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Electric vs Gas

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An idling gas engine may be annoyingly loud, but that's the price you pay for having WAY less torque available at a standstill.
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Magnet Fishing

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The ten-way tie was judged a ten-way tie, so no one won the grand prize, a rare fishing monopole.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Vidjagames

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First Person Murder Spree VII was the high watermark, of course.


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The difference is that the murder simulators (hopefully) weren't replacing actual daily needs. The AI-backed "replace having a social life" however…

Of course the real issue is the disappearance of freely accessible shared public spaces to meet friends, but whatever

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - (Mathematics)

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Come on Depths of Wikipedia, where's your topological Pair of Pants post?


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JokeBomb - Series One

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JokeBomb - Series One

This is a series of animated shorts about tortillas, butts, and a hit TV show called Gene's Jeans starring a handsome man named Gene.

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True Facts: How Smart Is The Bee?

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Duration: 11:28

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Dr Lars Chittka, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Martin Giurfa, Sorbonne University
Dr Charles Abramson, Oklahoma State University
Dr Tom Seeley, Cornell University
Dr Julien Serres, Aix Marseille University: https://www.youtube.com/@julienserres
Dr Joanna Brebner, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Hiruni Samadi Galpayage Dona, Università di Trento
Dr Charles Walcott, Cornell University
Dr Constance Blary, University of Montpellier
Patrick Sainton
Ben Hoksch: https://www.youtube.com/@ephemeral4355
Institute of Mouvement Sciences - Etienne-Jules Marey (CNRS/Aix Marseille Université, UMR7287), France: https://ism.univ-amu.fr/en
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Galpayage Dona, Hiruni Samadi. Cwyn Solvi, Amelia Kowalewska, Kaarle Mäkelä, HaDi MaBouDi, Lars Chittka,
Do bumble bees play?, Animal Behaviour, Volume 194, 2022, Pages 239-251, ISSN 0003-3472, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2022.08.013.

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