Monday, December 26, 2016

You Can Live This Time, Sean Bean

More than 20,000 villages lie abandoned in Russia. Meet the inhabitants who stayed behind.
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RAREFIED AIRS
LEFT BEHIND IN KOSTROMA
Russia's Desert
roadsandkingdoms.com
More than 20,000 villages lie abandoned in Russia. Meet the inhabitants who stayed behind.
IT'S DR MANHATTAN'S HAPPY PLACE
The Argument Against Terraforming Mars
cosmos.nautil.us
We have ethical and aesthetic reasons to leave Mars alone.
EVERY DAY IS DERBY DAY
The World's Smallest Soccer League
nytimes.com
On the island of St. Mary's, off the coast of England, it is the same every week: the same field, the same changing rooms, the same teammates and the same opponents.
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The Best Way You're Not Using Your iPad
duetdisplay.com
Duet Display lets you easily sync up your iPad as a second display. And twice the screen space means twice the productivity. Just duet. (You know you want to.)
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?
GOOD NEWS EVERYONE
WATCH: 'Fan-O-Rama,' The Live Action Version Of 'Futurama' Is Finally Here
digg.com
And the sheer level of detail in its background, costumes and characters is phenomenal, if not also occasionally creepy.
UNNERVING EXPLOITS
Actresses, Amphetamines, And Old Hollywood's Exploitation Scheme
timeline.com
A teenaged Judy Garland, for instance, worked six days per week, sometimes 18-hour shifts of constant singing and dancing to pump out as many movies as possible. To keep her energy up and force her weight down, studios plied her with "pep pills," amphetamine uppers to keep her perky and alert all day. When she couldn't sleep, they supplied sleeping pills.
EVERYBODY HURTS HURT
Which Actor Dies The Most On Screen? It's Surprisingly Not Sean Bean
slashfilm.com
One does not simply assume that he is the actor who has died the most in film and television. In fact, there are a few actors who came out above him when one dedicated cinephile decided to find out which actor has died the most on screen.
THAT SPECIAL SOMETHING
FRUIT OF OUR HATRED
How — And Why — Did Fruitcake Become A Slur?
food52.com
These plummy, sodden mounds of dough — suffused with red and green glacé cherries, edged with spices and rum, and topped with skinny sliced almonds — have been reviled by most Americans for decades. But not all of us.
THAT STICKY ICKY
The Secret Recipe For Scotch Magic Tape
wired.com
3M keeps a tight seal on the recipe for its sandwich of polymers and chemicals. So we did our own research on what likely makes the tape stick.
READY TO LAUNCH A SMEAR CAMPAIGN
Peanut Butter Execs Were Comically Concerned About 'Aggressive' Almond Butter
motherboard.vice.com
"The Almond Board was present and very aggressive," the minutes read. "It appears that they are looking to take over the spread category as well as ingredients."
VIDEO OF THE DAY
THE WORLD: NOT ACTUALLY ENDING
Don't Worry, This Isn't A Massive Tsunami About To Destroy Minnesota
digg.com
Despite appearing to be something straight out of a disaster movie, this menacing thing hanging over Lake Superior is actually a harmless natural phenomenon called sea smoke, which forms when cold air moves over warmer water.
IN THE NEWS
Pop Superstar George Michael Passes Away At 53
92 Dead After Russian Military Plane Carrying Choir Crashes En Route To Syria, Wreckage Found In Black Sea
Source Says The Queen Backed Brexit
Hacked Sony Music Accounts Spread False News Of Britney Spears' Death
Trump Communication Director Pick Backs Out Of Role After Affair Allegations
That's a wrap, folks. Go enjoy your gift haul.

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