The dastardly deadly cone snails of Queensland — The Daily Campus

Of all the marine gastropods that peacefully ooze across the ocean floor, perhaps the most photogenic, and nefarious, would be that within the genus Conus. Though their shells are colorful, and beg collection as you stroll along the sandy beaches of Queensland (like all things in Australia) they are actually horribly venomous and will lead you to an agonizing death if disturbed. Cone snails are a type of sea mollusk, found in warm, tropical water throughout the world, including the Eastern Cape of South Africa, and the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific Oceans. They hang around coral reefs, living their carnivorous lives
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Eliza Fournier: How to Garden When the Weather Gets Weird | Chicago Tonight

Eliza Fournier of the Chicago Botanic Garden joins us to share some gardening tips for warm winter weather. Weather: Protecting plants • Don’t worry too much about plants that are already peeking out – they are hardy enough to not get damaged. Even if the foliage is harmed, the flowers should be fine. • One-gallon perennials planted last year sometimes heave out of the ground, making them susceptible to cold. Be sure to place mulch or leaves around the bases of these plants to help insulate the soil. • The biggest concern right now is fruiting trees like apple and cherry trees. Once
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Prince’s ‘tamboracca’ is back, and fans can buy the weird instrument for $80

Prince’s “tamboracca” is back in production. The Purple One commissioned the musical instrument – a mashup of a tambourine and a pair of maracas – in 1992. It featured a bright yellow hexagon shape inset with a purple variation on his love symbol, which he used as the title of his album that year and, soon after, adopted as his own name. Paisley Park has remanufactured Prince’s tamboracca, a hybrid tambourine/maraca he sold at his club and store in 1992. An original tamboracca sold for $290 on eBay in December, while the new ones will cost $80. At the time,
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Amazon’s cloud services are experiencing an outage.

Amazon’s cloud services are experiencing an outage. Photo by LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images On Tuesday afternoon, much of the internet froze on the East Coast when an arm of Amazon Web Services crashed. Just in case you needed a reminder that the internet is both fragile and reliant on large corporations! The source of the trouble was S3, Amazon’s largest service and one of the most commonly used cloud services to support websites and apps. According to the services health dashboard, S3 was experiencing “availability issues” for its services based out of Northern Virginia. It appears that Quora, Imgur, Trello, Giphy,
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Weird cloud hovers near Belgrade following explosions at Serbian military facility (PHOTO, VIDEO) — RT News

Published time: 28 Feb, 2017 18:43Edited time: 28 Feb, 2017 18:44 Huge explosions have erupted at an ammunition depot near the Serbian capital of Belgrade, followed by a fire and a weird-looking cloud hovering in the blue skies. At least one person was killed and 25 others injured after two blasts at the military facility in the city of Kragujevac, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital, AP reported citing Serbia’s defense ministry. The defense minister headed to the scene, public broadcaster RTS reported. Several people are still missing, as a roof collapsed, possibly trapping more people inside the
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Just a load of animals with pancakes because humans are weird

Humans aren’t content with tossing pancakes and eating them in a civilised fashion on Pancake Day. They must also put pancakes on their pets. On Pancake Day, people are sharing photos of pancake #FoodPorn, but they’re also sharing photos that are guaranteed to brighten your day. People are sharing adorable — and slightly weird — photos of animals wearing and eating pancakes.  Here’s a kitten eating miniature, kitten-sized pancakes.  Um, here’s a hedgehog eating a pancake. You’re welcome.  And, a cat checking out a blueberry-topped stack of pancakes. 😍 Here’s a dog with a pancake that looks just like him. 
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Kellyanne Conway’s Ultra-Casual Oval Office Photo Is Already A Weird New Meme

Well that didn’t take long.  A bizarre image of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sitting on an Oval Office sofa with her legs tucked under her sent out Monday evening was already turning into a new meme by Tuesday morning. Conway had just snapped a photo of leaders of historically black colleges and universities with President Donald Trump: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images Kellyanne Conway snaps a photo from an Oval Office sofa.  But it wasn’t the roomful of academics or even the president that caught internet users’ attention. It was Conway’s very casual pose on the sofa, which seemed almost made for
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Watch Bill Paxton Talk About His Most Iconic Parts, from ‘Weird Science’ to ‘Titanic’ [Video]

The prolific, deeply respected actor Bill Paxton died Saturday at age 61 from complications due to surgery. Paxton leaves behind a film legacy that includes his weasily breakout in the teen favorite Weird Science, unforgettable roles in blockbusters like Apollo 13, Twister, and Titanic, and the amazing distinction of being killed in Terminator, Predator and Alien movies. In 2014, Yahoo Movies sat down with the congenial and candid Paxton for an extensive Role Recall interview where he walked us through some of his most iconic movies. Watch the video above. Related: Bill Paxton’s Most Memorable Roles Stripes (1981)Paxton’s first movie credit
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