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Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

#MastoArt #CreativeToot #Lineart

Here's to automatic soap dispensers that take just long enough to respond that you figure it must be broken or out, so you'll use the other one, but as soon as you move your hand, it squirts soap on the floor.

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“Decentralize It” - Mozilla’s IRL Podcast interviews @Gargron about Mastodon, and others about Graphite docs, Civil, Maidsafe and others about #decentralization - irlpodcast.org/season4/episode

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Begonias are forest floor plants and some are highly specialised for low light conditions. In the darkest places, they have metallic blue leaves.

The colour comes from iridoplasts – a special type of chloroplast for capturing as much light as possible. They work by having many tiny surfaces which absorb light. An accidental side effect is that any light that reflects back gives the leaves an iridescent blue sheen.

A similar reflection effect causes the blue colour in Morpho butterfly wings.

I don't think they really need the key to all those different types of melons right now.

Burgers and chicken nuggets are the particle board of meat.

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Im losing my goddamn mind i just saw this in front of my car

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Also, it's right next to a flood control basin. That's... not a good place to have a sink hole.

I'm getting alerts from two cities on a road closure due to a sinkhole along the boundary between them

It's kind of amusing that each of them is giving a different set of cross-streets, because it's also the place where two grids meet. Gotta use the cross streets in *our* city for the notice!

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This US Department of Energy report literally includes fan art for Star Trek.

A clay tablet reveals:

1. How cleaners did laundry in ancient Mesopotamia.
2. The trope of customers who think they know how to do your job better than you do is really, really old.

atlasobscura.com/articles/at-t

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1999: Teenager sneaks outside home to drink alcohol

2009: Teenager sneaks outside home to smoke weed

2019: Teenager sneaks outside home to get measles vaccine

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The Opportunity rover’s final message from Mars was “My battery is low and it is getting dark.”
😭😭😭
NO I’M NOT CRYING OVER A SPACE ROBOT SHUT UP

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Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised

juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyri

Please reshare widely and **take action**. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.

This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.

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