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How One Grieving Father Got Lawn Darts Banned | Mental Floss

September 17th, 2018 No comments

Lawn darts, or Jarts, were all the rage in the 1980s. With a few Jarts, a few friends, and a few beers, American backyard-barbecue-goers would lay down small plastic hoops as targets and play a game not entirely unlike horseshoes. Each player would toss the darts into the air, attempting to arc them into the opposite ring. While the darts, which had a metal spike and plastic fins on the sides for flight stability, were not especially sharp, they were weighted. They picked up enough speed to come sailing

Source: How One Grieving Father Got Lawn Darts Banned | Mental Floss

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Survival of the Richest – Future Human – Medium

September 15th, 2018 No comments
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N.F.L. Expands Use of Chips in Footballs, Promising Data Trove – The New York Times

September 10th, 2018 No comments
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Emergy – Wikipedia

September 6th, 2018 No comments
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Is It Okay to Say “Hey Guys”? – The Atlantic

August 28th, 2018 No comments
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Why Do We ‘Bury the Lede?’ | Merriam-Webster

August 24th, 2018 No comments
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What’s the Difference Between Cement and Concrete?

August 13th, 2018 No comments
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What’s Buzzin’ in My Garden

August 10th, 2018 No comments
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How do you stop the flow of lava? – BBC News

May 31st, 2018 No comments

Hawaii’s Big Island has declared a state of emergency as lava threatens residential communities and roads. Is there any way to stop a lava flow and save the homes in its path?

Source: How do you stop the flow of lava? – BBC News

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Huge MIT Study of ‘Fake News’: Falsehoods Win on Twitter – The Atlantic

March 11th, 2018 No comments
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