yesterday at 19:30.
You take a pill containing a tapeworm egg. Once hatched, the parasite grows inside of the host, ingesting part of whatever the host eats.
The Horrifying Legacy of the Victorian Tapeworm Diet
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Autumn Grey Midhir
yesterday at 19:39
People still do this. I think there's some kind of association with allergies and asthma too, but I'll have to look that up. Might be a different parasite.
yesterday at 21:09
All of those 'all natural' crazies should love this! After all, there's nothing more natural for weight loss than a parasitic infection.
yesterday at 20:57
There's a Sci Fi story with genetically engineered tapeworms to help people lose weight. Probably a matter of time until it happens.
yesterday at 16:53.
The world wasn’t ready to think so hard before it spoke.
The 17th-Century Language that Divided Everything in the Universe into 40 Categories
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yesterday at 17:39
I'm reminded of the noun class systems of Bantu languages, where every noun starts with a class prefix, and there are patterns of this sort with class prefixes. For instance, nouns for people start with m- (plural wa-).....
yesterday at 21:19
This would be the perfect language for many millennials who've primarily communicated via electronic devices, and thus can't understand the verbal nuances used to provide context.
yesterday at 17:25
Wilkins was the most prominent of such projects of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a significant piece of intellectual history, related to the scientific revolution.
yesterday at 14:18.
For your summer vacation, why not aim for something different and visit a giant heaping trash pile?
9 Destinations Where Garbage is the Attraction
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yesterday at 14:41
yea i definetly wouldnt mind visting New Jersey one day.
yesterday at 17:43
Is that traveling garbage barge still looking for a place to dump?
yesterday at 14:30
I've already visited the White House, thanks tho
yesterday at 11:43.
In a small town called Bomarzo, 42 miles north of Rome, the woods are full of monsters.
The Park of Monsters
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yesterday at 13:04
I visited this very interesting, off the beaten paths place 2 years ago !! :) An absolute must see if you're around Viterbo / Orvieto :)
Alicia Alexandra Wright
yesterday at 12:13
This is eerily similar to the stone sculpture garden in A Green and Ancient Light; a story that takes place in Ireland during WWII about a boy visiting his grandmother. She happens to live next to a deep forest that houses mythical surprises.
yesterday at 19:09
I live very close by and I can assure you: it's worth the visit.
yesterday at 09:09.
This Danish rock field is actually a sprawling ancient cemetery holding the bodies of 700 vikings.
Lindholm Høje in Denmark
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yesterday at 15:52
Kristin Turturo when our husbands ultimately die from "natural causes" we should make a spinster journey here to dispose of... Err, bury them. And then go eat Danishes!
yesterday at 15:34
My husband, Paul, and I went there with our Danish relatives, Hanne and Peter. What a great place. Love the goats.
yesterday at 17:40
Been there, not THAT impressive imo :D good bike trip from Aalborg though
yesterday at 06:36.
Perhaps the most vicious rivalry of all was between the libraries of Alexandria and Pergamum.
The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World
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yesterday at 06:55
Bib Black This would make an amazing setting for a novel
yesterday at 07:03
Rita Havell and Stephen Karr
yesterday at 04:03.
The little home only measures 10 feet deep and not even 6 feet wide.
Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain
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yesterday at 04:40
Never any pictures about the subject of the article... why?!
yesterday at 06:04
Lee Xanthoudakis - we went there.
04/22/2017 at 19:16.
The Tree Cathedral’s structure includes 1,800 fir poles, 600 chestnut branches, and 6,000 meters of hazel branches joined together with wood, nails, and string.
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Marchien Van Oostende
yesterday at 01:16
The green cathedral near Almere in the Netherlands.
[ Flevolanderfgoed.nl Link ]
04/22/2017 at 19:54
Or... You can visit this tree cathedral in the UK, which was created at the end of WW1:
[ Nationaltrust.org.uk Link ]
04/22/2017 at 20:20
I wouldn't use Bergamo as the city of reference !!
If you do visit here be sure to see the MART
Museum of Art of Rovereto & Trento .... a location in each town
04/22/2017 at 16:41.
Even with the apparent limitations of structure—32 pieces across 64 squares—there is capacity for unusual and inspired design.
History’s Oddest and Most Gorgeous Chess Sets, in Photos
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04/22/2017 at 20:29
I don't play chess but have a chess & checkers set up in my front room. It's made of resin, I guess, but the details are amazing. The woman's braid is gorgeous.
04/22/2017 at 18:31
Very pretty as carved figurines, but not an actual set to be used to play Chess. The prettiest set ever made to "serious" players is the Jaques Staunton pattern set.
04/22/2017 at 20:53
What about the Lewis chess pieces? Seems odd to leave them out.
04/22/2017 at 14:00.
The most common origin story behind this myth is actually tied up with another popular urban legend: the so-called "27 Club."
How White Lighters Got Such a Bad Rap
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04/22/2017 at 14:39
In the article I noticed the phrase "3 on a match" as an inexplicable prohibition. To my knowledge that saying originated from military origins, claiming that the third man on a match at night might get sniped because the light created allows a sniper a target 🎯.
04/22/2017 at 14:49
I'm pretty sure it's wasn't the white lighters that killed Cobain, Joplin, Hendrix and Morrison. Heroin. Heroin is bad luck.
Craig S. Thom
04/22/2017 at 14:45
I've never heard of this.
I hope the people afraid of white lighters don't buy the ones with images on them, because those are white with a shrunk-wrap cover.
04/22/2017 at 12:00.
The legend of the crying boy survived into the internet age, and even sparked fan clubs.
A Painting of a Crying Boy Was Blamed For a Series of Fires in the '80s
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04/22/2017 at 21:43
People dug depressing interior design back then or something. All those crying children and sad hobo clown paintings... it's like having the SPCA Sarah McLachlan ad playing 24/7. Why?
04/22/2017 at 20:41
A fireman friend of mine said he'd been to loads of fires where the same painting of a Spanish looking woman was undamaged in the aftermath. Said it got to be a bit of a "thing" amongst the local firemen.
yesterday at 18:40
There WAS a well respected teacher by the name of George Mallory in England, but he died in 1924 while attempting to be the first to summit Mount Everest.
04/22/2017 at 10:01.
While today they’re not exactly ubiquitous, Weepuls are still alive and kicking.
Rediscovering the Wonderful World of Weepuls
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yesterday at 15:43
hands down the funniest moment of my entire childhood was accidentally scaring my dad out of his skin by sticking one of these right next to his head while he was napping. 30+ years later we still twit him about it!
04/22/2017 at 22:47
Mary Doerries Kori Dowell Natasha Nicole Erekson Remember when we used to make fuzzballs like these at the teencenter 😂
04/22/2017 at 13:23
Only one man can stop their spread:
[ Tenor.co Link ]
04/22/2017 at 07:16.
Even to this day the effects of the storm are visible in Utrecht.
From BBC Earth
In 1674, a mysterious storm devastated an entire city
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Roald Samuel Nagtegaal
04/22/2017 at 10:10
Perhaps the only positive part about this storm is that they quite recently excavated the soil of the gap between the tower and the cathedral, with lots of archeological findings from the Medieval and Roman eras as a result. This project is called 'Dom Under'.
04/22/2017 at 11:11
Experienced this baby while camping near goderich Ontario...I had gone into town and my husband and little kids were back at the site when it hit. It was pretty spectacular.
04/22/2017 at 10:34
What they are calling a bow echo is what meteorologists in the US call a "Derecho". They are not at all unusual in North America and having been through one in my area, I can attest to their power. In addition to the things the author describes they can strip the leaves from the trees and plants as well as flatten them.
04/22/2017 at 06:32.
Add-a-Ball is a retro-style arcade and pinball joint that also slings booze and snacks.
A Retro Pinball Barcade in Seattle
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Evan Wm Moore
04/22/2017 at 14:16
Why does everyone love Shorty's so much more? I've been to both and I liked add-a-ball more. It was less crowded and it had a really sweet horse shoe game that ruled.
04/22/2017 at 06:48
Good grief! What on Earth, Atlas Obscura? If you're gonna go lame at least report on Shorty's or flip flip. Way less Bro's and douche baggery
04/22/2017 at 06:33
For the record, we have, like...ten of these in Chicago.
04/22/2017 at 05:51.
He lived at this townhouse between 1803 and 1821.
William Blake's Last Surviving London Home
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Sybil M. Boulos
04/22/2017 at 23:06
Krystel M. Boulos de donde sacamos escribir en las paredes jajaja
Doreen Joy Barber
04/22/2017 at 08:22
Melanie, let's go!
04/22/2017 at 05:06.
At Little World Museum of Man, founded in 1970, visitors can travel all around the world in just a few hours.
An Anthropological Theme Park in Japan
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yesterday at 02:51
I think the photographer has some of the places mislabeled. Why would a "traditional Japanese Dwelling" resemble a Pacific Northwest plankhouse and have a Totem Pole?
yesterday at 03:49
I've been and it was pretty cool, although we went in the off season, so it wasn't crowded.
04/22/2017 at 04:26.
White Sulfur Springs was marketed as a cure-all health spa.
Florida's Original Tourist Attraction
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yesterday at 02:52
Greg Barnhill, I see a trip in our future
04/22/2017 at 12:46
Susan Protheroe. Might be an interesting hiking trip..
yesterday at 02:39
Disney World is two words.
04/22/2017 at 03:38.
Well, some of it at least.
From Travel + Leisure
This Is What Happens to Half-used Hotel Room Soap
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04/22/2017 at 04:31
If you were my grandmother, here is what happened to Hotel Soap. It is saved. It is kept in a bathroom cabinet that nobody looks at unless they need some Comet or a plunger.
Walter Lasseigne Parenteau
04/22/2017 at 03:46
I worked at a soup kitchen in San Francisco called Martin de Porres House of Hospitality. We received half-used bars of soap and the little bottles of shampoo from local hotels and distributed them to our guests.
04/22/2017 at 23:28
I worked in a hotel. It went in the garbage. All the best because most bars were covered with hair, and some of it was most definitely NOT head hair. *insert puke face*
04/22/2017 at 02:58.
Not all parts of the fish are created equal.
The Secrets of Master Sushi Chefs
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04/22/2017 at 19:02
Mike Hillsden Enjoy your dinner tonight. Good read if you don't already know. Wow them with your knowledge of the art.. I myself do enjoy the whole experience.
04/22/2017 at 03:50
Rule #1: plan on dumping $400+ on a half-way decent Yanagiba knife because nobody in the US makes them.
Shawna Marie Willis
04/22/2017 at 20:04
Stop eating fish, let the oceans recover.
04/22/2017 at 02:02.
A storm of myth, controversy, and outright lies has swirled around Harvard's “founder’s” monument for more than 100 years.
John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'
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04/22/2017 at 02:48
It's no problem,real or not real,he is Harvard.
04/22/2017 at 22:16
'Big Little Lies' set in stone....
04/22/2017 at 23:00
Hey Rusty Bloxom and Shelly Crittendon maybe it's Sam?