About Amelia Mavis Christnot

Amelia Christnot is an Oglala Lakota, Kanien'kehá:ka and Metis Navy brat who settled in the wilds of Northern Maine. She considers herself another proud Maineiac. Her picture is from 1984 for purely Orwellian reasons.

Articles by Amelia Mavis Christnot

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‘Godspeed, Oppy’: Tributes Pour In As Mars Rover Opportunity Goes Dark

Emotions are running high on social media as the universe waved goodbye to Nasa’s Opportunity rover after 15 years on the surface of Mars. Former US president Barack Obama led tributes to the vehicle, which was only built to operate for three months but ended up surviving far, far longer. President Obama wrote: “Don’t be … Continued

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Scientist Creates AI-Generated Candy Hearts That Are Hilariously Unromantic

If the usual romantic messages aren’t quite doing it for you or your partner anymore, perhaps science can help. Janelle Shane, 34, from Colorado is a research scientist in optics. She has produced some rather original messages with the help of artificial intelligence. When she’s not working, Janelle runs an AI blog where she gives … Continued


The Internet Is Debating How A Baguette Would Move If It Could

The platform that brought you The Dress and Yanny Or Laurel has another weighty issue for the world to argue about: if baguettes could move, how would they move? The debate comes courtesy of Twitter user Dave, aka sheepfilms. Dave produced animations showing four potential mechanics for a baguette’s self-propulsion. If baguettes could move, how … Continued

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Did Jeff Bezos Just Invent The Word ‘Complexifier’?

Jeff Bezos’s explosive blog post about The National Enquirer produced dozens of talking points—but for some the key takeaway was the Amazon chief’s use of the word “complexifier”. In a post published on Medium in which Mr Bezos said he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” from the tabloid’s publisher American Media Inc. He … Continued

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Woman Warned She May Have Just Weeks To Live Shares Her Final Wish

A courageous young woman warned by doctors she may have just weeks to live after her body rejected her transplanted lungs has broken off from planning her own funeral to urge people to sign up as organ donors. Battling the incurable lung condition cystic fibrosis (CF), George Compton, 28, of Cobham, Surrey,  had everything to … Continued

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College Student Suffers From Rare Condition That Makes Her Sweat So Much Her Clothes Literally Freeze During The Winter

A student who dubs herself the ‘Sweat Bender’ has revealed how she dreads cold winters as a rare condition causing her to perspire profusely means her damp, sweaty clothes freeze while she is wearing them. Sophie Dwyer, 20, suffers from a severe form of hyperhidrosis, a disorder with no known cause affecting one in every … Continued

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Farmer Goes All Out With Impressive Marriage Proposal That Can Be Seen From Space

A farmer in Australia has set a high bar for wedding proposals ahead of Valentine’s Day by asking the big question in 230 foot high letters carved into a field of wheat. Brendan Boyd, a 24-year-old from Babakin in Western Australia, asked his girlfriend of three years to marry him in a message taking up … Continued

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Woman Who Lost Her Husband 48 Days After They Were Wed Gets An Unexpected Gift From Him

A bride who was wed and widowed in just 48 days has spoken movingly about the surprise gift she received from beyond the grave, after her husband lost his long and painful battle with cystic fibrosis, which she also has. Dying peacefully on the morning of January 23, due to complications relating to the genetic … Continued

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Police Called After Game Of Monopoly Breaks Out Into Fight

Monopoly is well known as a game that can see tensions rise—although seldom so much that the police are called out. But that’s exactly what happened after one particularly heated round of the property board game in Kansas. An overnight report tweeted by Chief Terry Ziegler of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department shows, in … Continued

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Miami Authorities Find Mysterious ‘Sinkhole’ Only To Realize It’s Not A Sinkhole At All ????

Police in Miami and the FBI are investigating a mysterious tunnel found under a road, which had previously been thought to be a sinkhole. The tunnel in suburban Pembroke Pines led under the road towards a Chase Bank branch, around 150 feet away. FBI spokesman Mike Leverock said officials were notified on January 29 after … Continued