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In honor of HBO’s re-release of The Wire—completely remastered in 16×9 full-frame HD—Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton has been taking requests from people on Twitter and taking photos of present-day locations from the critically acclaimed television show.

All 60 episodes are currently being marathoned on HBO Signature and HBO Go (one season per day, starting on Dec. 26 and ending on Dec. 30). The Wire: The Complete Series will also be released on Digital HD on January 5, 2015, and on Blu-ray in Summer 2015. Show creator David Simon has some very interesting opinions about the newly remastered HD version and shares his thoughts on an extensive blog post on his website about the differences in framing etc. by switching from 4:3 to 16:9.

Now let Justin Fenton take you on a trip down memory lane with this ongoing series of scenes from The Wire, then and now.

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Want to know what thatGrimsbyclip was all about? Well, you’ll have to search that foryourself. There’s a reason it was censored, and that’s all we’re going to say.

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What went wrong with the How I Met Your Mother spin-off? Meanwhile, a source told BuzzFeed that the project may be shopped to another network.

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The cast of How I Met Your Mother (left), How I Met Your Dad star Greta Gerwig.

If there’s another chapter in the How I Met Your [insert family member here] story, it won’t unfold at CBS. The network’s president of entertainment, Nina Tassler, told reporters Wednesday that the network had not picked up How I Met Your Dad, starring indie darling Greta Gerwig.

“There were elements of the pilot that didn’t work out,” Tassler said of the How I Met Your Mother spin-off — which was once presumed a lock for the network’s fall schedule. “We tried to reach out and engage them in terms of them redoing the pilot. That’s not happening right now… I’m heartsick.”

“We have an extraordinary track record of retooling shows,” Tassler added, citing The Big Bang Theory, which originally featured two female leads. “You run into these kinds of issues. You hope they can resolve themselves. They haven’t.”

Produced by HIMYM’s Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, along with Emily Spivey (Up All Night), How I Met Your Dad was designed around another group of friends, but would this time chronicle a woman’s search for her husband. A source close to the project told BuzzFeed that the producers would have been more agreeable about a reshoot had CBS given How I Met Your Dad a series order as well.

CBS’s option on the series expires tomorrow, which means studio 20th Century Fox Television, which produced the pilot, can shop the show elsewhere. BuzzFeed’s source indicated that other networks have already expressed interest in picking up the show, but did not disclose where the show might land.

The most likely targets for a possible home, given the studio involvement, would be Fox, FX, and FXX. FX Networks currently has syndicated rights to How I Met Your Mother, which might make acquiring the spin-off particularly desirable to the cable network group, which launched the comedy-centric channel FXX last year. (FX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)

The news about CBS passing on HIMYD is particularly surprising, given that erroneous reports emerged last week suggesting that the show had actually been ordered to series, which CBS quickly denied.

Story developing.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jarettwieselman/why-how-i-met-your-dad-wont-be-on-cbs-this-fall

A humble salute in GIFs.

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3. When Gregory comforted.

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4. When Jean opened up.

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5. When Vivien made an entrance.

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6. When Charlie was giddy.

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7. When Spencer faked it.

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8. When Judy dared to dream.

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9. When Brigitte strolled.

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10. When Steve got ready.

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11. When Sophia glanced up.

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12. When Rock looked over.

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13. When Lana danced in the dark.

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14. When Fred danced upside down.

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15. When Ginger danced backwards. And in high heels.

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16. When Ingrid listened.

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17. When Orson lit up.

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18. When Bojangles took the stairs.

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19. When Mary used the lift.

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20. When Ava hummed.

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21. When John charged.

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22. When Clark leaned.

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23. When Vincent levitated.

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24. When Jimmy prayed.

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25. When Maureen anointed.

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26. When Marlene exhaled.

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27. When Myrna inhaled.

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28. When Natalie felt pretty.

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29. When Charlton raced.

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30. When Lena primped.

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31. When Joan smashed.

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32. When Marilyn said goodnight.

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33. When Olivia dreamed.

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34. When Gene woke up.

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35. When Dorothy scooted over.

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36. When Alec collapsed.

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37. When Julie belted.

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38. When Jack was licked.

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39. When Grace kissed.

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40. When Rita flipped.

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41. When Frank faced his demons.

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42. When James rolled.

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43. When Joan contemplated.

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44. When Doris resisted.

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45. When Louise peeked out.

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46. When Audrey looked in.

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47. When Barbara watched.

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48. When Yul disrobed.

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1. Today, Zac Efron looked like this:

2. His hair was beautifully swept.

3. His hand was perfectly tucked into his jorts.

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4. And you could literally see his abs through his shirt.

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5. The left side of his body looked completely and utterly flawless.

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6. And then the right side looked EVEN BETTER.

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7. He is a gift to this world. The End.

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Using satellite imagery and Ancient Mayan astronomy charts, 15-year-old William Gadoury from Quebec, Canada is believed to have discovered a previously unknown Mayan city deep in the jungles of Mexico.

According to the Telegraph, no other scientist has ever found such a correlation in the past several hundred years of study of the Ancient civilization.

The idea first struck Gadoury when he noticed that the Maya built their cities away from rivers, electing more marginal areas and even mountainous regions. He hypothesized that they must have had a different reason for choosing their locations.

Gadoury soon began analyzing constellations and found 22 that neatly matched the locations of 117 Mayan cities across Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. That’s when Gadoury noticed that only 2 of 3 stars in a 23rd constellation lined up with previously known Mayan cities. If his theory was correct, then the 3rd star might match up with a lost Mayan city that had yet to be discovered.

Thanks to a science competition Gadoury had won the previous year, the star pupil already had a relationship with the Canadian Space Agency. So when he asked if they could provide recent satellite imagery of the area that aligned with the constellation, they happily obliged.

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He also scoured the internet for other satellite images from 2005, when a fire had engulfed the area leaving it more exposed – and any remains more visible. Armed with his images, he then collaborated with Remote Sensing expert Dr. Armand Larocque from the University of New Brunswick. By studying the satellite images and applying digital image processing a fascinating discovery was made; LaRocque proved that the 15-year-old had found a major city with 30 buildings and an 86 metre pyramid.

Unfortunately the location of the potential site is in one of the most remote and inaccessible areas of Mexico and an archaeological expedition would be extremely costly.

Gadoury remains optimistic and hopes to stir interest by sharing his potential discovery with as many people as possible. He’ll be presenting his findings at the 2017 International Science Fair in Brazil and will also be publishing his research in an upcoming scientific journal.

If confirmed, William has named the yet-to-be explored city in the Yucatan jungle K’aak Chi, or Mouth of Fire.

Sources

The Telegraph: Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom
BBC News: How a 15-year-old discovered an ancient city
Gizmodo: Teen Discovers Lost Maya City Using Ancient Star Maps

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2016/05/teen-may-have-found-lost-city-using-ancient-star-maps/

This stunning giraffe has not been photoshopped, she’s real! Omo, the 15-month-old beauty whose skin looks as if it was bleached, is suffering from leucism. It’s a condition that results in a partial loss of pigmentation.

She was spotted in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania by Dr Derek Lee, founder and scientist at the Wild Nature Institute. “Omo appears to get along with the other giraffes, she has always been seen with a large group of normally coloured giraffe – they don’t seem to mind her different colouring,” he explained.

“We and our partners are working on giraffe conservation and anti-poaching to help give Omo and her relatives a better chance of survival. We hope that she lives a long life and that some day she has calves of her own.”

“Omo is the only pale giraffe we are currently aware of,” said Dr Derek Lee


“Omo appears to get along with the other giraffes…they don’t seem to mind her different colouring”


“Adult giraffes are regularly poached for bush meat, and her colouration might make her a target”


“We and our partners are working on giraffe conservation and anti-poaching to help give Omo and her relatives a better chance of survival”


“We hope that she lives a long life and that some day she has calves of her own”

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/white-giraffe-leucism-albino-rare-animals-omo-tanzania/