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Dolphins reject human status

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SCIENTISTS hoping to give dolphins the same rights as humans have been told to button it by the creatures themselves.
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Boiled-to-death penguins are back from the brink

Boiled-to-death penguins are back from the brink | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it

"The boiling of millions of penguins on a remote Antarctic island triggered one of the first international wildlife campaigns. A century on, DNA analysis proves it has been a success. Now, Macquarie Island's king penguins must face rampaging rabbits."


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Cassetteboy vs The News

As if...

 

NSFW. Made from 15 editions of the BBC's News at Six during January 2012.

 

The music from the end is here: http://soundcloud.com/annefrankingmachine/giogiogio...

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Burdock - Build your blood, bones and nervous system

Burdock root contains awesome nutrition. It is a great source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C as well as the minerals calcium, phosphorous, potassium, iron,...
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US has now 1,5+ Million Homeless Children but maintains 1000+ Military Bases WorldWide!

People not Profit ~

 

Middle Class Destroyed by Design? ~sub: http://youtube.com/RonPaulRevolt2012 With one and a half million American children now homeless, reporter Hilary Ande...

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Live Park - interactive 4D avatar theme park in Korea

'Live Park' is the world's first interactive 4D avatar theme park. 'Live Park' enables visitors to experience a virtual world previously only seen in movies ...

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Water has Memory

"Water -- just a liquid or much more? Many researchers are convinced that water is capable of "memory" by storing information and retrieving it. The possible applications are innumerable: limitless retention and storage capacity and the key to discovering the origins of life on our planet. Research into water is just beginning."


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Phone and email records to be stored in new spy plan - Telegraph

Phone and email records to be stored in new spy plan - Telegraph | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it

Isn't it ridiculous to think we could trust this?

 

1984 anyone?

 

Details of every phone call and text message, email traffic and websites visited online are to be stored in a series of vast databases under new
Government anti-terror plans.

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Meirc Sales Training Dubai: The Meirc Conference: Building Multicultural Leadership

The Meirc Conference: Building Multicultural Leadership http://t.co/ALjsN7uJ via @Ramikantari...

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LocalHarvest - Why Buy Local

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Most produce in the US is picked 4 to 7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped for an average of 1500 miles...

 

Wonder what the UK's record is like...


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Switzerland Plans To Build A ‘Janitor Satellite’ To Clean Up Space

Switzerland Plans To Build A ‘Janitor Satellite’ To Clean Up Space | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
More than half a million peices of "space junk" need to be cleared.

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Body of a Dancer

A portrait of dancer Tim Persent. Cinematic poem brings an ode to dancers and what they are able to do with their body, by showing what our eyes normally can't see in real time.

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Coca Cola Content 2020 Part One

The media landscape is a very different beast today than it was even 5 years ago. Then agency-led television commercials dominated how we channel our marketing. The very fact you are reading this here proves that things have changed. Coca Cola have always been at the forefront of innovation. In this video Jonathan Mildenhall, Vice-President, Global Advertising Strategy and Creative Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company is the person responsible for leading global creative vision and strategy for the Company's portfolio of global brands.

 

In this video he explains how Coke will leverage the opportunities in the new media landscape and transform one-way storytelling into dynamic storytelling hoping to add value and significance to peoples lives. Jonathan describes the challenge of content creation in an enlightening way, reminding us that "every contact point with a customer should tell an emotional story".

 

What isn't mentioned is Coca Cola's impact on communities around the world ~ or that they've been implicated in the disappearance and murder of workers and union members... the Killer Cola boycott hasn't been forgotten.

Maybe it's time others get to tell their stories...


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Ash Sadek's curator insight, May 3, 2014 9:44 AM

Just because I love everything Coca Cola does!

Grizzel Fonseca's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:05 AM

I agree with Coca Cola about moving away for creative excellence to content excellence. They have developed their brand and established it well in the world. They are looking at ways to stay on top of other competitors; it is very smart of them to make sure their consumers are happy with the product and how they can connect with audiences. By creating the brand and establishing the brand does not mean long term profit or customer loyalty. It is how the business continues to market the brand that results in customer loyalty and profit. Coca Cola that identify this and made it their focus to create a strong customer loyalty with their audience; making sure the consumer shall never drift away from the brand and company.

 

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Research reveals evolution of earliest horses was driven by climate change, global warming affected body size

Research reveals evolution of earliest horses was driven by climate change, global warming affected body size | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
When Sifrhippus, the earliest known horse, first appeared in the forests of North America more than 50 million years ago, it would not have been mistaken for a Clydesdale.

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New family of legless amphibians found in India

New family of legless amphibians found in India | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
Since before the age of dinosaurs it has burrowed unbothered beneath the monsoon-soaked soils of remote northeast India - unknown to science and mistaken by villagers as a deadly, miniature snake.

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Legendary Viking Sunstone Navigation: Solved : Discovery News

Legendary Viking Sunstone Navigation: Solved : Discovery News | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
The optical properties of the legendary Viking sunstone are not just a myth, and can be mastered using a common stone found in Iceland.
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Dolphins Should Be 'Non-Human Persons', Say Scientists

Dolphins Should Be 'Non-Human Persons', Say Scientists | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
Dolphins deserve to be treated as non-human "persons" whose rights to life and liberty should be respected, scientists meeting in Canada have been told.
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Ludwig Appeltans's comment, February 22, 2012 12:46 PM
SCIENTISTS hoping to give dolphins the same rights as humans have been told to button it by the creatures themselves.
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/dolphins-reject-human-status-201202224924/
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Orkney Archaeology News – Sanday symbol stone is a first for Orkney « Orkneyjar

Orkney Archaeology News – Sanday symbol stone is a first for Orkney « Orkneyjar | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
Sanday Pictish symbol stone is a first for Orkney...

 

12,00 year old stone uncovered during renovations...

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Pipopotamus: An Open Letter to Channel 4

Pipopotamus: An Open Letter to Channel 4 | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it

Social Media Versus Mainstream Media

 

A true Roma perspective;

 

Dear Channel 4,

I am writing to you with the hope that you will stop ruining my life. While your obsession with my ethnicity is flattering, it has become somewhat apparent to me that you might have gotten the wrong end of the stick.

 

This is sort of awkward for me, because I don't want to be the one to break it to you, but your documentary, 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings', is unfortunately a work of fiction. There is no need to be embarrassed, it can happen to the best of us, and thus I hope my letter will help you establish the facts, after all I'm sure you are passionate about fighting discrimination against ethnic minorities.

 

Don't be modest now, we know you are...right?

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A genius is born: New computer programme is 'more intelligent' than 96 per cent of humans with an IQ of 150

A genius is born: New computer programme is 'more intelligent' than 96 per cent of humans with an IQ of 150 | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
Researchers in Gothenburg have created a computer programme that can score 150 in an IQ test using a mix of logic and 'human like' thinking. A score of 150 is classified as 'genius' intelligence.
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The Cinnamon Challenge ... by GloZell and her big behind earrings

THANKS A LOT!

MY FANS TRIED TO KILL ME...

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The 2 Million SHU Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper Is the World's Hottest

The 2 Million SHU Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper Is the World's Hottest | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it

THE chilli challenge...

 

The Habanero pepper has a maximum hotness of 350,000 Scoville Heat Units. That's nothing—like eating an Altoid—compared to the mouth-searing Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.

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Why we're living in a tent – in winter

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Why on earth would Matt and Lily Gibson give up their house and take their baby daughter to live in a tent in the countryside?
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Milky Way Humming with Microwave Mystery : Discovery News

Milky Way Humming with Microwave Mystery : Discovery News | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
The European Planck space observatory has discovered something peculiar about our galaxy: it's humming in microwaves and, for the moment, the source of the...
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Scientists grow brain cells from human skin

Scientists grow brain cells from human skin | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
British scientists are claiming a breakthrough after creating brain tissue from human skin.
Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/sci-tech/scientists-grow-brain-cells-from-human-skin-20120212-1szrq.html#ixzz1mHO0voYk

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