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I used to read old Life magazines at my library, and came across an article from WW2 about training for Americans who will be spying in Europe. Several behavioral details stuck to my mind, such as:
- Germans cut up their meat, then eat it (instead of cut, fork, cut, fork).
- French walk 'like they are in a confined space'
- (Europeans) hold their cigarette like they are shielding it from the wind
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When I was a child, and my family would drive from Southern California to visit family in San Francisco, we would eat dried squid and dried cuttlefish. It was the jerkey of the sea, and had a consistency similar to rawhide. By the time we got to the Bay Area, we had the most horrible squid breath . . .
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The spider is situated 'backwards' on the web, which makes re-setting the slingshot easier. I' imagine that the spider uses sympathetic vibrations of the web itself to detect the sound coming from the insect's wings.
It would be interesting to see if the construction of the web, perhaps the length of the strands or their tension, are attuned to the particular range of sound coming from prey insect wing beats. If there were more spiders of this sort, with special preferences for certain insects, I'd predict that their webs would reflect these preferences by being constructed to better detect sounds of the preferred frequencies.
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That is such an adorable little dragon! And such a great response from CSIRO! I am sure that they all were willing to move mountains to deliver for a girl who addresses them with: "Hello Lovely Scientist"
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Thank you for posting this review. I had *heard of* her book, but never bothered to get any details about it or Friedan. Your concise and detailed description has given me much perspective on a time when I was a small child, unable to understand or appreciate the social changes that marked that time. It is shocking to me to be reminded that women could not even establish credit without a man even as recently as the 1970s. I will be sure to forward this post to my daughters, who may not appreciate how recently and how pervasively sexism was openly institutionalized. (Today, it is probably almost as pervasive, but merely less open)
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Wow. I completely forgot that aspect of the Ewoks. They were fully prepared to eat Han, Luke, Leia and even Chewbacca before they were convinced that 3P0 was a god. That puts a completely different spin on the celebration scene at the end of the movie!
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Not having seen the NPR link, perhaps they orient themselves in the same direction that mice normally defecate, and so the mouse will run in the same line as the fox is oriented, making it possible to catch the mouse during the dive.
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OK, I am pretty sure this applies pretty well to my dog. It's not all the time, but seems to be the case most of the time I've looked.
Speaking of looking . . . I hate to think of what those two years of research were like, with the thousands of observed 'events'. That is one sad, sad graduate student somewhere there.
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For a real rip-out-your-heart tearjerker, see Ano Hana (We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day).

I hope this is not inappropriate, but I watch my anime online at crunchyroll.com. It's a totally legit site that had started out as a place to see fan-translated/fan-subtitled anime. They somehow negotiated deals to stream subtitled anime with advertiser support or subscription, and it has a great selection.
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The choral music during the jump was "Atmospheres", which was featured in Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey". It was nice to see it being used there.
Really, really nice fidelity to the original monster design, and I was very glad to hear that familiar 'zilla roar.
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That's a terrible uniform, if it needs such constant adjustment. It did look better than the first TNG uniforms, which appeared to be extremely uncomfortable.
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Way down California close to Joshua Tree
Way back up in the desert with the sand and scree
There stood a log cabin made of mirrors and wood
Where lived a country boy name of Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play the guitar just like ringing a bell
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Those glasses do not appear to have any lenses, or the lenses do not refract light very much. You cannot see any interruption in the (very attractive) line of her face through the frame of the glasses.
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A really moving piece. I had to suspend disbelief with the radio, though. I am pretty sure these types of radios work on half-duplex mode (like a CB radio). If Anigaaq is speaking, he's holding down the microphone button, and so his radio cannot receive. That's why radio speaking practices include the call "over" when the speaker is finished. It indicates that the frequency is clear to receive.
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The article linked is really very cute, and quite a testament to the love this couple hold for each other. The comments were a bit disturbing, because many pointed out the many different ways in which the Victorian era was, well, pretty nasty for those who weren't white and wealthy.
Some people are maybe too serious. I mean, this is mostly an extended cosplay, and it's kinda cute.
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That's a really tidy sheep barn. I'm impressed with the all-wooden walls and gates. Barns that I have seen have chewed-up pens and lots of welded wire instead of solid wood.
It's also interesting that none of the sheep have their tails docked, even the adults.
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The urinal is so poorly designed. Having a hard vertical surface perpendicular to the urine stream is almost a guarantee for spashback. A better design should provide some surface that is almost parallel to the stream, allowing the liquid stream to merge with the porcelain surface and lose momentum. A projecting ridge in the center of the urinal's back wall should be provided to act as a 'landing spot' for the urine stream.
Simply saying "pee sitting down" or "stand closer" is insufficient. A good engineering solution is called for here.
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Watching the stream, the sheep appears to be pretty clean, and the wool is being taken and spun directly by hand spinning wheels. Hand shears, too. No electricity at all. Pretty docile sheep.
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