Best Profile Pics, Worst Stunts, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

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So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Tightrope Walking Over a Canyon in China with no Backup Is the Dumbest Thing

Dean Potter walked 130 feet across a canyon in China with no backup recently, a trick he's pulled at a few different locations over the past several years. Which isn't nearly entertaining enough to justify the fact that he will someday die doing this. Wheeee! [Outside Online]

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For Facebook Profiles, Your Left Side Is Your Best Side

Science has decided, apparently, that the left side is "more pleasant" than the left side, which means that for your next profile picture you should be pointing that pretty duckface towards your right shoulder. SCIENCE. Meanwhile cancer, AIDS, etc. [HuffPo]

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Earth Made Out of Plastics Sure Says... Something

First you look at this and say Oh, hey, right, I should recycle so this planet doesn't get overrun with my old junk. Then you find out it's from Best Buy, for Earth Day, and you revise that first statement to say Oh, hey, right, it was Earth Day yesterday, and why is Best Buy reminding me that everything I buy from them is going to end up in a garbage heap somewhere for centuries to come? Good question! [Consumerist]


Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff we didn't think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.

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If you really want to have fun, take a full on pancake face photo—directly head on to the lens, driver's license style. Then go into photoshop, split it vertically into two images through the center, and make one portraits, one that is two left sides (one mirrored) and one that is two right sides (one mirrored). They both look like you. Sort of. Only the one that is L-L tends to look meaner and the R-R tends to look happier. At least that was what I recall from the Scientific American article I read in the late 70s.