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Bernie Sanders in Madison


Bernie Sanders brought his message to Madison, Wisconsin two nights ago.  In view of the tentative results of the poll in the right sidebar of this blog (which I'll discuss when voting closes next week), I decided I owed it to TYWKIWDBI readers to attend the rally to see for myself what this political movement is all about.  The photo above was published in The Guardian yesterday.  The camera angle is from the upper deck behind the speaker's podium.  I have drawn a red circle around myself in the far upper right corner of the image; sufficiently enlarged, you can see about a dozen pixels depicting me wearing one of my Neatorama t-shirts.  The rest of the photos below were ones I took at the rally.

Hair jewelry explained


From Death Made Material: The Hair Jewelry of the Brontës: If the Brontës’ things feel haunted in some way, like Emily’s desk and its contents, then the amethyst bracelet made from the entwined hair of Emily and Anne is positively ghost-ridden.

Offered without comment...


  Via Reddit.

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I was out in our garden yesterday collecting Monarch butterfly eggs (found twelve of them).  The photo above shows the surprise I found under one leaf.  I came back later after she had finished to get this photo of the cluster of eggs: (click both images for fullscreen) She appears to me to be from

Piñata


Piñatas bearing the likeness of the billionaire mogul have begun popping up in Mexico, a response to controversial comments Trump made about Mexican immigrants.

Deterrance for a first-strike nuclear attack

A suggestion first made by Roger Fisher in the March 1981 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: There is a young man, probably a Navy officer, who accompanies the President.

Elementary information about the Sherlock Holmes canon


 They left out my favorite: Matilda Briggs was not the name of a young woman, Watson, ...

An amazing walk down a driveway


Members of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association report their butterfly sightings to a website that is open to the public for viewing.  A set of companion pages provide information on the characteristics of butterflies of the region.

"He endured being called a girl..."


He endured being called a girl, playing sports with waist-length hair and attracting disapproving looks from adults — all for a child in need he's never met.

Three years without shampoo

"...you do the following instead of using shampoo: put baking soda in your hair, rinse it out, put apple-cider vinegar in your hair, rinse it out.

If you enjoy math, this video will be painful to watch

YouTube link.

Music hath charms...

An article at Long+Short addresses the question "Can music offer the key to treating dementia?" In most cases of dementia, regardless of whether or not people have had musical training, they retain their capacity to sing, play, whistle, tap, click, clap, drum and dance long after much of the rest of their cognitive apparatus is deeply compromised.

Divertimento


Awesome hair coloring. A photo album of African Hero Rats - trained to detect landmines.  "The pouched rats are perfect for the job; intelligent with a keen sense of smell, they are small enough not to trigger mines and large enough to be easily identifiable in the field.

Harmony

YouTube link.

The best state for business? High-tax Minnesota.

CNBC is the premier business channel on television.  Their views on public policy and national politics are predictable and emphatically expressed in online and televised editorials.  Each year they conduct a survey to determine the best (and worst) states for business.  This year, presumably to the surprise of many on the political right, the top-scoring state was Minnesota.

Public shaming

YouTube link. The malefactor parked his vehicle in a handicap spot in Brazil.

Food at the Minnesota State Fair, 2015


The Minnesota State Fair has announced its new foods for the 2015 season.  Personally, I would favor the Walleye Stuffed Mushrooms (above).

Most U.S. children under age 5 are minorities


Another chart showing race and ethnicity of this group is posted at Business Insider.

Walmart has commissioned a new truck

YouTube link.  Presumably the next step will be to make it driverless.  With a hat tip to my old classmate Wren.

A guide to penis worm teeth


Palaeontology has published a detailed study of the teeth of priapulids in the Burgess Shale. "As teeth are the most hardy and resilient parts of animals, they are much more common as fossils than whole soft-bodied specimens," he explained.


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