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This crisis will play out *identically* whether you check the news every 2-3 days or every 10 minutes. Whether you know every reckless thing every faraway powerful person did, or not.

What can you do to make YOUR life, and the life of those within your reach, a little better?

Trolley-Problem Corona Edition.


This one's a real head-scratcher.

Please tell me something that interests you, that you would talk for hours about given the opportunity

Every morning my coworkers call me and tell me they are literally starving and I HAVE to feed them

Which stage of capitalism is it where we sacrifice our grandparents for the good of the stock market?

If the United States were an alien civilization visited first by the Enterprise, Captain Picard would break the prime directive so hard

Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils

"... the earliest bilaterian, or organism with a front and back, two symmetrical sides, and openings at either end connected by a gut"

It's like looking into a mirror.

I can’t believe February was 8 years ago

This is Haskell, the cat. He’d like to let everyone know that you can just sleep through this.

@tsturm Right! I had thought, If you wanted to make a docu-series about von Braun, that paragraph is episode one—he was only 16!

Then I read Wikipedia, found out when he was 12, he tried to make a rocket car and, "caused a major disruption in a crowded street by detonating a toy wagon to which he had attached fireworks."

I think he might have been part Kerbal.

In 1986, Harrods, a small restaurant in the town of Otorohanga, New Zealand, was threatened with a lawsuit by the famous department store of the same name. In response, the town changed its name to Harrodsville and renamed all of its businesses ‘Harrods'.

So… If I'm reading this correctly, Filmmaker Fritz Lang (Metropolis, M) and his wife were likely responsible for the shape and history of Western rocketry? (!?!?!!!)

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