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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

How to Name a Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda

quote [ Start with an ancestral ceremony for human babies. Then add 30,000 people who want to save the endangered, majestic primates. ]

Get gorilla with it
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 21 October 2019

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

quote [ Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into "smart spies." ]

"Alexa, play," who played me? (Me)
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 20 October 2019

The Quest for the Irish Atlantis Is a Thing

quote [ Every seven years, it emerged from the mist. The isle of “Hy-Brasil,” aka the ancient Irish Atlantis bound to the whims of the sea, revered by locals as the home of their pagan gods, or else, as the outpost of a lone magician and his castle – the rumour mill never stopped churning. ]

That gently float
From winter chill
To Hy-Brasil
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 19 October 2019

U.S. Military Will Stop Using Floppy Disks to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

quote [ The systems used to control the United States arsenal of nuclear weapons rely on outdated computers. But the Department of Defense is updating at least one part of the archaic technology—the floppy disk storage systems. ]

Shake that floppy disk
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [17 comments]

Friday, 18 October 2019

Massive tulip scam uncovered in Dutch flower markets, says growers' association

quote [ Millions of dollars worth of old tulip bulbs are being sold to tourists at the famous Amsterdam floating flower market, with almost none of them flowering. ]

Tip toe through the tulips With me
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+5 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [12 comments]

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Disposable Ships

quote [ Before the Industrial Revolution, the British shipbuilding industry was completely dependent on the countries around the Baltic Sea for timber and for other materials such as masts, tar and pitch needed to build ships. As a strong maritime nation, this frightful dependence on other countries for raw materials not only undermined Britain’s defense, it also worsened the growing trade deficit Britain had with the entire Baltic region ]

reached its destiny, no timber ships in sight
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:44amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Miracle Mike: The Story of the Chicken That Lived for 18 Months Without a Head

quote [ Mike the Headless Chicken (April 20, 1945 – March 17, 1947), also known as Miracle Mike, was a Wyandotte chicken that lived for 18 months after his head had been cut off. Although the story was thought by many to be a hoax, the bird’s owner took him to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to establish the facts. ]

They say the headless chickens are taking over
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Surf Like A Shark

quote [ That time the company behind the GameShark cheating device came up with a dial-up online service for the Nintendo 64. SharkWire strangely targeted 7-year-olds. ]

And served you television in a tyranny
[SFW] [games] [+3 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 14 October 2019

The 19th-Century Charts That Put the World's Waterfalls on One Impossible Landscape

quote [ Imagine the roar. ]

Something's going down like a waterfall
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:57amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Find Out Who’s Inside You

quote [ Our scientists have devised a test that will determine your South Park genealogy with perfect accuracy. ]

I'm down here in South Park
[SFW] [humor] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [4 comments]

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