Memory of the Camps
These tapes are actual, real life footage of the discovery of Nazi concentration camps by British and American solders after the end of WW2. Alfred Hitchcock arranged them in the format that they were originally meant to be viewed.

*DISCLAIMER* What you are about to watch is extremely graphic, and includes depictions of actual death, starvation, suffering, and torture.

It is horrific.

Watch at your own risk.
Green Honey
Language represents our view of the world, and knowing its limits helps us understand how our perception works.

I used the data from Wikipedia’s “Color” entry for different languages. My assumption was:

"Different languages have different ways to describe color.”
design  language  visualization 
6 days ago
What happened in the past - Takemeback.to
Find out what the world looked like in any date in the past: just type in your special date and enjoy the timemachine
history  search 
6 days ago
THE BOY WHO HAD TWO LIVES - Arts and Entertainment - The Independent
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I look at the picture reproduced here - that…
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If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes.
suicide  depression 
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Confessions of a Mortician — Matter — Medium
By Eric PuchnerPhotographs by Matt Eich
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Did Kevin From ‘Home Alone’ Grow Up to Be Jigsaw? A Deadly Serious Investigation
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Every Noise at Once
This is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 1305 genres by The Echo Nest. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.
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The Weight of Guilt «
Death, disgrace, and a handful of knockers: inside the secret world of competitive bass fishing cheaters.
Danny Ray Davis wasn’t just a fisherman, he…
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What I Wish People Knew About Depression
Someone recently asked me to write on what I wish people knew about depression, in light of Robin Williams' suicide. Here’s my response.
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Free Will (Revisited)
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The Secret Life of Passwords - NYTimes.com
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The Secret Life of a Crime Scene Cleaner | Narratively | Human stories, boldly told.
How a transgender Australian found her niche cleaning up after murders, suicides, and unimaginable filth of endless variation. 32 minutesMelbourne Illustrations…
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25 days ago
The greatest story Reddit ever told
"Here is what I do know for sure: People end up walking down different roads than they ever had planned for themselves.”
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Food Timeline: food history research service
Food Timeline: food history reference & research service
culture  history  food  reference 
28 days ago
Escape from Jonestown | Longreads Blog
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4 weeks ago
Why podcasts are suddenly “back”
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podcasts  law 
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The Easiest Tricks for Bypassing YouTube's Annoying Age Restrictions on NSFW Videos
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6 weeks ago
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An exploding spud is nothing.

I once put a Fray Bentos pie in the oven without taking the top off.

It was cheaper to buy a new oven then get a replacement door.
6 weeks ago
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[messaging] Modern anti-spam and E2E crypto
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
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gaming  skyrim 
8 weeks ago
Ade Edmondson: ‘I never laughed as hard as I did with Rik’
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lovefreekz  video  youtube 
10 weeks ago
Sex is sex, but money is money.
10 weeks ago
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