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(continuation of >>158200)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random#/random - random article, post if you find anything interesting

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Hole,_China - resort community in china that is a clone of an american town

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigging - pipe cleaning method

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MALINTENT - old crime forecasting technology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_work - known missing works of literature

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king - a collection of rats whose tails are intertwined and bound together

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalf_sniper_attack- "the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplanetary_Transport_Network - gravitationally determined pathways through the solar system that require very little energy to navigate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonization_of_the_Moon - just info about colonizing the moon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_air_rage_incidents - list of incidents where people lose their minds on airplanes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_bites_dog - "rarer events more often appear as news stories, while more common events appear less often"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Pa - mystery man behind countless communist conspiracies in modern africa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobashi_scheme - investment scheme to conceal losses (also cool is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_accounting)
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 No.181185

Here's a very thought-provoking article about Wikipedia in the present day:

https://larrysanger.org/2020/05/wikipedia-is-badly-biased/

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>>181185
Thank you Captain obvious.
It isn't too bad if you stay away from political or culture war shit.

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>>181187
yup, pretty much. It's particularly good when talking about odd people from the past like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarrare

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>>173823
Good choice, I've always loved large number related things.

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I've been obsessed with reading about nuclear disasters for the past month. In particular, I've been going through the list of the INES scale:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Nuclear_Event_Scale
I feel like I could talk at length about Fukushima now. I'm surprised at all the events that I don't recall at all or completely misremembered. Also, Fukushima Daisan is a much more interesting story to me that Fukushima Daiichi.
Anyways, the most surprising thing about this list to me is that the vast majority of disasters have had nothing to do with nuclear power plants, but rather processing plants or…this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goi%C3%A2nia_accident#Events
Of course. Of course Brazil's Chernobyl would be so…fucking stupid.

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>>181530
Halfway through, I felt like I was reading a Monty Python skit. Then that little succubus and their family started playing with the stuff like it was cool glitter. I have no words.

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>>181441
Damn Brazil get it together… LMAO Nice link

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>>181441
>That night Devair Alves Ferreira (the owner of the scrapyard) noticed the blue glow from the punctured capsule. Thinking the capsule's contents were valuable or even supernatural, he immediately brought it into his house.

>Over the next three days, he invited friends and family to view the strange glowing substance.


Why is this country so low IQ?

I'm brazilian and embarrassed of my nations stupidity.

 No.181749

I think this moment is what started christianity's downfall in the West:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1755_Lisbon_earthquake#Effect_on_society,_economy,_and_philosophy

Also interesting is how it destroyed people's optimism:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_of_all_possible_worlds#Criticism

Also interesting, but much more obvious, is how it basically completely destroyed Portugal. I think the reason they never again rose to their colonialism heights is because of the "aftershocks" of that earthquake.

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>>181752
pretty deep rabbit holes you're digging into huh
you might as well read books or specialized websites on these topics but you probably are already doing so?

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>>181753
Yeah, a lot of this comes from a book called All is Clouded by Desire which goes into heavy detail. The author Alan Block is a professor of crime and has a lot of deep research dives into shady banks. Once you start to connect the dots some of the stuff you can find is pretty mindblowing.

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>>181754
this is more about tax evasion but you could check out Treasure Islands by Nicholas Shaxson if you can
a lot of this stuff goes over my head frankly

also a blog by an amateur researcher who does some pretty good synthesis work on parapolitics is visupview

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>>181755
Interesting, I wonder if I'll find any of the same banks and companies in that book that I've read about in my research so far. thanks wiz

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>>181757
iirc there's quite a bit about the infamous bcci but that's inevitable eh
but really it's more of a "general" study on the topic of tax evasion and its consequences, although there's a lot about the british off shore tax havens, the city of london and so on… as I said most of this goes over my head but someone with an actual interest in these matters will undoubtedly find it interesting

im guessing you already plan to read about the vatican banking scandals of the 70s and 80s, calvi, p2, banco ambrosiano and all that sweet stuff?

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>>170540
>Jackson Hole, China
>Halstatt, China
what the hell is going on here

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>>181767
Not sure how to feel about this. On the one hand it’s cool and pretty harmless theme parks, on the other hand it seems like it’s there because the government doesn’t want people actually going to other countries and beyond their “watchful eyes”.

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>>181765
pretty sure it's just a real estate marketing ploy for selling real estate in the middle of bumfuck nowhere

 No.181934

I just wanted to share the story behind this word:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_(unit)#Etymology
>Initially they hoped the name would obscure any reference to the study of nuclear structure; eventually, the word became a standard unit in nuclear and particle physics.

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>>181934
>Named after: The broad side of a barn
Too good

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>>181771
>the government doesn’t want people actually going to other countries and beyond their “watchful eyes”.
There are Chinese tourists everywhere. I'm pretty sure those cities just exist because it's cheaper for an average Chinese family to travel an hour outside of Beijing than go all around the world on a vacation. Also keeps more capital flowing within China.

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>>181939
>broad side of a barn.
>10^-28 m^2
I find this especially hilarious.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_patron_saints_by_occupation_and_activity
A list of patron saints. I were suprised by how specific many of them were. Some included were
>Funeral directors
>Grave diggers
>Horticulture
>Lace workers
>Land surveyors
>Lighthouse keepers
>Marble workers
>Medical record librarians
>Oil refiners
>Poor students
>Radio workers
>Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers soldiers
>Secretaries
>Taxi drivers
>one each for wine growers and another for makers
The list goes on

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>>182851
Anyone has the potential to become a saint if they live a pious and holy life, regardless of station or occupation.

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>>182851
It's funny, by birth date my patron saint would be Joseph of Cupertino (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_of_Cupertino), patron saint of shitty students and retards and I'm both of those things.

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 No.183003

Apparently, "swarf" is a word.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarf

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>>183003
that's gotta be a british thing. i've never heard that in my life

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death#Deaths
>Chalmel de Vinario recognized that bloodletting was ineffective (though he continued to prescribe bleeding for members of the Roman Curia, whom he disliked)

lol

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>>183080
didnt realize eels are cute looking when they are small. like a snake frog

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These are 5 foot tall storks:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoebill
So, if velociraptors were actually feathered animals…these help me imagine what that would look like. Also these shoebills make a chatter that sounds like a gun going off. They're so bizarre.

I honestly can't believe these exist. This reminds me of a few years ago when someone finally convinced me that narwhals actually exist. I mean, in my defense, when I heard about narwhals for the first time it was after I heard about unicorns, so I was immediately so skeptical that I didn't believe that they existed.

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>>170540
>moon colonization article claiming water is all over the moon
>took them forever to claim mars had water
>now the moon has water

>malintent article

>they read your mind
>>I knew it…
>old crime forecasting
>old
So if it's not psycho-pass now have we evolved to the point of minority report?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken-blood_therapy
injecting chicken blood as a nonsense cure-all


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