March 12, 2016

Miscellany 36

20 Shots From Popular Movies Show How Visual Effects Transform The Whole Thing.  From now on, I'm giving more credit to actors for their acting with ridiculous props.  Here is Emilia Clarke playing Daenerys Targaryen petting one of her dragons in Game of Thrones.

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Penguin swims 5,000 MILES every year to visit Brazilian man who nursed it back to life after he found it covered in oil and dying on a beach

Retired bricklayer and part time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, from an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, discovered the tiny penguin languishing on rocks in 2011.  The helpless creature was starving and covered in oil but Mr de Souza took him in and nursed him back to health, naming the South American Magellanic penguin Dindim. When Dindim was well again Mr de Souza released him back into the sea, never expecting to see his new friend again.

He was astonished when, just a few months later, the penguin returned to the island where he recognized Mr de Souza and returned home with him.  Now, Dindim spends eight months of the year with Mr de Souza and spends the rest of his time breeding off the coast of Argentina and Chile.

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'I love the penguin like it's my own child and I believe the penguin loves me,' Mr Pereira de Souza told Globo TV.
'No one else is allowed to touch him. He pecks them if they do. He lays on my lap, lets me give him showers, allows me to feed him sardines and to pick him up.'

21 Reasons To Never Ever Step Inside A Whole Foods Again

Why I’m moving to the place I called ‘America’s worst place to live’

Last summer, Christopher Ingraham  snarkily called Red Cloud, Minnesota, "America's worst place to live."  This summer, the Washington Post reporter is moving there with his whole family. 

A Banana Grows in Iceland, only 177 miles from the Arctic Circle thanks to heat from volcanic hot springs.

Picture of the week: Shaun Cunningham saves his nine-year-old son Landon from being hit in the face.  It was his 9th birthday and Landon was attending his first baseball game and texting a photo to his mom when his father went into protective Dad mode.

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The man who was sucked into a nuclear power plant’s sea intake – and LIVED!

Christopher Le Cun, 30, from Florida, was out scuba diving with his friend Robert Blake and they decided to check out huge structures beneath the waves which turned out to be 16ft-wide intake pipes for a nuclear power plant. ...Cun was sucked into one of the structures which turned out to be 16ft-wide intake pipes, capable of draining 500,000 gallons of water per minute into massive pools used to cool the plant's reactors. Cun described the sensation as similar to being sucked over a waterfall, saying he suddenly found himself in complete darkness and still being swept along. ...

Blake, sure he'd just witnessed his friend die, swam back to the boat and broke the news to Cun's wife Brittany, who was sitting in the craft with the couple's young son and daughter.  Meanwhile, hundreds of feet below them, Cun was adrift in total darkness and fearful of being cut to piece by whatever turbine was sucking the water in.He added: 'I contemplated, you know, do I just pull the regulator out of my mouth and just die? I started thinking about my family, you know, how are they going to survive without me?'

After around five minutes Cun was deposited into one of the reservoir pools used to store water before it is pumped into the reactor, where he managed to climb out....Still in his scuba diving gear he confronted a shocked employee who, after several moments of disbelief, got Cun a phone so he could call his wife and tell her he was ok.

Dogs that look like food. Chihuahua or a muffin?

 Chihuahua Or Muffin

Portland-based Karen Zack has also uploaded 'Labradoodle or fried chicken? Puppy or bagel?  Shar Pei or croissant? Dog or mop?

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