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Ocean Beach closed because of govt shutdown (but people still use it)
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ocean beach was closed because of the government shutdown. A man was given medical assistance by a Park Service Lifeguard, police officer, and ranger who were still on duty though most park service workers were furloughed. SFFD paramedics also helped and transported the man

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ocean beach was closed because of the government shutdown. The 30th sand castle contest scheduled for Oct 12 has been postponed because the park service has cancelled all permits……

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Flashy and weak
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Image by Javier Ábalos
I just published my first article in a peer-reviewed journal! I staged combats among males of common wall lizards (Podarcis muralis) from a polychromatic population and found that black melaniin-based coloration predicts fighting ability and that orange males are bad fighters (although flashier than the other morphs).

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Image from page 85 of “Chess and playing cards” (1898)
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Identifier: chessplayingcard00culi
Title: Chess and playing cards
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929 United States National Museum University of Pennsylvania. University Museum
Subjects: Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.) Chess Playing cards Games
Publisher: Washington
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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Fig. 18. QUA K 1 a. OH ii M BTOJIBB. Seneca Indiana, Ne* York. ii.r Morgan. 728 REPORT OF NATIONAL MUSEUM, 1896.

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Fig. 49. GA-JIH. OR BOWL FOR GAME. Seneca Indians. New York. After Morgan. had ceased rolling in the dish. It was played iu the public council-honse by a sue-on of players—two at a time—under the supervision of managers appointed torepresent the two parties and to conduct the contest. Its length depended some-what upon the number of beans which made the bank—usually one hundred—thevictory being gained by the side which finally won them all.A platform was erected a few feet from the lloor and spread with blankets. When the betting was ended,and the articles hadbeen delivered into thecustody of the mana-gers, they seated them-selves upon the plat-form in the midst ofthe throng of specta-tors, and two personssat down to the gamebetween the two divi-sions into which theyarranged themselves.The beans, in the firstinstance, were placedtogether in a bank.Five of them weregiven each player,with which they commenced. Each player, by the rules of the gam.-, was allowedto keep his seat u

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