today I learned:

  • a beautiful quote about success that I feel everyone should live 🙂
  • vivian b oyack (91) and alice dubes (90) got married on saturday after 72 years together. YEP, that’s my heart.
  • the illusion of choice
  • the 1883 eruption on karakatoa produced the loudest sound ever known it reverberated around the world 7 times before diminishing. it could be heard 4,000 miles away, and people with in 100 miles had permanent hearing loss. woah.
  • a spider building a web. that is so friggin’ cool.
  • a new gaia channeling 🙂
  • norah vincent, a lesbian feminist writer, once disguised herself as a man for 18 months to write a book on gender. after the experiment, she was institutionalized for depression, and stated that she never felt so glad for being a woman. she played on an all-male bowling team, expecting to find a bunch of men talking about women’s “private parts” and “racists”. apparently, she concluded that, “men are suffering. they have different problems than women have, but they don’t have it better,” she said. “they need our sympathy. they need our love, and maybe they need each other more than anything else. they need to be together.” HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT.
  • an electric unicycle
  • 24 rabbits set lose in australia grew to a population of 10 billion in about 67 years. hence that good ol’ saying….
  • romans sometimes roasted chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a goose stuffed inside a pig stuffed inside a cow. that’s a lot of meat guys.
  • two elephants are reunited after being separated for 22 years ❤
  • 17 people dancing to ‘I’ve got the power’ caused a korean skyscraper to shake so violently that it was evacuated for 2 days. hahahaha.
  • vladimir putin and his similarities to hitler
  • out of the 238 years that the US has been a nation, 216 of those years has been in conflict or war, which is about 90% of the time. yeesh.
  • neurochemicals and what they do. this is actually quite interesting, though don’t get lost in the ‘what came first’ debate…
  • why you should be meditating– “hack your brain’s default mode with meditation” (yay science, right?)


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