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Friday, 18 October 2019

Massive tulip scam uncovered in Dutch flower markets, says growers' association

quote [ Millions of dollars worth of old tulip bulbs are being sold to tourists at the famous Amsterdam floating flower market, with almost none of them flowering. ]

Tip toe through the tulips With me
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Disposable Ships

quote [ Before the Industrial Revolution, the British shipbuilding industry was completely dependent on the countries around the Baltic Sea for timber and for other materials such as masts, tar and pitch needed to build ships. As a strong maritime nation, this frightful dependence on other countries for raw materials not only undermined Britain’s defense, it also worsened the growing trade deficit Britain had with the entire Baltic region ]

reached its destiny, no timber ships in sight
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:44amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Miracle Mike: The Story of the Chicken That Lived for 18 Months Without a Head

quote [ Mike the Headless Chicken (April 20, 1945 – March 17, 1947), also known as Miracle Mike, was a Wyandotte chicken that lived for 18 months after his head had been cut off. Although the story was thought by many to be a hoax, the bird’s owner took him to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to establish the facts. ]

They say the headless chickens are taking over
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Surf Like A Shark

quote [ That time the company behind the GameShark cheating device came up with a dial-up online service for the Nintendo 64. SharkWire strangely targeted 7-year-olds. ]

And served you television in a tyranny
[SFW] [games] [+3 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 14 October 2019

The 19th-Century Charts That Put the World's Waterfalls on One Impossible Landscape

quote [ Imagine the roar. ]

Something's going down like a waterfall
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:57amGMT] [2 comments]



Sunday, 13 October 2019

Find Out Who’s Inside You

quote [ Our scientists have devised a test that will determine your South Park genealogy with perfect accuracy. ]

I'm down here in South Park
[SFW] [humor] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 12 October 2019

‘I’m A Fat Boy Now’ – The Diabetes Miracle (1922)

quote [ This is known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. Imagine a room full of parents sitting at the bedside waiting for the inevitable death of their child. ]

And we all believed in insulin
[SFW] [health] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:06amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 11 October 2019

Students burn author's book outside of Eagle Village

quote [ STATESBORO — Students at Georgia Southern University burned a book, written by a New York Times contributor, after a Q&A session at her lecture became heated. ]

When book paper burns

[SFW] [literature] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:51amGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Our Masterpiece Is the Private Life: In Pursuit of the “Real” Chateaubriand

quote [ While nowadays he might be best known for the cut of meat that bears his name, François-René de Chateaubriand was once one of the most famous men in France — a giant of the literary scene and idolised by such future greats as Alphonse de Lamartine and Victor Hugo. Alex Andriesse explores Chateaubriand's celebrity and the glimpse behind the public mask we are given in his epic autobiography Memoirs From Beyond the Grave. ]

Der Drei-Sterne-Koch serviert Miami Yacine ein Chateaubriand
[SFW] [people] [+3 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:41pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

One of America’s biggest gaming companies is acting as China’s censor

quote [ Activision Blizzard punished a pro player for speaking out on behalf of Hong Kong. This should be unacceptable. ]

So face your fears, and clear your ears, come everyone that’s jeering here, rise up and do what you must do
[SFW] [business] [+8 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:54amGMT] [7 comments]



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