Monthly Archives: October 2014
today I learned:
- beautiful norway.
- what pizza looks like around the world!
- the 2014 world beard and moustache winner
- in order to discover that penguins sleep more deeply in the afternoon, scientists crept up on sleeping king penguins at different times of the day and poked them with a stick until they woke up. SUCH A SCIENTIFIC MODEL OF DISCOVERY.
- a korean artist, jee young lee, transforms her studio into dream worlds. beauuuutiful!!
- fiber and its benefits explained
- the reason howie mandel is obsessed with germs is because as a child a sand fly laid eggs in him, and larvae grew visibly just under the skin of his legs. well, I get it now howie. I get it.
- bugs that aren’t what they seem. SO COOL.
- if pigs are not castrated the meat will have an unpleasant odour when cooked; referred to as “boar taint.”
- an artist using fire and soot to make some art (aaaand here’s his website!)
- a lobsters brain is located in its throat, its nervous system in its abdomen, its teeth in its stomach and its kidneys in its head. It also hears using its legs, tastes with its feet, and tends to favour one front limb, meaning they can be right-clawed or left-clawed. well then.
- t-pain singing without autotune…woah…
- can you see it? (took me SO long..)
- ‘mudita’ is a word meaning the joy of another person’s joy, the opposite of envy.
- 50 incredible facts about earth 🙂
- trick-or-treating originates from ireland and was in fact poor people begging for food in exchange for prayers for the dead
- beautiful animated photography (number 3 is my fav!)
today I learned:
- stone stacking by michael grab
- since the 12th century, judaism holds the belief that if the truths derived through science or philosophy contradict religious beliefs, the religious beliefs are incorrect. well wouldjya look at that…
- man pigs are fun
- in 1965, andre the giant received a draft notice for french’s peace time army, but was unable to join as there were no shoes big enough, bunks long enough, or trenches deep enough to accommodate him. shucks. COULDA WON THAT WON GUYS.
- a response to the ’10 hours of walking through NYC as a woman’. THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER…BUT!!! this….is hilarious. hahahahahahah “verbal street privilege” hahahahah
- no study has shown MSG to be dangerous and the entire public outcry against it in the 1970s was because of one letter sent to the new england journal of medicine
- a panda rolling down a hill.
- the ‘original’ siamese twins were fathers of 21 children, and their descendants now number more than 1,500.
- one reason menus list a very expensive wine or specialty food item is to make everything else on the menu seem more reasonable, causing diners to spend more than they normally would. nice.
- papa new guinea…aaand I gotta go!
today I learned:
- a hidden gopro camera reveals what it’s like to walk through NYC as a woman. this is not uncommon outside of NY also…
- a black cat casting call in LA in 1961
- mob boss john gotti’s youngest son was hit by a neighbours car while riding a mini bike, and killed. not long after the accident the neighbor went missing and has never been found. JEE I WONDER WHAT HAPPENED.
- new research showing cannabis use shown NOT to lower IQ (even though IQ is a poor measure of intelligence…whatever intelligence is…), even with heavy use. alcohol, on the other hand…
- a ‘wrought iron machine’ THIS IS SO COOL
- what we’re afraid of vs. what actually kills us
- in the english language, multiple adjectives are supposed to be listed in the following order: quantity, opinion, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material, purpose. WELL I’VE BEEN DOING IT ALL WRONG. and will continue to.
- a bajau fisherman freediving to catch a fish. woah.
- in the 80’s, australian beer companies had to change the design of their bottles so a species of beetle would stop trying to mate with them
- the most googled hallowe’en costumes by state
- the history of eastern philosophy (in an infographic!)
- “animal architects” 🙂
today I learned:
- in russia (and america) many doctors “treat” alcoholism by surgically implanting a small capsule into their patients. the capsules react so severely with alcohol that once the individual has even the smallest amount, they react as if they were going through heroin withdrawal. it’d be great if alcoholism weren’t often just a symptom of emotional pain…..sigh
- countries and their belief of homosexuality being “unacceptable”, “acceptable”, and “not a moral issue” INTERESTING GHANA. INTERESTING.
- ‘what painting portraits of naked women has taught me’ special thank you to my friend valerie who so kindly sent me this article knowing that I’d get SO many more views with naked women in this blog post. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
- a time lapse of a river over 28 years.
- a self-made millionaire named harris rosen “adopted” a florida neighbourhood, tangelo park. he cut the crime rate in half, increased the high school graduation rate from 25% to 100% by giving everyone free daycare and high school graduate scholarships.
- is it the cold or the flu??
- new gaia channeling 🙂
- an employee of the company that was hired to organize the mcdonald’s monopoly game rigged it for 5 years, and admitted to anonymously (not so anonymously anymore) sending the $1 million game piece to st. jude children’s hospital in memphis. WHAT A COLD-BLOODED CRIMINAL.
- the “ultimate cheese chart”
- google has found GPAs and test scores to be “worthless as a criteria for hiring”; they have teams where 14% of their employees haven’t gone to college/uni.
today I learned:
- playpoint pinup girls: them the 70s, and today (before and after CAUSE WE LOVE STUFF LIKE THAT)
- an infographic answering the question: does playing music at work increase productivity?
- a ‘virtual autopsy’ of king tut revealed that the pharaoh had wide hips, a club foot and buck teeth. also, his parents were brother and sister, so it’s aaalll comin’ together…
- I want this girl on my fantasy volleyball team.
- john lennon once beat a man close to death because he made a gay joke
- here is a photo of the guard who was shot at parliament yesterday in ottawa, nathan cirillo. may we remember him along with all the rest of the folks all over the world who have died for whatever reason ❤
- sumo wrestlers of the lowest ranks must always wear wooden sandals in public. the clacking sound of their footsteps is supposed to be a reminder to improve their skills.
- a beautiful scottish proverb
- according to english law, the “ancient lights law” states that “the owner of a building with windows that have received natural daylight for 20 years or more can forbid any construction or other obstruction that would deprive him/her of that illumination or their portion of natural light”. I LIKE THIS LAW.
- a chinese man began selling cans of fresh air for 80 cents a can because of china’s terrible air pollution. he made over $6 million dollars in a 10 month period.
- saturday mornings with kids vs saturday mornings without kids. I’m so sorry to those with kids, PROS N CONS TO EVERYTHING AMIRIGHT.
- 1,000 pound firework going off. woah.
- in wales in 1950, a man was wrongfully executed for the murder of his wife and daughter, which is why today, capital punishment is outlawed in the UK.
- this is the cutest headline ever hahaha
- this guy came out to his friend over text. most nonchalant coming out ever, hahaha! 🙂
today I learned:
- summertime prairie outside of luverne, minnesota, photo by brian peterson (BEAUTY)
- a female soviet sniper named lyudmila pavlichenko killed 309 individuals and toured the US in 1942 as a supporter for a second front in nazi-occupied europe. the press was more interested in her looks and whether or not she wore makeup on the front-lines. go figure.
- a shakespeare quote I agree with
- ADHD affects men and women differently. in boys, it manifests as hyperactivity and compulsiveness, while girls are more disorganized, scattered, and introverted. symptoms also often start showing after puberty for girls while they usually settle down by puberty for boys.
- a vision test: if you see marilyn, you’re near-sighted. if not, normal vision 🙂
- a bridge in the netherlands. WHAT.
- bhutan is the only country to have officially adopted “gross national happiness” instead of the “gross domestic product” as the main development indicator. YEAH BHUTAN!
- toasted marshmallows with baileys. I don’t drink but YES.
- stephen colbert teaches sunday school.
- the changing of our land, thank you, google time machine
- gaia channeling update 🙂
- one of the the weird effects of hypothermia is known as “paradoxical undressing” where the person takes off all their clothes, speeding up heat loss (and death…)
- a baby bison!
- someone took a before and after shot of when they smoked (the illegal stuff….illegal for most of us, anyway), and then fused the shots to make one picture. wow.
- “ghostbusters” was inspired by actor dan aykroyd’s actual interest in the paranormal. he not only genuinely believes in spirits, but is also into UFOlogy, and has had personal experiences with aliens.