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Texas’ Wildfires – Alan Taylor – In Focus – The Atlantic

According to the Texas Forest Service, March 2011 was the state’s driest March on record, leaving it in extreme drought and fueling recent wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and burned more than one million acres over the past … Continue reading

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Man Unveils Interactive Toothpick Sculpture of San Francisco That Took 35 Years to Create

Artist Scott Weaver recently unveiled “Rolling Through the Bay,” a toothpick Rube Goldberg machine of the Bay Area. A product of 35 years of work and over 100,000 toothpicks, the piece can be explored via a number of ball runs … Continue reading

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The only difference between Glenn and Paul Revere…

“The only difference between Glenn and Paul Revere is that when Paul Revere told you the British were coming, they were, in fact, coming.” — Jon Stewart on Glenn Beck http://bit.ly/fno3B6

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Las Vegas

Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard to Las Vegas… – Hunter S. Thompson

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How Slavery Really Ended in America – NYTimes.com

On May 23, 1861, little more than a month into the Civil War, three young black men rowed across the James River in Virginia and claimed asylum in a Union-held citadel. Fort Monroe, Va., a fishhook-shaped spit of land near … Continue reading

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Scott Adams Blog: Charlie Sheen 03/01/2011

Like many of you, I’ve been watching his crazy-talk interviews and reading about his unusual life choices. I’m not embarrassed to say I’m fascinated by it all.  But the thing that interests me the most is the intersection between honesty … Continue reading

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Hiroshima and a Tsunami

Sendai 2011. Hiroshima in 1945. I never would have thought a tsunami could be so powerful.  

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ABC News – Japan Earthquake: before and after

Aerial photos taken over Japan have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses. via abc.net.au Unreal.

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Detroit in ruins | The Observer

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre’s extraordinary photographs documenting the dramatic decline of a major American city. via guardian.co.uk Amazing to think this is an inhabited American City.

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A Mystery: Why Can’t We Walk Straight? on Vimeo

Try as you might, you can’t walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you’re walking straight, but as NPR’s Robert Krulwich reports, a map of your route would … Continue reading

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