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  • Last passenger pigeon passed 100 years ago today

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    Kate Rinsema
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Well, here’s a surefire way to bring down the mood at your BBQ tonight. It was exactly a century ago today that the world’s last passenger pigeon, once a mainstay in the skies over the United States and Canada, took its last flight heavenwards due to old age. To give you an idea of just how common these birds were, Major W Ross King described an unbelievably huge flock that he witnessed flying over Niagara in 1860: “I was perfectly amazed to behold the air filled and the sun obscured by millions of pigeons, not hovering about but darting onwards in a straight line with arrowy…
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  • Last passenger pigeon passed 100 years ago today

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Well, here’s a surefire way to bring down the mood at your BBQ tonight. It was exactly a century ago today that the world’s last passenger pigeon, once a mainstay in the skies over the United States and Canada, took its last flight heavenwards due to old age. To give you an idea of just how common these birds were, Major W Ross King described an unbelievably huge flock that he witnessed flying over Niagara in 1860: “I was perfectly amazed to behold the air filled and the sun obscured by millions of pigeons, not hovering about but darting onwards in a straight line with arrowy…
  • 10 ways to determine your career path

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Sure, it’s a holiday, so the last thing you want to think about is work, but seeing as it’s Labor Day, the subject is more apropos than ever. Lifehacker’s Melanie Pinola presents the top ten ways to start charting your ideal career path, whether you’re starting out or considering a big change. 10. Think about what excites and energizes you This one’s the first obvious step—we all want to enjoy and actually like our careers. (Perhaps the biggest sign you’re on the wrong path is if you dread talking about your job.) While passion isn’t the only…
  • The 25 wettest countries in the world (in terms of alcohol consumption)

    Josh Urich
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Where do you think the U.S. falls on the list of the twenty-five wettest countries in the world? Take a second, come up with your answer. Waiting. Waiting. Got it? The answer is this: the U.S. is not among the twenty-five wettest countries in the world. It’s actually number thirty-seven.  The wettest country in the world is Belarus, whose citizens drink an average of 14.37 liters of booze per person. Ireland, which you’d expect to be high, enjoys about 11.92 liters per person, just beating France (11.7). Full story at Mind Body Green. More facts about booze. Photo credit: Canva
  • 10 science-backed reasons to eat more cinnamon

    Josh Urich
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Here’s a question you probably haven’t asked yourself recently: “Am I eating enough cinnamon?” Well, according to this Alternet article, the answer is no. This article offers ten reasons to eat more of your favorite spice. For example, studies have shown that cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar levels. Surprisingly, cinnamon also helps fight food-borne illnesses. In fact, cinnamon’s disease-fighting tendencies are actually sometimes used in combination with drugs to treat HIV. So go get more cinnamon. Full story at Alternet. More great health tips. Photo…
  • Recycled airplane parts make for a conference table where ideas take off [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Forget the boring old conference table where so many hours of your life have passed negotiating contracts, enjoying a yearly evaluation or just hashing over the mission statement one more time, and picture every meeting at a table this uplifting. In the world of upcycling, there’s plenty of original designs out there, but we can’t help but love something this gorgeous, created by Southern California’s MotoArt A gleaming Boeing 747 jet engine makes up the base of this incredible table and includes a set of multi-colored LED lights on the inside for when you want to bust a…
 
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