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Well, I just found out the Bryan Cranston directed the “Work Bus” episode of The Office in season 9. So I can pretty much just call it a weekend right now.

Well, I just found out the Bryan Cranston directed the “Work Bus” episode of The Office in season 9. So I can pretty much just call it a weekend right now.

The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia

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For a while, the residents of Manitoba Colony thought demons were raping the town’s women. There was no other explanation. No way of explaining how a woman could wake up with blood and semen stains smeared across her sheets and no memory of the previous night. No way of explaining how another went to sleep clothed, only to wake up naked and covered by dirty fingerprints all over her body. No way to understand how another could dream of a man forcing himself onto her in a field—and then wake up the next morning with grass in her hair.

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Graphic: The Tattoo IndustryWith analysts questioning whether the popularity of tattoos has reached its peak, the National Post takes a look at the current state of the tattoo industry, who gets them, how they’ re applied and what to do when you want to get rid of them.

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Graphic: The Tattoo Industry
With analysts questioning whether the popularity of tattoos has reached its peak, the National Post takes a look at the current state of the tattoo industry, who gets them, how they’ re applied and what to do when you want to get rid of them.

From the don’t try this at home file

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These adrenaline junkies have take to highlining—or balancing on a thin nylon wire—for the next thrill: http://abcn.ws/147XaIG

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Egypt | August 14, 2013

1. A veiled protester confronts Egyptian security forces as they clear the smaller of the two sit-ins by supporters of Mohammed Morsi, near the Cairo University campus in Giza, Cairo. (AP Photo/Imad Abdul Rahman)

2. Egyptian security forces detain supporters of Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo’s Giza district. (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad)

3. Supporters of Mohammed Morsi burn tires during a clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo’s Mohandessin neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

4. An Egyptian security force escorts a woman with a child as the security forces clear a sit-in camp near Cairo University in Cairo’s Giza district. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

5. A police vehicle is pushed off of the 6th of October bridge by protesters close to the largest sit-in by supporters of  Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo.  (AP Photo/Sabry Khaled)

6. Egyptian security forces detain supporters of Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo’s Giza district. (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad)

7. Egyptian protesters shout against security forces during the clearing of one of the two sit-ins of Morsi supporters, at Nahda square, near Cairo University. (Ahmed Assadi/EPA)

8. A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi shows his hand as supporters clash with the Egyptian security forces in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

9. A protester comes out of a camp site as Egyptian security forces move in at Nahda Square, near Cairo University. (Gina Mohamed/EPA)

10. A handcuffed protester sits on the ground at a huge camp in Cairo’s Nahda Square. (Engy Emad/Xinhua/Corbis)

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Ten years after the massive North American blackout plunged millions into darkness, power grid more robust, but still vulnerable
The North American power grid has come a long way since a massive blackout plunged parts of Canada and eastern U.S. into darkness 10 years ago, but experts say the system is still vulnerable to cyber threats, human error and extreme weather.

The electrical failure — the worst in North America’s history — began when a tree branch touched a power line in Ohio and then spread through eight U.S. states and Ontario, affecting more than 50 million people. Some cities did not get their power restored for four days. (Photos: Peter J. Thompson / National Post; NOAA/Getty Images; AP Photo / Frank Franklin II)

For me, this was the second time I visited New York. I was thirteen years old and I spent the night in the hotel lobby with some of the best girls I ever knew. 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev friends plead not guilty to obstruction of justice

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Both Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov face up to 25 years in prison if convicted on both the obstruction and conspiracy charges they face.

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When James Harrison had chest surgery at age 13, he resolved to begin donating blood to help others in need. When he did so, doctors realized that he carries a rare immune globulin that can prevent unborn babies from suffering attacks by their mothers’ antibodies, a condition known as Rhesus disease.
In the 59 years since this was discovered, Harrison has given blood more than 1,000 times, an average of once every three weeks for five decades, and his donations have saved an estimated 2.4 million babies.
This has earned Harrison a spot in Guinness World Records. He calls this “the only record that I hope is broken.”

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When James Harrison had chest surgery at age 13, he resolved to begin donating blood to help others in need. When he did so, doctors realized that he carries a rare immune globulin that can prevent unborn babies from suffering attacks by their mothers’ antibodies, a condition known as Rhesus disease.

In the 59 years since this was discovered, Harrison has given blood more than 1,000 times, an average of once every three weeks for five decades, and his donations have saved an estimated 2.4 million babies.

This has earned Harrison a spot in Guinness World Records. He calls this “the only record that I hope is broken.”

fastcompany:

This tooth sensor knows if you’ve been overeating or smoking. 

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This tooth sensor knows if you’ve been overeating or smoking. 

alaskanbman:

The Arm of Liberty, 1876-1882

  ‘The arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty in Madison Square Park, New York. These portions of the Statue were exhibited to raise funds for the completion of the statue and its pedestal. The arm and torch remained in the park from 1876 until 1882.

‘Members of the public could pay fifty cents to climb to the balcony of the torch.’

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Make it rain, Jane Austen.

I saw this as I scrolled through and though, “No… is that REAL?!” Looks like it is! 
The head of the Bank of England explains, “Jane Austen certainly merits a place in the select group of historical figures to appear on our banknotes … Her novels have an enduring and universal appeal and she is recognized as one of the greatest writers in English literature.”
Paging @NPRBooks! —Sarah

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Make it rain, Jane Austen.

I saw this as I scrolled through and though, “No… is that REAL?!” Looks like it is! 

The head of the Bank of England explains, “Jane Austen certainly merits a place in the select group of historical figures to appear on our banknotes … Her novels have an enduring and universal appeal and she is recognized as one of the greatest writers in English literature.”

Paging @NPRBooks! —Sarah

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via Slate: The 7,000 streams that become the Mississippi River.

 A new online tool released by the Department of the Interior this week allows users to select any major stream and trace it up to its sources or down to its watershed. The above map, exported from the tool, highlights all the major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River, illustrating the river’s huge catchment area of approximately 1.15 million square miles, or 37 percent of the land area of the continental U.S. Use the tool to see where the streams around you are getting their water (and pollution).

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via Slate: The 7,000 streams that become the Mississippi River.

 A new online tool released by the Department of the Interior this week allows users to select any major stream and trace it up to its sources or down to its watershed. The above map, exported from the tool, highlights all the major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River, illustrating the river’s huge catchment area of approximately 1.15 million square miles, or 37 percent of the land area of the continental U.S. Use the tool to see where the streams around you are getting their water (and pollution).

Everything is ready on our side and the plane could take off tomorrow…Now we are only awaiting a response from the [Icelandic] government.
Wikileaks-allied businessman Olafur Sigurvinsson, on efforts to obtain political asylum for Edward Snowden. Apparently, Julian Assange and Sigurvinsson have contracted a plane to take Snowden from Hong Kong to Iceland. An Icelandic official confirmed that the country has had “informal talks” with a Snowden intermediary about the possibility of his asylum, but it’s uncertain if it will actually grant it to him. While the country has a reputation for housing whistleblowers and journalists, some suspect that the newly-formed conservative coalition in the government may not feel as bound by this tradition as its predecessors. source (via shortformblog)
Malala Yousufzai was discharged from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham as an inpatient yesterday. She will return regularly for appointments and again in late January/early February for surgery. 

Malala Yousufzai was discharged from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham as an inpatient yesterday. She will return regularly for appointments and again in late January/early February for surgery. 

How Pete Souza became President Obama’s secret weapon

Via The Washington Post