17 Details From Disney And Pixar Movies That’ll Make You Say, “How Did I Not Notice That?”

Detail is everything.

In Zootopia, while Officer Judy Hopps is ticketing cars around the city, she never crosses the street illegally. She always uses a crosswalk and looks both ways before crossing.

In Zootopia, while Officer Judy Hopps is ticketing cars around the city, she never crosses the street illegally. She always uses a crosswalk and looks both ways before crossing.

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In Wall-E, Alaska and Cuba are missing, and the Great Lakes are larger than they should be, presumably due to rising sea levels.

In Wall-E, Alaska and Cuba are missing, and the Great Lakes are larger than they should be, presumably due to rising sea levels.

Disney / Pixar

Also in Wall-E, AUTO appears closer in each of the captain’s portraits, representing his gradual takeover of the Axiom.

Also in Wall-E, AUTO appears closer in each of the captain's portraits, representing his gradual takeover of the Axiom.

Disney / Pixar

In The Incredibles, the numbers on Mirage’s business card (787-7467) spell out “SUPRHRO” on a keypad.

In The Incredibles, the numbers on Mirage's business card (787-7467) spell out “SUPRHRO” on a keypad.

Disney / Pixar

In Tangled, when Mother Gothel says, “I love you most,” she kisses Rapunzel’s hair, not Rapunzel.

In Tangled, when Mother Gothel says,

Disney

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In Coco, both Hector and Ernesto de la Cruz’s guitar have a single gold tooth — revealing that the guitar actually belonged to Hector.

In Coco, both Hector and Ernesto de la Cruz's guitar have a single gold tooth — revealing that the guitar actually belonged to Hector.

Disney / Pixar

Also in Coco, Buzz, Woody, and Mike Wazowski can be seen as piñatas being sold by one of the street vendors.

Also in Coco, Buzz, Woody, and Mike Wazowski can be seen as piñatas being sold by one of the street vendors.

Disney / Pixar

In Monsters, Inc., Monsters Incorporated doesn’t have a Human Resources department — they have an Inhuman Resources department.

In Monsters, Inc., Monsters Incorporated doesn't have a Human Resources department — they have an Inhuman Resources department.

Disney / Pixar

The mountains in Cars are in the shape of cars and hood ornaments.

The mountains in Cars are in the shape of cars and hood ornaments.

Disney / Pixar

In Wreck It Ralph, the passcode to King Candy’s secret safe is the Konami Code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start).

In Wreck It Ralph, the passcode to King Candy's secret safe is the Konami Code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start).

The Konami Code is a popular cheat code used in many video games developed by the Japanese gaming company Konami.

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In The Good Dinosaur, Hank the “Septopus” can briefly be seen when Arlo falls into the water.

In The Good Dinosaur, Hank the "Septopus" can briefly be seen when Arlo falls into the water.

Disney / Pixar

In Ratatouille, Ego’s study is shaped like a coffin.

In Ratatouille, Ego's study is shaped like a coffin.

Disney / Pixar

In Finding Dory, the black pigmentation on Dory’s father resembles a receding hairline.

In Finding Dory, the black pigmentation on Dory's father resembles a receding hairline.

Disney / Pixar

In Big Hero 6, a statue of Olaf from Frozen can be seen on the streets of San Fransokyo.

In Big Hero 6, a statue of Olaf from Frozen can be seen on the streets of San Fransokyo.

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The Crypto Show At The Mexico City Bitcoin Meetup…..Sponsored By Ripple?

A live show from the Mexico City Bitcoin Meetup at EBC Escuela Bancaria Y Comercial which is also venue where a previous Latin American Bitcoin Conference was held. This was an Amazing event sponsored by Ripple and 150 people were turned away because there wasn’t enough room. Ripple was not our topic of discussion (the Ripple reps were not permitted to be interviewed) but rather the growth of crypto in Mexico. We also chat with Rosio one of the organizers as well as Jose Rodriguez and Pablo Echeverria.

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Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Released

Overview

We are pleased to announce the release of Bitcoin Core 0.16.0, the first
version of Bitcoin Core to include default wallet support for segregated
witness (segwit). The release also contains several other improvements
and bug fixes as described below.

The latest release is available for download from the Download
Page

The following sections describe the most significant changes in this
release. For full details, please see the Release Notes.

Segwit Wallet

Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 introduces full support for segwit in the wallet and user interfaces. A new -addresstype argument has been added, which supports legacy, p2sh-segwit (default), and bech32 addresses. It controls what kind of addresses are produced by getnewaddress, getaccountaddress, and createmultisigaddress. A -changetype argument has also been added, with the same options, and by default equal to -addresstype, to control which kind of change is used.

A new address_type parameter has been added to the getnewaddress and addmultisigaddress RPCs to specify which type of address to generate.
A change_type argument has been added to the fundrawtransaction RPC to override the -changetype argument for specific transactions.

  • All segwit addresses created through getnewaddress or *multisig RPCs explicitly get their redeemscripts added to the wallet file. This means that downgrading after creating a segwit address will work, as long as the wallet file is up to date.
  • All segwit keys in the wallet get an implicit redeemscript added, without it being written to the file. This means recovery of an old backup will work, as long as you use new software.
  • All keypool keys that are seen used in transactions explicitly get their redeemscripts added to the wallet files. This means that downgrading after recovering from a backup that includes a segwit address will work

Note that some RPCs do not yet support segwit addresses. Notably, signmessage/verifymessage doesn’t support segwit addresses, nor does importmulti at this time. Support for segwit in those RPCs will continue to be added in future versions.

P2WPKH change outputs are now used by default if any destination in the transaction is a P2WPKH or P2WSH output. This is done to ensure the change output is as indistinguishable from the other outputs as possible in either case.

BIP173 (Bech32) Address support (“bc1…” addresses)

Full support for native segwit addresses (BIP173 / Bech32) has now been added.
This includes the ability to send to BIP173 addresses (including non-v0 ones), and generating these
addresses (including as default new addresses, see above).

A checkbox has been added to the GUI to select whether a Bech32 address or P2SH-wrapped address should be generated when using segwit addresses. When launched with -addresstype=bech32 it is checked by default. When launched with -addresstype=legacy it is unchecked and disabled.

HD-wallets by default

Due to a backward-incompatible change in the wallet database, wallets created
with version 0.16.0 will be rejected by previous versions. Also, version 0.16.0
will only create hierarchical deterministic (HD) wallets. Note that this only applies
to new wallets; wallets made with previous versions will not be upgraded to be HD.

Replace-By-Fee by default in GUI

The send screen now uses BIP125 RBF by default, regardless of -walletrbf.
There is a checkbox to mark the transaction as final.

The RPC default remains unchanged: to use RBF, launch with -walletrbf=1 or
use the replaceable argument for individual transactions.

Wallets directory configuration

Bitcoin Core now has more flexibility in where the wallets directory can be
located. Previously wallet database files were stored at the top level of the
bitcoin data directory. The behavior is now:

  • For new installations (where the data directory doesn’t already exist),
    wallets will now be stored in a new wallets/ subdirectory inside the data
    directory by default.
  • For existing nodes (where the data directory already exists), wallets will be
    stored in the data directory root by default. If a wallets/ subdirectory
    already exists in the data directory root, then wallets will be stored in the
    wallets/ subdirectory by default.
  • The location of the wallets directory can be overridden by specifying a
    -walletdir= option where can be an absolute path to a
    directory or directory symlink.

Care should be taken when choosing the wallets directory location, as if it
becomes unavailable during operation, funds may be lost.

Support for signalling pruned nodes (BIP159)

Pruned nodes can now signal BIP159’s NODE_NETWORK_LIMITED using service bits, in preparation for
full BIP159 support in later versions. This would allow pruned nodes to serve the most recent blocks. However, the current change does not yet include support for connecting to these pruned peers.

Performance: SHA256 assembly enabled by default

The SHA256 hashing optimizations for architectures supporting SSE4, which lead to ~50% speedups in SHA256 on supported hardware (~5% faster synchronization and block validation), have now been enabled by default. In previous versions they were enabled using the --enable-experimental-asm flag when building, but are now the default and no longer deemed experimental.

GUI changes

  • Uses of “µBTC” in the GUI now also show the more colloquial term “bits”, specified in BIP176.
  • The option to reuse a previous address has now been removed. This was justified by the need to “resend” an invoice, but now that we have the request history, that need should be gone.
  • Support for searching by TXID has been added, rather than just address and label.
  • A “Use available balance” option has been added to the send coins dialog, to add the remaining available wallet balance to a transaction output.
  • A toggle for unblinding the password fields on the password dialog has been added.

New rescanblockchain RPC

A new RPC rescanblockchain has been added to manually invoke a blockchain rescan.
The RPC supports start and end-height arguments for the rescan, and can be used in a
multiwallet environment to rescan the blockchain at runtime.

New savemempool RPC

A new savemempool RPC has been added which allows the current mempool to be saved to
disk at any time to avoid it being lost due to crashes / power loss.

Safe mode disabled by default

Safe mode is now disabled by default and must be manually enabled (with -disablesafemode=0) if you wish to use it. Safe mode is a feature that disables a subset of RPC calls – mostly related to the wallet and sending – automatically in case certain problem conditions with the network are detected. However, developers have come to regard these checks as not reliable enough to act on automatically. Even with safe mode disabled, they will still cause warnings in the warnings field of the getneworkinfo RPC and launch the -alertnotify command.

Renamed script for creating JSON-RPC credentials

The share/rpcuser/rpcuser.py script was renamed to share/rpcauth/rpcauth.py. This script can be
used to create rpcauth credentials for a JSON-RPC user.

Validateaddress improvements

The validateaddress RPC output has been extended with a few new fields, and support for segwit addresses (both P2SH and Bech32). Specifically:
* A new field iswitness is True for P2WPKH and P2WSH addresses (“bc1…” addresses), but not for P2SH-wrapped segwit addresses (see below).
* The existing field isscript will now also report True for P2WSH addresses.
* A new field embedded is present for all script addresses where the script is known and matches something that can be interpreted as a known address. This is particularly true for P2SH-P2WPKH and P2SH-P2WSH addresses. The value for embedded includes much of the information validateaddress would report if invoked directly on the embedded address.
* For multisig scripts a new pubkeys field was added that reports the full public keys involved in the script (if known). This is a replacement for the existing addresses field (which reports the same information but encoded as P2PKH addresses), represented in a more useful and less confusing way. The addresses field remains present for non-segwit addresses for backward compatibility.
* For all single-key addresses with known key (even when wrapped in P2SH or P2WSH), the pubkey field will be present. In particular, this means that invoking validateaddress on the output of getnewaddress will always report the pubkey, even when the address type is P2SH-P2WPKH.

Low-level changes

  • The deprecated RPC getinfo was removed. It is recommended that the more specific RPCs are used:
    • getblockchaininfo
    • getnetworkinfo
    • getwalletinfo
    • getmininginfo
  • The wallet RPC getreceivedbyaddress will return an error if called with an address not in the wallet.
  • The wallet RPC addwitnessaddress was deprecated and will be removed in version 0.17,
    set the address_type argument of getnewaddress, or option -addresstype=[bech32|p2sh-segwit] instead.
  • dumpwallet now includes hex-encoded scripts from the wallet in the dumpfile, and
    importwallet now imports these scripts, but corresponding addresses may not be added
    correctly or a manual rescan may be required to find relevant transactions.
  • The RPC getblockchaininfo now includes an errors field.
  • A new blockhash parameter has been added to the getrawtransaction RPC which allows for a raw transaction to be fetched from a specific block if known, even without -txindex enabled.
  • The decoderawtransaction and fundrawtransaction RPCs now have optional iswitness parameters to override the
    heuristic witness checks if necessary.
  • The walletpassphrase timeout is now clamped to 2^30 seconds.
  • Using addresses with the createmultisig RPC is now deprecated, and will be removed in a later version. Public keys should be used instead.
  • Blockchain rescans now no longer lock the wallet for the entire rescan process, so other RPCs can now be used at the same time (although results of balances / transactions may be incorrect or incomplete until the rescan is complete).
  • The logging RPC has now been made public rather than hidden.
  • An initialblockdownload boolean has been added to the getblockchaininfo RPC to indicate whether the node is currently in IBD or not.
  • minrelaytxfee is now included in the output of getmempoolinfo

Other changed command-line options

  • -debuglogfile= can be used to specify an alternative debug logging file.
  • bitcoin-cli now has an -stdinrpcpass option to allow the RPC password to be read from standard input.
  • The -usehd option has been removed.
  • bitcoin-cli now supports a new -getinfo flag which returns an output like that of the now-removed getinfo RPC.

Testing changes

  • The default regtest JSON-RPC port has been changed to 18443 to avoid conflict with testnet’s default of 18332.
  • Segwit is now always active in regtest mode by default. Thus, if you upgrade a regtest node you will need to either -reindex or use the old rules by adding vbparams=segwit:0:999999999999 to your regtest bitcoin.conf. Failure to do this will result in a CheckBlockIndex() assertion failure that will look like: Assertion `(pindexFirstNeverProcessed != nullptr) == (pindex->nChainTx == 0)’ failed.

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The Crypto Show: Fred Montagnon Of Legolas

On tonight’s episode of “The Crypto Show,” we interview Fred Montagnon the CEO and CoFounder of the upcoming crypto-exchange Legolas. We discuss the shortcomings of existing exchanges and the innovations that Legolas brings to the market that solve the problems associated with those shortcomings. We also discuss the somewhat unique strategy that Legolas utilizes to overcome the onerous compliance hurdles that obstruct the progress of many crypto-startups.

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14 Chilling Hollywood Deaths That Are As Intriguing As They Are Creepy

Hollywood whodunnit.

Albert Dekker

Albert Dekker

Albert Dekker was a famous actor known for Kiss Me Deadly. In 1968, after going missing for a few days, his fiancé found him naked and kneeling in his bathroom tub. He was bound by chains, and a noose was wrapped around his neck and hung from a curtain rod. Hypodermic needles were stuck in both of his arms, and slurs were written all over his body with red lipstick. The police ruled it a suicide, which the coroner and press rejected. No further investigation was done, and the official ruling was an “accidental death from auto-erotic asphyxiation.” No suspects were found.

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Bob Crane

Bob Crane

Bob Crane was found bludgeoned to death with an electrical cord tied around his neck in his apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona. The primary suspect in his murder was John Carpenter, a “friend” of Crane’s who was in town to meet him. Carpenter’s car was seized and searched by police, who noted blood smears that matched Crane’s blood type. However, Carpenter was acquitted and maintained his innocence until his death four years later. Crane’s murder is still unsolved.

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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

The famous hip-hop artist was murdered in Las Vegas in 1996. He was waiting in a car at a red light when he was shot four times, with one bullet hitting his left lung. A 2002 Los Angeles Times published report titled Who Killed Tupac Shakur? claimed that Orlando Anderson, a member of a rival gang, had fired the fatal shots after Shakur had attacked him in a brawl a few hours earlier. However, Anderson was only questioned once, and nobody was ever charged. Many believe that his murder was linked to the murder of the Notorious B.I.G., who was killed six months later.

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George Reeves

George Reeves

The actor from the 1950s TV show Superman died due to a bullet in the head. Though it was originally thought he had killed himself the lack of gunpowder on his hands suggest that he may have been murdered. However, the gun had been oiled too recently for it to retain fingerprints. Friends of Reeves have said that they didn’t think that he would kill himself. Some say that his ex-lover, Toni Mannix, is to blame. A publicist claimed that Mannix later confessed to the murder, though that claim has been refuted.

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee complained of a bad headache, took aspirin, and lay down for a nap. He never woke up. He was rushed to the hospital and declared dead on July 20, 1973. While his death was ruled as “death by misadventure” and the official cause of death was an allergic reaction to aspirin, Lee’s youth and fame were the fuel for several conspiracy theories. One theory is that Lee died at the hand of the Chinese Triads, who were angered when Lee “refused to pay them for protection.” Another theory is that the Lee family had a death curse put on them.

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Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

A curse on the Lee family sounds completely insane, but Lee’s son, Brandon, died under strange circumstances as well. During production of the action thriller The Crow, Brandon was set to film a scene where he gets shot with a prop gun. However, the gun was filled with live ammunition, fatally wounding him. The rumor of the “Lee curse” was reignited. Believers of the curse also cite that 1) Bruce Lee’s final movie, The Game of Death, shows his character shot by a prop gun like Brandon was in real life, and 2) Bruce Lee’s Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story shows a scene where a demon battles Bruce, then tries to take Brandon, “foretelling” the unfortunate demise of the famous star’s son. Both movies were filmed while Brandon was alive, making them scary coincidences in the story of his death.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley died in his bathroom in 1977. However, the medical malpractice that surrounds his case disputes the cause of death. During the autopsy, Dr. Jerry Francisco determined that the cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia. Francisco claimed that drugs had not been involved in Presley’s death, despite the fact that the toxicology report had not come back when he made that claim. When the toxicology reports came back and noted high levels of painkillers, Presley’s primary care physician, Dr. George Nichopoulos, was accused of overprescribing pills to Presley. He was ultimately exonerated from criminal liability. In addition, there have been conspiracies that Presley is still alive, in witness protection, and was hidden by the FBI. People even claim to have seen him since his death.

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Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy died in her home on Dec. 20, 2009. The Los Angeles County coroner stated that the cause of death was pneumonia, iron-deficiency, and drug intoxication. Six months later, Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack died in the same home. Officially, both Monjack and Murphy died of pneumonia and anemia, which some still find a strange coincidence.

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Bobby Fuller

Bobby Fuller

Bobby Fuller was a singer who died at the age of 23 in a car outside his apartment. He was covered in gasoline and bruises. Though it was initially thought that he had killed himself, when his body was found, he was in an “advanced state of rigor mortis,” suggesting that he had been dead for a while (despite the fact that the car hadn’t been in the lot for more than half an hour). Some conspiracists say that the mob is to blame, while others are convinced LSD played a role. Many still speculate about the circumstances surrounding his death.

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Jimmy Hoffa

Jimmy Hoffa

Jimmy Hoffa, a labor union leader, was declared dead due to absentia (the absence of any evidence that a person is still alive) in 1982, seven years after he mysteriously went missing. Hoffa was at the Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, where he was to meet two mob leaders: Anthony Giacalone and Anthony Provenzano. When the mob leaders were late, Hoffa called his wife and told him he’d wait five more minutes. That was the last time they spoke, and she reported him missing later that day. His car was found unlocked with no clues as to what happened to him. The mob leaders he said he was meeting weren’t in the area at the time and denied meeting him that day. His disappearance is still a mystery to this day.

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Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

Known for her role in movies such as West Side Story and Rebel Without a Cause, Natalie Wood drowned in 1981 off the coast of Catalina Island in California while spending the weekend on a yacht with her husband, Robert Wagner; actor Christopher Walken; and the boat’s captain. The death was classified as an “accidental drowning.” Over the years, the police have looked into the tumultuous relationship Wagner had with Wood to try to piece together what happened that night, though Wagner refused to talk to investigators. Just this year, Wagner was named a person of interest in the case.

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Peter Ivers

Peter Ivers

The famous musician was found bludgeoned to death by a hammer in his Los Angeles apartment in 1983. When the LAPD was sent to his apartment, the officers neglected to secure the area. Therefore, people came to Ivers’ apartment to look for themselves. They tampered with potential evidence, making it hard for the police to conduct a proper investigation. Nobody was tried for the murder due to the lack of evidence and the tampering of the crime scene.

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William Desmond Taylor

William Desmond Taylor

Taylor was a director during the silent film era. On Feb. 2, 1922, police went to Taylor’s house and discovered him on the floor of his living room with a bullet in the back. Two women romantically linked to Taylor were suspects in his killing. Mabel Normand was the first of interest, but she was sent to a sanatorium where she was treated and later died from tuberculosis. The other was Mary Minter, a teenage actress who had worked with Taylor and fallen in love with him. A love note from Minter to Taylor was discovered at the crime scene along with Minter’s nightgown in the bedroom. Minter’s mother had a history of threatening directors who made passes at Minter. Though Minter and her mother were both at Taylor’s house on the night of his death, the case is officially unsolved.

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe makes this list because of the conspiracy surrounding her death. It was ultimately ruled that she died from a self-administered drug overdose. However, many theories surrounding her death include the speculation that she was murdered because she was planning on going public about an alleged affair she was having with JFK. Other theories claim that her death was staged or that she was killed by the mafia.

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You’re Going To Immediately Google Every Fact On This List Because You’ll Think I’m Lying To You

Spoiler: Clouds weigh over a million pounds.

Viagra makes flowers stand up straight.

Viagra makes flowers stand up straight.

Added to a vase with water, the pill will prolong their shelf life for up to a week.

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Termites eat wood twice as fast when they listen to rock music.

Termites eat wood twice as fast when they listen to rock music.

Termites are attracted to the vibrations from the harder sounds of rock music.

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Wells Fargo has an ATM in Antarctica.

Wells Fargo has an ATM in Antarctica.

It’s at the McMurdo station, and someone goes down to service it once every two years.

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New Zealand is part of a hidden underwater continent called Zealandia.

New Zealand is part of a hidden underwater continent called Zealandia.

It’s submerged about two-thirds of a mile under the Pacific.

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A bear fought in the Polish army during WWII.

A bear fought in the Polish army during WWII.

His name was Wojtek. He was seen on the front lines carrying ammunition to load the guns.

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The second man to ever go over Niagara Falls in a barrel died by slipping on an orange peel.

The second man to ever go over Niagara Falls in a barrel died by slipping on an orange peel.

When Bobby Leach slipped on the peel, he fractured his leg. It got infected, then amputated, and he passed away from complications two months later.

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The average cloud weighs over a million pounds.

The average cloud weighs over a million pounds.

By measuring the water inside the cloud in addition to the size of it, researchers can calculate the weight.

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Venus rotates so slowly, you can watch the sunset forever just by walking.

Venus rotates so slowly, you can watch the sunset forever just by walking.

That’s right. You could walk as fast as the sun is moving.

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There are about half as many pet tigers living in Texas as there are in the wild.

There are about half as many pet tigers living in Texas as there are in the wild.

Over 2,000 tigers are in private collections in Texas, while there are less than 4,000 in the wild.

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Speaking of Texas, one time a boat capsized after all of the people on it rushed to one side trying to catch a glimpse of the nude beach it was passing.

Speaking of Texas, one time a boat capsized after all of the people on it rushed to one side trying to catch a glimpse of the nude beach it was passing.

Sixty people were thrown into the water. Nobody was severely injured.

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Corpses can get goosebumps.

Corpses can get goosebumps.

It’s the contraction of the hair muscles that causes this effect.

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Some sea turtles can breathe underwater through their butt.

Some sea turtles can breathe underwater through their butt.

It’s called cloacal respiration, and turtles use the ability to hibernate under the ice in lakes and ponds during the winter.

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An American bald eagle once flew all the way to Ireland, and he was so tired that he had to be returned via airplane.

An American bald eagle once flew all the way to Ireland, and he was so tired that he had to be returned via airplane.

He got an official send-off from the Irish prime minister.

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Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than the construction of the Great Pyramids.

Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than the construction of the Great Pyramids.

Cleopatra was born in 70 BC, which was 2,255 years after the end of the “pyramid building era.” The first iPhone was released in 2007, which was 2,077 years after her birth.

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Steven Hawking held a party for time travelers and nobody showed up.

Steven Hawking held a party for time travelers and nobody showed up.

In the experiment, Hawking threw a party for the public, but he didn’t invite anyone until the day after. His theory was that if someone had seen the invitation, they would have had to travel in time to get to the party. Nobody showed.

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A group of monkeys escaped a research facility in Japan by using a tree to catapult themselves over a 17-foot electric fence.

A group of monkeys escaped a research facility in Japan by using a tree to catapult themselves over a 17-foot electric fence.

They were, however, lured back in with peanuts.

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If you unwind a roll of Scotch tape fast enough, it can “generate enough X-rays to image a human finger.”

If you unwind a roll of Scotch tape fast enough, it can "generate enough X-rays to image a human finger."

You’d need to unwind the tape with a vacuum at three centimeters per second to generate that kind of power.

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Mosquitoes pee on you when they suck your blood.

Mosquitoes pee on you when they suck your blood.

They need to expel fluids while they feed.

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It cost more money to buy Central Park than it did to buy Alaska.

It cost more money to buy Central Park than it did to buy Alaska.

New York bought Central Park’s land for 7.4 million dollars. Alaska was bought from Russia for $7.2 million.

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The closest people to the most remote place on Earth are astronauts.

The closest people to the most remote place on Earth are astronauts.

Point Nemo is the furthest point from land. It’s between South America and New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean, at least 1,600 miles away from the nearest inhabited land mass. In comparison, the International Space Station orbits the Earth from around 240 miles away, making the astronauts on the ISS closer to the point than anyone else on the planet.

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Finally, the Vikings had rap battles.

Finally, the Vikings had rap battles.

It was called “flyting,” which is the rapid exchange of insults in poetic verse.

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On Today’s Episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin…

Adam and Andreas are joined by Elizabeth Stark, CEO and Co-Founder of Lightning Labs for a wide ranging discussion about the current state, and future potential, of this exciting open source technology.

Some topics include: Splicing, Atomic Multi Path (AMP) Transactions, Neutrino, Negative Fees, Connecting Ethereum and Bitcoin through the same Lightning Network, and more!


This episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! was sponsored by EasyDNS.com and was edited by Matthew Zipkin.

Today’s discussion featured Elizabeth Stark, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine.

This episode featured music by Jared Rubens & General Fuzz. Any questions or comments? email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com

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