Raptors, up close and in focus – bald eagle, owl, vulture, more [VIDEO]

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Animal lover and videographer chibudgielvr says,

I got the chance to get up close and personal with some cool birds of prey from the Raptor Program at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, WI! Animals in order of appearance: Bald Eagle, Eastern Screech Owl, American Kestrel, Great Horned Owl, Turkey Vulture.

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Hear Betty Crocker’s “Cooking for the Blind” series from the 1950’s, and prepare a Thanksgiving Dinner with canned food.

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Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic sounds

Hi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week is our first Thanksgiving Episode, and with most of us opting to stay home and not travel this year, I thought I’d share one of my favorite records in my collection. — Read the rest

Google AI helps you write a poem in the style of famous poets of the past

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Screenshot of Google AI tool "Verse by Verse"

Google has released “Verse by Verse”, a AI tool that lets you pick several poets from the past, and then write a poem with the AI suggesting lines composed in their style.

As Engadget describes it:

You can select up to three poets for inspiration, including the likes of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Edgar Allen Poe.

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“IvanKKKa is a Nazi” by a new wave band that’s “definitely not” Green Day

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The mysterious new wave band The Network, who swear they’re not Green Day even though everyone knows they’re Green Day, have released their first new music since their 2003 debut, Money Money 2020.

The 4-song EP Trans AM includes such a danceable synth-rock bangers as “Ivankkka is a Nazi” (above), which you should listen to if you’ve ever wanted to hear someone sing about “Gucci Swastikas.”

The dark art of playing world-class Scrabble

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You might enjoy playing Scrabble with your family and friends, but when you get outside your social bubble and run into a serious or even tournament-grade Scrabble player, well, that’s a whole different world.

When the top players gathered in Torquay, England, last year for the World Scrabble Tournament (this year’s contest should have been this week, but has been cancelled thanks to you-know-what), it was to use ‘words’ like these in their games: dzo, ch, foyned, ghi…

Yep, that’s right; a whole lot of words that, let’s be frank about this, are not words.

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Watch this glassblower create wine glasses with air-twist pattern stems

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Spend the next 90 minutes watching master glassblower Chris Rochelle create delicate and intricate glassware with seemingly impossible twisty stems. The color is absolutely gorgeous, too.

This old and complex technique involves trapping lines of air in a gather of glass and twisting it to create a mesmerizing spiral effect.

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Trump cultist charged after coughing on protestors

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Raymond Deskins, 61, was charged with assault after “wearing an inflatable Trump innertube around his belly” and “deliberately exhaling” on women protesting outside one of Trump’s golf courses Saturday.

“I’m not in anybody’s face,” [he said]. She replied, “You are in my face — and you don’t have a mask, so you need to back up.”That’s

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