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Lead in Ancient Rome's Water Was 100 Times Natural Levels - D-brief | -
Lead in Ancient Rome's Water Was 100 Times Natural Levels - D-brief |
"Everything from northern barbarians to the spread of Christianity has been blamed for the collapse of ancient Rome. But researchers have new evidence for another contributor: There was something in the water." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"A study has found that “tap” water in ancient Rome — supplied to the city via lead pipes called fistulae — contained 100 times more lead than water drawn directly from local springs. That amount of lead in the water may have been a “major public health issue,” according to the new study." - Maitani
Maitani, you might enjoy the amazing science behind lead (and the politics!) on Cosmos s1:e7, The Clean Room, -- also mentions lead as possible cause of Roman decline. - Adriano
Thank you, Adriano, my current computer doesn't let me watch it, but I will look into it soon. :-) - Maitani
Apparently, using lead as a sweetener was also a thing back in the day :D - Victor Ganata
Sugar of Lead, sounds delish. - ronin
"I don't feel so bad about aspartame anymore." - Big Joe Silence
Could another empire be doomed to fall? - Ken Morley
I wonder how many people eat off of Queen Elizabeth II's face? :D - Victor Ganata
Stephen Mack
Happy Birthday Adam (of Adam and Tam), Helen, Kelly, Tudor, and me!
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Is there any other day when five FFers share a birthday? I think not! - Stephen Mack
Happy collective Birthday!!!!!!!!!! - Uli
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy day! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Happy birthday! - Maitani
Woo-hoo! - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
Hap5y birth5ays evereryone! :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy B'day all.. !! - Peter Dawson
Happy birthdays! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Happy Birthday Everyone! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Wow, what a great day for FriendFeed! Happy Birthday, everyone! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday!! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy birthdays! - Eivind from Android
Happy birthday! - Katy S
Happy birthday to all of you! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Wow, you guys are all sorts of stacked up, aren’t you? Happy birthday to everybody! - Akiva
Happy Birthday!! - Georgia
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Feliz cumpleanos, everyone! :-) - CarlC
Happy Birthday, y'all! - Kristin
Happy Birthday, fabulous people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Melly
happy birthday!!!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
oh my goodness all the fabulous! wishing a great day for all of you! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Reason to celebrate! Happy birthday to all!! - Kathy
Happy birthday all! - Eric - Watch Me Now
That's so cool! Happy Birthday, all! - Yvonne
Happy birthday to all five of you! - Anne Bouey
Goodness it should be a friendfeed holiday with all those superstars having the same special day - Dough Balls
Wow! Happy birthday to you all! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Happy birthday to the FFFabFive! - Corinne L
Happy birthday to you all! - Mary Carmen
Happy Birthday, all! - Brent Schaus
Nagging worked for kidnapped 94-year-old: report - Taipei Times -
"Tseng recently went on the run after becoming indebted to a loan shark. In desperate need for money, the 55-year-old stole a minivan and drove on Friday to the plush neighborhood of New Taipei City’s Linkou District (林口) to capture a wealthy victim, police said. Chou (周) had been taking a stroll before she was forced into Tseng’s car and tied up with iron wire. Tseng contacted Chou’s family and demanded a NT$7 million (US$230,000) ransom, before driving Chou to his hideout in Taoyuan County, the police said. During the ride, Chou began to lecture Tseng. “If you want to do business, use your mouth and not your fist. If you have troubles, you can always talk things over with someone. You should live hard and work harder,” Chou was quoted by police as saying to Tseng. The police said Tseng later dropped Chou off at a gas station on Taoyuan City’s Da Sing W Road after he was unable to tolerate her moralizing." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Ah, the old guilt trip strategy, eh. - Stephen Mack
Shannon - GlassMistress
Getting submissions ready for an ISGB (International Society of Glass Bead makers) show. I'm on the fence if I should remake these beads or not.
The show premise is "fired up" ... what gets you excited about glass bead making. For me, though sculpture is what I excel at, the times that I just play are what fire me up. The conversation I have with the glass ... whether sweet nothings or explitive laden ... is what makes it worthwhile. These beads are examples of that 'play'. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Mary Carmen
Currently watching my daughter scream at my husband because he won't give her pizza.
meanest dad EVER! - holly #ravingfangirl
INORITE! - Mary Carmen
we should form a committee - MoTO Moca Blend
He gave her the paper plate. She looked at it for 5 minutes and then burst into tears. She is screaming at him right now. He is consoling her because she can't have pizza. Wow, is this my kid. - Mary Carmen
Not even a chunk of crust, Dad?? it'll fit perfectly in my fist. - Lnorigb
Awesome! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Get ready, Scott. It only gets worse from here. :) - Steven Perez
Bunneh speaks truth. - Big Joe Silence
smile ...... ^_^
sen kime piç diyosun - rhin
turist? meraba??? - Seco
Seco > in Hong Kong - keiko-san
ya yıllar onceki fotosuysa aslinda keiko simdi 70 yasindaysa ;) - Only Vili ♀
Ben kaç yaşında? ...... :) - keiko-san
when I was young ...... - keiko-san
keiko ciaaaaaaaaooooooooooo - --Katiastreghetta
two days ago. :) - Felter Roberto
GIAO KEIKO-san. Where are thou, now? - Smeerch
ma allora frenfi è salvo! - djangol judas
Steven Perez
Barry and Bunneh @ The Alamo
Barry and Bunneh @ The Alamo
You couldn't bring him the sun so he went to you. What a guy! - Spidra Webster
I promised Barry that I'd turn off the snow. :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Also, got to meet Wife and Waif. Tickled that they thought I wasn't real. :-D - Steven Perez from Android
#bunnehMoTO I swear there was a snow bank following him - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
So much awesome in one picture. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Hey, you leave Vera alone. I raised her from a mere snowflake. :D - Steven Perez
i need to meet both you guys. :) - Big Joe Silence
Mega jealous! - Jenny H. from Android
*melts* - Heleninstitches
Too bad it was the briefest of meet ups. Unfortunately, no beers were killed. We will have to fix that next time. - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
If ever there was a recipe for trouble... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
We just didn't have enough time... this time - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Doraemon is coming in 3D! Watch this exciting new trailer -
Doraemon is coming in 3D! Watch this exciting new trailer
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"Doraemon is one of the most iconic characters in Japanese manga and animation. 40 years since his debut on television, Doraemon will appear in 3D for the first time in the movie "Stand By Me: Doraemon", scheduled for summer release." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Dear everyone in my social media world, Yes, I have successfully added this to our wedding registry.
Dear everyone in my social media world, Yes, I have successfully added this to our wedding registry.
Michael W. May
Carriage ride through downtown
Carriage ride through downtown
Look how happy you guys look. <333 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Lord have mercy, I've become a pretty regular lurker, sometimes user on Reddit. I blame Rod.
Hah. I'm still mostly a lurker. It's pretty damn entertaining. - Rodfather
I have a whole bunch of multireddits set up now. - Rodfather
Here's one I copied and then added on to. I made it public for now. - Rodfather
Another for Nintendo related - Rodfather
I go there for a DC subreddit, one on Wii, another for 3DS, a couple on audio and vinyl, and a couple more on bands and music that I like and follow. - Derrick
I remember when I first tried to use it, everyone was so trollish. A lot of really techy folks talking about stuff way over my head and it was really hard to navigate to find stuff I was interested in. Some of the subreddits are still very high bro ratio, but things are pretty chill where I hang out. - Derrick
Any recs for sub-reddits? - YvonneM
/r/babyelephantgifs is my happy place - Glen Campbell
I follow really specific sub-reddits, so unless you like audio, records, stereo equipment or hi-fi's, probably not very compelling. I'm sure others will have more interesting ones. - Derrick
How's the DC one? My siblings and my cousins are sometimes on there, but I don't think I've looked at it beyond threads-in-the-"news" in years. - Katie
It's...DC. Little bit of everything in the area, different chatter about neighborhoods, the metro, the nats, etc. - Derrick
I recently found this. Amusing. - Rodfather from Android
Yvonne: /r/ScienceParents, /r/mildlyinteresting, /r/California, /r/AskCulinary, /r/explainlikeimfive, /r/tipofmytongue, /r/raisingkids, /r/todayilearned. - Rochelle
I'm subbed to /r/short but that's kinda depressing. /r/bayarea can be interesting at times. - Rodfather from Android
Thx 4 the recs! - YvonneM
woot!!! - Derrick
*dances and hugs everyone* - lris
Gratz! Trophy husband status achieved. :) - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Turn your head and cough? - Johnny from iPhone
Hey, I don't talk about our personal life in public, Johnny... oh wait, I saw what you did there... - Zamms
Does your wife know about this? - Steele Lawman
*rimshot* - Zamms
shut the front door! (tell her congrats) - Meg VMeg
I will! I will also shut the front door. - Zamms
GREAT NEWS!!!!... um, so i have this pain on my left side? - MoTO Moca Blend
Yeah, and I've got this rash... - Melly
Were these ailments caused by the social networking between Broadway producers, directors, and writers? - Zamms
By "social networking" you mean what exactly? - MoTO Moca Blend
In the sociological sense, not the interwebs sense. - Zamms
"Ooh babe, that's SO GOOD! Hey, while you're down there... does that look infected to you?" #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon <Ducks & runs> - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Ducks and Runs are also #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon - Zamms
Truth. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Dough Balls
Rescued Chihuahua And Insanely Fluffy Chicken Are The Best Of Friends | -
Rescued Chihuahua And Insanely Fluffy Chicken Are The Best Of Friends |
"Two legged Roo, and fellow rescue Penny are bffls (best friends for LIFES). How could they not be? Two world-weary, little babes who are cuter than all get out? Yeah, it was meant to be." - Dough Balls from Bookmarklet
So cute! - Tamara J. B.
It's so fluffy!!! - Michael W. May
Marie B
BRAVO! Your Penis Is Getting in the Way of My Science THANK YOU @Annaleen
Fucked up gender role stereotypes and trans phobia all in one! Good job, science journalists! - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Is it weird that I want one of these for me?
No way, those are awesome. - Jennifer Dittrich
^this - Tamara J. B.
Victor Ganata
"No llores porque ya se terminó. Sonríe porque sucedió." Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. — Gabriel García Márquez. RIP.
Phil Plait
This is kind of a big deal: Earth-sized planet found in its star’s habitable zone.
Victor Ganata
Menstruation: What is the evolutionary or biological purpose of having periods? - Quora (via vicster )
On first glance, the question seems absurd, but the answer is quite fascinating. - Victor Ganata
That is brilliant. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My daughter blames this Quora answer for the final validation of her decision to never have kids. - April Russo
So... if genetic information is transferred via cells that can pass from the fetus to the mother through the placental-endometrial linkage, and since the fetus also has genetic information from the father, the mother receives genetic material from the father, albeit indirectly? And, furthermore, those cells can distribute throughout her body even into her brain? Whoa... that boggles my mind. #MyExWillBeUpsetWhenSheFindsOut! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
"Uteri do not fossilize well." Hahaha! I love that line. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"What this means is that the growing fetus now has direct, unrestricted access to its mother's blood supply. It can manufacture hormones and use them to manipulate her." I KNEW IT! - Spidra Webster
So when momma says "the baby wants enormous quantities of spinach, right now", she isn't lying. - April Russo
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I need to take straighter photographs, man. Or get better at straightening them out in Lightroom. #devilinthedetails
No way, crooked, blurry photos are the new thing. - Steven Perez from Android
Teach doesn't like it unless it fits the overall composition. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
He's more a Law of Thirds guy but I'm more a Golden Ratio or pure symmetry girl. Trying out the his way though. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I like your way. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Rule of Thirds is probably the easiest to estimate, but the other styles might suit particular subjects better. - John (bird whisperer)
Dough Balls
Missing Nebraska Toddler Found Safe in Claw Machine - NBC -
Missing Nebraska Toddler Found Safe in Claw Machine - NBC
A 3-year-old boy feared missing by his mother was found safe and sound inside an arcade claw machine in Nebraska on Tuesday. Police were called to a home in Lincoln, Neb., on a report of a missing child, according to NBC affiliate WOWT. At the same time, employees at nearby Madsen's Bowling and Billiards found the missing child playing with toys inside their claw machine, where he became stuck after apparently crawling inside. The boy's mother told police she was in the bathroom and that the boy must have slipped out of an unlocked apartment door. The boy was freed from the claw machine without injury and reunited with his mother. - Dough Balls from Bookmarklet
but it took 5 hours and $300 in tokens to fish him out. - Greg GuitarBuster
^ ha! - joey
:-D - Anne Bouey
i hope that kid got to keep something from inside the machine. - Big Joe Silence
I could swear I've seen this happen in a movie before. - Spidra Webster
i always do. - Big Joe Silence
hmm, searching Google, I can find videos of children stuck in claw machines from 2013, 2010, ... - Greg GuitarBuster
Yeah, this isn't a common occurrence but it's certainly not rare either. I think I see a story like this pop up at least once a year. - Hookuh Tinypants
It worked for Woody and Buzz. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Sarah G.
I'm in Amsterdam. They said "do you want mayonnaise?" And I said "just a little."
I'm in Amsterdam. They said "do you want mayonnaise?" And I said "just a little."
That's rather disgusting. - Greg GuitarBuster
I would fuck that up in a heartbeat. - Hookuh Tinypants
Lol - Sarah G. from iPhone
(I would probably regret it later, but in the moment? Oh yeahhhhhh...) - Hookuh Tinypants
o patatesleri kızartırken domuz yağı mı ne kullanıyolar öğkkk...nası bi kokudur o? çok fena valla:)) cıkk...cıkk...hiç hoş deil.) - neferteti
At least it isn't Miracle Whip. But still, ewwww. - sglassme
Maybe they have some with cilantro sauce. - Sarah G.
Chimichurri FTW!! - sglassme
ah yes, Amsterdam chips and mayo... good times. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Except formal the free thinking people amd bicyclists, I think Mr 43 would appreciate Amsterdam and it's "French Fries in a cone store on every block" ways. - Sarah G.
If only there were crab cakes. He would probably even grow to appreciate the bicyclists. - sglassme
OMG SO GOOD! - Eric - Watch Me Now
i cannot say what came to mind when i saw that photo. too many have blocked me already. - Big Joe Silence
In Marvel's new movie, Captain America's to-do list changes depending on which country you see it in -
"In the new movie Captain America: Winter Soldier, there is a scene where the viewer can clearly see his "to-do" list. What you may not realize is that this to-do list has been tailor-made just for your country! Here are a few examples of Captain America's list, which is different depending on where you see it." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Steven Perez
You Know What Doesn’t Work So Well? Private Prisons « Main Street -
"The myth put forth by private prison corporations like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group that private prisons are cheaper than public prisons is shattered by a new report from In the Public Interest, thus undercutting the primary rationale for prison privatization efforts across the country. When pushing for contracts with the many states that use private prisons, these corporations claim they are the better option because they can run prisons more cheaply than the government can. But this report not only dispels that idea, it highlights some of the less-than-savory activities the corporations engage in because of the perverse incentives created by these contracts." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
"The report details several methods through which private prison companies mislead governments and the public about their supposed cost savings, particularly hiding costs of private prisons, inflating public prison costs, benefiting from mandated occupancy minimums and delaying cost increases until after contracts are signed." - Steven Perez
"Numerous studies have shown that private prisons are more expensive than their publicly run counterparts. The report details a series of meta-analyses of individual studies conducted on the comparative costs between public and private prisons, and all of them found that cost savings, at best, were minimal for private prisons—in many cases, private prisons were more expensive. One of... more... - Steven Perez
SPCA calls for ‘pass by’ protest for leopard cats - Taipei Times -
"A number of netizens yesterday responded to an online call to rally in front of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in Taipei this afternoon to protest against several development projects that are to threaten the endangered leopard cats of Miaoli County. The call was initiated by the Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Taiwan SPCA) on Facebook. The Taiwan SPCA said the endangered leopard cats — with a population estimated to be less than 500 in Taiwan — are facing a survival threat, because their important habitat in Miaoli’s Sanyi Township (三義) would likely be damaged by planned development projects, including a bypass road for Provincial Highway No. 13, a cemetery and a park, and the expansion of Yulon Motor Co’s plant in the area." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The term “pass by” is an allusion to a statement made by the Taipei City Police Department earlier this month when it said an unauthorized rally held by former gang leader Chang An-le (張安樂) in support of the cross-strait service trade agreement was legal, because the demonstrators had been merely “passing by.”" - Jessie
"According to the Taiwan SPCA, the road would cut through the species’ most important habitat, causing the leopard cat population to be split in two in two separate areas. This would cause the cats’ natural reproduction to become even more difficult, because studies have shown that leopard cats do not like asphalt roads, so they seldom cross a road and when they do, they often get... more... - Jessie
Victor Ganata
Man Who Plays Devil's Advocate Really Just Wants To Be Asshole - The Onion
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The sky is so perfect! It better last for my skyline photo meetup this evening, man. Because it's gorgeous! Freezing. But gorgeous!
AJ Batac
Winnipegger Spotlight: Hit Me With Your Best 100,000 Shots | -
Winnipegger Spotlight: Hit Me With Your Best 100,000 Shots |
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"As a British expat, one question I often get asked is “Why Winnipeg?” I’ve been here for fourteen years now, and usually as a result of an accent (I try to convince myself it’s not a teeth-related assumption), people want to know how I ended up in the city, and why I’m still so happy to call it home all these years later. The vast prairie skies filled with breathtaking sunsets and endless stars, the quality of living, the friendliness, the spirit with which the people embrace the vibrant arts and culture scene, the festivals… I could go on, but this post isn’t about me. It’s about 2012 Tourism Winnipeg Photo Contest winner and fellow expat (from the Philippines), AJ Batac. He’s lived in Winnipeg for eight years now, and he’s undertaking a significant personal project devoted entirely to our city: 100K Winnipeg." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
Thanks!!! :) - AJ Batac
That's great, AJ! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thanks WoH! - AJ Batac
Very nice! congrats! :) - ؛ patrick
REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core -
REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core
REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core
My apologies to you with peanut allergies, but lord have mercy. I might have a new favorite flavor. - Derrick from Bookmarklet
Will not walk to Safeway. Will not walk to Safeway. Will not walk to Safeway. - Akiva
akiva if you walk to safeway though it will let you walk off the ice cream! - Sir Shuping is just sir
I love PB and chocolate together and would get the PB cup ice cream, but this has leveled up in ways I cannot articulate. Don't let me catch it on sale. - Derrick
Oh, I was afraid of this. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I almost bought some of this earlier, but held off since I've had so much junk food this week. - Katy S
That's why I can't have this stuff around. Same thing with the Bryers Reese's Blast or whatever ridiculous name it has. I can't resist. And now I'm thinking about oh man. I need a moment. - Akiva
Oh, man. It's a good thing I can't eat ice cream. Although this might be worth it. - ~Courtney F
For as much as I love to eat, I'm really good with sweets. I can make make this pint last for a couple weeks if not longer. Now, hot wings? Hide yo chickens... - Derrick
Same here... except for anything related to peanut butter and chocolate. A few weeks ago, I tore my way through a six-pack of Reese's Eggs in an afternoon. Yep. Full-size six-pack of Reese's Eggs. Oh man. So good. - Akiva
I love PB. I love chocolate. I do not love them together. You all can have all of mine. - laura x from iPhone
¬_¬... I think I will. - Akiva
I love how I put my little mini scoops on a split banana, you know, so as to be healthy. o_O - Derrick
How does it compare to the original PB core that they had (back when they released Karamel Sutra in 2002)? - Hookuh Tinypants
I'm just gonna lay down here and breathe for awhile. - Akiva
Can't say, TP. I went a LONG time without eating ice cream and never tried that flavor. - Derrick
D, that totes counts as a fruit serving. :) - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Ended up with another It’s-It and hello, holy lord, etc. Way better than the first one. I need to introduce my kids to these things. - Akiva
this keeps coming up in my feed. want - maʀtha
Can I get this in Aus yet? - Mo Kargas
holly #ravingfangirl
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