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The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history...
"As spiritualism had grown in American culture, so too did frustration with how long it took to get any meaningful message out of the spirits; calling out the alphabet and waiting for a knock at the right letter, for example, was deeply boring. After all, rapid communication with breathing humans at far distances was a possibility—the telegraph had been around for decades—why shouldn’t spirits be as easy to reach?" - Skinner
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Used Car Buying 101: Avoid the Curbstoner and His Motor Vehicle Scam - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com - http://voices.yahoo.com/used-ca...
Curbstoner: A mechanic or car salesman masquerading as a civilian to offload junkers they couldn't sell professionally. Bad transmission? They'll park it off-lot with a window sign & pretend it's their recently used ride. - Skinner
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▶ SHOCKING WORST TWEAKER METH HEAD EVER AT WALMART - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
▶ SHOCKING WORST TWEAKER METH HEAD EVER AT WALMART - YouTube
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Body language, body language, body language. - Skinner
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▶ The world's tallest slum: Caracas' notorious Tower of David - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
▶ The world's tallest slum: Caracas' notorious Tower of David - YouTube
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Welcome to the world's tallest slum: poverty-ridden Venezuela's Tower of David. Squatters took over this very unfinished 45-story skyscraper in the early 1990s, and they've been there ever since. - Skinner
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Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark « Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff) - http://xenophilius.wordpress.com/2012...
Some of the Shiloh soldiers sat in the mud for two rainy days and nights waiting for the medics to get around to them. As dusk fell the first night, some of them noticed something very strange: their wounds were glowing, casting a faint light into the darkness of the battlefield. - Skinner
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So, You Want to Hide from the NSA? Your Guide to the Nearly Impossible - Philip Bump - The Atlantic Wire - http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technol...
Stolen from @antigone_egan - Skinner
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A Homeless Man and His BlackBerry - http://mashable.com/2013...
Stolen from the TT - Skinner
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She stole another’s identity, and took her secret to the grave. Who was she? | Local News | The Seattle Times - http://seattletimes.com/html...
Stolen from RHarron - Skinner
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Tinctor's Foul Manual | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio - http://www.cbc.ca/ideas...
"Arrayed on the shelves, they look like sets of encyclopedias. But one of the book boxes holds knowledge of a very different sort, a malevolent treatise, innocently labelled Treatise against the Sect of Waldensians" - Skinner
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Iron overload - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Drove Hemingway, his father, and his siblings to suicide. - Skinner
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Ornamental Hermits of Eccentric Modern England - Articles - House of Lore - Hermitary - http://www.hermitary.com/lore...
Men of eccentric bent and material substance took up the practice of installing on the grounds of their estates an "ornamental hermit." An ornamental hermit was not a real hermit, as the name suggests. An ornamental hermit was a man employed by the estate-owner to reside in a contrived hermitage for a period of time and make scheduled appearances on the grounds to the pleasure of the employer and to be seen and marveled at by guests. - Skinner
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Danshamptons.com — Goody Garlick: The True Story of the Woman Tried for Witchcraft in East Hampton - http://danshamptons.com/article...
“Ah, Garlick, you jeered me when I came to your house to call my husband home. You laughed and jeered me, and I went crying away. Oh, you are a pretty one!…Send for Garlick and his wife…I would tear her in pieces and leave the birds to pick her bones!” And it went on and on. The women tried to cure her of the witchcraft that befell her with oil and sugar. They gave her some cough syrup. Soon after, a metal pin fell out of her mouth. - Skinner
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(Warning- Blood) Veti-Gel Stops Bleeding Instantly - Video - TechNewsDaily.com - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
via Boing Boing - Skinner
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A Doctor Hacks His iPhone To Detect A Parasite That Plagues Billions | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation - http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681633...
The resulting microscope (iMicroscope?) was able to detect parasite eggs in stool samples with nearly 70% accuracy (the normal microscope gets it right 87% of the time), and was able to detect some worms with up to 80% accuracy. - Skinner
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An animal to feed your eco-car - http://phys.org/news...
The marine animal tunicate can be used both as biofuel and fish food, according to prize-winning Norwegian research. - Skinner
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Anton–Babinski syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Those who suffer from it are "cortically blind", but affirm, often quite adamantly and in the face of clear evidence of their blindness, that they are capable of seeing. Failing to accept being blind gets dismissed by the sufferer through confabulation. - Skinner
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necomimi / neurowear - http://neurowear.com/project...
Fuzzy ears that theoretically respond to your mental exertions. - Skinner
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Global Internet Porn Habits Infographic | PornMd Sex Search - http://www.pornmd.com/sex-sea...
Interactive map showing the keywords for porn searches from around the globe - Skinner
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Program developed by ad agency lets users tweet from beyond the grave - http://www.montrealgazette.com/touch...
via Mr Church - Skinner
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Pop Sci BodyGuard Glove- POP SCI - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Pop Sci BodyGuard Glove- POP SCI - YouTube
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Via the onion knight - Skinner
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Alfred Hitchcock was confused by a laxative commercial - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Alfred Hitchcock was confused by a laxative commercial - YouTube
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Hitchcock talks MacGuffins - Skinner
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Office of Naval Research's Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP) - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Office of Naval Research's Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP) - YouTube
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Reference: FLIP flipping. Note size reference at end of clip. - Skinner
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After Being Cut From Norway, The Pirate Bay Returns From North Korea - Falkvinge on Infopolicy - http://falkvinge.net/2013...
Freedom has many definitions - Skinner
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Toyota's i-ROAD Concept is a Three-Wheeled Personal Mobility Electric Vehicle | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com/toyotas...
It's a bike, it's a car, it's - the future! - Skinner
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Being Tased by the Taser Sword! - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Being Tased by the Taser Sword! - YouTube
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A inelegant weapon from a less civilized age. - Skinner
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Invisible Ink and More: The Science of Spying in the Revolutionary War: Scientific American Podcast - http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast...
John Nagy, author of Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution, discusses the codes, ciphers, chemistry and psychology of spying in the American Revolution, in a talk recorded by podcast host Steve Mirsky at the historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City. - Skinner
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Fantastic list from AMMI - Skinner
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British Army deploys tiny helicopters | KurzweilAI - http://www.kurzweilai.net/british...
British troops are using a nano drone just 10cm long and weighing 16 grams on the front line in Afghanistan to provide vital information on the ground, - Skinner
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10 Things You Always Wondered About Cannibalism - Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/10-thin...
Cannibalism primer: "I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh during the stress of the siege imposed on them by the enemies who seek their lives." - Skinner
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Women caught smuggling cocaine in duct tape diapers | ksdk.com - http://www.ksdk.com/news...
"A K-9 alerted and responded to one suspect's mid-section. The other suspect walked with an "awkward gait."" - Skinner
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