Bear falls through ceiling into kid’s birthday party, eats all the cake — Metro

A bear randomly fell through the ceiling of a child’s birthday party – and proceeded to eat all of the cake. The juvenile male black bear came crashing through the Alaskan family’s skylight, straight into the party of an infant called Jackson. 222 more words

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How a Strange Internet Glitch Turned This Kansas Farm into a Digital Hell — Discover

“But instead of being a place of respite, the people who live on Joyce Taylor’s land find themselves in a technological horror story.” At Fusion, Kashmir Hill uncovers what happens when IP mapping goes very wrong.

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Skopje’s ‘Colourful Revolution’: Fighting Tyranny with Street Art — Discover

Travel blogger Darmon Richter chronicles the Colourful Revolution, aka “the ridiculously photogenic revolution happening in Macedonia right this minute.”

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HITCHING DAY

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Because some people have been asking to know a little bit more about me. So here I am with the wife on Hitching Day. A long, long time ago… and yeah the quality of the shot isn’t very good. The shot has aged over the years.

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EMPTY

Wyrdwend

I was working on a short story when I happened across the Daily Post whose prompt-subject matter was Empty. Now I’ve had a lot of personal experience with Empty over the course of my life, both the good kind, and the bad kind. So I thought I’d make a post about that and turned out this poem at lunch. Hope you enjoy it.

Have a good day folks.

EMPTY

I once was empty, full of naught
By calculation, mind and thought

I once was empty, hollowed out
Melancholy, heart in doubt

I once was empty, fearless, cold
My fury made me endless bold

I once was empty, cast alone
It sharpened me so I was honed

I once was empty, bleak despair
My atmosphere a poisoned air

I once was empty, of myself
That was joy I could regale

I once was empty, God was gone
Why had He…

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Pirkei Avot

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1.Moses received the Torah from Sinai and gave it over to Joshua. Joshua gave it over to the Elders, the Elders to the Prophets, and the Prophets gave it over to the Men of the Great Assembly. They [the Men of the Great Assembly] would always say these three things: Be cautious in judgement. Establish many pupils. And make a safety fence around the Torah.

2.Shimon the Righteous was among the last surviving members of the Great assembly. He would say: The world stands on three things: Torah, the service of G‑d, and deeds of kindness.

3. Antignos of Socho received the tradition from Shimon the Righteous. He would say: Do not be as slaves, who serve their master for the sake of reward. Rather, be as slaves who serve their master not for the sake of reward. And the fear of Heaven should be…

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Free Java Jolt Ship Lecture | News Release | Torpedo Factory Art Center

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Saturday, June 25

10:00 AM – Noon

Torpedo Factory Art Center, First Floor

105 North Union Street

By examining the wood and iron fastenings from the ship, excavated from 220 South Union Street last winter, the speaker illustrates how deep draft cargo vessels were constructed, repaired, and beached and broken during the 18th century in the Mid-Atlantic. Emphasis is placed upon historic documents relating to Alexandria during the 18th century as well as the story the timbers tell.

Jason Lunze is a maritime archaeologist who holds a Master’s degree from the University of Southern Denmark. He has practical experience recording ships timbers and fastenings on several European sites. His thesis from the University of Southern Denmark, Time Aboard The Swedish Warship Vasa 1628, is available online: http://www.maritimearchaeology.dk/downloads/Jason%20Lunze%20These%20Main%20Paper_red.pdf

Sponsored by the Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA)

Free, but reservations are required

archaeology@alexandriava.gov 703.746.4399

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