Monday, February 2, 2015

WTF Photos Of The Day: 9 Eyes

From The Atlantic:

"Jon Rafman's Selections from 9 Eyes of Google Street View.... culled unintentional portraits of people going about their lives as the Google van rumbled by. He found the art embedded inside this decidedly prosaic mapping exercise."

Photos from 9-eyes.com.














Many more at 9-eyes.

Commercial Of The Day: Fiat

In case you missed it during the Super Bowl.



News: Farmers Say Goodbye To Bull Who Sired 500,000 Offspring

I'm guessing he died from exhaustion.
Farmers Say Goodbye To Bull Who Sired 500,000 Offspring

SHAWANO, Wis.—Atop a wooded hill here in the heart of America’s Dairyland, an industry legend was recently laid to rest.

It wasn’t some milk magnate or a famed innovator, but an ornery, 2,700-pound bull named Toystory—a titan of artificial insemination who sired an estimated 500,000 offspring in more than 50 countries.

“He was a dream bull,” said Jan Hessel Bierma, editor in chief of dairy-breeding magazine Holstein International.

In the increasingly high-tech world of cow reproduction, a top bull’s career tends to last just a few years as farmers chase better genetics to boost milk output and animal durability. Rare is the bull with the genes and testicular fortitude to sell a million units of semen, known among breeders as the millionaires club.

Over nearly a decade, Toystory shattered the record for sales of the slender straws that hold about 1/20th of a teaspoon and are shipped using liquid nitrogen to farmers around the world. A unit fetches anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred.

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