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Do we live in a computer simulation? UW researchers say idea can be tested

There’s a Name for That: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

Wild Animals Practically Pose For Him – výborné fotky

vtipné odpovede rodičov na sms-ky svojich teenagerov

The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary - h/t Zuzine za linku

He created a “uterus” from a football bladder by punching a couple of holes in it, and filling it with goat’s blood. A former classmate, a butcher, would ring his bicycle bell outside the house whenever he was going to kill a goat. Muruganantham would collect the blood and mix in an additive he got from another friend at a blood bank to prevent it clotting too quickly – but it didn’t stop the smell. He walked, cycled and ran with the football bladder under his traditional clothes, constantly pumping blood out to test his sanitary pad’s absorption rates. Everyone thought he’d gone mad.

While getting the message out to new areas of the country is still difficult, Muruganantham is sceptical about the effectiveness of TV advertising. “You always have a girl in white jeans, jumping over a wall,” he says. “They never talk about hygiene.”

Muruganantham also works with schools – 23% of girls drop out of education once they start menstruating.

toto by som si veľmi chcela ísť niekedy pozrieť; už ich majú dokonca aj v UK; pekné video o tom, ako vznikajú

Tri tvorivé tvory

Včera sme sa boli smiať na týchto (vianočný darček):

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Predstavenie bolo samozrejme iné, lebo dvakrát to isté nehrajú. A boli traja, ako majú aj v názve. Asi ešte niekedy pôjdeme. Hláška na konci, keď improvizovali jednu pesničku:

Nás ani rytmus ani melódia nerozhodia, my si spievame po svojom.

Výborný bol aj hudobník Stan z Nového Zélandu, ktorého mali so sebou (iný, ako v tomto videu). Keď sa ho pýtali, ako sa jeho jednočlenná kapela volá dnes večer, povedal po slovensky Stromový čaj – tritee.

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kruhový objazd pre peších (vďaka Borke za tip)

Kruhový objazd

počty narodených detí v jednotlivé dni roka (vďaka Renči za linku)

ako si internet predstavujú väzni, ktorí s ním nikdy neprišli do kontaktu

Through books, presentations, and printouts, they gained a theoretical understanding of the web, but not a practical one. While they still haven’t been online, this basic understanding made it easier for them to articulate just how far off their first impressions were. Here’s what they told me:

I envisioned the web to be like this infinite space filled with information about everything under the sun. I was confused about how you got from one piece of info to the next and I was clueless in terms of the lingo used to describe it all… The technical aspects of it make me go, Hmmmm? I realize everything is getting faster and moving toward mobile, so I often wonder about who’s doing all this stuff and where is it all taking place?

—Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal, 44; entered prison in 1994

unlikely… but not impossible

Turecký premiér chce, aby mali ženy “aspoň tri deti, najlepšie päť” Hádajte akým spôsobom to chce dosiahnuť?

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je to smutné, keď to najlepšie, čo som tento týždeň čítala o Sýrii, bolo na The Onion (pre tých, ktorí cibuľu nepoznajú: ľudia, to je satira)

magická brada:

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not a beautiful woman - úryvky z rôznych kníh… keď sú takto jeden vedľa druhého, je to hrozné

there’s more to life than being happy

how many people are in space right now – Keď som bola malá, tak som si myslela, že keď budem dospelá, tak toto číslo bude veľmi veľké. Stovky, tisícky. A ono je to 6.

your ancestors didn’t sleep like you – veľmi zaujímavé

Red Bull fotky

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the gift of siblings

They’re less tailored fits than friends are. But in a family that’s succeeded at closeness, they’re more natural, better harbors. As Colt observed of his siblings, and it’s true of mine as well, they aren’t people he would have likely made an effort to know or spend time with if he’d met them at school, say, or at work. And yet a reunion with them thrills him more than a reunion with friends, who don’t make him feel that he’s “a part of a larger quilt,” he said. His brothers do.

Star Wars vs Game of Thrones – nestáva sa mi to často, ale tu som sa reálne nahlas rehotala… ale aby to bolo vtipné, treba poznať dej oboch… a asi by som mala dať aj varovanie pre tých, ktorí nie sú úplne up-to-date: spoiler alert:

got_vs_sw

hororové príbehy v dvoch vetách – niektoré sú ozaj dobré

I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, “Daddy check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Daddy there’s somebody on my bed.”

how to talk to your daughter about her body

don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.
Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.
If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:
“You look so healthy!” is a great one.
Or how about, “you’re looking so strong.”
“I can see how happy you are – you’re glowing.”
Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.
Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.

Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.

ešte pár fotiek z našej dovolenky: Legoland a Kodaň

práva detí (Katka, ďakujem)

toto je síce pár rokov staré (natrafila som na to, keď som hľadala niečo iné), ale keby namiesto dvojvetových hororových príbehov písali čo najdeprimujúcejšie jednovetové, tak by to bol jeden z finalistov:

Although there was no difference in the body mass index measurements between the three-year-old boys and girls, mothers reported that their daughters ate enough food, but their sons did not (p<.01), the researchers reported in the December issue of International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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Kaihōgyō

The selection process for the kaihōgyō is after the first 100 days of running, the gyōja (trainee monk) will petition the senior monks to complete the remaining 900 days. In the first 100 days, withdrawal from the challenge is possible, but from day 101 onwards the monk is no longer allowed to withdraw; he must either complete the course or take his own life.

JK Rowling revealed as author of The Cuckoo’s Calling

Kate Mills, fiction editor at Orion Books, admitted she had turned down the crime novel, which she described as “well-written but quiet”. ”So, I can now say that I turned down JK Rowling. I did read and say no to Cuckoo’s Calling. Anyone else going to confess?” she tweeted.

najintelektuálnejšie vtipy tu a tu

Snake Island

At one snake per meter, you’re never more than three feet away from death.

A Human-Powered Helicopter Wins the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize

The rules of the American Helicopter Society Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Challenge, established in 1980, specify that the craft must fly for 60 seconds, must rise to an altitude of at least 3 meters, and must remain within a horizontal area no bigger than 10 meters by 10 meters.

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Dear George Zimmerman … tento týždeň som čítala veľa reakcií na rozsudok pre Georga Zimmermana, ale táto zarezonovala najviac. Oslobodili ho z obvinenia z vraždy 17-ročného neozbrojeného Trayvona Martina, ktorý pred ním utekal. White supremacy v dnešnej praxi. Mať právo byť v bezpečí nerovná sa mať právo cítiť sa bezpečne… ale to porota (6 žien, z toho 5 bielych, všetky majú deti) vidí inak.

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The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going To Miss Almost Everything

If “well-read” means “not missing anything,” then nobody has a chance. If “well-read” means “making a genuine effort to explore thoughtfully,” then yes, we can all be well-read. But what we’ve seen is always going to be a very small cup dipped out of a very big ocean, and turning your back on the ocean to stare into the cup can’t change that.

čo pláva v bazénoch - čo poviete, ako sú na tom podľa vašich odhadov tie slovenské?

sisterly kill-ink – perfektné čítanie

I would like to file a complaint about a certain someone’s lunch-eating habits. This certain someone is named Kallan, and she goes by the identity of younger sister of The Maj. I am deeply concerned about this girl-child’s eating habits. Please read this letter with an open mind, and hold your hat down tight because the open mind? It will be blown.

a ešte niečo na pobavenie

rozhovor s inšpirujúcou ženou Slovenska 2013, Gabikou Janovičovou

úžasné šperky (ja som sa nechala zlákať a objednala som si sadu náhrdelník+náušnice na želanie)

Strom

 

 

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tip na toto video som tento týždeň dostala od štyroch rôznych ľudí… Už to samo o sebe pokladám za zaujímavé. A mali pravdu, ten experiment sa mi páči – bývalý FBI expert kreslí ženy podľa ich vlastného popisu a podľa popisu cudzieho človeka, s ktorým sa táto žena stretla:

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No a potom Fun rádio. V utorok či v stredu som tam počula správu, že v Indonézii odhlasovali nový zákon, podľa ktorého budú ženy trestané za prdenie nahlas – od 20tich úderov po 3 mesiace väzenia – lebo (a teraz pozor) je to proti islamskému náboženstvu, keďže žena sa týmto správa ako muž. Tak to mi nedalo. Musela som googliť a našťastie sa ukázalo, že to naozaj chcel byť “vtip”, aj keď to Fun-ko prezentovalo ako normálnu správu.

ako (americkí) vysokoškoláci trávia čas

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Paríž vs New York:

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my, introverti

o paparazzi kultúre a Kate Middleton opaľujúcej sa hore bez

The story prompts questions about why there is such a market, and therefore audience, for these pictures. As others have pointed out, it is not as though there is any dearth of bare breasts, consensually exposed and shared, on the internet. The answer involves a familiar combination of desire and humiliation. There is an interest in seeing not just any breasts, but all breasts, a sense that female bodies are public property, fair game – to be claimed, admired and mocked.

the argument goes: “‘You shouldn’t have given those pictures to that person’, or ‘You shouldn’t have been sunbathing in a private residence’, or ‘You should never, as a woman, take off your clothes in any context where anybody could possibly ever have a camera’. That’s been shocking to me, that people aren’t just outraged and furious about this, but they’re actually making excuses for this behaviour, and blaming women for ever being sexual any time, at all.

“Even in a completely private setting, within a marriage – it couldn’t be any more innocuous than the Middleton situation – and yet people are still saying things like: what was she expecting, she’s famous and she’s got breasts, and therefore she’s got to keep them covered up all the time. I do think it’s a rage against women being sexual on their own terms. We’re perfectly fine with women being sexual, as long as they are objects and they’re passive, and we can turn them on, turn them off, download them, delete them, whatever it is. But as soon as it’s women who want to have any kind of exclusionary rights about their intimacy, we hate that. We say, ‘No, we’re going to make a whore out of you’.”

milkmother

Douglas uses ‘milkmother’ to ‘denote the pregnant, birthing, and physiologically, or metaphorically lactating woman’. She argues that ‘lactating’ not only incorporates its literal meaning — secreting breast milk for the consumption of an infant — but also a metaphorical meaning  – ‘offering the particular minute-by-minute physical nurturance that very young children require, regardless of feeding method’. Lactating in this metaphorical meaning, therefore, involves the giving of the self to one’s child in the myriad of ways that is demanded of mothers: touching, cleaning, holding, cuddling, stroking, feeding, dealing with illness, rocking to sleep, constantly thinking about and meeting the child’s needs.

The concept of the milkmother for me encapsulates the blurring of the boundaries of the body/self a woman experiences during pregnancy, childbirth and caring for infants and young children.

Keď stretnete nových ľudí a poviete im, čo robíte (aké je vaše zamestnanie), aké sú najbežnejšie reakcie?

denník malého decka – smiala som sa až mi tiekli slzy

rodič nie je animátor (h/t Katke za linku)

tento obrázok

dobrá reklama:

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30 nečakaných fotiek na Google Street View

recepty, ako by ich napísalo 3-ročné dieťa

zabudnutá staršia linka od Zuziny (ďakujem) – hrozné reklamy

staré fotky mužov a o tom, ako sa zmenili prejavy mužskej náklonnosti a priateľstva

ženská gymnastika v Lego animácii:

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chlapík chce prejsť každú ulicu v New York City – 8000 míľ za 2 roky

31. 8. bol deň neprečítaných kníh; ja som čítala Búrku mečov – tretí diel ságy Game of Thrones, čo ste čítali vy?

životné poistenie pre astronautov

obyčajný mladík si najal ochranku a fotografov, ľudia z neho šaleli ako z celebrity

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