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V.25 No.37 | 09/15/2016

The Daily Word in Elderly Cheerleaders, Robot Surgeons and Golden Thrones

The Daily Word

Some British surgeons used teensy tiny robots to perform the world's first robotic operation inside the eye.

In August, 1973, Jean Roth sat in front of a building at Southern Illinois University with signs that said, "I must be married by August 15th for inheritance purposes." Ends up the whole thing was a sociology experiment. Aren't they all?

By testing the fossilized skin of a dinosaur, some clever scientists figured out that it used camouflage. (They also proved that the dinosaur was not pooping when it died, as early reports suggested.)

Two Alabama schools went on lockdown after receiving mass-shooting threats from the "Flomo Klowns," a ... clown-themed terrorist group?

Finally! The Guggenheim museum has installed an 18-karat gold toilet created by Italian artist and sculptor Maurizio Cattelan in one of their bathrooms. By the way. They want visitors to use it.

And finally—because I can't possibly follow this one with anything else—check out the Japan Pom Pom Squad: a Japanese cheerleading troupe that requires members to be over the age of 55.

V.25 No.15 | 04/14/2016

The Daily Word in Global Warming, Dinosaurs and Golden Toilets

The Daily Word

A message in a bottle is discovered after 98 years of floating at sea.

The Science Guy bets a pretty penny against bodybuilder and nagging critic Joe Bastardi that the Earth is—wait for it—actually getting warmer.

Speaking of the well-being of our planet, the key to saving it might be a global transition to a vegan diet.

Apparently, “Boaty McBoatface” fails to denote even an inkling of seriousness as the new name for the U.K.'s new $300 million research vessel.

Everything is connected, even grammar and sick beats.

Humans aren't the only species who could use prosthetic limbs. A duck who lost his feet to frostbite is walking again, thanks to a 3D printer.

Lines to the restroom at one of New York City's most popular museums might be a little longer than usual pretty soon. The Guggenheim Museum is about to install a completely functioning 18-karat gold toilet designed and sculpted by artist Maurizio Cattelan.

Asteroid? Volcanic eruption? Scientists propose a new theory on how dinosaurs went extinct.