The sky over Camden Yards looks like pure doom

Originally posted on For The Win:

On Thursday night, Camden Yards looked like the site of the apocalypse. At the Baltimore Orioles-Minnesota Twins game, the skies looked just about ready to swallow up the whole stadium into a black hole.

Seriously. Look at that.

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We’ve seen some ominous skies in our day, but this one has got to be up there with the best of them.

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Wednesday Wisdom: Fernando Pessoa

Originally posted on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region:

For today’s Wednesday Wisdom, we’ve got a quote from famed Portuguese poet and writer Fernando Pessoa.

FernandoNice. Pessoa is considered one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century. Happy Wednesday everyone!

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Devon Still’s daughter Leah is a Wheaties Champion and has her own box

Originally posted on For The Win:

On Tuesday, Cincinnati Bengals tackle Devon Still posted a photo to Instagram of a very special gift from General Mills– a framed, special edition Wheaties box with his daughter Leah gracing the cover.

Leah is of course grateful and excited about her gift and who wouldn’t be?

“Thanks @wheatiescereal in the words straight out of Leah’s mouth, this is so awesome!! #LeahStrong #StillStrong”

Again, stuff– and people– are awesome.

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August 18 is National Ice-Cream Pie Day

Originally posted on Foodimentary - National Food Holidays:

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Ice Cream and Pie? Yes Please!

Here are today’s five thing to know about Ice Cream 

  1. An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  2. A cow has only 1 stomach with 4 areas where food is digested: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and the abdomen.
  3. The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.
  4. In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  5. Sorbet, has no milk at all!

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Today’s Pinterest Board Ice-Cream Pie, all good of course

Today’s Food History

  • 1850 Honore de Balzac died. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break, he…

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#Blogging101 Day 11 — A “Prompt” Post

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Wall to Wall.”

I’ve got a couple of posters (one of them a “cast portrait” of the Marvel Universe) and a few items of art that I made myself.

My new Marvel lineup poster. #MarvelGifts

I’d show you photos of my other stuff, but I can’t seem to find any right now.

Farmer’s Almanac Warns of Cold, Snowy Winter

Originally posted on TIME:

(CONCORD, N.H.)—Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don’t usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest.

If you don’t want to read about those four-letter words, there’s plenty more to peruse in the folksy, annual book of household tips, trends, recipes and articles, such as animal jealousy, the history of shoes and anticipation for the biggest Supermoon in decades in November 2016.

Otherwise, look for above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of New England; icy conditions in parts of the South; and frigid weather in the Midwest. The snowiest periods in the Pacific Northwest will be in mid-December, early to mid-January and mid- to late February, the almanac predicts.

“Just about everybody who gets snow will have…

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Here’s Why People Believe In Conspiracy Theories

Originally posted on TIME:

UFO sightings. Hoaxed moon landings. Reptiles who rule the world.

What, in the name of our alleged lizard overlords, convinces a person to believe in conspiracy theories?

According to a pair of new studies published in the journalApplied Cognitive Psychology, conspiracy theorists—and there are a lot more of them than you may think—tend to have one thing in common: they feel a lack of control over their lives.

Jan-Willem van Prooijen, associate professor in social and organizational psychology at VU University Amsterdam, has been studying conspiracy theories and those who believe them for six years. “When I started this research, one of the things that I really found astonishing was how many people believe in certain conspiracy theories,” he says.

MORE: Extraterrestrials on a Comet Are Faking Climate Change. Or Something

Conspiracy theories often crop up during times of uncertainty and fear: after terrorist strikes, financial…

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Obama Is #TeamSpotify, White House Releases Two #POTUSPlaylists

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

The Commander and Chief has just made his music streaming service allegiances known. The White House released a pair of playlists Friday morning that were allegedly hand-picked by Obama himself.

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Were they on Apple Music?

Nah.

How about Tidal?

Forget about it.

Two iterations of “The President’s Summer Playlist” were released, with both “Day” and “Night” varieties made available on Spotify.

The duo of presidential playlists drop as President Obama is halfway through a relaxing vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. The White House Comms team probably released the very chill (it has a Florence + The Machines track), very safe (no Die Antwoord songs here) Obama playlists to give the American people a relatable moment with President Obama as he takes a breather at a very un-relatable $12 million Martha’s Vineyard estate.

The playlists themselves are diverse in their lazy summer tune selections, though I will say I have a hard time believing that the…

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