All the American Flags on the Moon Are White. Did you know the Americans planted six Stars-and-Stripes on the moon? Reportedly, all but one are still standing up. Even better, they're now all white.
So America f*ck yeah, right? Not quite. While the $5.50 nylon flags are still waving on the windless orb, they are not flags of the United States of America anymore. All Moon and material experts have no doubt about it: the flags are now completely white. If you leave a flag on Earth for 43 years, it would be almost completely faded. On the Moon, with no atmospheric protection whatsoever, that process happens a lot faster. The stars and stripes disappeared from our Moon flags quite some time ago.
Demand for Ivory from China Causes Mass Slaughter of Elephants. The same good people who seem to think that shark fins are good in soup and rhino horn is great for sex, have a demand for real ivory, which they've been easily being able to obtain thanks to exploiting "turbulent states, porous borders and corrupt officials."
The vast majority of the illegal ivory -- experts say as much as 70 percent -- is flowing to China, and though the Chinese have coveted ivory for centuries, never before have so many of them been able to afford it. China's economic boom has created a vast middle class, pushing the price of ivory to a stratospheric $1,000 per pound on the streets of Beijing.
The Priest Wouldn't Have Touched You There If You Had Not Seduced Him. According to Rev. Benedict Groeschel, victims of sex abuse by the hand of priests are often the seducers.
Child Discovers Whale Vomit Worth $63,000. Whale vomit, which goes by the name of ambergris, is actually a "substance is highly sought after and is used to prolong the scent of perfume."
Remember Bradley Manning, the Guy Who Gave U.S. Secrets to Wikileaks? His Trial About to Begin. And it only took 3 years.
If convicted, Manning would face a possible life sentence. The 22 charges filed against him range from aiding the enemy to transmitting defense information, and fraud and related activity in connection with computers.
At the hearings, defense lawyers for Manning, who is being confined in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., argued for the full release of more than 1,300 emails that relate to the conditions in which the accused soldier is being detained. The government had previously released only about half of the emails sought by Manning's team.
Want to Know Where There Have Been Drone Attacks? There's an App for That! Actually, there was an app for that. Reportedly, the App Store removed the program saying that it "ran afoul of Apple standards on objectionable content within apps."
Mr. Begley appears to be the latest developer to fall down the rabbit hole of Apple policies that determine what can and cannot be distributed through the App Store for iPhones and iPads. Most of the time, Apple's system for approving apps seems to work pretty smoothly, considering the huge volume of apps the company has to deal with. But when it goes awry, it can lead to some real head scratching.
In a phone interview, Mr. Begley said Drone+ had been rejected twice before by Apple's App Store team for violations of its policies, first because the app was "not useful or entertaining enough," according to a copy of his e-mail correspondence with Apple supplied by Mr. Begley. The developer added some features, including the ability to push alerts to users of the app whenever a new drone strike was reported. Apple later had another objection related to the placement of Google's logo on the map within the app.
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