Since the internet is a relatively big place, and it’s easy to waste all of your time watching silly videos, every week we here at List25 try to make your time-wasting more efficient by stuffing 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos into one concise list. This week the highlights include everything from the closing of Toys “R” Us to a couple well placed memes and videos that are sure to make you chuckle. So, get ready because this is Link25 (302) – Saying Goodbye To Toys “R” Us Edition.
WHO INVENTED COMPUTER PASSWORDS?
Something akin to passwords have seemingly been used for at least as long as humans have been recording history. For example, one of the earliest references to something like a password is mentioned in the Book of Judges, which was first written down sometime around the 6th or 7th century BC. Specifically, it states (click the image for the full story)
Who needs expensive instruments?
"I Want It That Way" Classroom Instruments with Backstreet Boys
Posted by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, June 28, 2018
But, Seriously, Where Are the Aliens?
Enrico Fermi was an architect of the atomic bomb, a father of radioactivity research, and a Nobel Prize–winning scientist who contributed to breakthroughs in quantum mechanics and theoretical physics. But in the popular imagination, his name is most commonly associated with one simple, three-word question, originally meant as a throwaway joke to amuse a group of scientists discussing UFOs at the Los Alamos lab in (click the image for the full story)
The old man plays like a boss...
The Recycling Game Is Rigged Against You
Americans were not set up for success in recycling plastics. Even before China stopped accepting plastic refuse from abroad, 91 percent of potentially recyclable plastic in the U.S. ended up in landfills – or worse, in the oceans. Europe does a little better, with only 70 percent getting tossed.
Why such terrible rates? Partly because some changes that were supposed to make recycling simpler ended up making it almost impossible.
University of Georgia engineering professor Jenna Jambeck said that indeed, part of the reason China is now refusing to process American and European plastic is that so many people tossed waste into (click the image for the full story)
Roller Skate Flair
These are the most glamorous roller skates you have ever seenCredit: Marawa the Amazing
Posted by Bored Panda on Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Five dead in 'targeted attack' at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, police say; Laurel man charged with murder
A gunman blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis with a shotgun Thursday afternoon, killing five people, authorities said.
Journalists dived under their desks and pleaded for help on social media. One reporter described the scene as a “war zone.” A photographer said he jumped over a dead colleague and fled for his life.
The victims were identified as Rob Hiaasen, 59, a former feature writer for The Baltimore Sun who joined the Capital Gazette in 2010 as an assistant editor and columnist; Wendi Winters, 65, a community correspondent who headed special (click the image for the full story)
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People who keep seeing the same doctor have lower death rates
Seeing the same doctor doesn’t just give you the comfort of a familiar face – it might save your life.
Denis Pereira Gray of St Leonard’s Medical Practice and colleagues at the University of Exeter, UK analysed the results of 22 studies from nine countries with different health systems. Eighteen of the studies found that people who saw the same doctor over time had significantly lower death rates.
Because the studies use different ways to measure continuity, it wasn’t possible to get an overall estimate for how big the reduction in mortality is. One recent study looked at 396,838 patients with diabetes in Taiwan. In those with a high level of continuity, the death rate was half as high as those with (click the image for the full story)
Anonymous person buys $1M worth of remaining toys at Toys "R" Us to donate
America’s last remaining Toys “R” Us stores will, after a final Friday of clearance sales. One Toys “R” Us location in Raleigh, North Carolina, however, has shut its doors a little early — and for good reason — after an anonymous patron purchased $1 million worth of the store’s remaining toys to donate them to local children.
Now, WNCN CBS 17 reports that the Triangle Town Center staff are spending their store’s last day boxing up the few toys that remain to put on a truck.
The mystery buyer’s immense gesture of good faith is a silver lining in what, to many, has been a sad narrative on the shuttering (click the image for full story)
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Posted by Howlers on Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Jim Carrey Will Play Robotnik in ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Movie
According to Deadline sources, Jim Carrey is negotiating to star as Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik in the upcoming live action/CGI Sonic The Hedgehog movie from Paramount Pictures.
Carrey notably joins stars James Marsden and Tika Sumpter in the Jeff Fowler directed film, which is currently scheduled to release next year.
Neal Moritz, Tim Miller, and Mie Onishi are serving as the film’s producers, while Pat Casey and Josh Miller handled the script.
In the film, Sonic and co. must stop Dr. Eggman from executing on his plans of world domination. In other words, if you’ve seen any Sonic in the past, you will be (click the image for the complete story)
Has the secret of Stonehenge been solved? Study claims to have found the 'stone highway' used to transport the massive monoliths from Wales to Salisbury
The mystery of how the gigantic rocks of Stonehenge were transported may finally have been solved.
A new study claims the huge hunks of hardened earth and minerals were moved from Welsh quarries on a ‘stone highway’ encompassing roads and rivers.
Experts have long been baffled by how the massive boulders were transported from Wales to Salisbury Plain.
Now, they believe they may have found the source for the stones as well as the route used to deliver them from (click the image for the full story)