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Stand Your Ground

We all have heard the terrible story of what happened between the young teen Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. How, initially, Zimmerman was set free because what he did was within the constraints of the law under the “Stand Your Ground” policy. It wasn’t until public outcry became so great that Zimmerman was again detained, [...]

Boom-boom Sirens

Photo: Aaron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post Most people pull over (safely, to the right and then stop) to let emergency vehicles pass, but not in Denver! Because too many Denver motorists refuse to yield, ambulances there have [...]

Pennsylvania Law Gags Doctors from Telling Patients Which Fracking Chemical is Making Them Sick

Toxic f racking chemicals that leached into the ground making you sick? Why that’s bad press for the oil industry! That’s why they came up with this ingenious (in an evil way) to deal [...]

Squirrel Ballerina

(Video Link) A ground squirrel named Richardson loves to slip into his tutu and dance to Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto. And he’s proud enough of his abilities to show them off on YouTube. -via WTF Japan Seriously

Brain Food

Sara Asnaghi made nine life-size human brains from different foods. This one is made from ground chili peppers, which is good, because having chili on your mind constantly is a respectable state of affairs. Link -via The Mary Sue

Knitted Zoopraxiscope Cap

In 1878, photographer Eadweard Muybridge settled a wager made on a widely-debated question: do all four hooves of a horse leave the ground when it runs? Muybridge set up a line of cameras, each of which was triggered when the horse ran into strings placed across its path. The resulting images settled the debate (all [...]

Ontario mystified by unexplained rumblings

Residents of Windsor have been experiencing strange vibrations in the ground for several months. Up until now little has been done to determine the ca…

Robotic High Speed Train that Looks like a Plane

A new high speed train being tested resembles more a plane. The new train doesn’t use tracks and actually flies slightly above the ground. See the link for videos. A ground-effect vehicle takes advantage of this fast-moving air and uses some stubby little wings to fly just above the ground, like a maglev without the mag. [...]

Did Neanderthals believe in an afterlife?

Burial ground believed to contain Neanderthal remains sheds light on their burial customs. While it’s often believed that Neanderthals were incapable …

Humans left trees 4.2 million years ago

It is thought that our distant ancestors started walking on the ground up to 4.2 million years ago. The timing of the switch suggests that it was infl…