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Birds of a feather: hummingbird family tree unveiled | Reuters -
Birds of a feather: hummingbird family tree unveiled | Reuters
"For such small creatures, hummingbirds certainly have racked up an outsized list of unique claims to fame. They are the smallest birds and the smallest warm-blooded animals on Earth. They have the fastest heart and the fastest metabolism of any vertebrate. They are the only birds that can fly backward. And scientists reported on Thursday that they also have a complicated evolutionary history. Researchers constructed the family tree of these nectar-eating birds using genetic information from most of the world's 338 hummingbird species and their closest relatives. They said hummingbirds can be divided into nine groups, with differences in size, habitat, feeding strategy and body shape." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Amit Patel
A book about a society full of Louis Grays! "smarter, happier, possibly immortal, and never need to sleep"
"People who don't need sleep are more productive than those who do. This, combined with their greater intelligence, makes the Sleepless both powerful and feared." - Amit Patel
(seen at the Experience Music Project in Seattle) - Amit Patel
Tada! - Louis Gray
I feel so inferior - Amit Patel
Awesome Fish Tattoo Designs -
Awesome Fish Tattoo Designs
Awesome Fish Tattoo Designs
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International Dunhuang Project: Photographs of Samye Monastery in 1935–36 -
International Dunhuang Project: Photographs of Samye Monastery in 1935–36
"We have just digitized a series of photographs of Samye monastery taken in 1935–36. These prints are from the papers of F.W. Thomas, Tibetologist and librarian at the India Office Library. They were sent to him by Hugh Richardson, another Tibetologist who was stationed in Tibet as the British Trade Agent for several years. There are two different sets of photos. Richardson posted the first set of thirteen to Thomas in August 1938, explaining that they were taken at a consecration ceremony held at Samye after recent restoration works. Here is the text of Richardson's letter:" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Eric Logan
My beautiful daughter made this picture collage for me today.
She is beautiful, Eric. Looks like your wife. - MRW_8
Thanks, MRW. She looks a lot like me ex wife actually. My daughter got married last year so now I have a son in law also. My son is getting married on July 5th. I suspect I may join the ranks of Grandpa in the next few years. - Eric Logan
The upper left looks like the woman with you in Italy. That's not the mother? - MRW_8
Nope. Had my daughter in college divorced her mom 18 years ago. Daughter came to live with me when she was 16 and introduced me to my current girlfriend that I took to Italy after she met her. - Eric Logan
Stephan Planken
No kidding, Sherlock.
"Boeing 777 will struggle to maintain altitude once fuel tanks are empty." - Stephan Planken
"Idiots will struggle to maintain air of intelligence when brains are empty." - Not Me
CNN reporters wouldn't know embarrassment if it hit them like a 777. - Stephan Planken
That's obvious as a general statement. I'd like to assume they're recounting the story of a particular 777 and saying what's about to happen. - Bruce Lewis
Magical houses fairytale -
Magical houses fairytale
Magical houses fairytale
Magical houses fairytale
عرررررررررررررررررررررر - خورشیدک در صبح بهاری
اون خونه سفیده شبیه خونه ی بلفی ایناس - حاجیه خانوم فلفل سادات
دقیقا هاله - دختر چل گیس بهار
Ukraine route closures — message to all Airspace Users *slowpoke_breaking_news.jpg* -
"Eurocontrol is strictly following ICAO Convention on International Civil Aviation and will not recognise any unilateral declaration of air navigation service provision over any part of Ukrainian airspace other than from the Ukrainian authority.  A number of routes are closed WIE-UFN as well as UKFF (Simferopol) and UKFB (Sevastopol) airports." - ПАТРИОТЫ В ТРИКО from Bookmarklet
Dolly The Pit Bull Won't Stop Sitting On Her Brother Duke -
Dolly The Pit Bull Won't Stop Sitting On Her Brother Duke
Dolly The Pit Bull Won't Stop Sitting On Her Brother Duke
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"Dolly and Duke are both pit bulls who live in a suburban Indianapolis home, where Dolly just won't stop sitting on her brother." - Kristin from Bookmarklet
Bluesun 2600
An eccentric genius explains how half-Yeti hybrids have enslaved mankind - Boing Boing -
An eccentric genius explains how half-Yeti hybrids have enslaved mankind - Boing Boing
"In 1934 the government of Poland declared Stanislav Szukalski the country’s ‘Greatest Living Artist.’ It built the Szukalski National Museum in Warsaw to hold his massive sculptures and dramatic, mythological paintings. When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, they destroyed the museum and all of Szukalski’s sculptures and paintings. He fled to the United States, where no one recognized him as a celebrated hero. He lived in a small apartment in Glendale, California and made a meager income drawing maps for the aerospace industry. He devoted the rest of his life developing his theory of “Zermatism,” which centered on his belief that human beings were under the control of a race of human-yeti hybrids (the result of ‘yeti apes’ raping human women). Szukalski wrote over 10,000 pages about Zermatism and illustrated his argument with 40,000 illustrations. Szukalski would have remained in total obscurity if he hadn’t been discovered by a few popular underground cartoonists: Robert Williams,... more... - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
"... Behind contemporary hostility to immigration lies a sense of the dissolution of such identity, of the erosion of common values. There lies also the breakdown of traditional political mechanisms, the growing chasm between the elite and the public, and the abandonment by mainstream parties of their traditional working class constituencies. As a result, argues Goodhart, what he calls the ‘left behind’ white working class experience immigration ‘as a loss, either directly because they lived in a neighbourhood that was rapidly changed by it or indirectly because their working class culture and institutions seemed to be pushed aside by the same market forces that then ushered in the newcomers’." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
If only she had read my essay first - Maitani
That's a really good essay. - Eivind
"In the 1960s and 1970s Muslim immigrants did not yearn to express their differences but, rather, demanded that they should not be treated differently. Only subsequently did Muslims, from a generation that was ironically more integrated than that of their parents, begin to assert their cultural distinctiveness. Why? In part because of the imposition of multicultural policies and the creation of a more tribal nation." - Maitani
In his response to Melanie Phillips' anti-immigration-rhetoric, he points out a few more arguments that are also important, such as the one cited above. - Maitani
Melanie Phillips responds - Maitani
Six New Dracula Ants From Madagascar - “Mystrium was a difficult group to identify because of the remarkable variation within each species.” Yoshimura said. -
Six New Dracula Ants From Madagascar - “Mystrium was a difficult group to identify because of the remarkable variation within each species.” Yoshimura said.
Mystrium species have unique features such as long, spatulate mandibles that snap together (Gronenberg et al. 1998); wingless queens that in some undetermined species are even smaller than workers (Molet et al. 2007); and large, wingless individuals intermediate between workers and queens, which behave like queens (Molet et al. 2012). - Halil from Bookmarklet
“Our team has explored Madagascar and its surrounding islands for 20 years and collected thousands of specimens to solve the mysteries of Mystrium,” said Fisher, an expert on Malagasy ants. - Halil
Eeek - Janet
Stephen Mack
San Jose's Century dome theaters closing as lease of 11-acre site nears [Silicon Valley Business Journal] -
San Jose's Century dome theaters closing as lease of 11-acre site nears [Silicon Valley Business Journal]
End of an era. I saw Hunger Games 2 with Yvonne there not long ago -- hardly anyone was there in the audience. Sad. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Damn, these are my favorites. - Todd Hoff
#saturdayff Right after moving from England, the first movie I saw in America was Empire Strikes Back at Century 22 when it came out. A bunch of us skipped school on the Friday that Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom came out. And so many more movies. Anyone remember when the lines used to go around the block? (Fewer movie theaters back then, I guess.) - Stephen Mack
So in high school I had this one friend, Pete C. A strange guy, and later in life he had some big issues. But in high school he was a firecracker. We were waiting to see Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The movie was starting late. The place was packed. People were getting restless. Pete (who almost always wore shorts, a button-down, and a tie) went up to the front. - Stephen Mack
"Excuse me, can I have your attention?" he yells out. The place quiets down, expecting an official announcement about why the movie was delayed.. "Thanks! I just love attention!" Then he went back to his seat. - Stephen Mack
Todd, yeah, I loved 'em too. But these days I see more movies in Mt. View at the Century there, or at the AMC Mercado -- just because they're closer. - Stephen Mack
So will it be housing like santa row? An expansion of the haunted house? The haunted house needs an updating. - Todd Hoff
Good question, Todd. Not sure -- probably retail. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I saw Schindler's List there. - Nils Sandin
Anyone have a quiet theatre to go to? I like the large theaters because they can hide people talking. Most other theaters are quite, well, space efficient. - Todd Hoff
Aww man, I loved those theaters. I much prefer those for parking and low crowds than AMC or the ones at Santana Row. - Tamara J. B.
Yeah, Tam, Mercado is always so packed. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
This is a bummer, but not that big a surprise. - Yvonne from FFHound!
I brought a guy I met casually a few months back to a standing monthly brunch thing with friends hoping it might spark something, but ended up meeting someone there I *really* liked and well I guess me and the first guy can be friends. #womp
Life and plans are often two divergent paths. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I guess it did spark something! Tell us about this new guy, D -- how's it going? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And the guy you brought may make a new friend too. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Very true, m9m, very true. Stephen, he's nice. Very smart, which I'm finding attractive as well. Talking to the brunch organizer who knows him and trying to get the scoop. :) - Derrick
You are an inspiration to us all! ;) - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Please, I've never met a bottomless mimosa brunch I didn't love. - Derrick
Mmmmm...bottomless mimosas! - Katy S
Exactly. :) - Derrick
I do love me some brunch. Strange I never thought to leverage it for meeting eligibles. Hmmm... *plots* - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Whenever I do a bottomless bunch I get in trouble. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I thought I was already an expert in brunch, but moving to DC has forced me to level up my brunch game. - Derrick
Soup in a TARDIS
BBC News - Dynasty star Kate O'Mara dies -
BBC News - Dynasty star Kate O'Mara dies
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"Former Dynasty star Kate O'Mara has died at the age of 74, her agent said. The British actress was best known for her role as sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby in the US soap. She also had prominent roles in the '80s series Howards' Way and Triangle, and in Doctor Who. Her agent said she died in a Sussex nursing home following a short illness. He praised her "energy and vitality" and her "love for theatre and acting"" - Soup in a TARDIS from Bookmarklet
"O'Mara's first television roles were in the 1960s, but she came to public attention playing the manipulative Cassandra "Caress" Morrell in Dynasty. Co-star Joan Collins tweeted: "Tragic news about Kate O'Mara , we had great fun on Dynasty when she played my sister Caress... RIP." O'Mara played a ruthless businesswoman in BBC drama Howards' Way and was briefly a regular on the North Sea... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
Hrm, I see a lot of my brother and my father in this pic of me. That's...interesting. - Derrick
you are askew - maʀtha
Foin - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
!!! - Micah
lookin gooooooooood - RepoRat
*wolf whistles* - Katy S
You stud. - Steele Lawman
Look at your hair, boo! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Update? - Julian
Update, what, now? I probably need another haircut. - Derrick
Laid back in my print queue...
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Tired of Not Having a Grocery Store, Village Engineer Invents a Vending Machine | Adweek -
Tired of Not Having a Grocery Store, Village Engineer Invents a Vending Machine | Adweek
"The town of Clifton in central England hasn't had a grocery store for almost 15 years, so a local engineer invented a giant vending machine that dispenses milk, eggs, bread, toiletries, pet food and even umbrellas for the village. Refrigerated compartments keep perishables cool and a "basket" system allows bottles and egg cartons to be dispensed without breaking or spillage. Located in a parking lot, the unit's brick motif and awning make it look somewhat like a traditional English village shop. It takes cash and credit cards and boasts various security features (alarms and such). Creator Peter Fox hopes the machine is the first of many. It carries no advertising, but that's probably just a matter of time. Via Design Taxi and Daily Mail." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
I'm not sure "invents" is the right word. I saw this type of product in a Swiss train station in 98 and I know they had them in Japan before then. - Soup in a TARDIS
If they're not English-speaking, then it doesn't count. I think that's how it works. - Jessie
*snerk* - Soup in a TARDIS
This is how households should work. Every house has a vending machine that is filled by 3rd party jobbers. When you want something you just buy it from the machine and it automatically gets refilled. - Todd Hoff
Son of Groucho
Fwd: I am sooo sorry. (via
From Ken Morley. Genius! - Son of Groucho
Thomas Page
Nicholas Roerich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
Nicholas Roerich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nicholas Roerich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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pstp hist anthro art bio ag "Nicholas Roerich, also known as Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (Russian: Никола́й Константи́нович Рéрих; October 9 [O.S. September 27] 1874 – December 13, 1947), was a Russian mystic, painter, philosopher, scientist, writer, traveler, and public figure.[1] A prolific artist, he created thousands of paintings (many of them are exhibited in well-known museums of the world) and about 30 literary works. Roerich was an author and initiator of an international pact for the protection of artistic and academic institutions and historical sites (Roerich’s Pact) and a founder of an international movement for the defence of culture. Roerich earned several nominations for the Nobel Prize." , 8 -22 3 -22 - Thomas Page from Bookmarklet
Rus' people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , , Jordan, Robert P. "When the Rus Invaded Russia: The Viking Trail East." National Geographic 167 (1985): 278-317. , 8 -13 , 9 -1 more... - Thomas Page
COSACAZZOAO - Sarita! from iPhone
... - ironicmoka
effetto placebOHWAIT! - Al & Luminio ™
no. - Gommapiuma
MA.COSA.CAZZO. - Ubikindred
Ma chi è sta pazza? - Laura (Goldie) from FFHound!
NO - I_ndo vai?
mabbasta leggere queste pazze svasate - garibaldi
bleah. - Giuliana Dea
Ma è pazza! La placenta non si frulla, si frigge. - Karin
Ma fritta è pesante, io direi forno con un filo d'olio - Sarita! from iPhone
ora vomito (e non sto scherzando) - lI Maestro
Fammi posto. - Giuliana Dea
hide, porcamiserialadra - La Maestra
il cervello l'aveva già bevuto perchè - kc
Ma poi sembra un beverone Herbalife, che a pensarci bene è meglio la placenta - Sarita! from iPhone
però con sta storia del salutismo ve la siete un po' cercata, una volta queste sgallettate si facevano di cocaina ed eravamo tutti felici - garibaldi
Sgallettata sì ma intanto la sua figa intelligente le ha fatto metetre in cassaforte tre figli con un miliardario francese. - Monica Belushi
no no no, fermi un attimo: la si fa sbollentare un paio di minuti, poi olio, prezzomolo e aglio con due bruschette e un negroni sbagliato ed è subito apericena - gualtiero
Oh-so-hipster! - Sarita! from iPhone
ho già la prossima edizione di masterchef in tasca, dai - gualtiero
Comunque se non ci metti una brunoise di pomodori non sei nessuno, eh - Sarita! from iPhone
io vado coraggiosamente contro le convenzioni e le conventicole - gualtiero
Chiamiamo MANTRA, lui è chef - Monica Belushi
l'ho visto stamattina e non avevo il coraggio di condividerlo. non mi bastava un WTF - giuliadev
è lì che ride. in realtà è frullato di fragola e vi ha fatto uno scherSo. - Ailyn Seen
magari la ha fatta liofilizzare, la beve mischiata al bibitone e poi vomita. Ecco come torna in forma. So' bona pure io a farlo - Monica Belushi
Mi viene da gomitare :@ - Sarita! from iPhone
Vomito! - Stef from Android
ma poi la placenta è la sua? o c'è un posto dove le vendono? - garibaldi
se lo fanno le gatte non capisco perché lei non può (ma quanti pasti vengono con una placenta?) - Pimpi
(pochi, Pimpi) - Monica Belushi
@garibaldi ti vedo interessato ;) - TaS
Gary non farmi scherzi. Portami della focaccia domani, altrimenti me ne torno a casa. - Frastornata from FFHound!
magari per i caruggi si trova qualche placenta sotto sale - garibaldi
molo like a figa intelligente. io, a occhio e croce, devo avere la patata ritardata. - videogirl
gualtiero ne sa a pacchi - Luciano
iddio - taz
Non capisco, non vi piacciono le frattaglie? Nemmeno i rognoni? - Marco d'Itri
no... - Monica Belushi
cioè, mi state paragonando la trippa alla placenta? voi state male... - GePs
Mi state dicendo che questa è una donna che ha appena partorito??? O_o - Selkis from FFHound(roid)!
No, l'ha conservata per un po' in freezer. - N.
ma allora perché non mangia anche dell'altro? (sempre prodotto dal suo corpo) - Matteo
E tu che ne sai? L'urinoterapia è molto popolare. - Marco d'Itri
Perché la placenta dovrebbe essere più cattiva, che so, del fegato? - Marco d'Itri
conosco una che l'ha conservata e poi ha organizzato una cena con le amiche, è una roba new age, andava di moda - thomas morton ☢
Il problema è se uno ci prende gusto. - Marco d'Itri
Questa è passata dall'ingoiare sperma a ingoiare placenta. Se viscido, lei ingoia. - Uillcomeback from FFHound!
Stavo leggendo alcuni commenti sotto la foto "Non ha fatto nulla di così strano, lo fanno in tantissime e fa molto bene" ... - Frastornata
oddio ma che schifo!!!! ti odio, stavo mangiando felicemente gli abbracci, ora vomito!! o.O - KiKi
torno ora da un aperitivo che è virato sul sostanzioso; mi sta tornando fame, diamine. - dario
MA LO FANNO TUTTE!!!!1111!!!!1! - Frastornata
io come thomas, tipa pazza con cena a base di placenta - Mr P
Ora, già che si mangi la sua propria placenta mi sa di svalvolata (a quando una bell'insalata di unghie e pellicine?), ma che qualcuno si mangi la placenta di qualcun'altra non so neanche sotto che voce catalogarla. - Sabrina Briganti from FFHound(roid)!
comunque ha partorito sei giorni fa, ergo quello è slimfast alla fragola in una foto di 5 anni fa - Mr P
ieri è uscita dall'ospedale - mariposa
Victor Ganata
Orange County faces biggest measles outbreak in California - KABC
"This year, 21 people in Orange County have been diagnosed with the highly contagious respiratory disease and seven have been hospitalized. In a typical year, Orange County has no reported cases of measles." - Victor Ganata
:-( - Jessie
"The Xiongnu (Hongnu in Old Chinese, Xwn in Soghdian, probably Old Turkic Qun), also known as the Asiatic Huns, were one of the nomadic peoples of Ancient Central Asia. They're thought to have descended from various Turkic peoples known as Xianyun, Xunyu and Hongyu, yet all the knowledge we have come from Chinese sources written centuries later. However, as time passed, the name Xiongnu was applied to the Xiongnu’s subjects too, including Turkics, Mongolics, Tokharians, Iranics, etc. [...] The remnants of both Xiongnu empires lived as scattered throughout Western Turkestan for a long time, until they began migrating westwards around 350 AD. Under the leadership of their leader, Balamïr, they entered the territories of the Ostrogothic Kingdom in Ukraine in 375, and they founded the European Hunnic Empire (there are some scholars who doubt that the European Huns descended from the Xiongnu). Even though the majority of Xiongnu went to Western Turkestan, some Xiongnu stayed in Northern... more... - Eivind from Bookmarklet
my cousins :-) - Halil
Steppe brothers :) - Eivind
^ groan - Greg GuitarBuster
:D - Eivind from Android
Demetrios the Traveller
China, Mogao Caves …οι σπηλιές Mogao, στο Dunhuang της Κίνας
China, Mogao Caves …οι σπηλιές Mogao, στο Dunhuang της Κίνας
Stephan Planken
With two kids, a house without functioning sewer is worse than your worst camping trip. Day two. #plumbing
Oof. :-( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Actually, this is technically already day 3. I wish companies wouldn't call so late in the day to say they're overbooked. Well, at least they called. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Fixed! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Plumber from a nearby town had nothing to do. Well, we took care of that. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Flushingly awesome news! - Janet from FFHound!
:-) So good to have functioning plumbing! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Uh oh. Wednesdays are half off craft beers at @TheCapitalRoom, where @fourathens has weekly meetups. I foresee shenanigans. #athensga
Also, for anyone keeping tabs, tonight is my night out this week for this networking happy hour and then a show, so back to apron making tomorrow. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Jeezus. I am the oldest person here by nine years. Sigh. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Todd Hoff
Real life Hobbit house built by architect - Interesting Engineering -
Real life Hobbit house built by architect - Interesting Engineering
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Wattle and daub - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
Wattle and daub - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wattle and daub - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Wattle and daub is a composite building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw. Wattle and daub has been used for at least 6000 years and is still an important construction material in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The wattle and daub technique was used already in the Neolithic period. It was common for houses of a Linear pottery and Rössen cultures of Central Europe, but is also found in Western Asia (Çatalhöyük, Shillourokambos) as well as in North America (Mississippian Culture) and South America (Brazil). In Africa it is common in the architecture of traditional houses such as those of the... more... - Maitani
I looked up WATTLE because of Anika's post on Chinampas ("floating gardens") - Maitani
They are also a great law firm. - Todd Hoff
Amit Patel
Doh! Just remembered to post photos from my birdwatching trip a few weeks ago.
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Stephen Mack: it's the end of eagle season up in Klamath Basin, 6-7 hours from here :) - Amit Patel
Wow! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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