VideoSift shared an almost three years old 3.5 minutes Vimeo video showing "Happy Birthday Alternatives in Film and Television" that shows replacements to the copyrighted song -- "... The song 'Happy Birthday To You' is the most recognizable song in the English language, but it can cost independent filmmakers an estimated $10,000 to clear the song for their films, and it will remain under copyright protection in the United States (U.S.) until 2030. This is a major stumbling block hindering the creation of new works of art. It's time to shake (or at least unsettle) 'Happy Birthday' from it’s fortified cultural throne, and replace it with a melody that the children can sing without fear of being served..."
Live Science reported that "Fourth of July Downer: Fireworks Cause Spike in Air Pollution -- Fireworks are a beloved tradition of the Fourth of July, but the colorful displays also bring a spike in air pollution, a new study shows..."
Reddit shared an interesting 18.25 minutes Vimeo video showing "The Fallen of World War II -- A detailed, animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, The Fallen of World War II looks at the human cost of the second World War and sizes up the numbers to other wars in history, including trends in recent conflicts.
HardOCP shared The Washington Post's article on Five/"5 myths about daylight saving time" (DST) -- "Daylight saving time strikes again Sunday at 2 a.m., at least for every state outside Hawaii and Arizona. Though DST has been part of life in the United States since World War I, its origin and effects remain misunderstood, even by some of the lawmakers responsible for it. Here are some common myths..."
This ZDNet opnion article says "Summary: Opinion: As 2014 comes to a close, bugs are increasingly disclosed with catchy names and logos.
The Washington Post asks why pardon turkeys for Thankgivings -- "... Every year for a quarter-century now, the president of the United States (U.S.) -- one of the most powerful humans on the planet -- has pardoned a turkey.
Elephant shared The Onion's funny story/article on how "British Royal Family Places Queen Elizabeth In Nursing Home: LONDON--Concluding it was the best way to ensure she remains comfortable during her twilight years, the British Royal Family recently placed Queen Elizabeth II into a local nursing home
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9Gag shows a hilarious/funny illustration collection of "Baby Do's and Don'ts".