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    5 Horrifying Facts About Seven of Nine's Uniform

    Jeri Ryan passed out twice because her uniform was too tight. Now, that's dedication.

    When Ryan first put on her Borg uniform, the costume designers apparently didn't take the prosthetics into account. As a result, the collar kept pressing on her carotid artery, cutting off blood flow to the brain if she turned her head. It made her pass out on the set on at least two occasions.
    If bees did go extinct, we could always hire people to dress up as bees and pollinate flowers with tiny feather dusters. Sure it'd be more expensive, but there are also millions of idle teens.

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    CDs are still a popular medium in Japan.

    Japan won't give up CD obsession - Aug. 19, 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starcrash View Post
    CDs are still a popular medium in Japan.

    Japan won't give up CD obsession - Aug. 19, 2013
    And something like 92% of Swedish music users enjoy subscription streaming their music apparently.

    I read about this for a report which included Downloads vs CDs in the music industry once.

    It's somewhere in cyberspace though. Saved on Pocket in my essay sources. Too lazy to root it out for you.
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    There is a word for it!

    phosphene
    a luminous image produced by mechanical stimulation of the retina, as by pressure applied to the eyeball by the finger when the lid is closed.
    “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." A.C. Doyle


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    When I apply pressure on my eyes with the palms, I begin to see geometric, checkered patterns (red and black). Always meant to investigate further. ^thanks
    If bees did go extinct, we could always hire people to dress up as bees and pollinate flowers with tiny feather dusters. Sure it'd be more expensive, but there are also millions of idle teens.

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    I was watching "The Last Defender of Camelot" episode of the Twilight Zone and George R. R. Martin's name popped up as the teleplay writer. Never knew that guy was involved in television so long ago.
    If bees did go extinct, we could always hire people to dress up as bees and pollinate flowers with tiny feather dusters. Sure it'd be more expensive, but there are also millions of idle teens.

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    KFC Is The Essential Element of Japanese Christmas

    Over the last forty years, subsequent campaigns have reinforced the message that Christmas and KFC go hand-in-hand, and the Japanese have responded in an overwhelming fashion. It is now an essential tradition that you have fried chicken as part of your Christmas Eve celebrations. People order their buckets of chicken and the rest of the dinner package, which includes champagne and cake, months in advance.
    To put the onslaught in perspective, KFC in Japan sells twice as much food on December 23, December 24, and December 25 as it does the other 362 days of the year combined. Japan Airlines (JAL) even reached an agreement with KFC a few years ago to serve a special fried chicken meal on select flights during the holiday season. Check out the KFC Christmas website for more details on this weird holiday tradition.
    Fascinating cultural tradition created from smart advertising. Go KFC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starcrash View Post
    CDs are still a popular medium in Japan.

    Japan won't give up CD obsession - Aug. 19, 2013
    You should see my Japanese CD collection! 98% of it is Ayumi Hamasaki.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Starcrash View Post
    CDs are still a popular medium in Japan.

    Japan won't give up CD obsession - Aug. 19, 2013
    CDs do have a few technical advantages, actually. They have more data replication on them, which makes them more damage resistant than DVDs and they've got better resistance to spills then usb sticks. Also, they can't be wiped by magnetic fields, which is useful around certain types of machine. If you want to back up a file onto something for safe storage, a CD isn't a bad choice.
    Don't make whine out of sour grapes.
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