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Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday links

How a group of neighbors created their own Internet service.

10 Star Wars Movie Scenes You've Never Seen.

From the archives, this must listen: woman calls radio show, rants about government encouraging (via crossing signs) deer to cross busy roads.

Did the CIA's Experiments With Psychedelic Drugs Unwittingly Create the Grateful Dead?

Why Midcentury Lawyers Spent 12 Years Arguing About Peanut Butter.

ICYMI, Wednesday's links are here, and include lots of Guy Fawkes Day stuff, why it's called "root beer", why you scratch an itch, and photos from the Paris department store where Nazi's shopped for stolen Jewish belongings.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Braveheart, updated

William Wallace (wiki), defeated by incremental loss of freedom:

via Bits and Pieces

Wednesday links

Happy Guy Fawkes Day (tomorrow, actually)! God preserved us from the "secret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish conspirators".

Why Do They Call It 'Root Beer?'

This Is Why You Scratch an Itch.

Inside the Paris Department Store where Nazis Shopped for Stolen Jewish Belongings.

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include the bug sex method of weather forecasting, bad dogs with guns, mice singing (but humans can't hear them), and the 75th anniversary of Fantasia.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Here's video of an elephant herd attacking a motorcycle

In Thailand  - here's an excerpt from the website of the poster, discussing the elephants on the road:
1. The road was built, elephants prefer to walk the easiest trails and road construction followed the same principle. So the road was built along the elephants migration route.
2. Because of the very successful protection efforts by the Forestry Department and later the Department of National Parks (DNP) the number of elephants at least doubled. (is is also happening in most other protected areas in Thailand.)
3. Khao Yai became very popular with tourists from Bangkok and elsewhere. Visitor numbers exploded to almost 1,5 million. As available area and food for the wildlife did not increase encounters of wildlife and humans became more frequent.
4. After many resorts and even a racetrack have been built in the Pak Chong area, the attitude of the visitors changed from people enjoying the cool weather and nature in general to people mistaking a national park for an amusement park. Noisy partying, littering and racing became the main features of Khao Yai National Park, especially on weekends.

Monday links

The world's largest tin soldier collection.

In the past five years, at least six Americans have been shot by bad dogs with guns.

Disney's "Fantasia" was released 75 years ago this month: It Was Initially a Critical and Box-Office Failure.

Here's How we Started Measuring the Oceans from Space.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include Halloween and daylight saving time stuff, how bird migration routes incorporate global wind patterns, how to become a stunt driver, why dogs tilt their heads, and why 'Mom' and 'Dad' sound similar in most languages.