Get Roasted

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An interesting fact concerning the desert state that is California, each Almond grown requires one gallon of water.

The Worst Place on Earth

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The toxic lake at Baotou, Inner Mongolia. Home to the waste from one of the world’s largest suppliers of “rare earth” minerals.

There’s Money in Them Memes

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Copyrighting trollface

700 shekels

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The price Gaza City resident Rabie Darduna was ‘tricked’ into accepting for the door that Banksy painted in the ruins of what used to be his house. It’s about $175 US.

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De La Crowdfund

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For the first time in eleven years, De La Soul is recording a studio album. And being the independent artists that they are, De La is turning the people into the record label.

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“Who would have known that sex would lead to losing money?”

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How Slim Thug slept with his real estate agent and ended up in foreclosure.

Kissing Away The Family Creation

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John A. Hillerich IV, great-grandson of Bud Hillerich, the man who brought baseball to Hillerich & Bradsby, announced that the family company  just sold the intellectual property rights to their Louisville Slugger brand for $70 million to Amer Sports, the Finnish parent company of sporting goods giant Wilson.

Taking Design For Granted

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A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

Inside the Powell Factory

“George Powell,” a documentary short by Stacy Peralta.

The Aggravated Pimp

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the IMF is on trial in France for allegedly organizing and recruiting high-end prostitutes for orgies at luxury hotels across the globe. In France it’s not illegal to pay for sex, but it is illegal to pimp.

“When I’m looking for something to blow people’s minds, who better than a skateboarder who talks about neuroscience and memory and stuff like that?”

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Can Rodney Mullen save Silicon Valley from itself?

Photo by J. Grant Brittain

“making $1,300/mo w/ no work”

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After falling into internet dormancy, Hipster Runoff is for now sale. Seems like the site would be a great graduation gift for some budding internet salvation.

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