Category Archives: probably useless but very interesting knowledge

Some interesting, some sad, some scary, some BEAUTIFUL. variety is the word of the day.

kitten revival, anti-paparazzi scarf, and cooking diagrams for when you cook for me next.

rare historic photos, pricy retro game consoles you can’t afford, and some real cute animals and people. REAL CUTE.

animals and mirrors, safe, hot sex, and the mind of an autistic individual

now, I know what you’re thinking. you’re thinking “mau, you’ve posted 3 days in a row now. doesn’t this make it a trend? does this mean you’re going to be posting every single day now? oh please, queen maureen, say yes! WELL THE ANSWER IS NO. DON’T YOU FORCE THAT EXPECTATION ON ME. I’LL POST EVERY DAY OR NOT EVERY DAY AT MY OWN WILL AND YOU WILL SEE AND YOU WILL SIT BACK AND ENJOY ALL THIS EFFORT AND LOVE I AM SPEWING IN YOUR DIRECTION

DON’T U DARE THINK THIS IS A TREND – STILL NOT GOING TO BE EVERY DAY

19/12/14

today I learned:

  • in 2004 north korea demanded that the czech republic ban “team america: world police” from theaters. The czech foreign minister relied “obviously, it’s absurd to demand that in a democratic country.” well well well….
  • in judaism, finding someone a job that enables self-sufficiency is considered the highest form of charity. I love that so much.
  • a guide to classic animation techniques and special effects. this is really neat.
  • the trailer park boys shattered the record set by wolf of wall street for most f-bombs in a feature film. “they have 506 in a 3 hour movie. we have 935 in an hour and a half.” typical nova scotians.
  • marilyn manson had a designated driver take a girl home from a house party. she got home, got in her own vehicle, and was killed on her way back to the party. wow.
  • this is a bigfin squid. it has never been captured, and is rarely seen. holy hell.
  • tommy chong encouraged jordan belfort to write the wolf of wall street while they were prison cellmates. thanks tommy! (…I’ve not yet seen the wolf of wall street….)
  • eating instant noodles two or more times a week has been associated with cardiometabolic syndrome, which raises a person’s likelihood of developing heart disease.
  • a curvy road into a bridge. beauty.
  • george r. r. martin has offered his own theatre to show ‘the interview’. TAKE THAT, KIM JONG UN!
  • a new gaia channeling update (actually, kind of a scary-ish one!)
  • another channeling, this time regarding the soulstice gateway!
  • jimi hendrix was once invited to play with cream alongside eric clapton. in the middle of the show, clapton walked off stage. he was found in the back shaking angrily and smoking a cigarette. when asked what was wrong, he simply replied, “you never told me he was that fucking good.”

17/12/14

today I learned:

  • caterpillars retain memories after metamorphosis. which is incredible because they LITERALLY liquefy during that process. WHAT!!!
  • a time-lapse of a pup growing up 🙂
  • a guy from PEI has sent over 4,800 messages in a bottle into the atlantic ocean and has received more than 3,100 responses. he says he gets around 150 christmas cards every year from some of those people. friggin’ awesome.
  • this artist is pretty creative. holy hell.
  • a dad helping his daughter out in one of the greatest times of need. this is so cute.
  • in 2014 prescription drugs surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in 29 US states 😦
  • the hippocratic oath calls for doctors to teach the offspring of their teachers the art of medicine, free of charge. that’s so cool… but does this ever even happen?!
  • a beautiful, beautiful quote by gunilla norris.
  • brass doorknobs will self-disinfect within 7 hours due to an anti-microbial property of brass.
  • the ‘twitter clock‘ (ghostery will block this for anyone who uses that chrome extension, FYI!)
  • some of the best guided meditation resources 🙂 all freeeee
  • an astronaut threw a boomerang while in a space station and it returned to him. evidently, as long as there is air, a boomerang will return to its thrower, even in the weightlessness of earth’s orbit. wow.
  • how to recognize the artist’s of various types of paintings. I actually found this really helpful!
  • interesting historical photos
  • mantis shrimp can see cancer, and now scientists are developing a camera that can be attached to smart phone to see cancer as well. stupid cancer!!
  • microwave ‘hacks’ for every day life! neato!
  • the healthiest and most obese workers…where do ya fall? kind of ironic that the healthcare field ain’t doin’ too well…
  • the suicide count at the golden gate bridge was officially stopped at 997 “to prevent record breakers” 😦
  • an arm wrestler vs. body builder…who wins at arm wrestling?! not like there’s something called ‘muscle memory’ or anything, nawwww
  • the largest underground trampoline in the world. TAKE ME.
  • iran eliminated its kidney transplant waiting list by incentivizing unrelated donors with financial compensation and heath insurance. we should be doing this everywhere. sort’ve. maybe. I don’t know. I’d give a kidney.
  • 29 breathtaking photographs of the human race. breathtaking is definitely the right word here.

12/12/14

s’been a while. glad to be back 🙂

today I learned:

10/11/14

today I learned: