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Sea World has ended their orca captive breeding program. They also plan to move from performing with the orcas to providing more natural encounters. The current orca generation will be the last in captivity for Sea World. Source
Googling ‘find my phone’ gives you the location of any Android device that’s synced with your Google account. You can also lock your phone if it’s been stolen, or make it ring even when it’s set to silent. Source
Deism is the belief that a higher power created the world, but that God will not interfere with natural law or  perform miracles, and that people should rely on logic and reason instead of religious traditions based on writings in a book. Famous deists from history include Napoleon Bonaparte, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. SourceHappy 273rd Birthday to Thomas Jefferson! Here are some of his most notable quotations:“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.““History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.”“He who knows best knows how little he knows.”“On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”“Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.” “Every day is lost in which we do not learn something useful. Man has no nobler or more valuable possession than time.”
The ancient Romans of Pompeii didn’t have toothpaste or toothbrushes, but they had perfect teeth because their diets were so low in sugar. Source
Wrong Hands cartoonist John Atkinson has a series of short novel descriptions called Abridged Classics illustrations. If you haven’t read the book, you get the gist. If you have, there’s a chance you’ll find them amusing. Source
On April 1st, 1996, Taco Bell took out ads in 7 leading newspapers, stated they had bought the Liberty Bell to ‘reduce the country’s debt,’ and claimed they would rename it the 'Taco Liberty Bell.’ There were thousands of angry phone calls to the company, but the $300,000 prank generated $25 million of free publicity and over $1 million increase in sales in just 2 days. Source
Sometimes, a male octopus gets eager and tries to mate with a female too many times, so she strangles him and takes him back to her den to feed on for the next few days. Source
Split-depth GIFs are comprised of 3 panels so the images can be manipulated in separate layers, which makes them appear three dimensional. Source
In an effort to not be outdone by last years ‘presidential man buns’ Photoshop craze, the Internet created 'presidential candidates with beards.’ Source Photographs by Gage Skidmore | Artwork by Hrach Drambyan Photograph by Marc Nozell (L) and Gage Skidmore ® | Artwork by Hrach Drambyan Photographs by Gage Skidmore | Artwork by Hrach Drambyan
Once humans learned how to fly, it only took 66 years for us to land on the moon. Source
Snopes posted a false article claiming that TV’s Mister Ed was actually a zebra. It stated that the original horse was fired, and the zebra was undetectable due to closely integrated black and white images being difficult to resolve on non-color TVs. The hoax was created to mess with people in order to prove that you should never believe a source simply because you view them as trustworthy. Source Source 2
When you eat a pineapple, it eats you back. Pineapples are the only known carriers of Bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down proteins. Since your body is made of proteins, the pineapples you eat are also trying to digest you. That’s why a fresh pineapple can turn your tongue into a sore piece of sandpaper. Source
The website lets you search keywords to find items on eBay that have very few bids on them because they were listed with spelling mistakes. Source
Several amateur astronomers captured video of what appears to be an asteroid slamming into Jupiter. The brightening on the right side of the image likely came from some sort of impact, which, if confirmed, would be one of just a few recorded impacts ever on Jupiter. Source
Sculptor David Madero welds metal into brutal and delicate works of art. Source Source 2 DAVID MADEROWebsite | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram
There’s an easy way to seal a bag of chips without using a clip: SourceBut WHYEEE would you eat salt & vinegar when there are so many better options?! ;)
Researchers wore rubber human masks while trapping and banding crows to test their facial recognition ability. The crows were so mad that they later scolded anyone who wore that same mask, and recruited more crows to join their angry mobs. This behavior continued 7 years later, despite them only seeing the mask twice a year for a few hours at a time. Source


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