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First things first
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Is salted caramel flavored everything a global thing now? I’ve always considered it the foodie equivalent of pumpkin spice. ‎· Anna C. ‎· 1
@acreech: I first noticed the salt caramel one the last time I was in AUS back in april. I don't know if this specific trend you're talking about is global, but on a general basis I can say that the US rarely get to keep their fads for themselves :) ‎· Eivind
The Danish world for cricket, fårekylling, means "danger chicken," and I think that is beautiful :)
What a strange name for a game ‎· Purple-striped Grabber ‎· 5
Sneks are danger noodles. ‎· Prompt hypercritical ‎· 2
@sorhed women, fire, and dangerous noodles ‎· Purple-striped Grabber
cricket is a strange game ‎· пустота и та не та
^ But does it ever involve chicken crossing the road? Dangerously perhaps? ‎· Стадо овец ‎· 1
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"Horn & Hardart was a food services company in the United States, noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City." ‎· Eivind
Looong, but very interesting: "The Making of an American Nazi" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/12/the-maki...
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"At times while tracking Anglin, I couldn’t help but feel that he was a method actor so committed and demented, on such a long and heavy trip, that he’d permanently lost himself in his role. I thought of a quote from Kurt Vonnegut: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” Like so many emotionally damaged young men, Anglin had chosen to be someone, or something, bigger than himself on the internet, something ferocious to cover up the frailty he couldn’t abide in himself. Fantasy overtook reality, and now he couldn’t escape. Who was he if not the king of the Nazi trolls?" ‎· Eivind
How the Zombie Fungus Takes Over Ants’ Bodies to Control Their Minds "The infamous parasite’s methods are more complex and more sinister than anyone suspected." (by Ed Yong) https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/how-the-z...
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"So what we have here is a hostile takeover of a uniquely malevolent kind. Enemy forces invading a host’s body and using that body like a walkie-talkie to communicate with each other and influence the brain from afar. Hughes thinks the fungus might also exert more direct control over the ant’s muscles, literally controlling them “as a puppeteer controls as a marionette doll.” Once an infection is underway, he says, the neurons in the ant’s body—the ones that give its brain control over its muscles—start to die. Hughes suspects that the fungus takes over. It effectively cuts the ant’s limbs off from its brain and inserts itself in place, releasing chemicals that force the muscles there to contract. If this is right, then the ant ends its life as a prisoner in its own body. Its brain is still in the driver’s seat, but the fungus has the wheel." ‎· Eivind ‎· 3
*shudder* ‎· Pixie ‎· 1
@pixie: The Creator has some 'splainin' to do :) ‎· Eivind ‎· 4
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"Iceland is Hot! tells the story of an African-American volcanologist who travels to Iceland to practice his craft, but fails to be taken seriously by the volcanological community there because of his inability to correctly pronounce fjord. Once ostracized, he correctly predicts the eruption of Mount Hekla and becomes a celebrated scientist, only to die of frostbite when he falls into a snowbank after being accidentally shot by his illegitimate son, Halldór, founder of the Reykjavik Crips, in a vicious sleigh-by shooting."
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"In response to ethno-sectarian war across the southern borders in Syria and Iraq, threats from jihadists and Kurdish militants, coup attempts and an ongoing state of emergency, an emotionally satisfying reinterpretation of Ottoman and Turkish history is gathering pace. Increasingly, media coverage and popular culture portrays Turkey as a civilisational state that must play an assertive regional and global role. In this narrative one name is particularly prominent: the hard-line Sultan Abdülhamid II, one of the last Ottoman leaders, who reigned in the twilight of the Empire, from 1876 to 1909." ‎· Eivind
Did the First Americans Arrive Via A Kelp Highway? http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2017/11/02/first...
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"Thanks to a growing body of archaeological and genetic evidence, researchers publishing today in Science say it’s increasingly likely that the first humans to arrive in the Americas followed a coastal route, making the most of marine resources on a “kelp highway” that spanned the edge of the north Pacific from Asia to North America. And they made this journey well before glaciers retreated to open the traditional Beringia overland route." ‎· Eivind
"To be clear, the kelp highway hypothesis is not new. It’s a 21st century tweak of a coastal migration theory that was around — and discounted — for much of the preceding century, when many in the field were all in on the Beringia overland idea. In 2007, archaeologist Jon Erlandson and colleagues, including marine ecologists, fleshed out the earlier idea of coastal migration by reconstructing the environment these early travelers would have encountered. About 16,000 years ago, someone traveling along the northern Pacific Ocean coastline eastward from Siberia would have encountered an essentially unobstructed route at sea level, with plenty of fish, shellfish, kelp, seabirds and other resources — and no dangerous open ocean. The specificity of the hypothesis, together with subsequent archaeological discoveries that defy the Beringia timeline, led more and more researchers to rethink whether they wanted to stay in the overland migration camp. What’s new about the kelp highway hypothesis, according to authors of today’s commentary, is that we’ve passed a tipping point, and that most of the field now believes the First Americans followed this Pacific Rim buffet all the way from Siberia to the North American coastline and beyond. As these earliest of Americans moved south into Central America, the marine ecosystem would have changed — no more kelp forests, but mangrove habitats instead, which offered different sustaining fare that the adaptable humans made use of." ‎· Eivind
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"The simple equation of manhood with boundless freedom is acutely embedded in who we are, and who we think we are; it is the background faith behind the supernatural belief in our invincibility and superiority as men and boys, with the world, including women and girls, as our play area for pleasure and power and privilege." ‎· Eivind
Last minute Halloween costume idea: Franz von Papen, the first idiot to try to harness Nazism to serve his own political ambitions
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Ad: #Zeitgeist ‎· Eivind
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“In 1982 the SED admitted that rock music did in fact exist”
― Alexandra Richie, Faust's Metropolis: A History of Berlin ‎· Eivind
(SED = The Socialist Unity Party of Germany) ‎· Eivind
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why not? ‎· aralık
My hypothesis at the time was that it's Apfelkorn, but the bottle is to small to fit the "korn" part. ‎· Eivind
Happy birthday, dear wife :)
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Celebrating with some proper German food for lunch :) ‎· Eivind
@eivind: must be crazy, wasting good beer like that ‎· MoTO Babycakes ‎· 1
A little timeout :)
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The last picture is the bathroom at Café do Brasil. The starry night covering the walls with Tellus hung above the door. ‎· Eivind ‎· 2
We're having a beautiful fall day today. White wine in the sun :)
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The age-old art of fishing with dolphins "In the Brazilian town of Laguna, dolphins and fishermen have a long tradition of working together to land the prize catch" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBy0SL5mS6w
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For generations man and dolphin have practiced cooperative fishing here. I just learned about it because of this article: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/science-sushi/2017/09/30/co... ‎· Eivind ‎· 2
This is pretty cool: "3D crosswalk in Ísafjörður helps slow down speeding motorists" http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/photos-video-3d-crosswalk-...
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Looks like a scene from the Twilight Zone... ‎· Halil
@app103: In our part of the wold zebra crossings work in general. Of course the actual belief that these are raised objects would not last, and maybe that could even be dangerous. For now this is just a cool thing they did in Iceland, and I think the normal respons is "hey, that's pretty cool." ‎· Eivind ‎· 3
23.4°C (74°F) in Reipå, Måløy in Nordland, just north of the Arctic circle, at 13:00 today.
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Runes! No, wait. It's wind direction arrows or something. Never mind. ‎· bentley ‎· 3
Aye. Phoenician winds, as we say, giving the bastards 10C more than us! ‎· Eivind ‎· 1
(The Runes are all over in the Nazi parade in Gothenburg.) ‎· Eivind
Are the glaciers melting? ‎· Ken Morley
@kjmorley: I would assume so. This seems rather warm for the area for any season. ‎· Eivind
The eight Atlantic essays that make up (most of) We Were Eight Years in Power, Ta-Nehisi Coates' latest book:
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"Berliners’ obedience to uniforms went to absurd lengths. In October 1906 a company of twenty soldiers commanded by a ‘captain’ arrived at Köpenick Station, marched to the town hall and occupied the building."
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"The ‘captain’ was in fact Wilhelm Voigt, an unemployed shoemaker and petty criminal who had purchased a musty old uniform in a second-hand shop, ordered a company of soldiers in the street to follow him – which they had done without question – and cheekily commanded the mayor to hand over the town funds ‘by the Order of His Imperial Highness’. The mayor may have had his doubts about this strange little man but the power of the uniform was too much. He handed over 4,000 marks – an enormous sum at the time. The ‘captain’ took it, marched his company out, and promptly disappeared. He was caught a few days later but when they heard about his prank Berliners laughed uproariously and even the Kaiser was amused enough to release him from prison after only two years. The soldiers who had been duped had all charges against them dropped because they had ‘unquestioningly obeyed the command of an officer’. The ‘Captain of Köpenick’ became a Berlin celebrity: Die Welt am Montag published a long interview with him; he entertained audiences in an arcade on Unter den Linden and sold his story on the new wax sound discs, some of which were found in a junk store in 1966 and given to the Köpenick Museum.44 Carl Zuckmayer wrote a play about him which was later made into a popular film. But however entertaining it was, the ‘Captain of Köpenick’ story exposed Berliners’ pathetic and widespread deference to authority on a scale unthinkable in any other European capital. By laughing at him Berliners were laughing at their own impotence." ‎· Eivind ‎· 4
Faust's Metropolis: A History of Berlin, by Alexandra Richie ‎· Eivind
@halil: That's the guy :) ‎· Eivind
We must never forget the centaur spare parts creature :)
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ahaha ‎· nestibör
A very interesting article on modern rentierism: No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/30/wealth-...
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"These days, politicians from the left to the right assume that most wealth is created at the top. By the visionaries, by the job creators, and by the people who have “made it”. By the go-getters oozing talent and entrepreneurialism that are helping to advance the whole world. Now, we may disagree about the extent to which success deserves to be rewarded – the philosophy of the left is that the strongest shoulders should bear the heaviest burden, while the right fears high taxes will blunt enterprise – but across the spectrum virtually all agree that wealth is created primarily at the top. So entrenched is this assumption that it’s even embedded in our language. When economists talk about “productivity”, what they really mean is the size of your paycheck. And when we use terms like “welfare state”, “redistribution” and “solidarity”, we’re implicitly subscribing to the view that there are two strata: the makers and the takers, the producers and the couch potatoes, the hardworking citizens – and everybody else. In reality, it is precisely the other way around. In reality, it is the waste collectors, the nurses, and the cleaners whose shoulders are supporting the apex of the pyramid. They are the true mechanism of social solidarity. Meanwhile, a growing share of those we hail as “successful” and “innovative” are earning their wealth at the expense of others. The people getting the biggest handouts are not down around the bottom, but at the very top. Yet their perilous dependence on others goes unseen. Almost no one talks about it. Even for politicians on the left, it’s a non-issue." ‎· Eivind
I don't always understand what my wife's talking about :)
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How British colonialism ruined a perfect cup of tea http://www.aljazeera.com/amp/indepth/opinion/british-colonial...
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"Let me be more specific: imagine a beautiful cup of tea. What is the first thing you notice about that cup of tea: Of course its splendidly ruby colour. That is the first law of tea that the British egregiously violate by drinking their tea in those silly cups that are not see-through. A proper cup of tea, as any civilised Indian, Iranian, Turk or central Asian can tell you, needs to be poured into a see-through cup. You start enjoying your tea by first looking at it, "drinking", as it were, its miraculously crimson colour. hen as you bring the see-through cup closer to your face to drink it rises the aroma (nose) and finally the taste (mouth) of the tea. Here comes the next calamity of the British, which is flooding their wretched tea with milk! What a total horror! Milk rudely destroys the delicately combined comportment of colour, aroma and taste of any decent tea all at the same time. The few precious words that my generous Al Jazeera editors afford me do not allow me to talk in detail about the most precious of all moments when you actually drink the tea in the company of a small piece of sugar cube you strategically place in the corner of your mouth for what we call dishlameh or ghand-pahlo, the exact antithesis of the criminal atrocity of the British saturating their tea with merciless spoons of sugar, poisoning the wretched tea they drink. The entire joy of drinking tea, as any Turk, Russian, Iranian, or Central Asian teahouse master will tell you is the exquisite delicacy of negotiating a peaceful, cooperative, and delightful coexistence between the bitterness of tea and the sweetness of sugar, diplomatically negotiated inside your mouth. Can you even imagine Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu, or Theresa May trying to grasp that sublime sense of peaceful coexistence between tea and a sugar cube conversing in your mouth? Of course not. Ask them what is dishlameh - it's Greek to them." ‎· Eivind ‎· 4
yaziyi cevirip bu ayki ot dergisine koymak lazim. ardindan caya 50 kurus zam. ‎· хадживезир ‎· 4
@hacivezirogullari: bukowski'nin de dediği gibi, çay içmek harareti alır, bol şans! ‎· carmen