Image of an asteroid somehow coinciding with a hurricane. Courtesy of ShutterstockThis article originally appeared on VICE Australia. Around 66 million years ago, an asteroid measuring about six miles across smashed into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and probably wiped out the dinosaurs. The Chicxulub Crater—so named after the nearby town—has long been considered extinction ground zero, but scientists have long argued over the details of the calamity.
Image of an asteroid somehow coinciding with a hurricane. Courtesy of ShutterstockAround 66 million years ago, an asteroid measuring 10 kilometres across smashed into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and probably wiped out the dinosaurs. The Chicxulub Crater—so named after the nearby town—has long been considered extinction ground zero, but scientists have long argued over the details of the calamity. For example, was it the blast that killed the dinosaurs, or the tsunamis?
Halloween is the time for state-sanctioned spookiness. It's the time for parents to cover their homes in giant spider infestations, and send out their children to take candy from strangers. Halloween isn't in line with other social norms, but that's why it's fun. It's a time to let our hair down. To bring a little darkness into our stevia-sweetened lives. But at what point does the darkness get too much? At what point do spooky decorations become concerning decorations?
@Kanebeef appreciate your thoughts kane. i didn't mean for it to come accross this way. it's supposed to be about porn, not gay porn in particular. i've just gone back and removed the word "gay" to hopefully make this clearer.
@Theunderlook hey joe, i appreciate your thoughts. tbh the kind of porn it was hadn't been part of the equation. the joke was "people who seem pretty bland in public actually aren't." you're right that any insinuation about him being in the closet would be gross.
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Selecting a term
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