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    [–] ELI5: What is Germany doing differently then America where America is trillions of dollars in debt while Germany has a several billion dollar surplus? Sumit316 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

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    [–] German Shepherd Beaten And Shot Multiple Times Saving His 16-Years-Old Owners From Burglars Sumit316 18058 points ago in pics

    “As they entered the room where my nephew was hiding in the closet, Rex came out with the little strength he had left in him and threw himself at them as he knew my nephew was in danger. Sadly they shot Rex 4 times and finally Rex, the hero dog gave up in his battle.”

    “It was the sirens who scared them away,” she continued. “My nephew was protected by his eternal friend until the last bit of strength he had in him to do what his unconditional, loving instinct told him to.

    They really love us a lot. What an amazing story, I hope Rex recovers soon.

    [–] TIL brain scans reveal that dogs not only seem to love us back, but they actually see us as their family Sumit316 1760 points ago in todayilearned

    "Research shows that dogs may be able to tell when their owners are being snubbed by someone else, and they in turn act coldly toward the people doing the dissing. In the experiment, dogs watched as their owners asked for help and either were rudely ignored or received aid. The overwhelming majority of the dogs whose owners didn’t receive help ignored food offered to them by the person who had snubbed their human. Scientists say this is likely a form of social eavesdropping, or the use of information collected by observing interactions between others, and it shows that your dog has your back"

    They care about us a lot.

    [–] Zero Gravity Sumit316 244 points ago in interestingasfuck

    Good pole dancers are amazing to watch.

    Here is another example of Anastasia Sokolova -

    [–] My grandpa turned 100 years old today and got a telegram from the king of Sweden! Wish him a happy birthday! Sumit316 2595 points ago in pics

    The current king of Sweden is Carl XVI Gustaf.

    And here are few images combined in one that sum him up perfectly -

    Guy is the coolest king.

    Happy Birthday to your Grandpa, OP.

    [–] Zero Gravity Sumit316 238 points ago in interestingasfuck

    Not always, they are of two types.

    Dance poles have two different modes, spinning and static. The spinning mode is when the pole uses ball bearings to spin. This mode can be used to complete more experienced pole moves, make moves easier to complete and to add a more dramatic effect to the move. Most spinning poles can be fixed to static too. The static mode is when the pole cannot rotate and is in a fixed position. The static mode is regularly used when pole dancing is first taught as beginners have little confidence.

    [–] Udemy and some of their "professors" are ripping off YouTube content creators(who create free tutorials) by uploading their YouTube videos to their website and charging people hundreds of dollars for it without the creators permission. One of the creators, who got ripped off, speaks out. Sumit316 519 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago) in videos

    Paging /u/videogameattorney

    Edit -

    Hey sorry I didn't know. I just read about him from here

    I know this is late, but here's your answer. According to this analysis video with updates on the case, Ethan and Hila did in fact fire their attorneys Michael Lee and Allison D. Rothman. Both are part of the firm Morrison/Lee, which is the firm of the "videogameattorney" Ryan Morrison. Ethan and Hila's new council is Jeffrey S. Kravitz and Rom Bar-Nissim of the firm Fox Rothschild LLP.

    Hope this clears up any questions you might have. I'm guessing they parted in good faith. Maybe they Morrison/Lee firm just wasn't providing the level of representation Ethan and Hila needed. Their new attorney, Jeffrey S. Kravitz, seems extremely accomplished and is part of a much bigger firm with more resources. It's probably a smart move on Ethan and Hila's part to switch attorneys. I'm rooting for them and hope they win the case because it's honestly a bullshit claim.

    [–] TIL that early phonographs didn't have volume control. People stuffed socks and towels into them to quiet them--which is where we get the phrase "put a sock in it" Sumit316 707 points ago in todayilearned

    It reminds me of the origin of "break the ice"

    "Before the days of trains or cars, port cities that thrived on trade suffered during the winter because frozen rivers prevented commercial ships from entering the city. Small ships known as “icebreakers” would rescue the icebound ships by breaking the ice and creating a path for them to follow. Before any type of business arrangement today, it is now customary “break the ice” before beginning a project."

    It is fascinating how much there meaning have altered.

    [–] TIL that diamond, despite being the hardest material known, will shatter if hit with a hammer. Hardness means resistance to scratching; toughness is a different property. Sumit316 44 points ago in todayilearned

    Adding some more ELI5 of the few terms mentioned here.

    Hardness: How easy it is to make a dent in a piece of material. Usually used in the context of a hardness test, where you use a special machine to make a small dent in the material. You can use this to quickly check if you've applied the right heat treatment for example.

    Strength: How much stress (force per area) a piece of material can sustain before breaking (ultimate strength) or permanently deforming (yield strength). Usually people mean tensile strength (i.e. resistance to pulling), but you could also be talking about the compressive strength (resistance to pushing) or the shear strength.

    Toughness: How much energy a material can absorb before breaking. This also governs how sensitive a material is to cracks. The lower the toughness, the more a material's strength will be reduced by the presence of a crack.

    Diamond is very hard: you can't easily make a dent by pushing a blunt object in to it. Diamond is very strong: You can pull on a diamond with a lot of force without it breaking. Diamond is very brittle: If you hit a diamond with a hammer it will shatter.

    [–] 17 Victims - Chris Hixon, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Gina Montalto, Scott Beigel, Alyssa Alhadeff, Joaquin Oliver, Jaime Guttenberg, Martin Duque, Meadow Pollack, Alex Schachter, Peter Wang, Helena Ramsay, Alaina Petty, Carmen Schentrup, Cara Loughran, Luke Hoyer Sumit316 8902 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago) in pics

    Some more inforation about some of them. Source

    Alyssa Alhadeff, soccer player

    Alyssa, 14, was a student at Stoneman Douglas and a soccer player for Parkland Travel Soccer.

    Lori Alhadeff, Alyssa's mother, told HLN she dropped her daughter off at school Wednesday and said "I love you." When Lori Alhadeff heard about the shooting, she hustled to school, but was too late.

    Scott Beigel, teacher

    Beigel, a geography teacher, was killed as he tried to usher students back into his classroom when the shooting broke out. Kelsey Friend, one of Beigel's students, told CNN in an emotional interview that he was shot outside the classroom door and that he saved her life.

    Nicholas Dworet, star swimmer

    Dworet, a 17-year-old senior, was killed in the shooting, the University of Indianapolis confirmed. Dworet was recruited for the university swim team and would have been an incoming freshman this fall.

    Aaron Feis, football coach

    "He died the same way he lived -- he put himself second," she said. "He was a very kind soul, a very nice man. He died a hero." Colton Haab, a 17-year-old junior who had a close relationship with Feis, told CNN he saw the coach running toward the sounds of gunshots.

    Jaime Guttenberg, student

    Jaime, 14, was among the victims, according to a Facebook post by her father, Fred.

    "My heart is broken. Yesterday, Jennifer Bloom Guttenberg and I lost our baby girl to a violent shooting at her school. We lost our daughter and my son Jesse Guttenberg lost his sister.

    Chris Hixon, athletic director.

    His widow, Debra, was telling CNN that he was "probably the best man that I ... " when she couldn't go on.

    Luke Hoyer

    Luke, 15, was "an amazing individual. Always happy, always smiling. His smile was contagious, and so was his laugh," his cousin, Grant Cox, said.

    Cara Loughran

    Cara Loughran, 14, danced at the Drake School of Irish Dance in South Florida. "Cara was a beautiful soul and always had a smile on her face," the dance studio said in a statement. "We are heartbroken as we send our love and support to her family during this horrible time."

    Alaina Petty

    Petty's family said she was vibrant and determined. She had volunteered after Hurricane Irma hit Florida in September. "Alaina loved to serve," the statement from her family said. She was also a part of the "Helping Hands" program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Meadow Pollack

    Pollack, 18, had been accepted at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Spokeswoman Jamie D'Aria said: "Meadow was a lovely young woman, who was full of energy. We were very much looking forward to having her join our community in the fall. "

    Martin Duque Anguiano 14, Peter Wang 15, Carmen Schentrup 16, Helena Ramsay 17, Gina Montalto 14, Joaquin Oliver 17 were all named as a victim of the shooting by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel at a news conference.

    [–] "I wouldn't say anything, I'd listen to them." - Marilyn Manson [565 x 780] Sumit316 1 points ago in QuotesPorn

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    [–] How Herd Immunity Works Sumit316 22 points ago in educationalgifs

    The visualization was made using an R simulation, with ImageMagick GIF stitching. The project was simulated data, not real, to demonstrate the concept of herd immunity. But the percentages were calibrated with the effectiveness of real herd immunity in diseases, based on research from Epidemiologic Reviews, as cited by PBS here: