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"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the wheel, New York, wars and so on – whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man – for precisely the same reasons."

- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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kqedscience:

Fist Bumps Pass Along Fewer Germs Than Handshakes

A few weeks ago, we took a look at nonverbal greetings around the world. In Japan, they bow. Ethiopian men touch shoulders. And some in the Democratic Republic of the Congo do a type of head knock.

But the American fist bump stood apart from the rest.

Knocking knuckles was the only greeting we could find that signaled both victory and equality; neither bumper has the upper hand, so to speak.

But of many of our readers pointed out that bumping fists may have another superior quality: it’s cleaner than a traditional handshake.

Now scientists in Wales have confirmed what these astute reader’s already knew. You’re much less likely to pass along bacteria when you bump fists than shake hands or high-five, biologists reportedMonday in the American Journal of Infection Control.”

Learn more from NPR.

That is why I got into them.

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xombiedirge:

Pukey Luke by Jason Chalker / Tumblr / Store

Part f the “Children from the 80’s" art show, opening August 1st, 2014, at Guzu Gallery / Twitter. 

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sirmitchell:

"Tree Hugger"
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humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Change your mind about something significant every day."

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aaltje-in-wonderland:

—Netflix would be by far the best dating site. “Here are 9 other singles in your area who have also watched Breaking Bad for 12 straight hours”

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"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"

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fangirlyfashionista:

soundlyawake:

mapsontheweb:

Percent of each state’s/province’s population living in each state’s/province’s largest Metro Area

NJ WINS (or loses?)

101.5%? How the fuck does that work?

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (Metro) are Federal destinations and can cross state boundaries. Many cities can be part of a single one. If NYC in NY state included enough from NJ and CT, then the NYC could have a higher population than NY state.

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"During the packed panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the Saga writer noted that while today, Joss Whedon and George R.R. Martin are considered cultural monsters for killing off beloved characters, death used to be a more common feature of popular fiction. One problem, he believes, is that too many characters live in the hands of corporations and are therefore considered too precious to kill. Vaughn feels that takes away one of the things that makes fiction so valuable."

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soul-raised-from-perdition:

I can’t stop laughing at this. 

there is not a single person who didnt think of this when first watching GoT

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dbareactions:

When I keep pestering the SAN admin about why he’s not following the vendor’s guidelines

dbareactions:

When I keep pestering the SAN admin about why he’s not following the vendor’s guidelines

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