Taxonomy of fake national emergencies

Credit: @scottlincicome

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The Little Mars Rover that Could

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Visualization of Facebook’s terms of service

I printed out Facebook’s terms of service (10 point font or smaller) and attached all the pages together into a single master document, eliminating all blank spaces. (The picture on the bottom shows the first page of this massive undertaking.) Then I took this picture of this enormous monstrosity:

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Be my equilibrium

This decision tree is dedicated to Sydjia (hat tip: Matt Dickenson)

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Mondrian cake

The cake pictured below was baked in honor of the great Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, whose abstract art “reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements,” to quote from Wikipedia. (As an aside, both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the same day of the same year: 12 February 1809!)

Hat tip: @pickover

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Heroic history

We have mixed feelings about “Black History Month.” On the one hand, joyous celebrations of so many great heroes (especially unsung heroes) are in order, but at the same time, such celebrations and remembrances should not be confined to a single month. Bravo to Black history writ large!

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Which federal crimes have you committed today?

Source: @CrimeADay (via Twitter)

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