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An edgelord is a participant in online social media who deliberately strives to offend others in order to advance their own personal image of being “cool” or uniquely conscious of, and insightful about, the arbitrariness and meaninglessness (as they perceive these things) of society’s norms and taboos. The term is a derogatory label used to describe such an individual, and would not typically be used by an actual edgelord to describe themselves.

Edgelords often disrupt unrelated conversations with explicit discussion of shocking and taboo topics relating to gore and morbidity, fascism and Nazism, sociopathy (real or feigned), torture, war crimes and sexual violence, and the abuse of animals and children. They may also strive to cast themselves as brooding, Byronic antiheroes, or to adopt the image of an intellectually superior ubermensch.

An edgelord makes a great show of demonstrating their adherence to media created by and about other…

Named for the Italian anatomist Alfonso Giacomo Gaspare Corti who discovered it in 1851, the organ of Corti, also called the spiral organ, is a structure found in the inner ear of mammals, which acts as the microphone for our sense of hearing. Like a microphone, the organ of Corti receives the mechanical vibration of sound through the air, and it transduces it into the electrical signals which the nervous system interprets into hearing.

The organ of Corti contains four…

Subway is the largest franchise restaurant in the United States and also in the world. At some point, Subway became the most ubiquitous fast-food restaurant. In many small towns I have been to, the Subway is the only chain business present.

What is the most surprising about this is that Subway's spread never happened in a single moment. Compare this to the growth of chain pizza restaurants such as Domino's and Pizza Hut. Some of you might not believe this, but there was a time…

News for Noders

November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 22 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of Tender Lumplings Everywhere: The 2018 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

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September 7 С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

Septemaaarr 19 Talk like a pirate day.

September 25 Happy birthday Templeton!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!

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August 4 Happy birthday avalyn!

August 6 広島

August 9 長崎

August 27 Happy birthday Bitriot

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2018 begins!

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 7: Alice’s Day (AKA Alice in Wonderland Day).

July 17-22: Hemingway Days; party central is Key West, Florida.

July 31: Harry Potter's Birthday.

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