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Archaeologists discover a mysterious 7,000-year-old stone road at the bottom of the ocean


Drew Barrymore writes raw, honest Mother’s Day blog detailing her stay in rehab as a teen

Drew Barrymore made a recent blog post in honor of Mother’s Day reflecting on her own complicated mother-daughter relationship, which eventually led to the actress and talk show host filing for emancipation at the age of 14.

Barrymore has long been candid about having a turbulent childhood, and in her blog post, she details being sent by her mother to a mental health facility in her adolescence, where she spent two years in the center’s youth program attending individual and group therapy.

While going to rehab was certainly a humbling experience for the teen star, looking back she can confirm it was also a “revelatory” one, particularly in the way she viewed the importance of adults setting up protective structures for kids.

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Archaeologists discover a mysterious 7,000-year-old stone road at the bottom of the ocean

Archaeologists have discovered an old stone road that is 7000 years old. It was found buried under a layer of sea mud in the remains of an ancient settlement on the coast of Croatia. This road was discovered by researchers from the University of Zadar in Croatia after clearing sea deposits. It was unearthed in 2021 by archaeologist Mate Parica of the University when he was analyzing satellite images of the water area around Korčula. After spotting a human-made road on the ocean floor, Parica and a colleague investigated further, according to the Independent.

According to archaeologists, the road might have connected the prehistoric settlement of Hvar culture to the coast of Korčula. Stone plates were part of a four-meter-wide platform and seemed to have been carefully stacked. “The fortunate thing is that this area, unlike most parts of the Mediterranean, is safe from big waves as many islands protect the coast,” Parica told Reuters in 2021. “That certainly helped preserve the site from natural destruction.”

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Someone questioned the Costco cake ordering system. You do not question the Costco cake system.

Costco is known for many things—their employee satisfaction and retention, their amazing Kirkland Signature generic brand, their massive (and addictive) $4.99 rotisserie chickens, their never-going-to-raise-the-price $1.50 hot dog and soda meal and more.

But one favorite Costco feature that might just top them all? The Costco cake.

Costco cakes are legendary. If you’ve never had a Costco cake, I’m so sorry. If you have, then you know. They are the trifecta of awesome—huge, cheap and utterly delicious. I don’t even like cake that much and I can’t stop eating a Costco cake. Like, if you ordered a fancy cake from a fancy patisserie and it tasted like a Costco cake, you’d say, “Oh yeah, that was worth the $$ I just paid.” Only at Costco, you’d get that delicious of a cake that would feed a thousand people for just $25. (Okay, 50 people, but still—cake for days.)

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Street chess player has an incredible reaction when he realizes he’s teaching a grandmaster

A fun and educational video posted on YouTube by chess streamer Anna Cramling, 21, shows how someone can be sitting in the presence of greatness and have no idea. It’s also an excellent explanation of chess from a passionate street player.

In the video, Anna sits down in Washington Square Park in New York City with a street player named Johnny, who thinks she and her mother, Pia, are beginners. In reality, Anna is the daughter of Juan Manuel Bellón López, a five-time Spanish champion, and her mother is Pia Cramling, the fifth-ever female grandmaster.

“You want me to show you some basic stuff?” Johnny asks the mom and daughter, who happily sit at his board. The street player then goes into a passionate speech about how chess is a warlike game and that there are two “fundamental things” grandmasters teach.

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Christopher Walken’s unique noises in 25 movies, all perfectly spliced into a single music video

Christopher Walken has had a very unique career. He won the Academy Award for his dramatic performance in “The Deer Hunter” and gave scene-stealing performances in “Pulp Fiction” and “True Romance.” But he’s also known for his brilliant comedic performances in “Wedding Crashers” and the iconic “More Cowbell” sketch from “Saturday Night Live.”

Walken’s unique speaking style has also made him a popular target for impressionists. He attributes his accent to growing up in Queens, New York, and hanging out with immigrants learning English.

However, you don’t want to impersonate Walken in front of Walken.

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