Cycle-Ball World Cup

“It’s so weird when you never heard of something for which there’s already high trained professionals… I mean look at how they can shoot the ball using the wheel.” — SuperBarbaazul

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Del Nipplez – The Booby Handshake

“I had the most amazing time being a part of this music video! Worked with the most talented director & crew & cast! I can really see this giving everyone of all ages a new dance to dance at all their get togethers! And a great laugh and fun watching! Which we all can use a great laugh these days!” — Cindy Chase

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The Glowbelt


Glowbelt is the first in a new generation of wearable LED products keeping you safe at night. Compact, lightweight and bright, the belt pulls out from a small and attractive case and can be worn as a sash or belt allowing you to keep safety in your pocket or glovebox. Anyone on the road has the right to feel safe, whether it be on the roadside during a break down or while out walking the dog. Glowbelt makes you visible well before a car’s headlights illuminate you.” w/ photos + videos

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How Humans Have Changed In 100 Years


Humans are getting taller; they’re also fatter than ever and live longer than at any time in history. And all of these changes have occurred in the past 100 years, scientists say. So is evolution via natural selection at play here? Not in the sense of actual genetic changes, as one century is not enough time for such changes to occur, according to researchers. Most of the transformations that occur within such a short time period “are simply the developmental responses of organisms to changed conditions,” such as differences in nutrition, food distribution, health care and hygiene practices, said Stephen Stearn.” w/ photos

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Why Japanese Don’t Smell!

“WHAT! You mean I have to continue to wear deodorant even though I now live in this magical world of unicorns known as Japan where people suddenly lose their body odor as soon as they step off the plane?! LIES!!!” — Sharla in Japan

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Mamadou Diabate

“With his music, Mamadou Diabate carries the stories and traditions of his native Mali of West Africa. He is what the outside world call a “griot” and what his native people, the Manding, call a “jeli.” Mamadou is from a long line of jelis who perform at many rituals and celebrations in Mali, and with their artistry they traditionally have carried recent news as well as ancient history to far-flung listeners. Mamadou tells that all important events in Malian culture are marked by jeli performances, and the ritual significance of the performance is ultimately more important than the entertainment value of the music, although both are greatly appreciated.” — ListenForLife1

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New Online Tracking Is Virtually Impossible To Block


First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor’s Web browser to draw a hidden image. Because each computer draws the image slightly differently, the images can be used to assign each user’s device a number that uniquely identifies it. Like other tracking tools, canvas fingerprints are used to build profiles of users based on the websites they visit — profiles that shape which ads, news articles, or other types of content are displayed to them. But fingerprints are unusually hard to block: They can’t be prevented by using standard Web browser privacy settings or using anti-tracking tools such as AdBlock Plus.” w/ photos

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