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Remember eWorld, Apple’s attempt at an ISP?

eWorld was an online service operated by Apple Inc. between June 1994 and March 1996. The services included email (eMail Center), news, software installs and a bulletin board system (Community Center). Users of eWorld were often referred to as “ePeople.”

Based on a similar service from America Online, eWorld was expensive compared to other services and not well marketed, and failed to attract a high number of subscribers. The service was only available on Apple’s Macintosh and Apple IIGS and had limited support on the Newton MessagePad handheld devices, though a PC version had been planned.

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Every Pokémon Is Someone’s Favorite

Every Pokémon Is Someone’s Favorite is an internet axiom that asserts every one of the 1,000-plus Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise is at least one person’s personal favorite.

via KnowYourMeme

Never a truer word said. With over 7 billion people on the planet and just over 1,000 Pokémon in existence, I like those odds.

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Popcorn jazz!

“No audience, no player, no composition: this popcorn controlled robotic drumset is the most hygenic and the random performance we ever built.”

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The history of the Margarita

One of the most popular stories about the origin of the Margarita comes from Tijuana, Mexico, where it is said that the drink was first mixed in the 1930s or 1940s by a bartender named Francisco “Pancho” Morales. According to this story, Morales was experimenting with different cocktail recipes when he came up with the Margarita. He mixed together tequila, lime juice, and a touch of orange liqueur, and served it in a salt-rimmed glass, creating a classic recipe that is still popular today.

(via Moss and Fog)

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Artist tributes to Pelé

The outpouring of grief from artists and designers around the world demonstrates just how much he meant to everyone in Brazil, and beyond.

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More geoglyphs found on the Nazca Lines site in Peru

One of the new Nazca lines.

Once again, a team of archaeologists from Japan’s Yamagata University have discovered new Nazca Lines, this time announcing that they’ve spotted 168 previously undocumented geoglyphs on the Pampas de Juman in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.

Hundreds of mysterious drawings, often monumental in scale, dot the Peruvian landscape, many of them visible only from an aerial view. The newly identified figures on the desert sands depict humans, camelids, birds, killer orca whales, cats, and snakes, and are thought to date to between 100 B.C.E. and 300 C.E.

(via Artnet)

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Rotten Tomatoes’s 49 best stop-motion animated movies of all time

Tangible and physical, stop-motion animation is the art of manipulating objects and figures frame by frame, creating the illusion of fluid movement. It’s an almost atavistic art form of ours: Instinct tells us if you have a lump of clay in your hands, start making stuff out of it. Shape a chicken and a fox, mold some pirates, heck, make a movie. It’s what filmmakers have been doing for over a century, so we’re taking a look through time with the 47 best stop-motion animated movies ever made.

Read the list here.

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N&B Block – Nintendo’s attempt at a LEGO alternative

N&B Block was a toy line created by Nintendo in the late 60s. They were designed by Nintendo’s game department, headed by Gunpei Yokoi (you know, that dude who designed the Game Boy, Virtual Boy, and WonderSwan). The N&B Block used a stud-locking system similar to LEGO bricks, although there was a variation to the design as not to copy LEGO’s patented tube-locking system. That didn’t stop LEGO from suing Nintendo, and while Nintendo won, they eventually discontinued the toy in the early 1970s.

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Onna-Bugeisha, the Female Samurai Warriors of Feudal Japan

In 1868 a group of female samurai took part in the fierce Battle of Aizu for the very soul of Japan.

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A cookbook by Vincent Price

“If you eat some of these recipes one too many times, I think your cholesterol level might just go ballistic. There’s a lot of butter; there’s a lot of heavy cream. But the ones that are people’s favorites are actually pretty easy to make, and they’re kind of classic,” says Price.

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