If Jurassic Park Were In Different Geological Eras – YouTube
Disney Parks Ban Selfie Sticks
“Disneyland and Walt Disney World have officially banned selfie sticks inside the parks. In a statement to the press, a Disney spokesperson cited safety concerns as one of the reasons for the ban.
Vampire squid – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. “vampire squid of Hell””
This is your brain on unread emails: does the information age stop us thinking straight?
Corballis’s book is, perhaps fittingly, a meandering exploration of why it is not always good to be on-task or “mindful” – although, if it has one overall message, it is this: “nature designed us to dream, to escape the channels that confine us”. This is a comforting reminder that, whatever the impact of technology on our brains, it is not predetermined. Our frustratingly large capacity for distraction is also an innate source of freedom.
Jim Stingl – A typical welcome sign? That won’t fly
” A sign painted in letters 6 feet tall tells people arriving here by air: “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND.”
“There’s not a real purpose for having this here except madness”
New York Times falls for Dylann Roof “My Little Pony” hoax | Fusion
“The Times article in question, by Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist Frances Robles, has since been edited to remove those details. According to the website NewsDiffs, which archives old versions of New York Times stories, the interview with Wareing was only online for a couple hours—it was added around 1:56 p.m. Eastern on June 20 and removed by 4:44 p.m. the same day. Wareing posted a screenshot of the unedited Times article in a blog post admitting his ruse.”
On Twitter, Scott Simon’s Long Goodbye To His Mother : The Two-Way : NPR
“And his tweets, some of them uncomfortably raw, struck a nerve. Fellow journalists, technology writers and countless others spent the past several days monitoring Twitter, hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. An online community that is so often dismissed for being quintessentially banal — think of the proverbial tweet of what someone had for breakfast — embraced Scott’s grief in a way we rarely see play out in public.
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