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In International news Farcical US election is evidence of Washington's hypocritical democracy: China Russia warns South Korea of consequences if THAAD deployed Russia, China have good prospects for cooperation development - China’s Commerce Minister President al-Assad to Chinese Phoenix TV: any foreign troops coming to Syria without permission are invaders-video Ray McGovern on Russia, China, and U.S. Exceptionalism Chinese fugitive officials have nowhere to hide: By the end of 2016, 2,566 fugitives had been extradited or repatriated from over 90 countries and regions, with assets worth about 8.6 billion yuan ($1.25 billion) recovered Trump could be handing a big gift to China: Without the TPP facilitating capital flows, China is likely to overtake the U.S. as the largest source of foreign direct investment for ASEAN. China has seized the opportunity afforded by Trump’s wall on the U.S. border with Mexico to reach out Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China: The amount of solar power added worldwide soared by some 50% last year because of a sun rush in the US and China, new figures show Trump reportedly plans to host China's president in April International Women’s Day in China: Chinese Women Dominate List of World’s Female Billionaires Chinese cruise passengers put patriotism above tourism by skipping South Korean port visit N. Korea, THAAD key topics for Trump's summit with Xi: White House 3,300 Chinese cruise passengers stage boycott at South Korean resort amid missile shield row: A Jeju official was quoted as saying that smaller groups of Chinese tourists had refused to disembark in Jeju in recent days but the scale of this protest was surprising Brics Plus: China wants more countries in grouping; will India's influence be reduced? Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has come up with the idea of expanding the membership of the five-nation economic grouping too include other emerging economies like Mexico, Pakistan and Sri Lanka One of China's 'Most-Wanted' Fugitives Returns From US to Surrender: Wang Jiazhe is the 39th fugitive on the list to return No need to choose between China and United States, Premier Li Keqiang says Korean crisis: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang doesn't want chaos on China's doorstep Tillerson to warn China of sanctions over North Korea China: We respect Philippines' rights over Benham Rise China pledges firm response if Japan interferes in South China Sea Trump’s Top China Expert Isn’t a China Expert (lol) Why China Wants In on Syria's Reconstruction Program Tan Zhongyi, 25-Year-Old Female Chinese Chess Player Wins 2017 Women's World Chess Championship Saudi Arabia, China sign deals worth up to $85 billion China's Fan wins 3rd straight women's 500m gold at short track worlds The next meeting for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be held in Chile's capital Santiago after the withdrawal of the United States and with the participation of China Beijing, Saudi Arabia agree to more oil cooperation, exports to China China, U.S. in talks on meeting between presidents UK is helping China build a new Silk Road: January, the first freight train from China’s eastern town of Yiwu arrived in London. So far, leaders from more than 20 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America have confirmed attendance to Beijing's Belt and Road Forum in May US and China agree tensions on Korean Peninsula are at a 'rather dangerous level' Travel booms as China, Philippines improve ties China ready to help build Mindanao railway PM Benjamin Netanyahu flies to China amid coalition crisis In Domestic news China praises courts for punishing state security crimes "China's population to peak to 1.45 billion by 2030" China to Step Up Observations, Tourism in South China Sea: China is expanding its presence in the South China Sea with plans to build an underwater observation system and to send tourists to the disputed areas Chinese officials ring alarm bells as IS video shows militants vowing to launch attack China says investment will help unification with Taiwan "China's Communist Party hardens rhetoric on Islam" New rules forbid retired officials in Beijing from practicing religious activities Lhasa tops China's happiest cities in 2016: CCTV poll China legislature giving more seats to women, workers ‘When are you going back to Arabia?’: How Chinese Muslims became the target of online hate China consumer day show skewers Nike shoes, Muji foods A New Baby Boom Is Happening in China's Smaller Cities Beijing ‘to slash foreign picture book numbers’: publishers urged to focus on domestically generated books China's new bitcoin rules call for identity check Over Half Say Gender Equality on the Rise in China: Survey canvassed 2,002 Chinese, 23.4 percent of whom came from the countryside The chart that shows China’s baby-making frenzy since it lifted its one-child policy: The country recorded 18.46 million live births in 2016, leading to “the largest annual number of newborns since 2000" China to cut Foreigners Some Slack, Will Start Issuing 5-Year Work Permits China rebrands Cold War nuclear bunker as tourist draw China Decreased Their Fossil Fuel Use While Increasing Their Energy Use When China’s White-Hat Hackers Go Patriotic: after Lotte Group’s website crashed, Huaxia Hacker Alliance took credit. Huaxia advertises themselves as white-hat. Since the 1990s, many Chinese hackers have readily exchanged white-hats for red-hats 红帽子 whenever they feel their nation is under assault Put us on the map, please: China's smaller cities go wild for starchitecture In SciTech news A new approach to improving lithium-sulfur batteries: authors include researchers from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shenzhen University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University in China Hong Kong university reveals complete genetic sets of nasopharyngeal cancer: Chinese University findings may lead to development of new drugs for a more targeted approach in treating patients Diabetes drug may be effective against deadly form of breast cancer, study suggests: Researchers in China have discovered that a metabolic enzyme called AKR1B1 drives an aggressive type of breast cancer China is working on a new manned spaceship that can fly both in low earth orbit, as well as a moon landing mission. The spacecraft is recoverable and can carry six people in low earth orbit and three to four in a moon landing mission China's Didi launches Silicon Valley research hub China Fast Catching up With AI Robots Manufacturing First results of CRISPR gene editing of normal embryos released: team in China has corrected genetic mutations in some of the cells in three normal human embryos using the CRISPR genome editing technique. The latest study is the first to describe the results of using CRISPR in viable human embryos Two Chinese win Science Prizes Researchers assemble five new fully artificial yeast chromosomes: A team at Tsinghua University led an effort where six teams built in pieces synthetic chromosome XII (synXII), which was then assembled into a final molecule more than a million base pairs (a megabase) in length Baidu’s Artificial Intelligence Lab Unveils Synthetic Speech System: The Chinese search giant’s Deep Voice system learns to talk in just a few hours with little or no human interference China to Unveil World's First Civilian Sub Developed Jointly With Russia by 2018: China is set to unveil a civilian submarine, developed with participation of Russian scientists, by the end of the year The Next U.S.-China Arms Race: Artificial Intelligence? Currently, PLA thinkers anticipate the advent of an “intelligentization Revolution in Military Affairs” that will result in a transformation from informatized ways of warfare to future “intelligentized” (智能化) warfare The future is here: China sounds a clarion call on AI funding, policies to surpass US: Artificial intelligence has made its way on to the agenda of the government’s annual political show in Beijing, urged on by the country’s business and technology elites China's Space Station: Tianhe-1 module to be followed by Tianzhou-2, Shenzhou-12. Tianzhou-2 will dock with and supply Tianhe-1 in low Earth orbit. Shenzhou-12 crewed spacecraft will visit Tianhe-1, which is the first of three large modules that will make up the completed Chinese Space Station China outpaces India in internet access, smartphone ownership Beijing to release national artificial intelligence development plan: Wan Gang, the minister of science and technology, said the plan, which aims to facilitate the adoption of the technology in a wide range of areas, including “economy, social welfare, environmental protection and national security” The secret Maoist Chinese operation that conquered malaria — and won a Nobel - Salon.com Researchers in China have developed Graphene solar panels that can generate electricity from raindrops. The solar panels with a respectable 6.53 percent solar-to-electric conversion efficiency allows generation of power during periods of clouds and rain. China starts building huge cosmic-ray observatory to study the evolution of the universe China’s Undersea Lab Station to Boost Country’s Deep-Sea Research Efforts: undersea lab station is planned to hold up to 12 people and last for months underwater BeiDou navigates its way to global stage: system with a constellation of 35 satellites by 2020. GLAC to set up an alliance for enterprises that seek to take BeiDou products and solutions to markets along the Belt and Road Initiative A new clip from Science Channel's "Impossible Engineering" highlights the astonishingly large Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) in China Cube iWork1x Review - Z8350 2-in-1 Windows 10 Tablet How China is Becoming a World Leader in Artificial Intelligence: Data Ecosystem - large volume of user data for algorithms and AI programs. Research and development - AI patent applications grew 186% from previous 5 years. Strong growth projected - 202 Chinese AI startups raised US$1 billion in 2016 In Economic news The New Industrial Revolution In China Is Here After $225 Billion in Deals Last Year, China Reins In Overseas Investment - The New York Times The European Patent Office published its 2016 annual report today, showing an “unprecedented level of patent filings,” and underlining the growing number of patent applications from China China to start intellectual property rights pilot reform Ivanka Trump was importing 50 tonnes of Chinese clothing as her father was saying 'buy American' What Trump Doesn't Understand About China's Entrepreneurial Culture - China doesn't want to be the world's technology manufacturer; it wants to displace Silicon Valley as the world's technology innovator. The Truth About doing business in China from Alibaba, Didi Chuxing Trump is already losing to China in technology China poised to top global corporate patents Competing with the Chinese Factory of 2017 - Deep manufacturing expertise and extensive supply chains give China a lead that will be tough to overcome. Chinese pharma firms target the global market Being bullish on China is no longer an outlier view Clean Energy Could Spark a Trade War Between the US and China Chinese enterprises hired some 1.5 million foreigners overseas in 2016 amid their rapid global expansion, China's commerce minister said. Overseas Chinese enterprises recorded 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars in sales volume last year, bringing 40 billion U.S. dollars of taxes to host countries China's Sinopec nears deal to buy Chevron's South African assets While Trump complains about open markets, China and Germany are embracing free trade Russian scientists and Chinese business collaboration development 'Global powerhouse' business competition with ties to China now in Toronto China reins in overseas investment after $300b in 2016 In Military news China will use steam catapults on its third aircraft carrier instead of electromagnetic launch but the fourth will mostly catchup to US technology The PLA’s Potential Breakthrough in High-Power Microwave Weapons: In the near term, the PLA’s probable employment of this HPM could be as a ship-borne anti-missile system or to reinforce China’s air defense systems China developing military drones that can evade radar, anti-aircraft weapons: CASIC is also interested in developing near-space drones, which would travel in Earth's atmosphere at altitudes of 20 to 100km, above the top altitudes of commercial airliners but below orbiting satellites China to intercept 'intruding' aircraft, follow military vessels amid efforts to strengthen navy Inside China’s High-Tech Space-Based Laser Arsenal: If Beijing’s military provides the funding for the scientists’ proposed five-ton chemical laser, it could be operational by 2023. The weapon would be capable of destroying enemy satellites in orbit from its position in lower Earth orbit China ready to neutralise THAAD, retired PLA general says: All the country’s armed forces had the capacity to interfere with radar signals. Yue said an ideal place to install the Chinese equipment was on the Shandong peninsula on the country’s east coast, opposite South Korea Report: Israel Passes U.S. Military Technology to China Tillerson puts military action 'on the table' over North Korea Pakistan has inducted an advanced Chinese made LY-80 (LOMADS) Surface to Air missile defence system to secure its airspace from any sort of misadventure, a statement from the ISPR said China to expand marine corps for deployment in Gwadar, Djibouti: China is constructing a naval base in Djibouti to provide logistical support in one of the world's busiest waterways in the Indian Ocean Stealth fighter soon powered by local engines: "It will not take a long time for our fifth-generation combat plane to have China-made engines," said Chen Xiangbao, vice-president of the AECC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island: An image of North Island in the Paracels group taken on March 6 shows recent work including land clearing and possible preparation for a harbour to support what experts believe may be eventual military installations Other Notables Is Google another step closer to being unblocked in China? Mainland Chinese student 'detained for spying' in Taiwan is a anti-CCP KMT supporter Sun Wukong's Journey to the West | WooKong Pictures: Naigu stone forest in China's Yunnan The Great Wall of China on a cold day (x-post Damnthatsinteresting) [Analysis South Korea part 2] Fourth months ago before mainstream medias , I made an analisys on the situation of south Korea on this sub , this is the second part , just an update South Korea: Park's exit seen as chance to reset China relations Britain can be a key partner in China's new Silk Road Chinese Actors Don’t Have to Settle for Hollywood’s Racism Anymore While the West Fiddles, China Races to Define the Future The Rise of China and the Future of the West How We Address Strangers, How We View the World (East Asians, like the Chinese, Address Strangers via Familial Titles, "Uncles" or "Aunties", Europeans Use "Mister", Which Originated From An Aristocratic Title "Master", a commonly used English honorific for men under the rank of knighthood) China Could Reshape the Post-U.S. World Order, but Does It Want To? "Iron Fist" (Kung fu cultural appropriation) has flopped hard The Kingdom of Women: China’s ‘lost tribe’ of matriarchs, the Mosuo | Post Magazine Casting of white actors in college play causes furor at Central Washington U: They were using historical derogatory slurs — equivalent of the N-word for Chinese Addison complained. Robinson said We’re not looking for any kind of ethnic...it wouldn’t be uncommon to cast an Asian person as Hamlet Oldest-Known Image of Confucius Found in Tomb of Disgraced Han Dynasty Emperor American Unrest Proves China Got the Internet Right Meet China’s SexyCyborg: does projects to show creative culture. What reactions do you get? (clothes) Overwhelmingly positive in China. Intersection between beautiful women and creativity goes back thousands of years. As for people in the West, my appearance seem to be more important than anything Ghost in The Shell PSA Pictures: Fairyland on earth Baishi Mountain in Hebei, China (x-post from AI) Asian American artist Joshua Luna and his take on the upcoming Iron Fist show Beijing's Dancing Grannies Put on Headphones 16 Must-Know Etiquette Rules for Your Next Trip to China Mysterious pyramid-shaped tomb discovered under Chinese construction site Trump prepares to pass the world leadership baton to China Forgotten ally? China's unsung role In World War II (As the 1st Nation to enter WW2, with total casualties at more than 14 million, If China had surrendered in 1938, History might be very different) "Shen Yun - The First Time I Left a Performance" 4K Timelapse: BEIJING IN MOTION 2017 Harbin Opera House Pictures: Scenery of Suzhou Lion Grove Garden Westerners Want Chinese To Understand China Through Western Concepts Lightning-quick cashier counting goes viral online World's Longest Single Spherical Hinge Bridge Section Completes Rotation In North China City If interested in more non news categories, check the flair search on the sidebar. You can suggest ideas or pictures for the scrolling banner. This thread is not a replacement for messages regarding mod issues. Added some new user flairs that have ethnic and continental focus, check them out. Chinese users specifically are encouraged to identify with flairs. On the right hand side underneath "Subreddit Info" Click "edit" and select flair. 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Submissions Comments Total 1000 6566 Rate (per day) 2.74 17.97 Unique Redditors 311 2698 Combined Score 83364 32293 Top Submitters' Top Submissions 8084 points, 78 submissions: joelschlosberg actress Linda Hamilton has a twin sister who made it possible for Terminator 2 to film some scenes in one camera shot without compositing (396 points, 15 comments) Ben Franklin's daily schedule (353 points, 29 comments) historical marker (314 points, 4 comments) Isaac Asimov tells a joke involving profanity (300 points, 9 comments) The swordfights in The Princess Bride, Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, Highlander, The Mask of Zorro, Die Another Day, The Lord of the Rings, and Pirates of the Caribbean were all made by the same sword master, "the man who stabbed Errol Flynn". Who also did Darth Vader's lightsaber dueling himself. (281 points, 9 comments) Girl Scouts were told by their official handbook that "you should not be hostile to" Jews and Muslims as early as the 1918 edition. (278 points, 26 comments) "I hate versions that make Watson stupid. What makes Holmes impressive is that he outthinks smart people, not that he outthinks stupid people." (254 points, 3 comments) a joke from Isaac Asimov's Treasury of Humor (254 points, 18 comments) a tiny but full-featured solar-powered movie theater (236 points, 14 comments) Jetta, the teen-ager from the futuristic 21st century in a pre-Jetsons comic drawn by Archie Comics artist Dan DeCarlo (197 points, 9 comments) 6984 points, 104 submissions: 0and18 Man Pays $10K For House, Finds $107,000 Comic Book Hidden In Wall (241 points, 13 comments) xkcd: The Three Laws of Robotics (234 points, 2 comments) FDA Lifts Decades-Old 32 Year Old Ban On Blood Donations By Gay Men (233 points, 31 comments) This is Why You Should Never Release 1.5 Million Balloons At Once (191 points, 30 comments) Teaching Methods (188 points, 2 comments) Pirámide de Mayo In Argentina covered with photos of all the "disappeared" during the Dirty War (154 points, 2 comments) In 1958, Mao Zedong ordered all sparrows to be killed. As a direct result, millions of people starved to death. (150 points, 7 comments) Without leap years, today would be July 15, 2017 Explained in Graphics (148 points, 3 comments) Film poster for the Rocketeer (135 points, 5 comments) William Kamkwamba: At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home (131 points, 3 comments) 6687 points, 50 submissions: sverdrupian An adult oyster is capable of filtering 25-50 gallons of water a day. (1030 points, 72 comments) Making chain. (290 points, 18 comments) A series of tunnels in Taiwan (261 points, 6 comments) Artichoke in full bloom (242 points, 2 comments) USS CONSTITUTION in drydock for restoration - Launched in Boston in 1797, she's the oldest commissioned warship afloat (220 points, 24 comments) German WW1-era map calling out the Allies for the hypocrisy of promoting self-determination while simultaneously holding vast colonial empires. (202 points, 26 comments) "Our future is an airport without delays" - 1975 advertisement (189 points, 14 comments) Bee macro. (184 points, 4 comments) Het Gekkenhuis - a Dutch caricature map of Europe, 1914. (180 points, 2 comments) The oarfish, the world's largest known bony fish, is thought to have spawned tales of seas serpents. (178 points, 25 comments) 4762 points, 58 submissions: wormspermgrrl During Florida winters, manatees flock to nuclear and coal power plants for the warm water discharges. (414 points, 29 comments) Happy Birthday song ruled public domain as judge throws out copyright claim (202 points, 8 comments) 18 cities in Pennsylvania reported higher levels of lead exposure than Flint (194 points, 8 comments) xkcd: Log Scale (191 points, 8 comments) Parade Magazine's Ask Marilyn Controversy: The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman (174 points, 18 comments) Maryam Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal in 2014; she is the first woman to win math’s most prestigious prize (163 points, 1 comment) Meet the woman who makes fake fingers for Japan's reformed gangsters (161 points, 3 comments) Google's self-driving car gets pulled over for driving too slowly (157 points, 40 comments) The Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland (154 points, 12 comments) The Decemberists - "The Mariner's Revenge Song" (149 points, 14 comments) 2906 points, 31 submissions: jaykirsch 1989 Plymouth Voyager III concept. This is a two piece detachable vehicle (link in comments) (220 points, 21 comments) "Mission Accomplished" fly-in and speech May 1, 2003. Enormous political PR blunder. (206 points, 5 comments) Prepared for gas attack in France, WW1 (202 points, 6 comments) Les Paul with Paul McCartney and a Gibson left-handed "Special." 1988 (201 points, 9 comments) "Pictured Rocks" on Lake Superior near Munising, MI (180 points, 7 comments) Art Deco in the home - stylish 1937 GE radio (146 points, 9 comments) Woody Guthrie on the attack, 1941 (141 points, 2 comments) The Great 1918 Influenza Pandemic claimed more lives than WW1, including 675,000 (est.) Americans. (Article link in comments) (135 points, 6 comments) Come on in, kids, I have some pie and a magic mushroom. (129 points, 10 comments) Yooper "Pastie" in Michigan's UP (122 points, 25 comments) 2882 points, 23 submissions: appropriate-username "We come in peace" (470 points, 10 comments) This GIF illustrates why your phone camera takes weird photos of revolving propellers. (325 points, 12 comments) An electrical current causing water to form a bridge. (xpost/gifs) (276 points, 10 comments) This series of photos got the photographer banned from Magic TCG tournaments and is among the top 5 top posts of all time on Reddit (266 points, 33 comments) "My girlfriend keeps sending me her squids" (245 points, 9 comments) Pocky is a popular Japanese snack consisting of a cracker-like stick partially covered in chocolate--I can't believe nobody posted it so I can upvote it. Here's a picture of Pocky; the wiki article on it is in the comments. (177 points, 46 comments) An animated short about a lazy guy in space--35th most popular reddit post of all time (158 points, 10 comments) xkcd: Centrifugal Force (124 points, 3 comments) 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000 Rubik's Cube Solve (by a computer) (114 points, 10 comments) xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline (86 points, 4 comments) 2385 points, 30 submissions: sbroue Flying hammock [gif] (275 points, 13 comments) Property for Rent: No Asians (224 points, 17 comments) Gobi warns his shrimp housekeeper of approaching predator (140 points, 11 comments) First taste of chocolate for Ivory Coast Cocoa farmers (126 points, 10 comments) "Hurricane" Higgins finishes the match [gif] (119 points, 17 comments) Big Booty Bitches (Original Video) (116 points, 16 comments) The Blessing and launching of HMS Albion (1898) created a wave that drowned 39 people, you see them bottom left in some of the earliest disaster footage (110 points, 6 comments) Pizza with mini meat-pies baked in the crust Australian frankenfood (106 points, 6 comments) Bought for £1, the mysterious tower that inspired JRR Tolkien (101 points, 1 comment) Castro meets Nixon: April 1959 [pic] (100 points, 4 comments) 1687 points, 32 submissions: ceegee1975 Nicolas Cage returns stolen dinosaur skull he bought at auction for $276,000 (192 points, 11 comments) Why Hypercolor T-Shirts Were Just a One-Hit Wonder (99 points, 15 comments) Clean My Space. A youtube channel devoted to cleaning just about anything (98 points, 3 comments) Scientists have breached the blood-brain barrier for the first time to treat a brain tumour (83 points, 2 comments) They Might Be Giants-Ana Ng (78 points, 8 comments) How It's Made: Balloons (74 points, 4 comments) Mr. Bean The Movie - 'Gun' Scene (72 points, 6 comments) The Best Homemade Girl Scout Cookie Recipes (71 points, 5 comments) Monty Python - How Not to Be Seen (68 points, 2 comments) George Carlin - Euphemisms (65 points, 8 comments) 1623 points, 13 submissions: mrekted Legendary con man, scam artist, and forger Frank Abagnale Jr. pictured in the pilots seat of a Pan Am airliner. He flew over 1,000,000 miles while wearing a Pan Am uniform. He was never their employee, nor was he a pilot. (484 points, 24 comments) What It's Like When Reddit Wrongly Accuses Your Loved One Of Murder - The Boston Marathon Bomber Reddit Witch Hunt (240 points, 23 comments) Tim's Vermeer - Penn Jillette chronicles a mans ridiculously compulsive and obsessive five year obsession with reverse engineering and mastering the artistic techniques of Dutch master painter Vermeer (148 points, 6 comments) Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo TX. A bizarre, macabre tribute to the American love affair with the automobile. Visitors are encouraged to add their own ideas and messages to the memorial with spray paint. (133 points, 7 comments) 2010 - Reddit comes to the aid of a terminally ill little girl who was being cruelly harassed by her neighbors (126 points, 7 comments) In 2013, a UK man scoured the local dump after realizing he threw away a hard disk that contained 7500 bitcoins. At current market value those coins are worth a little over 5.5 million USD. (125 points, 4 comments) A float in the first Macy's Day Parade in 1924 (95 points, 1 comment) On Halloween 1938, Orson Welles enters legend with a radio play that convinced listeners that the planet was under attack by aliens from outer space (68 points, 1 comment) That's one fuckin' nice kitty right there. (51 points, 0 comments) Stampedes, pepper spray, fist fights, shootouts, and death. This is Black Friday in the United States. (49 points, 4 comments) 1535 points, 23 submissions: themanwhosleptin The reason why The Simpsons are yellow is because the creator Matt Groening wanted them to be recognizable when you flip through channels on the TV (194 points, 7 comments) Shoes (189 points, 3 comments) On April Fool's Day 2014, NPR posted a fake article on its Facebook page titled "Why Doesn't America Read Anymore?" When clicking on the post, the article asks its readers to not comment on it. Not surprisingly, many people commented anyway. (167 points, 7 comments) Gran Torino (2008) - a film about an elderly racist Korean War vet, his Hmong neighbors, and their struggles with street gangs (115 points, 11 comments) Napoleon's Exile In Saint Helena (91 points, 2 comments) Munchkin - a card game that parodies tabletop RPGs) (90 points, 7 comments) Meet Brother Najeeb Michael, the monk who saved thousands of manuscripts from IS jihadists (66 points, 1 comment) The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour - a television crossover film trilogy set between the universes in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and The Fairly OddParents (66 points, 2 comments) Tibetan Monks and Nuns Turn Their Minds Toward Science (51 points, 1 comment) The Rule of Thirds - a fundamental technique in photography (47 points, 0 comments) 1218 points, 14 submissions: justtoclick "Do it yourself doodler" album (359 points, 8 comments) If Harry Potter was an anime series (171 points, 37 comments) The Muppets explain Phenomenology (122 points, 4 comments) Hawaii Still Has a Leprosy Colony With Six Patients (94 points, 17 comments) David Bowie song 'Changes' inspired Brandon Flowers to form The Killers (59 points, 4 comments) Dave Barry’s 2015 Year in Review (57 points, 1 comment) U.S. Muslims to overtake Jews by 2026 (53 points, 9 comments) The Beatles Play Ed Sullivan: The Historic TV Appearance Heralding the British Invasion (52 points, 0 comments) The Evolution of Batman's Bat Symbol [Infographic] (51 points, 10 comments) Cycling With the Psycos -- Counterculture feminism in East L.A (48 points, 0 comments) 1191 points, 14 submissions: Lillyclown A Pocket Guide to Vaginal Euphemisms (197 points, 33 comments) The story behind the McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit (165 points, 28 comments) The Polish Beer Drinking Party (PPPP), orginally a satirical political party to promote beer, not vodka, and fight alcoholism, won 16 seats in the 1991 parliamentary election. Later splitting to Big Beer and Little Beer. (126 points, 6 comments) History of Color (115 points, 3 comments) The Chemistry of Ice Cream (89 points, 6 comments) 150 year old sunken steam boat's contents. Including still edible food! (87 points, 3 comments) The Strangest, Most Spectacular Bridge Collapse (65 points, 7 comments) All Blacks haka (61 points, 1 comment) The Poisoning of a City (61 points, 0 comments) British Police use Tea as a perfect analogy for sexual consent. (57 points, 9 comments) 1147 points, 14 submissions: Radu316 There's a statue of Lenin at the Pole of Inaccessibility in Antarctica. It was on top of a Soviet research station in the 60s. Abandoned in '67, it was forgotten until 2007 when it was rediscovered by a team of explorers. By then, the statue was the only part still visible. (167 points, 2 comments) Strelka was one of the first animals in space to return safely. She became a sensation in the Soviet Union and had puppies with cosmo-dog Pushok. Nikita Khrushchev gave a puppy, Pushinka, to JFK as a gift. She also had puppies and Strelka's bloodline is still alive in the United States. (147 points, 7 comments) The Turk was an 18th century chess-playing automaton. It went on a tour of Europe and America, defeating noted chess players like Ben Franklin and Napoleon. After being destroyed in a fire, it was revealed to be a hoax - a person (usually a chessmaster) hid inside and operated it. (136 points, 10 comments) "Houston, we have a problem" is a slight misquote popularized by the Apollo 13 movie. The real line was actually "Houston, we've had a problem" and was first said by astronaut John Swigert, not mission captain Jim Lovell. (115 points, 14 comments) Marginalia are all the various scribbles and comments made in margins of books or documents. In medieval times, religious texts written by nuns and monks featured marginalia with all sorts of vulgar images and dirty jokes. (96 points, 5 comments) Brain crater on Mars. The bizarre texture of the crater floor makes it resemble a brain. NASA worked out that, at 0.6 miles wide, the brain is about the right size to fit inside the mound known as the Face of Mars. (90 points, 0 comments) Statue of Alexander the Great taming Bucephalus. Bucephalus is often regarded as the most famous (real) horse in history. According to Plutarch, the horse died at the Battle of the Hydaspes in 326 BC. Afterwards Alexander founded the city of Bucephalia in his honor somewhere in modern day Pakistan. (81 points, 4 comments) Pretty much everything there is to know about tartan (aka plaid in America). The pattern of the kilt can be used to display your family background, royal lineage, service in specific branches of the military, even your name. You can even register new ones at the Scottish Register of Tartans. (79 points, 4 comments) "There's a sucker born every minute" is a quote attributed to P.T. Barnum, but it was actually said by David Hannum, one of his competitors. Hannum said it referring to people who paid to see Barnum's Cardiff Giant instead of his original, not realizing that both were fake. (60 points, 0 comments) Heart of Neolithic Orkney is a 5,000-year old world heritage site in Scotland. It includes four monuments: two ceremonial stone circles, a tomb and a former village called Skara Brae. Skara Brae is sometimes called "Scottish Pompeii" because it is so well-preserved. (47 points, 2 comments) 1128 points, 13 submissions: StochasticLife Banned until the 1980's, rock music in the USSR was smuggled around the country on records made from X Ray film. They were called 'Ribs' or 'Bone Records'. (216 points, 14 comments) Lithuania has only ever had a single king, Mindaugus. He was crowned king in 1251 and assassinated in 1263. (157 points, 5 comments) Russian had a monopoly on Vodka for over 400 years (1540's - 1992) and at one point Vodka sales made up 40% of the state's revenue (130 points, 8 comments) A nickelodeon was a hastily assembled movie theater, often setup in converted store fronts, that charged a nickle for admission. They were most popular between 1905 and 1915.) (114 points, 0 comments) Christopher Hitchen's video - Mother Theresa Hell's Angel, a critical look at her political relationships and the nature of her charitable practices. (109 points, 11 comments) Zatoichi, about a blind swordsmen, is one of Japan longest running film and TV series with over 27 films and 100 TV Episodes. (91 points, 6 comments) The oldest (surviving), and largest, Baha'i house of worship is in Wilmette Illiniois.) (64 points, 8 comments) Some humans (all women) are tetrachromats and are capable of seeing millions of colors the rest of us can't see (60 points, 10 comments) Geddy Lee of Rush was born in Canada to parents who were Polish Immigrants and holocaust survivors of Auschwitz, Dachu, and Bergen-Belsen. (50 points, 2 comments) North Korea prints the best counterfeit $100 (USD) bills in the world; they have been dubbed the 'Supernote' (45 points, 0 comments) 910 points, 8 submissions: frigate Salmon farmers choose the desired orangness-pinkness of their product from a colour chart (SalmoFan) provided by a company which supplies the food dyes to colour farmed salmon that would otherwise be gray, khaki, pale yellow, or pale pink (191 points, 10 comments) Kurt Vonnegut humorously graphs the shapes of stories (162 points, 5 comments) The Highway Hi-Fi: the short-lived record player designed for use in automobiles in the 1950's (155 points, 10 comments) H&M is making a $99 wedding dress. Here’s what that says about economics. (138 points, 43 comments) How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love (100 points, 18 comments) A few of the most impressive and iconic pipe organs from around the world (81 points, 3 comments) Truth and Reconciliation Commission: By the numbers – The odds of a child dying in a residential school were about the same as a Canadian soldier dying in World War 2 (48 points, 2 comments) Gordon Lightfoot superfans cherish every show – "Lightfoot lifers" are fans of Gordon Lightfoot who see as many performances as possible (35 points, 1 comment) 854 points, 5 submissions: CryptoCollectibles Cows Playing With Hay .gif (351 points, 24 comments) Super Antics #8 by Kerry Callen (303 points, 18 comments) This Ad for /Bitcoin made Two Years Ago, As relevant today as ever describing CryptoCurrency (114 points, 3 comments) How to Draw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 1986 (43 points, 1 comment) DIY: 25 Wearable Geek Projects You Can Knit or Crochet (43 points, 0 comments) 698 points, 7 submissions: goofballl Hongdae's (in Seoul) Love Museum features a single exhibit on the history of pornography in Korea. The rest of the museum is taken up with interactive sex-related photo ops. (203 points, 6 comments) Last known VCR maker stopped production in July, 40 years after VHS format launch (140 points, 9 comments) Although the exact cause for vitiligo remains unknown, it is thought to be caused by the immune system attacking and destroying the melanocytes of the skin. It famously affected Michael Jackson, causing sections of his skin to lighten over time. (106 points, 13 comments) Utchari, one of the most difficult moves in sumo, requires a wrestler to lift their opponent entirely off the ground and throw him behind and to the side. (89 points, 7 comments) Yamadera (lit. mountain temple) is a temple complex found in Yamagata Prefecture after a thousand step climb. It's where the poet Matsuo Basho penned his famous haiku: In the stillness/the cry of the cicada/penetrates the rock. (88 points, 10 comments) Cauliflower ear occurs when a blood clot forms between ear cartilage and connective tissue. This causes the cartilage to die, creating a deformity common to grappling sports like wrestling. (39 points, 3 comments) Guillain–Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the peripheral nerves and damages their myelin insulation. During the disease, only a third of afflicted people are able to walk, and the exact cause of the disease can remain unknown. (33 points, 0 comments) 698 points, 7 submissions: E_Pluriscoop_Unum Roger Ebert: "Ponyo [is] one of the very rare movies where I want to sit in the front row, to drown in it. This is more than “artistry.” It is art." (211 points, 11 comments) Chocolate Rain - Tay Zonday (138 points, 7 comments) Billy West, the voice of Nickelodeon, talking about some of his voices. 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