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Saturday, 28 November 2020

Cold War Ghosts Under Sussex

quote [ Inside the Cuckfield ROC Post, and the abandoned underground radar base at RAF Wartling. ]

Right in the shadow of the cold war
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 27 November 2020

Smokin’ Cy DeVry Was the Original Tiger King

quote [ How a cigar-chomping, bear-wrestling bricklayer became the unlikeliest celebrity-influencer of the early 20th century...and changed zookeeping forever. ]

Hm, tiger, tiger, I feel for you
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 26 November 2020

My Hunt for the Original McDonald's French-Fry Recipe

quote [ Veteran line-cooks, experts, and die-hard fans tell the story of the fries that birthed an empire, then disappeared—until now. ]

Grey skies, and McDonald fries on your way home
[SFW] [food & drink] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:08amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Large Metal Monolith Mysteriously Appears In Remote Region Of Utah's Red Rock Country

quote [ Authorities do not know where the object came from or the intent behind it. ]

The Monolith begs to be chiseled, to be branded by thine hands, despite its apparent perfection. In its mystery lies the sin'

[SFW] [travel] [+3 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT] [13 comments]

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Which Animals Are Going Extinct? The 32 Closest Ones Are Often Overlooked

quote [ My quest to find the most endangered species revealed there are a LOT of species in big trouble — and the most famous ones aren’t the closest to the edge. ]

You were my most endangered species
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 23 November 2020

In 1843, Inventor Henry Cole Created the Very First Christmas Card

quote [ This is the world’s first commercial Christmas card. It was commissioned by Henry Cole in 1843. 1,000 of these Christmas cards were printed, and Cole used as many as he required before selling the rest for 6d (sixpence) each. This price that made them a luxury item, unavailable to the working class. ]

I love to see the pretty Christmas cards
[SFW] [history] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Rock Of Age$

quote [ Why the superfan will become ever more important to the music industry over time, or why $1,200 box sets exist despite appealing to only a few people. ]

It's all right here in my box set
[SFW] [music] [+2 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 21 November 2020

The Internet Archive is now preserving Flash games and animations

quote [ Early internet culture lives on ]

I like playing flash games
[SFW] [games] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 20 November 2020

The cost of convenience

quote [ South Korea’s Coupang promised to make e-commerce lightning fast. A Covid-19 outbreak at one of its warehouses shows that its workers paid the price. ]

Just victims of our own convenience
[SFW] [people] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Lawsuit: Tyson managers bet money on how many workers would contract COVID-19

quote [ A lawsuit claims that Tyson Foods ordered employees to work during the pandemic while managers privately wagered money on how many of them would contract COVID-19. ]

is you chicken like Tyson?
[SFW] [health] [+8 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [7 comments]

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