blooming algae no day at the beach in China


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Crazy algal bloom in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. These people really needed their day at the beach (apparently). Yikes.

via Boing Boing
Image: REUTERS/China Daily China Daily Information Corp – CDIC

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list from McSweeny’s

HIT SINGLES FROM THE 1990’S IN PASSIVE VOICE.

BY JIM RODOVICH

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Bryan Adams: “Everything That Is Done By Me Is Done By Me For You”

Aerosmith: “It Is Not Desired For A Thing To Get Missed”

U2: “I Should Be Held, I Should Be Thrilled, I Should Be Kissed, I Should Be Killed”

Live: “There Is Some Crashing Of Some Lightning”

Puff Daddy (feat. Mase): “Can’t Be Held Down By Nobody”

Boyz II Men: “You’ll Have My Love Made To You”

Chumbawumba: “Having Been Tubthumped”


link http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/lists/

Hamster

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I’m feeling a bit “hamsterish” myself these days.


Hamsters

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Myomorpha
Superfamily: Muroidea
Family: Cricitidae
Genera: Mesocricetus, Phodopus, Cricetus, Cricetulus, Allocricetulus, Cansumys and Tscherskia
Species: Cricetus cricetus,Mesocricetus auratus, Phodopus campbelli, Phodopus sungorus, Cricetulus griseus and Phodopus roborovskii