It’s Friday, and you know what that means. Only a few more hours of “work” before you can leave all the important things you were pretending to do for Monday (…or run away from political scandals). And as usual, we are here to assist you in your procrastination with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. So whether you want to finally find out if Sophia the Robot will get special status, or learn more about the Mark Zuckerberg hearing, or a little about what’s going on with Syria, Link25 (291) – The Mark Zuckerberg’s Testimony Edition is sure to have something for you.
For the Sonic the Hedgehog lovers out there...
S E G A
Posted by Arthur Afonso Brisolara on Monday, April 9, 2018
Holocaust Is Fading From Memory, Survey Finds
For seven decades, “never forget” has been a rallying cry of the Holocaust remembrance movement.
But in a survey released Thursday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, found that many adults lack basic knowledge of what happened. (click the picture for the complete story)
This is one of the most exciting things from the Internet this week. Apparently there's an offical first movie trailer coming out soon, too!
Can't. Stop. Laughing.
Bathroom hand dryers are secretly gross, according to new study
Using a hand dryer is typically considered to be one of the least nasty stages of using a public bathroom.
You’ve just washed your hands, and (usually) don’t have to touch anything to use one, so the assumption is that you’ve left all of those bathroom germs behind…(click the image for the full story)
Lists Going Viral Right Now
The Most Important Exchange of the Zuckerberg Hearing
In his second day of congressional hearings, Mark Zuckerberg began the proceedings in the House of Representatives on Wednesday with an identical opening statement to the one he gave in the Senate on Tuesday.
But from that point forward, the proceedings went in a very different direction. The House members were much more aggressive and more pointed in their questioning, repeatedly cutting off the Facebook CEO so he couldn’t “filibuster,” as Representative Marsha Blackburn put it. Representatives from both parties came back time and again to what Facebook knows, what Facebook tells users about what it knows, and what Facebook lets advertisers do (click the photo for the complete story)
TRYING TO EAT HEALTHY
Posted by Cheerful Nihilism on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Teacher walkouts: Battles in Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona continue
Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky continue to press lawmakers for better pay and conditions, while Arizona’s educators begin weighing a walkout.
Oklahoma’s teacher walkout extended into its ninth day Thursday — the same number of days that West Virginia teachers were on strike last month before Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill giving them a 5% pay raise.
Some school districts such as Tulsa’s and Oklahoma City Public Schools remain closed Thursday, while others moved to welcome students back (click the photo for the full story)
The anthem for those who suffer with allergies...
Here is our ALLERGY ANTHEM! Everyone in our house is suffering.
Posted by The Holderness Family on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE NIGHT PARROT – THE WORLD’S MOST ELUSIVE BIRD
Pezoporus occidentalis, better known simply as the “night parrot”, is often described by ornithologists as being the most mysterious and enigmatic bird on Earth- a moniker the night parrot earned by being so rare and elusive that fewer people alive today have seen one with their own eyes than have ever walked on the Moon.
Described bluntly by one of the few people to have handled one as a “dumpy oversized budgie”, the unassuming greenish-yellow bird is endemic to Australia, with confirmed sightings largely being limited to the deserts of Western Australia and Queensland.
Unusually for a bird that is capable of lengthy and extremely fast flight, the night parrot spends much of its time on the ground hiding amongst (click the image for the full story)
Trump and Allies Weigh Risk of Syria Strike
As U.S. President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron consider a possible military strike on Syria, the world has been left guessing about when an attack could come and how big it might be.
Deliberations by the U.S. and its allies are still unfolding several days after a suspected chemical attack by the Syrian government against a rebel-held area killed more than 50 civilians and prompted calls for a forceful global response.
Any military move against Syrian government forces carries numerous risks. For example, (click the photo for the full story)
Extra glass of wine a day 'will shorten your life by 30 minutes'
Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut half an hour from the expected lifespan of a 40-year-old.
Those who think a glass of red wine every evening will help keep the heart healthy will be dismayed. The paper, published in the Lancet medical journal, says five standard 175ml glasses of wine or five pints a week is the upper safe limit – about 100g of alcohol, or 12.5 units in total. More than that raises (click the image for the complete story)
Epic Drum Class of Awesomeness
This kid is amazing! You have to watch this if you like magic! (...and who doesn't?)
Outrage over European plans to grant ROBOTS legal status as experts warn it could breach human rights
It may seem more like a moral dilemma posed in an episode of Star Trek, but the question of whether robots are people has European lawmakers at loggerheads.
The issue first arose in January 2017, thanks to a paragraph of text buried deep in a European Parliament report, that advised creating a ‘legal status for robots’.
Its primary purpose was in order to establish who is liable if the intelligent machines cause any damage.
However, experts are now opposing the move, saying that it is ‘inappropriate’ from a legal and ethical perspective and could breach human (click the photo for the complete story)