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Post 17641

ITIWBS

A couple of interesting stories today.




http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/nepal-frozen-caveman-discovered-in-himalaya/




http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/colorado-electors-appeal-ruling-binds-clinton-44170556

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/13/denver-judge-orders-faithless-colorado-electors-vote-clinton/


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Post 17642

Lusus

The first link seems quite intereting, but other headlines from the same website include:

'German Scientists Prove There is Life After Death'
'Chinese Police Rescue 22 Pandas in Crackdown on ‘Panda Sex Ring’'
'Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive By Killer Whales, 16 dead'


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Post 17643

Baron Grim

I think "World News Daily Report" may not be "News You Can Trust" after all.

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smiley - facepalm


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Post 17644

Icy North

Back in November someone produced a 'Sergent Pepper cover' tribute to those who died in 2016, and it went viral. So many have died since he's had to keep updating it. It now goes up to Ian McCaskill:

http://twitter.com/christhebarker/status/808359996526395395

How many can you name?


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Post 17645

Baron Grim

I can recognize 16 faces, but since I see Lemmy twice, I'll only score 15.

(and, no, I can't name all 15. I don't know the real name of General Akbar.)


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Post 17646

Icy North

Latest Brexit casualty - pink wafers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38328388


I guess we'll have to import the French ones smiley - smiley


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Post 17647

Baron Grim

BTW? Who's the dog?


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Post 17648

swl

Lemmy died 28th December 2015.


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Post 17649

Sgt. Bluebottle's Lonely Hearts Club Band

A festive train story:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38312718

<BB<


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Post 17650

Icy North

Thanks for that. I just sent in a suggestion smiley - whistle


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Post 17651

Baron Grim

How well do furriners handle the name changes?


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Post 17652

Pink Paisley

Elderly couple have colds.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38394780

PP.


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Post 17653

swl

One of those "I can't believe they got funding for that" university stories - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38392867


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Post 17654

Pastey

Seriously? They really got funding for that?!

Mind you, two arches up from me is a rum distillery that's funded by one of the universities here.


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Post 17655

Baron Grim

That reminds me, the Ig Nobel Prizes were recently awarded. There was one for determining whether or not things look different when viewed bent over peering through one's legs. Their Peace Prize was awarded for a scholarly study called "On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit". You can read the study for yourself here: http://www.arts.uwaterloo.ca/~dkoehler/reprints/jdm15923a.pdf

Here is the list of 2016 (and previous) winners.
http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/


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Post 17656

Baron Grim

"With all due respect, it (the body) wasn’t going anywhere.”


Manchester photo shoot crew discover body in abandoned building, and continue shoot, finish, then go get (mediocre) pizza.

http://petapixel.com/2016/12/22/photo-crew-found-body-abandoned-warehouse-kept-shooting/


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Post 17657

Pastey

That's actually very typical of a lot of design agencies I've worked for. Totally self-centred.


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Post 17658

ITIWBS

Incredibly, this one seems to be panning out.

http://www.i4u.com/2016/12/118979/china-claims-successful-testing-em-drive-space

http://sputniknews.com/science/201612211048838113-china-emdrive/ (type in 's' after "http" for Pliny)

http://www.spacedaily.com/m/reports/NASA_Confirms_Electromagnetic_Drive_Produces_Thrust_in_Vacuum_999.html

One can kind of picture it, cruising out in the trans-Neptunian void, in a range where super-conductives operate spontaneously, with an essentially frictionless supermagnetic phase shield operating against the relativistic ablative stress of an interstellar excursion doing fast flybys of Proxima and the Alpha Centauri AB systems.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/earth-mass-planet-proxima-centauri-habitable-space-science/

http://palereddot.org/ (type in 's' after "http" for Pliny)

I've a strong hunch that Centauri AB will be dominated by La Grangian orbital mechanics and that something rather spectacular can be expected in the Centauri AB L4 and L5 orbits.


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Post 17659

Icy North

American former newspaper editor and pro-gun lobbyist is accidentally shot in his own home by a teenager who he is showing a handgun to:

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/12/29/portland-press-herald-columnist-m-d-harmon-killed-in-gun-accident-police-say/


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Post 17660

Icy North


World’s oldest killer whale dies, at an estimated age of 100:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38496164

According to Wikipedia:

Captain Pidcock of Ocean Ecoventures Whale Watching said "[...] it’s mind-blowing to think that this whale is over 100 years old. She was born before the Titanic went down. Can you imagine the things she’s seen in her lifetime?



Come on Captain Pidcock, she’s seen a lot of fish in her lifetime - that’s about it. She didn't play a pivotal role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, nor witness the release of Nelson Mandela. Neither was she in the stands last year as Leicester City won the Premier League.

But I'm sensing a meme here.


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