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That escalated quickly.

whitehouse:

The President is answering your questions tomorrow, and it will be awesome. Tune in Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET on whitehouse.tumblr.com.

You know, if you’re hip to all these things.

Tuesday, 4pm est!

thekidshouldseethis:

Testing a Space Rover Under Alaskan Ice.

Robot/rover floats, wirelessly receives instructions via satellite, and basically “walks” on the underside of sea ice. NASA aims to send one to Europa.

Why do tens of thousands of these snakes converge in caves every year??

katiecouric:

Nearly a billion fans will be watching the World Cup games, are you one of them? If not and you’re wondering what the big deal is, watch this clip — I break down everything you need to know about the World Cup.

Actually, this is a pretty good World Cup explainer by Katie Couric.

If this was the only thing on earth to survive, then what’s the point of living?" a sommelier from the NYTimes who taste-tested Soylent, a food replacement drink.

School girls are supposedly located but not yet rescued.

statedept:

On May 25, 2014, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, where he spoke to U.S. service members and civilian personnel and thanked them for their service.

Interesting. Also, the State Dept. has a tumblr?!

Stockholders in SeaWorld are dumping stocks by the thousands thanks in part to the documentary Blackfish (98% at Rotten Tomatoes).

One really fucked-up thing I learned from the movie was that SeaWorld trainers give the Orca whales anti-depressant drugs, sort of like Prozac or Xanax, to prevent the whales from freaking out.

Mexican fireman waters down a cat after a fire.

dendroica:

Lady the osprey lays 69th egg at Perthshire reserve

A veteran breeding osprey has laid her 69th egg at a Perthshire nature reserve. Lady the osprey returned to Loch of the Lowes for the 24th consecutive year, having reared 50 chicks there in the past. And staff at the centre confirmed that she laid her first egg of the season early on Sunday morning.

The 29-year-old female is thought to be the oldest breeding raptor in the world. An update on the centre’s osprey blog welcomed the “wonderful news” of the latest egg. It read: “At around 00:30 our nightwatch staff noticed classic egg-laying behaviour, and at 00:47 the female stood up to reveal her new egg.

“It is just as well the birds have built such a deep, snug cup in the centre of the nest as it was so windy last night, the whole nest was rocking.

“The staff and volunteers here are over the moon, and we are so relieved that our beloved female is still breeding at her advanced age.”

(via BBC News)

pleatedjeans:

BEST PRANK EVER

Hilarious!!!

Drove from DC to Raliegh, NC to experience NCAA tournament for the first time. Boss had floor seats. PNC Arena is a nice little venue. I witnessed two blowouts today. Mercer got crushed by Tennessee, and Memphis got shellaced by Virginia.