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.