January 01, 2018
This thread from Merriam-Webster's generally wonderful Twitter account makes a nice bright spot to close out this bastard of a year.
November 14, 2017
September 09, 2017
A Viking warrior's grave, long assumed to have been that of a man, is confirmed to have been for a woman.
August 12, 2017
Velveteria is a museum of velvet painting, and they have a flickr group.
July 26, 2017
What pollutants are in your tap water? (in the United States).
July 11, 2017
Pyrosomes in the Gulf of Tonkin could have pushed the United States towards war in Vietnam.
March 31, 2017
Recent sightings have raised hopes that the Tasmanian Tiger may not be extinct.
March 08, 2017
January 26, 2017
The SS Palo Alto , a concrete ship, was smashed and broken against the pier by storms this week. But concrete ships have been around since the late 19th century, and there are and were many others.
December 05, 2016
Feeding whipped cream to raccoons from a can. I am going to end up like this in old age, and I will die of rabies. Also, raccoons mob people for Doritos.
August 26, 2016
June 05, 2016
March 14, 2016
April 05, 2013
How Money Travels (in the United States) more inside
March 01, 2013
August 09, 2011
Sharpie art on styrofoam cups. The artist's website (from a note on one of the Sharpie cups).
May 30, 2011
A description of the Joplin tornado by an ER doctor who was on duty at St. John's Hospital when it was hit. more inside