture moments of camaraderie and humanity.

See a gallery of these vintage military prop photos at Mashable.


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Frank Miller Announces He's Writing A "Superman: Year One" Comic

Frank Miller is one of those comic creators who leaves an indelible mark on any character he writes about, and when well established characters receive a Miller-verse makeover they're left a bit more depressing.

So it will be interesting to see what Frank Miller does with the Man of Steel's origin story when the new "Superman: Year One" style comic he just announced is released, especially considering his less-than-flattering portrayal of Supes in The Dark Knight Returns.

Maybe he has discovered a love for Superman's simplistic-yet-inspiring message of hope and undying goodness, or maybe he's just looking to twist the superheroic goody-two-shoes into a darker shadow of his former self.

Either way it's gonna be a fun ride for Frank Miller fans and a bumpy ride for die-hard Superman fans. Here's the announcement to get your blood pumping one way or the other!

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The Pigs of Manhattan

It's hard to imagine New York City filled with farm animals, but we've already read about the horses that provided transportation, and the cows that provided milk. Nineteenth-century Manhattan was also home to pigs that roamed the streets while the human population of the city exploded. Charles Dickens described seeing them during his 1842 visit.

Stepping onto Broadway, New York’s biggest commercial thoroughfare, Dickens encountered “two portly sows” and “a select party of half-a-dozen gentlemen hogs” among the brightly dressed ladies and a bustle of coaches. Even more than this strange sight of pigs roaming the city’s streets, Dickens was captivated by the free and easy swine lifestyle—a “roving, gentlemanly, vagabond kind of life.” Scavenging curbside trash in droves, New York’s wandering pigs were on “equal, if not superior footing” with humans—a model of self-sufficiency.

“They are never attended upon, or fed, or driven, or caught, but are thrown upon their own resources in early life, and become preternaturally knowing in consequence,” remarked Dickens in American Notes. “Every pig knows where he lives, much better than anybody could tell him. At this hour, just as evening is closing in, you will see them roaming towards bed by scores, eating their way to the last.”

Not everyone was as charmed by pigs in the streets of Manhattan. While they provided a buffer against poverty and hunger for their owners, and garbage disposal in a city that did not provide it, wealthier New Yorkers found them disgusting, which affected property values. The battles against the hogs became an early example of gentrification, which you can read about at Quartz. -via Metafilter


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Puppy Drags Her Favorite Blanket Outside To Share With Homeless Dog

Dogs are a lot smarter and more compassionate than humans give them credit for being, and when they see one of their feral relatives in trouble they will often help out however they can.

Lara is an eight-month-old puppy rescued from the streets of Brazil by Suelen Shaumloeffel, and Suelen keeps finding new reasons to love little Lara more- like the time she offered to share her blanket with a homeless dog.

Lara didn't have much to offer the homeless dog who slept on the other side of her yard's fence but she did have her favorite blanket, which conveniently fit through the fence.

Suelen shared this story of canine compassion so others could learn from Lara:

‘I thought, “How beautiful that she did that for her friend”,’ Suelen tells The Dodo.

‘My best four-legged friend reminded me of something so important: generosity!

‘She is the nicest little dog I’ve ever met. We forget sometimes the difference we can make in someone’s life. She reminded me of this.’

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Alien Statistics - The More You Know The More Terrified You'll Be!


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People would probably feel better about meeting an alien lifeform if they knew some statistics about the creatures from beyond the stars, like the fact that 78.3% of them will be seen as scary and 21% will look just plain weird. Only 36% of them will be wearing spacesuits, but 93.8% of them will possess superior technology that will probably render our defenses useless, and since 81.4% of them will be invaders we've probably got our work cut out for us! What's that you say? The stats aren't making you feel any better, in fact they're making you feel even more terrified? Sorry about that!

Prepare to meet our alien overlords with this Alien Statistics t-shirt by Letter-Q Artwork, it's the somewhat scary but absolutely true tee that every human will want to stop and read- for their own safety!

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You Might Be The Killer

When two authors start a little back-and-forth on Twitter, strange and wonderful things can result. Sam Sykes asked Chuck Wendig for some advice, and they got into a conversation that went where you wouldn't quite expect.



Wendig had some insight into the situation, but it wasn't very reassuring, as you can probably guess. You can read the entire Twitter exchange at Terrible Minds. -via Metafilter

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Extremely Dark Stock Photos

Search through stock photography sites like 123RF, Shutterstock or Getty Images and you'll see lots of cheesy staged photos starring generic looking people pretending to do stuff.

You'll also see lots of different color palettes, people and places from all around the world and photos shot perfectly using the rule of thirds.

But who needs all that when you've got photos of a kid crying while holding a gun, drunk drivers toasting as they're about to run over some kids and a pic of a shirtless guy dumping a handicapped person into the pool?

I'm not sure what you can do with these extremely dark stock photos besides laugh at them. On the other hand a picture of a granny with a gun and a look on her face like she's ready to bust a cap in someone's butt is definitely worth buying!

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Saved by Nerves of Steel and a Manual Transmission

Jordan Dinsmore, a college student in Columbia, South Carolina, was the victim of armed robbery and kidnapping Wednesday, and may have been a rape and/or murder victim, too, except for the fact that the perpetrators couldn't drive a stick shift. So they made her drive her car under gun point. After Dinsmore withdrew money from an ATM, she decided she had to escape somehow. She unfastened her seat belt.   

“I was thinking somehow I have to get out of this,” Dinsmore said. “Can I crash the car? No, because it might knock me out and not them. Can I pull over or something? I have to get away from them.”

One of the men told Dinsmore to take a right onto Blair Road.

But, with three cars coming from the opposite direction, Dinsmore saw an opportunity. She rolled her car through the intersection, ignoring orders to pull over, throwing the car in neutral and jumping out at roughly 35 miles an hour.

Dinsmore says she did not see what happened to her attackers. But she thinks they fled on foot, unable to drive the car away after it veered off the road and into the brush.

Dinsmore suffered scratches from hitting the pavement. She is cooperating with police to find the men who kidnapped her. The car suffered "minimal damage." -via Jalopnik


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Microsoft Paint Has Been Put Out To Pasture

MS Paint used to be the gateway drug of the digital art world, but now that there are so many free and/or cheap software options out there it appears MS Paint has run its course and will now be put out to pasture.

Microsoft has decided to replace Paint with a new program called Paint 3D starting with Windows 10, which is sad for MS Paint fans but won't actually interfere with our standard computing or onlining practices.

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And thanks to the many online archivists out there future generations will get to see the glorious artwork people created with MS Paint, so the little software that could will be remembered fondly.

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The American Eclipse of 1878 and the Scientists Who Raced West to See It

Eclipse madness is building in the U.S. as people make plans to experience the total solar eclipse on August 21. It's happened before. In 1878, a total solar eclipse crossed the U.S. from the Pacific Northwest to the Gulf of Mexico. People boarded trains and stagecoaches to witness the once-in-a-lifetime event. In his new book, American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World, science writer David Barron chronicles the excitement of that day.

This rare celestial event—a total solar eclipse—offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system's most enduring riddles, and enterprising scientists raced to the Rocky Mountains to experience totality. Some, like University of Michigan astronomer James Craig Watson, hunted for a planet (called Vulcan) that was thought to exist between Mercury and the sun; others, like astronomical artist E.L. Trouvelot, sketched the sun's mysterious corona. Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell headed west with an all-female team of assistants and a societal goal to achieve—opening the doors of science to women. Even a young Thomas Edison got involved. During the eclipse, he aimed to demonstrate the value of his latest device—an infrared detector called the tasimeter—and to prove himself not just an inventor, but a scientist.

In an excerpt from the book, the stage is set on the morning of the eclipse, which you can read at Mental Floss.


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The Importance of Font Choice

You may have seen this image of a tote bag by BelleChic passed around the internet last week. What does it say to you? It's supposed to say "My favorite color is glitter," which doesn't seem like something you'd really want to broadcast. However, at first glance, many people saw "My favorite color is Hitler." That's not good at all. The fancy lower-case "g" that doesn't dip below the baseline looks a lot like a capital "H" when combined with the "l." The crossed "t" is somewhat obscured by its convergence into the baseline of the word "color." BelleChic was appalled at this interpretation, as apparently no one in the company saw it through the design process, or in the year the bag has been sold. But they responded quickly.

Matt Molen, Chief Marketing Officer for BelleChic, responded to the backlash confirming that the original design had been pulled and the new product's font has been updated. "While I realize that most of the social media buzz and commentary has been tongue-in cheek, the type of abhorrent sentiment conveyed as part of the misinterpretation absolutely does not align with our company values, nor is it something we would ever want to encourage or support," Molen tells Allure. He also noted that BelleChic has been selling the product for over a year, and the company has never had issues with it before.

The new lettering uses a capital "G" that does not connect with the "l" and the word "glitter" has been moved further away from the word "color." Kudos to the company for acting on the controversy as soon as it was pointed out. Still, you have to wonder why it took everyone so long to see what seems so obvious now. Font choice and layout really do matter. -via reddit    


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Cat Burglar

Zolthux has at least three cats and a sophisticated sound-activated burglar alarm system. What could possibly go wrong? We found out, because he also has security cameras.

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Just a few more sleepless nights and he'll learn to clean the table off before he goes to bed. -via Tastefully Offensive

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The Scariest Dolls In Horror Movie History

There's something inherently creepy about a lifeless, realistic-looking doll, which is why they make such great monsters in horror movies. But like most things, some of them are better than others. Thrillist recently took the time to rank the seven scariest dolls in movie history and while the expected ones are on there like Chucky from Child's Play and all the creepy puppets from Puppetmaster, there are also a few that are less popular but equally deserving of a place on the list like May from the film of the same name. 

So if you find creepy dolls to be the best horror movie leads, don't miss the full list.

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More Cosplayers from San Diego Comic Con 2017

Last weekend, Jill and Zeon went to Comic Con and took hundreds of pictures of the amazing cosplayers who portrayed comic book heroes, video game icons, TV and movie characters, manga characters, and clever mashups of characters.



We shared more than 60 of them here at Neatorama. That collection only scratched the surface of the pictures they took. It was quite a job sorting them out, but if you enjoy seeing other people's costume accomplishments, or maybe you're looking for ideas for your own costumes, you'll want to check out 125 more of the best cosplayers from Comic Con at Jill's blog, Rue the Day. 


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Sweet FBI Surveillance Van From The 80s On eBay

Van enthusiasts are interesting and unusual people, and whether they use their van to hold cargo, travel in comfort or as a rolling canvas for their airbrush art the van guys and gals of the world like to keep their transpo boxy.

They're also fans of van history who would rather go old school than buy some newfangled van full of electronic accessories, but I'm pretty sure they'd make an exception for this former FBI surveillance van being sold by Ginter Senfeldas on eBay.  

Ginter purchased this 1989 Dodge Ram 350 "FBI surveillance van" from a government auction site and it came decked out with some sweet vintage spy gear:

It's apparently outfitted with vintage A/V tech, external microphones, pinholes for cameras, and other interesting modifications. Apparently when he purchased it, there were handcuffs, binoculars, "and even leftover video from an old FBI stakeout" inside.

-Via Boing Boing

It's apparently outfitted with vintage A/V tech, external microphones, pinholes for cameras, and other interesting modifications. Apparently when he purchased it, there were handcuffs, binoculars, "and even leftover video from an old FBI stakeout" inside.

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Wonder Moon - She's Like Two Super Stars In One!

Wonder Moon by Coinbox Tees

Even super powered individuals have heroes, and for Sailor Moon there's no greater hero on Earth than Wonder Woman. She's the only superhero who ever made Moon swoon, and she aspires to be like Diana in every way except one- she's keeping her hair just the way it is. Usagi also doesn't really care for swords so she probably won't be swinging that around like Diana does, and she relies on her brooch to give her power so that will have to be part of the getup too...on second though maybe Sailor Moon should just cosplay as Wonder Woman!

Dress to impress your fellow fans by wearing this Wonder Moon t-shirt by Coinbox Tees, featuring a super cool design that will definitely get you lots of love!

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The Sound Illusion that Makes Dunkirk So Intense

You've heard the sound many times -it appears to rise, and rise, and rise in tone, but it never reaches a climax, or else it takes way longer than you think it should to reach a climax. This is called the Shepard tone.  

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This video from Vox explains how the Shepard tone works, and why it's so effective in creating tension in a movie, like the Hans Zimmer soundtrack for the new Christopher Nolan historical film Dunkirk. -via TYWKIWDBI


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Parents Having Way Too Much Fun With Their Babies

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Parents who feel burdened and stressed out by their new bundle of joy are missing one key factor about babies- they're like living dolls, and therefore quite amusing to have around.

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You can't toss them around like plush toys or expect them to strike and hold a pose like an action figure, but if you let your baby do their thing and follow suit the resulting photos will be pure comedy gold.

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And since your child isn't old enough to remember the time you let a lemur crawl all over their head for the sake of a photo op you won't be scarring them emotionally and therefore won't be on the hook for the cost of their therapy!

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See 43 Times Parents Had Way Too Much Fun With Their Babies here

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How the Hass Avocado Conquered the World

Avocados were eaten by animals as far back as the Cenozoic era, and cultivated by humans by 500 B.C.E. Growers developed quite a few fleshier and more delicious varieties, but most of the avocados supplying the current craze are Hass avocados, all descended from one tree that lived from 1926 to 2002.

In 1926, according to legend and the University of California at Riverside, California postman Rudolph Hass brought some avocado seedlings home to grow on his La Habra Heights property. One defied repeated attempts to receive grafts from an existing avocado variety, bore no fruit and sorely tempted Hass to cut it down. But instead, he simply let the tree grow unattended.

It was the Hass children, according to the story, who discovered that the tree had produced a fruit that they liked far better than the others: one with a rich, nutty, slightly oily taste. Hass Sr. apparently concurred. “As I've heard the story, the kids brought the fruit in to him and he said, 'wow this isn't bad,'” Arpaia relates.

At the time, the reigning avocado variety was the Fuerte ("strong" in Spanish), which featured smooth, thin skin and an appealing green hue. By contrast, Hass’ experiment had a relatively unappetizing appearance, with thick, pebbly black skin. But Hass decided that it was what inside that counted—a decision that would change the course of avocado history.

But there was one big hurdle the Hass avocado had to jump through before the public would buy it. The fruit had a black skin, which people have always viewed as a sign that a fruit had gone bad. Read why growers took to the Hass avocado and how they got the public to eat a black fruit at Smithsonian.

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Makeup Artist Transforms People Into Disney Villains

It's easy to dress up in a Disney character's wardrobe and create their accessories, but it's really hard to make someone's face look exactly like a Disney character because they look so cartoony.

But French makeup artist Audrey Logeais has mastered the art of cartoonifying people, making them look like living illustrations when photographed, and her ability to transform people into toons using makeup is truly inspirational.

Audrey's models are unrecognizable under the cartoon makeover that makes them look exactly like Yzma, Scar and Jafar, and in some cases the transformation is so complete the models can even act and pose without breaking the illusion.

See I Turn People Into Disney Villains Using Makeup here


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Comfort in the Stars

Speculating on the possibility life on other planets can be both awe-inspiring and comforting. Just keep telling yourself that, and it may help distract you from the fact that you are single, friendless, and doomed to die all alone. But maybe, if this guy goes out stargazing often enough, and uses that same opening line with everyone he encounters, he might just find a kindred spirit someday. Or maybe not. This is the latest from Alex Culang and Raynato Castro at Buttersafe.


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The Nymph And The Well

In Greek mythology nymphs are "divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing", and they also represented sexual freedom.

But these days nymphs typically represent the ancient ways and that free spirited beauty known as Mother Nature, serving as caretakers of the wilderness who cast a spell on curious mortal souls.

However, in this animated short entitled The Nymph and The Well by Sara E. Cardona there are no mortals to be found, just a caring nymph, the guardian of a well and a dance number.

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Classic Works of Art Reimagined In Modern Pop Culture Environments

Artist Dan Cretu (previously at Neatorama) mixes classical artworks with modern pop culture in a series of mashups that make you say, "Yeah!" The show Friends ceased production 13 years ago, but you certainly recognize them in the image above, even though their faces were painted by Renaissance masters and other famous artists. That same crew could star in other memorable TV shows.

Summer mood #dancretu #vermeer #vangogh #davinci #caravaggio #botticelli #baywatch

A post shared by Dan Cretu (@dan_cretu) on Jul 6, 2017 at 4:22am PDT

#dancretu #captionthis #tonightshow #monalisa #vangogh #davinci #jimmyfallon #katyperry

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See more of Cretu's art mashups at Tumblr and Instagram. -via Laughing Squid


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Rare Footage Of Jimi Hendrix Jamming With Buddy Guy Circa 1968

Jimi Hendrix was a rock god and a hero to many musicians, but in Jimi's eyes the mighty Buddy Guy was a real hero, and one of the only musicians who left him feeling star struck.

This rare footage from 1968 is blurry and hard to see at times, but it's clear Jimi is digging the scene as he watches his hero Buddy play "Stormy Monday" before joining him on stage to jam with the band.

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Terrible video quality but at least the sound is clear! Buddy later paid homage to Jimi Hendrix by imitating his distinctive style while playing live at Buddy Guy's Legends in January of 2015.

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-Via Laughing Squid


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His Intestines Twinkled Like Stars

Thomas Morris is working on a book about the history of heart surgery, and keeps a blog of the most curious and hard-to-believe stories in medical literature that he has encountered in his research (motto: Making you grateful for modern medicine). It is not a site for the squeamish, but it doesn't rely on photographs. A gruesome case from 1874 Virginia may make you cringe, yet it has a happy ending. Dr. A.W. Fontaine wrote of the case,

J.T., a Welsh quarryman, aged about twenty-five years, of sound constitution, but somewhat “addicted to spirits,” whilst in a state of intoxication, fell from a four-horse slate wagon, in rapid motion, and loaded with five or six other persons. The vehicle thus loaded, ran over him and across the middle of his body; it broke the neck off a large glass bottle, the stump of which, it seems, penetrated his abdomen, emptying his bowels, which were crushed into the sand by the rolling wheels.

The good news was that the intestines that spilled out were bruised but not cut, and the puncture wound in his abdomen was small. The bad news was that there was plenty of broken glass and dirt on the entrails that needed to be removed before they were stuffed back in. Surprisingly to everyone involved, the patient survived. Read Dr. Fontaine's account of the procedure at Thomas Morris. -via Strange Company


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Learn To Speak Cat

In the newest episode of Simon's Cat Logic, we get some insight into the language of cats. No, not LOLspeak, that's an internet language. This is about cat communication, especially what they're trying to tell us humans.

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Cats don't normally meow in cat society, so their meows are an attempt to speak human language. It works for them most of the time, at least to get our attention. And as cat owners, we learn their body language. Hissing, growling, purring, chirping, and other sounds are used for both humans and other cats. Bonus: we get to see Simon Tofield recording cat meows for his cartoons. The new video is only about five minutes long. It's tagged with the Simon's Cat video Double Trouble.  -via Tastefully Offensive

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Poke Turtles - Gotta Catch All The Cowabunga


Poke Turtles by Prime Premne

The Ninja Turtles are adored by kids, remembered fondly by adults and seen as heroes by animals, but nobody loves the TMNT more than pocket monsters like Squirtle and Wartortle. Every pocket monster that resembles a turtle sees those Teenage Mutants as role models, because they're not exactly turtles and they're not exactly not turtles- just like the TMNT!

Add some animated adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Poke Turtles t-shirt by Prime Premne, it's the coolest way to catch all the cowabunga with just one tee!

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How To Remove A Fish Hook From Your Skin In Three Easy Steps

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Fish hooks are barbed so they dig in and stay in, which is great when you're trying to catch a fish but terrible when the hook gets caught in your clothes or, even worse, your skin.

Fishermen get hooks stuck in their hands, arms, legs, backs and *gasp* faces all the time, and many of the manly men I've gone fishin' with simply yank it out heedless of the pain or the scar.

Rather than indiscriminately ripping a barbed hook out of your flesh you should follow the steps on this illustrated guide created by The Art Of Manliness and pluck that hook with less pain and less skin lost!

-Via Lifehacker


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The Polygamous Town Facing Genetic Disaster

Fumarase deficiency is a metabolic disorder that affects brain development and results in devastating disability. It is the result of recessive genes, and before 1990, only 13 cases were ever diagnosed. But then Dr. Theodore Tarby found eight cases among the children of Short Creek, where the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) settled two towns along the Utah-Arizona border.  

In Short Creek, just two surnames dominate the local records – Jessop and Barlow. According to local historian Benjamin Bistline, who spoke to news agency Reuters back in 2007, 75 to 80% of people in Short Creek are blood relatives of the community’s founding patriarchs, Joseph Jessop and John Barlow.

This is all very well, but we now know that most people are walking around with at least one lethal recessive mutation (one that would kill us before we reach reproductive age) in their genome, around the same number as in fruit flies. Humans haven’t gone extinct because, being recessive, they’re only unmasked if we have children with someone who also just so happens to carry a copy of that exact same mutation too.

Read how the isolation of a community can lead to an explosion of genetic disorders in an article at BBC Future. -via Digg

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