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Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi), Paul Gauguin, 1892

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Did You Known That Baboons Were Trained in Ancient Egypt to Catch Criminals?

The ancient Egyptians were renowned for their worship of animals, and one of these was the baboon.

Source: Did You Known That Baboons Were Trained in Ancient Egypt to Catch Criminals? | Ancient Origins

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Jerusalem Syndrome at the Met

An exhibition on the diverse multiculturalism of medieval Jerusalem has been ecstatically received. There’s just one problem: the vision of history it promotes is a myth.

Source: Jerusalem Syndrome at the Met » Mosaic

New evidence links the collapse of Aztec society to a deadly salmonella outbreak

80% of the population was wiped out.

Source: New evidence links the collapse of Aztec society to a deadly salmonella outbreak – ScienceAlert

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There’s no significant connection between your personality as a teenager and a septuagenarian

Researchers found no correlation of personality traits.

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When Retirement Comes With a Daily Dose of Cannabis

Older Americans are increasingly turning to pot to treat their aches and pains. The trend raises questions about effectiveness, safety and accessibility.

Source: When Retirement Comes With a Daily Dose of Cannabis – The New York Times

The Shirk Report

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

Source: The Shirk Report – Volume 409 «TwistedSifter

National Security Letters Demand Data Companies Aren’t Obligated to Provide

Internal documents suggest the FBI uses the secret orders to pursue sensitive customer data like internet browsing records.

Source: National Security Letters Demand Data Companies Aren’t Obligated to Provide

14 Photos That Illumine a Dark Chapter of U.S. History

Seventy-five years after his forebears were sent to internment camps, a photographer is recovering pieces of his lost past.

Source: 14 Photos That Illumine a Dark Chapter of U.S. History

Morning Cup of Links: Movie Pie Fights | Mental Floss

Here’s some links for your weekend websurfing!

Source: Morning Cup of Links: Movie Pie Fights | Mental Floss

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BBC – Earth – Why does time always run forwards and never backwards?

Why is it you can break an egg, but not make the pieces spring back together again? To find out, we have to go back to the birth of the universe

Source: BBC – Earth – Why does time always run forwards and never backwards?

 Amazing Vintage Photos of Rock Stars Found at a Swap Meet

Source: vintage everyday: Amazing Vintage Photos of Rock Stars Found at a Swap Meet

The Ratlines

Adolf Eichmann, “the architect of the Holocaust,” escaped from Europe after World War II and remained hidden for 15 years before being captured. Germany holds a cache of sealed files detailing this history and is fighting to keep it secret despite critics’ objections. Some observers believe the documents would shed embarrassing additional light on German-Vatican collusion on the “ratlines,” an already proven postwar operation to protect Nazi leaders. Following are a few excerpts from the 1992 book Unholy Tr

Source: The Ratlines – theTrumpet.com

American Anarchists Join YPG in Syria Fighting ISIS, Islamic State

On the front lines of Syria with the young American radicals, anarchists fighting ISIS, Islamic State.

Source: American Anarchists Join YPG in Syria Fighting ISIS, Islamic State – Rolling Stone

If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’

AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?

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The Dangers of Talking About an American ‘Deep State’

Experts on Turkish politics say the use of that term misunderstands what it means in Turkey—and the ways that such allegations can be used to enable political repression.

Source: The Dangers of Talking About an American ‘Deep State’ – The Atlantic

Doctors of Depravity

After more than 60 years of silence, World War II’s most enduring and horrible secret is being nudged into the light of day. One by one the participants, white-haired and mildmannered, line up to tell their dreadful stories before they die.
—Akira Makino is a frail widower living near Osaka in Japan. His only unusual habit is to regularly visit an obscure little town in the southern Philippines, where he gives clothes to poor children and has set up war memorials.
—Mr Makino was stationed there during the war. What he never told anybody, including his wife, was that during the four months before Japan’s defeat in March 1945, he dissected ten Filipino prisoners of war, including two teenage girls. He cut out their livers, kidneys and wombs while they were still alive. Only when he cut open their hearts did they finally perish.

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10 Horrifying Facts About The Genocide In The Congo Free State

From 1885 to 1908, Belgian King Leopold II took control of the Congo. He turned the nation into a moneymaking machine by farming ivory and rubber and build

Source: 10 Horrifying Facts About The Genocide In The Congo Free State – Listverse

Climate Change Could Have Wide-Ranging Effects on Mental Health

Climate change poses a threat to many aspects of mental health, including anxiety, depression, cognitive disorders and more serious problems.

Source: Climate Change Could Have Wide-Ranging Effects on Mental Health

Light-based computers will run at least 20 times faster than your laptop

We can’t wait!

Source: Light-based computers will run at least 20 times faster than your laptop – ScienceAlert

A Comparative Guide to Russia’s Use of Force: Measure Twice, Invade Once

In the 20th century, the Soviet military’s penchant for area of effect artillery and armored firepower had earned it the reputation of a large hammer alway

Source: A Comparative Guide to Russia’s Use of Force: Measure Twice, Invade Once

All Aboard the Ghost Ship Hotel of Koh Chang

While most sun-seekers are happy sipping cocktails on a beach while relaxing on holiday, you’re more likely find me trekking through the overgrowth in my flip flops looking for an abandoned site, courtesy of an internet tip-off, determination and a bit of explorer’s luck. Now, if I could just get my

Source: All Aboard the Ghost Ship Hotel of Koh Chang

Drawing The Road: An Artist’s Moving Gallery Of Discovery

“I travel a lot,” says Chandler O’Leary. “I carry a sketchbook wherever I go. The most exciting thing for me is discovering what’s beyond the next bend in the road.”

Source: Drawing The Road: An Artist’s Moving Gallery Of Discovery |

The Blackwater of Jihad

A consortium of elite, well-paid fighters from across the former Soviet Union are training jihadis in Syria. Their business model could go global.

Source: The Blackwater of Jihad | Foreign Policy

Talara–Peru’s Great Ice Age Tar Trap

For sticky Ice Age fossils, Talara is second only to La Brea

Source: Talara–Peru’s Great Ice Age Tar Trap – Scientific American Blog Network

In the second story of a tobacco barn used as living quarters by family of workers from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Near Fayetteville, North CarolinaPhotographerJack DelanoCreatedMarch 1941

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The war photographer who reinvented himself off-the-grid

Rafal Gerszak witnessed war in order to document history, but it almost cost him his life. Out in the wilds of Canada, he found his way back from the brink.

Source: The war photographer who reinvented himself off-the-grid

What We Can Learn from Trees

They inspire us, comfort us, and remind us how life moves on.

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15 Stupid Ways Americans Apparently Picture Foreigners

Sooo … these aren’t true?

Source: 15 Stupid Ways Americans Apparently Picture Foreigners | Cracked.com

Artificial intelligence: don’t believe the hype

Artificial intelligence may be subject to more hype than any other field. While this creates funding opportunities, it could also damage AI’s long-term potential

Source: Artificial intelligence: don’t believe the hype | WIRED UK

What It’s Like to Hold Your Own Heart

Baylor University Medical Center in Texas is encouraging transplant patients to meet their former organs.

Source: What It’s Like to Hold Your Own Heart | Atlas Obscura

CBD: The Cinderella Molecule

High Times article by Martin A Lee highlights recent CBD research & its implications for cannabis therapeutics.

Source: CBD: The Cinderella Molecule

The Hunger Gains: Extreme Calorie-Restriction Diet Shows Anti-Aging Results

A new study shows five days of hunger a month may reduce risk factors for aging and age-related diseases

Source: The Hunger Gains: Extreme Calorie-Restriction Diet Shows Anti-Aging Results – Scientific American

Is the ‘Anthropocene’ Epoch a Condemnation of Human Interference — or a Call for More?

When some climate scientists began saying we’d entered a new epoch, they meant to draw attention to human effects on climate. Now, to their dismay, it’s become a tech call to arms for more disruption.

Source: Is the ‘Anthropocene’ Epoch a Condemnation of Human Interference — or a Call for More? – The New York Times

Paleolithic People Body Painted the Dead, Then Smashed Rocks in Death Ritual

A 12,000-year-old site reveals signs that prehistoric people used stones and ochre to paint the bodies of the dead, and then smashed the stones to “kill” them.

Source: Paleolithic People Body Painted the Dead, Then Smashed Rocks in Death Ritual – Seeker

How to Prepare for the Singularity

Source: How to Prepare for the Singularity | Inverse

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Gustav Klimt – Study Drawing for ‘The Three Ages of Woman’ (1904-1905)

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Review: ‘Homo Deus’ Foresees a Godlike Future. (Ignore the Techno-Overlords.)

Yuval Noah Harari’s “Sapiens,” from 2015, looked at mankind’s history up to the present. His new work is subtitled “A Brief History of Tomorrow.”

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The Longform Guide to Snow by Selena Ross, Peter Stark, Paul Berczeller, David Roberts, Jeffrey Tayler, Nathaniel Rich, John Branch, Brian Phillips

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Source: The Longform Guide to Snow by Selena Ross, Peter Stark, Paul Berczeller, David Roberts, Jeffrey Tayler, Nathaniel Rich, John Branch, Brian Phillips · Longform

This 3,000-Year-Old Bronze Age Sword Is Absolutely Incredible

In what archaeologists are calling the “find of a lifetime,” a horde of Late Bronze Age weapons has been discovered at a Scottish construction site. Among the items found is a gold-decorated spearhead, and a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in remarkably good condition.

Source: This 3,000-Year-Old Bronze Age Sword Is Absolutely Incredible

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