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wow! Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany

wow! Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years

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Like liebfraumilch for the mind...

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Frustrated Gardener Who Couldn't Grow Grass Digs Up Lawn - And Finds WW2 Air Raid Shelter

Frustrated Gardener Who Couldn't Grow Grass Digs Up Lawn - And Finds WW2 Air Raid Shelter | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Green-fingered Jim Clark, 62, was left baffled for three decades because he couldn't get a decent amount of grass
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Thanks to Gerry for finding this great story.

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The Ultimate List of Visual Content Tools

The Ultimate List of Visual Content Tools | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Visual content tools can help you add flare and professionalism to your post. This extensive list will help you find the right tool for your needs.

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I'm always interested in new sources of free visual content, and while this list may not be "the ultimate", it is certainly worth a bookmark.  :)

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 20, 11:33 AM

Visual content tools can help you add flare and professionalism to your post. This extensive list will help you find the right tool for your needs. Recommended reading. 9/10

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 20, 1:42 PM

Visual content tools can help you add flare and professionalism to your post. This extensive list will help you find the right tool for your needs. Recommended reading. 9/10

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Double the Trouble Found Under Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

Double the Trouble Found Under Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Hawaii's big, booming eruptions are born from a pair of two relatively small magma chambers under Kilauea volcano's peak.

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A mantle plume sounds like something a 17th century English naval officer would wear.  :)

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, March 10, 12:04 PM

Good article from "Live Science" about the composition of Hawaii Island's two active volcanoes--Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  Aloha, Russ.

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Who is the woman found at Richard III's grave site?

Who is the woman found at Richard III's grave site? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Who was she? A wealthy aristocrat, church benefactor, beloved servant?
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A new twist on the now-famous parking lot unearthing of King Richard III.

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Mystery tunnel near Pan Am games venue stumps Toronto

Mystery tunnel near Pan Am games venue stumps Toronto | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A big hole in the ground discovered near a venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto has stumped authorities looking into it.
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So they discovered this last month, but only announced it Tuesday?

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What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent?

What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
From Stephen Hawking to Spike Jonze, the existential threat posed by the onset of the ‘conscious web’ is fuelling much debate – but should we be afraid?
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If we can have AI artists, why not be ready for some freeform, multi-server internet AI to have some ideas of its own?

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10 Ancient Words We’ll Probably Never Translate

10 Ancient Words We’ll Probably Never Translate | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A hapax legomenon is a word or phase that is unique. It appears only one time in an entire body of text.
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Ah, a likely Tolkien origin word: Orcneas

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Back to the future

Back to the future | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Photographer Irina Werning sheds light upon the universal journey of growing older in "Back to the Future," an ongoing photo series that began in 2011.
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Some of these photos are really awesome!

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Sunken city of Igarata begins to emerge as Brazil's drought sees water levels plummet

Sunken city of Igarata begins to emerge as Brazil's drought sees water levels plummet | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Town submerged in 1969 reappears as Brazil remains in one of the worst droughts in its history.
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Not a whole lot to reappear, but still interesting.

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35+ Amazing Website To Get Free Stock Photos - Download New Themes

35+ Amazing Website To Get Free Stock Photos - Download New Themes | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Free Stock Photos

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isorepublic is a great one

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#website #design #photo #image #picture #freebies #Friday 

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10 Famous Political Figures Who Completely Switched Sides

10 Famous Political Figures Who Completely Switched Sides | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Throughout their lifetimes, people switch viewpoints on a number of things. The most contentious area is probably politics. If individuals stay firm on an issue, people call them stubborn. If individuals change, people call them flip-floppers.
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Covers a lot of years with just a list of 10.

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Randy Quaid attacks Rupert Murdoch in crazed video rant: 'You want to f*ck me ...

Randy Quaid attacks Rupert Murdoch in crazed video rant: 'You want to f*ck me ... | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


Actor Randy Quaid posted a bizarre video attacking Rupert Murdoch, Warner Brothers, and News Corp over their lack of support for him.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzUvCNtXLVE

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Is Your YouTube Cover Song Legal?

Is Your YouTube Cover Song Legal? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Musicians of MakeUseOf, you're always wanting to build up your popularity, aren't you? Of course you are. A popular method for those desiring a quick-and-easy rise to stardom is by posting cover songs of popular music on YouTube. With covers like this Taylor Swift mash-up even getting support from the original artist, it's no wonder they are abundant. http://youtu.be/7m3o5LuFKxg But…
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The second part of this licensing stuff (for the video) is a bit mysterious.

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How to Separate the Personal and Professional on Social Media

How to Separate the Personal and Professional on Social Media | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Four strategies.
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From the article: "the more that posts are tailored to specific circles in a social world, the less risk there is that they will cause offense..."

Or, how about an approach that is not so obsessed with being PC.

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Family dog goes missing in Durham, woman demands ransom

Family dog goes missing in Durham, woman demands ransom | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A Durham family is desperately searching for their missing dog and the woman who claims she has the beloved pet.
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Now that's pretty low.

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Canine competitor 'poisoned' at Crufts dog show

Canine competitor 'poisoned' at Crufts dog show | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
An investigation is under way after a canine competitor died the day after competing at Crufts, one of the world's most prestigious dog shows.
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Poisoned at a dog show...very sad.

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Spies, lies and fantasies: leaked cables lift lid on work of intelligence agencies

Spies, lies and fantasies: leaked cables lift lid on work of intelligence agencies | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
In the world of espionage, reports peppered with half-truths, rumours and the seemingly outlandish is par for the course, documents show

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Man, tamarisk plants as a weapon...

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10 Incredible Historic Sites We Lost Forever (Due To Stupidity)

10 Incredible Historic Sites We Lost Forever (Due To Stupidity) | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
We’ve told you before about the many important items our species has managed to somehow lose over the years. But a few mislaid books don’t even begin to compare to the entire locations we’ve somehow destroyed.
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Benin City...man.

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Google's zany research arm shoots for the moon

Google's zany research arm shoots for the moon | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Google’s plan to start life on Mars might have been a prank, but some of the real ideas coming out of its secretive Google[x] unit are out of this world
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Today, self-driving cars; tomorrow, self-landing probes...hey wait, why'd we do that backwards?

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Creative AI: The robots that would be painters

Creative AI: The robots that would be painters | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Painting might be the last thing you'd expect computers to excel at, but artificial intelligence researchers are proving that computers can in fact generate paintings and other kinds of visual art...
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What would be even more interesting is if we could ask a computer with decent AI to paint what it perceives to be the bad elements of humanity.

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Boston prepares for more snow, possible blizzard

Boston prepares for more snow, possible blizzard | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
They dig and they dig. They uncover their cars, and sidewalks, and roads, and just when people are able to move around again easily, it comes back.
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Uncle.

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36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without

36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
We asked 19 Social Media Pros to share their Top Visual Content Creation Tools. Here are 36 of their top tools and a handy cheat sheet for the Top 5.

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Some nice ones in here.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 8, 3:23 AM

There are several surprises among these best content marketing tools. Good reading.

Susan Mackay's curator insight, February 9, 9:00 AM

This has some great content tools for your social media campaigns.  The one I really like is Instaquote

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Comcast customer in Chicago area receives bill addressed to 'Super B—-'

Comcast customer in Chicago area receives bill addressed to 'Super B—-' | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Comcast customer called 'super bitch' on her bill.
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Does this mean we can make out payments to "Monopoly Pigs"?

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TransAsia plane crashes in Taiwan river, killing at least nine people

TransAsia plane crashes in Taiwan river, killing at least nine people | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Regional airliner came down in Keelung river near Taipei, injuring dozens, local media reports as television footage shows ruptured fuselage in water
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Amazing footage. Could have been much worse.

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This Tree Beautifully Reveals The Relationships Between Languages

This Tree Beautifully Reveals The Relationships Between Languages | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The tree of languages.
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Re3ally cool infographic.

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