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  1. Mogador

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    Nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat.
     
  2. NobodySpecial

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    Apparently there’s a difference between being abducted and being kidnapped. If someone snatches you off the street and holds you captive; you’ve been abducted. If someone snatches you off the street, holds you captive, and demands a ransom for your release; you’ve been kidnapped. The other twist is the feds generally don’t do abductions, unless the locals call and beg them to take over on the case. Abductions are in that missing-person ballpark. Once a ransom demand has been made, if the feds are made aware of it, they’ll take over almost automatically.
     
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    Vanna White, aged 64, has been turning letters on Wheel of Fortune since 1982 - 40 years.

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    Does the same hold true for alien abduction?
     
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    The FBI doesn't handle alien abductions. That's MIB turf.
     
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    Bone2pick Conspicuously Conventional Contributor

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    Detroit has a floating post office, the J. W. Westcott II which serves lake freighters along the Detroit River. Its ZIP Code is 48222. The ZIP Code is used exclusively for the Westcott, which makes it the only floating ZIP Code in the United States
     
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    Anyone else pace around while they write?
     
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    Yeah, down the bedrooms hallway, through the kitchen-dining room-living room loop and down the hallway again. Makes my brain work for some strange reason.
     
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    The first evidence of a human wearing a hat stems from 25,000 years ago in the form of the Venus von Willendorf statue, a woman in a beaded headdress.

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    Driving down the Interstate, we shot past road signs for "Keg Creek," "Turkey Creek," "Silver Creek," "Mosquito Creek," and most ominously, "Troublesome Creek." None of them were really visble, save for line of trees and scrubs where the water must be flowing. Meaningless and irrelevant names to most of us nowadays, but think of how significant they were during the days of wagon trains and horse-and-buggy transit. Wonder what made Troublesome so troublesome? Or if Silver Creek once sparkled in the afternoon sun? And just how bad were the bugs on Mosquito?
     
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    Not when I write, but before I write. I listen to music as well, while I pace around. Good relaxation and to get some imagination going.
     
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    Damn, Marge Simpson really let herself go.
     
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    Oh hell yeah! When I start pacing is when I know I'm on to something good. Or exciting anyway, remains to be seen how good it is.
     
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    I pace between the fridge and my desk.
     
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    In video games, the events of the Dead or Alive (and by extension, Ninja Gaiden) series are the canon past of the Halo universe.
     
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    In medieval Europe, the accepted medical treatment for snakebites was to rub a rooster's plucked butt-end against the wound.
     
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    From an Anglo-Saxon source:

    III 61. Make thus a salve against the race of elves, goblins and those women with whom the Devil copulates; take the female hop-plant, wormwood, betony, lupin, vervain, henbane, dittander, viper's bugloss, bilberry plants, cropleek, garlic, madder grains, corn cockle, fennel. Put those plants in a vat; place under an altar; sing nine masses over it; boil it in butter and in sheep's grease; add much holy salt; strain through a cloth; throw the herbs into running water. If any evil temptation come to a man, or elf or goblin, anoint his face with this salve, and put it on his eyes and where his body is sore, and cense him and frequently sign him with the cross; his condition will soon be better.
     
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    Know why?

    Why

    Chicken thigh. Know what?

    What

    Chicken butt.

    It's the answer to all of life's conundrums.
     
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    But of course the ultimate answer is winner winner chicken dinner.
     
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    There are some reasonably intelligent people who swear by "the cure" of shocking the site of a venomous snake bite, and claim electricity neutralizes the venom. There was even an article about the process a decade or so ago in a magazine of fair repute. People who boast of personal experience are not happy when informed that 25% or so of all venomous snake bites (at least in the USA) are dry bites- no venom injected.
     
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    Ah, devils, demons, beasts, and evil spirits... they don't credit religion with inventing product marketing, but they probably should.
     
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    Man, I know we don't like memes and facebooking around here, but this one was just too good to pass up sharing. Writing relevant:

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    Side note: does not work against dwarves or hobbits.
     
  25. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Photo from NASA's live feed showing the DART battering ram striking Dimporphos. An asteroid 11 million KM away from Earth.



    Humanity - 1

    Asteroids - 0
     
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