Apr 10 2014
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theatlantic:

What’s Closer To Texas Than Texas Is To Itself?

This map shows (roughly) how large the Lone Star State is. Points in the map’s red section are closer to somewhere in Texas than the opposite sides of Texas are to each other.
That’s right: You can be in Fargo, or Atlanta, or San Diego … and be closer to Texas than Texas is to itself.
That’s what the map above says. Texas is big.
Read more. [Image: mostwrong / Reddit]

theatlantic:

What’s Closer To Texas Than Texas Is To Itself?

This map shows (roughly) how large the Lone Star State is. Points in the map’s red section are closer to somewhere in Texas than the opposite sides of Texas are to each other.

That’s right: You can be in Fargo, or Atlanta, or San Diego … and be closer to Texas than Texas is to itself.

That’s what the map above says. Texas is big.

Read more. [Image: mostwrong / Reddit]


Oct 23 2013
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BBC America on Tumblr: BBC America available in HD on AT&T U-Verse starting Thursday, Oct. 24

bbcamerica:

For those of you with AT&T U-Verse, BBC America will start broadcasting in HD on Channel 1188 effective Thursday, Oct. 24:

BBC AMERICA and AT&T* U-verse TV announced today a renewal of their carriage agreement, which includes the launch of the award-winning channel in high definition. BBC…

About time! BBC America in HD on U-Verse.


Aug 01 2013
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doctorwho:

Doctor Who: The Next Doctor LIVE television SPECIAL to air THIS SUNDAY on BBC America, BBC One in the UK.

The next Doctor of BBC AMERICA’s hit series Doctor Who will be announced during a live special this Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT, live on BBC AMERICA and BBC One (7:00pm BST) in the UK.

Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the special’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the Twelfth Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience.

The half hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans. Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews in the special.

Steven Moffat says: “The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve.”

Matt Smith will make his penultimate appearance in the 50th Anniversary special on Saturday, November 23 and his Eleventh Doctor will regenerate in the Christmas Special.

Ok Tumblr, the theme from now through Sunday is now #Who Is 12.

We’ll be blogging all day and night about this from now until Sunday and then livetumbling the Doctor Who: The Next Doctor special live. (We’ll use the tag ‘dw spoilers’.)


May 31 2013
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regginageorge:

A Love Story

Taco Bell: The Gold Standard of Using Social Media

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Mar 16 2013
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cjwho:

In Post-Olympic Beijing, a Waterpark is Born

Some of the world’s best swimmers swam here, and now you can too.

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Feb 19 2013
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broodingsoul:

I’ve watched this for the past ten minutes and can’t stop giggling.

This is almost as darkly funny as a Tickle Me Elmo whose batteries are almost dead. Sounds like a grandma that smokes 2 packs a day.

broodingsoul:

I’ve watched this for the past ten minutes and can’t stop giggling.

This is almost as darkly funny as a Tickle Me Elmo whose batteries are almost dead. Sounds like a grandma that smokes 2 packs a day.

(Source: funny-pictures-uk)


Feb 14 2013
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doctorwho:

Trouble is, it’s all back to front.

Doctor Who Series 6: The Impossible Astronaut

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Jan 15 2013
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collegehumor:

Downton Abbey Character Name Guide
Just jumping in to Downton Abbey? Or just bad at remembering people? Here’s the fastest, simplest character primer.

I hope this helps.

Shout out to Harriet Jones, M.P.

susannawolff:

collegehumor:

Downton Abbey Character Name Guide

Just jumping in to Downton Abbey? Or just bad at remembering people? Here’s the fastest, simplest character primer.

I hope this helps.

Shout out to Harriet Jones, M.P.

(via ilovecharts)


Jan 08 2013
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entertainmentweekly:

The Big Bang boys will boldly go where many geeks have gone before in this Thursday’s episode.
WhichStar Trekgetup is your favorite: Howard as a member of the Borg, Raj as the Klingon security chief Lt. Worf, Leonard as the intrepid Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, or Sheldon as the android Lt. Commander Data?

And which part of this picture is laughing with and not at geeks/nerds?

entertainmentweekly:

The Big Bang boys will boldly go where many geeks have gone before in this Thursday’s episode.

WhichStar Trekgetup is your favorite: Howard as a member of the Borg, Raj as the Klingon security chief Lt. Worf, Leonard as the intrepid Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, or Sheldon as the android Lt. Commander Data?

And which part of this picture is laughing with and not at geeks/nerds?

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Jan 07 2013
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ilovecharts:


In case you’re wondering how much platinum it would take to mint a trillion dollar coin, the answer is 1100 times more than has been mined to date.


Except…This isn’t at all how our currency works. A penny isn’t one cent of materials, nor a $100 bill actually $100 worth of paper. So the argument that we couldn’t mint trillion dollar platinum coins because there isn’t that much platinum is well…dumb.
Now, this isn’t to say that just minting trillion dollar coins is a long-term financial solution for our government, but neither is one party holding the debt ceiling (and by extension our entire nation’s economy) hostage. In fact, the first one is silly, the second one is downright irresponsible.

ilovecharts:

In case you’re wondering how much platinum it would take to mint a trillion dollar coin, the answer is 1100 times more than has been mined to date.

Except…This isn’t at all how our currency works. A penny isn’t one cent of materials, nor a $100 bill actually $100 worth of paper. So the argument that we couldn’t mint trillion dollar platinum coins because there isn’t that much platinum is well…dumb.

Now, this isn’t to say that just minting trillion dollar coins is a long-term financial solution for our government, but neither is one party holding the debt ceiling (and by extension our entire nation’s economy) hostage. In fact, the first one is silly, the second one is downright irresponsible.


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