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    [–] Hong Kong students studying for their finals while protesting Sumit316 7035 points ago in pics

    Chloe Yim, 20, who had joined the protests for the first time, said: "If Carrie sees so many people come out, and still doesn't listen - she's being an autocrat who doesn't listen to people. Hong Kong people can't accept that."

    It is important to know that many of the protesters are young people. They haven't seen anything like this. Most of them are doing this for the first time. Huge respect to them.

    [–] TIL Sir Patrick Stewart is an everyday cannabis user Sumit316 529 points ago in todayilearned

    Fun Fact: When Patrick Stewart was first asked to consider playing Professor X on film, the actor had no idea who the character was. So when one of the producers handed him an 'X-Men' comic from her desk he responded, "What am I doing on the front of a comic book?"

    What a guy.

    [–] TIL Two metal detectorists who thought they'd found a stash of Roman gold coins they estimated to be worth £250,000 discovered the coins were actually a worthless prop for TV show The Detectorists. Sumit316 758 points ago in todayilearned

    Mackenzie explained to TV reporter Rory O’Connor: “Yeah, I think it is. I’m sure that’s the right decision because I don’t want it to drag on and get dull.

    “By definition it’s sort of a low-key show and just to continue that nothing much happens would eventually get dull.

    “So I’m happy to leave it there. But that’s not to say that I’m not going to miss it.”

    Director and writer Mackenzie Crook.

    [–] In South Korea, the rain water is stored so that it can be used to clean the streets when needed Sumit316 603 points ago in interestingasfuck

    You are absolutely right.

    They do use them in the winter. There they say that it isn't even for cleaning the road. Rather, it sprays salt water to defrost the roads.

    Sources in previous posts : Here Here and Here they claim that it's not for cleaning either, but to cool down the asphalt.

    [–] Winner of the 2019 Sand Fest Sumit316 1873 points ago in pics

    This is created by Damon Langlois. It is called Liberty Crumbling.

    The artist should be credited. He is amazing.

    [–] TIL of professional "fired men" that were used as department store scapegoats who were fired several times a day to please costumers who were disgruntled about some error Sumit316 5450 points ago in todayilearned

    In fact, Jobs was willing to tell customers that they were wrong personally, as in this response he sent to one customer in 2008:

    "This is what happens when your MacBook Pro sustains water damage. They are pro machines and they don’t like water. It sounds like you’re just looking for someone to get mad at other than yourself."

    Damn. Steve had no chill.

    [–] TIL due to high ruble inflation during the fall of the USSR, parody dollar bills dropped by AC/DC during their concert in Moscow were used in monetary transactions and considered more valuable than rubles. Sumit316 869 points ago in todayilearned

    Fun fact: When AC/DC was accused of backmasking Satanic messages in "Highway To Hell", guitarist Angus Young said "you didn't need to play [the album] backwards, because we never hid [the messages]. We'd call an album Highway To Hell, there it was right in front of them."

    AC/DC don't fuck around.

    [–] Man protesting Hong Kong’s extradition law dies after falling from mall in Admiralty Sumit316 189 points ago in worldnews

    Let’s not forget, however, that our viciously caricatured and verbally eviscerated leader is more the messenger than the author of bad news. Much more attention should be paid to the men behind the curtain pulling her strings— Liaison Office Director Wang Zhimin and his slimy minions in Sai Wan, the true centre of power in Hong Kong, where all weighty decisions are now made.

    Their names should also be shouted and their cartoon faces posterised at every Hong Kong protest over the city’s dwindling personal freedoms and disappearing autonomy.

    Sai Wan, taking its cues from Beijing, calls the shots, and Lam takes the beatings. It’s a successful formula—for Sai Wan, that is—and it’s been playing out since Lam stepped into office on July 1, 2017, soon after which those pledges of harmony and reconciliation morphed into acts of censorship, suppression and, this week, raw violence.

    It is important that people realize that it is not just Carrie Lam.

    [–] Hong Kong at night Sumit316 13 points ago in pics

    Credit goes to photographer Teemu