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John Cimon Warburg's Autochromes - Mashable

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 18:08

Mashable

John Cimon Warburg's Autochromes
Mashable
Born into a wealthy family, John Cimon Warburg's chronic asthma made it difficult for him to work a full-time job. Instead, he chose to devote his time and money entirely to the study and practice of photography. He was particularly interested in ...

Obama-Backed Solar Plant Literally Incinerates Itself - The Libertarian Republic

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 17:39

The Libertarian Republic

Obama-Backed Solar Plant Literally Incinerates Itself
The Libertarian Republic
A fire at the plant Thursday morning, which may have been caused by “misaligned” mirrors used to reflect sunlight at boiler towers, broke out in the facilities interior — literally scorching parts of the plant. NRG Energy, the company operating the ...

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Louis van Gaal says his Manchester United players have their eyes quite literally on Wembley Stadium in a bid to ... - ManUtd.com

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:26

ManUtd.com

Louis van Gaal says his Manchester United players have their eyes quite literally on Wembley Stadium in a bid to ...
ManUtd.com
The Reds boss decided that he and his players would stay within a stone's throw of the national stadium, just as they did for the semi-final, in order to focus their minds on the showpiece event. Van Gaal recalled a similar story when he was manager of ...

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When an employee takes up ownership, literally! - YourStory.com

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:46

YourStory.com

When an employee takes up ownership, literally!
YourStory.com
The buyout of a firm or even a brand by existing employees of a firm would surely rank as one of the rarest of occasions in corporate India, or most markets around the world, in fact. So when a journalist buys out his employer to run the company on his ...

Danica Patrick hangs out -- literally -- with contest winner from Elgin - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 21:11

Chicago Tribune

Danica Patrick hangs out -- literally -- with contest winner from Elgin
Chicago Tribune
Danica Patrick hangs out -- literally -- with contest winner from Elgin. Danica Patrick goes rock climbing with contest winners. The NASCAR driver goes rock climbing and ziplining with an Elgin woman and another contest winner. (Scott Hunter/NASCAR).

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Google Wants Pedestrians Hit By Self-Driving Cars to Stick Around… Literally - TIME

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:42

TIME

Google Wants Pedestrians Hit By Self-Driving Cars to Stick Around… Literally
TIME
Google's self-driving vehicles could one day be fitted with a form of adhesive coating on their bonnets to reduce injuries in collisions with pedestrians. The tech giant received a patent Tuesday for a kind of human flypaper that would sit beneath an ...
Google wants to literally glue you to its autonomous vehicles in new patentNeowin

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Shannon Briggs literally goes full HULK at weigh-in ahead of heavyweight bout - incredible scenes - Mirror.co.uk

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:13

Mirror.co.uk

Shannon Briggs literally goes full HULK at weigh-in ahead of heavyweight bout - incredible scenes
Mirror.co.uk
We could probably end the article there because everything you need to know about this man is right in that video above. But that would be inappropriate. Mr Briggs has one heck of a personality; we don't think we've ever seen someone with so much ...
Photos/Videos: David Haye, Gjergjaj, Shannon Briggs WeighinBoxingScene.com

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Literal dressing: The Duchess of Cambridge goes nautical to open a sailing education centre - Telegraph.co.uk

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:28

Telegraph.co.uk

Literal dressing: The Duchess of Cambridge goes nautical to open a sailing education centre
Telegraph.co.uk
With the world's eyes on her for every event, it can't be easy for The Duchess of Cambridge to decide what to wear. So it must be helpful when the theme of the day provides inspiration. Today, the Duchess was in Portsmouth to open the 1851 Trust's Tech ...

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There Is Now Vodka Literally Made From San Francisco Fog - TIME

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:01

TIME

There Is Now Vodka Literally Made From San Francisco Fog
TIME
Vodka can be made from almost anything and often is. There's potato-based vodka. Wheat-based vodka. Grape-based vodka. There's even vodka made from milk and honey. But Bay Area-based Hangar 1 distillery has taken this potable art to a level of ...

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Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Needs An Assist. Literally. - Fortune

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:38

Fortune

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Needs An Assist. Literally.
Fortune
Your chance to work at one of Silicon Valley's most…. uhhh… challenging companies. Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of embattled blood-testing company Theranos, needs a lot of help right now. And that apparently includes a new executive assistant.

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Gigi Hadid Is Bangin' (Literally) at MTV Movie Awards - E! Online

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:52

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Gigi Hadid Is Bangin' (Literally) at MTV Movie Awards
E! Online
Gigi Hadid, is that you?! The blond beauty caused a double-take tonight (which is nothing new for the star, let's be real) when she debuted a new hairstyle and stellar power suit on the red carpet at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards in Burbank, Calif.
Teen Mom OG's Farrah Abraham Literally Outshines Everyone On The MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet!PerezHilton.com
MTV Movie Awards 2016: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart reveal show detailsEntertainment Weekly

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Charley Walters: Twins home opener will be cool. Quite literally - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 04:22

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Charley Walters: Twins home opener will be cool. Quite literally
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) staying warm in the dugout during the third inning of 2013 Opening Day at Target Field in Minneapolis on Monday, April 1, 2013. (Pioneer Press: Sherri LaRose-Chiglo). By Charley Walters | cwalters@pioneerpress.

Russian MMA fight ends in 8 seconds because of a literal dive - SB Nation

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 01:04

SB Nation

Russian MMA fight ends in 8 seconds because of a literal dive
SB Nation
But this fight in Russia exhibits very little of that. In fact, you feel for the loser in the fight. It's almost as if all the preparation was just meant to end in disappointment. As the bell rang, he took a dive—quite literally, and the fight was ...

Pablo Sandoval's Massive Gut Literally Exploded His Belt Midswing - STACK News

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 00:52

STACK News

Pablo Sandoval's Massive Gut Literally Exploded His Belt Midswing
STACK News
Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval is listed at 5-foot-11, 240 pounds. Pablo Sandoval is not 240 pounds. He has ballooned to what looks to be 300-pound territory after several seasons of progressively getting further and further out of shape. He's never been ...

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How much you need to retire literally depends on how you frame the question - MarketWatch

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:24

MarketWatch

How much you need to retire literally depends on how you frame the question
MarketWatch
It's conventional wisdom among financial advisers: People planning to retire should aim to maintain 70% of their current income in retirement. It sounds sensible enough. But in reality it can encourage people to underestimate the amount of money that ...

A Photoshop Pro Will Alter Your Selfies In The Most Hilariously Literal Way - MTV.com

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 22:08

A Photoshop Pro Will Alter Your Selfies In The Most Hilariously Literal Way
MTV.com
Though he's tweeted just 36 times to date, a man named James Fridman has over 241,000 Twitter followers. You might ask yourself, “Is this man an actor, a singer, or a politician?” The answer to all three of those is no. He's actually a photo editor. So ...

Hillary Gives Reporters Static... Literally - Daily Caller

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 18:16

Hillary Gives Reporters Static... Literally
Daily Caller
Nobody actually likes the sound of Hillary Clinton's voice. On the Cringe Scale, her grating squawk is somewhere between “Nails on a blackboard” and “Slaughterhouse with defective soundproofing.” She is the reason God invented the Mute button. Can you ...

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With goofy inbounds play, Rockets literally the butt of jokes - Chron.com

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 17:31

Chron.com

With goofy inbounds play, Rockets literally the butt of jokes
Chron.com
With goofy inbounds play, Rockets literally the butt of jokes. By Greg Rajan. Updated 9:29 am, Friday, April 8, 2016. Rockets guard Andrew Goudelock resorted to inbounding the ball off teammate Josh Smith's rear end during. Houston Rockets guard K.J. ...

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Goalkeeper scores quite literally the best own goal you will ever see - Mirror.co.uk

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 13:23

Mirror.co.uk

Goalkeeper scores quite literally the best own goal you will ever see
Mirror.co.uk
Some own goals are funny. Some own goals are ridiculous. Some own goals are virtually inexplicable. But it's not often you get one own goal that ticks all three of those boxes. With that in mind, check out the clip above. It shows AS Tefana goalkeeper ...

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Watch Hillary Clinton literally LOL in response to attacks on her "ambitions" - Vox

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 00:50

Vox

Watch Hillary Clinton literally LOL in response to attacks on her "ambitions"
Vox
Hillary Clinton has been advised to do a lot of things on the campaign trail: smile more, speak with a softer voice, stop being so mad. Bernie Sanders's campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, adds another one to the list: have less ambition.

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