Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sarah's Scribbles

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Why Holding in a Sneeze Can Be Dangerous

Most researchers believe that sneezing helps clear irritants and things like viruses out of our systems by propelling them at around 100 miles-per-hour out of our noses and mouths.
 Sneezing might be a social cue to others that you’re sick and to stay away.
Past research also suggests that the blast of air created by sneezing signals the cilia in our noses to kick into overdrive and clear out mucus and irritants.
 Whatever the cause it’s best to let your sneezes out. Just try to do it politely.
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Funny Animals Experience Snow For The First Time





Bored Panda have compiled a hilarious list of animals experiencing snow for the very first time, and the looks on their faces say it all!

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"Take Me Home" - by Nair Archawattana




Take Me Home is a short and sweet CG film by Nair Archawattana and students from the Academy Of Arts University.

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Street Dog


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Social media ruined my brain


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Trump tries a new Google app.

By Jeremy Nguyen

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Edvard Munch’s Photography


Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) also took photographs.
This exhibition of images, prints, and films by painter emphasizes his experimentalism, examining his exploration of the camera as an expressive medium.

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Fran├žois Halard’s Polaroids of Italy

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Serenita Veneziana







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Party dishes from around the world, not served in any restaurant, made to surprise the guests .



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"Rainbow" Dinosaur


These days, a new feathered dinosaur may seem like just another addition to the growing catalog of these ancient beasts. But the latest fossil wasn’t just feathered, it was delightfully colorful.
Sublimely preserved, the critter ​was dubbed ​Caihong juji, which is Mandarin for “rainbow with a big crest,” in tribute to the microscopic structures in the fossil that suggest this Jurassic dino sported a coat of iridescent feathers, Michael Greshko reports for National Geographic.

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The Rescue


Photograph by Freya Dowson

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Maybe Rats Aren't to Blame for the Black Death


Rats have long been blamed for spreading the parasites that transmitted plague throughout medieval Europe and Asia, killing millions of people. Now, a provocative new study has modeled these long-ago outbreaks and suggests that the maligned rodents may not be the culprits after all.
 The study, published on Monday in the journal PNAS, instead points the finger at human parasites—such as fleas and body lice—for primarily spreading plague bacteria during the Second Pandemic, a series of devastating outbreaks that spanned from the 1300s to the early 1800s.
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Life is a series of disappearances.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

The Cranberries: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (RIP Dolores O'Riordan)



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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly aged 46


The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie. A statement from her publicist said: "The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. "No further details are available at this time." A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said the police were called to a hotel in Park Lane at 09:05 GMT on Monday, where "a woman in her mid-40s" was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is, at this stage, unexplained. Her publicist added: "Family members are devastated to hear the news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time."
 The Cranberries shot to international fame with their 1993 debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? and went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide.
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March of the Penguins





Model penguins have appeared in cities around the world as part of a new Greenpeace campaign that is aiming to turn a huge tract of the Antarctic Ocean into the world’s biggest wildlife reserve, protecting marine life and helping to fight climate change.
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If Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, politicians would denounce him


Today is the day American many politicians pretend to care about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, one of the wisest souls who attempted to save this sorry nation. Don’t fall for their scams.
By Steven W Thrasher
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Who the hell is this guy?



Well Syahril Ramadhan, who describes himself as a surreal photographer, is a photoshop master.

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Pain and Glory


Running a marathon is no small feat. It takes months of dedication and hours of literally pounding the pavement, often alone. In warmer weather, a runner is likely to be on the road so early that people are still heading home from the wild night before. But, for those that complete the grueling 26.2 miles, it’s hard to beat the sense of accomplishment they feel.
 Photographer Eddie Cohen shares a glimpse of this in his series Pain and Glory, in which he snapped pictures of NYC marathon runners before and after their race.

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