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Then And Now: You Wouldn’t Even Recognize Seattle, Washington, From 100 Years Ago

Seattle 1910

Circa 1910. Image Source: Wikipedia (en)

Before Seattle, Wash., was famous for the Space Needle, the Seahawks and legal recreational marijuana, it garnered acclaim for being the “boomtown” of the West. The figures back up its nickname: Between 1900 and 1910, the city’s population grew 194 percent from 80,671 to 237,194. With population came urbanization, and soon Seattle was the home of the tallest building west of the Mississippi for more than four decades after they built the L.C. Smith building in 1914.

Population booms continued over the 20th century with the rise of highways and automobiles. And today, with a population of over 650,000 people, the Emerald City continues to be a boomtown of the West.

Seattle Now

2008. Image Source: Flickr

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Video Of The Day: Happy Australia Day!

Wallabies, koalas, wine and Nicole Kidman: all help make Australia objectively great. To commemorate Australia Day—which marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip—here’s a stunning time lapse of Australian topography and wildlife by videographer Eddie Peter Hobson.

Argentina Is Preparing For The Worst Locust Swarm In 60 Years

Argentina Locust

Locusts, like the ones pictured above, are gearing up to overtake Argentina. Image Source: Flickr

A locust storm of Biblical proportions is revving up in Argentina, and the country’s agricultural authorities have no idea if they will be able to stop it. Argentina hasn’t had a locust infestation this bad in more than 60 years–the swarm has taken over a chunk of land around the size of Delaware–and at this point, Argentina is just trying to mitigate the potential damage.
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33 Panda Facts That Will Make You Fall In Love With Pandas All Over Again

We adore pandas. We make special trips to a small number of select zoos just to see them. They’re the face of the World Wildlife Fund. But how much do we really know about them? We know they eat bamboo, but few people are aware of the rest of their surprising (and bloody) diet. We know they’re black and white, but even the scientists researching them aren’t entirely sure why. We know they’re endangered, but you’d be amazed at the lengths conservationists have gone to, to get them to mate (panda porn, believe it or not, is a thing). Discover more strange but illuminating panda facts below:

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Helpless Blind Newborns

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Tiny Newborn Size

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Panda Facts Size

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Not Strict Vegetarians

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Rodents Fawns

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Large Molars

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Carnivore Vs Herbivore Digestion

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Foraging Eating

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Unique Sitting

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Pseudo Thumb Wrist

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Bamboo Consumption

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Resting Sleeping

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Hibernation

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Climbing Swimming

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Mountain Climbing

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Pliocene Epoch

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Western Discovery

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Hunt Roosevelt

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Urine Needles

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Dangerous

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Loners

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Raccoon Relative

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Panda Facts Coat

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Panda Endangered

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Extinction

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Small Conception Window

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Mating Assistance

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Bifengxia

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Wolong Center

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Body Suits

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Disguises Cubs

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Total Population Increase

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Nature Reserves

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