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National Geographic Has The Best Instagram Account Of All Time

June 13, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

At Lake View School, Rehema Hajji, nine, applies sunscreen to her younger sister, Fatuma, five, before they step into the sunlight. Sunscreen is expensive in sub-Saharan Africa, but nonprofit organizations, like Under the Same Sun, distribute it for free. Many people with albinism in Tanzania die of skin cancer before turning 40. . About one in 1,400 people in Tanzania is born with albinism and one in 17 carries the recessive gene. Its occurrence varies greatly throughout the world. In Europe and North America the rate is only one in 20,000. On the San Blas Archipelago off the Caribbean coast of Panama, the rate among the Guna people is a staggering one in 70.  Photo by @stephsinclairpix

 

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos

June 12, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Meanwhile in the UK… “Lord Buckethead” who ran against Theresa May

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Hot Teacher Arrested After Having Sex With Three Of Her Students

June 12, 2017 | 67 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

A North Carolina teacher was arrested and charged with sexual assault, after an investigation reportedly revealed sexual relationships with at least three of her male students.

Erin McAuliffe, a 25-year-old teacher at Rocky Mount Prep, has been under investigation since May 5, when local police were informed by administrators at the school of possible inappropriate conduct. Detectives spoke with numerous faculty members and students at the school, and eventually concluded McAuliffe had sexual contact with three different male students off-campus, aged 16, 17, and 17 years old respectively.

The school said Friday she was removed from the school on May 4 and fired on May 8, after school administrators learned about the accusations against her and reported them to police.

McCauliffe was charged with three counts of sexual activity with a student, and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. The former teacher was placed in Carteret County jail on $20,000 bond on Thursday, and court records show she posted bond Friday afternoon.

According to her resume, at Rocky Mount, McAuliffe taught math III, advanced functions and pre-calculus. She also offered “after-school tutoring to help struggling students improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”

McAuliffe also worked to “develop alternate enrichment activities and modifications in student programs to increase student understanding.”

I’m going to assume she got caught after one or all of the boys bragged to their friends about how they boned the math teacher and word got around the entire school. If you’re in high school and get a chance to smash a hot math teacher like this, keep your mouth shut and let others get a chance to get in on this action.

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Feed Your Brain With These Fascinating Facts

June 8, 2017 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Billy Joel never sells front row seats in order to see the real fans right in front of him. He gives them away to random people in the cheap seats so that front row isn’t always just wealthy people. 

We never sell front rows, we hold those tickets at just about every concert. For years, the scalpers got the tickets and would scalp the front row for ridiculous amounts of money. Our tickets are cheap, under $100, some in the $80s, the highest is about $150. I’d look down and see rich people sitting there, I call ’em “gold chainers.” Sitting there puffing on a cigar, “entertain me, piano man.” They don’t stand up, make noise, sit there with their bouffant haired girlfriend lookin’ like a big shot. I kinda got sick of that, who the hell are these people, where are the real fans? It turns out the real fans were always in the back of the room in the worst seats. We now hold those tickets, and I send my road crew out to the back of the room when the audience comes in and they get people from the worst seats and bring ’em in to the front rows. This way you’ve got people in the front row that are really happy to be there, real fans.

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

June 7, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

What’s it like to know you are going to die soon?

How does it feel to know you are dying? That is a difficult question, because the answer can be different from day to day or even from hour to hour. The feeling, range from denial, to fear, to guilt, to anger, to sadness and to acceptance. It is the same, I suppose, as any greiving process. You can’t work your way through one set of feelings and neatly move on to the next.

It is almost like being at the beach, standing in the water on a windy day. A wave comes at you and almost knocks you off your feet. You struggle and regain your balance, just in time for the next wave to hit. Over time, the strength of the waves subside and you think your footing is a little more secure. Suddenly, out of seemingly no where another large wave hits and you almost loose your balance again.

I suppose that pretty much describes the grieving process for anything. You can be hit by wave after wave of denial or anger, what ever, each wave trying to knock you down. The emotional waves don’t hit in any particular order or strength. Gradually, these waves do lessen in strength or intensity and you come to the peacefulness of acceptance. You are still not out of the water, and at anytime a wave can suddenly come back and hit.

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16 Amazing Spy Gadgets Used During the Cold War

June 6, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Spying became an integral part of the Cold War. Both sides went out of their way to acquire as much knowledge as they could about each other. While Hollywood has romanticized the whole image of espionage, the real thing is far from romantic. It is a dangerous cat and mouse game that typically results in torture, prison, or execution for the spy if caught by the opposing team.

During the Cold War, spies had to prepare themselves for the worst. Their ability to blend with their surroundings was vital to their survival. The USSR and the US spent large amounts of money training, recruiting, outfitting, and deploying spies all around the world. This resulted in many technological innovations, all the way from tiny spy cameras to deadly assassination weapons.

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Fascinating Finds From The Internet

June 6, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

15 Unborn Animals In Their Mother’s Wombs

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

June 5, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

West Papua delegate at U.N. Headquarters, NY

 

You can take away their rights, but you can’t take away their selfies

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