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One of three shelves of cookies at Marks and Spencer in the UK. Wish I could have tried all of them!

* Mexican chipotle chilli & Ecuadorian dark chocolate
* Tropical fruit, nuts and dark chocolate chunk
* Belgian white chocolate
* Apple & coconut
* Stem ginger
* Pistachio & almond
* Cranberry & orange
* Triple choc chip
* Fruity flapjack
* Sultana
* Choc and nut
* Kitchen sink
* Oat
* Shortbread ginger
* Choc chip
* Jaffa (orange) cakes
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Jennifer Null. A real life Bobby Tables (https://xkcd.com/327/)
An unlucky few have names that can utterly confuse computers, and it makes their life online quite the headache. Why does it happen?
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Bike chain breaks at the start. Still wins the race...
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He is in a league by himself, literally the chainless league.
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Top 5 "Merry Christmas" States:
Georgia
Alabama
Kentucky
South Carolina
Louisiana

Top 5 “Happy Holidays” States:
California
New York
Illinois
Oregon
Massachusetts
Does your state say 'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays' more often? Find out with this map showing usage across the country. Where do you stand on this debate?
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Helpful advice from the UK government...

The following behaviours may indicate a young person is at risk of getting involved in cyber crime:
* Are they interested in coding?
* Do they have independent learning material on computing? 
The NCA's mission is to lead the UK's fight to cut serious and organised crime.
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I really think a single factor test would be easier to follow...
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Ever wonder why Europe wasn't devastated by new diseases brought back from the Americas? CGP Grey has a nice new video short based on Jared Diamond's book: Guns, Germs and Steel.

His explanation in brief is: almost no domesticable animals in the Americas -> far fewer large cities -> the Americas had no plagues

He also mentions an interesting tidbit: until the 1900s, large cities typically could not sustain their populations alone. Sanitation and health was so poor that death rates exceeded birth rates. Cities relied on newcomers to maintain or grow their populations. That seems plausible, but I wonder on what evidence it is based.
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A really neat photo of fluorescent bulbs powered just by the EM field created by overhead electric power lines.
Richard Box' artistic display of 1301 fluorescent bulbs lit by the overhead high-power lines -- just from the ambient energy surrounding the lines. Wireless transmission (intentional) and fluorescent bulbs were both invented by Nikola Tesla. The fluorescent bulbs of Richard Box's display, "planted" in the ground to pick up "waste emissions from the overhead power lines", are in effect acting as wireless transformers as well, providing a graphi...
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Fun with flags!
a project by ferdio
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Cafe Freud bar in Oxford. The building used to be a church. The main aisle is still present. The atmosphere is pretty unusual. Around midnight, the juxtaposition of holy architecture and intoxicated masses creates something akin to a parson's dystopian vision.

Shot of the interior: https://goo.gl/S9ZLXE
I'm very familiar with Freuds Cafe in Walton Street, Jericho, one of my first projects as an Architecture student back in 1988 was to spend a couple of weeks surveying and drawings the building including drawing large scale drawings of the column details. From Wikipedia : "The Freud café is housed in the former St Paul's Church, a Greek Revival building designed in 1836 by Henry Jones Underwood. The church was inspired by an outbreak of cholera ...
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Or an insight into ancient religious practices which encouraged intoxication in ritual...
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Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet.
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"Nearly half the 184 Georgians shot and killed by US police since 2010 were unarmed or shot in the back. About one in six were unarmed."
Explore reports and cases from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s year-long examination of police shootings in Georgia.
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The Flying Spaghetti Monster makes a cameo appearance in this BBC documentary on the history of the universe. Fast forward to 01:34 at: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gfgfq
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