OkCupid moderators walk through how they decide to ban bad users.
Computerized deletion of accounts using bad words won't work for an app that has to allow for a measure of risqué communication. Instead, real people make the final call, working through cases to ban fake profiles, abusive users, and even people who purposefully don't show for dates.
As social convention stands, I can’t walk into a bar and coyly ask a cute stranger if he’d enjoy being slapped hard in the face during sex. But on OkCupid, that’s essentially what happens.
Prokofiev, while touring the West in 1938, visited Los Angeles and met Walt Disney. Prokofiev performed the piano version of Peter and the Wolf for "le papa de Mickey Mouse", as Prokofiev described him in a letter to his sons. Disney was impressed, and considered adding an animated version of Peter and the Wolf to Fantasia, which was to be released in 1940. Due to World War II, these plans fell through, and it was not until 1946 that Disney released his adaptation of Peter and the Wolf narrated by Sterling Holloway. It is not known if Prokofiev, by that point behind the Iron Curtain, was aware of this.
Sometimes parents really do come through when trying to impress their children.
As for that visit to the Disney studios, Walt Disney recreated it for a 1957 TV show, with pianist Ingolf Dahl sitting in for Prokofiev, who died four years prior.
Most of the plastic that has been made is no longer in use—about 6.3 billion metric tons of plastic have been thrown away since 1950… 60%—about 4.9 billion metric tons—is in landfills or scattered in the environment.
The secret to the hummingbird’s hovering ability lies in the near symmetry of its wing motion, which allows it to produce lift during the upstroke as well as the downstroke. By filling the air with a fine mist using an ultrasonic fogger, researchers can observe the tornado-like vortices that this Anna’s hummingbird sheds at the end of each half-stroke—when its wings flip more than 90 degrees and reverse course.