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the muppets name entomology

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When you get confused with the different permutations, Venn Diagrams are always here to help. Thought you’d like to know.

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Written by bjornyeo

September 20, 2010 at 3:32 pm

how to win rock-paper-scissors everytime

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Because you are such a competitive person. Do the Spock! Thought you’d like to know. via Flowing Data

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August 19, 2010 at 11:43 pm

number of birds killed

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Number of birds killed by the BP oil spill: at least 2,188 and counting.

Number of birds killed by wind farms: 10,000-40,000 annually.

Number of birds killed by cars: 80 million annually.

Number of birds killed by cats: Hundreds of millions to 1 billion annually.

Don’t worry there is some good news.

Number of birds killed by fisheries: tens to hundreds of thousands annually (fortunately for the birds, some of these fisheries are now shut down).

Thought you’d like to know… via Marginal Revolution

Written by bjornyeo

July 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm

purple carrots

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The reason modern Western carrots are orange is because they were bred that way, in the 16th and 17th centuries, in tribute to the Dutch royal House of Orange.

Thought you’d like to know.

Written by bjornyeo

June 21, 2010 at 12:08 am

beautiful bone-eating snot-flower worm

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A beautiful organism with not so pretty table manners.

“Osedax mucofloris—otherwise known as the bone-eating snot-flower worm—is a species of undersea worm discovered in 2005. It eats the bones of deceased whales. On the surface of the bone, the worm looks like a curly, pink flower. Burrowed into the bone is a mass of worm-y tissue that, presumably, does the actual eating.”

Thought you’d like to know.

via BoingBoing

Written by bjornyeo

June 2, 2010 at 1:20 am

chupa chups logo

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The Chupa Chups “Daisy” logo was designed in 1988 by renowned surrealist painter, Salvador Dali. Thought you’d like to know.

Written by bjornyeo

March 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

world’s smallest orchid

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The world’s smallest orchid has been discovered, by chance, in the hills of Equador. That makes such a lovely, romantic story, does it not? via National Geographic. Thought you’d like to know.

Written by bjornyeo

December 9, 2009 at 10:58 am

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