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Monday, 18 January 2021

Speaking of Klingons …

quote [ The Klingon language remains relevant to today’s culture and continues to evolve in surprising ways. (Finally, you must be thinking, some Star Trek content.) ]

All you Klingons in the fucking house
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:06amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 17 January 2021

The Secret Society of Lightning Strike Survivors

quote [ After the sudden and intense drama of getting hit, they suffered from devastating symptoms that wouldn’t go away. It seemed like no one could help—until they found each other. ]

I was struck by lighting, walkin' down the street
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:40amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 16 January 2021

The Archaeologist Who Collected 4,500 Beer Cans

quote [ David Maxwell’s hobby has become essential to the field. ]

Take one down, pass it around
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:09amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 15 January 2021

The Taint Bandaid Is Real Now

quote [ Last year, nestled among the booths at CES Unveiled, an untouched veggie platter, and hordes of tired tech journalists, I stumbled upon the taint bandaid. ]

It's like standing next to a portelet and a fish fry.
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 14 January 2021

The Art of Whaling: Illustrations from the Logbooks of Nantucket Whaleships

quote [ The 19th-century whale hunt was a brutal business, awash with blubber, blood, and the cruel destruction of life. But between the frantic calls of “there she blows!”, there was plenty of time for creation too. Jessica Boyall explores the rich vein of illustration running through the logbooks and journals of Nantucket whalers. ]

We will go far into the blue
[SFW] [art] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Now We Know Why Platypus Are So Weird - Their Genes Are Part Bird, Reptile, And Mammal

quote [ The first complete map of a platypus genome has just been released, and it's every bit as strange as you'd expect from a creature with 10 sex chromosomes, a pair of venomous spurs, a coat of fluorescent fur, and skin that 'sweats' milk. ]

Symmetrical physique of disbelief
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Italy Will Rebuild the Colosseum’s Floor, Restoring Arena to Its Gladiator-Era Glory

quote [ Officials plan to host concerts and theater productions on the new, retractable platform ]

I'm just trying to go and see the Colosseum
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 11 January 2021

Journey to the Center of the Earth

quote [ For nearly half a century, legends of a giant cave in the Andes—holding artifacts that could rewrite human history—have beckoned adventurers and tantalized fans of the occult. Now the daughter of a legendary explorer is on a new kind of quest: to tell the truth about the cave in order to save it. ]

Into the crater of volcanic rock they went
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:07amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 10 January 2021

A Plague of Madness

quote [ Twenty-five years ago, Terry Gilliam and the other outsider creators of ‘12 Monkeys’ gave humanity a warning about our pandemic-filled future, whether they meant to or not ]

A concrete world for abstract minds
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 9 January 2021

What I learned playing 30+ years’ worth of Jeopardy! video games

quote [ From the Apple II to PS4, digital Jeopardy! spans 40+ games and traces the medium's history. ]

Against a plumber, and an architect, both with a Ph.D
[SFW] [games]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [3 comments]

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