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Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

From International Business Times: Two Japanese citizens carrying $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds were detained last week by Italy’s financial police at Chiasso (40km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland, an Italian daily said Wednesday. According to the report, they include 249 U.S. Treasury bonds each worth $500 million, plus 10(…)

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Puppies and Flowers : Polar Bear in the arctic wonders “what for lunch?”

Puppies and Flowers : Polar Bear in the arctic wonders “what for lunch?”

A group of wildlife enthusiasts were looking forward to their lunch during an expedition to the Arctic island of Svalbard. But they soon discovered a hungry polar bear was also rather keen to try their cauliflower soup. The giant predator poked his head through the open porthole into the kitchen of the ship, which had(…)

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Puppies and Flowers : “Everybody must get stoned” or “How catnip gets cats high…”

Puppies and Flowers : “Everybody must get stoned” or “How catnip gets cats high…”

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1 million fps Slow Motion video of bullet impacts

1 million fps Slow Motion video of bullet impacts

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Troy Davis: Making the invisible visible — Amnesty International lenticular fence posters

Troy Davis: Making the invisible visible — Amnesty International lenticular fence posters

Troy Davis: Making the invisible visible from Amnesty International on Vimeo.

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Omnibus – Oscar Wilde (1997)

Omnibus – Oscar Wilde (1997)

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This is what happens when you record a planes propellers with a cell phone

This is what happens when you record a planes propellers with a cell phone

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“Wankin’ Bankers” — How does Ireland, a country of 3 million people, rack up a debt of $115 billion? (NSFW language)

“Wankin’ Bankers” — How does Ireland, a country of 3 million people, rack up a debt of $115 billion? (NSFW language)

Thanks Chris C.

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Google map of medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco and Oakland

Google map of medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco and Oakland

80% are within a mile of my place, woo hoo! Link

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Do BIG Cats like catnip?

Do BIG Cats like catnip?

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Abbey Road — The Crossing Live Web Cam. Brilliant!

Abbey Road — The Crossing Live Web Cam. Brilliant!

Link to Abbey Road live web cam.

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MIT software program decodes “lost” languages…

MIT software program decodes “lost” languages…

From Nat Geo: A new computer program has quickly deciphered a written language last used in Biblical times—possibly opening the door to “resurrecting” ancient texts that are no longer understood, scientists announced last week. Created by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the program automatically translates written Ugaritic, which consists of dots and(…)

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Very Cool Nike Digital Pinball Machine

Very Cool Nike Digital Pinball Machine

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Cern pop-up book — ‘Voyage to the heart of matter’

Cern pop-up book — ‘Voyage to the heart of matter’

Link to The Atlas Experiment. Previous similar posts: Book sculptures by Nicholas Jones 2 excellent pop-up books Cute interactive piece to promote J. Otto Seibold’s pop-up book, “Alice in Wonderland.”

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Sen. Levin Grills Goldman Sachs Exec On “Shi**y Deal” E-mail

Sen. Levin Grills Goldman Sachs Exec On “Shi**y Deal” E-mail

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Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements

Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements

This image is a “balloon race”. The higher a bubble, the greater the evidence for its effectiveness. But the supplements are only effective for the conditions listed inside the bubble. You might also see multiple bubbles for certain supps. These is because some supps affect a range of conditions, but the evidence quality varies from(…)

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Monopoly goes circular and does away with cash…

Monopoly goes circular and does away with cash…

From Pocket Lint: Monopoly owners Hasbro will be launching a circular version of the board game to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its creation the company has announced at this year’s Toy Fair. The game, which stays the same when it comes to gameplay, will involve players moving around the board as if it were(…)

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Famous Literary Drunks & Addicts — A Life Magazine Photo Gallery

UPDATED: This link still works and identifies the writers and their abused substance(s) of choice. Via Boing Boing

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