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How to See the Stars on the Longest Winter Nights We are now only a few weeks away from the winter solstice Dec. 22. Anyone who lives in northern latitudes might have noticed how late the sun is rising and how early the sun is setting lately, especially since the end of Daylight Saving Time earlier this month. Most people think of the winter solstice as the shortest day of the year, but stargazers tend to see it as the longest night of the year. On this date, the sun is above the horizon roughly 9 hours, varying with latitude. Subtracting twilight, the night is fully dark for almost 12 hours. One result of this long night, combined with the southern position of the sun, is that a very large part of the night sky can be seen in one night.

Jelly Bean Stop Motion Video Music videos need to be memorable if they want to stand out from the crowd in the 3 minutes of play time they usually get. Some artists have the budget to hire a film crew and pile on the special effects, while others just get away with a camera focused on the band playing the song. But for me, the most memorable videos are those that try something different and don’t necessarily need a big budget. That is the case with the latest video from Kina Grannis and her song In Your Arms. It is Grannis singing in front of a very colorful moving background, which is nice on its own, but then you learn the background is made using nothing but jelly beans. 288,000 jelly beans in fact. As the video progresses the animation gets progressively more complicated and adventurous.

What Is the Most Racist Country in Europe? The BBC's Panorama program broke the news that Poles are all massively racist. What were we even thinking of letting those bigots host the Euro 2012 soccer tournament? In response, the British press has been rumbling and wrangling away at people about it in that way the press does when it has nothing else to talk about. 6 Insane Batman Villains You Won't See in the Movies Batman has the greatest set of villains of any superhero, but not every character can be a Joker or a Two-Face. Or even a Penguin. It turns out that the only thing one needs to qualify as a member of Batman's rogue gallery is being insane and knowing how to sew a costume. We all know that sooner or later, the Batman movies are going to run out of interesting villains to feature and will be forced to start scraping closer to the bottom of the barrel. Whoever they end up choosing, we hope it's not someone like ...

Latin Mottos, Latin Phrases, Latin Quotes and Latin Sayings - StumbleUpon A bene placito - At one's pleasureA capite ad calcem - From head to heelA cappella - In church [style] - i.e. Vocal music onlyA contrario - From a contrary positionA cruce salus - From the cross comes salvationA Deo et Rege - From God and the KingA fortiori - With yet stronger reasonA fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi - A precipice in front, wolves behind (between a rock and a hard place)A mari usque ad mare - From sea to sea (Motto of Canada)A mensa et thoro - From board and bed (legal separation)A pedibus usque ad caput - From feet to headA posse ad esse - From possibility to actualityA posteriori - From what comes after.

7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics Odds are pretty good that some of you are reading this on an LCD screen while the rest of us are trying to make it out on the 13-inch monochrome monitor that came with our garage sale Commodore 64. But even with the LCD, some laptops still weigh over 10-pounds. And while that doesn't seem like much, the level of muscle atrophy experienced by the average Warcraft addict makes that weight a thousand times heavier. 15 ways to use vodka Keyboard: S - next A - previous R - random 15 ways to use vodka Share on FB 55920 Below Random Pics

Every Revision To The Star Wars Movies Since 1977 If you have been awake at all lately, you probably have not missed the new box release of the Star Wars series on Blu-ray, right? Well, if you have, then you must have either been insanely busy or you just don’t give a rat’s ass. It’s pretty much everywhere these days.

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