Link25 (152) – The Tianjin Explosion Edition

Posted by , Updated on August 14, 2015

It’s Friday and we’re here yet again to help you get started on your busy weekend of doing absolutely nothing by bringing you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. So, from an annoying 7 hour road trip to an earth-shattering explosion this is Link25 (152) – The Tianjin Explosion Edition.



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Charger prototype finding its way to Model S

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How Amazon Works !

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President Obama's Spotify summer playlists are politically safe with a few pleasant surprises


The White House on Friday released “The President’s Summer Playlist,” a compendium of “20 picks for a summer day” and “20 picks for a summer night” hand-curated by Mixmaster-in-Chief Barack Obama. After appearing on WTF with Marc Maron, Spotify was a logical next step.

As you might expect, the playlists tryto straddle the political aisle, featuring (click the title to see the full article).


Red Sox manager John Farrell reveals he has cancer

(Boston, MA, 06/02/15) Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell speaks during a press conference at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday, June 02, 2015. Staff photo by Christopher EvansMatt West

Red Sox manager John Farrell announced today he has stage 1 lymphoma.

He will begin chemotherapy Tuesday at Mass General Hospital. The plan calls for nine weeks of chemotherapy.

“There’s no alternative,” Farrell said.

Bench coach Torey Lovullo will manage the Sox for the rest of the season.

“There’s going to be a good outcome to this,” Farrell said.

Farrell, 53, said an in emotional meeting with reporters that the cancer was detected during (click the title to see the full article)


HBO Picks Up ‘Sesame Street’ As Kids’ Viewing Habits Change

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The Time Warner pay-cable service said it would license the next five seasons of the venerable program, which has taught preschoolers for decades about numbers, letters, emotional development and the joys of a rubber duckie. The series has become a mainstay of the American cultural experience, and has often served as (click the title to see the full article)


'Toy Story 4' to be centered around Woody and Bo Peep's romance

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Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter has revealed to CNN that “Toy Story 4” will revolve around the romance between the two characters.

With the D23 Expo underway, John Lasseter gave away a few details about the upcoming “Toy Story 4” to CNN’s “Squawk on the Street,” confirming rumors about (click the title to see the full article).


Reservoir No. 2 - Shade Balls

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Veggies in Space: Astronauts Sample Freshly Grown Lettuce

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10,000th Shoplifter Gets Parade

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2m Wedge-Tailed Eagle takes down Drone. Watch it Punch it out of the sky - Australia (Eagle is Fine)

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Kai want this root.

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Anchorman Has Kardashian Meltdown News Blooper

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“Star Wars” displays delight Disney fans with up-close looks “The Force Awakens,” “Battlefront” and more

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Fans attending the D23 Expo 2015 excited about “Star Wars” didn’t have to look far to find eye-catching displays on the show floor.

From “The Force Awakens” Stormtroopers and droids to the highly-anticipated “Battlefront” video game, “Star Wars” is big at the event. Disney CEO Bob Iger even mentioned in his opening remarks (click on the title to read the full article).


Woman Loses Arms, Legs After Tick Bite — ‘It Was Crawling Up Her Limbs’

tick-mother-amputationsA photo of Jo Rogers was posted on a GoFundMe page established by her family.

A woman in Oklahoma had her arms and legs amputated after being bitten by a tick during a family trip.

According to KOCO, four days after visiting Grand Lake, Jo Rogers thought she had the flu. The mother of two was tested for both (click on the title to read the full article).


Say Hello to Deep Blue: ‘The Biggest Shark Ever Filmed’

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Toddler ignores military protocol, hugs mom

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The Village homeowners paying it forward to mail carriers

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Science: How to Slice Steak and Make Cheap Cuts Tender (with Your Knife)

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Ronda Rousey: 'I could beat Floyd Mayweather'

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The gloves are off, as the UFC’s Ronda Rousey says she can beat boxing’s biggest draw in a “no rules” mixed martial arts-style battle in the ring.

Responding to a question during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session, Rousey laid down the gauntlet, claiming she would (click on the title to read the full article).


Corduroy is crowned the oldest living cat

Each Wednesday we shine a light on the coolest, wackiest, or most unique records from around the globe recently approved by our Records Management Team with our Spotlight series.
This week, Guinness World Records has confirmed that Corduroy is the Oldest cat living after he recently turned (click on the title to read the full article).

Apes may be closer to speaking than many scientists think


Koko the gorilla is best known for a lifelong study to teach her a silent form of communication, American Sign Language. But some of the simple sounds she has learned may change the perception that humans are the only primates (click on the title to read the full article).


Little Boy Trying To Break Board In Taekwondo

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Tianjin, China Explosion Synced Up

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Meet Marvel's newest female superhero in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur


In 1978, Marvel comics published Devil Dinosaur, a story by Jack Kirby about a red Tyrannosaurus Rex and his caveman-like friend, Moon-Boy. The series itself was short-lived, but come this fall, the world will once again be introduced to the adventures of Devil Dinosaur — and this time, (click on the title to read the full article).

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