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600-year-old New Jersey oak tree is dying | NJ.com - What is believed to be the oldest white oak tree in the country, one that has called Basking Ridge home for more than 600 years, is now dramatically showing signs of age and causing concern.
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This woman retired at 33 and is traveling the world without going broke - By the age of 33, most people are in the middle of their careers, buying homes, raising families and stashing money away for retirement — which is more than 30 years away. That is, unless you’re Anita Dhake, who retired from her law career at 33, packed up her stuff and started traveling the world. So far, she has visited countries like including China, Australia, Spain and Brazil, and doesn’t plan to stop until she has checked everything off her bucket list.
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UnterArt - Now or Never Dance in Seattle - YouTube - These two totally own dancing as far as I can see.
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Tickling - I see someone here has been busy.
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Scientists Discover What Meditation Does To Your Gut & Your Brain | Collective-Evolution - Numerous studies have indicated the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University.
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There's no way back for Britain, says 'sad' Merkel - The Local - Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the EU summit in Brussels late on Tuesday that she didn't see any way that the British decision to leave the EU could be reversed.
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Dinosaur eggs, meteorites, signs of an ancient civilisation: what are these giant balls? - Found 30 metres underground at a coal mine, they're dubbed 'Jurassic pearls' or the marbles of a Siberian colossus.
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Chinese company plans to gut New York's Waldorf Astoria and turn it into condos: Shanghaiist - A Chinese corporation, Anbang Insurance Group Co., is reportedly finalizing plans for an extensive overhaul that would shut New York's landmark Waldorf Astoria hotel in spring 2017 and convert up to two-thirds of its rooms into luxurious condominiums.
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Sell Your Soul on the Free Market %u2022 vox: During the 15-hour Senate filibuster on gun... - During the 15-hour Senate filibuster on gun control, there were 38 shootings that killed 12 people and injured 36 more across America.
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Guns out: Why the Army is poised to allow rolled sleeves for soldiers - The Washington Post - The practice was banned for years. Then there was a pilot program. The results were studied closely. And on Tuesday, the Army is expected to announce its big decision: Rolled sleeves on camouflage uniforms are now completely acceptable.
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The Billionaire Wig Costume Accessory Adult Mens Donald Trump Description - You may not be a billionaire, but now you can look like one. Slip on this entrepreneur Donald Trump wig and just like the Donald you'll want to say "You're fired!"
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Trump officially launches LyingCrookedHillary.com - So far, the website only has one lie listed.
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Parrot squawk 'evidence' in murder trial - BBC News - A prosecutor in Michigan is considering whether the squawkings of a foul-mouthed parrot may be used as evidence in a murder trial.Glenna Duram, 48, has been charged with murdering her husband, Martin, in front of the couple's pet in 2015.Relatives of the victim believe that the pet African Grey, named Bud, overheard the couple arguing and has been repeating their final words.
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Supreme Court Rules Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Conviction Enough to Lose 2nd Amendment - Washinton, D.C. – In the wake of the Orlando shooting, and renewed calls from Democrats for increased gun control measures, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a broad federal law that bans people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from owning a firearm.The law in question, Lautenberg Amendment, states that any person “who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” cannot purchase or receive a firearm.

Too little too late
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Brexit and Trump: Populism or Manipulation? - And the portions of the British electorate that voted most heavily in favor of leaving, including many of the less well educated and less well off, will feel some of the worst effects of non-membership. One of the first attention-getting voting results Thursday night came from Sunderland in what turned out to be a heavily pro-Brexit English northeast, notwithstanding that one of its biggest employers is a Nissan automobile factory that was built there because of its access to the EU market.

Stupidity squared
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Sartorial slip-up leads police to pipe bomb - The Local - A 27-year-old man from Dortmund was walking through Cologne’s Old Market with three companions at night when a police patrol noticed that he was wearing a “FCK CPS” (Fuck Cops) T-shirt, according to a police report.The man appeared nervous when he saw the police patrol and officers decided to search him. Upon examining his backpack, they discovered a plastic bag with an explosive device and a small amount of synthetic party drugs.
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This $15K Electric Motorcycle Made Me Love Riding in NYC - I’VE SPENT DECADES riding motorcycles, and have twisted the throttle of just about every type of street bike you can find. That includes electrics, from Zeros to Brammos, prototypes to production models. But finding a two-wheeled EV that feels “normal”—let alone great—after years of riding gasoline-powered bikes borders on miracle territory.
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World's longest and highest glass bridge has strength tested by hammers and an SUV: Shanghaiist - A few lucky visitors were given the chance to test the sturdiness of the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge by smashing it with a hammer. Soon after, for good measure, an SUV drove across to prove how much weight it can handle.
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America's Bible Belt states indulge in more online porn than other less religiou - A new study has found that US states with a higher degree of religiosity are more likely to be searching for sex on the web.
Researchers found that states identified as religiously conservative and politically conservative were indulging in more online pornography than other more liberal states.
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Spectacular architecture in China's largest ghost town - CNN.com - Once intended to accommodate over one million residents, the new town of Kangbashi in northern China is today home to just one-tenth of its projected population.
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The British are frantically Googling what the E.U. is, hours after voting to leave it - The Washington Post - The whole world is reeling after a milestone referendum in Britain to leave the European Union. And although leaders of the campaign to exit Europe are crowing over their victory, it seems many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for.
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cryptogon.com » While Brazil Was Eradicating Zika Mosquitoes, America Made Them Into Weapons - In the 1950s, while in South America military-like brigades were hunting down Aedes aegypti, in the United States, the Army was falling in love with the same mosquito.At Fort Detrick, the military’s biological weapons base in Maryland, in great secret, Army scientists were considering how fleas, grasshoppers, and mosquitoes might be deployed against the Communist threat. These insects were harder to protect against than gas— masks wouldn’t help. The threat they posed would last, as long as a population of insects remained alive. Plus, it would be very difficult to pin an insect-borne attack on the U.S.
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Scarfolk Council - Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever. "Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay." For more information please reread.
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The Never-Ending Religious Liberty Case Involving Steel Tires, Damaged Roads, and Mennonites - This has to be one of the strangest examples of religious freedom overtaking common sense that I’ve ever heard.
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China laughs at Britain's hope to negotiate quick free trade deal following Brexit: Shanghaiist - Following the United Kingdom's shock decision to leave the European Union after yesterday's referendum, hopes by Leave supporters for the swift establishment of new trade relations with China might prove to be nothing more than hot air.
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Trump-inspired Tennessee congressional candidate erects 'Make America White Again' billboard - Tennesse resident Rick Tyler, who is apparently running for Congress in Tennessee’s 3rd District, put up a hideous billboard that drew outrage from Tennessee residents like Amy Hines Woody, who shared a photo of the billboard, along with her disgust for the racist message:
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There's A Mysterious Sound Coming From The Caribbean That's So Loud It Can Be Heard From Space - In what sounds like a plot device from a science fiction movie involving sea monsters and aliens, a strange sound is coming out of the Caribbean Sea that’s so loud it can be detected from space.And it’s an A-flat.
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BibliOdyssey: The Theatre of Gunpowder - The images below come from an enormous hand-painted and hand-written gunsmithing and fireworks manuscript by Friedrich Meyer from 1594. 'BĂĽchsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch' is owned and hosted by BSB. It is one of the most comprehensive Early Modern tomes that I've seen on the broad subject of fireworks, encompassing as it does, in text and picture, the many facets of production and deployment of gunpowder and the pyrotechnical arts. The lack of web citations to this manuscript is presumably due to it's being a secondary compilation based on earlier works. There are two single full-page views below; the rest are mostly 2 or 4 pages spliced into single images, together with a couple of cropped miniatures. Background spots and staining have been mildly reduced.
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