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If You Use Facebook, You’re 32 Percent More Likely To Leave Your Spouse

Mitchell Garrard

This will be my last battle and the first time
I’ve puked in your submarine. The secret
sauce is for drowning, but you’re learning
an aquatic language. If I were smarter, I
would have joined the army as a golem.
I am roughly as strong as a garter snake,
but for you I will bench-press the sun. A galaxy
from this chant, I am the heavyweight champion
of cherry pit spitting. Your stone throwing
is a beautiful allocution, but aim at my skull
so I may retort with torpedoes once again. My
blood is like a salamander with coffins instead
of gills. For you, I will mold my body into liquid
stone or even dark chocolate, to which I am
highly allergic. Nothing can ruin our cyclone.
Not even my haircut. I want to look inside your
periscope and see planets encircling our sea.

art by A.T. Velazco

So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five.

The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female.
World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport’s Most Dominant Players: Women (via cypher2)

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Tower of David: the World’s Tallest Slum | Via

The Tower of David is an abandoned unfinished skyscraper in the center of Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, that is now home to more than 3,000 squatters, who have turned the 45-story skyscraper into the world’s tallest slum.

Construction of the building, originally called “Centro Financiero Confinanzas” and nicknamed the “Tower of David”, after its developer, David Brillembourg, was started in 1990 and was to become a symbol of Caracas’ bright financial future. It is the third highest skyscraper in the country. But a banking crisis brought those plans to an abrupt halt in 1994. The government took control over the building and construction was never completed. The building has no elevators, no installed electricity or running water, no balcony railing and windows and even walls in many places.

In 2007, a group of squatters took over the building, and it quickly gained notoriety as a hotbed of crime and drugs. Despite this, residents have managed to build a comfortable and self sustaining community complete with basic utility services such as electricity and water that reaches all the way up to the 22nd floor. Lifts being absent, residents can use motorcycles to travel up and down the first 10 floors, but must use the stairs for the remaining levels.  Inside the building’s long hallways there are warehouses, clothing stores, beauty parlours, a dentist and day-care centers. Some residents even have cars, parked inside of the building’s parking garage. Some seven hundred families comprising over 3,000 residents live in the tower today.

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