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Hospital Ward Gripped By Mysterious Hallucinations Quarantined After Five Fall Ill

This week, an emergency room in the US’ Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people — including two police officers and a hospital worker — experienced mysterious hallucinations from an unidentified illness believed to be spread by touch.

The Best Gizmodo History Stories From 2015 You Swore You'd Read Later

The internet is a big place. There’s so much to read and watch and listen to that it can be overwhelming. We all have those stories that we start, get distracted for one reason or another, and promise ourselves we’ll finish later. Well, here’s your second chance — with a special focus on Australia.

Awesome Picture Of A Waterfall Looks Like The Giant Eye Of A Reptile

Wow, here’s an absolutely stunning picture of a waterfall in Silver Falls, Oregon taken by photographer Jarred Decker. Only at first glance the picture doesn’t even look like a shot of a waterfall. It looks more like you’re peering into the soul of Godzilla.

How The Portland Airport Carpet Became A Hipster Icon

I’ve never been to Portland, but I’ve seen the airport’s carpet a million times. If you asked me to draw a picture of the delightfully geometric 80s design, I could probably do it with my eyes closed. How, you wonder? Hipsters. That’s how.

The US State Of Oregon Was Founded As A Racist Utopia

When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there. It was illegal for black people even to move to the state until 1926. Oregon’s founding is part of the forgotten history of racism in the American west.

Adults Who Live In Treehouses Aren't As Weird As You Might Think

Before I was born, my mum lived in a treehouse in the Smoky Mountains and had a pet goat with one ear. His name was Van Goat. This was the late ’70s, and even then it was a unique lifestyle. But my how treehouse culture has evolved.

This Wild Concept For The Ultimate Urban Bike Will Soon Be A Reality

Last week we looked at The Bike Design Project, a competition between five design teams and bike builders to create the perfect urban bike. And today we have a winner, which will now be put into production by Fuji — so you’ll be able to buy it, if Blade Runner-looking velocipedes are your thing.

Grove's Bamboo iPad Case Is Typically Nice, Typically Spendy

Wooden gadget accessories appeal to a certain kind of dweebus — I am that dweebus. And Oregon’s Grove has been among the best for years. Now they’re making iPad cases. Are they worth it?

Sherpa Mates With Magellan, Births Garmin's Oregon Personal Navigator

Don’t take your phone hiking — you’re probably not going to get service and bears might eat it. Instead, find your way through the woods with Garmin’s Oregon personal navigator.

Facebook Data Centre Uses As Much Power As The Entire County It’s In

Data centres are power-hungry, and Facebook’s Oregon centre in Crook County is no exception, using 28MW. While that’s fairly standard, it has doubled the power use of the county.

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