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5162 US No. 5162
The best way to open your mind is with a hammer.

ITT post interesting/taboo/strange/horrifying content. If it's a picture, a little blurb to go with would be nice, copypasta from other websites is cool and if you know an interesting factoid about say, geology, and you want to share, that'd be excellent.

(Can't remember where I got this pic from, but if one of you guys made it, let me thank you.)
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>> US No. 5163
Let's get this started:

Hoverhands - noun. Used to describe the act of an individual posing with an arm around another individual, yet leaving one or more hands floating limply (refusing to make skin contact) when taking a picture. Has a variant forms of a hoverfist and hoverclaw.

There are many reasons why a person wouldn't want to touch another person. In Vegas or any tourist-heavy location, showgirls can offer to pose a picture with somebody with only a no-touching policy. Members of family with different upbringings can also forgo touching in pictures. However, more often than not, hoverhands is a result of awkward people being in social situations, with overwhelming examples of hoverhands being done with guys posing with girls.

Hoverhands is one of those things that once you see it, you can never un-see it. It is very much possible to pick out the internet-dweller-dragged-from-their-monitor out from regular daywalkers; it could be also be used to pick out virgins when paired with females.

Hoverhands is a deadly symptom of awkward, yet is easily cured. A simple way to treat it is to notice how you pose with others during pictures and fix your positioning until you're doing something that isn't displaying how much you loathe the idea of making skin contact with somebody.

Knowledge is power. http://thehoverhand.com/
>> US No. 5166
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>>5163
I always do the hoverhand in pictures, because if I touch someone I have to go wash my hands immediately afterwards or else they start itching.

There are mites that live in your eyelashes. The eyelash mites also lack the ability to poop.
>> GB No. 5167
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>>5162
That's Dr. Steel, my little Nugglet.

Now, on the topic of parasites, this happy-looking, hard-to-look-at-for-too-long little blight has a very odd habit - he finds his way into a fishes mouth and latches onto it's tongue, draining it of blood to feed on 'til it just drops off. He then replaces the tongue in the fishes mouth, *acting as a surrogate tongue*, feeding himself on the food the fish eats by itself.

Fascinating.
>> US No. 5168
I can't get it to embed, fff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtD5dxTcXm4

This is so cool I can't even.
>> CA No. 5175
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5175
>>5166
>>5167
>> US No. 5178
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5178
I have no idea if this counts, but this is body suspension. Ever since watching a couple of documentaries about "taboo" things like extreme body modifications on TLC as a kid, I've had a bit of a suspension fetish. I've never tried it (I probably would never try it), but I've always found something extremely erotic in the practice of body suspension. Some people believe that suspension is a meditative act that brings a higher level of spiritual awareness, but I just think it's fucking hot. Extreme body modification and suspension is possibly the closest thing to mutilation or guro or whatever I will probably get.

Pictured: Matt Zane, member of the band Society 1 and a suspension artist. I once saw a video of him, mid-suspension, singing and performing in front of an audience during an outdoor festival. It was one of the highlights of my 15-year-old self's year.
>> US No. 5186
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5186
I knew it's Dr. Steel but I'm wondering what the context of that pic is. What's so scary about... wikipedia? I see there's a little article about Steel on screen, but is the shocked expression for a fake-documentary or what?

>>5166
According to Discover magazine, either 92% or 98% of people have this louse. Nothing made me more tempted to put a laser to my eyes than that.

Have another tidbit on Chinese Fleeceflowers (http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7721216/chinese_fleeceflower_root_a_humanshaped.html?cat=5):

>One such photo, originally published in the Times, shows an example of this medicinal root in a freakishly precise Adam-and-Eve pose. The "couple" formed within the root is precise and anatomically correct-- the female has a waist and breasts, and the male has a phallus. Both of the root-people have perfectly formed faces with noses, lips and eyes.

>Whether you're looking for Chinese fleeceflower roots for medicinal purposes or simply for your own knowledge, your first assumption may be that these products have been human-altered. In fact, Chinese fleeceflower roots have closely resembled human beings for thousands of years. Thanks to the doctrine of signatures and the rhizome's tendency to form male, rather than female, figures, its humanoid shape actually gave the plant its reputation as an aphrodisiac and treatment for old-man-itis.

Mandrake is another plant root famous for it's human-looking properties (MANdrake), but it's too commonly known that Yahoo image search isn't coming up with pictures of the actual thing.
>> US No. 5187
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5187
>>5186
Another fleeceflower image.
>> US No. 5188
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>>5186
>>5187

W-What..? How the??
>> US No. 5308
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5308
guys, start posting more shit. Photodumping's cool too.
>> US No. 5309
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5309
DICKS EVERYWHERE
>> US No. 5314
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5314
This is a conceptual cardboard flashdrive that's being developed by a Russian art group. Although the concept is pretty damn cool, I doubt that'll ever really get-- Wait, is that a release date...?!

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.artlebedev.ru%2Feverything%2Fflashk
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>> US No. 5334
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>>5309
Jesus Christ, what the hell happened?!
>> CA No. 5337
>>5309

Oh man, we used to get those same puppy pads for my dog.
>> AU No. 5340
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>>5314
That there is fricking amazing.

In return:
NES cartridge made into a wireless router. Coolest. Router. Ever.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/04/nes-cartridge-repurposed-as-wireless-router-exterior-sticker-an/
>> US No. 5358
>>5334
Looks like a tumor. My second guess was snake bite, but I don't know if snake venom can swell a hand to that size.
>> CA No. 5363
>>5358
It sure can if it's the right kind of snake.
>> CA No. 5364
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5364
Caput medusae is the appearance of distended and engorged paraumbilical veins, which are seen radiating from the umbilicus across the abdomen to join systemic veins. The name caput medusae (Latin for "head of Medusa") originates from the apparent similarity to Medusa's hair once Minerva had turned it into snakes.

These things actually sometimes will cause an open sore and try to live outside the skin.
>> US No. 5381
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>>5364
Just searched more info on what sort of phenomena is horrifying enough to cause that.

>"Portal hypertension results from the abnormal blood flow pattern in liver created by cirrhosis. The increased pressure is transmitted to collateral venous channels. Sometimes these venous collaterals are dilated. Seen here is "caput medusae" which consists of dilated veins seen on the abdomen of a patient with cirrhosis of the liver."

And this is an image of plain cirrhosis for comparison.
>> US No. 5382
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>>5381
The cirrhosis damage can be pretty severe before it actually gets visible.

That guy's liver is (probably) already dead.
>> CA No. 5385
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5385
A Rectovaginal fistula is a medical condition where there is a fistula or abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina.

Rectovaginal fistula may be extremely debilitating. If the opening between the rectum and vagina is wide it will allow both flatulence and feces to escape through the vagina, leading to fecal incontinence. There is an association with recurrent urinary and vaginal infections. This type of fistula can cause pediatricians to misdiagnose imperforate anus.

Rectovaginal fistulae are often the result of trauma during childbirth (in which case it is known as obstetric fistula) in situations where there is inadequate health care, such as in some developing countries. Rates in Eritrea are estimated as high as 350 per 100,000 vaginal births. Fistulas can also develop in women and children who are raped; women with rectovaginal fistulae are often stigmatized in third world countries, and become outcasts.
>> AU No. 5388
>>5385
...
I'm never having children.
>> US No. 5402
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>>5388
Thank god I already made that decision a long time ago. That is fucking terrifying.
>> DE No. 5404
>>5388
>>5402

While I can definitely understand your concern, you did read that it was a problem in third world nations, yes? Thankfully, the US and Australia aren't part of them. You would definitely have the medical treatment you'd need in case this happens.
>> US No. 5405
http://www.wikihow.com/Survive-a-Long-Fall

It'll be useful at some point in my life, honest.
>> AU No. 5407
  >>5404
You understand the "irrational" part of "irrational fear", right?

Also, this is my interesting thing:
Tesla Coils in general, but musical ones in particular.
"ArcAttack uses a MiKo to power two self-built Tesla coils, that produce "singing lightning bolts" which require no speakers. ArcAttack controls the coils through MIDI, as well as a full drum set controlled by robotic mechanisms."

I nearly jizzed when I saw Sorceror's Apprentice, lemme tell you.
>> US No. 5412
  >>5407
:O
>> DE No. 5415
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5415
>>5407
Yes I understand, no worries. Was just trying to provide some comfort.

Ontopic, something that seriously scares me is fetus in fetu. It basically means a kinda cancerous growth that builds itself up like a fetus.

"Fetus in fetu (or fœtus in fœtu) is a developmental abnormality in which a mass of tissue resembling a fetus forms inside the body. There are two theories of origin concerning "fetus in fetu". One theory is that the mass begins as a normal fetus but becomes enveloped inside its twin. The other theory is that the mass is a highly developed teratoma."


Alien got nothing on this shit.
>> AU No. 5417
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5417
>>5415
>fetus cancer
>highly developed teratoma

>mfw TeratoMarty now looks like that in my head
>> US No. 5421
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5421
TERATOMAS EVERYWHERE
>> US No. 5422
>>5415
I looked that up, and then it lead me to read about ectopic pregnancy.
Basically, it's when the pregnancy implants outside of the uterus.
Like say... in the fallopian tubes.
Could you imagine a baby trying to grow in your fallopian tube? Eugh...
>> CA No. 5423
>>5422
This thread is now about pregnancy horrors.
>> US No. 5428
Saw this while looking at vet videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk6y7909BLc

captcha: cecatw. It amuses me.
>> US No. 5429
  The soundtrack makes it completely amazing.

This is why I love insects. If there's a nice soft part full of nutrients, they'll just crawl in there and lay eggs. Amazing class, they are.
>> US No. 5430
>>5429
Thanks...I now hate bugs even more and am gonna fucking have nightmares.
>> US No. 5441
  Repost from ages ago. Kind of creepy, pretty neat.
>> GB No. 5444
>>5429

How the fuck do you even get maggots in your nose? What the dick.
>> US No. 5685
  Interesting how something like this could ever be considered "medical". Thank goodness for medical advances.
>> US No. 5688
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5688
Birth defect from Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam War.

I am going to print this and show it to people who tell me I am unpatriotic for not liking war.
>> AU No. 5708
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>>5707
This image makes my face itch when I look at it.
>> CA No. 5724
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuKjBIBBAL8

'Zombie' bugs
>> US No. 5729
>>5707
Aww poor baby! Is there any cure for it?
>> AU No. 5745
>this thread

EW EW EW EW EW
>> US No. 5784
  >>5769
Speaking of surgery, there's one in development where you can actually receive parts of, or an entirely new face. This is great for people who were born with birth defects affecting the face, or people whose faces were irreparably injured from attacks or accidents. The results aren't that great yet, but as the practice evolves, you might not even be able to tell if someone's even had a face transplant.

I thought I'd lighten the mood by adding something to the thread that's creepy, but will benefit many people, especially as the results become more realistic looking.
>> US No. 5786
>>5784
Reminds me of Charla Nash, the woman who was viciously mauled by her friend's chimp, Travis.
I've seen images of her face after the attack, and her family is actually looking to raise money for a face transplant.
It's pretty cool to see how far medicine has gotten.
>> US No. 5876
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12717863

Holy shit.
>> US No. 5878
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5878
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709850

Video of tsunami coming inland.

My own home town was destroyed in a flood, so I was connecting a lot with what's going on around the world, but holy shit, people are driving away from the flood as the flood's carrying flaming wreckage on top.
>> US No. 5884
  FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
>> US No. 5886
>>5884
Fucking. No.
I adore caterpillars, that was so sad to watch.
That poor poor caterpillar. Nnnghh...
>> US No. 5888
>>5878
God those poor people...
>> US No. 5889
>>5878
I seriously hope everything works out over there.
Geez, I can't even imagine what they're going through.
>> US No. 5896
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>>5884
Sweet God, not only is the caterpillar used as a food source, it's actively protecting them.... I hate viruses...

To contribute, here's an image that's somewhat startling in a nerdy way.
>> US No. 5966
Copy and paste this into the address bar of a site, and then enjoy playing Katamari Damashi with all the text elements on the web page. Works best in Chrome and Firefox 4.

Courtesy of the scripting geniuses at http://kathack.com/

javascript:var i,s,ss=['http://kathack.com/js/kh.js','http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.1/jquery.min.js'];for(i=0;i!=ss.length;i++){s=document.createEl
ement('script');s.src=ss[i];document.body.appendChild(s);}void(0);
>> US No. 5968
  This is a commercial for Joust on the Atari system.... I think.
>> US No. 5969
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5969
You asked for interesting/strange.
>> US No. 5978
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>>5969
Wth, anon? I thought this was where you post strange/interesting stuff, not HAWT pictures of total babes. >:O

I kid, I kid.
>> US No. 5980
>>5969
I'd do her. I'd love her long time.
>> US No. 5981
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>>5969
That's not strange at all.
>> IT No. 5985
want the name of this videogame

Now.
>> US No. 5996
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5996
GO HOME AND BE A FAMILY MAN oh wait...
>> CA No. 5999
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>>5996

Oh Jesus. I don't even have a dick and this hurts me. It's like a phantom limb.
>> AU No. 6006
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>>5996
Oh God... ohGodohGodohGodohGod
>> DE No. 6007
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>>5996
This makes me cringe and I don't even have a dick.

Wow. Just ... wow.
>> CA No. 6009
there is no reaction image good enough for my face as i look at this and cross my legs
>> US No. 6011
>>5996
I have trouble believing this.
>> US No. 6023
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6023
Look, despite the shit I've been giving the recent Final Fantasy games, I... actually want to play this.
>> US No. 6083
Concept art is always a cool thing. I enjoy looking through some of the things that went behind making a film or movie (behind-the-scenes of ANYTHING is usually a weak spot for me). Ideas are obviously the starting point for any thing made in media, and for anything not made purely for profit, they are the guiding force of the early development cycle. In concept art, you get to see where some ideas for the world/feel/atmosphere of something get established and played with. Some things are tossed out while some are implemented.

I thought this image of a centaur from Fallout 3 was kinda cool. In game, you don't get a lot of subtlety but this image kinda gives you an insight into what the developers were thinking about. It's inhuman yet still human. :/

Link for the page on the inhuman bastards: http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Centaurs
>> US No. 6084
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6084
>>6083
crap, forgot.
>> US No. 6261
  This is a 16 bit ALU computer that can perform operations, made entirely in Minecraft.

His next project is to build an in-game memory storage for it. :jesuschrist:
>> US No. 6262
>>6261
Reminds me of that crazy guy who claims he "won" SimCity.
http://www.viceland.com/blogs/uk-games/2010/05/10/the-totalitarian-buddhist-who-beat-sim-city/
>> No. 6317
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Not really strange or horrifying, but interesting as hell.
>> AU No. 6318
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>>6317
>WARNING! REAVER COUNTRY
>> US No. 6323
>>6317
Wow that's detailed! I had a look a few of them up >.>
>> US No. 6371
  The only way I can show that I love you guys is to post science videos and links.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/126440/20110324/astronomers-find-coldest-stars-in-universe-eso-spitzer.htm

The article talks about stars whose temperature ranges in the 80s Fahrenheit. That's a mild day in Texas right there.

This video is about a working and surprisingly life-like robot that replicates the natural flight of a bird. Worth a look to see how robotics has done something that humans have dreamed about since the beginning.
>> US No. 6386
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6386
Japan has more interesting Doritos bags than we do.
>> US No. 6387
  >>5688
Wtf is going on here....

I'll also contribute something that's not nightmare inducing.
>> US No. 6963
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Hello, I'm a psychologist contracted by both the Reliable Excavation Demolition and Builder's League United corporations; you can find my office over at the Radical Personalities Gallery (RPG) section of the facility. Can you please tell me what you see in the following images? The answers you reply with will in no way affect your employment status but will only aid us in helping to make sure that you receive the best of care with RED or BLU.
>> US No. 6964
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>>6963
>> US No. 6965
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>>6963
>> US No. 6966
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>>6963
>> US No. 6967
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>>6963
>> CA No. 6973
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>>6963
>> US No. 6982
>>6973
Brings a whole new meaning to not wanting to eat anything with a face...
>> US No. 6985
>>6967
My penis can cook barbeque too. Maybe I should visit a urologist for that :(
>> US No. 6991
>>6985
hey lucky you, God knows my vagina can't cook...
>> CA No. 7020
>>6991
Vaginas are better with cheese based foods it seems.
>> US No. 7048
  Pretty neat flying superhero RC plane. Amazingly, it's aerodynamic and has a lift of 6 pounds. Haven't found a video of a disgusting in a while, but if I did, I'd post that instead. I can't believe my mind's gone blank when it comes to gross stuff.
>> US No. 7067
  I'm still trying to decide if these are cute or terrifying.
>> US No. 7085
>>7067
Ugh, good question. Owls always creep me out, but those little ones are kinda cute too! Especially when the one on the lower right kinda bangs his eye on the one next to him.
>> US No. 7086
  >>7067
Also, this:
>> US No. 7093
>>7067
Freaking owls. This is why many cultures have a bit about them eating the souls of the recently dead.

I saw the video form of this image on Youtube (sorry, can't find the link). The one that's looks like it's gibbering on in the background gibbers silently. It is a victim of seeing the Old Ones, hence it's already been irrevocably changed by them and must be destroyed.
>> US No. 7094
>>7093
Gosh dang 1 mb image limit.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/barnowlhorror.gif
>> US No. 7095
I know you guys don't really think you face much race issues (if any at all) in your personal lives, but you do. Everyone in a civilized country does. Maybe sad to see it's never left us, but perhaps even more horrifying to know things have worsened beyond the 1850s. Quoting a quote from the link:


The United States leads the industrialized world in incarceration. In fact, the U.S. rate of incarceration (762 per 100,000) is five to eight times that of other highly developed countries, according to The Sentencing Project, a criminal justice think tank.

Some of the key factors for the record imprisonment rate include:

Race:

Black males continue to be incarcerated at an extraordinary rate. Black males make up 35.4 percent of the jail and prison population — even though they make up less than 10 percent of the overall U.S population. Four percent of U.S. black males were in jail or prison last year, compared to 1.7 percent of Hispanic males and .7 percent of white males. In other words, black males were locked up at almost six times the rate of their white counterparts.

...

The Sentencing Project has reported that more than 60% of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their twenties, 1 in every 8 is in prison or jail on any given day. These trends have been intensified by the disproportionate impact of the “war on drugs,” in which three-fourths of all persons in prison for drug offenses are people of color.
>> US No. 7096
  Marijuana cures cancer/shrinks tumors & stimulates brain growth, while alcohol limits it.
>> US No. 7097
Oh, more quotes:

______________________

I fear that this will never change until prisons stop being privatized. This is terrible. If you have a profit-motive in keeping people in jail, you're going to damn well lobby for every law that gets more people locked up:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/...oryId=130833741

quote:

It was last December at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Inside, there was a meeting of a secretive group called the American Legislative Exchange Council. Insiders call it ALEC.

It's a membership organization of state legislators and powerful corporations and associations, such as the tobacco company Reynolds American Inc., ExxonMobil and the National Rifle Association. Another member is the billion-dollar Corrections Corporation of America — the largest private prison company in the country.

It was there that Pearce's idea took shape.

"I did a presentation," Pearce said. "I went through the facts. I went through the impacts and they said, 'Yeah.'"

The 50 or so people in the room included officials of the Corrections Corporation of America, according to two sources who were there.

Pearce and the Corrections Corporation of America have been coming to these meetings for years. Both have seats on one of several of ALEC's boards.

And this bill was an important one for the company. According to Corrections Corporation of America reports reviewed by NPR, executives believe immigrant detention is their next big market. Last year, they wrote that they expect to bring in "a significant portion of our revenues" from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that detains illegal immigrants.

In the conference room, the group decided they would turn the immigration idea into a model bill. They discussed and debated language. Then, they voted on it.


That's right, the private prison industry assisted in drafting the Arizona immigration law.
>> US No. 7098
>>7095
So is that because black men commit more crimes (due to location, poverty, whatever), or are they just more likely to be locked up for it?
>> US No. 7106
  >>7098
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3405944 Forgot to post the link to what I was even talking about. D'oh.

Mostly the 2nd reason. The 1st reason only affects violent crime (domestic abuse, murder, etc.), but not drug rates. Drug dealers try to stamp out or stay away from away from anybody who has to do with violent crimes because that shit is not conducive to business. The thread has much detail and statistics (with pictures if you're the more visually prone), but if anyone chooses not to read the first post in the thread, then you'd miss out on the many ways how Black people are more likely to be locked up for it, while never getting out.

Stephen Fry weighs in on the 2 million prison population of America, and the new disenfranchised workers who have no control of what they can do or say anymore (being convicted of a felon removes your ability to vote, along with many other comfortable judicial rights).

Welp.
>> US No. 7108
  >>7085
I like owls, but baby barn owls kind of freak me out. They make demonic sounds.

I've been watching this family of Eastern Screech Owls on Ustream, which make much cuter sounds: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/austin-screech-owls

Also have a pile of cute, tiny owls (also Eastern Screech Owls) in a birdbath.
>> US No. 7119
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7119
>>7108
OH MY GOD
SO MANY OWLS
>> US No. 7126
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7126
Last time, I told you about disenfranchisement-through-the-3-strike's-you're-out method of justice that's leading to LEGITIMATE SLAVERY (at $0.02 an hour for most @ Angola prison facility), but then you guys were like 'fuck that, have some owls', but now I'm going to have to say 'fuck owls, spiders are here', and you wanna know why? Because they've already laid eggs in your throat while you were asleep, that's why. D:<

The Brazilian wandering spider is a special type of spider. A quote from wikipedia: "Aside from causing intense pain, the venom of the spider can also cause priapism in humans. Erections resulting from the bite are uncomfortable, can last for many hours and can lead to impotence. A component of the venom (Tx2-6) is being studied for use in erectile dysfunction treatments."

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Brazilian_wandering_spider

(The picture to the left is a tarantula. In some native communities in the forests of South America, they're viewed as a welcomed source of protein. In the industrialized parts of South America with any sort of relationship to the forests, some nostalgic people can get the tarantula fix by visiting a flea market where baskets of roasted tarantulas are sold affordably. That little girl's doing wrong; you're supposed to roast them so that way you won't eat spider hairs!)
>> US No. 7127
  >>7094
That is kind of terrifying.

This is kind of gross, but also sorta funny.
>> US No. 7130
>>7126
the prison thing should get it's own thread really, cause it'll take over the weird thread here otherwise. I was gonna say something else but I forgot cause I'm half asleep and have a cold.
>> US No. 7136
>>7126
You bastard, I dreamed about spiders all night! It was kinda funny. It was a little black fuzzy spider with the red mark on it's back and it had like a fan club and it was named Lamaar. I didn't care if people did like it, it creeped me the fuck out. Then the cat jumps on the bed and bumps my foot and scares me awake!
>> US No. 7144
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7144
This is Annie, an Eastern Screech Owl from http://www.ustream.tv/channel/austin-screech-owls . Owls can't see in the infrared range, so her pupils are all the way open. The creepy glow is the infrared light from the night vision camera reflecting off her tapetum lucidum, a reflective tissue layer behind the retina. The little fluff balls on the left are her chicks. This is my last owl post for a while.
>> AU No. 7150
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7150
Australia's bats are adorable and there is nothing you can do about it
>> AU No. 7152
>>7150
>and there is nothing you can do about it

WRONG.

you can try living with them in plauge numbers. that'll turn you view around quick smart
>> US No. 7166
  I don't understand why there's so much hate for BigDog, aside from the fact that it kinda looks like a gekko.
>> US No. 7169
  >>7166
Man, after seeing some of the robot videos on Youtube, I wouldn't be surprised if robots took over the world while I'm still in my 20's...Wow.

Also, this. This is a robotic system that is sometimes used by doctors to perform complicated surgical procedures. My dad gets to use one of these :D
>> CA No. 7173
>>7166
I love that machine.
>> US No. 7180
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7180
Donald duck is deeper than you think.

http://www.cracked.com/article_19021_5-amazing-things-invented-by-donald-duck-seriously.html
>> US No. 7212
>>7130
Thing is I could make another thread for it, and pretty much just make it a one-woman push (because I severely doubt anybody will respond, except for a couple of "this is bad ;_;"s) because then I really don't mind if people enlightened themselves on it. It'd be more of an active archive than a thread, the way I 'd imagine it. Or, you know, people could just click the Something Awful link to a thread where far more patient and skilled people compiled a whole bunch of information on the modern era on it. Seriously, don't be afraid of Something Awful, guys. I hope I'm not the only one here who regularly visits it. :/

If you guys want me to start a thread on it, I'll do it. It'll mostly just be copypasta from news sources, so it'd wouldn't be too hard to do.

>>7136
The sign of doing a good job (in writing) is making something that is successfully giving a person's mind something to gnaw on for a while. Also remember, after a spider has laid its eggs in your throat, try not to cough or clear your throat a bit because, bam, now you got spider eggs in your lungs.

I'll post this article because holy shit I live in this city. Anybody in the Houston area (or hell, in Texas) be on the look out for a racist bastard in need of a punch to the dick. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7549067.html <---- In which a Muslim ninth grader gets horribly humiliated by a teacher saying she should be in mourning after Bin Laden was killed. (BRIGHT SIDE: Her classmates stood up for her.)

BTW, I can post 20 Things You Didn't Know About Spiders or I can post Swery65 7 points towards game and story progression. The second option will have pictures.
>> US No. 7226
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7226
What's the matter? Did baby hurt little baby toe? It really hurt a lot, you say? Get out the room, you little baby person, before you faint at normal day in Russia. Eat some pickled carrots too so you can grow up strong and not so babylike.
>> US No. 7228
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110505/ts_yblog_thecutline/mano-a-emo-glenn-beck-vs-my-chemical-romance

Glen Beck vs My Chemical Romance

Choice words from the bands frontman Gerard Way.

I think the word Glenn Beck was looking for was "subversion" not "propaganda", because I don't know what it would be considered propaganda for- truth? sentiment?
And I can't tell what he's angrier about- the fact that it's how I feel about the persistent sterilization of our culture or the fact that it's on network television for everyone to hear.
And railways? Is it 1863? Seen any children living on these lately instead of the internet?
I'm actually shocked that no actual fact-checking was done on the lyrics. I mean Fox is a major news channel, covering factual topics in an unbiased and intelligent-
oh wait-

>> US No. 7229
awwww poor little kitty :( what's the caption say?
>> US No. 7234
>>7228
>And railways? Is it 1863? Seen any children living on these lately instead of the internet?

ACTUALLY
http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/article_72d01bb6-3f78-5ec3-ba8e-bb955b15d6fb.html
>> US No. 7250
  >>7229
я обязательно выживу turns up as...
>> US No. 7332
  When I first clicked on this video, I said "FUUUUCK!!!".
>> US No. 7489
  Fairly interesting video about social engineering and such, ie, getting into places where you're not supposed to be.
>> No. 7664
  for some reason,this video is very unsettling to me.
>> US No. 7669
>>7664
Because it's fucking terrifying.

And this is why realistic rendering is an important area of research.
>> US No. 7686
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7686
Hey thanks for posting that; I've always been interested in performing in-generally-harmless-but-still-awesome acts of bastardry and I think that guy's google skills were...

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('Super Wicked' if that didn't come out right)

Here's a diagram that can hint at why a lot of European countries are wary of North Americans...

P.S. Where is board where I can bitch at modsoffer genuine advice and self improvement while in an open environment for others to throw their two cents in?
>> US No. 7693
>>7686
Do you mean something like this one: http://tf2chan.net/offtopic/res/5723.html ?
>> AU No. 7752
  Found on Hipstr.


Baa.
>> US No. 7787
  I have the weirdest boner...
>> US No. 7800
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7800
Cave Johnson, we're done here.
>> DE No. 8041
  I´m ashamed to say on some point i really lost it, some lines are just to great there.
>> AU No. 8186
  JESUS FUCKING CHRIST
>> US No. 8189
>>8186
Oh God, I watched that video a looong time ago, but it was longer and showed after when they hack his leg off. I don't understand how that guy is so calm during the whole process. Makes me wonder how people can do that to themselves. It's so sad.
>> US No. 8203
>>8186
The rational part of me is 'OH GOD HOLY SHIT' and the other part of me is genuinely fascinated. Just goes to show that preventing people from getting their drugs will only motivate them to take other (and far worse) options.
>> US No. 8207
>>8204
I read about this on Best Gore.
Apparently, all of his nerve endings in his leg rotted/were destroyed, so he couldn't feel it.
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