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LOEx Market Research Report on May 26: Mainstream currencies take the stage, small currencies sing; The market may not be over

LOEx Market Research Report on May 26: Mainstream currencies take the stage, small currencies sing; The market may not be over
[Today's Hot Tips]
1. [Data shows that more than 310,000 bitcoins have been withdrawn from the exchange since Black Thursday]
On May 26, the latest data released by the blockchain research platform Glassnode showed that the number of bitcoins withdrawn from the exchange has reached a new high. Since Black Thursday, March 12, more than 310,000 bitcoins have flowed out of the exchange. The exchange with the largest withdrawal amount is Bitfinex, totaling 126845 BTC; followed by Huobi (95496 BTC) and BitMEX (95438 BTC).
2. [Yi Gang, Central Bank Governor: There is no timetable for when the digital RMB will be officially launched]
According to the official website of the Central Bank, Yi Gang, the governor of the People's Bank of China, said in an exclusive interview that at present, the research and development of digital RMB follows the principles of stability, safety, controllability, innovation and practicality. It will first conduct internal closed pilot tests in Shenzhen, Suzhou, Xiong'an, Chengdu and future Winter Olympics scenarios to verify theoretical reliability, system stability, functional availability, process convenience, scenario suitability and risk controllability. However, the current pilot test is still a routine work in the research and development process, and does not mean that the digital RMB will be officially issued. There is no timetable for when it will be officially launched.
3. [Maker Foundation initiates a governance survey to discuss the addition of 2 types of collateral such as TUSD and 10 types of mortgage assets]
According to MakerDAO official news, on May 25, the Maker Foundation risk team incorporated a series of governance polls into the voting system. The specific contents include: 1. Add USDC-B as collateral; 2. Add TUSD as collateral; 3. Maker improvement proposal MIP9 Community Greenlight; 4. Dai stability fee adjustment: range of 0% -4% users can choose; 5. Add TUSD, ZRX, UNI-V1-DAI, PC-DROP, DMM, FIAT, FTM, MANA, CHZ (Chiliz / Sports x), CF-DROP (ConsolFreight DROP) to the Maker agreement as mortgage assets. (Note: The Maker improvement proposal MIP9 aims to standardize the value judgment process for newly added collateral, that is, Maker holders can make judgment and selection of collateral before the domain team investigates the collateral.)
[Today's market analysis]
Bitcoin (BTC)BTC surged in the early hours of this morning, briefly surpassing 8900 USDT, and the highest rose to 8977 USDT, then fell back slightly. BTC is currently adjusted above 8900 overall. The mainstream currencies followed the consolidation, and various currencies dropped slightly after the shock in the early morning. BTC is currently reported at 8996.9 USDT at the LOEx Global, with a rise of 1.36% in 2h.
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In the past two days, BTC has dropped below 9,000 USDT, and the mainstream currency has been fine-tuned overall. However, the small currencies that have skyrocketed or even doubled are one by one; I don’t know, do you feel that the script of the mainstream currency dip and the small currency soar is very familiar? In the impression, this has happened in the process of at least three rising relays in the past two years.
For example, at the beginning of 2019, when the bit rose from 3000USDT to 14000USDT, it was also sideways and retraced at the position of 8000USDT. At that time, small currencies also skyrocketed, with a time period of about 2 months.
What do you want to say? ——In fact, at this stage, for our ordinary users, it should be a stage of making money. If the currency is selected properly, there will be a lot of gains. There is a profit-making effect here, which shows that the bull market has not turned into a bear market that fast. The establishment of mainstream currencies and the singing of small currencies indicate that the stable bull market of this platform is not over.
Operation suggestions:
Support level: the first support level is 8900 points, the second support level is 8600 integers;
Resistance level: the first resistance level is 9000 points, the second resistance level is 9400 points.
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China Crosses the Renminbi-con—The Ledger

China has crossed the renminbi-con.
The value of China’s currency, the renminbi, has weakened past seven renminbi to one U.S. dollar. If you wished to buy an American dollar with China’s currency, in other words, it would cost you more than seven renminbi. (At press time, it cost 7.05 RMB.)
Why does this matter? For years, official policy in Beijing held the line under seven, keeping the nation’s currency from deteriorating beyond that (somewhat arbitrary) psychological threshold. As of Monday morning, the currency’s value breached the self-imposed limit—something that has not occurred since the global financial turmoil of 2008. The event—a seemingly minor devaluation—signals a major ramp up in the trade conflict between the world’s two superpowers, and it demonstrates how states can turn their currencies toward macroeconomic combat.
Consider how a weaker renminbi might tilt trade to China’s advantage. In such a scenario, a Chinese exporter could cut prices, listed in U.S. dollars, and yet continue to reap the same amount of renminbi in sales as it did pre-discount. So, say you’re a factory in Guangzhou used to pulling in 700 renminbi on $100 worth of electronics; at the present rate, you would bring in 705 renminbi on $100 worth of those same electronics—a slight edge that could help to offset the impact of higher tariffs, which U.S. President Donald Trump has indicated he plans to levy.
If Beijing continues to allow the renminbi to weaken, the strategy will almost certainly come back to bite the Middle Kingdom. Inflation could rise. Consumer spending could drop. Money could take flight overseas. The currencies of neighboring countries could face similar markdowns. Commodities, such as soybeans and oil, could become more expensive to purchase. And paying down debt to foreign lenders could become more expensive. These are all possible negative knock-on effects.
Investors, fearing the worst from such geopolitical brinkmanship, are responding by de-risking. So far, the S&P 500, the Down Jones Industrial Average, and the Nasdaq Composite have all suffered their worst drops of the year.
Like Trump’s proposal to boost tariffs, Beijing’s willingness to indulge the renminbi’s decline represents a weapon in the U.S.-China trade skirmish (which is looking more pessimistic by the day). In a post on Twitter, Trump accused China of currency manipulation, and called it “a major violation which will greatly weaken China over time!” The People’s Bank of China, meanwhile, blamed U.S. policies for the price movement and Yi Gang, the central bank’s governor, asserted that China will “not engage in competitive devaluation.”
All this tumult is, of course, feeding interest in cryptocurrencies, an asset class whose boosters claim to be decoupled, mostly, from the vagaries of nation state strife. To wit: Bitcoin’s price rose as much as 15% on Monday.
The die has been cast, as an old Roman once said.
Robert Hackett | @rhhackett | [email protected]
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GaiaWorld blockchain:Blockchain Viewpoint Summary from Boao Forum for Asia

GaiaWorld blockchain:Blockchain Viewpoint Summary from Boao Forum for Asia
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On April 8, the annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia in 2018 opened in Boao, Hainan Province. The theme of this year’s conference was “Open and Innovative Asia, a Prosperous and Developing World”.This forum also set up a sub-forum on blockchain again on April 10, following the establishment of the “Digital Currency and Blockchain” sub-forum for the first time in the Boao Forum for Asia last year.
Governor of the Central Bank Yi Gang, Central Bank counselor Sheng Songcheng, Vice President of Renmin University of China Wu Xiaoqiu, former Governor of the Bank of China Li Lihui, Thunder Group CEO Chen Lei, Inspur Group Chairman Sun Pishu, and Visa Vice Chairman Ai Ruiqi all talked about the blockchain during the forum.
Bianews organizes the relevant sections of the Boao Forum on blockchains as follows:
Vice President of Renmin University of China Wu Xiaoqiu: I studied 4 years and I don’t know what the blockchain is.
Wu Xiaoqiu, vice president of the Renmin University of China and head of the Institute of Finance, at the media meeting of the 2018 annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia on the 8th that he had studied the blockchain for four years and never knew what it was.
“Frankly speaking, I was chained to the blockchain. I never knew what a ghost it was. I had a lot of people studying the blockchain. I started to get this stuff three or four years ago. I even found people who wrote books about the blockchain., but I still haven’t figured it out. If I don’t understand it, it’s very difficult to get this stuff.”
Wu Xiaoqiu said: “I’m not very stupid, but some people deliberately made it very mysterious. I take a wait-and-see attitude toward this kind of financial phenomenon. But the penetration of Internet finance is highly valued and I can see its value. Therefore, there is great development prospect for science and technology finance.”
Central Bank counselor Sheng Songcheng: The combination of blockchain and virtual currency will have no future
Sheng Songcheng, counselor of the People’s Bank of China and executive dean of the China-EU Lujiazui International Finance Research Institute, said that the combination of blockchain and virtual currency has no future.
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He believes that blockchain is a technology. Bitcoin is a virtual currency. It is just an application of blockchain. If blockchain is combined with virtual currency, blockchain will have no future in virtual currency. . Because the virtual currency is not money, we just use a bitcoin.
The economic regulation and control in all countries of the world is mainly economic and monetary policies. The basis of monetary policy is that the state controls the currency issuance rights and legal currency. If the virtual currency is flooded, monetary policy cannot be implemented.
Blockchains should not be combined with currency. The combination has no future. It is also better not to use it in finance.
Now that the traditional financial system can already be used for daily use, the use of blockchains in financial efficiency is rather low.
Yi Gang, Governor of the Central Bank: Strictly Supervising Virtual Currency and Studying the Real Economy of Services
Yi Gang, Governor of the People’s Bank of China, stated at the Boao Forum for Asia that virtual currency has less service to the real economy, some speculation and even some money laundering, or other acts. So in China we have always been cautious about virtual currency.
Regarding the research of digital currency around the world, China’s research is ahead of others. We are also studying how digital currency can serve the real economy in the best possible form, develop safely in the best possible form, and avoid some possible negative effects, to make digital currency better able to serve the economy. This includes blockchain technology as well as financial technology. On the whole, our supervision of virtual currency is very strict. At the same time, we are also studying how to use the positive energy of digital currency and better serve the real economy.
While the financial industry is opening up to the outside world, it is necessary to prevent financial risks and propose three principles for the opening up of the financial industry.
The three principles of the opening up of the financial industry to the outside world are as follows: First, national treatment before access and negative list management. Second, the reform of the opening up of the financial industry and the formation of exchange rate mechanisms should be coordinated with the reform process of capital account convertibility and jointly promoted. Third, while opening up, we must attach great importance to preventing financial risks and make our financial regulatory capabilities match the degree of openness.
Visa Vice Chairman: Blockchain Available in B2B Payment Scenarios
Blockchains are not very large now, and they are not very fast and cannot be transmitted in real time, which is not enough to support most payment scenarios. Blockchain capacity and speed do not support retail operations because retail customers are very complex and very fragmented.
She suggests that it can be used in corporate transactions rather than retail customers, and revealed that Visa is exploring the use of blockchain in B2B scenarios.
Li Lihui, former president of Bank of China: Great breakthrough in blockchain technology in 2017
Li Lihui, former president of the Bank of China, said that the research and development of the bottom layer of China’s blockchain and application technology has taken the lead in the world.
He said that since 2017, blockchain technology has made great breakthroughs in scale applications. The first breakthrough is the establishment of a multi-dimensional delivery architecture, and the realization of numerous transaction parties in high-complexity financial transaction scenarios. Zero-distance, zero-day trading.
The second breakthrough established a platform for the registration and verification of trusted data. This platform can be used for both financial and non-financial.
Inspur Group Sun Pishu: Using the blockchain to link production, distribution and inspection
Sun Pishu, chairman of the Inspur Group, said that he hopes to use the blockchain to link the production process, circulation process, and inspection and inspection together, establish a quality chain network, link the quality into a network, and promote it.
He said, “I hope that by establishing such a platform, using this technology to establish a quality traceability platform, the current work I do think where your production of the product, you can put the information on the Internet.”
Thunder CEO Chen Lei: Blockchain should not be placed in the laboratory, should be placed in practical applications
Thunder CEO Chen Lei believes that all technologies are forced out during the use of the process.
He said that it is better not to put the blockchain in the lab, but to put the blockchain into the actual application. When you put technology into practical use, you must face the pressure of use every day, and you will be forced to upgrade your technology. If you can’t improve the user, they will scold you, this is the most effective way of technological progress.
Xu Lirong, Chairman of COSCO Shipping: Logistics Development Concept Focuses on New Technologies such as Blockchain
Xu Lirong, Chairman of COSCO Shipping Group, stated at the Boao Forum for Asia held on April 9 that the current development concept of logistics industry is highlighted as “two focuses”: one is that the concept of innovation is no longer focused on traditional elements, but rather “focusing “New technologies and new carriers such as blockchain, new energy, and shipping e-commerce.
The other is that the service concept is no longer focused on single factors and its own elements, but rather it is “focused” on one-stop, integrated, full-service. Vertical integration, cross-border cooperation and cluster competition are becoming the consensus of the industry.
In the 2018 Bo Hao Sina Finance Night — -Zhenghe Island Night Talk, Wu Ying, chairman of Zhongze Realm Investment Fund, talked about the blockchain during the speech and said that he has invested in Bitcoin companies but has not bought any money. The opportunity brought by blockchain is something many people can’t imagine. It is several decades, several hundred times or even thousands of times in the early days of the Internet.
Wu Ying said that the state not only did not prohibit blockchain technology, but also strongly supported it, including mainstream organizations.
Kevin Kelly: Blockchain is a potential tool for sharing economy
At the Boao Forum Digital Economics Forum on April 9th, Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired magazine, shared five trends in the future world. Kevin Kelly believes that the third trend is in the sharing economy. Hope to connect everything.
Kevin Kelly stated that “new technologies will create new problems, and these new problems will also require more new technologies to solve them. This is a continuous cycle. In this process, humanity will continue to make progress. This is an important opportunity, and everyone is on the same starting line. No one is still behind. ”
He also pointed out that people are currently collaborating on a number of platforms and hope that there will be technology that will allow one million people to do a project at the same time. How to track the work of millions of people? “This requires a potential tool for blockchain.”
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China named Yi Gang, maybe a bitcoin favorer, to run its central bank

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 55%. (I'm a bot)
Upon the nomination, bitcoiners and blockchain entrepreneurs are getting a clue that this newly-nominated PBOC head may be a bitcoin favorer according to his early public statements.
Early in 2013, Yi Gang, served as No.2 to incumbent governor Zhou Xiaochuan, has publicly aired his opinion on bitcoin, saying bitcoin has distinctive features and it is enlightening, and he, personally, will stay focused on bitcoin for a long term.
As for bitcoin trading, he regarded bitcoin trading as an Internet-based buying and selling, and thus ordinary people have the freedom to participate in bitcoin trading.
From 2013 to 2018, these 5 years see few changes of China central bank's attitude towards bitcoin.
Yi's 'support' for bitcoin get one thing straight, that is, many financial professionals have been interested in bitcoin and studying the value of bitcoin since long ago.
Yi might have a good understanding of bitcoin and open to new issues, but the government stance is not changed as recently Zhou Xiaochuan made that central bank doesn't recognize bitcoin as payment tool and doesn't like speculative products.
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Subreddit Stats: RedditDayOf top posts from 2015-12-23 to 2016-12-21 16:33 PDT

Period: 364.54 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 6566
Rate (per day) 2.74 17.97
Unique Redditors 311 2698
Combined Score 83364 32293

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  1. 8084 points, 78 submissions: joelschlosberg
    1. actress Linda Hamilton has a twin sister who made it possible for Terminator 2 to film some scenes in one camera shot without compositing (396 points, 15 comments)
    2. Ben Franklin's daily schedule (353 points, 29 comments)
    3. historical marker (314 points, 4 comments)
    4. Isaac Asimov tells a joke involving profanity (300 points, 9 comments)
    5. The swordfights in The Princess Bride, Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, Highlander, The Mask of Zorro, Die Another Day, The Lord of the Rings, and Pirates of the Caribbean were all made by the same sword master, "the man who stabbed Errol Flynn". Who also did Darth Vader's lightsaber dueling himself. (281 points, 9 comments)
    6. Girl Scouts were told by their official handbook that "you should not be hostile to" Jews and Muslims as early as the 1918 edition. (278 points, 26 comments)
    7. "I hate versions that make Watson stupid. What makes Holmes impressive is that he outthinks smart people, not that he outthinks stupid people." (254 points, 3 comments)
    8. a joke from Isaac Asimov's Treasury of Humor (254 points, 18 comments)
    9. a tiny but full-featured solar-powered movie theater (236 points, 14 comments)
    10. Jetta, the teen-ager from the futuristic 21st century in a pre-Jetsons comic drawn by Archie Comics artist Dan DeCarlo (197 points, 9 comments)
  2. 6984 points, 104 submissions: 0and18
    1. Man Pays $10K For House, Finds $107,000 Comic Book Hidden In Wall (241 points, 13 comments)
    2. xkcd: The Three Laws of Robotics (234 points, 2 comments)
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  5. 2906 points, 31 submissions: jaykirsch
    1. 1989 Plymouth Voyager III concept. This is a two piece detachable vehicle (link in comments) (220 points, 21 comments)
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    4. Les Paul with Paul McCartney and a Gibson left-handed "Special." 1988 (201 points, 9 comments)
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    7. Woody Guthrie on the attack, 1941 (141 points, 2 comments)
    8. The Great 1918 Influenza Pandemic claimed more lives than WW1, including 675,000 (est.) Americans. (Article link in comments) (135 points, 6 comments)
    9. Come on in, kids, I have some pie and a magic mushroom. (129 points, 10 comments)
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    1. "We come in peace" (470 points, 10 comments)
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    4. This series of photos got the photographer banned from Magic TCG tournaments and is among the top 5 top posts of all time on Reddit (266 points, 33 comments)
    5. "My girlfriend keeps sending me her squids" (245 points, 9 comments)
    6. Pocky is a popular Japanese snack consisting of a cracker-like stick partially covered in chocolate--I can't believe nobody posted it so I can upvote it. Here's a picture of Pocky; the wiki article on it is in the comments. (177 points, 46 comments)
    7. An animated short about a lazy guy in space--35th most popular reddit post of all time (158 points, 10 comments)
    8. xkcd: Centrifugal Force (124 points, 3 comments)
    9. 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000 Rubik's Cube Solve (by a computer) (114 points, 10 comments)
    10. xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline (86 points, 4 comments)
  7. 2385 points, 30 submissions: sbroue
    1. Flying hammock [gif] (275 points, 13 comments)
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    5. "Hurricane" Higgins finishes the match [gif] (119 points, 17 comments)
    6. Big Booty Bitches (Original Video) (116 points, 16 comments)
    7. The Blessing and launching of HMS Albion (1898) created a wave that drowned 39 people, you see them bottom left in some of the earliest disaster footage (110 points, 6 comments)
    8. Pizza with mini meat-pies baked in the crust Australian frankenfood (106 points, 6 comments)
    9. Bought for £1, the mysterious tower that inspired JRR Tolkien (101 points, 1 comment)
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    1. Nicolas Cage returns stolen dinosaur skull he bought at auction for $276,000 (192 points, 11 comments)
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    3. Clean My Space. A youtube channel devoted to cleaning just about anything (98 points, 3 comments)
    4. Scientists have breached the blood-brain barrier for the first time to treat a brain tumour (83 points, 2 comments)
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    7. Mr. Bean The Movie - 'Gun' Scene (72 points, 6 comments)
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    9. Monty Python - How Not to Be Seen (68 points, 2 comments)
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  9. 1623 points, 13 submissions: mrekted
    1. Legendary con man, scam artist, and forger Frank Abagnale Jr. pictured in the pilots seat of a Pan Am airliner. He flew over 1,000,000 miles while wearing a Pan Am uniform. He was never their employee, nor was he a pilot. (484 points, 24 comments)
    2. What It's Like When Reddit Wrongly Accuses Your Loved One Of Murder - The Boston Marathon Bomber Reddit Witch Hunt (240 points, 23 comments)
    3. Tim's Vermeer - Penn Jillette chronicles a mans ridiculously compulsive and obsessive five year obsession with reverse engineering and mastering the artistic techniques of Dutch master painter Vermeer (148 points, 6 comments)
    4. Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo TX. A bizarre, macabre tribute to the American love affair with the automobile. Visitors are encouraged to add their own ideas and messages to the memorial with spray paint. (133 points, 7 comments)
    5. 2010 - Reddit comes to the aid of a terminally ill little girl who was being cruelly harassed by her neighbors (126 points, 7 comments)
    6. In 2013, a UK man scoured the local dump after realizing he threw away a hard disk that contained 7500 bitcoins. At current market value those coins are worth a little over 5.5 million USD. (125 points, 4 comments)
    7. A float in the first Macy's Day Parade in 1924 (95 points, 1 comment)
    8. On Halloween 1938, Orson Welles enters legend with a radio play that convinced listeners that the planet was under attack by aliens from outer space (68 points, 1 comment)
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  10. 1535 points, 23 submissions: themanwhosleptin
    1. The reason why The Simpsons are yellow is because the creator Matt Groening wanted them to be recognizable when you flip through channels on the TV (194 points, 7 comments)
    2. Shoes (189 points, 3 comments)
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    4. Gran Torino (2008) - a film about an elderly racist Korean War vet, his Hmong neighbors, and their struggles with street gangs (115 points, 11 comments)
    5. Napoleon's Exile In Saint Helena (91 points, 2 comments)
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    10. The Rule of Thirds - a fundamental technique in photography (47 points, 0 comments)
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    10. British Police use Tea as a perfect analogy for sexual consent. (57 points, 9 comments)
  13. 1147 points, 14 submissions: Radu316
    1. There's a statue of Lenin at the Pole of Inaccessibility in Antarctica. It was on top of a Soviet research station in the 60s. Abandoned in '67, it was forgotten until 2007 when it was rediscovered by a team of explorers. By then, the statue was the only part still visible. (167 points, 2 comments)
    2. Strelka was one of the first animals in space to return safely. She became a sensation in the Soviet Union and had puppies with cosmo-dog Pushok. Nikita Khrushchev gave a puppy, Pushinka, to JFK as a gift. She also had puppies and Strelka's bloodline is still alive in the United States. (147 points, 7 comments)
    3. The Turk was an 18th century chess-playing automaton. It went on a tour of Europe and America, defeating noted chess players like Ben Franklin and Napoleon. After being destroyed in a fire, it was revealed to be a hoax - a person (usually a chessmaster) hid inside and operated it. (136 points, 10 comments)
    4. "Houston, we have a problem" is a slight misquote popularized by the Apollo 13 movie. The real line was actually "Houston, we've had a problem" and was first said by astronaut John Swigert, not mission captain Jim Lovell. (115 points, 14 comments)
    5. Marginalia are all the various scribbles and comments made in margins of books or documents. In medieval times, religious texts written by nuns and monks featured marginalia with all sorts of vulgar images and dirty jokes. (96 points, 5 comments)
    6. Brain crater on Mars. The bizarre texture of the crater floor makes it resemble a brain. NASA worked out that, at 0.6 miles wide, the brain is about the right size to fit inside the mound known as the Face of Mars. (90 points, 0 comments)
    7. Statue of Alexander the Great taming Bucephalus. Bucephalus is often regarded as the most famous (real) horse in history. According to Plutarch, the horse died at the Battle of the Hydaspes in 326 BC. Afterwards Alexander founded the city of Bucephalia in his honor somewhere in modern day Pakistan. (81 points, 4 comments)
    8. Pretty much everything there is to know about tartan (aka plaid in America). The pattern of the kilt can be used to display your family background, royal lineage, service in specific branches of the military, even your name. You can even register new ones at the Scottish Register of Tartans. (79 points, 4 comments)
    9. "There's a sucker born every minute" is a quote attributed to P.T. Barnum, but it was actually said by David Hannum, one of his competitors. Hannum said it referring to people who paid to see Barnum's Cardiff Giant instead of his original, not realizing that both were fake. (60 points, 0 comments)
    10. Heart of Neolithic Orkney is a 5,000-year old world heritage site in Scotland. It includes four monuments: two ceremonial stone circles, a tomb and a former village called Skara Brae. Skara Brae is sometimes called "Scottish Pompeii" because it is so well-preserved. (47 points, 2 comments)
  14. 1128 points, 13 submissions: StochasticLife
    1. Banned until the 1980's, rock music in the USSR was smuggled around the country on records made from X Ray film. They were called 'Ribs' or 'Bone Records'. (216 points, 14 comments)
    2. Lithuania has only ever had a single king, Mindaugus. He was crowned king in 1251 and assassinated in 1263. (157 points, 5 comments)
    3. Russian had a monopoly on Vodka for over 400 years (1540's - 1992) and at one point Vodka sales made up 40% of the state's revenue (130 points, 8 comments)
    4. A nickelodeon was a hastily assembled movie theater, often setup in converted store fronts, that charged a nickle for admission. They were most popular between 1905 and 1915.) (114 points, 0 comments)
    5. Christopher Hitchen's video - Mother Theresa Hell's Angel, a critical look at her political relationships and the nature of her charitable practices. (109 points, 11 comments)
    6. Zatoichi, about a blind swordsmen, is one of Japan longest running film and TV series with over 27 films and 100 TV Episodes. (91 points, 6 comments)
    7. The oldest (surviving), and largest, Baha'i house of worship is in Wilmette Illiniois.) (64 points, 8 comments)
    8. Some humans (all women) are tetrachromats and are capable of seeing millions of colors the rest of us can't see (60 points, 10 comments)
    9. Geddy Lee of Rush was born in Canada to parents who were Polish Immigrants and holocaust survivors of Auschwitz, Dachu, and Bergen-Belsen. (50 points, 2 comments)
    10. North Korea prints the best counterfeit $100 (USD) bills in the world; they have been dubbed the 'Supernote' (45 points, 0 comments)
  15. 910 points, 8 submissions: frigate
    1. Salmon farmers choose the desired orangness-pinkness of their product from a colour chart (SalmoFan) provided by a company which supplies the food dyes to colour farmed salmon that would otherwise be gray, khaki, pale yellow, or pale pink (191 points, 10 comments)
    2. Kurt Vonnegut humorously graphs the shapes of stories (162 points, 5 comments)
    3. The Highway Hi-Fi: the short-lived record player designed for use in automobiles in the 1950's (155 points, 10 comments)
    4. H&M is making a $99 wedding dress. Here’s what that says about economics. (138 points, 43 comments)
    5. How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love (100 points, 18 comments)
    6. A few of the most impressive and iconic pipe organs from around the world (81 points, 3 comments)
    7. Truth and Reconciliation Commission: By the numbers – The odds of a child dying in a residential school were about the same as a Canadian soldier dying in World War 2 (48 points, 2 comments)
    8. Gordon Lightfoot superfans cherish every show – "Lightfoot lifers" are fans of Gordon Lightfoot who see as many performances as possible (35 points, 1 comment)
  16. 854 points, 5 submissions: CryptoCollectibles
    1. Cows Playing With Hay .gif (351 points, 24 comments)
    2. Super Antics #8 by Kerry Callen (303 points, 18 comments)
    3. This Ad for /Bitcoin made Two Years Ago, As relevant today as ever describing CryptoCurrency (114 points, 3 comments)
    4. How to Draw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 1986 (43 points, 1 comment)
    5. DIY: 25 Wearable Geek Projects You Can Knit or Crochet (43 points, 0 comments)
  17. 698 points, 7 submissions: goofballl
    1. Hongdae's (in Seoul) Love Museum features a single exhibit on the history of pornography in Korea. The rest of the museum is taken up with interactive sex-related photo ops. (203 points, 6 comments)
    2. Last known VCR maker stopped production in July, 40 years after VHS format launch (140 points, 9 comments)
    3. Although the exact cause for vitiligo remains unknown, it is thought to be caused by the immune system attacking and destroying the melanocytes of the skin. It famously affected Michael Jackson, causing sections of his skin to lighten over time. (106 points, 13 comments)
    4. Utchari, one of the most difficult moves in sumo, requires a wrestler to lift their opponent entirely off the ground and throw him behind and to the side. (89 points, 7 comments)
    5. Yamadera (lit. mountain temple) is a temple complex found in Yamagata Prefecture after a thousand step climb. It's where the poet Matsuo Basho penned his famous haiku: In the stillness/the cry of the cicada/penetrates the rock. (88 points, 10 comments)
    6. Cauliflower ear occurs when a blood clot forms between ear cartilage and connective tissue. This causes the cartilage to die, creating a deformity common to grappling sports like wrestling. (39 points, 3 comments)
    7. Guillain–Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the peripheral nerves and damages their myelin insulation. During the disease, only a third of afflicted people are able to walk, and the exact cause of the disease can remain unknown. (33 points, 0 comments)
  18. 698 points, 7 submissions: E_Pluriscoop_Unum
    1. Roger Ebert: "Ponyo [is] one of the very rare movies where I want to sit in the front row, to drown in it. This is more than “artistry.” It is art." (211 points, 11 comments)
    2. Chocolate Rain - Tay Zonday (138 points, 7 comments)
    3. Billy West, the voice of Nickelodeon, talking about some of his voices. (122 points, 7 comments)
    4. Pingu - A beloved children's show from Switzerland (68 points, 5 comments)
    5. Nümberwang - Mitchell & Webb (58 points, 0 comments)
    6. A point about drawing swords (57 points, 3 comments)
    7. Werner Herzog's Disoriented Penguin (44 points, 3 comments)

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