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drb March 5th, 2013 by Stranger to the World

Magnificent Pangolin: Scaled, "Precise" Animal

“QUANTUM SHOT” #813 Link – article by Avi Abrams In a hole in the ground there lived a… pangolin. Here at Dark Roasted Blend, we love pangolins. These are spectacularly strange, wildly fascinating creatures that combine traits of many diverse animals. Endangered, genetically unique and intrinsically awesome, this animal is [...]

Magnificent Pangolin: Scaled, "Precise" Animal

“QUANTUM SHOT” #813 Link – article by Avi Abrams In a hole in the ground there lived a… pangolin. Here at Dark Roasted Blend, we love pangolins. These are spectacularly strange, wildly fascinating creatures that combine traits of many diverse animals. Endangered, g[...]

Magnificent Pangolin: Scaled, "Precise" Animal

“QUANTUM SHOT” #813 Link – article by Avi Abrams In a hole in the ground there lived a… pangolin. Here at Dark Roasted Blend, we love pangolins. These are spectacularly strange, wildly fascinating creatures that combine traits of many diverse animals. Endangered, g[...]

Meerkat Matriarchs Are Selfish Street Crossers

Why did the meerkat cross the road? To get to the other side. How did the meerkat cross the road? Like a chicken. [...]

The Missing Links: The McHula Pineapple Burger That Almost Was

A Real Fishtale The McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish was created by a desperate restaurant owner who thought it was a better idea than a pineapple hamburger. * A Brilliant Cover For A Brilliant Book This version of Fahrenheit 451 has a really (match) striking cover. * Adopt Ben Franklin’s Morning Routine[...]

Lost in Transit: 5 Unseen Parts of NYC’s Subway System

First opened on October 27, 1904, the New York City Subway System now has more than 400 stations over the course of 842 miles of track. As one of the world’s oldest underground systems, things have changed since its grand opening more than a century ago. [...]

13 Life-Changing (or not) Flowcharts

Flowcharts can be good for any kind of decision-making process, like figuring out where your life went wrong and whether you are even qualified to use a flowchart. If you are, then enjoy this latest round of creative charts from all over. 1. Are You Good at Following Flowcharts? Flowcharts are[...]

The Earliest Electric Vehicle Adopters: Women in Corsets

Electric vehicles are getting a lot of press these days. While these things appeal to tree-huggers and tech geeks alike, there were even earlier early adopters: the rich urban ladies of the early twentieth century. [...]

Nail Clipping in Space

How do you clip your nails in space? Short answer: very carefully! (Stray bits of material floating around your space vessel can be a problem.) In this video shot on the International Space Station, Commander Chris Hadfield shows us how he solved the problem. (Bonus space fun: keep an eye on his wat[...]

What’s the Difference between Churches, Chapels, and Cathedrals?

For every world religion, there is a place to worship. For Christianity, there are a confusing variety of names for these places, which are frequently—but incorrectly—used interchangeably. Church, chapel, and cathedral are the trio of terms most commonly used to denote a religious space, but how[...]