News Briefs 04-05-2017

From the Royal Society for Putting Things Atop Other Things: Birds atop other birds.

Thanks to John Reppion and viewers like you.

"Starting with things of little value--a bit of spilled oil, a little stolen wine--repeat to yourself: 'For such a small price, I buy tranquillity.'"
- Epictetus

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LastLoup's picture
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Crows: Don't show Greg it will freak him out! I wonder if they do this as a form of showing off. Risking their lives with big predators to impress the flock or just play chicken, so to speak. I know they will sit on wolves in the same way.

Cheetah: May have been a genetic mutation left over from the Ice​ Age.

UFO: With all the space debris swirling around up there it's not surprising. Frankly we should rain filth.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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“We also found that meditation practice appears to help anxious people to shift their attention from their own internal worries to the present-moment external world, which enables better focus on a task at hand.”

Next step - permanently disable mainstream TeeVee News channels coming into your home.

LastLoup's picture
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And social media :P

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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"...there was a period of experimentation in pyramid building techniques during the reign of King Sneferu, and mid-construction collapses informed many of the choices that were made. At Meidum, about 50km from Dahshur, Sneferu tried to cut corners by adding sides to a previously existing step pyramid. It was a rush job, and at some point, disaster struck. The addition collapsed, leaving the original step pyramid surrounded by a ring of rubble."

"Sneferu" bears an uncanny resemblance to the word "snafu."

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Well, of course Snofru didn't actually build any of the four pyramids attributed to (claimed by) him. There is so much focus on the Great Pyramids, but I wonder if the key to unlocking their true ages could not be found in a fresh analysis of some of the less famous ones, e.g., Bent Pyramid.