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This film shows the exhibit known as OUR AMERICAN CROSSROADS in operation. Originally created for the General Motors Parade of Progress, this exhibit still exists and is maintained by GM. It was built by the H.B. Stubbs company and was on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry until 2001 when it was removed by GM. The Our American Crossroads display is an animated diorama of American life. It depicts lifestyles before and after the introduction of the automobile and a futuristic look years down the road. Starting with (as the narrator says) “a sleepy, rural crossroad consisting of muddy roads, a rickety wooden bridge and a few scattered farm houses, you see a simple story of American growth and development unfold before your eyes. Beginning with the first appearance of a horseless carriage – this ever-changing diorama dramatically traces the impact of the automobile on the isolated community. The transformation from a muddy crossroad to a modern bustling community, vividly illustrates the important role played by the automobile in the rapid growth of America. We have progressed from a country of isolated rural communities and scattered cities – to an integrated land connected by a great network of roads and highways, and we have come this far in only sixty years.”

It’s not often that courtroom transcripts go viral, but in the case of The State of Georgia v. Denver Fenton Allen, it’s an undeniable triumph of the human spirit that says W…T…F? The back-and-forth between Mr. Allen and the presiding judge in the case, the honorable J. Bryant Durham Jr. is one not even Hollywood could have made up. To read the entire thing, click here but here are just some of the best moments.

The Most WTF Court Transcript In History

The Most WTF Court Transcript In History

The Most WTF Court Transcript In History

The Most WTF Court Transcript In History
The Most WTF Court Transcript In History

 

The Most WTF Court Transcript In History

Waterworks officials in a small town southwest of Ottawa are monitoring a funeral company that has become the first in Ontario to use an alkaline solution to dissolve human remains, and then drain the leftover coffee-coloured effluents into the sewer system.

Aquagreen Dispositions began operating in a rental unit within the former Rideau Regional Centre in Smiths Falls in May 2015 after receiving a licence from the Ontario government. Hilton’s Unforgettable Tails, a parallel business handling the remains of pets, had been using the same process for a couple of years prior to Aquagreen Dispositions, but it took longer to get a licence to handle human remains.

The owner, Dale Hilton, who is from a family of funeral home operators in Smiths Falls, said he watched as the “green wave” swept through the funeral industry, bringing biodegradable caskets and urns.

Hilton said he started the alkaline hydrolysis business in the newly named Galipeau Centre as an alternative to the traditional, energy-using flame-based cremation process.

“It brings your body back to its natural state,” Hilton said. “It’s the same way as being buried in the ground, but instead of taking 15, 20 years to disintegrate, it does it in a quicker process. And it’s all environmentally friendly.

“You’re entering yourself back to your natural state as you come into this world. You come in by water, and you leave by water,” said Hilton. “It’s green, all the way around.”

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Poster specialists Dorothy have combined the love of football with music, Panini-ing up some of the best artists for a nostalgic treat.

Throughout June, Dorothy will reveal a new set of players to be considered for selection into its alt music and football dream team. And if you like what you see, you can enter a competition to win some unique prints to hang up on your walls, or trade with your friends.

Here’s the list so far:

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In 1994, Microsoft designers Mark Malamud and Erik Gavriluk approached Eno to compose music for the Windows 95 project.[38] The result was the six-second start-up music-sound of the Windows 95 operating system, “The Microsoft Sound.” YouTuber syou2at has taken all the sounds on your computer under the Windows operating system, and recorded a pretty cool EDM track for your dancing pleasure.