YouTube link. I created a "cheerful" category for blog posts (now with 200+ entries) because some days after surfing the internet for news and stories, one needs some lighter fare.
"Anne is on the left with Emily in the centre and Charlotte on the right. Originally, their brother, Branwell, had begun painting himself in the picture but ultimately decided to paint himself out by replacing his image with a 'pillar'.
Not something I would have expected to see. Embedded image cropped from the original for emphasis of the dunes feature.
"A white-tailed eagle, extinct in France for over 50 years, soared from the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and flew over the Seine with a Sony camera mounted on its back."From a gallery at The Guardian. Credit Sony/SWNS.com
Dozens of websites have posted the results of Tutankhamun's virtual (CT-scan) autopsy. The best (most concise, least sensational) I've found has been the report at National Geographic's Education Blog: What have these CT scans revealed about King Tut’s life and death?
Looks like chromosomes in metaphase. Found at Reddit.
(Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for the 23rd time to condemn the decades-long U.S.
YouTube link. This young woman volunteered to walk around the streets of New York for ten hours, walking behind a companion who had a GoPro camera mounted on his backpack. She is holding a microphone in both hands to record the comments directed at her during her walk, which have been clarified with captions in the 2-minute video. The video is edited; she received about ten unsolicited comments per hour of walking.
From France "between the mid-1800s and World War I." I see adapters designed to fit onto some type of tubing, presumably leading either to fresh (?
This elaborate "desk set" (calculator, pen, note pad) arrived unsolicited in the mail this week, from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. Because our family does donate money to charities, and because I know they exchange (or sell) names of donors to one another, I'm never surprised when new appeals arrive in the mail.
"Todd is the most typical of American men. His proportions are based on averages from CDC anthropometric data.
A reminder that the English language evolved at a time when the counting system involved a "long hundred" equal to 120.
Credit: Ahmad Al-rubaye/AFP/Getty Images, via The Guardian.
Posted because this photo brings back pleasant memories of my childhood in Minnesota. Every fall tiger salamanders by the dozens would accumulate at the base of our outside basement stairwell. It was my not unpleasant chore as a youngster to corral them before they desiccated, and transfer them back to the nearby woods.
Erik Kwakkel explains: When medieval binders knew that the object they were processing would be placed on a lectern, for example in a chained library, they often added tiny feet like the ones seen here.
Many years ago I spent a lot of time studying the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe (see this manuscript), but do not remember previously having read this account of his exhumation: When Poe died, he was buried, rather unceremoniously, in an unmarked grave in a Baltimore graveyard.
As reported in The Huffington Post: In Maine, an elementary school teacher was recently put on paid leave for up to three weeks after parents complained that the teacher had traveled to Dallas, where there have been a few Ebola cases.
Fewer babies born in Wisconsin. For six years in a row. Claire Smith, spokesperson from the Department of Health Services said the number of babies born in Wisconsin declined for the sixth year in a row last year.
This week the U.S. is in the throes of its annual "March Madness" collegiate basketball mania, so it seems to be an appropriate time to provide some links about the recent scandal at the University of North Carolina.