The USA – A Nation Founded By Geniuses But Now Run By Idiots

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Sep 102017
 

The United States in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is now run by idiots…

The USA - A Nation Founded By Geniuses But Now Run By Idiots

  • If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned.
  • If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally.
  • If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion.
  • If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government.
  • If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt.
  • If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat.
  • If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched.
  • If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more.
  • If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.
  • If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.
  • If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage.

 

Symbols Of The Fifty States: Icons Of Culture, History, Nature, And Pride

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Aug 312017
 

Symbols Of The Fifty States: Icons Of Culture, History, Nature, And Pride

The United States of America. A country of bald eagles, stars and stripes, freedom, and the American dream. In its short history, the nation has developed a rich culture of tradition, history and camaraderie. The same is true for each individual state, too! Each state has an official state bird, animal, fruit, vegetable, tree, plant, etc.! For example, did you know that the state neck wear for the state of Arizona is the bool tie? Did you know that the state insect of the state of Delaware is the ladybug?

There is even some quirky fun facts like the state vegetable of Oklahoma is the watermelon. Yes, the watermelon is widely accepted as a fruit but since it is a part of the cucumber family, they found a loophole! This infographic, beautifully designed by the home improvement experts at HomeAdvisor.com, takes you on a freedom fueled trip through the fifty states of the United States of America to meet the official state symbols that makes each state unique.

Symbols Of The Fifty States: Icons Of Culture, History, Nature, And Pride

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The Hardest College To Get Into In Each State

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Aug 192017
 
This map of The Hardest Colleges To Get Into In Every State, put together by Business insider, has a few surprises- Baylor beat out by Rice in Texas, California Institute of Technology beat Stanford, Berkeley and UCLA and, well, that’s about it.

Duke, Yale, Vanderbilt, Brown, Clemson, Princeton, Georgetown and BYU are all tough to get in as expected, but the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology is surprising, considering it sounds like a trade school.

As it turns out New Mexico Tech is one of the “best small science and engineering schools in North America”, so you don’t have to major in mining!

The Hardest College To Get Into In Each State

 

 
 
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Traces Of American Drugs In Pharaohs Could Prove Egyptians Beat Columbus To America

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Aug 082017
 
Traces Of Cocaine In Pharaohs Prove Egyptians Beat Columbus To America

From YourNewsWire:
Christopher Columbus was not the first foreigner to discover the Americas, according to new evidence that suggests ancient Egyptians visited the Americas as early as 1,000 BC and traded with locals for tobacco and cocaine.

German scientist Dr Svetla Balabanova was studying the mummified remains of Lady Henut Taui, a member of the ancient Egyptian ruling class, when she made a surprising discovery – the mummy contained traces of nicotine and cocaine.

Suspicion regarding the findings led to alternative hypotheses, for example, that the tests were contaminated or the mummies were modern fakes, but these ideas were disproved and the mummy and the test results were found to be authentic.

The results were particularly surprising considering that tobacco and coca plants, which were only found in the Americas at the time, were not exported overseas until the Victorian era in the 19th century. Could it be that the ancient Egyptians had made it all the way to America 3,000 years ago?

A number of archaeological discoveries have certainly suggested that the Egyptians were masters of the seas. In around 1477 BC, Queen Hatshepsut funded a mysterious overseas expedition to the Land of Punt, which is depicted in a relief at Deir el-Bahri (in modern day Luxor).

It shows five ships, each measuring about 70 feet long, carrying 210 men and loaded with gold, trees and exotic animals which can only be found along the coast of Africa and Arabian Peninsula, indicating that the Egyptians were able to undertake fairly large scale oceanic voyages.

Then, in 2011, a series of remarkable discoveries on a stretch of the Red Sea coast proved the Egyptian’s seafaring abilities. Archaeologists excavating a dried-up lagoon, known as Mersa Gawasis, unearthed traces of an ancient harbour that once launched early voyages like Hatshepsut’s onto the open ocean.

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American Drugs in Egyptian Mummies

 

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These 9 Words Can Tell Where You Grew Up

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Jul 242017
 

If said a certain way, these words and phrases are a dead giveaway to where you’re from.

 
In his book “Speaking American” Josh Katz learned that some words are dead giveaways for where an American grew up.

“Some words are like out-of-state license plates—they’re dead giveaways that you’re not from around here. Just try rhyming aunt with can’t in parts of the Northeast or Upper Midwest (you cahn’t) or ordering a sub in Philadelphia, the epicenter of hoagie country.

In recent years, linguists have pondered whether the homogenizing effects of TV, film, and the Internet have begun to eliminate many so-called regionalisms. To find out, I surveyed Americans about how we talk for my book, Speaking American.”

What we call insects that glow at night

Say These 9 Words And We’ll Tell You Where You Grew Up

 

What we call a sale of household items

Say These 9 Words And We’ll Tell You Where You Grew Up

 

How we address a group of people

Say These 9 Words And We’ll Tell You Where You Grew Up

 

What we call carbonated beverages

Say These 9 Words And We’ll Tell You Where You Grew Up

Where we throw our trash

Say These 9 Words And We’ll Tell You Where You Grew Up

 

What we haul freight in

Say These 9 Words And We’ll Tell You Where You Grew Up

 

What we drink from in public places

Say These 9 Words And We’ll Tell You Where You Grew Up

 

What we call athletic footwear

Say These 9 Words And We’ll Tell You Where You Grew Up

 

How many syllables in caramel?

Say These 9 Words And We’ll Tell You Where You Grew Up

 
 
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The True Size Of The Moon

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Jun 102017
 

And now for a sense of scale: a map of the U.S. overlaid on the Moon

The True Size Of The Moon

The greatest distance between two points within the contiguous U.S. is 2,892 miles, stretching from Point Arena, CA to West Quoddy Head, ME*. The circumference of the Moon is 6,784. To help put the scale of each into perspective, redditor boredboarder8 decided to overlay one on top of the other, giving rise to the approximation you see above. [Click here for hi-res]

Writes boredboarder8:

It was difficult for me to fathom the size of the moon, thus inspiring the creation of this map. For me, this map puts the scale of the moon much smaller than I previously imagined. But it’s really interesting hearing how others (already grasping the size of the moon) now see the US as larger. [Ed.: ‘MURICA, amirite?]

It was one definitely a weird challenge to take a “flat” map of something on a sphere and project it onto a smaller sphere. Got mindfucked a few times along the way. Certainly take it only as an approximation, but what intrigued me the most is that the distance spanning the continental United States is roughly equal to a little less than half the circumference of the moon.

We repeat: this is just a rough estimate, but it’s certainly good enough for government work when it comes to illustrating the Moon’s relative dinkiness. (Or America’s hulking hugeness, depending on how patriotic you’re feeling.)

It’s strange — when we imagine objects in our solar system (even ones we know to be “small,” relative to other celestial bodies) I suspect that many of us regard them as just being unrelatably huge. They exist at scales so large, and at distances so vast, that numbers relating to mass, surface area and volume — descriptive though they may be — are rendered effectively meaningless.

So it’s always nice when images like this come along that help put things into perspective, whether it’s a side-by-side comparison of all the water on Earth relative to the Earth itself, a figure illustrating there’s more water on Jupiter’s moon Europa than there is on Earth, or a map of the U.S. slapped across the Moon’s near-side.

 

 
 
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How Much Is $100 Worth In Every State?

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Apr 262017
 

Have you ever wondered just how far your money is going?

Whether it’s in your hometown, while you are traveling or during your vacation, money goes fast.

A recent report by Business Insider explains.

A gallon of gas varies from state to state. So does a cup of coffee and other consumer goods. This variation has to do with the real purchasing power of a dollar.