New Monkey Discovered!

Scientists are claiming they have discovered a new species of monkey living in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo — an animal well-known to local hunters but until now, unknown to the outside world. In a paper published in the open-access journal Plos One, the scientists describe the new species that they call Cercopithecus Lomamiensis, known locally as the Lesula, whose home is deep in central DR Congo’s Lomami forest basin. The scientists say it is only the second discovery of a monkey species in 28 years. In an age where so much of the earth’s surface has been photographed, digitized, and placed on a searchable map on the web discoveries like this one by a group of American scientists this seem a throwback to another time.” w/ photos

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How To Make Red Hot Pepper Jelly

Our recipe for Red Hot Pepper Jelly that follows has five simple ingredients, a couple of easy steps and needs no special equipment. It uses the natural pectin of apples to set the jelly, rather than calling for commercial pectin. However, the jelly is deliciously knock-your-socks-off hot and would probably come with several warnings were it to be sold in American stores. If you’re looking for more moderate heat, do adjust the amounts of hot and sweet peppers that you use. But if, like us, you’re the ‘Bring it on!’ type, we reckon that you will never go back to a store-bought jar after trying this spirited adaptation.” w/ photos

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The First Color Moving Pictures!

“On discovering the film, Michael Harvey, Curator of Cinematography at the National Media Museum, worked with film archive experts Brian Pritchard and David Cleveland to reconstruct the moving footage in color following the precise method laid out in Lee and Turner’s 1899 patent. They turned to experts at the BFI National Archive who were able to undertake the delicate work of transforming the film material into digital files, and so the team were able to watch these vivid color moving pictures for the first time, over one hundred years since they had been made.”

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The Parent Rap

“This makes me happy that I will never breed.” — j0anna1337

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Top 10 Video Game Franchises

“Let’s face it. Every gamers have played at least five of the highly-acclaimed and massively popular video game franchises. Such franchises are in fact the cornerstone of the gaming industry. Many games in the market we enjoy are either sequels, prequels or spin-offs and they actually never fail to take the market by storm. With the introduction of new platforms and mixing genres, it seems that there will be an endless flow of new entries to series in all shapes and sizes. While we, as gamers, definitely enjoy entirely new games. However, a combination of something new and something familiar at the same time gives us the most involving and moving gaming experiences we have encountered. We have compiled a list of top 10 video game franchises we all love, and we know you love them too.” w/ photos

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