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DISCOVERY: that the addition of “Harry” to almost any Plato quote makes it seem legitimately like a nugget of wisdom out of the mouth of Albus Dumbledore.

“Death is not the worst that can happen to men, Harry.”

“Harry, good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.”

“He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it, Harry.”

“Harry, how can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?”

“Harry, astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.”

“He was a wise man who invented beer, Harry.”

—  A magnificent discovery in Harry Potter philosophy by fellow Tumblr-er, Kristen
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Man Makes Lethal Weapons Using Items From Airport Stores

Independent researcher, Evan Booth, runs Terminal Cornucopia, a YouTube channel where he posts videos of himself building lethal weapons from items that can be purchased in post-security-check airport stores. 

In the above video, he builds a frag grenade with batteries, a coffee mug, and a condom. 

Video: Terminal Cornucopia 

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Louis CK Animation About Global Warming

John Roney created an animated video tribute to Louis CK featuring the comedian’s bit on what God would say to humans about global warming if He were to return to Earth.

Spoiler: “What the fuck did you do?!”

We must be careful not to make a fetish of choice. If the technology allows and a woman wants a blue-eyed, blonde baby, do we support her because we are pro-choice? While we must be vigilant about the “pro-lifer”-infested waters, we must be prepared to refine our pro-choice position; it must be circumscribed by context. Approximately 60 million women are “missing” in India. The cultural reasons for this femicide do not magically disappear with migration. A girl’s right to life has to be a basic tenet of any feminist position and cannot be compromised by an absolutist pro-choice narrative.
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Rahila Gupta, On Sex-selective Abortion, We Must Not Make a Fetish of Choice, in The Guardian

FJP: Last year, Telegraph accompanied a woman from the UK who was getting an abortion based on the fact that her baby was female. This incident sparked investigations by government officials who discovered that birth rates of males and females differ based upon location and culture, meaning that patriarchal society still has an effect on the desired sex of children. 

Gupta questions whether it’s possible to be pro-choice and a feminist when gender-selective abortions are going on. She says: “While most people agree that getting rid of female foetuses is abhorrent, some argue that it is a price worth paying to preserve the purity of the concept of choice.”

Gupta explains that it’s difficult to prevent women from aborting children based on gender bias because women can always provide a wealth of other reasons for termination. However, she suggests that hiding the sex of the child from the mother could be the way to end gender-selective abortion.

Gupta via The Guardian:

The fact that some hospitals already operate a policy not to inform women about the sex of the foetus until much later in the pregnancy has probably been critical in the survival of girl children. Sometimes state intervention is the only thing that saves women from oppressive cultural practices.

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Design of The Daft Punk Disguise

Behind The Helmets is a short documentary explaining how members of the band Daft Punk perfected the art of concealing their identities. They took it all very seriously – calling upon an Ohio company that does the metalizing for NASA spacesuits and even the man who designs jumbotron screens to help with their helmet design.