Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wastin' Away Again In Kushnerville

For every ten people hit by lightning, nine will survive. But what are the lasting effects of being exposed to hundreds of millions of volts?
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Morning · Tue, May 23
A SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM
'IT WAS LIKE I WAS IN A BUBBLE'
What It's Like To Be Struck By Lightning
digg.com
For every ten people hit by lightning, nine will survive. But what are the lasting effects of being exposed to hundreds of millions of volts?
PACKING A PUNCH
How Anker Is Beating Apple And Samsung At Their Own Accessory Game
theverge.com
Steven Yang and his team started a company with the sole purpose of selling a better third-party accessory. But they stumbled onto a more lucrative reality.
POUR ONE OUT
After You Die, Dissolve Yourself
bbc.co.uk
Up until now, the living had two ways to deal with the dead: bury them or burn them. Now, more and more are turning to a third option: dissoliution.
PROTECTION WE DIGG | SPONSORED
Do You Know If You Have Termites?
pestexterminator.com
Termites are sneaky little buggers that cause $5 billion in home damage every year. If you'd prefer your home not to get eaten to dust, we suggest getting it inspected. For free. Right now.
GEOGRAPHIC ANOMALIES
A REAL MI-GRAIN
The World Is Running Out Of Sand
newyorker.com
It's one of our most widely used natural resources, but it's scarcer than you think.
Mesmerizing GIFs Comparing Major Cities' Subway Maps With Their Actual Geography
digg.com
Turns out most cities aren't as geometrically tidy as their transportation departments want you to think!
BLIGHT HOUSE
Welcome To Kushnerville
propublica.org
Tenants in more than a dozen Baltimore-area rental complexes complain about a property owner who they say leaves their homes in disrepair, humiliates late-paying renters and often sues them when they try to move out. Few of them know that it's the president's son-in-law.
'WE HAVE NOT ERASED HISTORY'
The Mayor Of New Orleans' Remarkable Speech About The Removal Of Confederate Statues Is Worth Reading
pulsegulfcoast.com
"[A] friend asked me to consider these four monuments from the perspective of an African American mother or father trying to explain to their fifth grade daughter who Robert E. Lee is and why he stands atop of our beautiful city. Can you do it?"
VIDEO OF THE DAY
BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS IT
To Get A Sense Of How Fast Maglev Trains Travel, Watch This
digg.com
This video of two high-speed trains passing each other in Shanghai provides a visceral sense of what traveling at 268 miles per hour feels like.
IN THE NEWS
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Trump's Budget Proposal Targets Social Programs, Boosts Military Spending
Trump Asked Top Intelligence Officials To Push Back On FBI Investigation
Joss Whedon Will Replace Zack Snyder As 'Justice League' Director
DIGG PICKS
The Best Shorts To Own When It's Too Hot For Pants
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These shorts are way, way more than just pants that aren't very long.
If a little lightning strike would wake us up more than coffee, we're willing to try it.

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