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Camelburger and Fries to Go

Torontonians are getting an even more diverse taste of the exotic with eateries now offering everything from camel burgers to kangaroo meat. Whitehouse Meats in Toronto offers camel meat for home consumption. It’s a staple in many parts of the world including North Africa, the Middle East and parts of Europe. It’s touted as healthier […]

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Lightning

Even more terrified now. imgur: the simple image sharer.

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Major Scaled #2 : “Recovering My Religion”

Losing My Religion, “redone” in a major scale. Wow. Michael Stipe sounds delighted with his newfound atheism. via Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” on Vimeo.

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Lithopedion

The human body is a weird and fascinating thing. A lithopedion Ancient Greek: λίθος = stone; Ancient Greek: παιδός = child, or stone baby, is a rare phenomenon which occurs most commonly when a fetus dies during an abdominal pregnancy,[1] is too large to be reabsorbed by the body, and calcifies on the outside, shielding […]

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‘Potential cure for AIDS’

Possible cure for HIV discovered, which is mind blowing enough before I read how it works: Harrich’s gene therapy process involves adding a specifically designed HIV therapy agent to a culture of stem cells that causes these cells to become HIV resistant. These mutated stem cells would then be returned to the body with the […]

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Pixellated Classics

Animated GIFs of some of my favourite movies. Fabulous. Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

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99% Invisible

A hard-to-impress friend posted about this blog the other day, so I knew it was had to be impressive.   Irregularly updated, but pretty fascinating.  I’ll have to check in on this one in the future. The Walled City gained a reputation as a sort of den of iniquity—there were high levels of prostitution, gambling, […]

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Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow Patterns

Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art. Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields! The geometric forms range in […]

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Tapetum lucidum

And now you know! Eyeshine is a visible effect of the tapetum lucidum. When light shines into the eye of an animal having a tapetum lucidum, the pupil appears to glow. Eyeshine can be seen in many animals, in nature and in flash photographs. In low light, a hand-held flashlight is sufficient to produce eyeshine […]

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Inside of a Shark

… it’s too dark to read. Luckily we have this fantastic documentary to enlighten us. A team of scientists dissects a Great White and give some fascinating facts about the much maligned White Death. I became a huge fan after watching this one, and have burned through most of the other episodes in this series. […]

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