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Some reditor claiming to be a marine biologist says that that is not a bobbit worm and that it's harmless. It does look slightly different than the wikipedia picture...

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This! This so much.

This should not even be an issue. If a child is old enough to ask a question, he/she is old enough to get an (truthful) answer. If an adult is not mature enough to deal with reality he/she should stay at home in their fantasy world and not attempt to drag us all into it.

What is wrong with the world, why are there so many imbeciles around?

Evolution and survival of the fittest should take care of the masses of incompetent idiots, but we cater to them, so they survive and they reproduce and they take space and resources. And then when we all struggle, they demand we provide for them.

I am intolerant of stupidity.
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New Diseases Coming Soon! Nail biting, farting, shower-phobia, introvertedness, extrovertedness, tallness, shortness, white skin, black skin, low IQ... and more!

Doctors will be forced to tell you you are stupid, smelly or awkward even if we don't have a cure for it and with no regard for offend you or getting paid.

I think some cases are related to disease.. but obesity is not a disease itself.
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I find it repulsive that a sports coach earns more (and that much more) than an academic professor. Salary should be based on merit, not on popularity or need or any other silly lopsided metric they are using now.
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I went to the Link and like others I found the top comment to be more interesting than the actual article there.

I am copying said comment, authored by A_Lee here:
"Not to be a downer, but while you are indeed looking at DNA, you aren't looking at a single strand of DNA. Whoever told you that is mistaken.

If any one is interested in the details, the first image (which looks more like a photograph), is a scanning-electron micrograph (SEM) image. The second, which looks more 2D and grainy, is a transmission-electron micrograph (TEM) image.

First, a description of what you are looking at. You are looking a a bundle of DNA fibers. Their are seven DNA strands, six in a hexagonal wrapping around one core. The reason we know this is because (a) the paper says so, and (b) the strand is far too thick to be one single strand. It's about 20 nanometers thick, which is too thick to be single-strand DNA.

Now, the images.

The SEM image shows the DNA strand suspended over two pillars. It's almost certainly coated with some metal, probably gold-palladium. It's taken at a fairly low resolution, the scale bar is probably in the 1-10 micron range, and the electron beam energy is very low, probably around 1-5keV. At this magnification and this energy level, you cannot actually "see" the DNA strand, anymore than we can "see" stars in the sky. We simply perceive a bright object against a dark background, but we don't have the resolution to distinguish between one star and two stars right next to each other.

The second image is a TEM image. TEM works like a slide projector, shining electrons through the object, and projecting them on the other side. It works with interference patterns (remember, quantum effects dominate here). So it is very good at finding tight periodic structures. In this case, the aligned "curls" of the DNA. What you are seeing is the change in atomic density along the DNA bundle. Imagine a super-long gummy worm that alternates between very short red and green segments. Now put seven of them together in a bundle, making sure that each colored segment matches up. Then step away, and you'll perceive a single, thick, gummy worm with alternating red and green lines. That's what you're seeing here.

Still, imaging organic molecules is always difficult with electron beams, because they tend to fry them. So this is still quite an achievement."
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“Do they want people to believe the region has no poor people ...?"
Regardless of whether there are or aren't poor people, being poor doesn't give them the right to bother people. One thing is to be in need and ask for help, but an entirely different is to think you are entitled to other's help and that it's OK to follow around and nagg at people during their leisure time.
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She deserves to be thrown in jail or a mental institution. Obviously she's delusional. Or perhaps someone should take the liberty of restoring her brain faculties, with a rusty spoon, without asking her for permission. I bet her next-door neighbor can do a great job of it.
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How many of your acquaintances can say with certainty in which womb you were engendered? I doubt anybody will ever know.

I do see 2 small issues though.
1) Grandma's life was endangered
2) I understand the joy of motherhood, but there is a reason for "survival of the fittest" and if mommy's heart problems are genetic, forcing the birth of a new being with same problem seems a little selfish. (only a little though)(and there is the chance he will be as healthy as can be).
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Phelps is not a champion because he smokes pot!
Armstrong is not a champion because... w/e.. we think he cheated!
The moon landing was Fake!
The holocaust never happened!

The world is not full of idiots. It does not make me sad at all.
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This has got to be some disgustingly dirty mafia at work. Please say it is so!
Alternatively, the feds are a bunch of incompetent, imbecilic cretins with no grasp of reality.
I hope it's not the latter, I think I'm more afraid of that than a mafia.
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Evelyn This blog is not just about things you find Neat. It's about interesting things the authors find on the internet (

I agree with you and the rest of the posters so far about the obsolescence of the video in question. I did not and would not vote for Obama, but the reasons the Kid was made to give are all invalid twisting of the truth if I'm not mistaken.

In my opinion it is interesting that the US is not impervious to ignorance. That people that would do and think the ideas portrayed in the video exist is a fact to keep in mind.

While the video is far from being neat, Neatorama just showed you something about reality that you dislike. NEAT! let's change it!
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