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The white man was wearing shorts, shorts that ended high up on his legs and had no pockets. Underpants. “Where is his head?” “Fin-tsjem aotepetsj ara,” they said. ”It hangs in the house of Fin. And it looked so small, like the head of a child.”

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". . . AND STAY OUT!" An uncontacted tribe in the Amazon

Nolte: Disney's Big Gay, Green 'Strange World' Crashes at Box Office This is all headed in one direction: normalizing sex between adults and children. That sounds crazy, but look at what Disney’s doing today that sounded crazy five years ago. The endgame is making you feel like a bigot for not allowing a hairy drag queen to take your six-year-old son to bed.What else could the endgame be?And that’s probably not the endgame because there is never an endgame with the left. Just a slippery slope of unimagined depravities.

"Decolonizing" science – A once proud journal that was widely held to be the most prestigious in the world, Nature’s editors have decided that Western science is vastly overrated and should be “decolonized.”

The First Naked Kiss On Camera by Muybridge Fearing the couple's seven-month-old boy, Florado Helios Muybridge, was not of his blood, Eadweard Muybridge located Larykyns at a ranch near Calistoga, California. Muybridge introduced himself thus: "Good evening, Major, my name is Muybridge, and here's the answer to the letter you sent my wife." Muybridge aimed his Smith & Weston No. 2 six-shooter, fired once, and shot the man dead.

After a Decades-Long Ban, San Jose's Lowriders Are Ready to Cruise Again

Best Images of Europa in 20 Years Stir Prospect for Life Beyond Earth Europa was largely ignored during most missions to Jupiter until Voyager 2 revealed the crust of ice over its internal ocean made it the smoothest object in The Milky Way.

Displaying the Dead: The Musée Dupuytren Catalogue   Students, medics, linguists, and neuroscientists would travel to the city of lights in search of Louis Victor Leborgne. Not the actual Leborgne – he had died in 1861 – but his brain, which had been sealed in a glass jar, preserved in a fixative solution, and displayed on a shelf at eye level in this museum of anatomical pathology. A brain in a jar, you might think, looks like any other brain in a jar.

The Tanzmasken of Lavinia Schulz and Walter Holdt (ca. 1924)    Schulz and Holdt made these costumes for dancing; they performed under the name Die Maskentänzer (The Mask Dancers). The outfits are more sculpture than clothing, and they entirely swallow up the wearer. Some suggest a mongrel collision of characters -- a buggy-eyed insect meets a jester meets a bearded tomato--” and others allude to zippy motion, with eyeballs cartoonishly pulling off the face.

The Quest to Make Jellyfish Delicious

Ryōunkaku: Japan’s First Skyscraper |  The building was twelve floors tall, and all the floors had electric lighting. The Ryōunkaku was also the first building in Japan to have electric elevators, and there were two of it, each capable of carrying up to ten passengers. These elevators served the first through eighth floors, the first seven of which was occupied some forty stores selling luxury goods from around the world. On the eighth floor, was a spacious lounge, and adjacent to the lounge was a musical hall where Western music concerts were held, and an art exhibition space where photographs of geisha were displayed. The floors tenth, eleventh and twelfth had observation decks from which all of Tokyo could be seen, and on clear days, even Mount Fuji.

In 1923, thirty-three years after the tower was constructed, the Great Kanto earthquake struck Honshū, and the Ryōunkaku collapsed partially. What remained had to be demolished during clean up.

When Lethal Weapons Grew on Trees -  If it’s relatively easy to make lethal weapons, especially self-bows, why are we not plagued by waves of bow violence analog to gun violence? There’s a lot of unease about 3D-printed firearms and “ghost guns” (unregistered firearms built up from anonymous gun parts), but how is that different from entering a forest with bare hands and coming out with a weapon that could kill an elephant?

Whale watchers watched by whales

What If I’m Right? -  It’s hard to be sure what people are imagining about affirmative action. Most likely, they are largely ignorant of how large the racial gaps are at the high end and how hard colleges have been toiling to squeeze in more underqualified blacks for the past half century, with little success other than by simply putting a massive thumb on the scale for blacks.

PROJECT The Terayacht needs a Terashipyard: The construction of a similar sizes' vessel, involves the realization of a specific shipyard/dam infrastructure, that floods levitating the terayacht when it will be launched (Est 2033). The imagined Terashipyard infrastructure that is 650 meters wide and 600 meters long, providing direct access to the sea.

Robert Wadlow, The Tallest Person Man To Ever Live  Without modern medications to fight infection, Robert lived a short life and died at age 22 in sleep. However, he would have continued to live a bright future as a lawyer with medications. Before his funeral, he measured 8 feet and 11 inches tall. His body was stored inside a 10 feet casket that weighed 1,000 pounds. It took 18 strong men to lift and carry.

What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller | “Was he wearing glasses?” von Peij asked. “What kind of clothes was he wearing?” Their answer burned in his memory: The white man was wearing shorts, but shorts they’d never seen before and that you couldn’t buy in Asmat—shorts that ended high up on his legs and had no pockets. Underpants. Von Peij nodded. “Where is his head?” “Fin-tsjem aotepetsj ara,” they said. “It hangs in the house of Fin. And it looked so small, like the head of a child.”

A Railroad Strike Could Lead to a Literal Shitshow in NYC Across the city’s five boroughs, the bulk of the 2.4 million pounds of human waste produced daily ends up on a freight train going to a landfill. With the rail strike arriving as soon as Dec. 5, residents of the Big Apple may be in for an entirely undesired gift that keeps on giving: stalled freight containers filled with “biosolids,” the dehydrated and treated version of what is still very much poop.

The ghoulish exploitation of the Club Q shooting -   He could have wreaked even more carnage had it not been for the remarkable heroism of army veteran Richard Fierro, who pulled the scumbag to the floor by the back of the ludicrous body armour he was wearing, before doing this to his face. Fierro says he was helped by another punter, who kicked Aldrich’s rifle away from him, and by a drag queen, who proceeded to stiletto Aldrich in the head. I’m sure none of them will ever have to buy a drink in Colorado Springs again.

Concealed carry holder shoots would-be carjacker -  A short time after that attack, a man was found shot and killed inside a stolen Kia, about 2.5 miles away in Chatham. Police said, around 2:15 a.m. an unidentified man was found in the passenger seat of a stolen black Kia Rio near 80th Street and King Drive, with a gunshot wound to the head.

Horatio Robley, seated with his collection of severed heads

Mokomokai: Tattooed Maori Heads And The Musket Wars | In 1770, when HMB Endeavour captained by James Cook was in New Zealand, his botanist Joseph Banks came upon an elderly Maori on a canoe with three heads on board. Banks pressured the old man to part with his heads but the man hesitated, at which Banks threatened to cancel the barter for which the old man had come unless he was willing to sell his heads. Left with no choice, the Maori man was forced to sell the head of a 14-year old teenager in exchange for a pair of underwear. This was the first time a mokomokai came under the possession of a European, and no doubt the severed head must have aroused great interest when it was brought back to England. Over the years, more mokomokai were traded from the Maoris and these tattooed heads were sold as curios, artworks and as museum specimens which fetched high prices in Europe and America.

Lydia and Timothy Ridgeway, born in Oregon on October 31

Newborn twins born from embryos frozen 30 years ago -  "In a sense, they're our oldest children, even though they're our smallest children," Ridgeway added. The couple have four other children, ages 8,6,3, and almost 2. None of their other children were conceived via in vitro fertilization or donors.