Adam Wears: "6 Incredible Ancient Wonders (Destroyed By Idiots)" (Cracked)
When future archaeologists look back at our era thousands of years from now, they'll reach two major conclusions: 1) our subway system was very inefficient and bizarrely sandwich-centric, and 2) we were morons. Why? Because if it wasn't for some of our contemporaries (mostly tourists, to no one's surprise), those future people could have enjoyed recently ruined historical locales like ...
Steve Cutts: Man (YouTube)
Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at mans relationship with the natural world. Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg.
Mickael Bonfill: Sam | The Short Animated Movie (YouTube)
We are proud to introduce you our final year student film, "Sam."
Sam, a shy young man, finds himself in a slow-motion world. Trying to restore the time, he fails. The circumstances bring him to rescue his coworkers, and Nathalie, the girl he secretly loves.
The West first learned of the giant panda on 11 March 1869, when the French missionary Armand David received a skin from a hunter. The first Westerner known to have seen a living giant panda is the German zoologist Hugo Weigold, who purchased a cub in 1916. Kermit and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., became the first Westerners to shoot a panda, on an expedition funded by the Field Museum of Natural History in the 1920s. In 1936, Ruth Harkness became the first Westerner to bring back a live giant panda, a cub named Su Lin which went to live at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. In 1938, five giant pandas were sent to London. Activities such as these were halted because of wars; for the next half of the century, the West knew little of giant pandas.
Lacrimating Lois Of Oregon was first, and correct, with:
Ruth Harkness enslaved a Giant Panda cub and brought it to
the U.S. to be gawked at by rubes and die an unnatural death
at the tender age of three. Good job Ruth. See you in hell.
She understood the American need to see things in black and white
She indulged us by bringing home a giant panda.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Ruth Elizabeth Harkness was an American fashion designer and socialite, who traveled to China in 1936 and brought back the first live giant panda to the United States - not in a cage, or on a leash, but wrapped in her arms.
She brought the first giant panda to America. The facts I learn from you, Marty.
Thanks, BTTB Bob, for the link and the SES remembrance. It's good to know I'm not the only fan around.
first giant panda
MAM , wrote:
Panda ~ Ruth Elizabeth Harkness and her Chinese-American expedition partner Quentin Young, traveled to China in 1936. They encountered and captured a nine-week-old panda cub. The panda, which they named Su Lin, "a little bit of something very cute". She brought back the first live giant panda to the United States - not in a cage, or on a leash, but wrapped in her arms.
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CBS opens the night with a FRESH'2 Broke Girls', followed by a FRESH'Mike & Molly', then a FRESH'Scorpion', followed by a FRESH'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Sarah Jessica Parker, Julie Chen, and Asleep at the Wheel.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE are Erin Foster, Sara Foster, Christoph Waltz, and George Ezra.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'The Night Shift'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 2/23/15) are Christina Aguilera, Jeff Probst, and Kid Rock.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 3/17/15) are Shailene Woodley, Jason Biggs, and Alex Gibney.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/26/15) are Jack McBrayer, Colleen Green, and Bill Weir.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a RERUN'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and the War on Drugs.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Originals', followed by a FRESH'Jane The Virgin'.
Faux has a FRESH'Gotham', followed by a FRESH'Gotham'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.
A&E has 'Bates Motel', another 'Bates Motel', followed by a FRESH'Bates Motel', then a FRESH'The Returned'.
AMC offers 'TURN: Washington's Spies', another 'TURN: Washington's Spies', followed by a FRESH'TURN: Washington's Spies'.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 24 - Preemptive Strike
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 25 - All Good Things... (Part 1)
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 26 - All Good Things... (Part 2)
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 4 - The Power of Three
[12:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 5 - The Angels Take Manhattan
[1:00PM] Orphan Black - Season 2 - Ep 6 - To Hound Nature In Her Wanderings
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 3 - Ep 1 - La Parra de Burriana
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited US - Season 1 - Ep 1 - Revisited
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 5
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 6
[6:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 7
[7:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 1
[8:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 2
[9:00PM] Top Gear: Africa Special - Season 19 - Part 1
[10:00PM] Top Gear: Africa Special - Season 19 - Part 2
[11:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 1
[12:00AM] Top Gear: Africa Special - Season 19 - Part 1
[1:00AM] Top Gear: Africa Special - Season 19 - Part 2
[2:00AM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 5
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 6
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 7
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Bravo has 'Shahs Of Sunset', another 'Shahs Of Sunset', followed by a FRESH'Shahs Of Sunset', then a FRESH'Southern Charm'.
Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Adam Horovitz.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Arden Myrin, Mike Lawrence, and Guy Branum.
FX has 'Mike & Molly', another 'Mike & Molly', followed by the movie 'Grown Ups'.
History has 'Swamp People', another 'Swamp People', followed by a FRESH'Swamp People', then the movie 'Rivermen'.
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[4:45PM] THE DEPARTED
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[11:15PM] JEEPERS CREEPERS
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[4:30AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-GETTING PREACHY
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[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & The Social Network
[8:15AM] Million Dollar Baby
[11:00AM] Billy Elliot
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SyFy has the movie 'Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull', followed by the movie 'Robin Hood'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Dave Mizejewski and animals, Chris D'Elia, and Sturgill Simpson.
English musician Ray Davies poses for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in central London, Sunday, April 12, 2015. The Laurence Olivier Awards are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognise excellence in professional theatre and were renamed in honour of the British actor, in 1984.
Photo by Joel Ryan
CBS News moved swiftly Sunday after Bob Schieffer's retirement announcement to name the network's political director, John Dickerson, as the new moderator of "Face the Nation."
Dickerson, a former Time magazine and Slate writer who has been with CBS since 2009, will begin his new role early this summer.
Schieffer, who made the announcement on Sunday's show, noted that Dickerson "sure has the right bloodlines" for the assignment. Dickerson's mother, Nancy, was the first female correspondent in the CBS News Washington bureau.
Schieffer, the 78-year-old chief Washington correspondent of CBS News, announced Wednesday that he would be leaving the job early this summer. Schieffer has been with CBS News since 1969 and "Face the Nation" moderator since 1991.
Already the most pirated show in television history, HBO's fantasy epic Games of Thrones was hit by a new leak Sunday just hours before the premiere of its hotly-anticipated fifth season.
With the start of the new series due to air simultaneously at 0100 GMT Monday in 170 countries, eager but unscrupulous fans were already downloading four leaked episodes.
"Sadly, it seems the leaked four episodes of the upcoming season of Game of Thrones originated from within a group approved by HBO to receive them. We're actively assessing how this breach occurred," the cable TV network said.
HBO had decided on the unusual simultaneous global release schedule because the series' fervent following has made it a hot property.
The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy.
SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned rocket with the espresso maker - and 4,000 pounds (1,800 kilograms) of food and other equipment - Monday afternoon. Forecasters put the weather odds at 60 per cent.
The experimental espresso machine is intended for International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy. It was supposed to arrive in January, shortly after her arrival, so she could get some relief from the station's instant coffee. But it ended up on the back burner after a station shipment was lost in a launch explosion.
For the third time, SpaceX will attempt to land its leftover booster on an ocean barge.
English musician Brian May, left, and wife Anita Dobson pose for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in central London, Sunday, April 12, 2015. The Laurence Olivier Awards are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognise excellence in professional theatre and were renamed in honour of the British actor, in 1984.
Photo by Joel Ryan
A handful of goldfish dumped into a Colorado lake, evidently by a pet owner years ago, have reproduced and thousands of the non-native fish now threaten indigenous aquatic species, state wildlife officials said on Friday.
Rangers in Boulder County last month detected teeming schools of the goldfish in a semi-rural lake, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said.
The pet fish, a form of carp not native to North America, now number between 3,000 and 4,000 and state biologists are reviewing the best way to remove the invasive species, she said.
If the invasive goldfish escape into waterways downstream, they pose a threat to native species such as channel catfish, pumpkinseed and blue gill sun fish, wildlife officials said.
Medical researchers call it the "Angelina Effect," the surge in demand for genetic testing attributable to movie star Angelina Jolie's public crusade for more aggressive detection of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
But there's a catch: Major insurance companies including Aetna, Anthem and Cigna are declining to pay for the latest generation of tests, known as multi-gene panel tests, Reuters has learned. The insurers say that the tests are unproven and may lead patients to seek out medical care they don't need.
That's a dangerous miscalculation, a range of doctors, genetic counselors, academics and diagnostics companies said. While they acknowledge that multi-gene tests produce data that may not be useful from a diagnostic standpoint, they say that by refusing or delaying coverage, insurance companies are endangering patients who could be undergoing screenings or changing their diets if they knew about the possible risks.
The new panel tests, which can cost between $2,000 to $4,900, analyze 20 or more genes at once. That allows healthcare professionals to establish possible DNA links to other cancer-related conditions such as Lynch syndrome and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome earlier. Humans have about 23,000 genes.
All insurers cover screenings for BRCA1 and BRCA2 and for certain other genes for women who have family histories of cancer. Indeed, such coverage is mandated by the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
Members of the human statue street performer group named "Tokyo Hack" get shoppers' attention as they march in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district Sunday, April 12, 2015. The main street in Ginza shuts the traffic and opens for shoppers during the day on Sundays.
Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi
Six Greenpeace activists opposed to offshore drilling in the Arctic have abandoned a Seattle-bound drill rig they boarded in the Pacific Ocean six days ago, the organization said Saturday.
Rough seas prompted the decision, Greenpeace said in an email. The protesters rappelled off the rig and got into inflatable boats before returning to a Greenpeace ship stationed nearby.
The six climbed on the Polar Pioneer, a 400-foot rig owned by Transocean Ltd., about 750 miles northwest of Hawaii on Monday. A heavy-lift vessel called the Blue Marlin is transporting the rig to Seattle for staging.
Royal Dutch Shell, which leased the rig, hopes to use it for exploratory drilling during the summer open-water season in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast if it can obtain all necessary permits.
Meanwhile, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday granted Shell a restraining order against the protesters. The order, issued Saturday, prohibits Greenpeace activists from entering a safety zone around the rig and the Blue Marlin.
An octopus-shaped kite is flown at the beach of Las Arenas during the second day of International Festival of the Winds 'City of Valencia', in Valencia, eastern Spain, April 12, 2015. More than 100 kite pilots from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium and other countries took part in the 18th edition of the event.
Photo by Juan Carlos Cardenas
Officials at Rocky Mountain National Park are considering closing certain areas of the park on the busiest days if those areas get overcrowded, saying too many people and vehicles are putting a burden on trails, roads and wildlife.
The park had a record 3.4 million visitors last year, and officials have begun talking about ways to protect park resources.
Weekends in the summer have long been busy in the park, but visitation has spread out through all seasons with snowshoeing and sledding in the winter, fall colors and elk rutting, spring flowers and, of course, beautiful summer days.
Park rangers are urging people to visit on weekdays if they can, and to hike and climb in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the prime time from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are also signs that warn people when areas are full.
A man dressed as Hindu god Shiva, smokes during an annual Hindu religious festival locally known as Shyam Baba festival in Ajmer, in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, April 12, 2015.
Photo by Himanshu Sharma
The high-octane thriller "Furious 7" maintained speed in its second week, racing away with $60.6 million at North American theaters and bringing its box-office total to a robust $252.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Universal's "Furious 7" more than lapped the competition. The only new wide release of the weekend, the rodeo romance "The Longest Ride," opened with $13.5 million.
That was good enough for third place for the Fox release, which stars Clint Eastwood's son, Scott Eastwood. In second was the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home," which pulled in $19 million in its third week of release.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "Furious 7," $60.6 million ($195 million international).
2. "Home," $19 million ($15.2 million international).
3. "The Longest Ride," $13.5 million ($3 million international).
4. "Get Hard," $8.6 million ($1.4 million international).
5. "Cinderella," $7.2 million ($12.6 million international).
6. "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," $6.9 million ($7.9 million international).
7. "Woman in Gold," $5.9 million.
8. "It Follows," $2 million.
9. "Danny Collins," $1.6 million.
10. "While We're Young," $1.4 million.
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