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Game of Thrones Easter Eggs

Game of Thrones

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Married man, 41, arranged sex date with girl, 16, he met on Facebook… but ‘was beaten and robbed by her and her friends instead’

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Woman DRINKS bottle of tadpoles to get them through airport security

Thieves target designer buggies

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Stripes and solids

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Food-packaged food

Food packaged in a container made of food

You’ll be able to peel the shell off and compost the skin like a banana peel or, take a step beyond biodegradable, eat the whole thing like you would chew a grape.

(via Co.EXIST)

Netflix’s ‘House Of Cards’

House of Cards on Netflix

In its current form, television offers artists exponentially more time to develop a narrative. Over the course of multiple seasons, TV makers are painting compelling characters and weaving their storylines in significantly more layered and complex ways than filmmakers could ever hope to. And talented people are jumping on the train.

Indeed, if the literary equivalent of film is the short story, the literary equivalent of television series is the novel, and both filmmakers and their audiences are starting to realize it.

(via Neon Tommy)

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Half-naked woman, 28, ‘flees scene of DUI crash at her trailer park home in child’s battery-operated toy truck’

‘Planet Homebuddies’ Chinese Sitcom Modeled After ‘Friends’ to Launch Online

Planet Homebuddies Cast

“We noticed that working around the clock on weekdays and hanging out with friends on weekends is how most of today’s youth in China live their lives, with more and more adopting a ‘homebody’ lifestyle. Our new series will serve as the voice of today’s 20- to 30-year-old set in China, and examine this emerging trend.”

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

41st Running of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Iditarod Sled Dogs

Born to run.

(via NBCNews PhotoBlog)

A new hit song by Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Miles

Feeling constrained by the limitations of the Jimi Hendrix Experience trio (which included drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding), the guitarist had already started working with an eclectic group of musicians.

They included the Buffalo Springfield’s Stephen Stills, drummer Buddy Miles, saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood and bassist Billy Cox, with whom Hendrix had served in the U.S. military.

The resulting sessions, culled from 1968 and 1969, form the basis of “People, Hell and Angels,” co-produced by Janie Hendrix, original engineer and mixer Eddie Kramer and long-time Hendrix historian John McDermott.  (via Reuters)

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National Day of Unplugging encourages 24 hours of enlightenment

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Six wheels, four seats, zero shame

AMG Mercedes G63 6-wheel truck thing

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6

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Thieves trade steaks for drugs

The food, along with other merchandise stolen in exchange for drugs, can also be fenced. Clark said digestion takes care of the rest.

“How do you dispute someone who’s holding a T-bone?” he said. “Once they grill that steak up and eat it, the evidence is gone.”

“It’s sad that you’ve got to stoop that low to go in the grocery and steal a steak that’s only $5,” said Diane Applin of Springfield. “But (drug addicts) are really smart people. They just sit all day and dream of ways to steal for money.”

(via The Dayton Daily News)

Human-powered helicopter breaks record with 50-second flight

The newest version of the craft weighs only 71 pounds, 30 less than the previous one, which stayed aloft for 11 seconds in 2011. Gamera II harvests power from arm movements as well as pedals, transmitting more power to the four large rotors.

(via NBC News)

Wholly holy holey jeans

Jesus Jeans has reportedly warned dozens other apparel start ups in the US against using Jesus in their brand since winning the patent.

Others to have been warned include ‘Jesus First’, ‘Sweet Jesus’ and ‘Jesus Couture’.

(via The Daily Mail)

News stories I didn’t read

Official ‘Boring and Dull Day’ planned

(via The Telegraph)

Peugeot Citroen’s new air-powered car: Batteries not included

Peugeot Citroen C3 VTi 82 Air Hybrid

PSA Peugeot Citroen says its new C3 VTi 82 hatchback–which it unveils at a motor show next month–will go 81 miles [per gallon], in optimum conditions. That’s compared to the Toyota Prius’s roughly 45 mile performance. And there’s no need for expensive, and heavy, lithium batteries.

(via Co.EXIST)

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No matter where you are, it’s colder in Oymyakon, Russia

Frozen bridge in Oymyakon Russia

Daily problems that come with living in Oymyakon include pen ink freezing, glasses freezing to people’s faces and batteries losing power. Locals are said to leave their cars running all day for fear of not being able to restart them.

Even if there was coverage for mobile phone reception the phones themselves would not work in such cold conditions.

(via The Daily Mail)

(Photographer Amos Chapple’s site)

‘Gangnam Style’ Psy Now on Special Stamps, Celebrating His Worldwide Success

psy-stamps

“Compared to normal stamps, the ‘Gangnam Style’ stamp has PSY’s unique flavour stamped all over it.”

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Your Morning Local News Summary

Fire in Arcanum burns up syrup operation

Vehicle crashes into house near UD campus

Man uncooperative after being stabbed in back

(via The Dayton Daily News)

Headline of the day II

Sea Slug Leaves Its Penis Behind After Mating, Grows A New One Later

Headline of the day

New cunning linguist computer has got ancient tongues licked

News stories I didn’t read

Heart Attack Grill spokesman dies from heart attack

Article in Need of an Illustration

Can someone please draw me a picture of a social or colonial spider?

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