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The "highly piscivorous" tiger trout


The tiger trout... is a sterile, intergeneric hybrid of the brown trout (Salmo trutta) and the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).

The Christian flag


A rant at Salon decries efforts to give precedence to the Christian flag above the national one: The push began last week, when North Carolina’s Elizabeth Baptist Church Pastor Rit Varriale posted a video to YouTube calling people across the land “to stand up for traditional values and beliefs” by raising a Christian flag above the American one to send a message that “We’ll serve God before government… a government that tries to coerce us to violate our commitments to God.”...

Childbirth

YouTube link. Graphic - more in an audio sense than visually.

Amasunzu


Rwandans have always cherished and loved their culture and hair has been part of their fashion. They have from time memorial had many hairstyles.

Neil Young vs. Monsanto. Monsanto wins.

YouTube link. Neil Young has released a short film that continues his campaign to draw attention to the alleged misdemeanours of the agrochemical corporation Monsanto.

Toddler learning experience


Cropped for size from the original at imgur, via Reddit.

Vocal range

YouTube link.

"The Old Man and the Sea" painted on glass

YouTube link. The Old Man and the Sea (Старик и море) is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway.

A sikh subjected to "random" searches at airports


Via imgur.

The global money shuffle

As reported by the BBC: A global super-rich elite had at least $21 trillion (£13tn) hidden in secret tax havens by the end of 2010, according to a major study...

"Minnesota nice" drivers

YouTube link. "A family of ducks walked across the highway in front of traffic, causing cars to swerve out of their lanes and in front of other vehicles.

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The Great Black Swamp


Raise your hand if you already knew about this.  Didn't think so... The Great Black Swamp... was a glacially fed wetland in northwest Ohio and extreme northeast Indiana, United States, that existed from the end of the Wisconsin glaciation until the late 19th century...

Catch of the day

YouTube link.

En-gull-fed


A gull catches and swallows a starling mother as it returned to the nest... Photo credit: Dougie McColl, 51, from Barrhead, Glasgow/ DOOGZ MCCOLL / CATERS NEWS

Travel tip

(Helen Mirren) admits she never takes her own garments away with her, instead choosing to pick up outfits from second-hand stores as soon as she arrives at her destination.

"The Art of the Opening Shot"

YouTube link. A list of the movies used for this compilation is posted at the YouTube link under "show more" in case you want to open it in another window while the video is playing rather than waiting until the end.

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir performs "Lux Aurumque"

YouTube link. Eric Whitacre... is an American composer of choral, wind and electronic music. He has served as a guest conductor for ensembles throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

NASA's budget as a percentage of the federal budget


Via Reddit, where the top comment provides an informed discussion of the relation of these two budgets.

Our grandparents saw things we will never see


"Everywhere men and women reported monarchs flying by the millions in September in gigantic, undulating waves extending for miles; like the passenger pigeon migrations of the age, these swarms sometimes obscured the sun, blurring day into night."From William Leach's Butterfly People: An American Enc


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