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21 National Parks Where You Can Enjoy the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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If you’re planning a trip to see the total solar eclipse, here’s a list of all of the national parks that will experience the daytime darkness.

Planning for the Eclipse

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse will race across the U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017, casting a shadow over 21 of the country’s national parks coast to coast.  It’s been nearly 100 years since a total solar eclipse has traveled the width of the U.S. and has been visible from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

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LOS ANGELES — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. Here are some things to know about the Wilshire Grand Center: HOW TALL IS TALL? The 73-story building has a huge spire that brings its height to 1,100 feet (335 meters), topping the […]

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How the Will & Grace Revival Will Handle That Pesky Series Finale

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The series co-creators say they’re not just going to ignore the fact that, technically, Will and Grace should not be speaking in 2017.

As Will & Grace revs up for its return to NBC Thursday nights this fall, series co-creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are, naturally, keeping their lips pretty tight as to what fans should expect. But for those anxiously awaiting details, the two did drop one tiny hint on Friday—or, more specifically, a promise. The limited series revival will, they swear, explain how its title characters are still friends—in spite of a series finale that indicated they had a falling out and should technically be about 10 years into their separate lives by 2017.

read more at vanityfair.com: How the Will & Grace Revival Will Handle That Pesky Series Finale

Solar System: Things to Know This Week

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Even the Reviled 2008 Bank Bailout was More Popular than the GOP Health Bill

Roper Center polling just put into perspective how unpopular the GOP-backed American Health Care Act actually is. The health-care bill, which Senate Republicans are hoping to vote on next week, is so unpopular that it almost makes the..[…] by Becca Stanek at TheWeek.com

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TheWeek.com: Even the reviled 2008 bank bailout was more popular than the GOP health bill

My Comments: “Tax Credits” for health insurance plans with high deductibles.
Something people can’t afford in the first place? Absolutely ridiculous!  The GOP political scheme to erase Obamacare is blowing up in their faces and rightfully so.

Canadian Human Toe Cocktail Tradition Is Gross But Mostly Safe 

By Jacqueline Ronson on June 20, 2017 via inverse.com

Up in the far north of Canada, there is a bar where you can order a shot of whiskey garnished with a real human toe. According to myth and legend, the strange tradition began nearly a century ago after a rum runner named Otto Linken amputated his brother Louie’s frostbite-stricken toe. They kept it and […]

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I’m gonna HURL just thinking about it…..eeeewwwwwww!!!!!

Salt and alcohol keep this mummified toe mostly pathogen free, even as thousands of people share it in their drinks.

inverse.com: Canadian Human Toe Cocktail Tradition Is Gross But Mostly Safe

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Pier 1 Imports Unveils New Self-Defense Vase For Smashing Onto Head Of Home Invader

 

FT. WORTH, TX—Calling it the ideal accent piece for safeguarding one’s property, Pier 1 Imports unveiled Wednesday a new self-defense vase for smashing on the head of a home invader.

TheOnion.com: Pier 1 Imports Unveils New Self-Defense Vase For Smashing Onto Head Of Home Invader