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    Quantum Computing Breakthrough?

    Chinese Scientists Claim Breakthrough in Quantum Computing Race

    By Shiyin Chen
    December 4, 2020, 10:05 AM GMT+7



    Race toward radical leaps in computing power heating up
    Another front in...
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    Get 'Em While You Can

    U.K. Grants Five Passports a Minute to Hongkongers as China Tightens Grip

    By Shawna Kwan
    December 4, 2020, 12:58 PM GMT+7 Updated on December 4, 2020, 3:49 PM GMT+7



    Surge of Hong Kong...
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    ...crystal tumblers...not something you see every...

    ...crystal tumblers...not something you see every day...
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    ^^...FOJ: you're getting in the way...again...

    ^^...FOJ: you're getting in the way...again...
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    ...unrelated notes might defeat this thread...

    ...unrelated notes might defeat this thread...
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    ...silly putty, a popular toy substance, would...

    ...silly putty, a popular toy substance, would pick up newsprint...how simple our joys were back then...
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    ...just checked and you're right: not all pull...

    ...just checked and you're right: not all pull tabs are created equal...
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    ...Cirio canned tomatoes/peas and Schweppes tonic...

    ...Cirio canned tomatoes/peas and Schweppes tonic water both have pull tabs...
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    60901 The beautiful ring-tailed cat is native to...

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    The beautiful ring-tailed cat is native to parts of the USA and Mexico. They are rarely seen, so they're far less known than their cousin, the raccoon.
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    Finally: One You Can Eat...

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    ...return of a holiday favorite...
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    Officially Old...

    How To Tell If You Are Officially Old
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    60892 A zoo where visitors are caged.

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    A zoo where visitors are caged.
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    ...please feel free to contribute to this thread...

    ...please feel free to contribute to this thread when you find something unusual to post...anything, in fact, that isn't sniping at others...
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    ...noted...

    ...noted...
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    60858 A 36ft humpback whale was discovered dead...

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    A 36ft humpback whale was discovered dead in the Amazon rainforest in 2019. Wildlife experts are baffled as to how it got there.
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    60852 Marie Curie’s tomb in the Panthéon in...

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    Marie Curie’s tomb in the Panthéon in Paris is lined with an inch of lead to protect the public. Her remains are radioactive to this day.
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    ...and a long memory...

    ...and a long memory...
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    60849 ...wise men make smart prediction...

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    ...wise men make smart prediction...
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    60848 At 188 years old, Jonathan the tortoise is...

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    At 188 years old, Jonathan the tortoise is the oldest living terrestrial animal on earth. He's lived through 39 presidents, 7 British monarchs, and both World Wars.
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    60815 Barcelona in the day and night. ...

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    Barcelona in the day and night.
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    60795 Honduras built a bridge over the Choluteca...

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    Honduras built a bridge over the Choluteca river in 1998, but Hurricane Mitch rerouted the river.
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    Lab Meat: Yum!

    Singapore Becomes First Country to Approve Sales of Lab-Created Meat

    By Leslie Patton
    December 2, 2020, 7:00 AM GMT+7


    Eat Just will first sell cultured chicken bites in restaurant
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    60791 The crew of Return of the Jedi mocked...

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    The crew of Return of the Jedi mocked Admiral Ackbar's ugly character design. Director Richard Marquand refused to alter it, saying, "I think it's good to tell kids that good people aren't...
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    60790 Scientists have revived a plant from the...

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    Scientists have revived a plant from the Pleistocene epoch. This plant is 32,000 years old.
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    ...here lies tomcat...please take a number...

    ...here lies tomcat...please take a number...
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    ...not much of that at Half Moon, even for a...

    ...not much of that at Half Moon, even for a child's body...
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    60753 Snow leopards are great jumpers, able to...

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    Snow leopards are great jumpers, able to leap as far as 50 feet. Their long tails are great for balance and as a makeshift blanket to cover sensitive areas from the harsh cold.
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    60752 The Roman Emperor Nero participated in the...

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    The Roman Emperor Nero participated in the Olympics in 67 AD. Nero "won" every contest, even one in which he left the race after being thrown off his chariot.
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    60747 A nice twist on a Christmas tree. ...

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    A nice twist on a Christmas tree.
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    60746 Michael Jackson had his wine served in...

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    Michael Jackson had his wine served in Diet Coke cans while flying because he didn't want his children to see him drinking alcohol.
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    60744 Despite the name, the McRib is not made...

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    Despite the name, the McRib is not made from rib meat. It's made of restructured meat products like heart, tripe, and scalded stomach.The sandwich returns on December 2 for all to ....enjoy?
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    ...^should we assume that's a machine-made carpet...

    ...^should we assume that's a machine-made carpet gracing the floor?...
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    ...^that's as good an estimate as any: don't want...

    ...^that's as good an estimate as any: don't want to alarm the currency manipulation authorities in Washington...
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    ...^whale porn...

    ...^whale porn...
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    Actions to Weaken Baht Possible

    Thailand Likely to Act Again on Baht, Finance Minister Says

    By Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Haslinda Amin
    December 1, 2020, 5:00 AM GMT+7



    Recent rules only ‘first step,’ but capital controls...
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    60742 After being rejected by every art gallery...

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    After being rejected by every art gallery in a 200-mile radius, street artist My Dog Sighs lost sight of his dream. Banksy‘s stenciled Rat inspired him to approach things differently. Today,...
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    60729 A chimp with alopecia shows a strong...

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    A chimp with alopecia shows a strong physique that's normally hidden by fur.
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    ...reminder: fonts matter... 60721

    ...reminder: fonts matter...

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    ...^how do you know it was Mex food?...

    ...^how do you know it was Mex food?...
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    Covid-19 Haircut Styles

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    60714 A desert bloom in the Atacama Desert in...

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    A desert bloom in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
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    60713 First known photo of a dog (circa...

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    First known photo of a dog (circa 1852-1853).
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    ...this is what I suspected...as bad as things...

    ...this is what I suspected...as bad as things might be in Thailand, there are enough Thai-Chinese pushing development to make the swamp a bit more livable...
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    ...no, a comparison of those two...

    ...no, a comparison of those two...
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    Retirement: Thailand? Philippines?

    Retirement: Philippines vs. Thailand
    Retirement: Philippines vs. Thailand

    By JEAN FOLGER
    Updated Nov 28, 2020

    Retiring abroad has become a reality for an increasing number of older adults...
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    ...traveled from the El Salvador border to Mexico...

    ...traveled from the El Salvador border to Mexico City...never once saw a quesadilla or a burrito on a local menu...La Monita offers "Tex-Mex" which does to Mexican cuisine what American restaurants...
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    ...that explains the reds...:rofl:

    ...that explains the reds...:rofl:
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    ...ok...maybe that's her being dragged under in...

    ...ok...maybe that's her being dragged under in the center...
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