8 Ways to Get Weird in Seattle | Good Sh*t

Among the things Seattleites avoid sharing with outsiders is their affinity for the rain, so frequently disparaged by the rest of the U.S. But that disdain for sogginess is considered a plus for those who look past the precipitation to enjoy the secret spaces that Seattle has to offer, weird spaces that have remained favorite guilty pleasures to those in the know. So feel free to explore the likes of the Space Needle and Pike Place with everyone else, but to really know what the city gets up to? Check out these random camp experiences. Dick’s Drive-In Dick Spady was
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Lunch gets seriously weird when an AI decides what’s on the menu

I know this isn’t Instagram, but fuck it. I’m writing an article about what I had for lunch. If you haven’t tuned out already, don’t worry. There’s a payoff. Earlier today, I attended a press event for IBM’s Watson at London’s iconic Wimbledon tennis grounds. Sandwiching the presentations and panels (pun 100-percent intended) was a ‘cognitive breakfast’ and a ‘cognitive lunch.’ Say what? No, this isn’t something I stole from @ProfJeffJarviss‘ Twitter account, although it easily could be. It was actually a menu invisioned by IBM’s Watson cognitive computing platform. The IBM representative explained it a lot better, but essentially
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Weird is the new normal

By Molly Wood and Kai Ryssdal June 27, 2017 | 8:38 AM Embed Code<iframe src=”https://www.marketplace.org/2017/06/27/world/make-me-smart-kai-and-molly/22-weird-new-normal/popout” frameborder=”0″ width=”100%” height=”240px”></iframe> One of TV’s finest weirdos, at work, just like the rest of us. – Warner Bros. Television/Getty Images Embed Code<iframe src=”https://www.marketplace.org/2017/06/27/world/make-me-smart-kai-and-molly/22-weird-new-normal/popout” frameborder=”0″ width=”100%” height=”240px”></iframe> Maybe you feel like a weirdo at work. You almost certainly work with at least one weirdo. This week, we’re talking with Jennifer Romolini about her new book “Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures.” Here’s an excerpt, all about how to send a good email. Oh yeah, and Romolini tells us about that
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DNA Solves 200-Year-Old Mystery of Weird Ice Age Creature

An odd extinct mammal that lived in South America during the last ice age had a long neck like a llama’s, three-toed feet like a rhino’s and what may have been a tapir-like trunk. This peculiar combination of traits fueled a mystery lasting nearly two centuries about how to classify the bizarre beast. The Macrauchenia genus has puzzled scientists since Charles Darwin discovered limb bones and vertebrae fossils “of some very large animal” in Patagonia and fancied it to be a mastodon, as he wrote in a letter to his mentor, the naturalist John Stevens Henslow, in March
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7 weird facts of life Arizonans experience

CLOSE With temperatures projected to reach record highs this week, The Republic went out to see how the people of Phoenix were reacting to the heat wave. Sam Caravana/azcentral.com The thermometer at the Echo Canyon Trailhead on Camelback Mountain reads nearly 120 degrees on Monday, June 19, 2017 in Phoenix.(Photo: David Kadlubowski/The Republic) The high temperature in Phoenix today is expected to be 111 degrees. For locals, that’s just par for the course in late June. However, those new to Phoenix or visiting for the first time will discover weird things as a result of the extreme heat.  Here are
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Tuesday on GMQC: Weird Shaped Cheetos, Babe Ruth’s Ring, and the Difficulty of Predicting the Weather

MOLINE- We’re pulling through on Tuesday, June 27, and a couple of stories have caught our eye on Good Morning Quad Cities. First off, Cheetos is offering a huge cash prize for weird-looking ones. In order to fill a new Cheetos’ museum, the company wants the public to send them exceptionally and oddly shaped Cheetos. The story made Eric hungry, so he started eating his cereal. By the way, have you tried it? It’s pretty good. Charlie Sheen has announced he’s selling his Babe Ruth 1927 World Series ring. Sheen bought Babe Ruth’s ring in the early 1990’s. He says
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12 Wonderfully Wild and Weird Costumes From SF Pride

We’re San Francisco, so naturally we have the best Pride parade in the whole wide world…and also the best costumes. This year, there were rainbow street looks, sky-high drag, and creative couture parading down Market Street and around downtown on Sunday. Here are some of our favorite looks that slayed the Instagram feeds. @14bebito:”Be yourself… beautiful and unique #sf #no8 #teachinglove #sfpride #pride #pridesf #pride2017 #loveislove #lgbtq🌈 #lgbtq #unity #sanfranciscopride.” @whatisamarina: “Trump Dress at Dolores Park 😍 . . . . . #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscopride #pride #pridesf #trumpdress #dolorespark #missiondolores #🏳️🌈 #fashion #rosé #fab #fabulous #yasqueen #yaskween #fashioninthepark #hautecouture” @tandalina: “Baba’s
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The Weird, Mystic Pull of Southwest England

Totnes and Dartington During the 85-mile drive southwest to Totnes from Glastonbury, Somerset’s plains and soft hills gave way to something wilder, more wooded, more forbidding. Before hitting the town itself, I had an appointment on its outskirts to meet Tom Cox, citizen folklorist and naturalist, author of best-selling books about his cats, for lunch at the Riverford Field Kitchen. Continue reading the main story I arrived at the field kitchen — an airy, relaxed restaurant on the grounds of a large working farm — wearing a floral headband. I note this only because it is rare that I meet
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What’s the deal with those weird bumps on tree leaves? | Open Spaces

Most everyone has seen strange growths dotting the leaves of a tree and wondered, “What are those?” Sometimes they look like insect eggs, and other times they’re just unsightly growths. Occasionally they’re large enough to look like a fruit or part of the tree itself. Tree experts call them “galls.” The cause of these growths is almost always insects, but the exact mechanism of their creation can vary and is not perfectly understood. The important thing to know about leaf galls is that they’re harmless, according to Tom Heald of Wyoming Plant Company. He made the analogy of acne in
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The good, the bad and the weird of Arroyo Seco Weekend

Arroyo Seco Weekend kicked off its inaugural year in Pasadena June 24-25 with a whole lot of heat, music and more at the Brookside Golf Course on the Rose Bowl grounds. As with any new festival there were some minor kinks, but overall it was a good time filled with jazz, blues, folk and rock and roll. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t make some fun superlatives to commemorate the event. Loudest sing-along: “Free Fallin’” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played the “Full Moon Fever” hit pretty early in their headlining set Saturday night and everyone crammed in to watch
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