Why Modern Society Would Appear Completely Dystopian To A Visitor From The Past

“Contemporary societies have their problems — there’s no question about it. But few would go so far as to say that we live in a global dystopia. Yet many of the changes that have unfolded over the years — developments that many of us would consider to be good things — would horrify our ancestors. Here are the many ways our world would appear completely dystopian to a visitor from the past. In this article, we focus a lot on specific examples of changes in the societies of North America, but comparable changes have occurred in many parts of the world.” w/ photos

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Why Defence Is Afraid Of Women Warriors

Secret Defence documents have revealed an extraordinary litany of reasons why it fears letting women fight in frontline combat roles – including increased sexual harassment, litigation, deaths and battlefield pregnancies. The concerns include ‘almost certain’ personal privacy problems while working with men, males trying to protect females in war zones and women being considered not ‘credible’ in combat. Serving female Defence personnel will be able to apply for new frontline combat roles within three months. But females outside the Army, Navy and Air Force will have to wait another three years before they can sign up. The Australian Defence Force implementation plan to open the remaining 7 per cent of combat roles to women also reveals some equipment and facilities will have to be tweaked for new female recruits.” w/ photo

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Deadly Mating

“For such a small creature, the diamondback caterpillar and moth can do major damage to a field of crops. But researchers have found a ingenious way to stop it.”

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Paragliding Above Extreme Desert Sands

“Watch as photographer George Steinmetz sails above the dunes of the world’s most extreme deserts in his paraglider and captures captivating images of the beautiful landscapes below.” — NatGeo

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Mr. Tea Infuser

Throw some tea in your trousers! Our Mr. Tea Infuser is fun and easy to use! He’s no fool! Mr. Tea is the perfect tea-time companion for your afternoon tea. Just load his little silicone pants with loose tea leaves, perch him in your cup, and watch him relax as he does all the work! Your orange pekoe will be perfect. Ahhhh, so relaxing. Mr. Tea is made of pure, food grade, flexible silicon rubber that can withstand temperatures from -22 degrees F to 450 degrees F. Mister Tea is versatile, durable and a great all-around performer!” w/ photo

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Top 14 Unique Water Towers From Around The World

“A water tower is an elevated structure supporting a watertank constructed at a height sufficient to pressurize a water supply system for the distribution of potable water. Many water towers were constructed during the Industrial Revolution; some are now considered architectural landmarks and monuments, and may not be demolished. Some are converted to apartments or exclusive penthouses… Here are the top 14 unique water towers from around the world.” w/ photos

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