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I think he was dropping random googlestreeturchins, so that isn't surprising.
There are several thousand nearly complete viral genomes integrated into the human genome, most now inert or missing a crucial gene. These account for 1.3% of the entire genome. That may not sound like much, but 'proper' genes account for only 3%. If you think being descended from apes is bad for your self-esteem, then get used to the idea that you are also descended from viruses.
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The first one is an alley. The second one, labeled 19th St is an actual street.
All of the alleys in Chicago look like that before the trash is picked up. At least the trash not on the sidewalks on garbage day like in NYC.