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Why Has Godzilla Grown?

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Kris Holt suggests that his enlargement is in response to growing skylines. She writes: "As time has passed, buildings have grown ever taller too. If Godzilla had stayed the same height throughout its entire existence, it would be much less imposing on a modern cityscape."

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But perhaps not only due to rising skylines.  Also in this article: "In 1971, the average American was exposed to about 500 advertisements per day. Today, because of the internet, they are exposed to over 5,000.  Every. Day."

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Oklahoma Protesters Threaten to "Secdee" From Union if Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Cosmos is not Cancelled - Topekas News

Oklahoma Protesters Threaten to "Secdee" From Union if Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Cosmos is not Cancelled - Topekas News | The Cafourek Lexicon Picayune | Scoop.it
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Glorious activism in the Midwest.

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McCaskill Submits the "Let Me Google That For You" Act

 

`The source that most often had the report [GAO] was searching for was another website located through http://www.Google.com.'.

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Last month, a bill was introduced to the US Senate by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) officially called the "S.2206 - Let Me Google That For You Act".  It aims to reduce government waste by prohibiting the National Technical Information Service from charging government agencies for copies of reports, bills or documents that are already made freely available to the public... and easily findable via Google.com

 

For those, who might not know, Missouri is located here: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/iic/images/us_map.gif

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Boss Tweed's brazen escape from a city jail

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New York has had its share of corrupt politicians. But few cast as depraved a shadow as William M. "Boss" Tweed. How brazen was Tweed? As head of Democratic political organization Tammany Hall, he ...
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Most everyone has heard of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall, but I had no idea he died in a city jail.

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Coolest Limo In New York?

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Last week, I was driving down Division Place in Greenpoint when I noticed something at the corner of...
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THE AMAZING TALE OF THE CHERRY PIT FROM SPACE

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Scientists are marvelling over an unusual cherry tree that grew from a seed that astronauts had carried to space.
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1-Ton, Man-Eating Crocodile Caught in Uganda

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Residents of the Kakira village, in the Jinja District of eastern Uganda, gather to look at a crocodile that was captured by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) staff, March 31, 2014. PETER BUSOMOKE/AFP/Getty Images A monstrous one-ton crocodile that terrorized an Ugandan village has been caught after a four-day hunt, according to Ugandan wildlife officials. Authorities estimate the reptile is about 80-years-old and believe it’s responsible for killing a local resident as well as mauling several other people, a Uganda Wildlife Authority officer told The New Vision. Wildlife officials used meat on a stick to bait the crocodile and catch it….
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Now I Know – It’s a Colorful Life

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There’s a 90% or so chance that you’re something called a “trichromat.” The rest of you are almost certainly “dichromats.” It’s an easy thing to figure out, too. If you’re colorblind — and about 8% of men (and fewer than 1% of women) are — you’re the latter. Just about everyone else is a trichromat. Dichromats often struggle to determine the difference between red and green while trichromats can differentiate between about a million different hues.

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This is a bit dense at times but it worth it to know that apparently 2.5% of women may have eyes that can see millions of colors.

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