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Quick reminder that we think of ancient Greek sculpture and architecture as being white and undecorated and austere not because they were intended that way but because over the course of two thousand years the paint wore off

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Did you like The Revolution, Brought to You By Nike? Get ready for my novel America, Inc., coming this summer! It's about a corporation running for president of the United States.

...And that's the good guys. amzn.to/2unpEb4

Um... Not sure this weather is really ideal for a picnic, but ok...

A new (or at least previously unrecorded) type of aurora has been identified, one that looks more like rippling sand dunes than the vertical curtains of light usually seen.

The current hypothesis is that it occurs when an atmospheric wave gets trapped in layers of the mesosphere, causing it to propagate horizontally, and that wave intersects with the charged particles that produce an aurora.

syfy.com/syfywire/citizen-scie

atlasobscura.com/articles/new-

...if pogs are coming back, Disney needs to do some Star Wars ones just so they can have PORG POGS

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Having a slow day at work and reading about the history of people thinking they can square the circle

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Photographs of derelict buildings being reclaimed by nature by a Paris-based photographer named Jonk.

They're part of a collection called Naturalia: Chronicle of Contemporary Ruins
jonk-photography.com/naturalia

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The Dnieper River in Ukraine, photographed from orbit by Tim Kopra aboard the International Space Station

I regret to report that as of last summer, there is just NO PHO KING WAY. 

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Minor injury 

Minor injury 

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It came from the 90s!

Not just the design...but they're off-brand *pogs*.

Spotted at Target yesterday.

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Neighbor kid has been learning to play Bohemian Rhapsody on piano for the last couple of...months, now that I think about it. Lately her brother has started singing along. He...doesn't have Freddie Mercury's range.

(To be fair, not many people do.)

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The oldest seed ever germinated was a 2000 year old Judean date palm seed, found in an archaeological site near the Dead Sea. These trees were previously extinct since the 6th century, but this one, named Methusalah (obvs), is still thriving as far as I know!

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Spam subject: "Attention My Dear Email Id Owner" - I love it when businesses put in the effort for that personal touch.

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