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What’s with these invasive "crazy" worms and why can’t we get rid of them? "They reproduce without mating and are rapidly chewing through soil across the US. But there’s still a lot we don’t know about "jumping" worms." https://www.vox.com/2021/5/5/22408390/crazy-jumping-worms-invasive-earthworm-garden-soil

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Interesting, I hadn't known that earthworms weren't indigenous to the US to begin with.

 ‎· ronin
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@ronin: I think the only reason I knew was that there's a GIANT earthworm endemic to the prairie like area where I went to college, and it was almost wiped out. They've recently found living specimens in the wild, though, so it's thought to survive in spots where farming is less prevalent.

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Spoiler: They're from Dune.

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New Idaho law allows killing up to 90 percent of state’s wolves "The move could partially undo decades of efforts—which have cost taxpayers tens of millions—to recover wolves in the region." https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/idaho-bill-90-percent-of-wolves-to-be-killed

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F*ck the ranchers, seriously.

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RT @ronin: “Apparently phone scammers are coming back w/a vengeance. Got a call pretending to be Amazon saying that my MacBook Pro & AirPod order was ready to ship but needed verification.” https://twitter.com/ronin/status/1391883186020524043

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RT @ronin: “Geez, who the heck steals hitch covers right off of cars? Like really? Can’t even dish out <$10 for one?” https://twitter.com/ronin/status/1390052984478916609

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RT @ronin: “My first reaction was “Whhhhyyyyy….” But ok, I’ll at least try it. Annnd I think I’ll stick w/fruity flavors if I ever want non-standard Coke, thanks.” https://twitter.com/ronin/status/1388125894364078081

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RT @ronin: “Kit Kat be branching out w/their Japanese sake flavors. $11 though. Had to get a yuzu. 👍🏻” https://twitter.com/ronin/status/1375982620337651712

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I do like their flavored candy, but not sure about sake.

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RT @ronin: “. @instagram I didn’t notice until now but what happened to the selection of filters? Seem to be half of what there used to be…” https://twitter.com/ronin/status/1376217444033904644

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Sperm whales in 19th century shared ship attack information "Whalers’ logbooks show rapid drop in strike rate in north Pacific due to changes in cetacean behaviour" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/17/sperm-whales-in-19th-century-shared-ship-attack-information

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"Sperm whales learned how to avoid human attacks in the 19th century by sharing information about them with each other, a new study by the United Kingdom's Royal Study concluded, The Guardian reports. The authors analyzed newly digitized logbooks detailing whaling in the north Pacific during that time and discovered the strike rate of harpoons fell by 58 percent within five years. That suggests sperm whales, which are very social creatures, underwent a "cultural evolution" (the timeframe is far too short for genetic evolution, Hal Whitehead, one of the authors of the study said) by communicating with each other. Behavioral changes that allowed them to evade their human hunters included abandoning their normal defensive positions used against orcas, their only natural predator."

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RT @ronin: “I haven't listened to much heavy metal in years but these ladies can shred like nobody's business. Not surprised that they opened for Dragonforce during their UK tour. This and Winds of Transylvania, glorious.

LOVEBITES / Glory To The World [MUSIC VIDEO] https://t.co/E2lV3TEmykhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1365379491162435586 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wJtD2XEXH4

RT @ronin: “I haven't listened to much heavy metal in years but these ladies can shred like nobody's business. Not surprised that they opened for Dragonforce during their UK tour. This and Winds of Transylvania, glorious.

LOVEBITES / Glory To The World [MUSIC VIDEO] https://t.co/E2lV3TEmykhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1365379491162435586 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wJtD2XEXH4

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Their power thrash metal is just unrelenting, so darn good.

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So good. Made my week!

 ‎· Jennifer D. 1
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When Destinies Align is another great song. Their solo sections are just superb in each and every song.

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RT @ronin: “Been awhile since I’ve gotten more of these #GundamConverge figures. Apparently it’s their 10th anniversary so everything’s got gold. Still $$$ though for what they are.” https://twitter.com/ronin/status/1363601327809564677

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Daughter noticed a sleeping deer in our backyard one morning after a lighter snowstorm earlier this week. Turns out there were 3 of them hiding out amongst the evergreens. Kept an eye on them throughout the day and they pretty much stayed put for the entire day, only venturing away at dusk. Then they got spooked by our rear neighbor returning from somewhere so hid in our bamboo patch until it got dark. They were gone the next day. https://www.flickr.com/photos/saeba/shares/czjE23

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We have a few indentations in our back trees indicating deer snoozing. I’ve seen them once & spouse saw them another time. (about 1/4 acre of trees abutting other neighbors’ 1/4 acre of trees, so lots of trees).

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask 2
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RT @ronin: “頑張ろう
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Couldn’t resist @44progloves holiday sale so decided to check out what a Japanese style glove would be like. Decided to go with a more subdued look this time so kept it around one base color. However, their tan leather is actually darker than it appears in their glove builder so there isn’t as big of a brightness difference between their tan & oiled chestnut as I was expecting. It’s more of a difference in shade/coloration. Now to go over it with some glove oil to see how that affects the colors and start the break in process. 👍🏻

https://t.co/qpyfNwbbxIhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1359201899262656514

RT @ronin: “頑張ろう
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Couldn’t resist @44progloves holiday sale so decided to check out what a Japanese style glove would be like. Decided to go with a more subdued look this time so kept it around one base color. However, their tan leather is actually darker than it appears in their glove builder so there isn’t as big of a brightness difference between their tan & oiled chestnut as I was expecting. It’s more of a difference in shade/coloration. Now to go over it with some glove oil to see how that affects the colors and start the break in process. 👍🏻

https://t.co/qpyfNwbbxIhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1359201899262656514

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What sounded like an avalanche outside the house before. Guess we won’t be using our back deck anytime soon.

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Oof!

 ‎· bentley
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At least your roof is clear?

 ‎· Hey, it's CAJ!
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We keep having to replace our table cover every few years cause of this.

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RT @ronin: “Now I’ve seen everything. 😳 https://t.co/5qeqPH5mYAhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1356004976582127624

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RT @ronin: “Pre-pandemic I would’ve taken this for a way early April Fool’s release. #razer https://t.co/HIvrMSwnfFhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1349150909494943746

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It’s Been A Year. White People Can’t Blame China Anymore "You dumbasses own this pandemic now" (by Indi Samarajiva) https://indica.medium.com/its-been-a-year-white-people-can-t-blame-china-anymore-878d9f2b4a34

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RT @ronin: “From a distance. Seems strange to not be in the city for over 9 months now. Wonder how long it will take for the amount of people in NYC daily to recover to pre-COVID levels. @ Liberty State Park https://t.co/feFPM7aXpKhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1348117073881407488

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Those are beautiful colors.

 ‎· bentley 2
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that is a lovely photo

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask 1
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RT @ronin: “Crimson city
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#NYC #Manhattan #cityscape #igers #igersnyc #ig_newyorkcity #WTC #sunset #abc7ny #nbc4ny #ig_sunset #igerssunset #NewYorkCity #NewYork #citysunset #instasunset @ Jersey City Waterfront https://t.co/nDTb410frZhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1348132258742472705

RT @ronin: “Crimson city
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#NYC #Manhattan #cityscape #igers #igersnyc #ig_newyorkcity #WTC #sunset #abc7ny #nbc4ny #ig_sunset #igerssunset #NewYorkCity #NewYork #citysunset #instasunset @ Jersey City Waterfront https://t.co/nDTb410frZhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1348132258742472705

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FB ads still continues to amuse. For those who want to look like an egg with a strip of seaweed.

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RT @ronin: “These two clowns provided some much needed respite from the absolutely infuriating events of the day. Although a somewhat peculiar way to start an otherwise tense point in the show. #TheMandalorian #Season1Episode8 #StormtrooperStereotypeshttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1347020403110256641

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Shunned, Shattered, Shamate: A New Film Spotlights China's Most Hated Subculture "Documentary “We Were Smart” sheds light on China’s urban-rural gulf through the shunned subculture of shamate, and its brutal takedown" https://radiichina.com/shamate-documentary/?fbclid=IwAR17LAUdpLoI0O4YKIuuywYMXBMnrgjM9j1O2OS2hLH0IzMehG-8G0IkAZ8

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RT @ronin: “Just posted a photo https://t.co/uHmcXXAmZ1https://twitter.com/ronin/status/1344778403354841088

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RT @ronin: “While scrolling through the newly appeared “Shop” section of the iOS FB app: electronics, computers, baseball stuff, clothes, sporting goods, Rite Aid, wait, WTF? 🤨😑🤦🏻‍♂️🙈” https://twitter.com/ronin/status/1341540043819761664

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And that's not the Rite Aid that I know of... Or maybe I just didn't know it well enough.

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RT @ronin: “ Winter green
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Whenever it snows we only need to glance at the bamboo patch in the back to see what type of snow we’re dealing with. If it’s still standing tall & fluffy like it was today, then it was just dry powder. If it’s crushed practically to the ground then it’s time to gear up for snow forts & snowball fights. 👍🏻 https://t.co/DykrTMzPo1https://twitter.com/ronin/status/1339823159902687233

RT @ronin: “ Winter green
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Whenever it snows we only need to glance at the bamboo patch in the back to see what type of snow we’re dealing with. If it’s still standing tall & fluffy like it was today, then it was just dry powder. If it’s crushed practically to the ground then it’s time to gear up for snow forts & snowball fights. 👍🏻 https://t.co/DykrTMzPo1https://twitter.com/ronin/status/1339823159902687233

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RT @ronin: “Beckoning
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#bamboo #bambooforest #path #sun #flare #outforawalk #rutgersgardens #igers #igersnj #nature #throughthefoliage #intotheforest #tiltshift @ Rutgers Gardens https://t.co/iIOUYSCJYuhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1338531170296983552

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#bamboo #bambooforest #path #sun #flare #outforawalk #rutgersgardens #igers #igersnj #nature #throughthefoliage #intotheforest #tiltshift @ Rutgers Gardens https://t.co/iIOUYSCJYuhttps://twitter.com/ronin/status/1338531170296983552

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