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Dog Blood Donations: Canine Can Do

Known as man’s best friend, dogs have increasingly become part of many people’s lives. Often viewed as more than simply pets, they are companions and valued members of the family. Then, there are times when dogs will get sick and may need to go to the vet. However, while dog owners are likely aware of this, they may be unaware that sick dogs may also require blood transfusions. Much like there are human blood donors, dogs can also become blood donors to help save the lives of their fellow canines. To do this the dog must meet specific criteria. For example, in Australia, VIC, the U-Vet Canine Blood Donor Program requires that the dog: Weighs 25kg or more. Be aged between one and seven years old. Be fully vaccinated. Be regularly wormed. Never have received a blood transfusion itself. Has a known history of good health. Be of calm temperament. ...

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LEGO-Compatible Adhesive Tape

LEGO and tape goes together like crowd and funding. Such is the idea behind Nimuno Loops – The Toy Block Tape. Bumps on one side and sticky on the other, using the tape allows almost any surface to be turned into a LEGO-compatible building block land of fun. There’s also the Receiver Tape which acts like the base of LEGO-compatible building blocks, allowing for an expanded range of taping and block building activities. Whether it’s accessorising toys, sticking building blocks to walls, or getting closer to helping answer what you might look like as a LEGO character, the adhesive LEGO-compatible tape has got things covered. Probably literally. Since it’s being crowdfunded, jump on board and order a few rolls of the Nimuno Loops to help make the LEGO-compatible sticky tape a reality. Excessive use of the LEGO-compatible tape could be a sign of either necessity, ingenuity, desperation, or senility. It ...

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Nintendo Switch Dock N64 Mod

Nintendo’s latest video game hybrid console the Nintendo Switch is doing well, doing what it does. It’s not without a few design issues. Including the issue of the Joy-Cons de-syncing. As for the docking mechanism, effectively to charge the portable handheld and turn it into a more conventional home video game console with added HDMI and USB, it is quick and efficient. If not somewhat lacking in the potential nostalgia factor. Fortunately a tech-savvy someone has taken to YouTube, where Tettzan Zone has modified a Nintendo 64 to use instead of the usual Switch dock. USB ports now substitute in place of the controller ports. While the N64 mod, the Nintendo Switch 64 dock, doesn’t allow for the Joy-Cons to be attached to the Switch while docked, it may be a small trade-off for some big nostalgia.

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Deadpooling

Coining a phrase isn’t quite the same as phrasing a coin, but Deadpooling looks to be a thing now. The character’s self-aware nature allows Deadpool to appear almost anywhere. In everything. And be prone to be popping up over anything. Not unlike male teenagers Meaning that breaking the fourth wall is no longer limited to DIY mistakes or an Interstellar plot twist. Thanks to Zamurai Productions, the latest to get the Deadpool treatment, or a Deadpooling is a: Tale as old as internet Song as old as kismet Deadpool and the Beast For those waiting for the last rose petal to drop, it’s more of a Gaston musical number really and involves Disney’s live action rendition of Beauty and the Beast (2017) getting the Deadpool Musical parody treatment. Plus nothing says “live action” quite like Deadpool. There’s an irony there. Probably. Maybe. Only if you still need to change into ...

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How Long Does the Average Man Last in Bed?

In a brief, but upright study, Pfizer (the makers of Viagra) aimed to answer an age-old question: How long does sex last with the average male? Ask any male, chances are each and every one of them will tell you they’re above average (in size too), and that’s not just those living at Lake Wobegon. Females may give a more honest assessment. Including both, the study of 500 couples, which lasted four weeks (more than any male in it by a long shot) between the sheets in bed, found some rather telling results about how long males lasted during sex before climaxing: 22 percent lasted only 0 to 3 minutes. 54 percent lasted between 4 and 11 minutes. 24 percent lasted over 12 minutes. In the rare cases of outliers, some males managed to last over 21 minutes during lovemaking. Although they may be masters of Tantric sex. The median ...

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No CGI Leia in Star Wars: Episode IX

It’s brusque, but the title is to the point and pretty much says it all. Following the death of Carrie Fisher, speculation has been rife about how, or what, Lucasfilm would do with Princess/General Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IX. One such option was to do a Rogue One, and recreate Leia as a wholly digital character with CGI. Much like they did with Grand Moff Tarkin, and to a lesser extent a younger Princess Leia. However, Lucasfilm has put such thoughts to rest with an official statement via the Star Wars website: We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumour circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa. Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the ...

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Pulp Fiction Big Kahuna Burger Recipe

“Mmm-mm. This is a tasty burger. Vincent, ever have a Big Kahuna Burger?” Even if Vincent wasn’t interested, YouTube chef Andrew Rea has found a way to make the Big Kahuna Burger from Pulp Fiction (1994) a reality for other gourmet philosophising hitman and people in general. All without having to dodge bullets from hand cannons. Or see it as a sign of divine intervention. In his cooking series Binging with Babish, Rea first runs through making the Big Kahuna Burger from the movie. Which regardless of the metric system or not, looks like a pretty standard burger with cheese. Second, in a move which may offend some purists, Quentin Tarantino or otherwise, he gives the recipe a foot massage into a real Hawaiian burger step-by-step. Including the smashed double patty, Monterey Jack cheese, caramelised pineapple and onions, all on a toasted Hawaiian roll. Making it the cornerstone of any ...

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For Zelda Fans: Ocarina of Time gets Hero of Time Soundtrack Vinyl Release

Epoch, genre, and control defining video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, is at last getting something it has long lacked: Full orchestral treatment of its music. Only it’s not happening in the game, but is being released as its own collectable vinyl record. And no, it does not feature Link singing on it. Composer Koji Kondo’s original score for the Ocarina of Time, has been re-recorded with the full 64-piece orchestra treatment. Cue nods to, and memories of the N64… The soundtrack record is being released by iam8bit, and should now be available for pre-order. The album comes in glorious gatefold form, an artwork and work of art collaboration by Ryan Brinkerhoff and the Materia Collective. Featuring the Triforce stamped in gold-foil and a die-cut ocarina window. As for the records themselves, they have been pressed on 180-gram heavyweight green and purple Rupee-coloured vinyl. A Q2 2017 ...

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Making Peppa Pig Halal: Islamic Leaders make call for Muslim Alternative

Cartoons are a product of culture, but is culture a product of cartoons? The question posed is of concern to a group of Islamic leaders in Australia known as the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC), who are currently helping the campaign to raise funds for television shows which support Islamic values. In their sights is creating an Islamic alternative to the children’s (and just quietly adults’) television show Peppa Pig. Based in Sydney, Australia, the production company One4Kids, is aiming to raise $20,000 to start working on their Islamic Peppa Pig alternative. To be called Barakah Hills, it’s described as an “halal cartoon series” which is set in a “predominantly Muslim town”. Known for their character Zaky and animated cartoons which include the topics of learning Arabic, prayer, the Quran, and Ramadan, One4Kids has stated: “The show’s main objective is to show children what it is like to be a ...

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Nagoya’s Train Station Scissor Bandit Finally Caught?

Japan, a land where ancient and modern traditions and cultures often blend in surprising number of ways. Falling more into the weird, is the case of the alleged scissor bandit, Akiya Yoshida. He may have committed more crimes than just running with scissors. Police began their hunt earlier in the year when since May women around train stations in the city of Nagoya, began to report that their hair or skirts had been cut. The packed conditions of commuters made detection difficult of the serial-snipper and his trimming ways. Avant-garde hairstylist, secret-samurai dressmaker, or simply a prankster jerk? After admitting to police that he cut about 35 centimetres of hair from a 40-year-old woman on Monday on the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line, the 23-year-old Yoshida was charged with assault. Now he’s being investigated in relation to approximately 30 other scissor cutting incidents in the area over the past several years. ...

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