How Earth Day Began

 

On the very first Earth Day in 1970, Denis Hayes stood on a stage in Central Park, stunned by the number of people who'd come to honor the planet. Now 76 years old, Hayes remembers it was like looking at the ocean—“you couldn’t see where the sea of people ended.” Crowd estimates reached more than a million people.

For Hayes, who is now board chair of the international Earth Day Network, it was the culmination of a year’s worth of work. As an urban ecology graduate student at Harvard University, he’d volunteered to help organize a small initiative by Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson. Nelson was horrified by the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, and wanted to raise awareness about environmental issues by holding teaching events similar to those being held by civil rights and anti-war activists.

Senator Nelson saw a growing disconnect between the concept of progress and the idea of American well-being, Hayes tells mental_floss. “There was a sense that America was prosperous and getting better, but at the same time, the air in the country was similar to the air today in China, Mexico City, or New Delhi," Hayes says. "Rivers were catching on fire. Lakes were unswimmable.”   

Hayes talked to mental_floss about the process that led to the first Earth Day, and how the movement took off afterward and grew into a global initiative.


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The Macaroni Nightmare

Did you ever have the macaroni nightmare? It doesn't have to be about macaroni, but anything you could possibly say that makes everyone laugh at you. And I guarantee we've all had that dream where people laugh at how uncool we are. It's almost as bad as people laughing at you in real life. This is the latest comic from Buttersafe.


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Simon's Cat's Guide to Boxes

Cats love boxes, but some boxes are better than others. To determine which is the best, they must all be thoroughly checked out. Simon's Cat and the kitten are channeling Maru and his sister Hana in the latest animation from Simon Tofield.

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If he fits, he sits …and if he doesn't fits, he sits anyway. In color, no less. -via Tastefully Offensive


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Aurora Ornatus - Did Dinosaurs Enjoy That Light Show In The Sky?


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The Anchiceratops probably enjoyed watching the brilliant show put on by the Aurora Borealis as much as humans do today, but it's hard to imagine how they viewed the atmospheric event. Did they think of it as the work of god(s) in the heavens, or did they view the streaks in the sky as dangerous and scary? There's really no way of knowing whether dinosaurs felt the same way about natural beauty as we humans, and since they lived in a natural world untainted by technology and human civilization they very well may have know more about that light show in the sky than we do!

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Beloved TV Characters Who Are Really Bad People

Whenever fans develop strong feelings for a pop culture character they start to feel like that character can do no wrong, because every choice they make and action they take is just character development.

But if you put the fan feels aside and actually look at what these characters have done during their storylines they start to look like really bad people.

Characters like Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel started out evil, and made no bones about their allegiance to the dark side, but there's evil and then there's staking your own mother evil.

Spike is scary and all, and I wouldn't want to be on the wrong end of Tyrion's crossbow, but sometimes the scariest and most dangerous characters look like harmless dimwits.

See 10 Favorite TV Characters Who Are Actually Very Bad People here


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The Harp Twins Do "Iron Man"

The 1970 Black Sabbath song "Iron Man" is a heavy metal classic, no pun intended. Or maybe it was intended. Anyway, you can't get any further from the popular concept of heavy metal than the angelic music of the harp. So of course, Camille and Kennerly Kitt, known as The Harp Twins, had to play the song on harps.  

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In case you're wondering about the fascinating backdrop, this was recorded at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington, Illinois. See more videos from the Harp Twins. -via Digg

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Woman Sends Guy A Detailed PowerPoint On Why He Should Date Her

These days you can tell somebody you have feelings for them in many different ways, as emails and text messages have replaced the written note and eliminated the need for a face-to-face.

But take it from University of Minnesota student Lizzy Fenton- telling your crush how you feel about them with a PowerPoint presentation may not go over very well unless they're as big a .ppt nerd as you are.

Lizzy sent this droll and very detailed PowerPoint presentation titled Why You Should Date Me to a guy named Carter she had a crush on, but Carter didn't dig the details so he turned poor Lizzy down.

However, people who saw Lizzy's presentation online claim she made them swoon, and a rep from Microsoft even reached out to Lizzy to applaud her efforts.

But in the end Lizzy was left with nothing but a wounded heart and a restraining order from Channing Tatum.

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Does Iceland Really Have the Best Hot Dog in the World?

You may think of hot dogs as a particularly American food (until you recall they were originally frankfurters), but Iceland is very proud of their hot dogs. Both locals and tourists say you must try the hot dogs in Iceland. So Fran Hoepfner and Cameron Scheetz had to go to Iceland to try them out. Well, to be honest, they also went for other reasons, but since airfares to Iceland are pretty cheap right now, why not? Fran says,

It felt weird to prioritize a hot dog, to our credit, a thing I maybe only otherwise prioritize if I’m at a baseball game, but yeah, our final morning of the trip we went to Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur—Bæjarins Beztu for short, obviously—which translates to “the best hot dog in town.” It’s just a little stand right in the center of Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, that’s been open since 1937. It’s also not just a tourist trap: The day we went the line was full of a healthy mix of tourists and locals trying to get their dog on.

Read their impressions and review of the famous Icelandic hot dogs at the A.V. Club.

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How To Put On A Sweater With Minimal Disturbance To The Cat Around Your Neck

You may think it's a good and fun idea to teach your cat how to perch on your shoulders and wrap around your neck, but the fun quickly wears off when you discover you can't shake off your new fur collar.

Musician Roger Brawn made the mistake of letting his cat Spiggy perch without making him sign a lease, and now Spiggy refuses to vacate Roger's shoulders.

But Roger seems to enjoy having a Spiggy-shaped scarf wrapped around his neck, so much so that he has figured out a way to put on a jumper without disturbing that spoiled shoulder dweller.

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Survivorship Bias

My neighbors think I am a great gardener. The secret is to immediately get rid of my failures, so that only the successes are seen. When someone compliments my lilac bush, I don't mention the several previous lilacs that died. Similarly, people talk about the risky behavior they survived in their younger years, while no one gets to hear from those who actually died. That is survivorship bias. This guy won the lottery, but that doesn't mean he has any particular wisdom about it, much less a foolproof method. After all, the many people who lost money on that lottery were not asked to speak about their experiences. This illustration of survivorship bias is brought to you by Randall Munroe at xkcd.


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Russian Grandma Teaches People How To Use A Green Screen

People don't look to their grandmas for advice on how to up their digital art game, since most grandmas seem to have a hard time understanding how to use the computer let alone software with a steep learning curve.

But Russian grandma and Chroma Key guru Tatiana Subbotina has a good handle on the whole digital video editing game, and she's sharing her advice with the world in the weirdest way possible.

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Even though the videos don't really give much usable advice on video editing they're really fun to watch, and Tatiana seems to really enjoy making them:

Subbotina spoke to BuzzFeed saying, “I decided that I too could talk about this [editing videos]. So I started making stories on my YouTube channel about how I work with it. I didn’t invent anything there, but I try to explain it as simply as possible. It’s very exciting and I like it.”

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This Iceberg is a Star

Ferryville, Newfoundland, is in the global spotlight right now because of an unexpected visitor. The town of about 500 people has seen its share of icebergs float by, but this one is a doozy- 150 feet tall! That's bigger than the iceberg that caused the Titanic to sink. The berg showed up on Easter weekend and is hanging around the Ferryville shoreline, drawing photographers, news media, and tourists looking for a thrill. Too bad the town's only two restaurants won't be open for another month. See more pictures and a video of the Ferryville iceberg at TVOM.


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How To Prepare Jake's Perfect Sandwich From Adventure Time

Jake is half dog, half shapeshifter, and he has the magical ability to stretch his body into nearly any shape and size, which means he could devour a Dagwood sandwich better than Scooby Doo if he wanted to.

But Jake's also a dog with refined tastes, so when he crafts a sandwich you can be sure his creation will taste totally mathematical.

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So what do you need to make Jake's perfect sandwich? A whole loaf of bread, a sous vide steak, a deboned cornish game hen, bacon, cream cheese, a bunch of other stuff and, most importantly, a lobster's soul.

Andrew Rea isn't the only human who has ever attempted to recreate Jake's perfect sandwich, but the monstrosity he creates on this episode of Binging With Babish actually looks drool worthy!

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A Meeting with Himmler

In the early hours of April 21st, 1945, Swedish Jew Norbert Masur met with Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler as a representative of the World Jewish Congress. Just showing up was dangerous, and the diplomacy required for such a talk was fraught with peril. But by that time, Himmler knew the war was lost and that Hitler was losing his mind. The negotiations with Masur would be more about Himmler's legacy: explaining himself and covering his tracks. Masur writes,   

I tried very carefully to get him away from the unfortunate thought to defend his policies against the Jews in front of a Jew, because such an attempt would force him to add lie upon lie to his argument. But it was impossible to do so. It seemed that he had the need to express his defense to a Jew, as he probably felt that the days of his life, or at least the days of his freedom were numbered. And Himmler continued: "In order to stop the epidemics we were forced to cremate the bodies of the many people who died of the diseases. That was the reason we had to build the crematoria, and now, because of this, everyone wants to tighten the noose around our neck." This was the most convulsing try by Himmler to cover up his deeds. I loathed this explanation of the crematoria to such an extent that I could only remain silent.

Himmler also tried to defend the concentration camps, Germany's war losses, and the value of the Nazi party in opposing Communism. As a result of Masur's visit, Himmler allowed around 7000 women to leave the Ravensbruck concentration camp with the Swedish Red Cross. Read Masur's report of the meeting in this .pdf document. -via Metafilter

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PEACH'S SECRET - In Another Castle Indeed!


PEACH'S SECRET by Skullpy 

Princess Peach did a bad, bad thing, and her transgressions have not yet become known to Mario, the savior of the Mushroom Kingdom. But when Mario finds out he's gonna be super ticked off, and he's liable to squash that little Toad good! Mario should have been suspicious when Toad was there to tell him that his princess was "in another castle", considering he had to fight his way through Bowser's forces to find Peach, but Mario is a good bros and a trusting guy so he believed the whole "damsel in distress" story. Looks like Bowser and the Mario Bros. will be going out for that drink after all- to discuss waging war against the real enemy of the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach!

Wear this PEACH'S SECRET t-shirt by Skullpy around town and you'll see your fellow gamers crawl out of every pipe and castle to tell you "I knew that Princess was up to no good!"

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This Thrill Ride Will Change Speeds Based on How Scared You Are

If you go to a themepark with about 20 regular park attendees, it's entirely possible that every single one of them will have their own personal favorite ride. That's because what's mind-blowingly scary for one rider may be child's play for another. But innovative Dutch designer Daniel de Bruin has created a ride that will be just right for every rider.

Riders on the Neurotransmitter 3000 will be hooked up to a few sensors that measure a number of body factors, most notably muscle tension and heart rate. As the rider becomes more fearful and their heartrate speeds up, the ride will slow down and as they calm down, it will also speed up. For riders who feed on that fearful feeling, there is also an option to intentially increase the speed by contracting the arm muscle. Once the heartrate goes over 130 bpm, the ride will automatically stop.

Right now the ride is just an experimental prototype, but who knows, maybe you can one day head to the theme park and control your own ride speed and ensure you have a perfect experience every time. In the meanwhile, you can read more about it here.

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Welcome to Slab City

The following article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California.

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Here’s a look at one of the most unusual, most unlikely, and, strangely, most beloved campgrounds in the entire United States.

OPEN…AND CLOSED

When the United States entered World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it was just a matter of time until American soldiers would go into battle against the German and Italian forces occupying North Africa. So in 1942, the Marine Corps opened a base called Camp Dunlap on 630 acres of desert land in Southern California, where it trained troops to fight in conditions similar to those in North Africa.

Camp Dunlap wound down after the war and closed for good in 1956. The military stripped the base of everything of value, and after they cleared out, the citizens of the nearby city of Niland tore down the few remaining buildings and used the lumber to build a church. All that was left were the concrete slabs that had served as the floors for dozens of portable buildings and tents. A few ex-marines decided to stay behind, roughing it on campsites they built on the slabs. “The Slabs,” or “Slab City,” as it’s called, has been occupied ever since.

FOR THE BIRDS

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Only the toughest and most determined “slabbers” could stand to live at the site year-round; in summer the temperature can climb past 120°F in the shade, what little there is. But over the years, the site became a popular wintering spot for RV “snowbirds.” By the 1980s, more than 3,000 campers, travel trailers, and motor homes were descending on the site each October and staying until April, when they packed up and headed north again before it got too hot. Slab City had a lot to offer its “citizens,” most of whom were on limited or fixed incomes: It was warm in winter but not unbearably hot, and because it was owned by the state (and not private property) it was legal to stay there. It didn’t cost a penny in rent, and because it was just 50 miles north of the Mexican border, affordable prescription drugs and medical care weren’t far away, either.

…AND NOW THE FINE PRINT

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British People Hire Chimney Sweeps for Their Weddings

As Dick Van Dyke sang in the musical Mary Poppins "A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be." And that's why you want one at your wedding. In Britain, chimney sweeps make money during the summer by attending weddings, where they are considered a good luck charm. For these occasions, they dress as the Victorian stereotype sweep, often complete with a cat or a small boy. Kevin Giddings owns a company that cleans and services fireplaces and heating systems, and gets hired for many weddings.  

On those days, he dresses up—in a top hat, black gloves, a cravat, and a dress jacket with tails (he puts the jacket on right over his boiler suit). He sits his black cat, Sooty, on his shoulder, and picks up an old-fashioned wooden chimney brush. He smears soot all over his face. And then, once he’s all kitted up, he heads off to a stranger’s wedding.

How did this custom originate? It could be any one of many possible explanations, which you can read about at Atlas Obscura. 

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A Story 84 Years in the Making

In February, 93-year-old Tom Sitter entered The Moth in Madison StorySLAM storytelling contest in Madison, Wisconsin. He told about his Valentines Day experience in 1933, when he was in third grade.    

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Sitter scored the competition's first-ever perfect ten. Maybe it's because he told it so well, or maybe it's because we can all relate to the tale. Or both. He now advances to the StorySLAM championship round. I hope we get video of his performance in that round. -via Tastefully Offensive 


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17 Secrets of Wedding Photographers

Wedding photography is an exacting art and science. A formal wedding is usually a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the photos will be the legacy that lasts for decades or even generations. The professionals who do this work put everything they have into it. Several experienced pros shared some things they'd like you to know before the big day. Not really secrets, just good information about their tasks.   

4. FEEL FREE TO ASK WHY THEY CHARGE AS MUCH AS THEY DO.

Sure, wedding photographers may charge a few thousand dollars for what seems like eight hours of work. But they also met with you countless times before the wedding. And do you realize how many times you emailed? Then there’s the editing process. Those photographers put many more hours of work into those pictures than you ever imagined. Also, that camera equipment wasn’t free (and it needs to be upgraded every couple of years). Stacy Able, an Indianapolis-based wedding photographer with Stacy Able Photography, says she loves it when couples ask why she charges so much, because it offers her the opportunity to really explain everything that goes into shooting a wedding.

5. THEY’RE WATCHING YOUR CHEMISTRY.

When the couple first sees each other at their wedding and they relax instantly, it’s a sign that they’re going to last, [Gina] Cristine says. “They really enjoy the day together.”

“I shoot 20 to 30 weddings a year, and I can tell when a couple has really great chemistry,” [Jason] Brown says. “It’s when they’re in sync with each other and when they’re fun-loving with each other.” Once in a while, though, there’s the bride and groom who aren’t really into each other, and don’t really hang out at the wedding. That’s a red flag—as is the couple who are worrying incessantly about everything being perfect during their wedding instead of simply relaxing and enjoying their big day, Cristine notes.

Before you hire a photographer for your wedding, read the rest of the 17 Secrets of Wedding Photographers at mental_floss.

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4/20 Police Trap

Police in Wyoming, Minnesota, set up a sting operation to catch revelers celebrating 4/20 today. They had all the proper bait, and a butterfly net. Wonder if they caught their limit. -via The Daily Dot


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The Origin Of The World's Most Famous Tongue Twister

"She Sells Sea Shells By The Sea Shore" is arguably the most famous tongue twister in the world, and even though the tongue twister itself dates back to around 1908 the true story it's based on is much older.

The "she" in the rhyme is Mary Anning from Dorset, England, who dug up fossils along the coast and sold them to tourists during the first half of the 19th century.

Digging up fossils was a family business, one which Mary took over when her father passed away in 1810, and even though the fossil trade was booming she struggled to make money because each fossil took her so long to dig up.

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Now, thanks to the tongue twister, Mary is known for selling sea shells even though she should be far more famous for her contributions to paleontology, a branch of science which was very young in her day.

And speaking of young- Mary was just 12-years-old when she and her brother dug up the skull of a four-foot Ichthyosaur and gained international fame among fossil enthusiasts:

This discovery came decades before Darwin first published his model of evolution, at a time when most people were still ignorant of the earth’s ancient past. Most scientists believed that animals did not go extinct: they would instead migrate to a location more suited to their needs.

When Anning’s discovery was put on display, it created a considerable buzz among scientists and brought Anning to the attention of the wider community of archaeologists. By 1820, Anning was running a modestly successful fossil business and was working in collaboration with other geologists, finding a number of important fossils in the process.

A famous geologist, Henry De la Beche, created illustrations of ancient life forms in their natural habitat based on the fossils unearthed by Anning. This created some revenue which La Beche generously donated to Anning; yet despite this new-found fame, she continued to struggle financially.

Read The forgotten legend behind the world's most famous tongue twister here


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The Surprisingly Mysterious Life of Famed Artist Bob Ross

Bob Ross, the host of the calm, pleasant, and long running show The Joy of Painting, is remembered as a great guy because so many people loved to watch his show, and he encouraged so many people to enjoy painting. That's a pretty good legacy. But how much do we really know about the man? It turns out that no one knew all that much about him.

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Not that there's any deep, dark scandals to be found, but Ross was so private that people couldn't help but be curious about his life. Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out spills what we know and don't know about the affable but very reserved Bob Ross. -via Tastefully Offensive


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A Beautiful Stained Glass Cabin Straight From A Fairytale

Stained glass windows are built to look beautiful both night and day, with colored glass cut and shaped to be aesthetically pleasing, but you can't fully appreciate the beauty of a stained glass window until the sun shines through.

So imagine how glorious the daylight hours must look and feel while you're inside this miniature stained glass cabin in the woods, constructed by artist and craftsman Neile Cooper.

Neile's "Glass Cabin" is a good example of how adding stained glass windows to a home can actually change the feel of the entire place, which in this case changed the feel from greenhouse to fairy tale dreamhouse.

See more from Breathtaking Stained Glass Cabin Looks Ripped From A Fairytale here


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Guide to Doggos

We love dogs, but remembering all the breed names is next to impossible, especially when they're all good dogs. We should give them names that have something to do with their appearance, behavior, or at least their impressions on us. That would be especially useful for those of us who have trouble distinguishing between a dog and a cat, or a dog and a dragon. This chart by A Good Guy …Maybe makes a lot more sense than trying to remember breed names. -via Boing Boing


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It's Damn Fine Coffee - Agent Cooper Would Be Lost Without It


It's damn fine coffee by ormadraws

Nobody in Twin Peaks has had a good cup of coffee for a while, since Norma closed the Double R a few years back, but something tells me things are about to get good and exciting again in that little sleepy town- because Agent Cooper's coming back. Dale's searching for something he left behind the last time he was here over 25 years ago, but will he be abe to find it without that damn fine cup of coffee to start his day?

Get all dressed up for the return of your favorite surreal TV show with this It's Damn Fine Coffee t-shirt by Ormadraws, and celebrate the good things in life like coffee, cherry pie and Twin Peaks!

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Furless Tickle Me Elmo Proves Adorability Is Skin Deep

There has always been something sinister about Elmo's squeaky clean and innocent facade, but until that little bugger is caught and dissected to see what he's actually made of we'll just have to keep on wondering.

For #ScienceMobile that wondering led to performing surgery on a Tickle Me Elmo doll, which is the only test subject they had that is similar enough to teach us anything about Elmo anatomy.

I think I like him better this way...

-Via Nerdist


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New Super-Earth May Be Best Yet for Finding Signs of Life

It was only a couple of weeks ago that astronomy fans were all excited about planet GJ 1132b, which shows evidence of an atmosphere. But the information from outside our solar system comes thick and fast (scientists have catalogued over 3,400 exoplanets), and now we have planet LHS 1140b to get excited about. Why? This planet, 40 light years away in the constellation Cetus, might have the conditions necessary for life. Specifically, it is a rocky planet with an orbit around its sun that could support conditions for flowing water on the surface.

The discovery team is particularly excited about gazing at the newfound world because it is close enough to Earth for existing telescopes to tell whether it has an atmosphere and, if so, whether its air contains signs of alien life.

“The scientist in me wants to be super cautious and consider all the reasons why we might not find life on this planet,” says study leader Jason Dittmann of Harvard University, whose team describes the new planet today in Nature.

It's a big leap from "favorable conditions" to "signs of alien life," but since we can monitor LHS 1140b, we will probably hear a lot more about it in the coming years. Read more about this intriguing exoplanet at National Geographic.

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People On The News Who Are Clearly High On Life

The number "420" has been adopted by marijuana enthusiasts the world over and is thought to have originated in 1971 with a group of buddies from San Rafael high school in California who called themselves "The Waldos".

And even though many stoners have lost sight of the number's origin story they all agree that April 20th is the (un)official day of cannabis celebration, when everyone is in high spirits. 

But the people in these news clips don't need to smoke weed to act like total stoners, because they're so high on life it hurts to think! Must be something in the air...

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-Via Boing Boing


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How Realistic are New York Apartments on TV Shows?

You've watched some of the many TV shows set in New York City, and at one time or another you've wondered how these characters can afford to live there. In reality, most of them could not. If you are dead set on living in Manhattan without roommates, yet you can't keep a job, you will most likely be living in a closet and showering down the hall. But they don't show that on TV! An article at The Washington Post compares and contrasts the realities of New York living with various TV shows. It concentrates on Girls, but looks at other shows over the past 60 years. The further back you go, the more realistic the rent is. Sure, rent was cheaper in the 1950s and '60s, but the characters weren't living in the lap of luxury, either. Neither Ralph Kramden nor Archie Bunker could afford to live in Manhattan. See the breakdown of real estate realism here.


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