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Behind The Shot: After The Fire

Photo By Andy Wolcott These days, people around Jackson, Wyoming, refer to it as “The Burn,” the largest wildfire in the history of Grand Teton National Park. The Berry Fire, ignited by lightning on July 25, 2016, burned for more than two months before park management filed its last report …

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Photo Of The Day By Gary Fua

Photo By Gary Fua Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Courting” by Gary Fua. Camera: Canon EOS 7D See more of Gary Fua’s photography at www.flickr.com/photos/east-wind. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website …

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Musician Plays Each Role of the Multi-Track Pink Floyd Song ‘Money’ With Just an Acoustic Guitar

Musician Jon Hart performs amazing fingerstyle covers of multi-track songs with just himself and his guitar. Amongst the songs he’s covered are “Money” by Pink Floyd, “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac, “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve and “Three Little Birds/One Love” by Bob Marley. Hart amazingly covers each instrumental role …

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How the Substitution of Familiar Sounds for Those That Are Unfamiliar Creates a Foreign Accent

In a nuanced episode of their incredibly informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss, linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill verbally and visually explain how a non-native speaker of any language may have difficulty speaking that language without an accent because they don’t having the right set of sounds within …

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Pied Piper Goes Through a Great Deal of Change in the Fifth Season Teaser For ‘Silicon Valley’

The teaser trailer for the fifth season of the hit HBO show Silicon Valley shows a great deal of change for Pied Piper gang. With Erlich gone, their living situation is tenuous even as Richard’s company grows in size and esteem. The Pied Piper crew is back and getting reckless …

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Why Blue Pigment Is So Rarely Found in Nature

In a vivid episode of the PBS series It’s Okay To Be Smart, host Joe Hanson explained how certain animals like flamingos get their color from what they eat (carotenoids), before moving on to posit the question “Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?”. After examining the wings of butterflies …

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Two Kittens Take Turns at Greedily Eating the Same Strawberry

In 2010, two adorable little Scottish fold kittens named Dusky and Cheese Puff, who both appear to be quite fond of fresh fruit, politely took turns at greedily consuming the same strawberry being held by their human. Dusky, the longhaired kitten, was more aggressive in the eating, while Cheese Puff …

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Photo Of The Day By Garry Everett

Photo By Garry Everett Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fire Water” by Garry Everett. Location: Horsetail Fall, Yosemite National Park, California. “Horsetail Fall in Yosemite—this 2017 image captures the fall with light only on the bottom half,” Everett says of the image. “I framed the photo tightly on the …

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Liam Neeson and Patrick Wilson Answer the Web’s Most Searched Questions About Themselves

The Commuter stars Liam Neeson and Patrick Wilson sat down with Wired to answer the web’s most searched questions about the themselves during an Autocomplete Interview. The Commuter is scheduled to be released in theaters on January 12th, 2018. Is Liam Neeson retiring? Is Patrick Wilson related to Will Arnett? …

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The Annoyances of Airline Travel in Real Life

Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton of Tripp and Tyler act out the numerous annoyances of airline travel in real life with passengers waiting forever to board an SUV, smashing the person behind them by reclining back in their seats, and getting annoyed by the pilots (drivers) startling interruptions. The hilarious …